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Old 23-03-2013, 14:12
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^ I don't get it!
A lot of bonkers fans trying to get Harry Styles to mention them or follow them on twitter by getting him to feel sorry for them. Crackers!
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Old 23-03-2013, 14:12
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This response made me laugh because I feel like you and I'm also turning 25 in September

I sometimes think I would also have liked them if I was 11-13, but then again, I'm not so sure. They certainly don't remind me musically of any older boybands like BSB, Boyzone, Nsync, Take That, Blue or Westlife, none of them had such teen, bubblegum cheery music and I know I never liked that kind of music when I was a kid. I remember that I only liked Britney Spears at that age

So, I understand your view perfectly - they are way to cheery and bouncy for my musical taste
Well our teenage bands were far better, obviously
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Old 23-03-2013, 14:37
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Well our teenage bands were far better, obviously
You forgot Busted and Mcfly. I know not quite boybands because they wrote and played musical instruments but their music was pretty cheery pop

For example 5 colours in her hair, obviously
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Old 23-03-2013, 15:50
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I don't hate them but I don't like them either, mainly because of the huge amount of hype they get. They all seem to be fairly average singers of songs other people have written.
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Old 23-03-2013, 16:16
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You forgot Busted and Mcfly. I know not quite boybands because they wrote and played musical instruments but their music was pretty cheery pop

For example 5 colours in her hair, obviously
YeahIstilllikethemactually....

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Old 23-03-2013, 17:25
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I don't hate them but I don't like them either, mainly because of the huge amount of hype they get. They all seem to be fairly average singers of songs other people have written.
They have written parts of some songs - they've had some kind of input.

It's just the recorded songs don't show off their harmonies/voices as much as if they were singing live.
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Old 23-03-2013, 19:11
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You forgot Busted and Mcfly. I know not quite boybands because they wrote and played musical instruments but their music was pretty cheery pop

For example 5 colours in her hair, obviously
I know that group like Mcfly, Busted and Jonas Brothers are seen as boybands, but to me I just can't see that - they always write their own songs, they sing pop/rock tunes, they don't wear clothes that match and they play instruments - all these things are not in definition of a boyband. To me, they are a po/rock bands and I will never see them as boybands..

On the side note, I can't believe the MTV I have is always saying Lawson are also a boyband. The biggest thing that clearly shows they aren't a boyband is the fact that they have 1 lead singer. I just don't know what is up with the MTV, they are a pop/rock band
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Old 26-03-2013, 17:34
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I want to buy this taxi driver a coke!

http://www.nme.com/news/one-directio...-one-direction
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Old 26-03-2013, 17:41
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That's pretty funny I can only imagine how embarrassed he was. I bet that the driver had no idea who the boy was.
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Old 26-03-2013, 17:54
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That's brilliant
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Old 26-03-2013, 18:02
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I think you'll find that groups like 1D i.e. boybands are only hated/disliked by half the population, i.e. the male half.

It's cause?

Jealousy. They'll deny it of course but they can't bear other males who are rich, young, goodlooking and worst of all - have girls chasing after them down the street.

All the things they want but will never have. It's as old as time.
Yet when the same argument is used when women dislike other women, it's sexist.

The reality is that most of these people (those with sense) dislike One Direction for what they are - a manufactured plastic boyband that symbolises everything wrong with the modern music industry. Yet, for some reason, the media thinks the sun shines out of their unmentionables, and compares them to acts such as The Beatles, Queen and other classic bands. What's not to dislike?
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Old 26-03-2013, 18:08
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I think you'll find that groups like 1D i.e. boybands are only hated/disliked by half the population, i.e. the male half.

It's cause?

Jealousy. They'll deny it of course but they can't bear other males who are rich, young, goodlooking and worst of all - have girls chasing after them down the street.

All the things they want but will never have. It's as old as time.
That must be why all males hated Elvis, Paul McCartney, Marc Bolan and Michael Jackson in their prime.

Oh, wait...

Hmm. Well that's very odd. I wonder if talent or lack thereof may be a factor? No, couldn't be. That wouldn't play into your fantasy of every man on the planet being desperate to be a puppet who's briefly idolised by pre-pubescent imbeciles and then ridiculed for the rest of their life.
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Old 26-03-2013, 18:19
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Yet when the same argument is used when women dislike other women, it's sexist.

The reality is that most of these people (those with sense) dislike One Direction for what they are - a manufactured plastic boyband that symbolises everything wrong with the modern music industry. Yet, for some reason, the media thinks the sun shines out of their unmentionables, and compares them to acts such as The Beatles, Queen and other classic bands. What's not to dislike?
This. They are what they are and personally, I don't mind that they exist - they are just 1 of many boybands that will come in the future, there are nothing we haven't seen before. However, it is baffling that the media are so infatuated with them. exaggerating their success all the time.
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Old 26-03-2013, 18:37
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people hate 1D cos they're not cool. simple as - itd be the same if the Saturday's were as successful, theyre the most popular band at the minute so they're the most obvious target for hatred.9
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Old 26-03-2013, 18:44
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people hate 1D cos they're not cool. simple as - itd be the same if the Saturday's were as successful, theyre the most popular band at the minute so they're the most obvious target for hatred.9
You're confusing 'hatred' with simple dislike.
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Old 26-03-2013, 21:00
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Not cool? Referring to their image or vocals?
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Old 26-03-2013, 21:24
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I don't mind them as people but musically, I don't rate their music. I can deal with that though and focus on the music I actually do like.

The only issue I have however is their fanbase and yes, realistically, I'm sure most of them are fine but the vocal bunch who abuse and send death threat need a bloody kick up the backside and shouldn't be allowed to use social media if they can't behave themselves.
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Old 26-03-2013, 21:56
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Mainly Jealousy.
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Old 26-03-2013, 22:06
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I don't believe jealousy is the reason. In that way, it could be said it is the reason of hatred towards every successful celebrity out there. Maybe the other artists are jealous of their success, but I highly doubt that the public is jealous.
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Old 26-03-2013, 22:09
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I don't hate One Direction, but it's all been done before hasn't it? The Cheeky Boy Band is so stale.

Something all One Direction fans will realise themselves 20 years down the line after the next 20 years of endless Best Band Evahs.
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Old 26-03-2013, 22:48
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I'm not jealous of them, i just don't like them.
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Old 26-03-2013, 23:12
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don't be ridiculous

the main reason is that people don't like injustice. It doesn't matter whether it's on a large scale (governments stealing people's savings etc) or a trivial scale, a bunch of lads being rewarded waaaaaaaaaayyy beyound their talent, it still rankles. It's also not a great message to send out to youngsters either - that talent, application to a craft, etc. won't do much for you but looks will get you everywhere.

There's all sorts of justifiable reasons for not liking them, it's far more difficult to justify liking them i'd have thought. Why doesn't someone start a thread asking why do people like One Direction it'd be more interesting
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Old 26-03-2013, 23:15
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Harry/Liam can sing well, so whatevs
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Old 26-03-2013, 23:16
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LADIEES AND GENNULMEN, WE HAVE A WINNUH
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Old 27-03-2013, 04:46
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LADIEES AND GENNULMEN, WE HAVE A WINNUH
If I was going to be jealous of someone, I'd pick someone with actual talent and substance who's career had a chance of lasting longer than 5 or 6 years.
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