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Tae Yang 2nd Album - RiseJuly 13, 2015 LOVE.
This album is hands down the best solo album! I like every song on this album and that's so rare for me to even say!, because usually I would only like a few songs, but this album no doubt has sold me out! I can't pick and choose what tracks I like but by far my favorite one is "Stay With Me". It's literally on repeat.
Definitely worth the money and investment!, even though the price was a but high considering how small the album was but! the songs were so good that it didn't matter anymore!. Short review because words can't describe how well this album was! Don't hesitate to get!!
Sistar Mini Album Vol. 2 - Touch & MoveJuly 13, 2015 Sunshine
Sistar by far has the best summer songs ever!. These girls are just so fun and energetic with these summer songs they have been releasing! I'm officially addicted to it all! I've been a fan for a while, and this is my first album of theirs. I think something is wrong here I need to go get their other albums as well! This album is just to bomb you won't regret getting this album at all. As a new or on going fan it's a must to get!
For album tracks I practically like every song on the track list! There isn't one that I don't dislike. As for album design it's a booklet design probably not one of my favorite type of albums considering that it might get damaged kinda easily but it's still really nice. Support our girls!
MBLAQ Mini Album Vol. 7 - Winter1 people found this review helpful
July 13, 2015 Blaq Style
I miss these guys a lot! I've been a fan since their "Oh yeah" days. Saddens me to know that this is the last mini album that they had work together! I seriously think they were super underrated and wish that J.Tune promoted them much more better! Their on stage performance to their singing performance is just so amazing as a group. I honestly knew and thought that they were so strong like a rock. Love them a lot and wishing better new days for the 3 other members. They will no matter what shine and I will always keep supporting them always.
So as for song tracks my favorite are "You Ain't know" & Track #2. As always they make beautiful music and it's always so pleasant to listen to! You know it's a MBLAQ song when you hear it instantly!.
Support our boys!! A+ ~~
Kara Vol. 4 - Full BloomJuly 13, 2015 Full Bloom
I notice there isn't a review on this album, well here is mines. I've been a fan of Kara for a while but I've been a far away fan that sees them from afar I wasn't a major fan till damaged lady came out and kill it instantly for me. Letting alone this was their last album together and it saddens me, but time will heal and I know Kara will be great as always.
Well let's jump into the music tracks in this album. Amazing as always and Damaged Lady has become one of my repeat songs that I can't stop listening to. Another track that I can't stop listening to is Follow Me as well. This album is one of best to me with all the original members!! Love love it!
Album design is really nicely put together and pretty to look at. I really like the fashion theme they did for the photos, it reminds me of a Queen / Sophisticated look. As well as wearing suits as well, I think girl groups in a all nice suit outfit makes them look even more edgier and sexy. Love these girls a lot. Don't hesitate to get this album at all. It is the last Kara album with all the original members and you would love it as much as I do too!
Kara Mini Album Vol. 7 - In LoveJuly 12, 2015 Dreamlover
Cupid was such a cute and fun track to promote! Can I not be impress by these girls?!. I give them much more support and I can't wait what more they have in store for us fans.
The theme has this pretty flower theme and innocent look. I think Kara seems to be sticking with this look for a while which is not bad. It's really pretty and it suits them so well!
As for tracks! They did it again! In love with all the songs, more like I'm I love with the whole thing!. Cupid, Dreamlover and track #3. All so lovely! Esp. track #3! It's so soothing and lightly sung!!. What I'm most proud is Youngji rap part in Cupid. ugh! It was really good and it show a side of her we all didn't know! I'm happy that she is in the group and is able to show her different sides for us all. I can't wait to see what amazing things she will add to the group because we all are starting to get to know her more and it's exciting to see our girls do so well. If you haven't purchase this album well come get it! It's worth your time! My love and support will always be with these girls.
Kara Mini Album Vol. 6 - Day&NightJuly 12, 2015 Party Party Mamma Mia ~~
I like the fact that this album still forever has this Kara theme and vibe to it. After 2 members leaving and adding a new member in the group, their songs are forever still the same and I felt like I never lost the Kara vibe! I'm so happy for these girls and so glad that they were able to comeback with such a great song title. Mamma Mia is addicting and I love every piece of it.
