New Kids on the Block's '10' review: Boy banders still got it

This CD cover image released by The Block This CD cover image released by The Block shows "10" by New Kids on the Block. Photo Credit: AP

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REVIEW

Since reuniting in 2008, New Kids on the Block has proved to be among the savviest pop acts around. With its new album, "10" (The Block), the quintet's winning streak continues, effortlessly plugging into pop's current styles without losing its own trademark harmonies and vocal styles.

While the lyrics of "Remix (I Like The)" are a bit on the cutesy side, the slick, slightly retro production and the catchy chorus are right on target. "The Whisper" is even better, an inspirational dance anthem in the style of David Guetta's work with Usher and Sia. Yes, yes, they're still hangin' tough.

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New Kids on the Block

"10"

GRADE B+

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BOTTOM LINE Stylish, smooth R&B-leaning dance pop

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