- Audio CD (May 18 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Sony Music Canada Inc.
- ASIN: B00000IOOE
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 1,693 customer reviews
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Backstreet Boys ~ Millennium
For their hard-core under-18 fans, of course, the Backstreet Boys are all that, and a bag of chips and free soda to boot. Millennium, the follow-up to the quintet's umpteen-million-selling debut, offers more reasons why so many of the rest of us have found a place for them in our hearts. The Boys' ultrapackaged look and up-to-date production underscore the quality of their best tracks; only a churl could deny that "I Want It That Way" is one fine radio-aimed declaration of love, or that "Larger Than Life" makes the most of its Daft Punk sample and double-edged acknowledgment of Backstreet followers' loyalty. And who can resist an album-closer like "The Perfect Fan," Brian Littrell's ode to his mom? --Rickey Wright
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1. Larger Than Life--an upbeat song dedicated to their fans. Co-written by Brian and I love this song! 5/5
2. I Want It That Way--what fan of music doesn't like this song? It is extremely catchy and even though most people don't know what it's about, you can obviously tell it's one of the best pop songs ever. 5/5
3. Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely--this song sounds like a love ballad (it even won the Radio Music Award for "best love ballad") but it's actually about pain, loss, and the feeling of being alone. It's beautiful and sad at the same time. Very emotional. 5/5
4. It's Gotta Be You--a very nice underrated upbeat dance tune. Not one of the best, but still a very good song. 4/5
5. I Need You Tonight--some people don't like this song too much, only Nick Carter fans can really appreciate this because it's Nick's solo and Nick happens to be my fav BSB member. It shows his unique talent! 5/5
6. Don't Want You Back--another nice upbeat song. In this song, the Boys refer to their song, Everybody (Backstreet's Back). See if you can find it! 4/5
7. Don't Wanna Lose You Now--a beautiful love ballad where the guys sing about getting their hearts broken and wanting the girl back. Nice vocals. 4/5
8. The One--a very upbeat dance tune that showcases Brian's vocals really well...I especially love the part when he keeps singing one of the notes for a long time. 5/5
9. Back To Your Heart--a lovely ballad with Kevin at the [piano] keys. What talented young men! 5/5
10. Spanish Eyes--Howie D. said this was a song dedicated to their Spanish fans, it's not one of the best on this CD, but still a nice little lovely ballad. 4/5
11. No One Else Comes Close--probably the weakest track on this CD, but it's still a nice little song. AJ's vocals are probably the strongest here. 3/5
12. The Perfect Fan--Brian's ode to his mom (how sweet of him!). Actually, later, the Backstreet Boys turned this into a song that's been dedicated to all their moms. It's a beautiful sweet ballad that can make you cry. What mother wouldn't love this song? 5/5
As you can tell, the Backstreet Boys did a lot of maturing through this album. They do not display teenybopper pop music on this CD, it is adult-contemporary pop, if that's what you want to call it. This is the best album of the year 1999 and it should have won the Grammy for Album of the Year...not Santana's "Supernatural"! The Boys were totally overlooked that year at the Grammys and totally jinxed. I hope they finally win their over-due Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Group at the 2002 Grammy Awards!
Buy this album, and you really won't regret it!!
As a whole I would consider this a ballads album with maybe four upbeat tracks. I didn't think I would even like this CD but I did and while it may not stand the test of time I do consider it a minor classic. I,m not regretful of owning this CD. This CD gets lots more spins that their first CD which goes through long periods of collecting dust on the shelf. Don't be afraid. Go and give this album a listen. It's actually very good and much more grown up than you think. I definately give this group a chance.
I gave "Millennium" 5-stars because the lyrics are as immature as nursery rhymes (0-stars); the music is simplistic, repetitive, and boring (0-stars); but the cover art is awesome (5-stars). This is the best album of all time, not just of all time, but of really ALL TIME. I'd take The Backstreet Boys to a deserted island. I'd trade my pancreas for "Millennium." I like this album because it's the kind of album that's likable in a different sort of way. The album cover says "Explicit Lyrics." I'm not sure about all that, but I can tell you quit honestly that "Millennium" has a lot of curse words too. If you like good music, then you've got to get The Backstreet Boys. It changed you life. I mean really CHANGED my life. It brought peace and harmony to Western Civilization. During the Gulf War, Iraqi prisoners where forced to listen to The Backstreet Boys 24 hours a day. Allied forces called it "Physiological Destabilization." When the war ended, and the prisoners were returned home, I.Q. tests revealed that they had lost eighteen-percent of the cognitive abilities. I'll bet you didn't know that fact!
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