The Boys

The Boys

by Girls' Generation


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/17/2012
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602527935799
catalogNumber: 001647402
Rank: 43874

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
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
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
Paulo "Shirazi" Prudencio   Arranger,Composer

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