10 (New Kids on the Block album)

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10
New Kids on the Block - 10.jpg
Studio album by New Kids on the Block
Released April 2, 2013 (2013-04-02)
Genre Pop, dance-pop, pop rock
Length 49:10 (standard edition)
Label The Block/Boston Five
Producer Deekay, Brent Paschke, Gabe Lopez, New Kids on the Block (exec.)
New Kids on the Block chronology
The Block
(2008)
10
(2013)
Thankful
(2017)
Singles from 10
  1. "Remix (I Like The)"
    Released: January 28, 2013
  2. "The Whisper"
    Released: August 1, 2013

10 is the seventh studio album by New Kids on the Block. It was released on April 2, 2013, this is the band's first studio album since 2008's The Block, as well as their first album released independently after departing from Interscope Records. The album title refers to it being their tenth album release in the US (including compilation albums),[1] the album made its debut on the Billboard 200 at number 6 and number 1 on the Top Independent Albums.

Background and development[edit]

On January 22, 2013, the group appeared on The View and announced that they would release a new single titled "Remix (I Like The)" on January 28 and a new album titled 10 would be released on April 2, 2013. During the show, they also announced that they would tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men as their opening acts in summer 2013.[2] On February 6, the band released the official track listing for the album's standard edition on their official website.

They released the second single, "The Whisper" on August 1, 2013, the video features footage from The Package Tour.[3]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The album received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Review aggregator Metacritic gave the album a score of 52 out of 100, indicating mixed or average reviews.[4] The Huffington Post gave the album a positive review, complimenting its modern tastes, swaying hooks, and sensitive lyrics.[5] Artistdirect gave the album 5 out of 5 stars, stating that the album feels unequivocally and undeniably "new".[6] AllMusic reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the album three stars out of five, calling it cleanly produced, tuneful, middle-of-the road pop.[7] A negative review came from Idolator reviewer Mike Wass, who criticized the album's outdated dance pop and overwrought ballads, giving the album 2.5 out of 5 stars.[8]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 in the United States, becoming the group's sixth top 10 ten album.[9] 10 sold 48,000 copies in its first week, New Kids on the Block's second-best first-week sales since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs produced by Deekay, except "Back to Life" and "Now or Never" produced by Brent Paschke, Gabe Lopez and Drew Ryan Scott.

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."We Own Tonight"Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Jørgensen, Daniel Klein, J.B. GillJoey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg3:20
2."Remix (I Like The)"Jensen, Jørgensen, Lemar ObikaWahlberg, McIntyre3:18
3."Take My Breath Away"James Fauntleroy, Jørgensen, Oritsé WilliamsJordan Knight, McIntyre, Wahlberg4:01
4."Wasted on You"Thomas Andersson, Tim McEwanJordan Knight, McIntyre, Wahlberg3:38
5."Fighting Gravity"Jensen, Jess Cates, JørgensenJordan Knight, McIntyre, Wahlberg, Wood4:06
6."Miss You More"Jensen, Jørgensen, Donnie WahlbergJordan Knight, Wahlberg (rap)4:03
7."The Whisper"Jørgensen, Andy Love, Marcus Winther-JohnJordan Knight, McIntyre, Wahlberg4:42
8."Jealous (Blue)"Jensen, Martin Michael Larsson, Jamie ScottJordan Knight, McIntyre, Wahlberg3:22
9."Crash"Jensen, Marlin "Hookman" Bonds, LarssonJordan Knight, McIntyre, Wahlberg, Danny Wood4:08
10."Back to Life"Gabe Lopez, Joey McIntyre, Brent Paschke, Drew Ryan ScottJordan Knight, McIntyre, Wahlberg3:44
11."Now or Never"Lopez, McIntyre, Paschke, ScottJordan Knight, McIntyre, Wahlberg, Wood3:28
12."Survive You"Jensen, Larsson, Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, Nina WoodfordJordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, McIntyre, Wahlberg, Wood7:16
13."Let's Go Out With a Bang" (hidden track at 3:43) McIntyre, Wood (speech), Jordan Knight 

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 59
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 129
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[16] 8
Danish Albums (IFPI)[17] 21
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[18] 39
German Albums (Media Control Charts)[19] 45
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[20] 91
Scottish Albums (OCC)[21] 61
Spanish Albums (Promusicae)[22] 80
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 47
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[24] 9
US Billboard 200[9] 6

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (January 22, 2013). "NKOTB Recruit Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees For 'Package' Summer Tour". MTV. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1GmnTTP9sE
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  5. ^ "'10' review: New Kids On The Block Return With A 'Catchy Pop' Album". The Huffington Post. April 1, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "New Kids on the Block '10' album review". Artistdirect. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "'10' New Kids on the Block album". AllMusic. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Album review: '10'". Idolator. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (April 10, 2013). "Justin Timberlake Earns Third Week at No. 1, Band Perry Debuts at No. 2". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ Trust, Gary (April 11, 2013). "New Kids On The Block: Staying 'Together Forever' (Video)". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
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  17. ^ "Album Top-40". Hitlisten. IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music Control. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
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  20. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/120104/ranking/cd_album/
  21. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/20130407/40/
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  23. ^ "2013 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". UK Albums Chart. Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  24. ^ "2013 Top 40 Official UK Independent Albums Archive". UK Albums Chart. Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 13, 2013.