At the risk of offending the One Direction-ers, or whatever the horde of young girls that follow these chaps wherever they go call themselves these days… how on earth have they become so popular? Credit where credit is due, they’re only doing what hundreds of young and conventionally attractive men (with access to auto-tune systems) have done for many years before them. They are far from being the first boy band that has driven the young girls of several nations crazy, and I’m sure that they are far from being the last lot who will cause this kind of craze, but it just seems so exaggerated with them and for the life of me, I can’t fathom why.
To me, they’re a group of teenagers who have the right faces for the industry and because of that, their voices have been designed to fit in.
They’ve also got lucky in the sense that most boy bands have died off by now, metaphorically speaking (unfortunately). They usually have one or two acceptable singles in them and then somewhere along the line they lose their ability to blag their way through concerts and albums and they are no longer the Gods young women everywhere worship them as. So why has the 1D phase gone on for so long, and should I be preparing myself for this to go on much longer?
Personally, I’d rather than spend my time listening to wild cats tear strips off of each other than have to sit through a song from this band (if you’ve never heard a cat fight - Youtube that, it is nasty!) - but hey! That’s just me and my ridiculous taste in music that prevents me from listening to people who write most of their songs (I’m being generous here with the insinuation that they do any writing at all) while they’re hyped up on sugary drinks and complimentary sweets, in between drawing attention to themselves by shagging around with anything that can’t shake them off.
On a more serious note…
I get it. I really do. You’re young, your hormones are all the over place, you can barely think straight right now so it’s okay that you like these guys, because you don’t know any better. I’ll forgive you.
Them? With their repetitive lyrics and general inability to write anything, let alone something that sounds original, while they’re busy NOT playing instruments. I just can’t forgive or condone such disgusting behaviour.