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  • Audio CD (January 17, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B006ME56HA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,882 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Boys [English Version] [Version]
2. Telepathy
3. Say Yes
4. Trick
5. How Great Is Your Love
6. My J
7. Oscar
8. Top Secret
9. Lazy Girl [Dolce Far Niente]
10. Sunflower
11. Vitamin
12. Mr. Taxi [Korean Version] [Version]
13. The Boys [Korean Version] [Version]
14. The Boys [Clinton Sparks & Disco Fries Remix]
15. The Boys *Bring Dem Boys* [Teddy Riley Remix]
16. The Boys *Bring the Boys Out* [David Anthony Remix]
17. The Boys *Bring the Boys* [Teddy Riley Remix]

Editorial Reviews

An all girl pop band featuring the vocal and dance talents of nine difference signature members, Girls' Generation released their new English language single "The Boys" globally and performed to a sold out audience at Madison Square Garden this past October. They've released three Korean albums, three mini-albums and one Japanese full-length, in addition to various singles.

The members of the group sing in both Korean and English. Their 2009 track "Gee" is the longest running Number One song on the Korean Broadcasting System's charts; it held the top spot for nine consecutive weeks. The track was also named song of the decade by several Korean music sites. Girls' Generation are massive stars in Japan, where they're self-titled album has gone double platinum, a first for any Korean girl group. They've also been nominated for multiple Japanese VMA awards and performed at the 2011 awards alongside Lady Gaga. Recently Girls' Generation took home two awards at Mnet Asian Music Awards in Singapore for "Artist of the Year" and "Best Female Group." They have over 250 million cumulative views on YouTube and 2.2 million Facebook fans.

Girls' Generation debuted with their single "Into The New World" in 2007 and became a national phenomenon. In 2009 and 2010, the band received the Grand Prize at the GoldenDisk Awards, the most prestigious awards ceremony in the Korean music scene often referred to as the "Korean Grammy Awards". The group also gained the highest recognition by taking the "Singer of the Year" award for 2 consecutive years.

Girls' Generation has demonstrated their growing international presence and global appeal by appearing in numerous commercials and advertisements in various Asian countries.

In 2010 the band expanded into Japan, and found instantaneous and overwhelming success. 2011 saw the girls expand to the U.S. market with their Madison Square Garden show and release of "The Boys" stateside which earned a Top 5 slot on the Billboard K-Pop Hot100 chart.

This CD and the Booklet "The Boys" is in Korean and English language.

Customer Reviews

Any fan of Kpop will enjoy at least one song on this album.
K.
This version is in a metalic case with beautiful photos and a special photocard (i got tiffany!!).
Luis Barrientos
Just don't get the Hoot mini-album or The Boys - Girls' Generation has made much better music.
Albert Chen

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By S. R. Hughes on October 19, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
If you are already an SNSD fan, this song might take a few plays to get you attached, but soon you will find yourself singing it in the shower. It's hook is the predictable "Bring the Boys Out" which isn't as strong or immediately catchy as some of their best songs. But there are some unexpected shifts in the song which keep it fresh for the whole track.

The English version of the lyrics are pretty kitsch. They do maintain a positive and upbeat feeling that has always drawn me to their music. It makes it pretty easy to learn the lyrics when you can more or less guess what they are going to say next. For me, this doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the song, but I can see how some fans might be disappointed that they lyrics have been so "Americanized." I recommend checking out the Korean version of the song which lyrics (from what I've read in translation) are a bit less predictable.

The vocals have been treated quite a bit which personally, I feel these girls don't need. However, this is for a western pop market and that sound is in right now. Combined with the style of the lyrics, it's pretty clear they are going for a pop dance hit with this song. There's not very strong accents in their English that I notice except a bit with Sunny (I can forgive her since she's SO cute in the video ><).

Best part? If you happen to speak English and not Korean or Japanese, this is one Girls Generation song you'll actually know what the words mean while you're singing!

