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Written by Prajakta Hebbar
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Published: August 17, 2013 5:39:18 am


Album: In a World Like This

Band: Backstreet Boys

Music: Okay-BAHN,BMG Rights Management

worth: Rs 607 (Amazon.com)

ranking: **1/2

People who grew up within the ’90s can not have escaped the fan-frenzy that surrounded the then-cult boy band Backstreet Boys. 20 years later,the reunited band not refers to themselves as a boy band. Instead,they’re a “vocal concord group” whose eighth studio album In a World Like This has lately launched. It marks the return of their oldest band member Kevin Richardson,who stop in 2006 to give attention to his household and pursue different pursuits. It may also be their first impartial album after they left their previous label Jive Records in 2010.

The album begins with the observe In a world like this,a trademark quantity from Backstreet Boys. The lyrics,“In a world like this the place some again down; I do know we’re gonna make it”,sound like a shadowy model of their earlier hit observe,I need it that manner. The subsequent quantity Permanent stain is an all-out pop quantity with super-cheesy lyrics: “You left a everlasting stain on my coronary heart,you’re by no means leaving it.” While Breathe is a sluggish

quantity,Madeline is a wannabe-country-but-will-settle-for-generic-acoustic observe.

Show ‘em (what you’re made from) lifts the album up immensely with sturdy beats and yelping refrain riffs. Make imagine is an upbeat quantity,the place the band croons of hope,desires and their beliefs. Try has an Eric Clapton-esqe really feel to it,that surprisingly sufficient,the band manages to tug off. The smooth plucking of the guitar within the background,the staccato beats and easy vocals have made it certainly one of our favorite numbers within the album. The subsequent quantity,Trust me,is a silken,honeyed observe. Love someone is common,with booming,and sometimes distracting,drum beats; One telephone name takes inspiration from the odd jail metaphor. Feels like house is a really “manband” sort of quantity,taking part in to their power.

Like all issues in life,mush too comes with a sell-by date. You develop previous,you develop up. Unfortunately,Backstreet Boys has by no means fairly realised it. The result’s an album by which the music shouldn’t be half as thrilling as their earlier ones. Fans trying ahead to the album will certainly be disillusioned.

prajakta.hebbar@expressindia.com

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