Well, I listened to their album, but I’m not really feelin’ it too much. And I know everyone hates this and some people will unfollow me for saying this, sorry, but they sound an awful lot like a boy band to me. Never mind the “instruments they play themselves”, when you actually listen to the songs, they sound like pop boy band songs, nothing even approaching rock or punk, as their fans are always trying to insist, to assert that they are a “real band” or whatever. Most of the songs sound like radio style, manufactured pop tracks. Not any different than 1D. (But 1D’s fans, a lot of them are kind-of insane, and I know most 5SOS fans are not.) And I’m just not into that.
That’s just my personal opinion on them. Not asking anyone to agree. Just elaborating since I was asked.