The theme to this album is so soft and baby like. It's glistening with a innocent look and yet sexy?. The quality of the pictures are really nice and they're all very gorgeous as a fan it's a definite PLUS.
Mamma Mia is my favorite song plus being the title song they promoted was such a great idea. These girls deserve so much more love now! They can do it and they show it to us. Proud of Kara!.
Hyo Rin Vol. 1 - Love & HateJuly 12, 2015 Lonely
It took me this long to finally purchase Hyolyn album. I should've done it sooner because I've been eyeing this album ever since it came out, glad that I came back to purchasing it! because it's BOMB.
I give this album a 10 just because the style of the music is something that I love. It's has the pop and fun songs to ballads with a little mix of everything. That is something that I like and I think that she delivers such great wide of different vocals for us and genres as well. I can't wait until see does another solo because I would get it in a heart beat.
My favorite tracks are Massage & Don't love me. I've been listening to these 2 songs constantly when she first came out with it. Till this very day I still have them on repeat all the time, it never gets old to me!. For Massage the fact that she had Dok.2 featuring ... when I read the title of the song .. instantly I knew right off the bat that this was gonna be a deadly song and I was correct. Kudos kudos!!. As for Don't Love Me, such a beautiful tune and her voice sounds super soothing as well just so beautifully sung by her.
The album design was one of those box shape made of sturdy cardboard, probably not my first choice in designing that type of album packaging, but it will do. I can't wait for her next solo album. Hope this help those that are curious about her and if you do decide on getting this album than your awesome! She is a wonderful singer.
EXO Vol. 2 - Exodus (Chinese Version) (Lay Version)(1)Our Price: US$17.99List: US$23.99Save: US$6.00 (25%)July 12, 2015 Awesome
I think Im pretty late in the game here, I got Lay & Sehun versions for this album. It feels incomplete without both versions. First and foremost is the tracks that they choose for this album...geez. It's always so on point. Just like their previous album "Hug and Kisses". Almost everyone song was so pleasing and awesome!. Great music choices and choosing, it literally doesn't get old. Super catchy from pop to ballads!. They can do both and more. It's just crazy amazing, definitely always impress with these guys.
As usual I always prefer the Chinese version just cause it sounds soothing and smoother. That's my preference only!. I can't say what is my favorite track for this album because can I honestly say that I like all of them?. Yes I sure do. Pricing is a little crazy considering how simple the album design is, but Im just happy this album is hard cover and protected nicely not like their paperback previous album.
Hope this helps you all that are hesitant or don't know if you want to give these guys a chance!.
BoA Vol. 8 - Kiss My Lips1 people found this review helpful
July 12, 2015 Kiss My Lips
This Vol.8 made me excited about her Korea comeback, after Only One (Which I personally love) came out I fell in love with it immediately!. Boa as always never failed to deliver such great music for us as a long time fan going I didn't hesitate to purchase this album just knowingly that I would definitely love it instantly.
The album design is a simple hard cover album with a booklet on the right and CD compartment on the left. Quality pictures and simple which I love. The pricing for this album is a little bit over priced, considering how simple it was. Yet, the songs made up for it and just because it's Boa so it didn't matter anymore, but for those that are hesitant to purchase because of the price. I have to say just do it because it's definitely worth it and you won't regret it! You will love the songs as much as I do.
My favorite track titles are "Hello", "Blah", "Double Jack" and "Who are you". I narrowed it down to those 4 songs but the others are definitely a nice hit and pretty awesome as well.
f(x) Mini Album Vol. 2 - Electric Shock1 people found this review helpful
July 1, 2013 Let's Jet Off!
I'm still fairly new to f(x) and I'm just not yet into their type of songs, but I've grown to adjust and listen to their music and it's not bad all it's different to what I always listen too, therefore I should really look for their older music and listen to them as well. So this album concept and theme was a little out of the ordinary, with the animal heads and all, really reminds me of Alice in Wonderland and Willy Wonka. Plus on top of that their over expose photos that seems to be quite the trend among Korea as i seen. It's different yet sophisticated in a way. Love that very much. I got Leader Victoria member card! Crazy luck with Leaders!
