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Pop 'Til You Drop!
     

Pop 'Til You Drop!

4.5 14
by A*Teens
 
They made an initial splash with a disc of sugary-sweet ABBA covers, 2000's The ABBA Generation, but the A-Teens have since broadened their songbook to include sugary-sweet tunes from other sources. With Pop 'Til You Drop!, the youthful Swedes match the ear candy of their last disc, Teen

Overview

They made an initial splash with a disc of sugary-sweet ABBA covers, 2000's The ABBA Generation, but the A-Teens have since broadened their songbook to include sugary-sweet tunes from other sources. With Pop 'Til You Drop!, the youthful Swedes match the ear candy of their last disc, Teen Spirit, once again dividing vocal duties among the members of the gender-balanced quartet, echoing both ABBA and more recent Swedish predecessors Ace of Base. The resulting sound spans both breezy, Britney-like ballads ("This Year") and more beat-driven N*Sync-ish dance jams ("Slam"). Whichever style they're attempting, the Teens make the most of their gorgeous harmonies, whether on the electro-funk lite "Floorfiller," the soaring Latin-flavored ballad "Cross My Heart," or "Closer to Perfection," a synth-heavy, Human League-reminiscent track. This fresh-scrubbed quartet even put their stamp on a perky cover of the Elvis Presley smash "Can't Help Falling in Love" -- also included on the Disney soundtrack for Lilo & Stitch -- and a campy remake of Alice Cooper's "School's Out," complete with Michael Jackson-like whoops, Vocoder-drenched vocals, and bubbly rhythms. With Pop 'Til You Drop, the A-Teens get an upgrade to the A-list of contemporary pop acts.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When the A-Teens paid tribute to ABBA on 1999's The ABBA Generation, it was obvious that none of the group's members had great voices. But they had great material to work with; "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," and other ABBA hits are Europop classics. So, despite their limitations as vocalists, the A-Teens were able to provide a pleasant, if unremarkable, tribute to Sweden's most famous Euro-popsters. But Pop 'Til You Drop, the A-Teens' third album, is another matter; this time, they are saddled with a lot of pedestrian material. While The ABBA Generation had more of a Hi-NRG/Euro-dance outlook, Pop 'Til You Drop isn't as consistently European-sounding. The ABBA influence has not disappeared altogether -- "Closer to Perfection," for example, is full of ABBA-isms -- but overall, this bubblegum CD favors more of an American teen pop approach along the lines of Britney Spears, *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. And more often than not, Pop 'Til You Drop has a mechanical, assembly-line quality. Nonetheless, the CD has its moments. The A-Teens' dance-pop remake of Alice Cooper's "School's Out" (which features Cooper himself) may offend some '70s rock devotees -- some Cooper fans may be horrified that the influential shock-rocker would have anything to do with a teen pop act. Regardless, the A-Teens' "School's Out" cover is fun and is arguably Pop 'Til You Drop's best track. And the mildly funky "Floorfiller" (one of the album's more European-sounding tunes) has a somewhat Silver Convention-ish charm -- the high-tech production is early 2000s, although the hook has a "Get Up and Boogie"/"Funky Party" type of Euro-disco vibe. But the memorable tracks are the exception instead of the rule. The ABBA Generation is still the A-Teens' best album, and Pop 'Til You Drop is, for the most part, a forgettable exercise in Britney Spears/*NSYNC/Backstreet Boys worship.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/2002
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0044001843525
catalogNumber:
018435

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

A*Teens   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Alice Cooper   Track Performer
Andrew Ramsey   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Esbjörn Öhrwall   Guitar
Thomas Lindberg   Bass
Anna Sahlin   Background Vocals
Red One   Guitar,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Mats Johansson   Guitar
Mats Berntoft   Guitar
Børge Petersen-Øverlier   Guitar
Jeanette Olsson   Background Vocals
Peter Björklund   Background Vocals
Melody Chambers   Background Vocals
David Eriksen   Keyboards
Tysper   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Uno Forsberg   Trumpet
Johan Håkansson   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Kristina Johnsson   Background Vocals
Markus Sigvardsson   Bass
Tomas Sjögren   Trumpet
Magnus Strömberg   Piano
Odile Tuniche   Percussion

