Why One Direction WON’T Survive a ‘Break’ – Opinion  


  Tweens everywhere go ahead and “cry a river.” One Direction is going bye-bye. It is finished; it’s a done deal. When a boy band claims they’re “taking a break,” it usually isn’t temporary but rather permanent. Even if One Direction return after their “break” as has been suggested, will they be nearly as revered?…

One Direction: The Post Zayn Malik Era


Suddenly, there’s more significance to the album title Four.  What – too soon? Highly successful British (and Irish) boy band One Direction was hit with a brick – better yet a gargantuan cement block. The band’s most ‘mysterious’ member, Zayn Malik announced he’s calling it quits. Zayn, how you gonna quit One Direction, the five-piece musical…

Review: One Direction, ‘Midnight Memories’


1D grow up some on Midnight Memories, lose some of their fun One Direction • Midnight Memories • Syco • US Release Date: November 25, 2013 Once more, everyone’s favorite boy band One Direction return with their third album in two years… yes you read that correctly.  On the one hand, it could be argued that One Direction should be…

Is One Direction’s “Best Song Ever” Really the Best? Well…


One Direction⎪ “Best Song Ever” – Single ⎪ Syco ⎪⎪ US Release: July 22, 2013 If I were to reflect upon all the music I’ve heard throughout my twenty-six years of life, it would be incredibly difficult to pinpoint one definitive ‘best song ever’.  Even though personally it’s difficult to choose from numerous gems that…

OMG, A New One Direction Video (“Kiss You”)!


I know, I know, I’ve been on a teen-pop tangent. But it wouldn’t be complete without One Direction right? I mean I’ve shown the non-LOVE to Justin Bieber and Austin Mahone, even discussing Cody Simpson and Greyson Chance for good measure. Well, now to give Simon Cowell‘s “bank” band some more press for lack of a better word.  So here…

Album Analysis: One Direction, Take Me Home


Introduction Sometimes as reviewers when we analyze a particular album, we come to the conclusion that given the niche that the prescribed act/artist is intrenched in and given satisfactory material attuned for that niche, the respective artist has delivered a credible album. Being unbiased and remaining objective enough for the most part is the role…

The Hierarchy of One Direction


Being the music enthusiast that I am, I typically try to dissect the underpinnings of many artists and their respective material.  One Direction has a clear ‘hierarchy’ that I wasn’t sure existed before.  I don’t think the band necessarily has the personality of the boy bands of the late 90’s and early 00’s, but there are…

Short Take: One Direction “Live While We’re Young”


Okay, Brit-Irish band One Direction released their single “Live While We’re Young” early for their adoring fans, aka mostly teen girls who have their favorite member (“OMG I love Zayn!” type of mentality).  Anyways, the single is smartly in the same vein as “What Makes You Beautiful” with anthemic chorus and guitar-heavy sensibility. You make ask, well why is the same…