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 on: January 25, 2021, 11:28:16 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by RokofAges75
Favorite: "Missing You"! Fun fact: If you called me when I first got a cell phone, I definitely had part of this song for part of my voice mail message. I recorded it on my old Yak Bak to get the timing right. And when I call your phone... Seems like you're never ever home!!!
**Least favorite BSB song of all time

Love this!!


I'm not really a track skipper for BSB. Other artists, definitely, but I'm always happy to hear a BSB song. Actually, lately I've been Team "The Complete Backstreet Boys" by the Backstreet Boys on Spotify. But, Boys, you gotta put the import albums and the B-sides on it! It is not the complete Backstreet Boys without them.

Which album has held up the best? I think I gotta go Millennium followed by Backstreet's Back. Those were the ones I had a harder time picking a least favorite.

It depends what mood I'm in.  If I'm roadtripping, I will listen to every track without skipping.  If I'm just on my way to work and have limited time to listen, I will totally skip songs I don't feel like listening to just to get to the good ones.

I agree about both Millennium and Backstreet's Back.  Millennium is tied for my favorite BSB album with In a World Like This, which I also think has held up well (though it's still one of the newer ones).  I used to put Never Gone up there too, but that one has not held up quite as well for me (though I'm still dearly in love with Siberia, Incomplete, and My Beautiful Woman).  Backstreet's Back is near the top too.

To me, DNA is similar to Black & Blue in that there are a lot of great songs on it, but also some that could have been better.  They're not bad, per se, just kind of bland and boring.  But the good ones are really good!

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 on: January 25, 2021, 09:45:05 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by nicksgal
As for DNA, I think it's held up well.  I still feel the same way about all the songs as I did originally.  The ones I loved when it first came (DGBMH, Breathe, New Love, Passionate, Chances, No Place, The Way It Was) I still love.  The ones I thought were boring (Nobody Else, Is It Just Me, Just Like You Like It) are still boring.  But there are no bad songs or absolute skip songs on it for me.  It's a great album.  I do agree about it seeming short, though, especially if you do skip the boring tracks.

I'm not really a track skipper for BSB. Other artists, definitely, but I'm always happy to hear a BSB song. Actually, lately I've been Team "The Complete Backstreet Boys" by the Backstreet Boys on Spotify. But, Boys, you gotta put the import albums and the B-sides on it! It is not the complete Backstreet Boys without them.

Which album has held up the best? I think I gotta go Millennium followed by Backstreet's Back. Those were the ones I had a harder time picking a least favorite.

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 on: January 25, 2021, 09:41:08 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by nicksgal
Backstreet Boys (The Red Album)
Favorite: "Let's Have A Party"! I wish they would bring thing one back for a show. I kept hoping they would play it during the residency. What's not to love about small, small ideas when they involve parties?!
Least Favorite: Do the remixes count? I bought the version with the remixes to get "Don't Leave Me," but I never listened to them nearly as often! If I have to pick a song that's not a remix, I probably have to go with "Darlin'".

Backstreet's Back
Favorite: "Missing You"! Fun fact: If you called me when I first got a cell phone, I definitely had part of this song for part of my voice mail message. I recorded it on my old Yak Bak to get the timing right. And when I call your phone... Seems like you're never ever home!!!
Least Favorite: I love this entire album. I'm having a hard time choosing... I guess if I had to rank them, I would pick "Hey, Mr. DJ"? But it's #13 because I have to rank them, not because I don't like it.

U.S. Backstreet Boys
Favorite: "Quit Playing Games"* My absolute favorite BSB song. No matter what, I am always excited to hear it in any version, though prefer this version for obvious reasons. I have both the purple and red singles of this one and it's the only single I bought multiple copies of. (But also "Christmas Time" and "Give Me Your Heart"? *chef kiss*)
Least Favorite: "Darlin'"? There were way better ballads on both red Backstreet Boys and Backstreet's Back. Like "Just To Be Close To You"? That should have made the jump if they wanted a song from red Backstreet Boys or any of the ballads on Backstreet's Back are great!

Millennium
Favorite: Agh! I'm having a hard time choosing a song from Millennium that I am the most ecstatic to hear if it pops up on shuffle. It's perfection. Can I call it a four way tie between "I Need You Tonight", "Don't Want You Back", "Don't Wanna Lose You Now", and "The One"? No? I closed my eyes and pointed. I guess it's "Don't Wanna Lose You Now".
Least Favorite: Please see "Millenium is perfection" above, but I'd probably go with "Perfect Fan". Just because I often space out during it and rehash "There's no way Nick 'just happened to have a cold' when they were singing a song about how moms are great for the CD" in my head rather than just enjoying the song. I still like it a lot though.

Black & Blue
Favorite: "The Answer to Our Life" has always made me smile so much, but lately I've really been enjoying "Time". Remember when we would sing at the drop of a dime? Yes!
Least Favorite: "Yes I Will" Same.

Halfway through this game, I just want to listen to every BSB album straight through in chronological order, haha. This game is harder than I thought! I don't want to pick least favorites anymore... Or favorites!

Never Gone
Favorite: "I Still..." or "Lose It All". Leaning "I Still..."
Least Favorite: "Poster Girl" Same.

Unbreakable
Favorite: "Inconsolable" is probably it? Or "Love Will Keep You Up All Night"? Let's go with "Inconsolable".
Least Favorite: I'm having a hard time choosing again. I was going to cheat and say the Intro because it's short, but it's also a cappella... Ugh... Probably also "Trouble Is"...

