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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Album Review - Icona Pop - This Is...Icona Pop

As soon as they exploded onto the pop charts with their, dare we say it “Iconic” pop mega anthem I Love It, there were knowing looks around the SCP office that this Swedish duo were the ones to watch for 2013. After finally getting our mitts on a copy of their new album This Is…Icona Pop are they a one hit wonder or do they deliver a album full of electro pop anthems...
In brief Icona pop words "WE DON'T CARE, WE LOVE IT" ... however before we delve into the details of the album letsl catch you up on this Swedish electro-pop duo, incase you haven’t heard them. 

Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt are best friends, they were one of our ones to watch 203, as they produce amazing electro pop and they are AWESOME!

Ok you are caught up.

Their debut album This Is…Icona Pop has been one of the most anticipated of 2013, with the single I Love It setting the bench mark very high, what should you expect? Let us fill you in...

I Love It sets the tone of the rest of the album of charging, screaming sung hits about friendship, life and romance. Some of the highlights of the album are All Night, that sings of finding your place in life and finding your people, doing stuff that feels right and doing that all night. 

Second released single Girlfriend samples Tupac Shakur original hook  "All I need in this life of sin/Is me and my girlfriend" making it another catchy pop masterpiece. 

In the Stars is catchy beyond belief, with an 80’s infused electro beat, Just Another Night begins with a slow guitar led mid tempo kind of ballad that show a slightly delicate side to the duo and On A Roll is a full of “da da da da da da, da da da da da da da’s” with a dirty sub riff subtly underlying the track that just delivers.

Every track carries the Icona Pop trade mark anthem style quality. yet all tracks are as strong as each other and certainly serve up a truck load of delicious electro pop beats that we just love at SCP.

Speaking of the album, Hjelt said “It’s a very personal album. You’re going to hear the journey we’ve been through, the ups & down, celebrating our friendship and how strong we are together”

And it shows. This debut album is quite brilliant and definitely one for the pop collection, especially for those hardcore pop lovers out there. Think we can also say for certainty, that this album is heading to the shortlist for SCP OMG What An Awesome Debut Album..! Yes its that good!

Icona Pop - This is... Icona Pop Tracklist:
I Love It
All Night
We Got the World
Ready For the Weekend
In the Stars
On a Roll
Just Another Night
Hold On
Light Me Up
Then We Kiss

This Is…Icona Pop is out now  and available on iTunes ..!

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