Boys CD (2012)

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 227406739
UPC 602527935799
UPC 14 00602527935799
Format CD
Release Date 1/17/2012
Author Girls Generation
Associated Artist/Work Sweet Memories
Technical Info
Engineer Young-Hu Kim; Young Jin Young Jin Yoo; Jim Namkoong; Sung Gun Oh; Jong-Pil Gu; Eun-Kyeng Jung; Eun-Jeong Kwak; Eui Seok Jung; Chan Yong Eom; Teddy Riley
Producer Soo-Man Lee
CatalogID B 001647402
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 01/17/2012
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 62m : 31s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00602527935799
Musical Guests
Snoop Dogg
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixers: Young Jin Yoo; Jin Namkoong; Seongho Lee; Jong-Pil Gu; Adros Rodriguez; Teddy Riley; Tony Maserati .
Recording information: Hub Studio; Lead Sound; S.M. Blue Cop Studio; S.M. Blue Ocean Studio; S.M. Boomingsystem; S.M. Concert Hall Studios; S.M. Yellow Tail Studio; Studio-T; XP Music Studios, L.A.
Directors: Young-Jun Tak; Kyle Chang-Hwan Jeong.
Photographer: Tae Woo Kim.
Publishers: Min-Kyong Kim; Hae-Young Lee.
Soon after forming in 2007, the nine-member girl pop band Girls' Generation became one of the most popular K-pop groups in Korea, releasing chart-topping singles and a hugely successful debut album. After their 2010 follow-up, Oh!, they expanded their reach to Japan, becoming quite popular there as well. By the time of 2011's The Boys, the group had set its sights on the American market. The album is teeming with singalong hooks, uptempo dance tracks, the occasional empowerment ballad, and strong vocals from all nine members, with a straight pop radio feel and quite a few tracks that would work well in a club setting. Mostly the album is preteen fantasy fodder with songs about dream boys, perfect loves, and super-sweet, super-nice things delivered with a feather-light touch and the occasional moment of inspiration. Balanced with these moments are the times (like on "My J" or "Sunflower") when the backing tracks barely rise about karaoke levels and threaten to sink the album entirely. On the whole, though, the well-crafted, propulsive club tracks like "Telepathy," "Trick," and "Mr. Taxi" carry the day and the album ends up being a bunch of fun. The best track, "The Boys," sounds as good as anything on pop radio in 2012 and shows that when they are firing on all cylinders, Girls' Generation have what it takes to conquer the world of pop. ~ Tim Sendra
Disc 1
1 Boys [English Version], The
2 Telepathy
3 Say Yes
4 Trick
5 How Great is Your Love
6 My J
7 Oscar
8 Top Secret
9 Lazy Girl [Dolce Far Niente]
10 Sunflower
11 Vitamin
12 Mr. Taxi [Korean Version]
13 Boys [Korean Version], The
14 Boys [Clinton Sparks & Disco Fries Remix], The - (featuring Snoop Dogg)
15 Boys *Bring Dem Boys* [Teddy Riley Remix], The
16 Boys *Bring the Boys Out* [David Anthony Remix], The
17 Boys *Bring the Boys* [Teddy Riley Remix], The
Product Attributes
Artist Girls Generation
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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