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Perfume and Shojo Jidai makes SPIN's top 20 best pop albums of 2011



Here's a little something to enjoy with your boof boof. SPIN celebrates the girls that run the world, the Girls that run Korea, and one Fall Out Boy running dry. We rolled in pop's deeps for the year's best: Hold it against us.

18. Girls' Generation -Girls' Generation

This nine-member, all-girl K-Pop drill team fully exploits South Korea's 800-pound neighboring market with a Japanese-language album (plus English choruses!). And though it may be a translation trainwreck, these chipper, reality-show vets behave with real zeal — eagerly beaming, winking, chattering, emoting when it's called for — over terrifyingly sophisticated dance tracks (echoes of Latin Freestyle, Italo disco, every Backstreet/Britney scrap from 1999), plus a dutifully aching ballad or two. The peak is "Run Devil Run," a white swan/black swan kiss-off with a chorus so confidently sassy it could stop a North Korean missile in mid-air.  - CHARLES AARON

14.Perfume- Jpn
"Just as shiny, but not remotely as nuanced, as the art-hop robo-bop bouillabaisse popping off in neighboring Korea, Japanese pop trio Perfume still strike hard thanks to a monolithic, overblown maximalism. Third album JPN is a neon-blinking wash of clinical synths and utopian melodies — perfectly punk in both the Daft and pop senses — a near-android gush of voices adrift in the ether and AutoTune so clinical that you could eat off of it. - CHRISTOPHER R. WEINGARTEN"

2NE1 is 6th but their Korean mini-album so w/e and tl:dc of the main list, BTW by Gaga is 1, Bey's 4 is 2 and Femme Fatale by Britney is 3.

source (if never heard of SPIN, it is a huge music magazine in N.A,worldwide? like Rolling Stones)

 
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