Unbreakable (2007) What are Brian, Nick, Howie, and AJ without Kevin? Ponder that existential puzzler as you listen to Backstreet Boy's first CD since losing a member… 2007-10-30 Backstreet Boys Pop
Music Review

Unbreakable (2007)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Oct 30, 2007; Lead Performance: Backstreet Boys; Genre: Pop

What are Brian, Nick, Howie, and AJ without Kevin? Ponder that existential puzzler as you listen to Backstreet Boy's first CD since losing a member last year. The remaining Boys make for a surprisingly sweet barbershop quartet on Unbreakable's a cappella intro, and they come close to recreating the sheer euphoria of their biggest pre-Y2K smashes on many of the up-tempo dance-pop numbers that follow. Just skip the soggy adult-contemporary power ballads (see: lead single ''Inconsolable'') if you want to avoid killing that nostalgic buzz. B-
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Originally posted Oct 26, 2007 Published in issue #962 Nov 02, 2007 Order article reprints