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Old 07-03-2013, 22:15
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Don't hate them just don't care about them! lol They are cute for little girls though.
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Old 07-03-2013, 22:22
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Ability? Vocal ability? They were to weak to be solo singers on Xfactor! Oh dear! Nobody has an interest in One Direction because of their music, but only because of their looks. They were by far the most embarrassing"stars" singing at the Olympic Closing ceremony.
1) Do you really think for one minute they were put together last minute from failed solo singers. You really haven't got a handle on X factor if you think that. Most of those boys were scouted with a band in mind and Liam was always going to be the lead but they didn't bank on Harry being the most popular.

2) Nope that accolade goes to Paul Mcartney and he was my idol back in the day but his vocals were shocking. I can't remember if he was on the closing cermoney but he def nmade hash of the opening. Ray Davis was pretty awful on the closing night!!
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Old 07-03-2013, 22:33
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I love 1D !!!!!!!
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Old 07-03-2013, 22:52
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I love 1D !!!!!!!
Just a question.
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Old 07-03-2013, 22:52
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No he is a little girl, yes boys can be little girls too!
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:04
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Their harmonies are reflected in performances such as these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTIawNM0LuQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCgRNOBIRhw

And if you listen to an edited version of their first single (with the music removed almost completely): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31hCgSmajqU - it's evident there.
I don't hate them so I won't say this is bad singing - this is very good. It is nice to finally hear their harmonies because I think they lack that. They do sing together in chorus, but singing all together and actually harmonizing in union is quite different.

I think most of the new boybands lack that, not just 1D. I mean, listen to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1bje73I4so

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGENfviLcko

And if someone thinks you can't actually do nice harmonies because you mostly sing uptempo songs (like 1D), Nsync is a great example it is possible:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onVfqX3ZA-o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpzYyabA9ss

And I actually agree that 1D were not very good at the Olympics - it is probably because of them being nervous, but they were weak vocally.
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Old 08-03-2013, 21:23
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Looking at what happened with Bieber today, I don't think these lads have shown any of that, instead they take it all in their stride rather than letting the pressure get to them - they are in my opinion far more respectable.

Many of their TV interviews are enjoyable, especially those on Alan Carr's show.

I think it's the 'boyband' label that makes people say 'they can't sing' and whatever but sit down and watch them perform a ballad (depends which performance) and you may be surprised.
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Old 08-03-2013, 21:27
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I think people hate them because they don't write their own music and don't have decent voices (watch first X-Factor auditions). Also the fact their looks if what sells their tracks. I personally don't have a problem with them and enjoy their music but I do think they're so overrated.
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Old 08-03-2013, 21:34
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I think people hate them because they don't write their own music and don't have decent voices (watch first X-Factor auditions). Also the fact their looks if what sells their tracks. I personally don't have a problem with them and enjoy their music but I do think they're so overrated.
They do have writing credits on the album. And yes, many of their first auditions weren't great but they have still progressed since then. You can't deny Liam was probably thought to be the strongest singer at first (he took most of the leads during the X Factor lives).
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:15
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I think people hate them because they don't write their own music and don't have decent voices (watch first X-Factor auditions). Also the fact their looks if what sells their tracks. I personally don't have a problem with them and enjoy their music but I do think they're so overrated.
They were awful on the x factor, but from more recent videos I'd say they're pretty good live singers these days. As good as most pop acts to be honest. And believe me, after I spent week after week slagging them off while they were on TXF live shows, I never thought I'd say that.
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Old 09-03-2013, 00:26
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I don't see what people have against them.
its the complete and utter undeserved success they have had,the crap music and that little ****,harry styles.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:59
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They were awful on the x factor, but from more recent videos I'd say they're pretty good live singers these days. As good as most pop acts to be honest. And believe me, after I spent week after week slagging them off while they were on TXF live shows, I never thought I'd say that.
Well, we all know that they didn't know how to harmonise at all on X Factor so it did sound quite flat when they sang together at times, but some of the solo's were great.

They all have writing credits on the songs "Summer Love" and "Irresistable" from their latest album and "Taken", "Everything About You" and "Same Mistakes" from the first album. I remember reading that Zayn wrote his verse in What Makes You Beautiful himself.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:30
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What is your question !?
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:15
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Well, we all know that they didn't know how to harmonise at all on X Factor so it did sound quite flat when they sang together at times, but some of the solo's were great.

They all have writing credits on the songs "Summer Love" and "Irresistable" from their latest album and "Taken", "Everything About You" and "Same Mistakes" from the first album. I remember reading that Zayn wrote his verse in What Makes You Beautiful himself.
If that were true, then he would be credited, so I don't believe that. Also, when their names are credited after 3, 4 or 5 other songwriters, I'm pretty sure it means they had very little input in the songs - Summer Love and Irresistible are good example, 3 songwriters are credited before they are mentioned and especially Last First Kiss where 5 songwriters are mentioned before 1D boys and Back For You where there are 4 songwriters.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:11
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If that were true, then he would be credited, so I don't believe that. Also, when their names are credited after 3, 4 or 5 other songwriters, I'm pretty sure it means they had very little input in the songs - Summer Love and Irresistible are good example, 3 songwriters are credited before they are mentioned and especially Last First Kiss where 5 songwriters are mentioned before 1D boys and Back For You where there are 4 songwriters.
They just write a few words to get writing credits but they don't write music. That's the problem. They have nothing to do with music and their music, it's all manufactured for One Direction. They have no music input.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:54
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You'd very much them have a decent song written by someone else rather than a poor song written by them. I'm sure when it came to the first album and the first songs they recorded, they obviously had some input to make sure they came out with the right songs.

