Since they bounded onto the pop scene with their double-platinum debut, Up All Night, in 2012 (2011 in the United Kingdom), the members of One Direction have barely stopped to catch their breath, as if they have been watching the clock ticking on their boy-band shelf life the entire time. Capitalizing on its window of opportunity, 1D has cranked out its fourth album in three years. The not-so-creatively titled Four finds the British quintet experiencing some growing pains as they attempt to evolve from boys to men -- and wind up caught in limbo.

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