- " Electric Shock" - Of course the Electric noise and pop style of this song stands out a lot. It's a very fun and outgoing song, I really love Luna voice and Sulli. They are super pretty and I'm really looking forward to hearing more of Sulli voice, but this song is one of those songs that i can't really listen to all the time. It's to pop for me.
- "Let's Try" - I enjoy this song quite a bit, their voices are so well blended together and it has this urban pop to it and really puts you in a great mood. A carefree song is so well needed in your everyday life.
- "Beautiful Stranger" - This song by far is the one that stood out so beautifully to me. I love Luna voice so much it's so beautiful and man that girl can go solo!, I love the suspense in the background that repeats really fast it stands out a lot and makes the song even more beautiful. I am really happy with this track!
f(x) still has long ways to go and they seem underrated! I really hope these girls can give us more this year and have a great comeback! Looking forward to that and can't wait for more of their work!
U-Kiss Mini Album Vol. 7 - Stop GirlJuly 1, 2013 U-Kiss is a New Thang..
U-Kiss will forever be one of my favorites! I feel honestly that they are so so underrated! They need more attention they have such great potential, so what if they have change members they are still the U-Kiss but better and growing stronger!. Love them and how positive these Kpop groups can be even change has been made to them. Keep the faith! Album packaging was a little interesting it has two photo books on both sides and the CD was located in the back of the page, quite unique and totally caught me off guard. Love the design. Sadly how AJ wasn't shown in the album jacket but he had his own special thanks too spot in the book. Super Sweet.
- "Stop Girl (KOR.) & (ENG.)" - I was super blown away with the amazing English! Especially Dongho who was practically struggling learning English! I give him props and support for brushing up and getting so much better with his English! It was perfect!. I love the Korean version as well, but knowing that they had a English version things just got real and more awesome for non-Korean speakers like me. Beats and background voices are AH-mazing!
- "Time To Go" - This song reminds me of their song "Tick Tack" just the beginning of course. Love the beats and amazing singing. A perfect dance song!.
- "Sexy Baby" - U-Kiss type of style most definitely! Love the bouncy background sound it adds a lot of edge to it. The members singing always impress me and they are so vocally awesome! True to the root!. Love it.
This album is really great to collect along side with the rest of their minis! Don't miss out on this!
Shinhwa Vol. 11 - THE CLASSIC (Limited Edition)1 people found this review helpful
July 1, 2013 At last our Legends..
I've known Shinhwa for such a long time now since their debut days when I was really young!. I still love and support them even through out this whole time, I feel like nowadays a lot of younger fans don't seem to see the greatness of thee older groups and I just wanna throw it out there that if it wasn't for these guys there probably wouldn't even be any groups here today! I just want these guys to get more acknowledgement and that they deserve to shine as much as any. Any who the album packaging came in a tin box, interesting and unique but just to huge and harder to fit on the bookshelf, but I love it, it's a total collector item that you don't want to miss out!.
- "This Love" - Love the Electric style of this song! It sounds so amazing and such a great dance song. Shinhwa will never fail to give us so many style and flavor of music!. By far a strong song they had promoted!
- "New Me" - Another awesome fast and bouncy song. This song must have such a great meaning to it because of the emotion the members put into the words. It's really beautiful.
- "웃다가…" - When hearing these types of songs I would always think of Shinhwa old songs and it brings back of old memories of them. Love the fast soft pace of the song it really makes you feel like there's a great meaning to the words they sing. I love how they put such great tone and emotions onto the words they sing.
- "I Gave You" - Such an amazing urban style song. Reminds me of Jason Mraz music style. This is the song that stuck out most to me. It has this American style to it, actually most of the tracks in this CD has that. Maybe that's why i can relate and feel the song as if it's not a Kpop type of song. Love this song so much, the acoustic guitar adds such a amazing flavor to the song and the drums that keeps the song so soft, as if they try to make this song simple and beautiful as possible. Love it.
