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5.0 out of 5 stars Better, 7 Dec. 2008
This review is from: Better (Audio CD)
'Better' is the second single released by Boyzone following their very successful reunion. The song is a very beautiful ballad written by Tom Baxter who's lyrics are so simple and yet meaningful. Boyzone's version of this song is absolutely beautiful; it's filled with so much warmth and emotion, something which is even clearer when they perform the track live.

Again the song won't be to everybody's taste and I fully appreciate that some people might prefer the original - variety is the spice of life, after all. What I would say, however, is that Boyzone's version is definitely worth a listen - I never fail to be impressed by their talent and Irish charm.

Back Again...No Matter What - The Greatest Hits
Back Again...No Matter What - The Greatest Hits
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michelle, 22 Oct. 2008
I already own the Boyzone Greatest Hits album but had no problem purchasing Back Again... No Matter What for their new material.

The album presents a good selection of their previous hits including No Matter What and A Different Beat but, unfortunately, does not contain hits such as Key to My Life and So Good. That's the only negative I can find in the whole album! The songs are all really varied in style and presented well; you can never doubt their strength as a band and their harmonies are always pitch perfect. This is continually proven during all of their live performances!

Their new material is very interesting and varied in style from the 60's sounding Love You Anyway to the beautiful ballad that is Better. I think Ronan and Stephen's voices have improved dramatically over the years which, since they were pretty strong vocally from the beginning, is really good!

On the whole I'd definitely recommend this album to anybody who enjoys music that makes you happy and puts a smile on your face. You can't fail to want to sing along or hum along to most of the tracks :-). Obviously if you're not a fan of boybands or want to remain loyal to a single group then, perhaps, you won't enjoy this album (stranger things have happened!). If this is the case then the most simple piece of advice I can offer is just don't listen to it - simple as that :-). To those of you that remain undecided it's definitely worth keeping an open mind and having a listen because I really and truly believe that Boyzone are one of the strongest bands we've ever had and, perhaps, will ever have the pleasure of listening to/seeing perform.

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