• Record Label: Jive
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2009
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. On This Is Us, the group sounds great for their age, and they sound like they're at their peak.
  2. The new disc does mark the band's return after a decade to its old teen-pop sound, and considering these guys' combined age, the result is surprisingly unembarrassing.
  3. Years removed from their teen-pop prominence, Backstreet Boys continue to produce pleasurable hooks and hummable vocal harmonies on This Is Us.
  4. A competent but very late-adopted pop-trance slurry.
  5. Most of the songs are just complete misfires.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Aug 29, 2012
    10
    this album rockzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :-) the way the brian sings is more nice than before all albums and the linkin parkthis album rockzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :-) the way the brian sings is more nice than before all albums and the linkin park should learn from them bsb forever Full Review »
  2. NoreenO
    Oct 18, 2009
    7
    I'm pretty disappointed by this album, since the boys apparently can't steer their own careers at all...but their voices are still I'm pretty disappointed by this album, since the boys apparently can't steer their own careers at all...but their voices are still as amazing as ever. As a fan from the beginning, I still love them, but the only songs I can really listen to intentionally are Undone, Straight Through My Heart, This is Us, and All Your Life (You Need Love). Its upsetting that these guys have such potential and they keep missing the mark when you'd think the decisions they need to make would be obvious. And what happened to AJ's pretty amazing solo album? Full Review »
  3. GeorgeM
    Nov 18, 2009
    10
    Just like the other record company employees on here, I love this album! Truly magnificent! A+! Better than the Beatles! Better than anything Just like the other record company employees on here, I love this album! Truly magnificent! A+! Better than the Beatles! Better than anything out there! Too bad old marketing schemes don't work anymore and our fanbase is in their late twenties and listening to Black Eyed Peas. Boy bands must be YOUNG; this is essential to their success. Young girls must be able to THINK/HOPE/BELIEVE they can date the band members... Full Review »