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    [article]They're back, & all right

    Post by Gianna S. on Thu 13 Nov 2008, 1:18 pm

    They're back, & all right

    Man-boy band still has strong vocal chemistry



    There's an oft-repeated bit of Scripture -- usually reserved for
    commencement addresses and weddings -- that speaks of putting away
    childish things once you become a man.
    And while we certainly don't want to tell the Backstreet Boys
    how to do their jobs, the Florida foursome -- who brought their
    Unbreakable tour to MTS Centre last night -- might want to consider
    giving the passage a look-see.
    Obviously, it's been some time since any of the Boys were
    really boys: Youngest member Nick Carter turns 29 in January, while
    eldest Howie Dorough just turned 35.
    But the unfortunate name isn't the only holdover from their
    mid-'90s glory days, when slick dance moves and Swedish-penned pop
    tunes (oh, and the financial backing of America's biggest boy-band
    mogul) were all it took to reach the top of the charts.
    They also find themselves locked in the same man-boy limbo
    where their music is concerned -- trying to make the leap into
    adult-contemporary territory, but still beholden to the former
    teeny-boppers who made them famous in the first place.
    For now, anyway, they're doing their best to straddle the divide, and last night's show proved they're (mostly) pulling it off.
    They certainly came out swinging -- literally, in fact -- clad
    in boxing gloves and capes, and shadowboxing to the strains of their
    monster hit Larger than Life (which had been mixed with one of the
    Rocky themes and a snippet of Kanye West's Stronger).
    The routine was kind of goofy, but the song remains as catchy
    as ever, and the momentum helped carry them through the less hook-laden
    follow-ups Everyone and Any Other Way.
    On You Can Let Go, they finally quit with the dancing for a
    while, letting A.J. McLean (the former bad boy) and Brian Littrell
    (still the good boy) trade some serious harmonies from opposite corners
    of the stage.
    Say what you want about the boy-band craze, but some of these
    guys can really sing, and after 15 years together, the Backstreet Boys
    have an undeniable vocal chemistry.
    Alas, the effect was short-lived -- they launched into one of
    those chair-dancing routines for Unmistakable -- and by the time the
    opening of I Want It That Way (still one of the better pop ballads on
    the books) rolled around, the mass sing-along from the audience nearly
    drowned out their contributions.
    After a solo turn from Dorough (each member got one; the less
    said, the better), the Boys reassembled around a poker table to
    pantomime a card game and croon Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely.
    HIT THEIR STRIDE
    And it was here that they really hit their stride: No laboured
    hopping around, no mugging for the cameras or the ladies in the crowd,
    just four guys who've been singing together for years milking a sombre
    pop song for all the pathos they could.
    The only problem?
    They couldn't sit around the card table for the whole concert.
    That would've been boring, and besides, the fans paid to see them
    dance.
    But it's worth pointing out the show's second-most impressive
    moment was also devoid of dance steps -- when all four huddled around a
    garbage can fire for a street corner version of All I Have to Give.
    Something to think about, maybe, as they continue the transition from Boys to men.
    Ironically, Canuck R&B diva Divine Brown managed to squeeze
    as much soul into her half-hour opening set as the Boys did their
    entire show, skipping nimbly from the girl-group vibe of Lay It On the
    Line to the bass-heavy disco groove of Boogie Slide and Jump Start.
    ---
    BACKSTREET BOYS
    Where: MTS Centre
    When: Wed., Nov. 12
    With: Divine Brown
    Sun Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5

    Source: winnipegsun.com


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    Re: [article]They're back, & all right

    Post by Missatothaz on Fri 14 Nov 2008, 5:35 pm

    pfffft, whatever... Rolling Eyes
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    Re: [article]They're back, & all right

    Post by Missatothaz on Fri 14 Nov 2008, 5:39 pm

    I mean what's wrong with people? why do they have to classify everything? why do they have to be either teen pop or adult contemporary? just let them do their music! as long as they r fine with it and the fans enjoy it - who cares? manson

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