Planet Jedward

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Planet Jedward
Planet-jedward-album.jpg
Studio album by
Released16 July 2010 (2010-07-16)
Recorded2010;
SMP Studios,
(Surrey, United Kingdom)
GenrePop
Length35:11
LabelUniversal Music International
ProducerNigel 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 to overwhelming dislike from the music press.

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] In the UK, the album had sold 31,251 copies as of August 2011.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[4]
Digital Spy1/5 stars[5]
Daily Express1/5 stars[6]
Financial Times1/5 stars[7]
The Guardian1/5 stars[8]
The Irish Times2/5 stars[9]
OK!(3/5)[10]
The Scotsman2/5 stars[11]
Sputnikmusic(1/5)[12]
Virgin Media0/5 stars[13]

The album was received extremely negatively by critics. The Guardian's Caroline Sullivan said "it would be stretching a point to say I'd ever want to hear it again."[8] Virgin Media criticised the "painfully wooden dialogue before the layers of auto-tuned backing vocalists kick in."[13] The Scotsman called it "a 35-minute comedy of errors".[11] Sputnikmusic said Jedward were "totally and utterly talentless" and the album was the kind of "garbage" that would be fun to a five-year-old child.[12] Digital Spy said it "contains more crimes against music than the combined discographies of The Cheeky Girls, Phil Collins and Lou Bega."[5] The duo's compatriot newspaper Irish Independent were unsympathetic and declared "Burn it: In the traditional sense of the word, burn the entire thing."[14] OK! magazine said it was "all very karaoke and never going to win any awards, but it's fun."[10] 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".[15]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original ArtistLength
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 LarssonDavid Bowie, Queen and Vanilla Ice3:42
2."All the Small Things"Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLongeBlink-1822:53
3."Everybody"Denniz PoP, Max MartinBackstreet Boys2:53
4."Ghostbusters"Ray Parker Jr.Ray Parker Jr.2:54
5."Fight For Your Right"Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin, Tom CushmanBeastie Boys3:20
6."I Want Candy"Bert Berns, Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard GottehrerThe Strangeloves3:15
7."Jump"Jermaine DupriKris Kross3:19
8."I Like to Move It"Erick Morillo, Mark QuashieReel 2 Real3:43
9."Rock DJ"Robbie Williams, Guy ChambersRobbie Williams4:03
10."Teenage Kicks"John O'NeillThe Undertones2:22
11."Pop Muzik"Robin ScottM2:41

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Irish Albums Chart 1
UK Albums Chart[17] 17

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. ^ Jones, Alan (26 August 2011). "Young set for the top". Music Week: 28–29.
  4. ^ Erlewine Thomas, Stephen. "AllMusic review". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  5. ^ a b Fletcher, Alex (26 July 2010). "Planet Jedward Review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  6. ^ Gage, Simon (23 July 2010). "Jedward: Planet Jedward". The Express. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  7. ^ Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic (24 July 2010). "Jedward: Planet Jedward". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013.
  8. ^ a b Sullivan, Caroline (22 July 2010). "Planet Jedward Review". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  9. ^ Murphy, Lauren (16 July 2010). "Planet Jedward - Universal". The Irish Times. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Review: Jedward - Planet Jedward". OK!. 27 July 2010. Archived from the original on 29 July 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Planet Jedward Review". The Scotsman. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  12. ^ a b "Planet Jedward Review". Sputnikmusic. 25 July 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  13. ^ a b Dee, Johnny. "Planet Jedward - Jedward". Virgin Media. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  14. ^ Meagher, John (30 July 2010). "Music: Planet Jedward by Jedward". Irish Independent. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  15. ^ "The Jedworst CD ever". The Sun. 8 July 2010. Archived from the original on 8 February 2011.
  16. ^ a b iTunes Store
  17. ^ JEDWARD | Artist | Official Charts Archived 15 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine