Planet Jedward

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Planet Jedward
Studio album by Jedward
Released 16 July 2010 (2010-07-16)
Recorded 2010;
SMP Studios,
(Surrey, United Kingdom)
Genre Pop
Length 35:11
Label Universal Music International
Producer Nigel Wright, Paul Chandler
Jedward chronology
Planet Jedward
(2010)
Planet Jedward (European version)
2011
Singles from Planet Jedward
  1. "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)"
    Released: 15 February 2010
  2. "All the Small Things"
    Released: 16 July 2010

Planet Jedward is the debut studio album by Irish pop duo Jedward. The album was released on 16 July 2010.

Background[edit]

The album was released via Absolute Records, a minor subsidiary of the Universal Music Group label. Despite this, the twins' debut single, "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)", was released by Sony Music. The album itself consists entirely of cover versions.

Following the duo's Eurovision success in May 2011, a version of Planet Jedward was released across Europe in July, mainly consisting of previously unheard tracks from the duo's second studio album, Victory. This version of the album also included their Eurovision Song Contest 2011 entry, "Lipstick".

In 2010, the original album was certified double platinum in Ireland,[1] meaning that between 30,000 and 44,999 copies had been sold in the country as of the date of the certification.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[3]
Digital Spy 1/5 stars[4]
The Express 1/5 stars[5]
Financial Times 1/5 stars[6]
The Guardian 1/5 stars[7]
Irish Independent (unfavourable)[8]
OK! magazine (3/5)[9]
The Scotsman 2/5 stars[10]
Sputnikmusic (1/5)[11]
Virgin Media 0/5 stars[12]

The album was received extremely negatively by critics. The Guardian's Caroline Sullivan gave it one out of five stars writing that "it would be stretching a point to say I'd ever want to hear it again."[7] Virgin Media gave zero out of five stars, criticising the "painfully wooden dialogue before the layers of auto-tuned backing vocalists kick in."[12] The Scotsman gave the album just two stars, calling it "a 35-minute comedy of errors".[10] Sputnikmusic gave the album a score of 1.0 out of 5, calling Jedward "totally and utterly talentless" and the album was the kind of "garbage" that would be fun to a five-year-old child.[11] Digital Spy gave the album one out of five stars, saying it "contains more crimes against music than the combined discographies of The Cheeky Girls, Phil Collins and Lou Bega", full of "horrible sound effects, vocal echoes and robotic-sounding guitars trampling over millions of music fans' happy memories."[4] The duo's compatriot newspaper Irish Independent were unsympathetic and declared "Burn it: In the traditional sense of the word, burn the entire thing."[8] OK! magazine gave the album three stars out of five, saying it was "all very karaoke and never going to win any awards, but it's fun."[9] The Sun's reviewer declared it to be the worst album he had ever heard, saying: "mercifully it only clocks in at 35 minutes as every track is a stinker".[13]

Tracklisting[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original Artist Length
1. "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)" (featuring Vanilla Ice) Freddie Mercury, Brian May, David Bowie, John Deacon, Roger Taylor, Vanilla Ice, Earthquake, Daniel Priddy, Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Michael Larsson David Bowie, Queen and Vanilla Ice 3:42
2. "All the Small Things"   Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge Blink-182 2:53
3. "Everybody"   Denniz PoP, Max Martin Backstreet Boys 2:53
4. "Ghostbusters"   Ray Parker Jr. Ray Parker Jr. 2:54
5. "Fight For Your Right"   Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin, Tom Cushman Beastie Boys 3:20
6. "I Want Candy"   Bert Berns, Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer The Strangeloves 3:15
7. "Jump"   Jermaine Dupri Kris Kross 3:19
8. "I Like to Move It"   Erick Morillo, Mark Quashie Reel 2 Real 3:43
9. "Rock DJ"   Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers Robbie Williams 4:03
10. "Teenage Kicks"   John O'Neill The Undertones 2:22
11. "Pop Muzik"   Robin Scott M 2:41

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Irish Albums Chart 1
UK Albums Chart[15] 17
Preceded by
Recovery by Eminem
Irish Albums Chart number-one album
22 July 2010 -5 August 2010
Succeeded by
The Suburbs by Arcade Fire

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Multi-Platinum Certifications by the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  2. ^ List of music recording certifications#Albums
  3. ^ Erlewine Thomas, Stephen. "Allmusic review". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Fletcher, Alex (July 26, 2010). "Planet Jedward Review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Gage, Simon (23 July 2010). "Jedward: Planet Jedward". The Express. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic (24 July 2010). "Jedward: Planet Jedward". Financial Times. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Sullivan, Caroline (22 July 2010). "Planet Jedward Review". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Meagher, John (30 July 2010). "Music: Planet Jedward by Jedward". Irish Independent. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Review: Jedward - Planet Jedward". OK! magazine. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Planet Jedward Review". The Scotsman. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Planet Jedward Review". Sputnikmusic. July 25, 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Dee, Johnny. "Planet Jedward Review". Virgin Media. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "The Jedworst CD ever". The Sun. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Connecting to the iTunes Store
  15. ^ JEDWARD | Artist | Official Charts