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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Backstreet Boys - Millennium

Hooray. Backstreet Boys. A big thanks to JenInTosa for asking me to review one of my least favorite bands ever. This takes me back to the 2000ish time frame working at Cousins Subs. This would come on the radio - and you almost couldn't help but to sing along after you'd heard 'I Want It That Way' for the twenty second time. Anyhow, I'm pretty sure most of you are already more than familiar with these guys. Formed in Orlando - the definition of pop music. Millennium is their third studio recording and has gone 13x platinum in the states. Sad part, that's not even their highest selling record of all time. They have another album that is 14x. Sickening. So, this is basically why I dislike pop music. Of all those people that bought the album, I bet that a fine majority tossed it away, gave it away or sold it for one american dollar to a half price store. This album has zero staying power. I'm afraid when aliens inhabit our planet, they'll look back on our 'popular' music and realize how terrible of a society we were. Okay, that might be over the top - but my point is, pop music such as this is good in the moment. I get that it's catchy and you like to sing along in the car - but that's about all it's good for. Just a straight up guess, but I think Jen will place much higher value on her favorite country records 10 years from now versus this album. Maybe I'm wrong and maybe I'm just missing the Backstreet Boat. Either way, I say pass - but if you want to listen to it, more power to you.

1. Larger Than Life
2. I Want It That Way
3. Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely
4. It's Gotta Be You
5. I Need You Tonight
6. Don't Want You Back
7. Don't Wanna Lose You Now
8. One, The
9. Back to Your Heart
10. Spanish Eyes
11. No One Else Comes Close
12. Perfect Fan, The

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. The One
2. Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely
3. I Need You Tonight

2 out of 5 stars


  1. Ha! This suggestion came to be because of your plea for more albums/artists in the box... for whatever reason (maybe I was feeling nostalgic) I decided to go with this one... I'm just amazed you actually listened to the whole thing! I'll try to put a little more thought into my next suggestions! :P

  2. Oh, of course I listened to the whole thing. I know that my musical tastes have changed in the last 10 years plus since this came out. Turns out I still don't like it - but hey, I have it a shot.

    Thanks for the suggestions!

  3. I don't have this one but, I have "Black And Blue" and the self titled "Backstreet Boys". I have to say, personaly, that the latter of the two is the best.

    WOW, that's all I can say, can't seem to get deeper.