New Kids On The Block
Hangin' Tough


5.0
classic

Review

by Mixiegirl USER (3 Reviews)
September 22nd, 2010 | 25 replies | 6,170 views


Release Date: 1988 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An iconic album that defined what "boy-band" was meant to sound like.

4 of 5 thought this review was well written

"Classic" is clearly a subjective term. I believe that Metallica's Master of Puppets is a classic heavy metal album, because it is purely metal...screeching guitars, power chords, dark lyrics, screaming vocals....just an amazing representation of that kind of music. Similarly, Hangin' Tough is a classic and iconic boy-band album, because it is purely bubblegum pop, boy-band music. The songs are catchy and fun, and perfectly written for its audience...adolescent females. The background music is basic pop, simple musical interludes, and the lyrics and vocals are sweet. "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" is a great, poppy, upbeat opening song and ballads such as "Please Don't Go Girl" and "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" melt the hearts of many girls worldwide. "Hangin' Tough" is a wonderful anthem of positive action for young people.

Hangin' Touch is an amazing representation of what "boy-band" music should sound like, and defined that music for acts like 'NSync, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, Take That, etc. for years to come. Whether you like it or not, this album touched the hearts of many people, sold lots of copies, and set the stage for a whole genre of music, and thus, simply a classic.


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What a botched abortion sounds like....


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BigHans
September 22nd 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

ummmmmmmmmm. counter review?

Inveigh
September 22nd 2010



24190 Comments


take that, Hans.

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Inveigh
September 22nd 2010



24190 Comments


oh and good review for a first, so I'll pos. I'd say try to write a bit more next time, maybe discuss the music more in-depth.

oh yeah, and whether you're really a girl or not, prepare to be harrassed into oblivion by Sputnerds

Spec
September 22nd 2010



26834 Comments


More like hangin' loose.

BigHans
September 22nd 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I love the rest of your ratings MixieGirl, classic rock ftw.

Mixiegirl
September 22nd 2010



37 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Hans, I thought your review was far more detailed and entertaining than mine...I couldn't counter that even if I tried! I just believed differently about the album's merits, and felt it appropriate to express that, although with less eloquence than you did, of course.

Mixiegirl
September 22nd 2010



37 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Hans, thanks! Inveigh, I am indeed a girl, and thanks for the warning! There's nothing I love better than discussing music, so I'm looking forward to the fun.

Inveigh
September 22nd 2010



24190 Comments


(looks at Hans' review's summary, glances back at Mixiegirl's "eloquence" comment, looks back at Hans' summary, lols).

Hans' review is awesome though

cvlts
September 22nd 2010



8917 Comments


surprisingly thorough for a two paragraph review.

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BigHans
September 22nd 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Mixie, how old are you? just wondering if you were around when this was popular.

Mixiegirl
September 22nd 2010



37 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Hans I was around during the whole NKOTB popularity extravaganza. Why?

BigHans
September 22nd 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

because most of the people on the site are under 18, and weren't born when this came out.

Inveigh
September 22nd 2010



24190 Comments


I am indeed a girl


ohh.. well. *clears throat, straightens tie* I'm Inveigh. Nice to meet you.

NeutralThunder12
September 22nd 2010



8742 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

so whos alt is this

theacademy
September 22nd 2010



27670 Comments


wait but this band is a lot more metal than metallica actually

PanasonicYouth
September 22nd 2010



7410 Comments


FEEEMAAAAAAALE


btw nice soundoff

iamnotchan
September 22nd 2010



669 Comments


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btw nice soundoff[2]


Irving
Staff Reviewer
September 22nd 2010



7011 Comments


Very succinct; and it works! =D?

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Meatplow
September 22nd 2010



5524 Comments


brace for 200 comments +

Counterfeit
September 23rd 2010



17819 Comments


this is the one



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