After all this CD was a big plus to my collection to Shinhwa album and I can't wait what they have in store for us. I know they can make more amazing music and make a lot of other groups look up to them, in such a great and positive way! Forever Shinhwa! Keep the supporting!
Teen Top Vol. 1 - No. 1 (Normal Edition)June 30, 2013 NO.1
Let me start off saying how AMAZING & GREAT this album is! Goodness I am way way to impress by these boys they have grown a lot and they are gonna kill it and grow to be so much bigger. Okay getting really overly excited but i know you all wanna hear great things about this, okay so as for the album package it's the same thing as their "Artist" album with photo book and CD compartment. Pictures are beautiful and just great in general!. This album did come with a member card I got maknae Changjo. Lucky much because their previous album I got Leaders card now I got maknae. Haha, honestly i get pretty lucky!.
Okay Okay songs songs!! Here we go!
- "NO.1" - Dang?! don't we all just LOVE Teen Top intros in GENERAL!? Why is it so great and amazing?. They are just killing us aren't they! Haha, love it.
- "Miss Right" - Haha, i always laugh and giggle every time this song plays randomly on my playlist! It's so so freaking funky and so stylish in some awesome way. I have nothing but great things to say about this song. Love this song and it was a great song to promote with.
- "Missing You" - Dang! I always am so so so so so impress with these types of song and the rap part C.A.P nail the crap out of it! Too outstanding and the vocals in general is always so beautiful they blend well so nicely.
- "I Wanna Love" - As I keep going down the list of songs...they have not yet bored the crap out of me! Dang they just keep giving and giving us great tracks that I am in love with. I love the fast beats and tempo and the vocals are just as well amazing. The rap parts are always super nail down!
- "Hello" - First song I immediately fell in love with right off the bat! It was so beautiful that i set it as my message ringtone for a while. It's ugh so soothing and awesome. Vocals as ALWAYS is sung so beautifully. Teen Top you guys are killing me! I love the piano keys that's playing really high in the background of the song. It's like a repeat through out the song which probably makes me so in love with the song!.
I only did a few of the songs, but it's really great if you are having a problem debating about getting this album let me tell you it's WORTH it and you don't wanna miss out on Teen Top first Vol.1. It's a collector and it well go so nice next to the rest of their mini! Just do it and trust me you are gonna LOVE it. I love Teen Top even though I'm a Unnie to them but I give them my total support.
2PM Vol. 3 - Grown (Version A)2 people found this review helpful
June 30, 2013 Grown
I honestly love 2PM but I feel like this wasn't a strong album at all which that is my own opinion. I know they can do a lot more better but this album just didn't strike me as good. I am a little disappointed even though it was a full length album I just didn't really feel great about it. What I can say that is great about this album is the album packaging and the quality photo book was amazing, nice and very beautiful. Hopefully they can do something more musically I know that they can do something well! I will wait and keep supporting them as always!.
Let's start off with my personal favorites.
- "하.니.뿐." - I love this song! It has this fast suspense through out the song and it's like woah woah! It's a nice upbeat song and I just kind of wish all the members get to sing a part! Vocally i just want everyone to share parts i know all of them has great potential and beautiful voices, but this one is for real thee best song.
- "이 노래를 듣고 돌아와" - Another favorite of course! I love the fast suspense in this song also and the beat. Their music style has change a lot and I'm just getting use to this type of song love it and i will keep listening to it.
- "Game Over" - This song reminds me of their don't stop can't stop days. Love it and i just hope they had more of this type of songs.
Even though i didn't really enjoy much of the songs as I thought I would have, I still have faith in these dudes and I really wish and hope they come out strong with a mini or single whatever they wanna give us this time. I'm really looking forward to that day! Love and support for 2PM always!.
U-Kiss Vol. 3 - CollageJune 29, 2013 Step By Step
U-Kiss never fails to impress me! This was a really great album and probably one of the best collection to add on to my U-Kiss CD. First of all i was a little iffy about the packaging of the album i wish it was a more simpler design, but oh well the music was great. I've been wanting to purchase this a long while back and finally got it now!
Oh dear, okay song track. Some of them that I love.
