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This Is Us: Special Edition (Incl. Bonus DVD)
Special Edition includes a bonus DVD with six live songs recorded in London along with the music video to the lead off single, 'Straight Through My Heart'. This Is Us is the seventh studio album from The Backstreet Boys. N... more »
Special Edition includes a bonus DVD with six live songs recorded in London along with the music video to the lead off single, 'Straight Through My Heart'. This Is Us is the seventh studio album from The Backstreet Boys. Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and AJ McLean collaborated with a powerhouse suite of producers and songwriters, including T-Pain, Max Martin, RedOne (Lady GaGa's 'Just Dance' and 'Poker Face'), Soulshock and Karlin, Jim Jonsin ((Lil Wayne's 'Lollipop', T.I.'s 'Whatever You Like'), Brian Kennedy (Rihanna's 'Disturbia', Chris Brown's 'Forever', Jennifer Hudson), and Claude Kelly (co-writer Britney 'Circus' and Kelly Clarkson's 'My Life Would Suck Without You'). Sony. 2009.
C. G. | 10/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a BSB fan for over sixteen years and have witnessed their musical transformations. With this new album comes an essence of the currently influential R&B sound(s).
While I am more than pleased to announce that their music is representing their maturation, I must also stress that there are songs on this record that will have you wondering where the beginning and ending was (carefully listen to the beat of "Shattered" and "Undone"). Also, "Bye Bye Love" is reminiscent of "Single" performed by NKOTB; though, it may be the most upbeat song on the album. After purchasing this deluxe edition, I expected to receive 12 tracks but only got 11 (similar to the regular edition). Unlike the regular edition, I did, however, receive the DVD that comes with the deluxe edition. As a fan of these men, I was absolutely enthralled with the live performance as well as their video, "Straight Through My Heart."
Overall, I couldn't have asked for more from BSB. At times, this album is downright humorous (refer to "She's a Dream:" BSB uses words such as "shorty," "pedigree," and refer to themselves as making "pesos" all in this one song). Their attempts at using a rap star's vernacular in their new album suggests that they are definitely aiming at a wider audience, but in reality, you are getting the Backstreet Boys as they have always been: ready and willing to perform to any audience in order to entertain. Lastly, I would like to mention that while BSB are varying their sounds in this album, you will be excited to know that they still have their classic sounds in songs such as, "Shattered." This album gets an "A+" in my review for their wonderful efforts!
You'll Fall in LOVE w/ Their Harmonies!
Merita Long | Barksdale AFB, LA | 10/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this album, its fantastic. Absolutely fantastic!
The entire album is great, from beginning to end, but I'll give you my favs...
You'll be FLOORED by the vocals on "Shattered"... Brian truley sounds like a broken man when he sings the words in the chorus...
"Undone" is beautifully written and the Boys voices just melt over the words...
"Bye Bye Love" .. I don't even know what to say.. I'm totally in love w/ the song.
"Bigger" is a great kick back for us old head fans.. its got that Millennium feel too it..and rightfully so as Max Martin made this fantastic song.
Like I said, all the songs are GREAT... but those are the ones that are in heavy rotation on my iPod! If you're a fan, you'll love this album... if you're NOT a fan, give it a shot, you might be surprised at how much you actually like this album!
These guys are icons now
Cookie | malibu, ca | 10/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"They just keep getting better and better. The sound, the harmonies even the topics are moving in the right direction. I love the pop,, R&B and dance sounds they've hit it all. I'm finally getting thr sense that these boys are here to stay.