Album Review: “Let Me Explode” by EvoL

“Let Me Explode” (폭파해줘) is the debut 1st mini album from the new highly anticipated girl group EvoL from Brandnew Stardom Entertainment.

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Tracklist:

  1.  폭파해줘 (Let Me Explode)
  2. I’m sorry
  3. Magnet
  4. 우린 좀 달라 (We Are A Bit Different)
  5. 1.2.3.4.5

POINTS

  • Like Block B, BNS did it again with their debut music video. Teases the audience with fierce music, delivers pop. It makes the listeners go hunt down the rest of the tracks though!
  • Well… None of the four songs on the mini album are technically “hip hop” (the closest being Magnet and Let Me Explode).
  • A general trend in the composition of the album: repetition in the songs.
  • There is A LOT more English in the songs than what you think, haha…
  • The girls have pretty strong voices, particularly Jucy, Yull, and Hayana.
  • How much part the did EvoL’s leader, Say, have in the composition of the music I wonder…
  • The album is pretty catchy, definitely an interesting listen.

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Kpop Quick Review: I Love You by 2NE1

Quick Review requested by Megan.

I Love You is from 2NE1’s upcoming Korean album.

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POINTS

  • Whoa, a sweet romantic song from 2NE1? If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought there was a revolution within YG Entertainment.
  • I could imagine the producers forcing CL to reduce her usual fierceness in this song, haha.
  • I love you, OOOOOH, ooooh…
  • The music video is oddly sexy…(?)
  • WARNING: Screencap alert below!

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Kpop Quick Review: Ugly by 2NE1

(This song was calling to me, I couldn’t ignore it – Izzy)

Ugly is from 2NE1’s second EP “Ugly”.

(image credit LP2NE1)

POINTS

  • This has got to be one of the darkest songs in kpop.
  • Yet, despite being dark, it’s just completely, powerfully fun and strong. Dark, yet boss at the same time.
  • The video was totally original… But the spray cans reminded me of CN Blue’s “Intuition” and the glow in the dark paint and clothing reminded me of Ke$ha’s “Take it Off”.
  • I’m speculating that those ladies in the MV are more than just paint targets… Hmm, what you hidin’ YG?
  • The chorus is really catchy.
  • The lyrics are sad, yet the song sorta cheers you on like an anthem. It gives you this feeling of “You think you’re ugly, but who cares!” rather than just making yourself feel unattractive.
  • What’s more disturbing is that the song goes even deeper than it already is, far beyond just “appearances”… (Read below)

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Kpop Quick Review: I AM THE BEST by 2NE1

Happy 4th of July! Honestly, I typed this in a rush so I didn’t go very deep into it and I’m not really into 2NE1 so this is sort of an unbiased opinion. I personally like 2NE1’s music, I’m just not a blackjack or anything. – Izzy

I AM THE BEST is a single from the group 2NE1.

POINTS

  • BAM RATATATA TATATATATA (BEAT).
  • Finally, a fiery track after It Hurts and Lonely.
  • The machine guns intimidated me.
  • It’s catchy but…

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