August 13th, 2013
“WHISPER” NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Epic Boy band battles: N’Sync vs Backstreet Boys, One Direction vs The Wanted, The Beatles vs The Monkees, even the Jackson 5 vs The Osmonds, …… 2013 saw a retro boy band battle as New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys both released new comeback CD’s and battled it out at the ticket office with two high profile tours. NKOTB had the better CD and their opening acts, Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees, easily trump Pauly D and Jesse McCartney. The Boston boys new single, Whisper, opens with vintage Joey McIntyre vocals and the song’s uplifting chorus is contagious. Check out the video’s backstage concert footage and I’m loving the five individual risers for each band member.
“IN A WORLD LIKE THIS” BACKSTREET BOYS
A new Backstreet Boys CD was a crapshoot, would it be a reminder of the glory days of 1999 or another unsuccessful comeback attempt? The latter appears to be the case. The Backstreet Men haven’t received many strong reviews for their latest material. In fact, their greatest moment in 2013 was their unbelievably awesome cameo in this summer’s movie “This Is The End”. The best song on their new CD is the title track, In A World Like This, unfortunately the rest of the CD doesn’t compare.