Greatest Hits

Performers New Kids on the Block

Legacy | August 12, 2008 | Compact Disc

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If Greatest Hits doesn't seem as fun as it should be, that's because the New Kids on the Block's material has dated, even though it, in many ways, set the template for the teen pop of the late '90s/early 2000s. Max Martin used Maurice Starr's formula, but he writes better songs -- only "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" and "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" stand the test of time as good pop singles, but the rest are pretty much triumphs of recording and the form. Also, the sequencing doesn't play to their strengths, failing to gain much momentum as it plays. This still is recommended as the first pick, since it does have all of NKOTB's hits on one disc, but it's still sort of a shock that this doesn't play as trashy fun, the way it does in memory -- or the way Milli Vanilli's music now does. [A bonus tracks version was released in 2008.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 12, 2008

Genre: Teen Pop

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Label Name: Legacy

UPC: 886973056226

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Greatest Hits

Performers New Kids on the Block

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 12, 2008

Genre: Teen Pop

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Label Name: Legacy

UPC: 886973056226


Title Track Time
1.Step By Step --
2.You Got It (The Right Stuff) --
3.I'll Be Loving You (Forever) --
4.Cover Girl --
5.Didn't I (Blow Your Mind) --
6.Please Don't Go Girl --
7.Tonight --
8.Valentine Girl --
9.Let's Try It Again --
10.Hangin' Tough --
11.If You Go Away --
12.Baby, I Believe In You --
13.Call It What You Want [The C&C Pump It Mix] --
14.Games [The Kids Get Hard Mix] --
15.My Favorite Girl --
16.Toasties --
17.Right Combination, The --
18.Angel Of Love --
19.NKOTHB Mega Mix --

Editorial Notes

If Greatest Hits doesn't seem as fun as it should be, that's because the New Kids on the Block's material has dated, even though it, in many ways, set the template for the teen pop of the late '90s/early 2000s. Max Martin used Maurice Starr's formula, but he writes better songs -- only "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" and "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" stand the test of time as good pop singles, but the rest are pretty much triumphs of recording and the form. Also, the sequencing doesn't play to their strengths, failing to gain much momentum as it plays. This still is recommended as the first pick, since it does have all of NKOTB's hits on one disc, but it's still sort of a shock that this doesn't play as trashy fun, the way it does in memory -- or the way Milli Vanilli's music now does. [A bonus tracks version was released in 2008.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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