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Category Archive for 'Teen Pop'

“Now That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 48 arrives… with highlights arriving via Katy Perry (‘Roar’), Daft Punk (‘Get Lucky’), Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell (‘Blurred Lines’), Justin Timberlake (‘Take Back the Night’), Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran (‘Everything Has Changed’), and Lana Del Rey (‘Summertime Sadness [Cedric Gervais remix edit]‘). The compilation also [...]

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One Direction: Take Me Home

“One Direction deliver another immediately catchy mix of dancey pop that maximizes the group’s shared lead-vocal approach and peppy, upbeat image. This album highlights even more than their previous one how much One Direction’s mix of punchy guitars over snappy beats, handclaps, and bright synthesizers has in common with the positive, fun-loving tone of ’70s [...]

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The Wanted: The EP

“Although The Wanted fall into the multi-member teen pop tradition of such groups as *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and Take That, musically they evince more of a dance-rock, synth pop sound that is influenced as much by the modern rock uplift of Coldplay and Snow Patrol as it is the more club-oriented R&B of the Justins: [...]

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Justin Bieber: Believe

“Believe finds Bieber co-writing all but one song and handling his “not a boy, not quite a man” status with poise, despite some considerable contrast between his age and what he has been through. Given the space allowed by an hour-long release, Bieber aims for just about every pop market.”–All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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One Direction: Up All Night

“Following the success of JLS and the Wanted, X-Factor contestants One Direction were the next group of heartthrobs to help revive the previously dying concept of the boy band. They released their first single, “What Makes You Beautiful,” in late 2011. The full-length album, Up All Night, followed soon after. In 2012, One Direction became [...]

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“The cast continues to grow, with Chord Overstreet (Sam) singing two Justin Bieber tunes and Darren Criss (Blaine) steering the Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me” into Euro-dance territory. Gwyneth Paltrow (substitute teacher Hollie Holiday), who helped Glee score a Top 20 hit with Cee Lo’s “Forget You” in late 2010, makes three cameo appearances [...]

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“Heather Morris (Brittany) steps out from behind her ditzy cheerleader façade to perform a pair of Britney Spears songs, and it’s nice to see another member of the supporting cast enjoy a much-deserved turn in the spotlight. The album’s true highlight, though, is an a cappella version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” performed by Criss [...]

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Check Our Catalog “The Jonas Brothers leave behind stiff mature soul for bubblegum pop that’s perhaps not as snappy as A Little Bit Longer but a lot closer to that fizzy rush than anything they’ve done since 2008. After a few years of the JoBros attempting to sound older than their years, this switch is [...]

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Justin Bieber: My World 2.0

Check Our Catalog “Bieber makes all the right, charming moves for a teen, and he covers all the bases. The dance-pop songs are light on the ears yet memorable; the unrequited material sounds deeply felt; the ballads have all the necessary us-against-the-world teen-love dramatics.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “The muscular, instantly recognizable growl that carried her to a fourth-place finish on American Idol’s eighth season is all she needs to seamlessly wed a collection of first-rate ditties. Girl. Can. Sang!”–Entertainment Weekly

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Kristinia DeBarge: Exposed

Check Our Catalog “Kristinia DeBarge’s winning debut, fresh and seemingly sun-kissed, makes her summer [2009's] answer to Rihanna. The two share a similar vocal timbre and the same pop charms.”–People Magazine

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Check Our Catalog “On their fourth release in as many years, the boys don’t entirely topple their Tiger Beat pedestal, but with Lines’ PG-13 sentiments and wailing guitars, they try hard to leave their tween-dream innocence behind.”–Entertainment Weekly

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Check Our Catalog “Her total commitment to the game can result in some truly fun disposable pop. Not everything works — Tisdale isn’t convincing when she tries to deal in either pain or carnality, but when she sticks to the surface, she makes sure that Guilty Pleasure lives up to its title. “–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “The soundtrack to Disney’s Camp Rock is manna for sagging tween spirits: Demi Lovato, The Jonas Brothers, and a handful of others well known among the Disney Channel-watching demographic wind their youthful voices around a maniacally catchy set of songs.”—Amazon.com

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Check Our Catalog “They rose from the streets of Boston to become one of the best-selling pop acts of all time and influenced a generation. With the upcoming announcement of a world tour and a new album, New Kids On The Block are back in a big way. This new package includes all of the [...]

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Check Our Catalog New Kids on The Block are back with their first new music in 14 years.

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