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New Reviews: One Direction is 'One Dimensional'

Plus: New music by Jack White, Dr. John, Wiz Khalifa, Katy Perry and more

One Direction performs at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center in Los Angeles.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
April 3, 2012 11:15 AM ET

In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews, Jody Rosen pans the debut by U.K. boy band One Direction as being one dimensional, saying that they are "simply five pretty guys with a few decent songs and not much personality." Also, Will Hermes praises the "tweaked, tortured metal-esque garage rock" of Jack White's new single "Sixteen Saltines" and says that Dr. John's new album Locked Down is "a retro exercise that looks forward."

ALBUMS

One Direction - Up All Night

Wiz Khalifa - Taylor Allderice

Dr. John - Locked Down

Miniature Tigers - Mia Pharaoh

Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio

Burial - Kindred EP

Homeboy Sandman - Subject Matter

Tanlines - Mixed Emotions

SONGS

Katy Perry "Wide Awake"

Jack White "Sixteen Saltines"

Bobby Womack "Please Forgive My Heart"

The Hives "Go Right Ahead"

Hot Chip "Flutes"

Nas "The Don"

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