In a World Like This

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Usually, teen idols sprint away from the notion they're racking up the years, but the Backstreet Boys cannily decided to treat their 20th Anniversary as a very big deal, bringing Kevin Richardson back into the fold -- he left after 2005's Never -- for a tour, a documentary, and In a World Like This, the band's seventh album. Over the course of the back half of the 2000s, Backstreet Boys slowly accepted their advancing age, making a slow shift from dance-pop toward adult contemporary, and although it has a sharper gleam in its sheen, In a World Like This doesn't find BSB reversing this trend. Working primarily with longtime colleague Max Martin, Morgan Taylor ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Usually, teen idols sprint away from the notion they're racking up the years, but the Backstreet Boys cannily decided to treat their 20th Anniversary as a very big deal, bringing Kevin Richardson back into the fold -- he left after 2005's Never -- for a tour, a documentary, and In a World Like This, the band's seventh album. Over the course of the back half of the 2000s, Backstreet Boys slowly accepted their advancing age, making a slow shift from dance-pop toward adult contemporary, and although it has a sharper gleam in its sheen, In a World Like This doesn't find BSB reversing this trend. Working primarily with longtime colleague Max Martin, Morgan Taylor Reid, and Martin Terefe, who has produced Jason Mraz, Ron Sexsmith, James Morrison, and KT Tunstall among other singer/songwriters, Backstreet Boys take sideways glances toward their past but focus on the present, happy to keep things smooth even when the rhythms get a little heated. Most of the heavier dance beats come courtesy of Reid -- the single "Permanent Stain," "One Phone Call," the shoutalong closer "Soldier" -- but even then it rarely feels as if the Backstreet Boys are desperate for a club hit; as much as anything, these harder beats are there for some variety in texture. Max Martin does an admirable job in deglossing his hooks on the title track, but where BSB really shine are on the Terefe tracks, which sometimes hint at the breezy acoustic melodicism of Mraz, but better still evoke the classic stripped-down soul of prime Babyface, especially on "Try" and "Trust Me." Perhaps there are moments where texture trumps composition, but overall In a World Like This is a surprisingly mature and fine record from a former boy band that seems unafraid to act its age.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/2013
  • Label: Bmg Rights Managemen
  • UPC: 859381003809
  • Catalog Number: 3809
  • Sales rank: 15,452

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In a World Like This (3:40)
  2. 2 Permanent Stain (3:55)
  3. 3 Breathe - The Love Sponge Strings (3:50)
  4. 4 Madeleine (4:05)
  5. 5 Show 'Em (What You're Made of) (3:44)
  6. 6 Make Believe (4:46)
  7. 7 Try (3:21)
  8. 8 Trust Me - Fernando Castillo (3:47)
  9. 9 Love Somebody (3:25)
  10. 10 One Phone Call (3:51)
  11. 11 Feels Like Home (3:26)
  12. 12 Soldier (3:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Backstreet Boys Primary Artist
David Angell Violin
John Catchings Cello
David Davidson Violin
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Max Martin Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Dan Muckala Keyboards, Background Vocals
Carlos Sosa Horn, Saxophone, Horn Engineer
Nick Carter Vocals
Kevin Richardson Vocals
Howie Dorough Vocals
Brian Littrell Vocals
Glen Scott Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Wurlitzer
Kristian Lundin Keyboards
Reggie Watkins Trombone, Horn, Horn Engineer
Martin Terefe Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion
Andreas Olsson Synthesizer
Tomas Ljung Hand Clapping
Grooveline Horns Horn, Horn Engineer
Nikolaj Torp Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer
AJ McLean Vocals
Adam Lester Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
James Bryan Acoustic Guitar
Jordan Keller Background Vocals
Fernando Castillo Trumpet, Horn, Horn Engineer
Bryan Shackle Background Vocals
Kris Sonne Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
David Davidson String Arrangements
Magne Furuholmen Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Max Martin Composer, Programming, Producer
Dan Muckala Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Nick Carter Composer
Kevin Richardson Composer
Howie Dorough Composer
Brian Littrell Composer
Glen Scott Programming, Engineer
Justin Trugman Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Kristian Lundin Composer, Programming, Producer
Martin Terefe Composer, Producer
Sacha Skarbek Composer
Jaakko Manninen Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Andreas Olsson Composer, Programming, Additional Production
Adam Cole Engineer
Justin Nozuka Composer
Jordan Butcher Art Direction
Savan Kotecha Composer
Jordan Omley Composer, Vocal Producer
Sean Douglas Composer
Sam Holland Engineer
Nick Whitecross Composer
Franny Graham Engineer
AJ McLean Composer
Sam Keyte Programming, Engineer
James Bryan Composer, Programming, Engineer, Additional Production
Morgan Taylor Reid Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Clinton Welander Engineer
Mika Guillory Composer
Carly Wise grooming
Bryan Shackle Composer
Kris Sonne Programming
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  • Posted December 22, 2013

    I loved the whole album but "In a World Like this", &q

    I loved the whole album but "In a World Like this", "I Need You", "Permanent Stain", "Show 'Em(What your made of)" are the take away tracks as well as the track "Breathe" which AJ Mclean played as he DJed in "Last Vegas" the movie with Robert Dinero, Micheal Douglas, and Kevin Klein. Just amazing, all hard core pop fans will love this music, and BSB's love of Indie Rock and Classic Rock guitars and piano music and basic piano chords and arrangements.

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    Posted August 26, 2013

    Their New Content is amazing. So Impressed.

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