While boybands like Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, and Westlife are dominating the music scene, Blue was introduced to the music industry. They came out with their debut album “All Rise”, also the title of their first single. The group though don’t want to be labeled as a boyband, but well, they can never change the perception of people towards them being a boyband. Anyway, their music is way different from other boybands. The album “All Rise” is a UK charttopper as well as going multiplatinum.
It is refreshing to hear a new sound from a group of boys. This song is a simple R&B song and it was a success in European countries including UK.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10
The boys made their own version of this R&B hit original by R&B boy group, Next. The song is almost exactly the same with its original, with its music background slightly changed.The song became the group’s first ever UK number one single.
Rate: 5.75 out of 10
If You Come Back
The song is pop R&B ballad released as their third single. It is a beautiful song with great vocals of Ryan. The song became the group’s second UK number one hit, as well as doing well in Asia.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10
“Fly By” was released as the last offical single for “All Rise”. It is a pop R&B song reminiscent of their first single “All Rise”. There’s a part which reminded me of Notorious B.I.G. after a sample was used from the rapper’s posthumous number one single “Notorious”. The song charted in many countries with UK, where it peaked inside the top 10.
Rate: 6.75 out of 10
Best in Me
This song was not officially released as a single for “All Rise”. It was a big hit in Asia though, particularly in the Philippines where it was a big radio hit.
Rate: 8 out of 10
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