jpguy wrote:@GETBACK: LOL, IKR... they all look the same (as well, not a racist comment here) but they dance better, sing better, have better videos... when you look at their Korean sales , it's like the maximum they can sell is like 100K maybe for those album, yet the performances, videos, and all of that is much, much, MUCH better than the Western boybands...
I mean, we have ONE DIRECTION, we had the JONAS BROTHERS, now THE WANTED, what else?
Nothing good or original IMO.
I think they do dance better and have better videos, but they lack something that will make them stand out when they are pitted against each other, I think they lack the "pop soul" and identity, and the X-factor to shine and stand out. With One Direction, The Wanted, and the earlier 1990s boybands, their voices are very distinct, their harmonies are outstanding, and their songs are different each time. With K-Pop and J-Pop, they're like all the same prototype, the videos are all futuristic and they show off their different hairstyles and colorful outfits (and the fittest of the fit show off their bodies), the songs are always dance/R&B with full choreography, and it's like they can exchange members and still be the same group and go unnoticed! I think that's just me, I don't know..
Titan3510 wrote:Can someone please define what exactly is a boy band?
Boybands are vocal groups that have boy-next-door or bad boy image, that sing and dance about pop love songs most of the time. They are marketed to the teen female demographic and their music is mostly either uptempo or ballad songs.