CD Review: Backstreet Boys' 'Unbreakable' -

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So the Backstreet Boys - unlike most of their late '90s bubblegum pop contemporaries, including Britney Spears - have gamely decided to face the reality of their peculiar situation.
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venetta

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Oct 29, 2007
 
well that may be so...but to a diehard fan its been a long time coming! take into consideration they have been together for over 13yrs (pretty much a rarity for any band of any genre) the Boys have flowed with the times with each album. They've grown up into fine gentlemen with the essence being that they all love what they do and have fun doing it. It is so easy to scoff at success when you dont have it yourself..sour grapes isnt it called? So, ok this new album may not suit everyone, since when does it for any artist? There are two kinds of people in the world.. either your a Backstreet Boys fan or you are too scared to admit it! Personally, i love every track on this album as i do the others before it, i have grown up along with them also and i am 36yrs old. There isnt a song that has been written that they cant sing; have you had the experience of hearing them perform acappella??? AND they dont lipsync in their performances either....
I hope they will be here for a few more albums yet, i will be in line to buy them.....xo
Sean in CA

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Oct 29, 2007
 
The Back Street Boys Suck.
BSB forever

Calgary, Canada

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#3
Oct 29, 2007
 
Awwwww it's so nice to have The Boys back ....their voices are fantastic.
They have had 1.3 million hits of their new vid "Inconsolable " on *You Tube *....obviously they still have a HUGE fanbase ....quite rightly so :-) I absolutly Love BSB they are brilliant as usual....the best group EVER....
.......and ...watch out
Britney ...BSB are gonna whup your butt in the charts
BACKSTREETS BACK ALRIGHT :-)
AJzz

Manhattan, KS

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Oct 29, 2007
 
hmm it makes sense you dont like britney but you like good charlotte, backstreet boys and taking back sunday...
Nicks Baby Girl

Pearl, MS

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Oct 29, 2007
 
The album is off da hook!!!! All you haters out there need to back off cuz Backstreet Boys Rock no matter what! Newsflash: Backstreet Boys are the last boyband standing! Which means they ARE Unbreakable. Haters!!!!!
Tre

Inman, SC

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#6
Oct 30, 2007
 
Why is Sean on this site. He is jealous of the boys because they get some and he doesn't.
Sara

United States

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#7
Oct 30, 2007
 
Love,Love, Love the album!! Really great songs and I especially love all the upbeat songs!!!:)
Christina Atkinson

Saint Louis, MO

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Oct 30, 2007
 
I think that it is a pretty lame argument for a review to give the backstreet boys a C+ because it is unorigional. First of all it is nice to hear a little more than the stupid rap songs that only talk about woment shaking their asses and how large their brests are or how many guns and drive by's the rapper has been through or how much of a thug they are. If you are going to grade off of unorigionality that is every band in the world. Bands stick to their style and stay there. The backstreet boys have shown clear improvement and put out a great album that is clearly different from the same old same old crap music of today. At least I can understand the words they say and recognize the songs as the backstreet boys. Their songs may be similar to their other songs, but at least they are not similar to every other artist in today's spotlight who all sound the same and sing about the same crap. I believe that Glenn Gamboa review clearly missed the mark and was a obviously unorigional review.
Denise

Canada

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Oct 30, 2007
 
You see, the people who review the albums tend to go home and listen to their John Tesh and Enya albums... and they're not 20-something girls. Why would they give a good review of something that is clearly not in the 40-year-old-male demographic? As a 20-something female who has been a fan since their first Canadian album, I thought Unbreakable was great. I enjoyed most songs, I loved hearing the more mature voices, and I liked how you couldn't tell that Kevin wasn'teen there. I say good work to the boys and congratulations on a great album!
Jessica

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Oct 30, 2007
 
I bought the album today and it is amazing. Been a fan since I'm 8 years old and now I'm 20 and I don't think I'll ever stop! Like the boys, as long as they keep releasing albums, I'll keep buying them! Keep the BSB pride alive :D
bresctt

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Oct 31, 2007
 
i just got the new bsb album and what a great album it is i have been a fan from the very start of their careers and have seen them in concert four times now and you cant a more talented group like the backstreet boys no-one could compete with these guys there in a class of there own and what a talent a.j is his voice keeps getting better and better!.great album guys!
Hayley

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Oct 31, 2007
 
Well im wasn't exactly a bsb fan, but this album just blew me away...the songs are phenomenal and they have a really good selection of music on the record, its not one genre like certain artists we have today, they've got rock, retro, dance..and they're doing what they do best which is this style of music but the only difference is they've moved with the times and not stuck in the 90's and updated their music to fit this era...so i think this review was a load of rubbish...some of the things said were pointless and had no backing..and a C+...what on earth were you thinking mate are you crazy or do you just not know good music when it hits you right in the face!and i also totally agree with Christina Atkinson...the content whithin the music we have today is stupid, and its good to hear some proper music!
ABOOODY

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Oct 31, 2007
 
GREAT GREAT GREAT ALBUM
SUMMER

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Oct 31, 2007
 
By far,this is one of their best albums. This album is AWESOME!! It's so nice to see them STILL together after all these years, despite how much music has changed in the past 13 years. That goes to show you that they really love what they do, and they don't just do it cause they have to, or cause they want more money.I have so much respect for them, if you read their thank you's on the Unbreakable album, you see how much they really appreciate each and everyone of their fans. Their so sweet, and their one of the VERY few groups or artists that have their heads on straight. Congratulations Boys!!! Can't wait to see u in concert again!
Jenifer

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Nov 1, 2007
 
whatever.. BSB rocks.. and this album is AWESOME...
Jenifer

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Nov 1, 2007
 
Sean in CA wrote:
The Back Street Boys Suck.
who asked you?.. and they R-O-C-K
Oh No

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Nov 1, 2007
 
No, no, no, no!!! It can't be true!! They're back!

I just got the nightmares to stop from their first time around.
Sarah

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Nov 1, 2007
 
OK die hard fans, let's be honest here, some of the songs on the CD really do sound like copies of previous hits or even of each other (have you listened to Incomplete and Inconsolable back to back?). However, we also have to admit that this CD is amazing. The Boys sound better than ever, and I love the fact that they are changing their style slightly (come on, you can't compare the first hits with the ones on this album!) to go with their age. I am 28 and I literally grew up at the same time at the BSB and yet again they have managed to bring out an album that suits me perfectly. Now if only Nick or AJ would admit to that and then we could get together, wouldn't that be amazing :P
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Nov 3, 2007
 
Sean in CA wrote:
The Back Street Boys Suck.
obviously you're not a BSB fan...
but i would strongly advise you to get a copy of their latest album... its the best so far.. ur gonna love it dude..
krinata

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#20
Nov 4, 2007
 
Unbreakable is really a strong album. It showcases a more mature style but still expressing the very familiar BSB flavor that fans have learned to love through the years. If you still don't have the album, I suggest you go get one and listen to it for yourself. If you're looking for real, pure, good and 'wholesome' music, this is it. I think this is their best album by far. I grabbed a copy as soon as it was released here in Manila, and I listen to it again and again and again. I've been a fan since the beginning. Up to now, even though I didn't even realize it at first, I still got the Backstreet pride alive! Their music has been a part of my life and this album will take on a new chapter of it! I really love BSB! Glad to have them back. Truly UNBREAKABLE!

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