Girls' Generation's new album "I Got a Boy" is receiving rave reviews from the U.S. media.
Billboard on Friday ran a review on all the tracks on the album and described them as "polished K-pop confections that combine elements of forward-thinking EDM (electronic dance music), classic and modern R&B, 80s new wave, and more." It added that "it should more than satisfy not only K-pop fans but also listeners of all types of popular music."
It said the title song is "one of the most-forward thinking lead pop singles heard in any country," adding that, "with this title track, Girls' Generation just set the bar truly high for pop in 2013."
MTV U.S. also covered Girls' Generation's comeback on its official website on Thursday, describing the music video for "I Got a Boy" as "a fashion whirlwind so jam-packed with rad clothes [that] it's pretty much impossible to watch it just once."
The music video received more than 20 million views on YouTube as of Sunday afternoon, just five days after it was released. As it achieved the feat faster than any other K-pop music video in the website's history, it is boosting the band’s global popularity and influence.