The 'All or Nothing' singer has just reformed the pop band with his bandmates Erik-Michael Estrada, Dan Miller and Trevor Penick after splitting in 2003.
Despite his time away from the music scene, Jacob has kept up with modern pop songs and enjoys what the 1D boys are doing, but he'll always prefer Liam and Noel Gallagher's rock anthems.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''Yeah I like One Direction, I really like their last song 'Story of My Life' and I really like their voices. I didn't really listen to a lot of pop music to be honest until recently. I like Oasis, I've always liked Oasis' music. I was never like a die-hard fan but I enjoy their music.''
Jacob was disappointed just like millions of other fans when Noel, 47, quit Oasis in 2009 following a backstage bust-up with his younger brother Liam, 41, but hopes they can will reform at some point.
The star - who releases new single 'Skydive' with O-Town on July 27 followed by their album 'Lines & Circles' on August 3 - said: ''People break-up and get back together all the time - that's the trouble with a family business.''
When told the brothers have barely spoken since their split, he added: ''That's got to be tough man, that has got to really suck.''
One Direction stars Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson recently were hit by an avalanche of criticism after a video leaked of them smoking a marijuana-laced cigarette while on tour in Peru, something which isn't illegal in the South American country.
Jacob shot to fame in MTV reality show 'Making The Band' in 2000 when social media and camera-phones didn't exist but he thinks rather than be a bad thing they just make you more accountable for your actions.
He said: ''I don't know if I have much advice on avoiding attention or (camera phones), everybody has it. We had big cameras following us around for a TV show so we grew up aware that people are watching. I just think it's another form of accountability to your fans and your family because you know your mom has a Twitter and your grandma even has a Twitter or a Facebook nowadays, people are watching so you better be careful!''
O-Town perform at the Under the Bridge venue in London this Friday (13.06.14).
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