- "Standing Still" - This song reminds me a lot of their other songs. It's a U-Kiss type of song and you usually here this kind of style in their albums. So it's nothing new to me but it's a great song to listen too.
- "숨도 못 쉬어" - I really love this upbeat song! It's always the same type of flavor music that U-Kiss always share for us. It's a song that definitely won't get old in a while. If you stop listen to this song in a while and come back to hear it, it's like a whole new refreshing song that you get addicted too.
- "Sweety Girl" - This song really sounds similar to one of the songs off of the movie "Grease". It's a really cute song and perfect to listen to on a summer day. I like the guitar flavor they add to the song. It's just a really fun and living it up kind of song.
Even though this was a short review on some of the songs, it doesn't mean it was a bad album it's just that words just can't describe how great this album really is. Give in and get it! It's worth it. :)
Super Junior-M Vol. 2 - Break Down (Korea Version)(3)Our Price: US$16.99List: US$22.99Save: US$6.00 (26%)June 29, 2013 A-Oh! Breakdown!
This is my very first time listening to Super Junior-M. I am still fairly new to the Chinese members and to this group in general. I listen to a couple of their songs before purchasing this album I believe that it's really good!! Chinese music seems to be the thing for me at the moment so I'm so loving this new CD album! Packaging is a normal CD package and simple and clean which i love.
Okay music! A few of the ones i really love.
- "Break Down" - Great dancing song and just the language it self sounds so flawless it's something new for the ear to listen..it's just something different to hear. Love this song the most!!
- "Good Bye My Love" - This song is a total K-Drama OST song. Haha, it's so beautifully sung and really shines the members voices..sadly i don't know any of the members names much or know who sings what part, but this song is so beautiful. Ballads for the win! LOL
- "A-Oh" - This song is really cutesy and bubbly. Usually I don't really like these type of songs from Boy bands, because i really love the more R&B and Ballad style.
- "Tunnel" - Love this track! Haha R&B! Sweet and soft love every bits of this song. A great song to dance along with it's just soothing.
Overall, things were good here for me! They earn my support!
Sistar19 Single Album Vol. 1 (Special Photo Edition)(1)Our Price: US$18.99List: US$24.99Save: US$6.00 (24%)2 people found this review helpful
June 28, 2013 S-I-S-T-A-R...Sistar19
Whee, took forever to finally receive my very own copy of this! If you haven't bought this yet..oh gosh get it now I'm telling you it's totally worth it i almost didn't purchase it considering it was gonna take 7 long days but I did it anyways!! Love it to bits and pieces not only the songs were good the quality of this booklet is awesome! Quality paper and it came with a plastic covering too. Well worth the money! The pictures as well are gorgeous can't complain about that!
Songs that you all been wanting to know! Here it goes...
- "Sister19" - Practically the intro of the CD! I love the jazzy style of this song makes you already excited about the album.
- "Gone Not Around Any Longer" - Dang, can we not agree more on how jazzy and sexy this song really is?. I mean i love it even though Hyorin sings practically the whole entire song, Bora never fails to show us her rap parts. This song is so perfect to dance along with especially if you wanna just dance and practice on some skills and a great way to end your night with. I like how it was this dwelling feeling to it but then again it comes back shooting you with this jazzy sound. Haha, if that makes since. This song was well compose!
- "A Girl In Love" - This song just gets you all jumpy and you just wanna sing along. This song reminds me of summer days with your windows roll all the way down and this song is on full blast. The I don't care days and just be you and chill.
- "Ma Boy" - Man, have i been wanting to own this song myself! No more listening to it online I've finally have it everywhere i go. I know everyone loves this song it's such a out breakout! Love this song to pieces. I'm glad Bora got to sing some parts in this song!. I think she has such a beautiful voice and i just feel like some times it's being over shadow by Hyorin voice, which is beautiful and strong! Either way this is a nice cute song.
Glad that i finally got my hands on this album! Well worth the money and the songs are great give the girls a chance they deserve some support they definitely have mines!.
Secret Mini Album Vol. 4 - Letter from SecretJune 28, 2013 Secret Letter!
