Album Review: “XOXO” by EXO

(Wow… It has been a while. – Izzy)


“XOXO” is the first studio album from the boy group EXO (EXO-K and EXO-M).

xoxo

(image credit k2nblog.com)

TRACKLIST:

  1. Wolf
  2. Baby, Don’t Cry
  3. Black Pearl
  4. Don’t Go
  5. Let Out The Beast
  6. 3.6.5
  7. Heart Attack
  8. Peter Pan
  9. Baby
  10. My Lady

POINTS

  • Hugs and kisses? Honestly, I’m hesitant to give either.
  • The ENGRISH is to die for (or it makes you want to die… Either one).
  • The choice of promoted single is in question, but it seems to be an SM trend.
  • Despite it’s less than stellar reviews, there are gems in the album.
  • For simplicity, I will review both Korean and Chinese versions together.

OPINIONATED REVIEW BELOW

Continue reading

Advertisements

Mpop Quick Review: Wild Cursive (狂草) by HanGeng (韓庚)

Wild Cursive, aka Kuang Cao, aka 狂草 is Hangeng’s newest single from his upcoming 2nd Chinese solo album (*will update as soon as info is released and translated :P).

POINTS

  • The lyrics are incredibly unique and fierce!
  • The song has a semi-epic fight feel to it (I say ‘semi-epic’, for it is energetic enough to fight in (?), but it’s chill enough so that your blood isn’t boiling over).
  • Their weapons of choice in terms of fighting that smoke/ink business are quite amusing hahaha.
  • The song, the video… It is all so interesting!

QUICK REVIEW BELOW

Continue reading

Mpop Review: Dance or Die by SIGMA (我得了 一種不跳舞就會死的病)

There is little information on SIGMA that I can find in English. I apologize for any inaccurate information. If there are any places where I can find more information on SIGMA, leave a comment and I will surely credit you 🙂 .

Dance or Die is a track from SIGMA’s first album SIGMA.

POINTS

  • FLEAS!!!
  • The song and lyrics are quite original, in my opinion.
  • This song doesn’t have an official music video. Both the top and subbed videos are SIGMA’s dance practice for Dance or Die.
  • Attractive choreography
  • Catchy… Makes one want to move.
  • The title seems really threatening, but it’s describing a sort of sickness (read below to see what I’m trying to say).

OPINIONATED REVIEW BELOW

Continue reading