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The Backstreet Boys have been in comeback mode--yes, I know the album's called Never Gone--for almost 10 years now. I don’t think we spend enough time thinking about how weird that is.
When bitter rivals *NSYNC made their comeback at the VMAs recently, it was both enormously well-received and basically unrepeatable. Justin Timberlake's schedule wasn't the only problem: Once they'd made their grand comeback, it was impossible for them to ever be so completely and permanently '90s again. They were suddenly, permanently, 2013. Read the full review of the Backstreet Boys here.
Photos by Maria Vassett
Published on September 6, 2013