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Pop/Rock - Released September 2, 1988 | Columbia

Good songs collected by New Kids mastermind Maurice Starr highlight this smash, including "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)," "You Got It (The Right Stuff)," "Please Don't Go Girl," and the title track. Tight, warm, even soulful harmony on the ballads. ~ Dan Heilman & Bil Carpenter
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Pop/Rock - Released October 14, 2008 | Columbia - Legacy

By the fall of 1989, the New Kids on the Block were so huge that their holiday album Merry, Merry Christmas catapulted into the Top Ten upon its release, reaching double-platinum status not long afterward. That's the sure sign of teen-idol stardom reaching the supernova point -- when a special-interest album becomes a multi-platinum blockbuster. Maurice Starr, the boys' producer and Svengali, probably knew that he had a seasonal hit on his hands, given the sales of Hangin' Tough, but to his credit, he and NKOTB didn't turn out a piece of pure product with Merry, Merry Christmas. Yes, it does suffer from silliness and dated production, but that is part and parcel with any teen-pop release. What counts is the energetic, goofy performances, which are genuinely spirited even when the songs are as ridiculous as "Funky, Funky Xmas." It's the kind of record that will appeal to any hardcore NKOTB fan, or any kitsch-loving pop culture maven. But even those irony-drenched hipsters will have to admit that "This One's for the Children" is a genuinely strong holiday song that deserved to be the Top Ten hit that it was. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Pop/Rock - Released May 31, 1990 | Columbia

In an attempt for some respect, the group wrote some cuts on Step by Step, a more serious, harder-sounding album. Although the title track was number one for three weeks and the follow-up, "Tonight," went Top Ten, they couldn't replicate the success of Hangin' Tough. ~ Bil Carpenter
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Pop/Rock - Released August 12, 2008 | Columbia - Legacy

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Pop/Rock - Released February 23, 1989 | Columbia

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Pop - To be released March 8, 2019 | Columbia - Legacy

Good songs collected by New Kids mastermind Maurice Starr highlight this smash, including "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)," "You Got It (The Right Stuff)," "Please Don't Go Girl," and the title track. Tight, warm, even soulful harmony on the ballads. ~ Dan Heilman & Bil Carpenter
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Pop - Released January 1, 2008 | New Kids On The Block - ISR PS

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Pop/Rock - Released March 26, 2001 | Columbia - Legacy

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Pop/Rock - Released February 5, 2009 | Columbia

The New Kids return after much ridicule and doubt with the defensive Face the Music, and, surprise! -- it isn't bad at all. Sure, they've changed their style a bit -- their new jack R&B is a bit rougher, the lyrics are a touch nastier, and their hip-hop sounds a little more real -- but none of it sounds fake, and the best tracks on the album might impress even the most jaded listener. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Pop/Rock - Released November 15, 1990 | Columbia