Backstreet Boys and Carrie Underwood CD Reviews
Backstreet's back and Carrie Underwood is too! We've got the lowdown on their new albums (and whether they're worth your hard-earned babysitting cash)!
Backstreet Boys - Unbreakable
Once one of the most popular bands in the world, the Backstreet Boys are taking another stab at a comeback. The boys released Never Gone in 2005 (after being Kinda Gone for about five years) and are hoping that this album will launch the comeback that it didn't. Unbreakable is a more mature and less chirpy album than Never Gone. It showcases the boys' impressive vocal talents and reminds us why the nearly defunct boy band was once popular. If you've never understood the BSB phenomenon, this album is unlikely to win you over, but diehard fans won't be disappointed. Backstreet Boys - Unbreakable Fun Facts
- Unbreakable is the first Backstreet Boys album that Kevin Richardson isn't involved in.
- Unbreakable is available in a Deluxe Edition that contains extra tracks, a Backstreet Boys poster and special packaging.
- The album debuted at number one in the charts in Japan.
- Emanuel Kiriakou, who is listed as one of the album's producers, has also produced for Nick Lachey, Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee and Ashley Tisdale.
Backstreet Boys - Unbreakable Hot Tracks
Inconsolable; One in a Million; Unmistakable
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Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride
Carrie Underwood's sophomore album, Carnival Ride, is a quieter and less poppy follow-up to her debut album, Some Hearts. Her small-town-girl-done-good album is decidedly country, but it still has enough hooks to please a pop-loving crowd. Carrie hasn't taken any chances with this album - she's the same girl next door that America knows and loves. Carnival Ride may not be the most surprising album around, but it's definitely worth checking out.
Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride Fun Facts
- Carnival Ride is Carrie Underwood's first number one album. It sold 527,000 copies in its first week.
- Carrie covers the Randy Travis song, I Told You So, on Carnival Ride.
- Carrie has said that she named the album Carnival Ride in honor of the "wonderful craziness" that she's been through in the last few years.
Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride Hot Tracks
So Small; Last Name; I Told You So
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