Posts Tagged: backstreet boys
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A Reasonable Review of One Direction's New Album, Which Is the Best Album Ever

Yesterday was the official release date for Midnight Memories, One Direction’s third studio album. Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Yessss!! No? Am I talking to the right demographic? It doesn’t matter. I’m here to talk to you about the important stuff, which is the music.

The music: holy smokes.

Our boys are still the same boys, even if they're now boys-verging-on-men, and they even helped write almost all the tracks on the new album. Let that sink in: it’s their very own words coming from their very own souls into my very own earphones.

Let's do this: track-by-track, first-but-not-final impressions.

(And if anyone can correctly list them in [...]

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The Golden Age of Boy Bands

"52 Reasons Why Boy Bands Were Better in the '90s."

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The Year Is 2013

And there is a new Backstreet Boys album out today? And AJ is a hot hipster dad in this one? Huh.

Here's the single, for stale nostalgia's sake.

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NKOTB and the Backstreet Boys' Collaboration Single, "Don't Turn Out the Lights"

It's only a little bit weird that "supergroup" NKOTBSB (were you aware?) gave their first joint track almost exactly the same name as that amazing Enrique Iglesias song, but it only took two listens for me to be fully on board.

And then about 20 seconds into the third listen, I need the Enrique. Do you need it too? Ee-ah ee-ah ay.

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Charli XCX Covers "I Want It That Way"

Via Stereogum, here's British singer Charli XCX with a delightful Backstreet Boys cover at an in-store performance in Chicago yesterday. Let this inspire your next karaoke night.

True Romance, Charli's debut studio album, came out last month.

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NKOTB Is Mostly 41

"All nine boys will get together for the first time": New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys will be touring together next year, and are still being referred to as "boys."