updated 05/16/2014 AT 2:15 PM ET
•originally published 05/07/2014 AT 3:25 PM ET
Still, we can’t deny that a number of boy banders from decades past have aged like fine wine. Some even look better now than they did in their group-choreography heyday. For instance, though it’s been exactly 15 years since the Backstreet Boys released Millennium, compare the album’s cover to this photo of them today. No contest, right?
Take a look for yourself, as we send our favorite boy-band fellas on a trip through our patented Photoshop time machine.
Which one would you prefer to have serenade you shirtless in the rain?
All photo illustrations by Tiffany Hagler-Geard and Linzi Silverman for PEOPLE.com.
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