One Direction

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases Week of 11-25-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 25, 2013

I have heard good things about their reworkings of the Everly Brothers songs on the epic Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. Me? I don’t see how on earth the Joe and Jones album can’t suck. So I gave it to 1D

One Direction "Midnight Memories" To Go Gold In First Week Of Release

By Iman Lababedi | November 24, 2013

For a pop band, a boy band, a TV reality show band, to maintain it through three albums, well the band have something going on that doesn’t appear to be going on. It seems to be having at the side of your vision. It might be hype but it can’t be all hype.

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of 11-25-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 24, 2013

Though he was so great that time, performing Astral Weeks, performing a “Slim Slow Slider” for the ages that it might very well keep you satiated for years. Just not five years. So his show at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Monday is more than a giving thanks, it is a benediction. Rumor has it, this may be his farewell tour. You have to hope not.

One Directions' "Diana" reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 20, 2013

The Diana in question seems to be using Diana Spencer as a reference for a person’s more general breakdown and the song does what “Story Of My Life” fails to, it is touching but it also moves.

US Top 10 Singles 11-16-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2013

I know I’ve been writing “Applause” is good not great, but it is great compared to the rest of this crap and it is great in context, closing down ARTPOP

Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-4-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 4, 2013

Galang – M.I.A. – I would claim it was a highlight of Friday’s gig but so was everything else, instead I’ll claim it is the only the second song with the words “London Calling” in them that’s a masterpiece – A

One Direction Got A Big Time Rush To The Top

By Iman Lababedi | April 3, 2012

Nialli Horan said: “The craziest thing was supporting US boyband Big Time Rush – all the fans were wearing our T-shirts and holding One Direction banners, too.”