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Backstreet Boys - Dna (2019) Published: January 25/19 Released: January 25/19 albumPop12 Tracks • 39 Minutes
TRACKWAVE SCORE
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77%
    SELECTED LINE: “DNA” marks the boys-to-men evolution of Backstreet, showing that the New Kids on the Block’s successful strategy of working hard and accepting change is no fluke. -Newsday
    DNA is the ninth studio album by the Backstreet Boys, released through K-Bahn and RCA Records from Sony Music Entertainment on January 25, 2019.
    Preview
    1. Don't Go Breaking My Heart3:36
    2. Nobody Else3:38
    3. Breathe3:06
    4. New Love3:00
    5. Passionate3:43
    6. Is It Just Me3:37
    7. Chances2:53
    8. No Place2:59
    9. Chateau3:08
    10. The Way It Was3:26
    11. Just Like You Like It3:42
    12. Ok2:31
℗ 2018 K-Bahn, LLC & RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Critic Reviews (26)

DNA’s a best-case scenario for a name thought to be finished over a decade ago, a careful balance of necessary modernization and embrace of the group’s boy-band legacy.

1 week ago

Vulture Vulture

Say what you will about the Backstreet Boys, but they know what it means to age gracefully.

60% 1 week ago

FLOOD Magazine FLOOD Magazine

With DNA, a revitalized Backstreet Boys exude an assured confidence, taking enough steps forward to continue their pop maturation without ignoring the hooks and harmonies that carried them all this way.

80% 1 week ago

AllMusic AllMusic

The fruits of experience are apparent in the Backstreet Boys’ new album DNA as they share a new sense of maturity and passion through their music.

74% 1 week ago

Immortal Reviews Immortal Reviews

DNA can feel disjointed at times and not all of its ventures are fruitful, but the album displays Backstreet Boys stripped of all pretense and name recognition, fully leaning into their desire to explore new waters and expand their sound.

70% 2 weeks ago

The Young Folks The Young Folks

Musically, the Backstreet Boys on "DNA", their meanwhile ninth studio album, leave nothing to chance.

2 weeks ago

Mittelbayerische Mittelbayerische

Even in a short time hardly anyone will remember "DNA".

30% 2 weeks ago

Plattentests.de Plattentests.de

Backstreet Boys deliver on their new studio effort, DNA. There is something in it for everybody.

100% 2 weeks ago

Digital Journal Digital Journal

Why they so crazy? We don’t know but they’re our nutcases.

60% 2 weeks ago

Metro Newspaper UK Metro Newspaper UK

It may not catch the mood but DNA is an appealingly nostalgic release from a group clearly built to last.

60% 2 weeks ago

Metro Newspaper UK Metro Newspaper UK

It's good - actually, a bit better than I expected it would be, especially given the current state of modern pop and how much I was not on-board with 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'.

60% 3 weeks ago

Spectrum Pulse (CA) Spectrum Pulse (CA)

They are still hanging on to the boyband stamp as this record is stacked with delightfully cheesy vocal ad-libs and cliché-laden choruses – as you would expect from a boyband.

60% 3 weeks ago

The Wee Review The Wee Review

"DNA" is a completely successful album and celebrates said long band history once more.

3 weeks ago

minutenmusik (DE) minutenmusik (DE)

No matter how much the music landscape has changed since the band's inception in 1993, one thing's for sure: the Backstreet Boys know their identity and run with it.

3 weeks ago

setlist.fm setlist.fm

“DNA” is a contemporary album, with EDM filtering through the arrangements, evoking a moody blend of melancholy, romance and sensuality.

70% 3 weeks ago

knoxnews knoxnews

DNA stays true to BSB’s harmony-driven pop sound while evolving their production to fit today’s radio landscape.

3 weeks ago


The five-piece have kept what is their signature sound - five-piece harmonies have been at the heart of all their songs, but they don't appear to have brought anything new to this album.

50% 3 weeks ago

Belfast Telegraph Belfast Telegraph

DNA is the strongest album that Backstreet Boys have released since their classic 2000 release Black & Blue.

90% 3 weeks ago

Entertainment Focus Entertainment Focus

Songs like “Breathe” and the Shawn Mendes-co-written single, “Chances”, don’t sound like anything the one-time chart-toppers have released before, proving the boys are capable of moving forward.

70% 3 weeks ago

WHO Magazine WHO Magazine

DNA is a mature presentation of what Backstreet Boys can do vocally but as one of the biggest boy bands in history, it’s just a fraction of what they’re capable of doing.

60% 3 weeks ago

The Irish Times The Irish Times (TOP)

The Florida five-piece have emerged from post-boy band life with a surprising degree of dignity — and they can actually sing.

80% 3 weeks ago

The Times of London The Times of London (TOP)

Well-manicured music that cannily plunders contemporary chart sounds and plonks a pitch-perfect harmony on them.

60% 3 weeks ago


While admittedly catchy, the first single is also slick, boring and doesn’t even sound like Backstreet Boys.

60% 3 weeks ago

theartsdesk.com theartsdesk.com

Towards the end of the CD it is getting more and more thin ... How can you sink so low!

40% 3 weeks ago

lautde lautde

Mostly this standard boyband fare, reheated, and topped with modern pop sprinkles. It just feels so unnecessary.

40% 3 weeks ago

The Independent (UK) The Independent (UK) (TOP)

“DNA” marks the boys-to-men evolution of Backstreet, showing that the New Kids on the Block’s successful strategy of working hard and accepting change is no fluke.

75% 3 weeks ago

Newsday Newsday
User Reviews (5)

FearTheBeard33 months ago
Never disappoints With only 2 singles released, you can just tell how awesome this album is going to be. Truly great vocals, harmonies, and soul. 25 years and going strong!

QueenJuju3 months ago
Fan since the beginning! Our BSB is like Fan since the beginning! Our BACKSTREET BOYS are like fine wine they just get better with age! I can't wait for the entire CD. Love you all!

Melanielr3 months ago
Wow! Just from listening to these two songs, this is going to be a great album! Thanks BSB!

monaghan221 month ago
❤️🥰😍 Best 90’s Boy Band Love them a lot Love their music especially the new song they have out it’s AMAZING 😍❤️🥰

Hype train Only two singles have been released from the album so far you guys and you’re already saying this album is amazing it’s not even out yet get a ring check or a reality check
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