Technical Credits

Alice Cooper   Composer
Michael Bruce   Composer
Glen Buxton   Composer
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Dennis Dunaway   Composer
Mark Hammond   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Hugo Peretti   Composer
Neal Smith   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Raz Kennedy   Vocal Producer,Vocal Production Assistance
Red One   Producer,Engineer
Peter Bostrom   Producer,Engineer
Peter Björklund   Arranger,Producer
Tobias Lindell   Arranger,Producer,beats
Melody Chambers   Vocal Arrangements
Becky Corcoran   Vocal Arrangements
David Eriksen   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Tysper   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Rob n Raz   Engineer
Tomas Ljung   Contributor,Vocal Engineer
Magnus Strömberg   String Arrangements
Chris Nelson   Producer,Engineer

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Pop 'Til You Drop! 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A*Teens are so cool and inspirational to my life i love there music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is great!! My favorite song is ''Can't Help Falling in Love'' which is on the ''Lilo And Stitch'' soundtrack.I also like ''Singled Out'' and ''Slam''.This album is for all pop fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
''Pop 'Til you drop'' is just an amazing album.It has a mixture of Rock and pop.My favorite song is ''Can't help falling in Love'' which is originally sung by Elvis Presley.The A*teens version is just so amazing that you just cant help falling in love with it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pop 'Til You Drop is an awsome cd. I have every one of the A-Teen's cds they are just simplely a fantastic singing group. AMAZING
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS ALBUM IS GREAT. IT FULLY MADE ME SATISFIED. IT MAKES YOU DANCE TO THE MUSIC. IT'S AWESOME. EVERYONE SHOULD GET IT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD a few weeks ago and the only time I haven't had it in my CD player is when I'm playing Avril Lavigne. This CD has rock songs, dance songs, an Elvis Presley cover (Cant Help Falling in Love) and an Alice Cooper cover (Schools out, which features Cooper.) All in all, good cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of their best albums yet. They have awesome songs that inspire you to do what you wanna do in life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is a must to buy. Once you buy this cd you wont want to turn you cd player off!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
2day I went 2 Target and looked at Cds. I wanted Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton. I also wanted A*Teens. I had heard 4 of their songs on the radio. Upsidedown,Halfway Arounfd the Wrld, Can't Help Falling In Love,and Floorfiller. I thought in the blink of an eye was cheesy. My faves were Floorfiller, Can't Help Falling In Love,Let Your Heart Do All the Talking,and This Year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Their newest CD ''Pop 'Til You Drop'' is a pretty incredible album with funky, pop, and futuristic songs! My favorites are the ''Can't help Falling In Love'' which was, I believe, originally sung by the famous Elvis Presley but this song has this groovy beat to it, ''Hi and Goodbye,'' ''Oh, Oh...Yeah,'' and ''Floorfiller.''
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED A*Teens with their first two albums but this one was a huge disappointment. It had corny songs and bad lyrics. The only song I really like was "In the Blink of an Eye". This CD survived like 1 day in my CD player. I don't know if I'll even buy their next CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would give this cd a 5 star because I love the beat and at a teen age, teens want music that has a great beat, I know I do. It is a cd kids and teens can go crazy dancing to without any bad language, or sex related things.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album. It is probabaly better than Teen Spirit, but that's up for debate. Their songs are even better when performed live in concert. Lots of variety in music types.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pop Till You Drop is the best A*Teens CD so far! Over all the CD earns 5 stars. Song Ratings - 1. Floorfiller ****1/2 2. Can't Help Falling In Love **** 3. Let Your Heart Do All The Talking ***1/2 4. Closer To Perfection ***1/2 5. Hi And Goodbye **** 6. This Year **** 7. Slam ***** 8. Cross My Heart **** 9. Singled Out **** 10. Oh, Oh . . . Yeah ***** 11. In The Blink Of An Eye ***1/2 12. School's Out ****1/2