Black & Blue

  • Record Label: Jive
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2000
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 68
  2. Negative: 4 out of 68

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  1. KrystinL.
    Apr 3, 2001
    10
    This is their best album next to Millennium. The songs are smooth, the rhythms are awesome, and the dance tracks are irresistable...anything less than a 9 on this album is obsurd!
  2. AmyC.
    Jun 9, 2002
    10
    This album is smooth music ! You have to be a true BSB fan to love their music !
  3. ChelesaA
    May 1, 2006
    8
    You have to be a true Backstreet fan and know what they went thorugh to create this album. yes it doesnt compare to the others but it still sounds like backstreet. They made this album for us to enjoy. If you dont like it oh well... some other s may and its what they are into.
  4. StephanieB.
    Jul 10, 2001
    10
    Awesome album, smooth harmonies. The dance tracks rock, the ballads romance, and everything in between just gives something to fit every mood! GREAT effort by BSB!
  5. KortneyJ
    Feb 14, 2004
    10
    I love this cd! I love all the songs! This is a great cd for a BSB fan.
  6. brital
    Nov 17, 2005
    10
    It is a great album... By far one of my favourites...
  7. MaryS.
    May 14, 2005
    10
    Amazing...I'm going to love them forever
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Beyond ballads, "Black & Blue" crackles with funk-inflected uptempo ditties that are notable for their rough edges.
  2. Unfortunately, over a third of the songs on this album are ballads, and most of them are fillers at that.
  3. The sound has changed little, and the level of emoting none. Still, thunderous grooves such as Everyone and Shining Star continue to be virtually irresistible, while the quieter moments, including the hit single Shape Of My Heart will wow the ladies and the more sensitive gents for a while yet