This Is Us This Is Us isn't Backstreet's first album since their days on the boy-band A list. It's not even their first since the departure of Kevin… This Is Us This Is Us isn't Backstreet's first album since their days on the boy-band A list. It's not even their first since the departure of Kevin… 2009-10-06 Backstreet Boys Pop
Music Review

This Is Us (2009)

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EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 06, 2009; Lead Performance: Backstreet Boys; Genre: Pop

This Is Us isn't Backstreet's first album since their days on 
the boy-band A list. It's not even their first since the departure of Kevin Richardson, who split prior to 2007's snoozy Unbreakable. But the new disc does mark the band's return after a decade to its old teen-pop sound, and considering these guys' combined age, the result is surprisingly unembarrassing. Credit goes in large part to 
 au courant producers such as T-Pain (''She's a Dream''), RedOne (''Straight Through My Heart''), and Max Martin (''Bigger''), the group's original Svengali. The strong vocals certainly don't hurt 
 either. B

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Originally posted Sep 30, 2009 Published in issue #1069-1070 Oct 09, 2009 Order article reprints
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