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Black And Blue
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Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
|1. The Call|
|2. Shape of My Heart|
|3. Get Another Boyfriend|
|4. Shining Star|
|5. I Promise You (With Everything I Am)|
|6. The Answer to Our Life|
|8. More Than That|
|10. Not For Me|
|11. Yes I Will|
|12. It's True|
|13. How Did I Fall in Love With You|
Second Asian reissue of their 2000 album, 'Black & Blue' includes one bonus track on the first CD, 'What Makes You Different (Makes You Beautiful)' & now includes an exclusive VCD (viewable on all DVD players). The VCD is entitled 'Secret Diary' and includes footage of their world wide tour they completed in Europe & Asia, a behind the scenes look at AJ's house and live performances that band did over Broadway in NYC. The VCD clocks in at over 60 + minutes! Also included here is a bonus set of stickers. Standard double jewelcase housed in a slipcase that has exclusive artwork. Which should help to differentiate between the umpteen other editions of this album!
The Backstreet Boys' previous outing, Millennium, was a tough act to follow, combining as it did the storming pop of "Larger Than Life" and the sublime balladry of "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely." Black & Blue is a worthy successor, if a slightly more mature sound for the boys. There's plenty of uptempo pop, such as the catchy advice dished out on "Get Another Boyfriend" and the slinky beat-riddled R&B of "Shining Star," nicely balanced with some smooth ballads--you can almost hear the lighters sparking up as the Spanish guitar gently plucks away on "I Promise You (with Everything I Am)." However, it's when they take up immediately where Millennium left off that they are at their strongest: "The Answer to Our Life" and "Not for Me" form a sturdy bridge from their previous output onward to the future. If this is the state of things to come, the future is decidedly rosy for Brian, Kevin, Howie, A.J., and Nick. --Helen Marquis
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Top Customer Reviews
1. The Call, 9/10: Great song, the spanish guitar at the beginning is great.
2. Shape Of My Heart, 10/10: the "I Want It That Way" of this album, classic.
3. Get Another Boyfriend, 8/10: Nick's vocals are great on this one.
4. Shining Star, 8/10: Written by Howie and Nick, A.J. and Nick's vocals are awesome on this one.
5. I Promise You, 9/10: Great ballad, sounds like BoysIIMen.
6. The Answer To Our Life, 10/10: Great song, sounds like "The One".
7. Everyone, 6/10: Didn't like that one, the lyrics are okay but the music isn't.
8. More Than That, 10/10: Another great ballad.
9. Time, 8/10: Produced by Babyface.
10. Not For Me, 8/10: Great up-tempo song, the vocals are great.
11. It's True, 9/10: Written by Kevin, excellent vocals.
12. Yes I Will, 8/10: Written by A.J., great lyrics.
13. How Did I Fall In Love With You, 10/10: Written by Howie, good lyrics, good vocals.
Except for "Everyone", all the songs are excellent and if you're a pop fan, you should buy this album.
But there are some really good songs too. Time is one of my personal favourite BSB songs...maybe because all 5 of them wrote it together...I Promise You and How Did I Fall In Love are equally impressive. Get Another Boyfriend i loved from the first time i played it.
I think the guys could've done a lot better especially after they did all these interviews before its release saying how amazing the new album was gonna be. We got all excited for not much if you ask me.
1. The Call--a great dance favorite. Everyone loves it. 10+
2. Shape Of My Heart--EVERYONE LOVES THIS 1 2!!! THIS IS AWESOME!! One of my favorites ever!!!! 10++++++++++++++
3. Get Another Boyfriend--Not as fast as the call, but really nice and catchy. 10
4. Shining Star--I don't like this one as well, but Nick you do write great music. u 2 Howie. 7 1/2
5. I Promise You--Sweet, Backstreet!! I like it!! 10
6. The Answer To Our Life--All the Boys wrote this one, and it's really good about solving world problems. GREAT! 10++
7. Everyone--I like it!! A song to their fans, and the lyrics, to me, reached farther than Larger Than Life. 10++
8. More Than That--Beautiful, very much like Spanish Eyes, a beautiful song written in minor. 9
9. Time--All the Boys wrote this one, and I like it too. It's about the changing of time. 9 1/2
10. Not For Me--AJ, great song. A milder version of Don't Want You Back. 9 1/2
11. Yes I Will--It's alright. A bit 2 soft. 8
12. It's True--Kevin!!! GREAT SONG!! 10+++++++++++++++
13. How Did I Fall In Love With You--Howie!!!!!! You guys write great music. 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
You guys are awesome!!! My favorites!!! WAAAY better than N Stink!!!
I don't care what other people say! This is their best album yet. They have matured Soooooooooo much. I can't wait to hear more from them.
I am also going to mention the bonus track, "What Makes You Different (Makes You Beautiful)"!!
1. The Call: ***- I am not as fond of this as others, but it is neat. This is odd, and different!! I like BSB, because they are trendsetters. This is one of their strangest songs!
2. Shape of My Heart: *****- I love this!! This is better than "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely", IMO.
3. Get Another Boyfriend: ****-Cool. This is better than "The Call" and I thought that this SHOULDA been a single!!
4. Shining Star: ***- See #1.
5. I Promise You (With Everything I Am): *****- Now we get into their gorgeous ballads!! I like this.
6. The Answer to Our Life: *****- Pretty good!!
7. Everyone: **- My least fave on the album, even though it was written for the fanz!!
8. More Than That: ****- Not their best, but still good!!
9. Time: *****- One of my top five BSB songs!! Really good, and it makes you think!!
10. Not For Me: ****- Cute. This would have also been better than "The Call" for a single!!
11. Yes I Will: *****- AJ wrote this. This is another one of my top five fave songs!! Soooooooo romantic!!
12. It's True: ****- Cute!!
13. How Did I Fall in Love With You: ****- Like this. It was written by Howie (And it is good), but it is not as good as the next one!!
14. What Makes You Different (Makes You Beautiful): *****- This is why I HATE bonus tracks!! This is one of BSB sweetest and best written songs!! Written by Howie, and really good!
Most recent customer reviews
Backstreet Boys deliver on this album and the best song on this album is the beautiful ballad, SHAPE OF MY HEART. This has to be one of the best songs on the album. Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2006 by Jason Hutton
Wow, what an honor to be the first person to review Black and Blue from one of the greatest bands in the world! Not to mention one of the most talented. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2004
this album is awsome! all of their songs have a meaning behind them! the best songs on this album are, I Promise You (With Eveyrthing I Am), because the beat is great, and its just... Read morePublished on June 26 2004 by Arielle
WTF? That one reviewer gave this junk 5 stars and gave one of Black sabbath's album 1 star. WTF? Sweet jesus! I think I had a poo nugget soil my undies! Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by Pete
Their first almbum milenium was awesome; this one is even better with songs that have amazing vocals and meaningfull lyrics. Recommended.Published on May 3 2004 by B. Viberg
These guys always take the back entrance.And I'm sure they always end up blak + blu.Published on March 20 2004
It is the best cd I have ever listined to and I like the song The Call the best.Published on Feb. 24 2004
The Backstreet Boys' self-titled debut sold very well in 1997 and '98 and the following year,the same happened with MILLENIUM. Read morePublished on Dec 16 2003 by andy8047