It happens every ten years or so, an onslaught of boy bands and bubblegum pop. I have lived through 2 huge waves as a full participant and was hoping I would have children by the time my third wave hit (no such luck). But there is no stopping it once it starts so strap in 'cause it's coming.
I began to do the math ('87, '97, oh shit '07) when I started THIS MIX for Bloghungry. Then I read THIS POST on Chart Rigger and I knew it had begun. Personally, I am thrilled. I'd much rather live in a world of Bubblegum Boy Bands than Grunge Emo-Punks.
The first Boy Band offerings are "NLT" and "VARSITY". I'm not sure how I feel about 'Timbaland and Ryan Tedder ' being the 'Max Martin' of this Boy Band Wave, but we'll see. I like the first things I've heard. I'm sure there will be much more to say on this topic as it develops but I wanted you PopMuse readers to be prepared.