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One Direction is the preeminent boy band of the moment, with last fall's album "FOUR" breaking Billboard records as their fourth consecutive chart-topper on the backs of a 2014 tour that sold 3.5 mill...
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It wasn't the first time I've seen James Taylor. In fact this could have been the 10th or 11th or the 20th. I've lost track. I do remember the first time though. And I remember how his music has been a thread weaving together the soundtrack of my life.
These days it's not enough for musicians to simply make music. If you're Jay-Z you buy an ownership stake in a basketball team, if you're Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein you make a television show...
If having liked boy bands is wrong, I don't want to be right. Because let's face it: pop music is great. Pop music gets you through angst and through hormones and through all of those terrible factors that define "turbulent teens," but pop music by boy bands does a little bit more.