10/28/08 - Everyone laugh at DJ

This is something that I should probably keep to myself as I could get made fun of quite a bit for even stating what I'm about to, but here it is. I really enjoy the most recent New Kids on the Block album.

I feel better already, I think I can go through with a detailed review. First of all, it is called The Block. I'm not sure where their true purpose is with that name, but it comes across as them trying to be "hard" which is something that NKOTB will never be able to pull off, especially since they couldn't do it 20 years ago when they were all still considered "hip" as the kids were saying back then.

I had originally planned to only hit on a few of the tracks of this album, but as I started going through each song (all 17 of them), I realized that they each deserve their own entry. The problem with this is that it makes for a very long post. I am going to split it up into 3 different posts, and hopefully everyone enjoys them, because they are going up anyways.

A friend of mine when she first told me about the most recent single released to the radio (Single w/ Ne-Yo) summed it up with one word when it comes to most of these songs: Creepy. These guys are just about 40 years old, yet they are singing to an audience who probably weren't even born when they first hit it big back in the day. This one word summary is a little misleading because it doesn't change the fact that I really enjoy the music of most of the songs.

Track 1 on the album is called "Click Click Click" and is my second favorite song. This is also one of two songs that refer to taking pictures and/or video of different activities that might be going on. This one is much more "romantic" however as they are referring to more of a mental image of what is going on. In all honesty, it isn't so much the content of this song as the actual music that I enjoy. They could simple sing "blah, blah, blah" and it would still be as enjoyable for me.

Track 2 is the one I mentioned earlier which is actually on Ne-Yo's album (Year of the Gentleman) without NKOTB. I really liked the song the first few times I heard it, but it isn't one of my favorites. Considering that I think most of the guys in the group are married and with kids, this is the first of many that seem a little out of place. The song could be summed up in a 15 second track by simply saying "Hey, if you don't have anybody with you tonight, I'll hang out with you for a little while, at least until the song that is playing ends." As far as pick-up lines go, I would have to say this song takes the cake.

Track 3 talks about how they are all grown up. The song features Lady Gaga, whoever that is, and during the course of the song they go back and forth talking about how grown up they are. "With a body like that you've got a grown man ready to blow." Yes, that is actually one of the lines they use...creepy.

Track 4 is Summertime which is currently my ring tone. It is my favorite song on the album and actually reminds me of LFO's "Girls of Summer" in which LFO uses the line "New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits, chinese food makes me sick"...if that is not lyrical genius, I don't know what is. Anyways, this song is basically just a feel good summer song about finding love and then losing it when the two parties have to move away at the end of summer, leaving the boy distraught and looking forward to next year.


3 Comments - Leave one yourself

Don't feel too bad, I actually went to one of their concerts around '90 or '91. M.C. Hammer opened for them.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 28, 2008 at 11:29 AM  

That's not fair. You set it up so no one would make fun of you with the title. I stil think it's quite funny you like NKOTB. Hey but to each his own.

By Blogger sdhorton, at October 28, 2008 at 1:53 PM  

I don't think its that big of deal...other than the fact that you are about the same age as them...dude, i'm so kidding, but seriously...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 28, 2008 at 2:07 PM  

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