This Is... Icona Pop

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This Is... Icona Pop
Studio album by Icona Pop
Released September 23, 2013
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 32:58
Label
Producer
Icona Pop chronology
  • This Is... Icona Pop
  • (2013)
Singles from This Is...
  1. "I Love It"
    Released: May 9, 2012 (2012-05-09)
  2. "We Got the World"
    Released: September 15, 2012 (2012-09-15)
  3. "Girlfriend"
    Released: June 4, 2013 (2013-06-04)
  4. "All Night"
    Released: July 23, 2013 (2013-07-23)
  5. "Just Another Night"
    Released: January 27, 2014 (2014-01-27)

This Is... Icona Pop (also known as This Is...) is the second studio album and debut international album by Swedish duo Icona Pop, released on September 24, 2013 by Swedish independent record label TEN and Atlantic Records subsidiary Big Beat Records in the US.[1] "Girlfriend" was released on June 4, 2013 (2013-06-04) as the first single,[2] followed by "All Night" on July 23, 2013 (2013-07-23).[1] The album also includes the hit single "I Love It" which was also included on the band's Swedish-only debut album Icona Pop.[1] On September 16, 2013, the album was made available to stream in full on the Pitchfork Media website.[3] The album debuted at no. 36 on the Billboard 200 and fell to no. 136 in its second week.[citation needed]

Promotional singles[edit]

"Ready for the Weekend" served as a promotional single and official remixes were uploaded to their Soundcloud page. Following their recent promotional partnership with Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear, Icona Pop released "In The Stars (Galaxy Mix)" to coincide with the launch of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

Reception[edit]

This Is... received positive reviews from critics upon its release. The album scored an 69 out of 100 on review aggregator Metacritic based upon 22 reviews, indicating generally favorable reviews. Under the Radar wrote that This Is "[is a] nurturing, exciting, and very intelligent debut." The AV Club wrote that This Is... "a refreshingly fun album with no pretenses, just plenty of sing-along hooks and dancefloor jams."

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10) [5]
A.V. Club A- [6]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [7]
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [9]
Trinity Music 7.3/10 stars[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Love It" (featuring Charli XCX)
  • Berger
  • Style of Eye
2:37
2. "All Night"  
  • Loelv
3:06
3. "We Got the World"  
Loelv 3:07
4. "Ready for the Weekend"  
  • Jawo
  • Hjelt
  • Loelv
  • Lo
Loelv 2:42
5. "Girlfriend"  
  • Stargate
  • Passereh
  • Knight
  • Reynolds
2:50
6. "In the Stars"   Rogers 3:16
7. "On a Roll"  
  • Shellback
  • Kool Kojak
3:12
8. "Just Another Night"  
  • Stargate
  • Benny Blanco
  • Parker
3:09
9. "Hold On"  
  • Eriksen
  • Hermansen
  • Benjamin Eli Hanna
Stargate 3:17
10. "Light Me Up"  
  • Hall
  • Hjelt
  • Jawo
  • Lo
  • Loelv
  • Nick Scapa
  • Read Fasse
  • 10k Islands
3:20
11. "Then We Kiss"  
  • Berger
  • Loelv
2:22

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 185
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 86
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[15] 78
US Billboard 200[16] 36

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalog
France[17] September 23, 2013 CD, digital download Atlantic (Warner) Unknown
United States[18] September 24, 2013 Big Beat/Wea
United Kingdom[19] November 4, 2013 Atlantic (Warner)
Germany[20] November 8, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Icona Pop Announce 'This Is…' Album, Unveil New Single 'All Night'". Billboard. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (30 May 2013). "Icona Pop Returns With 'Girlfriend': Hear New International Single". Billboard. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Icona Pop: This Is... Icona Pop". Pitchfork. 
  4. ^ "This Is... Reviews". Metacritic. 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  5. ^ "Icona Pop: This Is… Icona Pop | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  6. ^ Zaleski, Annie (2013-09-24). "Icona Pop: This Is… Icona Pop | Music | MusicalWork Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  7. ^ Review by Heather Phares. "This Is... - Icona Pop | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  8. ^ Flynn, Katherine (Sep 30, 2013). "Album Review: Icona Pop - This Is. . . Icona Pop". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved Sep 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ By Rob Tannenbaum (2013-09-19). "'This Is . . . Icona Pop' Album Review | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  10. ^ Kamens, Alex (Sep 24, 2013). "Icona Pop - This Is... Icona Pop". Trinity Music. Retrieved Sep 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Icona Pop THIS IS... ICONA POP - Only at". Target. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  12. ^ "Icona Pop THIS IS... ICONA POP". HMV Japan. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  13. ^ "Icona Pop – This Is...". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Icona Pop | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Icona Pop – This Is...". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Iconic Charts Billboard Hot 200". Billboard.com. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  17. ^ "This is...Icona Pop: Icona Pop: Amazon.fr: Musique". Amazon.fr. Retrieved Sep 19, 2013. 
  18. ^ "This is...Icona Pop: Icona Pop: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved Sep 19, 2013. 
  19. ^ "This is...Icona Pop: Icona Pop: Music". iTunes. Retrieved Sep 19, 2013. 
  20. ^ "This is...Icona Pop: Icona Pop: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. Retrieved Sep 19, 2013.