November 5, 2008
Producer: Yang Goon
I came across Big Bang purely by accident. I thought they were just a boy band. Sort of like Johnny’s entertainment boy band, if you get my drift. But, there are major differences between the two… besides Big Bang being Korean multilingual and those signed under Johnny’s would be presumably Japanese.
Big Bang is refreshingly more R&B and Hip Hop than pop. There sound is like music to my ears. These boys can dance, sing, rap, and just look damn hot. I question myself every day to the reason why I brushed them aside ever since I got into the K-Pop scene. My life has not been complete.
This album has some new tracks, some singles, and a few sweet remixes. The sound of this album, to me, is more dance and R&B. They have the head bobbing electronica bass in Oh, Ah, Oh, and Sunset Glow, and the floating (but awesomely delicious) R&B Ballads in Foolish Love.
It’s with albums this good and tracks this addicting that I wish artists made MV’s (Music Videos) for every song they produce. The songs are so “soul-lifting”. If you’ve never been swayed to dance out of the blue by a good song, I’m sure you will be bobbing your head, swaying your hips, and making up dance moves once you listen to the first 10 seconds of the first track Intro – Everyone Scream.
Also, in this album, as in almost every single, album and mini-album, is a Solo track by one of the five members of Big Bang. In Remember, we have Strong Baby, which is sung by SeungRi.
These boys have major talent. G-Dragon, SeungRi, and Dae Young all either have a solo single, album or mini-album. They speak English, Korean and Japanese fluently. They have the voice, moves, and looks to be YG’s “Big Bang”. (hahaha… bad joke…)
4.5 stars —> A-
MYV382 *~* Allis R.