This Is... Icona Pop

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

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 24 September 2013 by Swedish independent record label TEN and Atlantic Records subsidiary Big Beat Records in the US.[1] "Girlfriend" was released on 4 June 2013 (2013-06-04) as the first single,[2] followed by "All Night" on 23 July 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 self-titled debut album Icona Pop.[1] On 16 September 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]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[5]
The 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]

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".[11] Under the Radar wrote that This Is "[is a] nurturing, exciting, and very intelligent debut." The A.V. Club described This Is... as "a refreshingly fun album with no pretenses, just plenty of sing-along hooks and dancefloor jams."[12]

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

Personnel[edit]

Credits for This Is... Icona Pop adapted from AllMusic.[15]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 185
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 86
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[18] 78
US Billboard 200[19] 36

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
France[20] 23 September 2013
  • CD
  • digital download
Atlantic
United States[21] 24 September 2013 Big Beat
United Kingdom[22] 4 November 2013 Atlantic
Germany[23] 8 November 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. ^ 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. ^ 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. ^ "This Is... Reviews". Metacritic. 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  12. ^ Zaleski, Annie (2013-09-24). "Icona Pop: This Is… Icona Pop | Music | MusicalWork Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  13. ^ "Icona Pop - This Is... Icona Pop - Only at Target". Target. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  14. ^ "Icona Pop THIS IS... ICONA POP". HMV Japan. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  15. ^ "This Is.. Icona Pop - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – Icona Pop – This Is...". Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Icona Pop | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
  18. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Icona Pop – This Is...". Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "Iconic Charts Billboard Hot 200". Billboard.com. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  20. ^ "This is...Icona Pop: Icona Pop: Amazon.fr: Musique". Amazon.fr. Retrieved Sep 19, 2013. 
  21. ^ "This is...Icona Pop: Icona Pop: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved Sep 19, 2013. 
  22. ^ "This is...Icona Pop: Icona Pop: Music". iTunes. Retrieved Sep 19, 2013. 
  23. ^ "This is...Icona Pop: Icona Pop: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. Retrieved Sep 19, 2013.