Young Love

Young Love

by Jedward
     
 

Eurovision vets Jedward were once again competing in the pop competition in 2012, right around the time their third album, Young Love, appeared in the summer. Despite its youthful title, Jedward exhibit some signs of maturity on this tight pop album although, to be fair, the slightly subdued tone could be due to the slightly tentativeSee more details below

Overview

Eurovision vets Jedward were once again competing in the pop competition in 2012, right around the time their third album, Young Love, appeared in the summer. Despite its youthful title, Jedward exhibit some signs of maturity on this tight pop album although, to be fair, the slightly subdued tone could be due to the slightly tentative nature of producers Duck & Paddy and Trinity Music -- Deekay and DBH also helm some cuts -- or the band's creeping exhaustion. Jedward aren't quite men yet not quite boys, and the music is similarly caught between two worlds, touching on traditional Eurocheese and modern dance-pop. The best parts of Young Love arrive when all involved throw both of those concerns to the wayside and just make chewy bubblegum. Those are the cuts that stick -- the opening "Waterline," the big-booted thump of "What's Your Number," the Brit-pop skip of "All I Want Is You," the Farifisa-spiked beach pop of "A Girl Like You" -- and they could have been given different arrangements in any era from surf to glam to Total Request Live and been hits. Of course, it would also have helped if Jedward were just slightly more charismatic -- now that they're not ridiculous, they're settling for workmanlike, which means they can't rescue the bland product from its textureless self but they don't stand in the way of the really hooky, trashy, irresistible pop that peppers this album just enough to give it some spice. So call it a draw: at its best, Young Love has the best music Jedward have yet made but none of that is really their fault.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2012
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602537074426
catalogNumber:
3707442
Rank:
112140

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jedward   Primary Artist
Jess Cates   Guitar
Martin Larsson   Keyboards
Chuck Butler   Guitar
Mark Blackwell   Guitar,Keyboards
Tim McEwan   Keyboards,Vocals
Johan Gustafson   Keyboards
Lars Halvor Jensen   Keyboards
Edward Grimes   Vocals
John Grimes   Vocals
Fredrik Häggstam   Guitar,Keyboards
Paddy Dalton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sebastian Lunberg   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jess Cates   Composer
Dick Beetham   Mastering
Martin Larsson   Programming
Andreas Carlsson   Composer
Peter Bostrom   Producer
Jörgen Elofsson   Composer
Hillary Lindsey   Composer
Joe Hirst   Composer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Mike Shimshack   Composer
Adam Argyle   Composer
Patric Sarin   Composer
DEEKAY   Producer
Iain James   Composer
Mark Blackwell   Composer,Programming,Engineer
Tim McEwan   Composer,Programming
Johan Gustafson   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Karen Poole   Composer
Steven Lee Olsen   Composer
Lars Halvor Jensen   Composer
Daniel Baker   Composer
Gordon Charlton   Producer,Executive Producer
Veikka Erkola   Composer
Claudia Mills   Composer
Johnny Dunne   Composer
Niklas Jarl   Composer
Fredrik Häggstam   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Marlene Strand   Composer
Sharon Vaughan   Composer
Daniel Priddy   Producer,Vocal Producer
Martin Michael Larsson   Composer
Paddy Dalton   Composer,Programming
Marcus Liden   Composer
Christian Holmstrom   Composer
Sebastian Lunberg   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
DBH   Producer
Duncan Curtis   Vocal Engineer
Duck and Paddy   Producer

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