Is 2012 the year that we experience an overload of generic teen-pop boy bands which flooded radio in the 90’s? After breaking album sales records, groups such as Backstreet Boys and N’Sync vanished into obscurity faster than their albums flying off shelves, thanks to shrieking tweens who plagued their walls with posters, doing only God knows what with themselves when they were left alone.
It seems like history is about to repeat itself, to some extent. The Wanted (Siva>>>) are experiencing success with their hit single “Glad You Came” which is currently sitting in the top 5 on the Hot 100. Now One Direction makes history with their debut album “Up All Night”, being the first U.K. group to debut at No. 1 thanks to the first-week sales of 176,000 copies.
I listened to “Up All Night” and it seems like any other standard pop album. Nothing amazing or ground-breaking. Then again, it’s a pop album so I didn’t expect anything amazing.
I do love “One Thing” and “What Makes You Beautiful” thou and some of the slower songs.
Then again, maybe The Wanted’s album is better. The only important people out of these groups are Siva and Zayn Malik. I don’t get One Direction’s appeal, as they’re not that attractive. Oh well, at least they’re selling…
In other news, The Wanted performed on Jay Leno.
Thanks Caesar Live ‘n Loud