Category: Music Review


Track 1 – One Kiss

I actually like the start of the song which actually brings up the whole mood that the song’s supposed to flow into and there came a slight stop before the first lyric is dropped with slowly plucked strings on the guitar before the atmosphere drops into the chorus part with much more instruments. I think this song falls a little into the rock ballad category. I absolutely know how he sounds like when he sings a total ballad from a rock or mid tempo song. The mixing of the overall music isn’t that bad and it included several different kinds or rather a wide kind of instrumental which gives off the feel of an orchestra playing behind. I like the music composition and the lyrics itself, but not both put together. Somehow I couldn’t help thinking how would the same lyrics sound given a ballad composition.  And, not to mention, the singer-composer would know his vocal ranges best and how to portray each verse of the song. If I break down the verses of the song, it’d make me realize that he actually sang it quite different – of course the feelings being put into the song is different and on the rise as the song flow towards the end. I have to mention here that the lyrics are quite poetic; especially the last verse – which explains my opinion of being a ballad composition. With a little professional help, the whole mixing of the song is different from what’s previously produced and not to mention, this is also a totally genre. I’m not going to mention about any meanings of lyrics in my whole review.

Track 2 – MINE

A much anticipated track from him and something of high expectations. This is my familiar J-rock and Kim Jaejoong usual vocal style of singing rock songs. Nothing much exciting. The overall feel of the song gives a mixture of feelings of danger, anxiety, frustration and aggressiveness. I find the bass fine but something’s definitely lacking for those drums. The kick start of the music isn’t really something I was expecting but it got better when the electronic piano came in. The intensity of his voice just gets higher with the flow of the song. I like the piano arrangement for the bridge to the second verse of the song. It isn’t difficult to imagine how he’d stand on stage, the kind of hand gestures and body movements he’d make while singing this song. Rock is rock after all. It can’t get any different or wrong. The song’s kind of a style that’s expected of him, but it isn’t just screaming and hitting that electronic guitar. it’s just his style.

Track 3 – 내안에 가득히

First note and it isn’t hard to tell the style and flow of the music – mid tempo. But I wish the style can be a little more playful. What I imagine and thought the song can be – something of a stronger and more playful style, just for the first couple lines for the first and second verse before he hits on the couple lines before chorus. This song is just so expected. Nothing of a woo wow. I hate to think that this is just any other song he sang before; different tune and lyrics that is. The mixing of the song is pleasant.

Track 4 – 나만의 위로

I like the simplicity of the song, something I believe he has yet to sing before. The mixing of the song is simple for verse 1 with just a couple instruments and then to bring up the atmosphere and intensity of the song, more instruments were added. The emotions he put into singing the song intensifies with the flow as well. Did I hear it wrongly or he really do sound a little rock? I kind of hate the drifting of his voice at the end of some note which makes me wonder if that’s necessary for this genre of song.

Track 5 – All Alone

Ballad. Yes, a ballad. Style? Yes, different style. Vocal? Yes, that familiar voice I’m so used to. The mixing of the song is very peaceful and so is the gentle note of his vocal at the start but only until the second verse kicks in. I heard this over and over for a couple of times and I wished that the song would be that peaceful throughout. But the tempo of the song changes as it goes. It makes me wonder what would the whole song sound like if it’s that slow peaceful style throughout with a little tint of dreamy and hazy vocal of his. And, if anyone realize it, I’m thinking this isn’t his usual style of singing until the later part – slightly husky. It’s different from his usual smooth and floaty voice.

This is just my fair personal review. Trying not to be very bias at all. I’m not that “powderful” with my expressions and words.

I like how the music start and the melody and mixing of the music. Best of all, I like how the song was sang by the members. The presentation was well done. The vocals were smooth. I basically have nothing to comment about the melody, mixing or vocals. It did surprise me that Beast is improving by a lot with each song they sing. I didn’t quite like them previously, but I started to like them from their last couple of songs. They are one of those groups who have good vocals and music presentation. The rap was good too. It fitted into the song well. And, I’m glad it wasn’t a long rap.

I have always loved Davichi’s music. I fall in love with this song the first time I heard it. It was the melody that makes me like the song so much. The melody of the song is quite addictive and is easy to hum along with the song. The lyrics is supposed to be about a love one leaving and the other party plead that person not to leave. But the mixing of the song makes it a slightly lighted feeling of the heart; unlike the usual sad melody songs.

Overall, the song is very addictive and Davichi voices bring the song out well.

I like how the melody of this song started. Very slow. It feels like walking along a path where you shared happy moments with your lover and trying to remember all those good memories that the two of you had shared. Then it moved on to feeling the heartbreak that the person you loved is no longer with you. And the hurt that follows.

I love the slow melody and simple lyrics. Kim Tae Woo voice suits very well to the melody as well. Althought the song doesn’t allow him to showcase his vocal power 100%, but I think that he protrayed the meaning of the melody well.

After all, Kim Tae Woo has a unique voice and a very strong vocal.

This song was very much anticipated by me. And I’d have to say that Junsu did not disappoint me. The 2nd time that he had sang for a drama OST officially. It cross my mind that his voice might be suitable for dramas OST. But it has never cross my mind, Junsu’s voice without JJ and YC’s voice can also stand out so well without that harmony.

