On May 24, NKOTBSB released their new album. On May 25, they launched a new tour. On any-month 1993, they all became too old to be cool.
New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys haven't been relevant for about 15 years. They had their glory daysÂ—when any prepubescent girl on the map could have been theirs (within the structure of the local lawsÂ—of course). But come onÂ—a new album? Now? Get a clue, boys.
All right, it's not that they won't sell albumsÂ—'cause, they will. They may even go platinum. But, it is just creepy to think that the boy bands who were "like, totally in" in the late '90s and early 2000s are still trying to be coolÂ—and succeeding! Fifteen years ago, you couldn't blame any teenage girl for following the effeminate hunks who owned MTV... but right now, today, it is those SAME GIRLS that are buying the new NKOTBSB album! That's right, your 25-year-old sister, your 32-year-old fiancÃ©e, and, your 35-year-old wife... weird.
Ok, having ranted enough... the album boasts five of NKOTB's top songs and five of BSB's bestÂ—all voted on by fans. On top of this, there are two new jointsÂ—which act like a time machine transporting you back to the early-to-mid '90sÂ—plus a mash-up that covers everything else. Bottom line: if you are a fan of NKOTB or BSB, then you will absolutely love this. If you are a sibling, spouse, significant other, orÂ—shudderÂ—child of one of these fans, then brace yourself for the imminent paranoia that will ensue.