From the first track that was released, I Wanna Love, I wasn’t impressed from first listen. I was hoping that would not be an indication of how the rest of the album would be, full album I shall add as well, because I didn’t want 11 tracks of blah. I thought I Wanna Love would have more umph factor but it just lacked a lot of things for me. I’m thinking that track might grow on me but I’m as positive as ever that Miss Right will not grow on me. Honestly I found all the components of the song quite annoying. As for the video to Miss Right, I am luckily still impressed by Teen Top’s choreography.
I’m not sure what happened to their “sound”, I can barely stand whatever they just put out. The autotune was way overdone here. I think they picked some good title tracks but I just wasn’t feeling them. But it seems I am a minority with my thoughts of the album, for many others are praising the album. I don’t feel as if their album was cohesive and meaningful, it seemed to have a few good tracks and the rest were filler tracks. It’s really a shame because I’ve really been on board for their last few comebacks. Better luck next album.
Higlights of the album: Hello, Never Go Back, Mad At U
Meh: Missing You, I Wanna Love
Downfalls: Why, Stop Girl, Miss Right, Intro (no. 1)
Filler songs that had no real place or value: So Sweet, Go Crazy
Once again, I am still alive. I’ll spare the details and just say I’ve been a busy girl. But on to the things I’ve missed.
- Yesung releases Gray Paper for That Winter, The Wind Blows: Of course it’s a ballad, yay in my book, but once again I feel so so about Yesung’s voice. I just cannot get into Yesung’s voice, it just doesn’t strike me as special. Don’t get me wrong, I do think he can sing but he’s nowhere near my favorite voice. Perhaps it’s the tone. The ballad fell flat to me as well.
- Teen Top releases I Wanna Love: I was completely unaware Teen Top was making a comeback, then again I hadn’t checked anything kpop related in weeks. I have a soft spot for Teen Top, their music is always (well usually) a first time listen for me and I’m hooked. They’ve had some very nice choices for title tracks. Just referring to the video, I can’t deal with C.A.P’s braids. I have never ever been a fan of braid/cornrows on guys. I find it extremely unattractive. I actually paid attention to Ricky not because he’s my bias, but he got some good singing time. Maybe I haven’t seen Teen Top in a while but they all look like they’ve grown into their faces. Most of them had baby faces last time I saw them. As for the song, I can’t tell if I like it or not yet. The arrangement kind of confuses me, I’m getting the same feeling I got with 2NE1′s I Love You. But that song grew on me and perhaps I Wanna Love will as well.
- Yoseob releases music video for Although I: I liked this track on the album however I don’t think the music video complimented the song whatsoever. It just wasn’t necessary.
- NU’EST releases Hello: I really liked NU’EST when they debuted but then after their first comeback title track I was thinking perhaps their genre wouldn’t suit my taste. But I think they are still refining their “sound” so I gave their latest track a listen. As for the song, love it to pieces. I was hooked on first listen, it’s quite the easy listen. Video….ehhh. It was too dramatic for me. I just can’t deal with Ren, he’s too pretty.
Or performance version, whatever it is technically called. I am wondering though, are my eyes doing tricks on me or did they really just do the Cat Daddy?
Visually, I enjoyed the video very much. Music wise….I’ll get back to you on that.
I must say, C.A.P finally looks normal. I found him super creepy in To You. Like I couldn’t even look at him. It must be the change of hair color…..What I’m not feeling is Ricky’s blue hair though.
I’m going back to the EXO days…disappointed that My Lady and Baby Don’t Cry didn’t make it on the album. Sad day. But back to Teen Top, this song had the opportunity to be amazing.
Can I first off say, I feel ridiculous typing Be Ma Girl. Beyond ridiculous actually. I wonder if it would have killed someone to use My instead of Ma.
The odd thing about this single is I don’t dislike the track. But I don’t love it either. It has some potential loving elements though, so I may just have to wait to the video comes out.
On the other hand, Party Tonight…loved it as soon as the song started. I was giggling at “It’s too hot outside” though, it was cute ^.^
And once again, it doesn’t sound like I’ll like the song. But it seems that when I’m in a position like this, the song almost always grows on me.
I was actually enjoying the teaser before I saw Ricky.
Visual shock aside, the song sounds good.
I swear they just made a comeback. Usually I have a problem with comebacks (I don’t see why groups need to take half a year hiatuses) but remembering that this is the kpop world, comebacks aren’t that frequent. Anyway, from the teaser released I am hoping there is some sort of ballad on these album. It would fit with this concept.
I will say it isn’t the most professional teaser I’ve seen. It looks like fans put it together.