This Is Us
Favorite: "All Of Your Life (You Need Love)" but I won't lie to you all, I listened to "Straight Through My Heart" for literal days on repeat when it came out. Morning, noon, and night for DAYS.
Least Favorite: PDA**

In a World Like This
Favorite: "In A World Like This" but I also love "One Phone Call".
Least Favorite: Probably also "Try"

DNA
Favorite: "Chances" forever!
Least Favorite: I'm having a hard time deciding again, haha. It was definitely "Just Like You Like It" when the CD came out, but I've been enjoying it more here recently.


*Favorite BSB song of all time
**Least favorite BSB song of all time

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 on: January 25, 2021, 08:53:38 PM 
Started by RokofAges75 - Last post by nicksgal
When I reread PBox, I always skim the NSYNC focused chapters. Story-wise, they need to be in there to develop the villains as multi-dimensional, but I've cared less about those chapters over the years. Shh! Don't tell anyone, haha.

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 on: January 25, 2021, 08:43:56 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by RokofAges75
As for DNA, I think it's held up well.  I still feel the same way about all the songs as I did originally.  The ones I loved when it first came (DGBMH, Breathe, New Love, Passionate, Chances, No Place, The Way It Was) I still love.  The ones I thought were boring (Nobody Else, Is It Just Me, Just Like You Like It) are still boring.  But there are no bad songs or absolute skip songs on it for me.  It's a great album.  I do agree about it seeming short, though, especially if you do skip the boring tracks.

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 on: January 25, 2021, 08:38:54 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by RokofAges75
Ooh, I'll play!

Backstreet Boys (The Red Album)
Favorite: I Wanna Be With You
Least Favorite: Every Time I Close My Eyes

Backstreet's Back
Favorite: Like a Child
Least Favorite: Hey Mr. DJ

U.S. Backstreet Boys
Favorite: As Long As You Love Me
Least Favorite: Darlin'

Millennium
Favorite: Don't Wanna Lose You Now*
Least Favorite: No One Else Comes Close

Black & Blue
Favorite: The Answer to Our Life
Least Favorite: Yes I Will

Never Gone
Favorite: Siberia
Least Favorite: Poster Girl

Unbreakable
Favorite: Unsuspecting Sunday Afternoon
Least Favorite: Trouble Is

This Is Us
Favorite: This is Us
Least Favorite: She's a Dream**

In a World Like This
Favorite: One Phone Call
Least Favorite: Try

DNA
Favorite: Passionate
Least Favorite: Nobody Else


*Favorite BSB song of all time
**Least favorite BSB song of all time

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 on: January 25, 2021, 08:23:51 PM 
Started by RokofAges75 - Last post by RokofAges75
Do you have any other stories that stick out where you thought that you'd rather have gone through with your original idea for a chapter? Or any stories of yours where there's chapters you skip when you reread for whatever reason?

Not that I can think of.  How about you, or anyone else who wants to answer?

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 on: January 25, 2021, 06:43:33 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by nicksgal
Also, I can't believe it's already been two years since DNA was released!  How has the album held up over the past couple years for everyone?  Are your favorite tracks now the same as they were then?

I can't believe it's already been two years! How time flies! Now I'd like a new album, but I'm just hoping they can finish the tour this year first.

I still like all the songs, I just wish there were more of them; I feel like the album felt smaller for some reason even though it has the exact same number of tracks as the others. The ones I liked less the first few listens have definitely grown on me as time went on, so overall I'm happy with all of them. I think the only BSB song at this point that I still feel kind of meh about would be... PDA probably? There's usually one on every album that I like less, but I think that's the one that sticks out overall as kind of meh to me. Chances is for sure my favorite still. I could listen to it for an entire day and be happy as a clam.

That's a fun game: Favorite and least favorite song on each BSB album.

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 on: January 25, 2021, 06:37:00 PM 
Started by mare - Last post by nicksgal
Yikes! I could tell they lost because I canít hear any honking or fireworks. I live up the street from their stadium and even though they werenít here, it hardly matters lol watching the news tomorrow morning should be fun. 🤦‍♀️ But yay to the BSB rivalry. I have a feeling Kevin will remain quiet and let Nick do all the trash talking. Iím just glad the stupid super bowl doesnít fall in my birthday this year. That is always the worst. I would love Nick to win his first super bowl but Iím torn because Patrick Mahomeís father used to be a Met so.... honestly I care about the puppy bowl most of all. Until the end of February and the start of spring training.

That means no one will judge you if you only want to watch the puppy bowl! I keep hoping the ball parks will be open to fans by opening day and I'll get to go this year if I get my vaccine in time. I feel kind of "eh" about sports until March Madness.

How was the news?

Oh, they hate Bonjovi because at one point recently, he wanted to buy the Bills and move them out of the city. Iím pretty sure they banned him for life after that lol

Bonjovi, what a trouble maker. That's how Raiders fans feel about the Vegas move.

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 on: January 25, 2021, 06:34:23 PM 
Started by RokofAges75 - Last post by nicksgal
I enjoy hoarding too!

I probably should have written two versions of that chapter, but in the moment, I wasn't even on the fence; I just flat out changed my mind.  It was only later, when I realized I didn't even want to go back and reread that chapter because of how horribly sad it was, that I got to thinking I should have stuck with my original plan.

I feel that. There's definitely things I've looked back on and thought "Oh, I really should have changed that." I just finished my edits for PBox and after rereading over the last chapter, I think if I could go back, I would write something totally different that's more interesting (for the last chapter, not the whole story). Maybe I'll add a tiny bit of it in instead.

Do you have any other stories that stick out where you thought that you'd rather have gone through with your original idea for a chapter? Or any stories of yours where there's chapters you skip when you reread for whatever reason?

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