This Is... Icona Pop - RECORD COMPANY TEN/BIG BEAT/ATLANTIC
FILTER Grade: 78%
By Katrina Nattress on October 7, 2013
If last year’s Iconic EP was any indication of what to expect on Icona Pop’s debut LP, it was clear that the Swedish duo of Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo had a go-big-or-go-home mindset, and they weren’t planning on tucking themselves in anytime soon. Two songs from the EP made the cut for the album (“Ready For the Weekend” and, predictably, “I Love It”) and though the latter—a Charli XCX co-written club banger—still stands out high above the rest of the album’s tracks, the songs that comprise This Is...Icona Pop are even larger and louder than their predecessors (yes, it’s possible). Whether you’re listening to the Tupac-by-way-of-Jay-Z-and-Beyoncé’s-“Bonnie-&-Clyde” saccharine sweet homage “Girlfriend” or the fist-pumping, act-like-you’re-invincible anthem “All Night,” your booty is guaranteed to be shakin’—no bass-drop necessary.