Icona Pop, ‘This is... Icona Pop’ - Weekend

Icona Pop, ‘This is… Icona Pop’

The lighter side of electronic dance music offers up Icona Pop, the Swedish duo of Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, who had a summer anthem with “I Love It.” This is much closer to hit-seeking Euro-pop than raw dance floor tracks. Their vocals don’t quite have the soulful soar that tends to dominate the big bangers crowd, but this hook heavy, own-the-night type stuff will probably go over well east of the Atlantic. The album is thematically large and the mostly well-crafted lyrics mix decently with the occasionally unnecessary production bluster, as on “We Got the World.” Still, it feels a bit ramshackle. (AP)

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