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Icona Pop

"We Got the World"

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November 20, 2012

The two Swedish women behind the wondrously bitchy dance-floor nail-bomb "I Love It" bring us another fabulous slab of synth-smeared, fist-pumping Euro-slop fun. Championing their vision of global dominance with the brightly lit chorus "They say, 'You're a freak,' when we're having fun/Say, 'You must be high,' when we're spreading love," Icona Pop let us know what Max Martin disco sleaze sounds like filtered through the drunk-ass lens of DIY radicals. It's the people's trash.

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