The Block - New Kids on the Block
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. The problem facing New Kids on the Block on their 2008 reunion The Block is the same one they had on their last album, 1994's "Face the Music": the quintet are no longer kids and don't quite know how to be adults.
  2. Like "Red Carpet Massacre," The Block is proof that it requires more than the best producers and songwriters to make good pop music
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. JeffreyB.
    Nov 29, 2008
    7
    Its just "OK". Seriously, Face the Music is still one of the best R&B/Pop albums around. Whether you like the New Kids or not, measure their Its just "OK". Seriously, Face the Music is still one of the best R&B/Pop albums around. Whether you like the New Kids or not, measure their careers on that album, because their other material doesn't even come close. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jun 12, 2009
    10
    This truly is a great album! A tremendous show of how they have matured and their music has as well. It's one great song after another. This truly is a great album! A tremendous show of how they have matured and their music has as well. It's one great song after another. I have tricked my husband & friends by making them hear the songs before telling them who it's performed by and every one of them loved what they heard! Full Review »
  3. bradb
    Mar 18, 2009
    10
    Incredible. Give these KIDS a chance.