As a long standing listener to the BSB (14+ years), I am obviously interested and excited when they release something new. Needless to say that I was not disappointed when I first put this album on back in October, and it has not left my stereo since! Even my 2 1/2 year old daughter loves this album - and she is a very picky lady! :o)
Long standing fans won't be disappointed, with classic BSB tracks such as the punchy "Straight Through My Heart" and the upbeat "Bigger", right through to the beautiful "This Is Us" and the ballads "Shattered" and "Undone". New/recent fans should also be engaged from the word go, as there is something on this album for everyone. In my opinion (and it is just my opinion) this is them at their best since the 1999 album 'Millenium' when, arguably, the BSB were at the height of their fame.
There is a sense of maturity throughout the album, which is understandable given how long these chaps have been making music and the fact that they are no longer 'boys' but men, some of which have families of their own now. That doesn't mean that this album is 'boring' though as there is still more than a hint of BSB cheekiness and fun thrown in. Quite simply, it's very good music, and given the length of time that these guys have been going as a 'boy band', they could teach a lesson or two to all the current boy bands out there - this is how it's done. Enjoy!