We can’t really evaluate who’s the best between the Backstreet and the *NSYNC because Backstreet is NOT a boy band – which is *NSYNC. It’s like comparing an apple with an orange. It’s a personal choice to decide what you like more: a vocal group or a boy band.
When you look at Backstreet Boys, you notice that even if they came out during the boy band’s zenith, they have an inexplicable harmony and authenticity which is rare in the boy band area.
Even, if they are five different boys, they have a kind of magic that makes them homogenize their five separate personalities in one enchanting song. They all have their own touch of originality.
On the other hand, *NSYNC looks more entertaining than the Backstreet Boys. Logical, they are a boy band! Entertain (and sell of course) is their main goal.
*NSYNC has been shaped to please the public. Of course, Backstreet Boys too probably have their strategies to let people discover their talent. But contrary to the *NSYNC, they seem less fakes. When you look at Kevin Richardson, you can really tell that this not the type of guy who is the puppet of his label. The proof: they’re suing Jive.
Backstreet Boys have fight all the time to prove us they are a true vocal group. This is the reason why people always accept the best from them. They worked very hard to acquire a solid reputation. Now it’s done, they don’t earn themselves to an error. They won’t try to use their private life to sell (*cough* “Cry Me A River” *cough*)
Critics will always try to say things like “Howie looks gay”, “AJ is an alcoholic”, “Nick is fat”, “Kevin is boring” or “Now Or Never flopped” but rarely “They sounded very bad in that single.”
To attack the Backstreet Boys, you can’t say that they sing very badly because it will be hard to prove. All their album is meticulously fiddle.
Every single melody is perfect. Vulgarity is the only way haters use to bash the Backstreet.
All that facts prove that the Backstreet Boys is a true vocal group.