Playing, waiting and taking leads to newfound wisdom for the boys, and a late album filler for us listeners.
Next up, "Everything About You," the most PG that One Direction ever get.
A left-field theater-rock number written by a fellow UK superstar gives "Up All Night" one of its finest moments.
Next up, "Tell Me a Lie," which emulates one of the greatest songs of the past two decades...
Lana Del Ray pays tribute to Frank Sinatra and her midriff at a Guns N' Roses concert in LA. Full pic after the jump.
A nicely restrained, if less than stunning, heartbreak ballad from the 1Ders.
The titular track from 1D celebrates the one and only Katy Perry.
Next up: Another One Direction song with more than a passing resemblance to BSB.
The group takes some important musical lessons from a key boy-band predecessor's greatest hit.
Our reviews of the U.K. breakout One Direction's album continue with apologies as told through a soaring falsetto.
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And Usher and Shakira are barely hanging on...
There's just something about Demi.
Or she bumped heads with Katy Perry.
We give the Robots' latest opus a song-by-song breakdown, separating the filler from the future dancefloor classics.
An interstellar transmission appropriately closes out Daft Punk's fourth LP.
An unexpectedly awesome collaboration with psychedelic rock hero Panda Bear provides an album highlight.
Steely Dan meets Phoenix on this uncharacteristic Todd Edwards collaboration.
A cinematic end to the second act of "Random Access Memories."
Also, he loves his mom best. Awww....
Lil' Biggie is cute in a biggie way.
A sweeping intro and a familiar bass line, but not much else to this "Random Access Memories" ballad.
The Daft Punk and Pharrell song you already know and love.
Beyonce still wants you to worship her, but she's more polite about it this time.
You have to hear this one to believe it.
The first of Pharrell's two sublime guest appearances on "Random Access Memories."