Hello k-pop world!
Today I'm doing something a little different. I'm going to be sharing my thoughts about 4 albums I've just recently listened to. This will be like a review, but not as in depth. More of a gloss over what my thoughts, likes, and dislikes about each album. Hope you enjoy it and I think I will be doing these sort of reviews a lot more because it saves me time and time is something I don't have a lot of.
The first album is Mamamoo's Melting album. This album is really relaxed and chill much like the sound of a coffee shop soundtrack. I don't think the name Melting really is the most appropriate name for the album. I would think something like Afternoon Haze or something like that to indicate the feeling of a coffee shop soundtrack. The album is really good and I'm not even a fan of Mamamoo. I like them, but I definitely don't follow them. Overall, the feeling in this album was very calm and laidback. It didn't have a huge sound except for the last couple of songs and even those tracks had a smooth classic feeling to them. The vocals within this album were excellent and completely 100% on point. It is weird to think of a group like this that conveys a more classic style of sound has two rappers that both know how to lay down sweet lyrics. Other than that, the album is solid and a really great comeback for these four ladies.
Next up is Jack of All Trades by 4Ten. 4Ten is a group that tends to get overshadowed and I think it's partially about their timing. They released a song last year that got completely overlooked because they released it at the same time as BTS or something. This year they released Jack of All Trades on the same day as Taemin's comeback album Press It. Not a smart move for a smaller group to release the same day as a huge group or artist. However, the album is really great. It has a very dance/clubby feeling throughout most of the album. The only song that feels rather disjointed is Go Easy and that might be because it was released a year prior to this album being released. All the songs however, maintain that dance feeling throughout. It has a very energetic sound and style that keeps you wanting to move. And I figured out why the first song, Tornado sounds so familiar and that's because the song pattern and style is the same as Spica's Tonight. It has a very rebellious, take-the-night, inspirational feeling. It is very addicting to listen to.
Roh Jihoon is an amazing artist and not too long ago, maybe in early fall of 2015, he released an album called Kam, I think. The lettering is Chinese and the translation into Korean is Kam. This album is fantastic. It utilizes so much energy and power within the instrumentation, his voice and just the way the songs build. This album is a ballad album which many don't like but I am one of those strange people that love ballad songs. There's a song on this album called September 7th which is said to be a dedication to his close friend RiSe of Ladies' Code who had past away on September 7th the previous year.
Finally, Stellar, a group known for their risque music videos, released their mini album Sting. Sting is an album with many elements within it but the overall feeling of the album is a dreamlike one. From Sting to Insomnia, it plays very kindly on the ears and is an easy listen. My favorite song on this album is probably either Insomnia which captures that dreamlike effect very well or Cinderella which does almost the complete opposite with the guitar intro and the heavy hits in the chorus. Overall this album is a great one that everyone should check out.
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