The Block is New Kids on the Block's sixth studio album that was released on September 2, 2008 by Interscope Records.

It was their first album released in 14 years since 1994's "Face the Music."


  1. Click Click Click 3:44
  2. Single (with Ne-Yo) 3:55
  3. Big Girl Now (featuring Lady Gaga) 3:29
  4. Summertime 3:22
  5. 2 In The Morning 3:26
  6. Grown Man (featuring The Pussycat Dolls and Teddy Riley) 2:57
  7. Dirty Dancing 3:37
  8. Sexify My Love 3:31
  9. Twisted 3:10
  10. Full Service (featuring New Edition) 3:56
  11. Lights, Camera, Action 3:04
  12. Put It On My Tab (featuring Akon) 3:54
  13. Stare At You 3:33
  14. Close To You 3:34
  15. One Song 3:40
  16. Don't Cry 4:12
  17. Officially Over 3:59
  18. Looking Like Danger 3:08

Album BackgroundEdit

"The Block" debuted at #1 on the Billboard's Pop Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard 200, selling 95,000 copies during its first week.

As of April 2013, the album has sold 332,000 copies in the United States.

Critical ReceptionEdit

In their review of the album, Allmusic wrote: "The Block sounds nothing like the New Kids, nor does it feel like them, either: this is grim, joyless mechanical music, only made uglier by the group's sunny past, as it plays like those cheerful kids grew up to be the dirtiest of old men."

Entertainment Weekly wrote that the album "bears no distinguishing marks aside from a compulsion for sex, sex, sex with a lover whose name, apparently, is Girl."

NOW Magazine wrote: "Surprisingly, it’s a light and catchy bunch of convincing hip-hop- and R&B-influenced Timberlake-esque club pop."

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