Although the Backstreet Boys are much more matured both lyrically and vocally (my brother couldn't believe the guys singing the Black and Blue songs were the same guys singing this CD!), this album is still a pretty good debut considered they were in Europe for 3 straight years.
The 2 songs I recommend you skip are "Darlin'" and "Set Adrift on a Memory Bliss". Not cuz they're bad, because..they're not. It's just, they're incredibly boring. Darlin' never fails to put me to sleep, and if my aunt wants to listen to Set Afrift on a Memory Bliss, I practically cry. They're drawwwwwwwn out and the lyrics are a repeat of "I'll Never Break Your Heart". The only good thing is "Darlin'" has a great talking solo at the beginning by Kevin. Sex-ay!
My favorite songs are "Get Down (You're the One For Me)", "If You Want It To be Good Girl (Get Yourself a Bad Boy)" although the title could be a chorus in itself, "All I Have To Give" and "Hey Mr. DJ (Keep Playing This Song For Me)". As you can see, the titles tend to be REALLY luck, which luckily stopped with this album. The only ballad listed above is "All I Have To Give" which is a really pretty song about a man neglecting his girlfriend and the boys saying that, when he makes her cry, they'll be there for her even though they don't have the fancy cars and jewls to give her. The others are fun, sometimes perverted, dance-club songs. "Get Down" is almost like Aaron's "Swing It Out" from when he was 9, except MUCH MUCH MUCH more toned up..More like Aaron's "Swing.." is a water-down version of "Get Down".
THe "okay" songs are the ones I didn't list as boring or excellent. THe two singles that hooked everyone-As Long AsYou Love Me and Quit Plain' Games are great, it's just they get boring after awhile from hearing them SO many times. Everybody...is pretty OK to but I only like it when it's accompanied with the amazing video. ALl in all, a good debut, but Mullennium and Black and Blue are much better.