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One Direction Midnight Memories

One Direction “Midnight Memories” –Album Review

Syco Records/Columbia (2013)

“Whether they can keep up this momentum by traveling this rut-ridden road remains to be seen. But for now, they’re here, topping the charts, and wooing young hearts.” Apologies if it is narcissistic to quote yourself, but this is what I wrote about One Direction a mere year and a half ago when their debut album Up All Night was imprinting their pretty faces indelibly into the hearts of ‘tween […]


New Kids On the Block “10” – Album Review

NKOTB Music (2013)

(Sigh) Really? Okay, let’s start by saying something nice. With catchy songs, good looks and great performance value, New Kids On the Block certainly deserved the popularity and success they achieved in the late 1980s, setting a new standard for the pop “boy band” that influenced acts like N*Sync and Backstreet Boys. Their success even provided a platform for the recent success of One Direction and their ilk. Neither was […]


One Direction “Take Me Home”: Album Review

Syco Records (2012)

Let’s start with a bit of honesty: I am most definitely NOT in One Direction’s target demographic. Not only am I not a teenage female, but I am still reeling from the boy-band market over-saturation of the ‘90s, and I’m not at all excited about its apparent resurgence. Suffice it to say that with their sophomore album Take Me Home, One Direction had a long way to go to impress […]