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Five Surprisingly Great Albums from Former Boy Bands

The Jonas Brothers are coming to Phoenix this week, and if I'm counting right, they're at least two major boy band generations old -- Justin Bieber stole their thunder, and then One Direction became the subject of more fanfiction than any other real people on earth (unless you've read either of the manuscripts I sold to Alex Jones, One Direction Is a False Flag and Harry Potter Is a False Flag Is a False Flag.) They've had their hiatus, they've had their label exodus, they've had their weird and apparently imaginary sex tape meta-scandal.

Now they're getting ready for their We're-Real-Artists-Man comeback. V isn't out yet, but in honor of the attempt, here are five boy-band albums that did fulfill those primal artistic needs.