The Boys

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Soon after forming in 2007, the nine-member girl pop band Girls' Generation became one of the most popular K-pop groups in Korea, releasing chart-topping singles and a hugely successful debut album. After their 2010 follow-up, Oh!, they expanded their reach to Japan, becoming quite popular there as well. By the time of 2011's The Boys, the group had set its sights on the American market. The album is teeming with singalong hooks, uptempo dance tracks, the occasional empowerment ballad, and strong vocals from all nine members, with a straight pop radio feel and quite a few tracks that would work well in a club setting. Mostly the album is preteen fantasy fodder with songs ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Soon after forming in 2007, the nine-member girl pop band Girls' Generation became one of the most popular K-pop groups in Korea, releasing chart-topping singles and a hugely successful debut album. After their 2010 follow-up, Oh!, they expanded their reach to Japan, becoming quite popular there as well. By the time of 2011's The Boys, the group had set its sights on the American market. The album is teeming with singalong hooks, uptempo dance tracks, the occasional empowerment ballad, and strong vocals from all nine members, with a straight pop radio feel and quite a few tracks that would work well in a club setting. Mostly the album is preteen fantasy fodder with songs about dream boys, perfect loves, and super-sweet, super-nice things delivered with a feather-light touch and the occasional moment of inspiration. Balanced with these moments are the times (like on "My J" or "Sunflower") when the backing tracks barely rise about karaoke levels and threaten to sink the album entirely. On the whole, though, the well-crafted, propulsive club tracks like "Telepathy," "Trick," and "Mr. Taxi" carry the day and the album ends up being a bunch of fun. The best track, "The Boys," sounds as good as anything on pop radio in 2012 and shows that when they are firing on all cylinders, Girls' Generation have what it takes to conquer the world of pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/17/2012
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602527935799
  • Catalog Number: 001647402
  • Sales rank: 23,819

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Boys (3:48)
  2. 2 Telepathy (3:45)
  3. 3 Say Yes (3:46)
  4. 4 Trick (3:15)
  5. 5 How Great is Your Love (3:54)
  6. 6 My J (3:53)
  7. 7 Oscar (3:23)
  8. 8 Top Secret (2:59)
  9. 9 Lazy Girl (3:05)
  10. 10 Sunflower (3:50)
  11. 11 Vitamin (3:09)
  12. 12 Mr. Taxi (3:34)
  13. 13 The Boys (3:48)
  14. 14 The Boys (4:18)
  15. 15 The Boys *Bring Dem Boys* (3:38)
  16. 16 The Boys *Bring the Boys Out* (4:25)
  17. 17 The Boys *Bring the Boys* (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Girls' Generation Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Teddy Riley Background Vocals
Hyoyeon Group Member
Seohyun Group Member
Taeyeon Group Member
Ji Hyun Kim Background Vocals
Lola Fair Background Vocals
Young Jin Yoo Background Vocals
Yung String Strings
Young Hyun Kim Guitar, Conductor
Yong Shin Kim Piano, Conductor
Soo Wan Jung Guitar
Nile Lee Conductor
Mirae Seo Background Vocals
Jae Myoung Lee Vocal Director
Byung Seok Kim Bass
Agnes Shin Background Vocals
Technical Credits
David Anthony Remixing
Teddy Riley Arranger, Composer, Director, Engineer, Remixing
Sharon Vaughn Arranger, Composer
Jae Shim Choreographer, Direction
Chad Royce Arranger, Composer
Clinton Sparks Remixing
Allison Veltz Arranger, Composer
Thomas Troelsen Composer
Young Son Video Director
Scott Mann Arranger, Composer
Sung Ho Lee Marketing, Promoter
Jane Choi Marketing, Promoter
Martin Hansen Arranger, Composer
So Young Nam Managing Director
Sarah Lundback Arranger, Composer
Seongho Lee Engineer
Hee Jin Min Art Direction, Visual Direction
Soo-Man Lee Producer
Mikkel Remee Sigvardt Composer
Lucas Secon Composer
Young-Hu Kim Arranger, Composer, Director, Engineer
Young Jin Yoo Composer, Director, Engineer
Jin Namkoong Engineer
Sam McCarthy Arranger, Composer
Disco Fries Remixing
John Kim Marketing, Promoter
Yongdeok Kim Management, Promoter
Yun-Kyoung Cho Composer
Young-Jun Tak Director, Choreographer
Young Shin Kim Director
Young Hyun Kim String Arrangements, Vocal Editing
Yong Shin Kim Arranger, String Arrangements
Tesung Kim Arranger, Composer, Director, Engineer
Tae Yoon Kim Composer
Sung-Woo Choi Management, Promoter
Sung Gun Oh Engineer
Soonsoo-Kyoung-Mee Shin Jacket Design
Soo Young Composer
Seong Je Hwang Arranger, Composer, Director, Engineer
Sang-Hee Jung Publicity, Public Relations
Rino Nakasone Choreographer
Richard Garcia Arranger, Composer
Peter Lars Wennerberg Arranger, Composer
Paolo Prudencio Arranger, Composer
Nile Lee String Arrangements
Min-Kyong Kim Copyright Coordinator
Mina Jungmin Choi Marketing, Promoter
Mathias Peter Venge Arranger, Composer
Lin Kang Marketing, Promoter
Kyle Chang-Hwan Jeong Director
Kwang Wook Lim Arranger
Jun-Young Park Video Director
Jung-Ah Kang Management, Promoter
Jung Bae Kim Composer
Jong-Pil Gu Engineer
John Hyun-Kyu Lee English Supervision
Ji-Yu Hong Composer
Ji-Sun Lee Publicity, Public Relations
Jinny Lee Marketing, Promoter
Ji-Hong Kim Management, Promoter
Jeung-Ah Lee Artist Development
Jean T. Na Composer
Janie Yoo Direction
Jam3s K3nn3dy Additional Production
Hyun Hwang Arranger, Composer, Director
Hye-Young Eom Management
Hun-Young Park Visual Direction
Hoon Jeon Mastering
Ho-Jin Kim Management, Promoter
Hee-Jun Yoon Artist Development
Hae-Young Lee Copyright Coordinator
Hae Young Jung Composer
Greg Hwang Choreographer, Direction
Gi-Hyun Kim Publicity, Public Relations
Gabriella Jelena Jangfeldt Arranger, Composer
Eun-Kyeng Jung Engineer
Eun-Jeong Kwak Engineer
Eun-a Kim Publicity, Public Relations
Eui Seok Jung Engineer
Chris Sung-Su Lee Direction
Chan Yong Eom Engineer
Boo Min Kim Composer
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