Reviews
Reviews published in 2009.


New Kids on the Block - 10
Written by Nicholas Jennings    PDF Print E-mail

nkotb-10New Kids on the Block created pop hysteria during the late 1980s and early ’90s, with best-selling albums, top-grossing tours and merchandise that included dolls, lunch boxes and bed sheets. After several unsuccessful comeback attempts, Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and Donnie Wahlberg have returned with their most mature album to date. Says Wahlberg: “We’re not kids anymore. We’re older guys now and we’ve got to balance family and work.”

            The group’s sixth album features savvy dance-pop tracks like “Crash,” “Now or Never” and “Remix (I Like The),” about a girl who transforms from “wallpaper to heartbreaker.” But the album’s best track is the opener “We Own Tonight,” a harmony-drenched ballad that promises to be a highlight of this summer’s The Package tour, where NKOTB will be joined by fellow former teen heartthrob bands Boyz II Men and the recently reunited 98 Degrees. The kids are all grown up.

 
  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  9 
  •  10 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »


Page 1 of 135

Reviews

News image

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 21 February 2013

Although Crowell played in Harris’ legendary Hot Band in the 1970s, this marks their first official collaboration. It’s a match made in heaven. His sturdy tenor perfectly compliments her pristine...

News image

Holly Williams - The Highway

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 21 February 2013

The granddaughter of legendary country star Hank Williams Sr. has quietly built her music career, while running a popular clothing boutique and blogging about food and travel. Holly’s third album...

News image

Selena Gomez - Stars Dance

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 17 July 2013

If the former Disney star wanted to distance herself from her bubblegum past, this will surely do it. Gomez’ solo debut, following three albums with her band the Scene, is...

News image

Josh Groban - All That Echoes

2013 | Administrator | Saturday, 2 February 2013

Grobanites are accustomed to their hero singing in different languages. Here, Josh duets in Italian with pop star Laura Pausini, tackles Spanish backed by Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and covers...

Features

News image

The Sadies

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Dallas and Travis Good have worked with Neil Young, author Margaret Atwood, Randy Bachman, Buffy Sainte-Marie and actor Gordon Pinsent. But it was another Canadian...

News image

Kobo Town

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Drew Gonsalves laughs about how he had to leave Trinidad to discover the rich calypso tradition of his birthplace. As a teenager, he was far...

News image

Kathleen Edwards is an Emotional Voyageur

2012 | Administrator | Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A lot can change in four years—especially in the music world. In 2008, when Kathleen Edwards released her album Asking for Flowers, the Ottawa native...

News image

The Midway State - From Riches to Rags and Back Again

2011 | Administrator | Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Nathan Ferraro doesn’t seem the least bit bitter—which is surprising, given everything he’s been through. In fact, the affable, afro-haired frontman exudes all the serenity...