13 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2008, The Block—the comeback LP by New Kids on the Block—did well, even as the group aimed to fit in with contemporary R&B rather than giving in to nostalgia. But with 2013’s 10 (a reference to the band’s 10 albums, including compilations), New Kids on the Block comfortably accept their past while acknowledging they can never again be a boy band. But this only makes for a better album, as evidenced right from the opening song, “We Own Tonight.” It's a mature urban ballad with life-lived lyrics that don’t try to hide the reality that the members of New Kids on the Block are now middle-aged. The standout single "Remix (I Like The)" includes collaboration by European producers Johannes Joergensen (Sugarbabes, Ashley Tisdale, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson), Lars Halvor Jensen (Jedward, Sugarbabes, Jedward, Charice), and Lemar Obika—which may be why the song plays with the pop sophistication of a modern-day Kylie Minogue hit. The similarly cosmopolitan “Jealous (Blue)” further illustrates that 10 shows the progression from "boy band" to "man band."

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2008, The Block—the comeback LP by New Kids on the Block—did well, even as the group aimed to fit in with contemporary R&B rather than giving in to nostalgia. But with 2013’s 10 (a reference to the band’s 10 albums, including compilations), New Kids on the Block comfortably accept their past while acknowledging they can never again be a boy band. But this only makes for a better album, as evidenced right from the opening song, “We Own Tonight.” It's a mature urban ballad with life-lived lyrics that don’t try to hide the reality that the members of New Kids on the Block are now middle-aged. The standout single "Remix (I Like The)" includes collaboration by European producers Johannes Joergensen (Sugarbabes, Ashley Tisdale, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson), Lars Halvor Jensen (Jedward, Sugarbabes, Jedward, Charice), and Lemar Obika—which may be why the song plays with the pop sophistication of a modern-day Kylie Minogue hit. The similarly cosmopolitan “Jealous (Blue)” further illustrates that 10 shows the progression from "boy band" to "man band."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1K Ratings
1K Ratings
Jpizzle333 ,

Good album

Found an 'early release' of this album and listened to the whole thing. I think it's pretty catchy... Hard to deny that. There's a lot of synthesizers and auto-tune being used... So if you're not a fan of those two things you may want to pass; however I will say that growing up in the '80's when these guys first broke through they were on fire... And they still have a good sound together... Their harmonies are crisp and collective and most of the hooks for the songs are pretty catchy too. I'd honestly give it an 8/10 and having two young daughters aged 7 & 10 I can honestly say we could all share in listening to this together, as opposed to Nicki Minaj who sings such classics as "You a stupid hoe".

Elphiedot ,

Grown Men on the Charts

After hearing the newest song Remix, and listening to We Own Tonight there is no doubt that every NKOTB fan is going to snatch their new cd on April 2. The songs are genuine and as you can tell come from their heart. New Kids will once again reign! PREORDER THIS CD NOW.

AshJoy23 ,

Wow!

We Own Tonight is one of the best songs that has been released in a while. NKOTB never disappoints. Their voices are so beautiful. They are one of the last groups standing that know how to make a true, pure song that speaks to everyone. You won't be sorry that you pre-ordered this album. It is going to blow everyone's minds.

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