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All Killer... No Filler
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're looking for the ultimate summer jam, the A-teens are your best choice. Ever since their 1998 debut, ABBA GENERATION, the A-Teens have been THE source for pure teen pop. Though US reputation isn't exactly where it should be, the A-teens are mega superstars worldwide... and they deserve it.POP TILL YOU DROP, their junior release, is the best yet. They have Britney's beats - without the sensuality, N*sync's lyrics - minus the tacky boyband charisma, and voice of their own. This album has set the A*teens apart from other bands. They open up with a great dance track, Floorfliller, slow it down a bit with songs like Can't help falling in love and hi/goodbye, Latin out with Cross My Heart, and add their own techno/80's/r&b vibe to songs like Slam, Oh Oh. Yea, and Closer to perfection. Unlike Teen Spirit, the ballads on Pop Till You Drop are uplifting. But who are the A-teens? Before this album, they were just a nameless face in the croud of "wannabe popstars". I can see this band getting a lot of mileage out of this album... if only they could get play on MTV. At least they get the help of Alice Cooper. If not this time, it's certain that the A-Teens will get the respect they deserve for this hot as summer, fresh, and youthful album."
Can't help falling in love with the A*Teens
Stephanie Schlegel | San Francisco, CA | 07/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I admit that the first time I listened I was disappointed with the CD. After a few listens I can't live without it. Once you start you just can't stop. This is a great pop Cd. I am 21 years old and love all kinds of music and especially pop. This is great for any pop fan
1: Floorfiller- this song makes me wanna dance. I know my roommate will be sick of this song very soon cause it's on repeat. It's a hard song to describe but my favorite part is when they say "Play that funky music".
2: Can't Help Falling in Love- A remake of an Elvis classic. The original was slower while this is more upbeat, a bit faster and easier to dance to. Also available on the "Lilo and Stitch" soundtrack
3: Let Your Heart Do All The Talking- This song reminds me of something but I don't know what it is. It's very catchy. Anyone who has a crush on someone will listen to this a lot.
4: Closer to Perfection- Classic Europop. This song is about someone making you a better person. Has a great chorus. Another fast song.
5: Hi and Goodbye- A beautiful slow song. A classic story of people who used to be close that can no longer talk to eachother. Similar to slow songs that the A*Teens have done before, but more mature.
6: This Year- An optomistic song about the expectations for the next year. I enjoy this because it's very hopeful about the future.
7: Slam- A dance song where the A*Teens try to create a dance of their own. Until there is a video it will be impossible to recreate the moves. A funkier and slower take on songs like the Macarena
8: Cross my heart- Has pipes or some other instrument that reminds me of Native American music. I think it is an amazing musical compilation. My only wish is that the song was about a different topic.
9: Singled Out- A slow song. It isn't a terribly memorable song but it is very pretty. The chorus is spectacular. The verses aren't too hot.
10: Oh, Oh... Yeah- Have you ever watch the TV show on disney about EMT's? The beat is similar to the theme song. It's a mid tempo song. I like the lyrics like "sugar ain't as sweet as you, monkey see is monkey do". That is where this song excels
11: In The Blink of An Eye: A song about think changing quickly. I like this on a lot as well. It's a slow song that is about love and the ending of love but can apply to any other situation in life.
12: School's Out- Another remake. What is great is that Alice Cooper (the original singer) sings on the track. I honestly like the A*Teens version better than the original.If you're reading this it means that you're interested in pop music and I believe you should get this CD. It's sensational!"
I Won't "Drop" Anytime Soon...
Thnairg | Oregon, USA | 06/28/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I always raise my expectations more than I should for an artist's next album when their last was really good, and I thought this would be the time I learned my lesson. While not a bad album, "Pop 'Til You Drop" doesn't capture the magic that "Teen Spirit" did.There were a few songs that prompted me to take a second listen immediately: "Let Your Heart Do All The Talking" (Who'd have thought the guys could drop their voices that low?), "Closer To Perfection" (a perfectly "Euro-pop" beat that will keep the junior-high-school dance floors hopping), "Oh Oh ... Yeah" (featuring the guys singing solo, an unfortunate rarity on this album), and especially "Cross My Heart" (with what I think is a Calypso beat ... unusual for teen pop!).Where there are hits, there are also misses. "Slam" could have been (and in fact sounds like it was trying to be) a heavy-hitting pop number, but it falls flat. None of the ballads really stand out at all. But the real stinker on this album is "This Year" -- silly lyrics, a weak melody and chorus, and for some reason one of the girls sounds dreadful in this song, almost as if she were singing it against her will!Everything else I would classify as just plain "okay", including the two covers, "Can't Help Falling In Love" and "School's Out". Perhaps this album will grow on me in the coming months. ("Floorfiller" seems to be nagging at me to hum along to it, in fact.) If you like teen pop, you don't have your expectations too high, and you feel like taking a chance with your money, then you might as well give this CD a try."