LISTEN: “A Very Backstreet Christmas”

Sure, it's October 14th. We ain't judging.

Let’s be honest.  The Backstreet Boys aren’t BOYS anymore.  They’ve been “Backstreet MEN” for a long, long time.  But their new Christmas album may make YOU feel like a kid all over again.

The Backstreet Boys’ harmonies have been one of their signature sounds since their early start, and with the melodies of some of the most memorable Christmas songs of all time, they don’t disappoint.  With a version of “O Holy Night” that will harken sentiments of the first night in Bethlehem, to covers of Wham’s “Last Christmas,” this is the sort of album you’ll want to add to your collection.

And if you’re like me, that means a stream (below) is a good start, but you’ll probably want to purchase this on CD, Vinyl, or download to your own collection too.

My picks:

BEST TRACK: “O Holy Night” – it’s just GREAT.  THAT GREAT.

BEST COVER: “Last Christmas” – it’s Wham’s song; no one will ever take that away.  But this version will evoke the same feeling George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley did back in the day.

THE SLEEPER THAT IS REALLY GOOD: “Same Old Lang Syne” – if you like the Dan Fogelberg original, you’ll LOVE it with BSB’s signature harmonies.

BEST ORIGINAL: “Christmas In New York” – It’s something about the visuals and the feel; you’ll want to take that carriage ride through Central Park this Christmas.

BEST “THROWBACK VIBES”: “Happy Days” – it’s not channeling Fonzie and the crew, but it will definitely take you back to a 70s – AND 90s – influenced dance vibe that’s a GREAT turn up.



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