*The format of this album review is going to be similar to that of the Wonder Girls album in that we (Temi and Clarence) will both write our color-coded reactions to the songs. Enjoy!*
Big Bang’s comeback has been making me antsy since I knew of it way back in the fall. I love Big Bang! They’re my favorite singers and rappers in the K-pop universe. So it’s astonishing that I remain as partial as I am now to their new releases. If anything, I have a higher standard for them because I know they’re capable of making astonishing and moving music. That said, their new album is by no means perfect but it is really good. However, I still have room to kvetch about the things in it.
- Intro (Alive)
- Love Dust
- Bad Boy
- Ain’t No Fun
- Fantastic Baby
- Wings (Daesung Solo!!)
Hee!!!! Obviously I’m squealing with delight over the new Big Bang album even if it’s considerably uneven compared to past work (more on that in the actual review) because Big Bang is my favorite group. Since Temi has already compiled a list of the Top 10 Big Bang songs in honor of their European Award back in the fall, I offer my ten favorite Big Bang solo material. While Big Bang is definitely a great five-member group, they also shine individually, meaning there is more for us fans to love. After that, I’ll give you my 10 favorite Big Bang songs.
Oh Em Gee.
I am a little overwhelmed at T.O.P.’s sheer beauty. Like actually, I’m about to faint. Continue reading
My my my…
Kim Ha Neul and T.O.P in one drama? I like this very much. Continue reading
Ok, so I know that we’ve already had a post about the atrocity known as Heart2Heart, but I need to rant about this. Continue reading
Oh Jay. What do you want me to say about this? First G-Dragon shaves his head, then T.O.P decides to go Twinkie-colored, now you? My heart is breaking people. Continue reading
Stepping away from drama briefly, Korea also offers a lot of great variety programming. My favorite was the show Family Outing which ran from 2008-2010 (although only season 1 was good). Heck, their variety programs are more engaging, funnier, and often more accessible than some of the stuff we have here in the US. Their reality TV is far more realistic too compared to the Jersey Shores and Keeping Up with the Kardashians of our TV sets. Shame.