December 6th, 2013 1:21pm

Too Late To Go Home

One Direction “Little Black Dress”

Maybe you didn’t know this, but One Direction’s new album has a lot of power pop on it. As in, this particular song sounds like it could be a song that Alex Chilton forgot to record with Big Star, and that the general dynamics of the album is far more like a Sloan record than anything you’ve ever associated with a boy band. This is awesome in that it sort of automatically makes One Direction the most popular rock band of 2013, and that it’s nice to see someone actually make rock music relevant to this generation of teenagers. It’s not just the gesture of this that is cool – “Little Black Dress” and a few other tracks on Midnight Memories are genuinely fantastic rock tunes, and deliver the kind of unashamed bubblegum hooks and riffs that it seems like most actual rock bands these days shy away from. I’d be pretty happy to hear this sort of thing come back in style, and not just with boy bands.

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