His voice penetrates my heart. I know what the lyrics meant so I know exactly what he’s singing. I try not to relate to the drama. The starting of the song is actually quite low note and I find to be a new charm of Junsu to be able to hear him sing his low notes so often. And I’m sure he has gotten quite confident about his low notes these days.

As soon as the song kicks into the second verse, I have this feeling. If Junsu was to be singing this song right in front of my eyes at the moment, I’d have the tendency to want to go up and give him a warm hug.

This is a song that you can listen to upteen times and yet not get sick of it that fast.

Two thumbs up, Kim Junsu!

PS~> I expect a good album from JYJ!

Once again, it’s another song that I just feel the need to have the lyrics translated into English and yet another song that I feel the translations of the lyrics is insufficient to express out the feeling of the lyrics from it’s original language – Korean. Why is the English language so lacking in descriptive terms?

I think that Baek JiYeong’s voice has totally did justice to the lyrics of the song. I was very touched by the song even when I just listen to it for the first time. It speaks of a love from a man watching the woman in whichever way he could and protecting her from behind even if his love is unreturned, he still can’t stop loving her. It is yet again another drama call “Princess’s Man” OST that Baek JiYeong has sung. Her voice always never fail to impress me. And adding on, her OST songs always never fail to create a commotion. That’s the power of Baek JiYeong’s voice. She has a voice that speaks and vocals of different ranges and colours. I believe that the drama will be a hit because even before the airing, the song has already attracted a lot of attention.

And, the composition and lyrics and mixing of the song is very well done! Isn’t that the reason why it’s the theme song for the drama and used as an OST? The song is truely written especially to fit into the story of the drama. The drama is yet again another sad love story with ancient Korean as the background.

Basically I think the song has a “very CN Blue” feel. I felt that when I listened to it. CN BLUE has a very unique style of their own music. Or should I say the way YongHwa sings his verses? From the first time I’ve watched him sang, he has always given me that feeling “confidence”. Sometimes this “confidence” can be so “over” it can make one feel that it’s arrogant. But I feel that that’s the way the song is. The song is the kind of song that one would listen while walking in a very fast pace and not sitting down peacefully or over a book. I like the style of CN BLUE and have watched them since their debut in Korea. The group has 4 members and 2 main members sings more and 2 members does most of the rapping. Basically I feel that each CN BLUE members have their own “feel” and combined, they give a different feel. There are certain numbers, like intitution, that suits YongHwa more and certain numbers that suits the other memberes better. It is a group that has a long way and a lot of talent in music and live band music especially. I’ll look forward to their next song.

Overall, if you’re a 100% CN BLUE fan, you’d love this number at first hear. If you aren’t you’d come to like it after a few hears because the music really brings out confidence. Although the lyrics says otherwise.

It is amazing how I’ve only listened to only 20 seconds of the song and I somehow know how the song will sound like. And I like the song at first hear. I’m not too sure is it because GO was the one who composed the song and wrote the lyrics. But one thing I should point out is he seems to know his weakness and his strong points. And he did manage to conceal it in this song for his weak point. As for his strong point, although he doesn’t have a unique voice, he does has a wide vocal range and although it wasn’t really fully made used of in his song, I feel he has made his voice stand out. It won’t sound right for this song to have any notes too high. I think the lyrics are simple but very descriptive. Anyone who read my translated lyrics or know Korean would have easily understood the meaning of the song. In fact, the song tells of a story. It is not hard to imagine what kind of story the song is telling. One thing that it fails to do to me, is to picturize how the male lead in the song felt exactly although the meaning of the song is being understood and a picture of the whole story did surface.

Overall, I love the song because of its simplicity and the mixing was good too.

This is the OST song to the drama and I haven’t been able to watch the drama so I wasn’t able to link the song to the drama. But then again, my review would be fair since no scenes of the drama will come to mind. I guess the feel of the song would be different if I’ve watched the drama and listened to the song then reviewed it.

The song feels light on the first hear. It sounds like a song that could be listened on the beach with the feel of the wind blowing into your face. I tried not to listen to the lyrics because it’s a song about non-returned love. I can’t say that the song is made for Yuchun’s voice but he didn’t sound too bad singing the song or at least I can’t think of any better voices that could sing the song. The notes of the song actually matches his vocal range. The song actually gives people the courage to be good and fall in love with someone even if their love is not returned. It’s a light-hearted song yet not a sad love song. Or perhaps it was the mixing of the background music.

It’s not one of YuChun’s best song but yet it is a song that can be listened to many times and gradually fall in love with the melody of the song.

I am listening to this song for the first time under the introduction of a friend.
So here’s my honest review.
After listening to the whole song for the first time round, I feel, G.O. as a singer has potential.
And I feel that his potential is being buried while he stays in MBLAQ but am glad that he has solo stages, be it covers or his upcoming release.
His live is considered to be pretty stable given that he’s still quite new as a soloist.
He definitely did chose the correct song. It suits his vocal. He’s able to express the “feel” of the tune and lyrics. But of course, he’s not perfect with his vocal. There are still a lot of points that could be learned. But given the time and practice, I’m sure he can do it!

I hope to hear more his live soon.