If you make just one purchase on iTunes this week, make it Icona Pop‘s full-length debut LP. Released last week, the album proves that the Swedish duo is more than just a one-hit wonder. Yes, we’ve all danced and partied to the group’s global smash single “I Love It” for more than a year — and it’s hard to imagine a more perfect piece of pop. What’s refreshing is that the album is full of impressive pop tracks beyond “I Love It” that are worthy of anthem status.
My favorites: (1) ”We Got The World” — a colorful ditty about embracing life, love and fun; (2) “Just Another Night” — a gorgeous and wistful breakup track; (3) “Girlfriend” — a Stargate-produced promo track that samples the late Tupac Shakur’s “Me and My Girlfriend”; and (4) “Then We Kiss” — a pop stunner that’s euphoric enough to remind any listener of the jittery feeling of a first kiss.
The group’s latest single, “All Night,” is a smashing pop thumper, with its constant churn of synth beats, swirling notes, twinkling keyboard and steady guitars. Remix masters Wayne G and Leo Frappier inject their own energy into the single, giving it enough pop power to to keep the party going all night. Watch the video edit of the Wayne G/LFB Remix below, then head over to iTunes and buy the album! You won’t regret it!