Have It All

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Stepping outside of the Backstreet Boys a good ten years after the band's prime, AJ McLean sidesteps the soft adult contemporary of the Backstreet reunion albums and creates a hard, glitzy pop album in 2010's Have It All. Glitzy it is, modern it is not, despite McLean's desperate attempts to ride a variety of new waves, diluting Ryan Tedder's ice-cold ballads on "London" and walking some stair-step synths on "What If." If all of Have It All was McLean attempting to do dialed-down versions of the modern hit parade, it'd be passable -- neither great nor embarrassing -- but it veers into the genuinely weird by having these knockoffs paired with McLean's strolls ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Stepping outside of the Backstreet Boys a good ten years after the band's prime, AJ McLean sidesteps the soft adult contemporary of the Backstreet reunion albums and creates a hard, glitzy pop album in 2010's Have It All. Glitzy it is, modern it is not, despite McLean's desperate attempts to ride a variety of new waves, diluting Ryan Tedder's ice-cold ballads on "London" and walking some stair-step synths on "What If." If all of Have It All was McLean attempting to do dialed-down versions of the modern hit parade, it'd be passable -- neither great nor embarrassing -- but it veers into the genuinely weird by having these knockoffs paired with McLean's strolls down memory lane, how he revives the sound of 1990 via the Roxette-meets-Billy Idol silver sheen of "Drive by Love," creates a pretty good Prince homage on "Gorgeous," does a bit of a Billy Joel piano-pop tune on "I Quit," and impressively mimics Motown on "Love Crazy." As good as that tune is, it gets derailed by McLean's unfettered vulgarity -- out of nowhere he begins speak-singing about wanting to "smack that ass and pull that air," a jolt of aural pornography that does not jibe with the bright, bouncy tune -- and that tone deafness may not surface explicitly elsewhere on the record, at least as far as lyrics go, but the odd juxtapositions of sounds, styles, and eras show that AJ isn't quite sure how to fuse all his interests -- including his still-potent desire for hits, since he clearly does want to have it all -- but that scattershot execution winds up making this album the most interesting Backstreet Boys-related project since the group's heyday.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • Label: Avex Trax Japan
  • EAN: 4800594458692
  • Catalog Number: 9445869
  • Sales rank: 33,226

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Teenage Wildlife (3:16)
  2. 2 Have It All (3:24)
  3. 3 London (3:16)
  4. 4 Gorgeous (3:28)
  5. 5 What If (3:52)
  6. 6 Drive By Love (3:23)
  7. 7 Love Crazy (3:58)
  8. 8 Sincereley Yours (3:39)
  9. 9 I Quit (2:48)
  10. 10 I Hate It When You're Gone (3:23)
  11. 11 What It Do (4:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
A.J. McLean Primary Artist, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Jimmy Harry Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Mark Hudson Bass, Guitar
Kent Smith Trumpet
Andy Snitzer Saxophone
Richard Fortus Guitar
Dorian Crozier Drums
Kristian Lundin Keyboards, Horn Engineer
JC Chasez Drums, Background Vocals
David Maurice Bass
Chuck Butler Acoustic Guitar, Bass
John Deley Keyboards
Jeremy Lutito Drums
Mike Davis Trombone
Carl Falk Guitar, Keyboards, Horn Engineer
Adam Lester Electric Guitar
Jon Bradley Trumpet
Technical Credits
Jimmy Harry Composer, Producer, Engineer
Mark Hudson Composer, Producer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Chris Fudurich Engineer
Dan Muckala Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Dorian Crozier Engineer
Regie Hamm Composer
A.J. McLean Composer, Executive Producer
Kristian Lundin Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Ben Glover Composer
Simon Wilcox Composer
Lindy Robbins Composer
JC Chasez Composer, Producer
David Maurice Composer, Producer, Engineer
Chuck Butler Composer
Carl Falk Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Jayme Mazzochi Graphic Design
Eric Podwall Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Still in stock!

    I was looking for this CD all over, and it was sold out or back-ordered everywhere, but here. So I went for it. And it was delivered on time in a durable package. The CD was brand new. And sounds great! The only thing it does not have a bonus track "Mr A.", which was available on another edition of this album. AJ rocks! In fact, I am going to his concert tomorrow. KTBPA!

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