Super ’80s boy band New Kids on the Block are back with their first new album in 15 years. The Block dropped last week, landing at No. 2 on the Billboard charts overall and No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts. Clearly, the fans are eating it up, and they’re the sort of people who still buy CDs. Personally, I adore comebacks. Everyone should have one. The PR shenanigans are just so beautifully awkward to watch. This week, NKOTB have a new video out, are featured on AOL Sessions, and have a 90-minute special with VH1 planned. As a result, I’ve just discovered I still know all the songs by heart. But will I succumb to nostalgia and buy the new album? Damn it, Donnie Wahlberg, I just don’t know if we can go through this again! It’s been such a long time, and since we broke up, I found a much hotter guy to obsess over. You may know him … his name is Mark.
—Posted by Rebecca Cullers