Little Things, despite the fact they didn't write it, worked well for them. It displays their vocal ability a bit more than other songs. They know well themselves that they can't do uptempo songs all the time. But it's their acoustic performances (without an audience) that show off their voices better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBxbTbalCCc (guitarist looks a bit like Sheldon Cooper .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l48NsgWrgrg
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Old 09-03-2013, 13:45
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Despite the fact that Little Things shown their vocal ability a little mire, I don't like the song because they completely copied Ed Sheeran - it is like they listened to the demo and just copied him. They could have shown some creativity but they didn't
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Old 09-03-2013, 14:15
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I don't think they're any more offensive than any other young boybands in the last 10 years really. They are what they are, a bunch of good looking kids with average (but not as poor as a lot of people say) singing voices who are marketed to perfection. They know that their core fanbase of girls aged 8-16 like them for their looks first and musical talent second so they play up to that.

The thing that grinds my gears about One Direction are their fans, and it's mainly down to the new age of social networking and the anonymity Twitter brings. It's so easy for these girls hide behind their computer screens/smartphones to band together and gang up on anyone who dares say anything remotely negative about the band they worship so much, or any girl who is linked to them in the papers. Bieber's so-called 'Beliebers' are guilty of this as well.
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Old 09-03-2013, 16:40
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One direction's main problem is their fans (much like the bieber) someone shares their opinion & hell on earth is released. Their fans need to realised people are allowed a opinion on them.
& one direction needs to encourage their fans to be nicer.
One direction was predicted to be big, and unfortunately they are. & have got to big for their boots.
Harry is really the only one who gets the main headlines. The others seem levelheaded in a way...
A few more years & the hype will die down.
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:00
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Peopleon't hate them personally I don't think I'm sure they're nice guys. It's just when you watch 5 guys that were average singers (apart from Liam) be manufactured so blatantly in our faces go on to have millions of fans and be multimillionaire's without having put in the years of work other artist have. it just feels pretty unjust. Not their fault but it's the truth.
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:01
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That's without even mentioning their obsessive fans
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:08
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Peopleon't hate them personally I don't think I'm sure they're nice guys. It's just when you watch 5 guys that were average singers (apart from Liam) be manufactured so blatantly in our faces go on to have millions of fans and be multimillionaire's without having put in the years of work other artist have. it just feels pretty unjust. Not their fault but it's the truth.
It depends on the amount of experience. Niall is good at the harmonies, and Louis sticks to the melody. Zayn's voice has improved the most out of all of them IMO, and Harry has a rather raw voice as well. They can all hold a tune, just some of them are stronger than others vocally.
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:15
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It depends on the amount of experience. Niall is good at the harmonies, and Louis sticks to the melody. Zayn's voice has improved the most out of all of them IMO, and Harry has a rather raw voice as well. They can all hold a tune, just some of them are stronger than others vocally.
What I'm saying is they all started as very average apart from Liam. When u get big they can afford the best vocal coaches in the world so I would bloody hope they've improved. Same with Rihanna her live performances in the beggining of her career are nothing short of shit but money and vocal coaches and now they're somewhat bearable.
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Old 09-03-2013, 21:33
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What I'm saying is they all started as very average apart from Liam. When u get big they can afford the best vocal coaches in the world so I would bloody hope they've improved. Same with Rihanna her live performances in the beggining of her career are nothing short of shit but money and vocal coaches and now they're somewhat bearable.
But isn't that true of most singers when they start out? Very few singers are naturally talented and even the very good ones on BGT or X Factor have either some experience or vocal coaching behind them. JLS are often quoted as being better singers than 1D on X Factor but they had at least a year's vocal coaching with Carrie Grant before they auditioned
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Old 09-03-2013, 21:51
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I actually think there is some vocal talent there. I'm not saying they are amazing singers, but in terms of achieving their aim and be suitable for their purpose, their voices can't really be faulted.

But what really irks me is their fans (or at least some of them). I don't think I know a more negative fanbase. I've seen so many of them delight more in mocking and displaying their apparent 'wit' against other, similar groups or teenage targeted singers than actually enjoying the band they are supposedly a fan of. There's a real group mentality that because 1D have had such a good amount of success they can feel free to slate whoever they want to deem as lesser. Obviously all fanbases have their unpleasant characters, and I'm sure there are some very nice directioners, but there are some 1D fans who take smugness and arrogance to a new extreme. I can't say I want One Direction to fail particularly, because I don't care much either way, but on the other hand it would be good for some of these smug twitter members to have a bit of mocking come their way for a change.
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