Rick Anderson of the Toronto Star writes: “What ever happened to boy bands? You know, the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, 98 Degrees, O-Town, 5ive and any other group of four or five doe-eyed cuties with smooth moves, great haircuts and the ability to break hearts with just a smile or an eye twinkle. Suddenly they’re obsolete, swept aside by highly sexualized rebellious hip-hop and R&B rappers who rob their preteen fans of their innocence. I’m not ashamed to yearn for the resurrection of boy bands, even if my 23-year-old heart is older and wiser than it was five years ago when I attended my first Backstreet Boys concert.”
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