New Kids On The Block singer Jordan Knight has confessed he no longer listens to albums - despite the boy band veterans returning with a new record.

The 53-year-old star has revealed he hasn't purchased an LP since 2008 - and he misses the experience.

He confessed to Record Collector magazine: "Kanye's 808s and Heartbreak, in 2008. Sad to say, I don't buy albums anymore, or listen to artists' whole body of work. There's something about it that I miss."

The pop group - completed Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood - surprised Blockheads (their fans) by announcing their follow-up to 2013's '10', which arrived earlier this week.

The 'Step by Step' hitmakers - who inspired future boy bands including Take That, Backstreet Boys and NSYNC - supplied fans with “pop anthems, dance tracks, love songs and grooves.”

DJ Jazzy Jeff is featured on 'Get Down', whilst 'Old School Love' is a collaboration with 80s singer Taylor Dayne.

The songs are penned by Wahlberg and McIntyre.

The former said: “It’s the most mature album we’ve ever made.

“Yet it’s the most fun and most comfortable album we’ve ever made.

“This album, more than any other, is bringing the New Kids and the fans full circle.

“It’s about hope and possibilities and being ourselves.”

McIntyre added: “It says a lot about any band to make a record that has energy and passion and lightness and fun and depth – after almost 40 years together? It’s crazy.”

Meanwhile, the group are embarking on 'The Magic Summer Tour' - a nod to their 1990 stadium tour - in June and bringing special guests Paula Abdul and DJ Jazzy Jeff with them.