If you have never heard of Girls Generation and you are a pop/dance fan you will probably enjoy shaking your hips to this one.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By K. on January 17, 2012
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I love this album! They seemed to want to try a bit of everything with this album, from quirky and happy to ballads to confident dance music. My favorite songs are The Boys, Vitamin, and Trick. At $9, give this group a chance and help them towards their success in the US! Any fan of Kpop will enjoy at least one song on this album.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By jo1 on October 19, 2011
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Girls' Generation is the "it" group these days. This song is pretty amazing, and the girls (and everyone else behind the scenes) have done a superb job with it! I'm totally looking forward to more from them!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By MusicalWarrior on January 20, 2012
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Do you like catchy upbeat feel-good music? How about hard hitting club tunes with pulse-pounding beats? How about gorgeous heart-wrenching lyrical ballads? Now, how would you like an entire album filled with the above for a mere nine bucks? If this interests you, stop reading this review and purchase this album immediately... Just remember to emotionally prepare yourself to fall in love nine times at once.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Snap Twist on May 10, 2012
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I know we all all want GG to be successful overseas, but I cannot lie: This isn't anywhere close to their best album.

There are good to great songs on here (Oscar, Lazy Girl, Telepathy, Top Secret), but they're in the minority. Even their title song is merely...okay. It's catchy, but it has that same tinny, generic sound that I hear on the radio everyday. Basically, I would (and did) listen to it a couple times, then never play it again. Also, you don't need six remixes of a mediocre song. Put this in comparison to their Japanese debut CD- Now THAT'S how you introduce yourself! And as an American debut, it doesn't really hold up. I can see what they were trying to do with 'The Boys,' even if it wasn't amazing, but what is 'My J' and 'Say Yes' doing on here? I laughed out loud when I heard, "Never, ever stop falling in love." Those are songs that I think can be safely said to appeal more to a Korean market than a Western one. They're too cheesy and cute.

Before I get berated by Kpop fans, I love them too. I stayed up to watch their debut on The Letterman Show, and I recorded their dance on Live with Kelly. But we need to be honest - This could have been great. Instead, it was average. I feel that eventually Kpop will step out in a big way in America, but this isn't the album to do that.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By PotaDos on November 7, 2011
Format: Audio CD
[mind you I don't speak korean, so song meanings are completely out of my review.]
I used to just have single tracks of SNSD on my ipod, Gee, OH, Run Devil Run, to name a few. But Listening to this album, I fell in love with every single track. It encouraged me to check out their olderstuff and find out more about them and now I'm HOOKED.

The boys is a fun album filled with tunes that are catchy and will stick in your and you will find hard to get out. Not like you'd want to.

My ultimate favorites from the album are:

1. O.S.C.A.R. - My ringtone, my alarm mp3 and the song I think of every time I see the name Oscar. [Sorry Oscar Meyer.] I really hope this song is their next single/MV. I can picture hard raw choreography and favorable visuals like in The boys. [fingers crossed.] It's got a nice beat like Run Devil Run. Hyoyeon and Tiffany really shine in this song. Taeyeon and Jessica's hugh notes are also amazing.

2. Sunflower - A lovely and sweet balad. Sooyoung and Seohyun's voice in the Chorus is so natural and sweet. This is truly a melodic song I find myself playing over and over again.

3. Trick - This song, like O.S.C.A.R. makes you want to get up and dance.

4. Vitamin - I'm a major Hyoyeon fan, so hearing her voice a few times in a song is so nice for a change.

5. Lazy Girl - According to the english translation, this is my theme song XD. It's so catchy and mod-like, whenever I hear it I just want to kick back and do what I do best..be lazy. this is also JESSICA's theme song.

If you look back to older albums and releases you can see how much they've grown and evolved with their music. I'm so glad I bought this album. <3

Soshi Hwaiting!!

(sorry if this is all over the place.)
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