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Boys Import


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Jan. 17 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B006ME56HA
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Product Description

2012 release, the debut English album from the South Korean Girl Pop outfit. Also referred to as SNSD (the initials of their South Korean name), Girls' Generation mix Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Rock and Dance music and create a hearty popalicious sound.

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I bought this for my sister and it has become one of her favourites out of her entire collection. I would definitely recommend buying this for and SNSD fan.
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Girl's Generation shines in this album of ballads and catchy dance tunes! These Korean beauties can keep you bouncing to the beat!
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By Tasnia on July 8 2015
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The album was broken and fell apart in my hands as soon as I unwrapped it. It greatly ruined my mood although I love SNSD.
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Amazon.com: 78 reviews
31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
GG Takeover! Jan. 17 2012
By K. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Finally, The English Debut! Oct. 19 2011
By S. R. Hughes - Published on Amazon.com
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.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Bring The Boys out! Oct. 19 2011
By jo1 - Published on Amazon.com
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!
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Once a fan, now a Sone :D Nov. 7 2011
By PotaDos - Published on Amazon.com
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.)
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5 Stars for Girls Generation! Sept. 19 2012
By Paul Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Wow, Amazon has really messed up with lumping reviews together for different versions of a product.

The review I wrote below is for the Japanese repackage "The Boys", which is essentially nothing like the Korean or American versions of The Boys.
The Korean and American album cover is mostly pink, with the girls portraits in a circle, like here: The Boys.
The Japanese repackage looks like this: Boys.
They are essentially completely different albums, only having the title and title track in common, but currently, Amazon has lumped all of the reviews together.

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This is a repackage of their first Japanese album, which came in three versions: Girls Generation , Girls' Generation, or Girls' Generation.

The differences between this repackage and their first Japanese album are
1) The Boys (Japanese version) and Time Machine are included,
2) The Great Escape and Bad Girl are remixed,
3) and there's an additional (remix) of Mr Taxi.
4) If you get versions with a DVD, the repackage has videos of The Boys (English version) and Bad Girl (Yuri looks GOOD with a bandana), whereas the First Japan Album has Original and dance versions of Mr Taxi, and Japanese versions of Genie and Gee.

If you're comparing this album to the Korean or American The Boys, there's not much to compare. This repackage has none of the songs on the Korean or American versions except the title track. In particular, it doesn't have the four best songs: Top Secret, Oscar, Trick, and Lazy Girl. This repackage is essentially the First Japan Album with The Boys added to it. In turn, the First Japan Album was a greatest hits album (with Japanese versions of their songs, which I personally like better.)

So which to buy?

If you're looking for Japanese versions of their songs, it's almost a toss-up, but I like the non-remix First Japan Album better. If you're debating which version of The Boys to get, I'd get the Korean or American versions, as they are the only real versions of that album. But if you're a big fan, you have to get all of them. I've been listening to their hits songs and Twinkle almost every day for months now, I still love them, and I am not at all tired of them.

Also note: If you're a collector, be aware that their Japanese albums and singles are often also made in Korea, and maybe Taiwan and Hong Kong as well. The ones made in Japan sell for significantly more on Ebay and Yesasia. I'm not sure how one can tell which ones Amazon is selling. Of course if you're not a collector, buy the cheapest one.

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