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Boy bands: the Golden Age

With This Just In releasing their debut album, Cover Story, and One Direction finding chart-topping fame on both sides of the Atlantic, the sad fact hit me that many of our readers are too young to have experienced the Golden Age of boy band music.

Sunday, 1 April, 2012, 12:00am

NKOTBSB (CD) New Kids & Backstreet Boys

Epic 90s boy bands New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys have joined forces to release NKOTBSB to coincide with their US national tour that begins this month.

The album alternates top songs from each group as voted by their fans, and rounds off with newly recorded tracks by the new super-group.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

'Boys' prove their relevance

Epic 90s boy bands New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys have joined forces to release NKOTBSB to coincide with the US national tour that begins this month.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Not much weight in Gravity

Setting out to prove that boy - or rather man - bands are still relevant in a pop, indie rock and Glee-saturated market, Westlife has released their 11th studio album, Gravity.

Named by a fan on Twitter, the album title reflects the band's intention to be a little heavier, rockier and more serious.

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Perfect pop for the holidays

It's that time of year again - the countdown to Christmas has begun, and it's time to start planning seasonal soundtracks and stocking fillers. Strawberry Love is the perfect album for both purposes - to play as background party music and to give to friends.

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Never gone

Twelve years after they first visited Hong Kong, Backstreet Boys finally managed to return last month to perform.

Although they have sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, most people assumed that they, like many of their contemporaries, had disbanded.

'A lot of people between Black and Blue and Never Gone thought we'd broken up,' says AJ McLean.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Then there were four

Backstreet Boys are back after three years in the musical wilderness. And the first thing fans will notice is that the five-piece that were one of the biggest names in pop are now a quartet.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Unbreakable (CD) Backstreet Boys

It's been two years and the Backstreet Boys have released a sixth album - Unbreakable - that seems lacking in more ways than one. The quintet are now a quartet following the departure of Kevin Richardson and his absence is subtly apparent. The album is strong musically with 14 tracks of wonderful pop tunes.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Backstreet's back

After more than 10 years of longing and pleading, Backstreet Boys are finally staging their first show in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is the quartet's seventh stop on their latest world tour. This is the band's second visit; the first trip was to promote their debut album, Backstreet Boys, in 1996.

So why has it taken them so long to come back?

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

The Boys are back on song

It's been two years and the Backstreet Boys have released a sixth album - Unbreakable - that seems lacking in more ways than one.

For those who don't follow the tabloids the quintet are now a quartet following the departure of Kevin Richardson and his absence is subtly apparent.

The album is strong musically with 14 tracks of wonderful pop tunes.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

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Stephanie Ip, 18, Chinese International School

cd: Modern Minds And Pastimes by The Click Five. The band is back sounding a little less pop and a little more rock.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Backstreet's back

The Backstreet Boys are back - nearly five years after the release of their last album - sporting a new musical style and more mature sound.

Never Gone will appeal to the boy-band's diehard fans and also draw new listeners.

The songs reflect the thoughts and life events of the quintet, resulting in an album that is less jaunty than their previous albums.

24 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys

Never Gone

(Jive)

26 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

BLAND BOY BAND OFFERS DANISH DEJA-VU

ANOTHER RECORD from another boy band: this is what you would expect from the self-titled debut album of Danish trio, C21. And it is.

30 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Backstreet Boys Web site offers Valentine messages

To promote their next single, The Call, from the album Black and Blue, the Backstreet Boys have vowed to woo their legion of fans this Valentine's Day by phone.

8 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

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