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

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.

Nkotbmama ,

Boys are back

This album is going to be amazing. Can't wait for the tour this summer. So proud to be a blockhead for life!!

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