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New Kids on the Block


Wednesday, October 7 2009

New Kids on the Block: Hangin’ Tough, Refusing to Let Go

In 1989, I loathed the New Kids on the Block with a passion and intensity that only junior high-aged children can bring to their study of popular culture, yet when Hangin’ Tough Live hit DVD, I had to see it.


Tuesday, April 9 2013

New Kids on the Block: 10

10 arrives five years after New Kids on the Block's 2008 comeback effort, The Block.

Sunday, December 7 2008

New Kids on the Block

Having been a lifelong metal head, I was curious to see how fans at the other end of the musical spectrum behaved at live shows.

Wednesday, October 15 2008

New Kids on the Block: The Block

While most of the album is listenable, there is a desperate undercurrent running throughout the album, as though the guys are trying too hard to prove their relevance by being trendy.


Wednesday, January 19 2011

Reflections on the Backstreet Boys: From A to NYE

The boy band is dead! Long live the boy band!

Thursday, September 10 2009

One Hit Wonder: New Kids on the Block Edition

Almost nine years after racking up nine top ten hits, two members of New Kids on the Block had top ten hits of their own as solo acts.


Monday, October 20 2008

New Kids on the Block are back, to the delight of their older but still screaming fans

What is the price of reliving your early teen years? For Kim Carlton and Alexis Lomen, it's $375 each. That buys the 31-year-old BFFs from St.

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