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Limited Deluxe digipak edition of their 2007 'comeback' album including bonus tracks, exclusive photos, a separate pull-out poster and much more. 2007 album from one of Pop's most successful acts, now slimmed down to a qua... more »
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Limited Deluxe digipak edition of their 2007 'comeback' album including bonus tracks, exclusive photos, a separate pull-out poster and much more. 2007 album from one of Pop's most successful acts, now slimmed down to a quartet (adios, Kevin Richardson) but sounding better than ever. Celebrating the 10th Anniversary since the release of their self-titled debut, Unbreakable sees the Backstreet Boys back in action and ready to climb the charts all over again. Features the hit 'Inconsolable'. Jive.
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Prudence Dear | Arizona, US of A | 07/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To be perfectly honest, six months ago, I could have cared less about the Backstreet Boys. Now, I'm a huge fan! I started in the beginning, with their classic debut album (U.S. version, though, since the non-U.S. version is difficult to scare up), and progressed chronologically, spurred on by my helpful and excited roommate. She'd been into the Backstreet Boys when she was in elementary school (I had been an *NYSNC girl. . .but I switched teams after only a few weeks of the BSB), and welcomed the chance to be dorky and nostalgic with her novice roommate. When we parted ways for home during the summer, I decided to check out "Unbreakable" from the library, even if it didn't have Kevin Richardson (who is my favorite, still), and even if their last big hit was on "Millennium," and God knows how long ago THAT was. I was in elementary school! But, the album was so great! I loved it! The Boys were still top-notch after all these years, and their talent and skill knowns no bounds, apparently. There are so many awesome things about the Boys, whether it's Brian's range, a solo by Howie, a fantastic lead by A.J., or a song that actually suits Nick's voice. Each song has something special and unique to offer, even "Inconsolable" and the vaguely familiar follow-up song "Something I Already Know". And, this album has the highest percent of songs I like. On most of the other albums, I typically liked about half the songs. There were the really, really good songs like "Everyone," "Get Another Boyfriend," "Get Down (You're the One For Me)," and the classic hits, but there were also plenty of songs like "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" (awful) and "I Need You Tonight" (doubly awful. . .Nick should not sing slow, romantic ballads). On this album, I only don't particularly care for "Trouble Is" and "You Can Let Go". All the other ones, I practically adore. Another thing that is nice other than the catchy melodies, fun pop soundtrack stereotypes, and high-quality singing, is the fact that the Boys even wrote and co-wrote a bunch of the songs. While before I loved them and was loyal no matter what, I now have a new respect for the BSB. For me, a group can only be called great when they do more than dance and look pretty. With this album, the Backstreet Boys are back and better than ever, proving once again that they are a quality act."
Victoria Fletcher | New England | 03/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"so this album isn't likely to appeal to everyone, but Backstreet fans of old will adore it. And anyone willing to give it a try might find that they actually like some of the songs. Its not groundbreaking, but its a good solid album from a band most people had already thrown to the wayside. They're still together which says alot since most of their type of group don't stick for this long. Even without Kevin, who unlike some think did provide a nice low voice, and his piano playing was beautiful but since I'm an AJ fan as long as he's still here I'm fine, his voice is still as strong and unique and as beautiful as ever, Brian's as pure and innocent, and Nick and Howie seem to be coming more into their own...
But as someone else already wrote, my big problem is the same problem I've ALWAYS had with their music, and with similar groups... Why does EVERYTHING have to be about relationships and heartbreak? They must do other things, think other thoughts... I know they don't write most of the music, but there must be some writers who write good music that's not about those things? I mean its just a thought... Why not a song about their dogs? Anything else would be refreshing..."
Their Best Album as of Late!
W. Bates | Salt Lake City, UT USA | 02/04/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I admit it-i used to be a true hater of the Backstreet Boys because their classic pop hits from the 90's were so popular and so overplayed. Well, i finally decided that i needed to listen to their work - REALLY LISTEN to their work - and i found out how and why the Backstreet Boys are indeed a phenomenon. Their voices are amazing, their style is fun and uplifting. This album is feel-good powerpop and harmonized ballads - The "mod" BSB at their best. Please get this album. I don't care about old prejudices - open your mind, and you will be amazed at the quality, style, and the MUSIC!!!"