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U.S. media are taking notice of Girls’ Generation.
Rolling Stone magazine recently reviewed the group’s new song “I Got a Boy,” saying that the song was “a song as sharply plotted and blindingly razzle-dazzle as the K-pop machine itself.”
On Jan. 11, the reviewer Nick Catucci said that the song written by Korean and European song writers weaved through many different genres and likened it to a “musical gymnastics routine.”

Meanwhile Time magazine devoted a lengthy article to the girls titled “Can the New Single from K-Pop Stars Girls’ Generation Challenge ‘Gangnam Style?’ ”
The story examined Girls’ Generation’s potential as the next big thing in K-pop after Psy.

Jane Choi, the band’s U.S. marketing representative, spoke to Time about how the first ladies of K-pop would like to crack into the U.S. market in Psy’s footsteps.
The fact that the new GG video was watched some 25 million times on YouTube since Dec. 31, giving Psy a run for his money, was also cited.

By Carla Sunwoo [carlasunwoo@joongang.co.kr]
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