Picks and Pans Review: New Kids on the Block

updated 09/08/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/08/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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Nearly 15 years after disbanding, New Kids on the Block's comeback offers few surprises while delivering on the nostalgia with their trademark sweet harmonies. Their first single "Summertime" is a scoop of pop confection. The guys really shine when pairing up with guest stars, as on the slinky-smooth "Single" with Ne-Yo or the bouncy "Put It on My Tab" with Akon. They even turn up the heat with the Pussycat Dolls on "Grown Man." And in a move that declares "What feud?" once and for all, the Kids share the mic with New Edition, their supposed '80s rivals, on "Full Service."
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