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 2012-2013
Genre
Length 32:58
Label
Producer
Icona Pop chronology
Icona Pop
(2012)Icona Pop2012
This Is... Icona Pop
(2013)
Singles from This Is...
  1. "I Love It"
    Released: 9 May 2012
  2. "We Got the World"
    Released: 15 October 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
  • Lee
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]

  • Adis Adamsson – executive producer
  • Nicki Adamsson – vocal engineer
  • Matt Beckley – vocal engineer, vocal producer
  • Patrik Berger – mixing, musician, producer, programming, vocal engineer, vocal producer
  • Amanda Bergman – background vocals
  • Tim Blacksmith – executive producer
  • Benny Blanco – musician, producer, programming
  • Charli XCX – featured artist, background vocals
  • Robert Cohen – engineer
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Danny D. – executive producer
  • Rainer Davies – guitar
  • Matt Engelman – A&R
  • Mikkel Storleer Eriksen – engineer, musician, programming
  • Emma Essinger – background vocals
  • Fredrik Etoall – photography
  • Read Fasse – keyboards, programming
  • Pete Ganbarg – A&R
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Ross Golan – vocals
  • Gene Grimaldi – mastering
  • Andrew Haas – guitar
  • Ola Håkansson – executive producer
  • Fransisca Hall – background vocals
  • John Hanes – mixing engineer
  • Patrick Hart – keyboards
  • Tor Erik Hermansen – musician, programming
  • Caroline Hjelt – executive producer
  • Icona Pop – primary artist
  • Marisa Illo – marketing
  • Aino Jawo – executive producer
  • Mark Knight – producer
  • Kool Kojak – additional production, keyboards
  • Markus Krunegård – musician, producer, programming
  • Henke Larsson – A&R
  • Brian Lee – musician, producer, programming
  • Colin Leonard – mastering
  • Rafi Levy – guitar
  • Tove Lo – background vocals
  • Elof Loelv – mixing, musician, producer, programming, vocal engineer, vocal producer, background vocals
  • Andrew Luftman – production coordination
  • Blake Mares – engineer
  • Robert Orton – mixing
  • Caweh Passereh – producer
  • Noah Passovoy – engineer
  • Aryanna Platt – A&R
  • James Reynolds – producer
  • Daniela Rivera – assistant engineer, engineer
  • Brian Robertson – bass
  • Jarrad "Jaz" Rogers – musician, producer, programming
  • Chris Rude – keyboards
  • Nick Scapa – keyboards, programming, background vocals
  • Chris Sclafani – assistant
  • Shellback – keyboards, producer, programming, background vocals
  • Stargate – musician, producer, programming
  • Style of Eye – musician, producer, programming
  • Peter Svensson – additional production, guitar
  • Phil Tan – mixing
  • Carolyn Tracey – package production
  • Virgilio Tzaj – art direction, design
  • Dane Vemble – marketing
  • Miles Walker – engineer
  • Johan Wedel – keyboards, producer, programming
  • Scott "Yarnov" Yarnovsky – production coordination

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 185
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[17] 78
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 86
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. 
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  18. ^ "Icona Pop | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
  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. 
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