Released: 29th October 2007.
It’s been over two years since the release of “Never Gone” but Backstreet's back as a four piece with the aptly named “Unbreakable”
The album sees them mix their old bubblegum pop sound with the pop-rock direction of their last album and also tackle the modern pop industry, so does it pay off well?
There are moments where the album certainly lives up to the magic of their past albums; “Something I Already Know” is stunning pop-rock with an amazing chorus though rather similar to “Inconsolable”. “Everything But Mine”, “Any Other Way” and “Unmistakable” see a modern electro pop sound and it really works well for them, certainly good enough to attract new fans. The album stays strong with “Treat Me Right”, an attempt at a catchy Timbaland club banger which actually pays off.
However, the album does have its weak moments too; “One In A Million” and “Unsuspecting Sunday Afternoon” go nowhere at all.
Finally the bubblegum pop song of their 90's sound is still alive on “Downpour” and “Helpless When She Smiles”, which sounds like everything “Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely” should have been.
Overall, the album is an amazing comeback and if you love pop music, then this is the right album for you.