Even though this was a small single it was worth it to add on to my Secret collection. The album package came in as a square envelope with a picture book and CD. Small and thin but very cute packaging. I just wish it had a better compartment for the CD because I'm kind of iffy about that kind of stuff .. such as protection and making sure it stays clean and safe. It also came with a random member card collection and i got Ji-eun. Seriously my favorite member..i get pretty lucky with these random card members.
Anyways details and reviews on the music!!
- "YooHoo" - Haha, i can't stop laughing like an idiot because this is such a cute song and very bubbly it's sooo Secret style, every time i hear this type of music it just reminds me of Secret!. A great song to uplift your mood and just be fun.
- "키다리 아저씨" - Love this song the most out of this single. Totally my style of music, even though i like so many types of music, but this song shows off the ladies vocals sooo sooo well and so soothing. Secret does really well with slow songs and should really do R&B songs. The way they sing this it stresses so much of the feeling and emotion they have singing it. Love it! So perfect!.
- "Only U" - Loving the rap part from Zinger...uhh i think she change her name to her birth name but I'm so use to calling her Zinger. Anyways this song is another nice smooth sailing song. Secret and ballads are just perfect. I love the mixture of rap and slow songs together.
- "B.O.Y (Because Of You)" - I love the sort of urban style of this song and the drum beats. This song seems to go perfectly in a K-drama OST. String instrument plus drums sound so well blended together. I'm not that well at explaining but listening to this song makes you look forward for better days.
Overall, I'm super happy with my purchase not one song disappoints me! New fan or not don't miss this single as a collection! :)
SHINee Mini Album Vol. 4 - SherlockJune 27, 2013 Fairly new..
Thank goodness i gave these boys a chance I've been listening to them from afar by simply listening to "Sherlock" and "Lucifer" & the others that i can practically find on Online..i wasn't really fond of them maybe because i was taken a back from their concepts and all, but im really glad i got this mini and gave them a chance! They are really good and I'm still fairly new to Shinee. Well now im a total fan and hopefully keep listening to them and everything! It's always great to know a new group!
- "Sherlock" - Not kidding I've listen to this song mostly on Online because i loved it so much that i had to buy this album!! Crazy how Shinee knows how to aim for people like me! Total support for them this song is awesome .. haha i know we all can't help but dance along to the song just by watching the video. I love how they are so sneaky with the "Clue" and "Note" tracks gosh i would never thought of something like that. Dang just to awesome.
- "Alarm Clock" - First couple seconds into the song..got me suck in already..vocal and beats in general is so dang amazing. I love that mysterious sound they played in the background of the song..haha so great! Too great!
- "The Reason" - Can i not love this even more as i listen to every song?! Man i love the retro sound of this song!. Vocals are great and this is my kind of song!
- "Honestly" - Acoustic and urban or whatever style is it gets me all crazy for. Love it and the fact that this mini had different types of music!
Overall, great that i bought this mini i just need to learn more about the members since I'm still fairly new to them. Oh yes i got Onew card that came with the album!.
IU Mini Album Vol. 3 - Real (Normal Edition)1 people found this review helpful
June 27, 2013 Let's Be Real
I am so happy that i finally gotten around to purchase this mini album, as everyone said this was IU breakout! after this one she release a single and a mini i believe and they weren't as great as this one..sadly but this mini was worth buying! Picture book was gorgeous she looks amazing and it's a really beautiful concept for her i really wanna see more of a mature look of her as she is growing a lot more now since this mini has been release!.
Okay, as for my favorite tracks out of the mini is number 4 & 5 hands down. What i love about track number 4 is the R&B style i think that IU should sing more R&B songs it's just soo well fitted for her and shows off her amazing vocal and smooth sailing voice that we all love!!. Track 5, featuring Thunder from MBLAQ was amazing well made. A very cute song and fun i can see that these two must have a close relationship as friends, because he had feature in her older video i totally forgot what it was called. Anyways Track 1, off the bat sounds great just by listening to the first couple seconds of the song! We all can't forget her song "Good Day" .. personally wasn't one of my favorite but her vocal oh yeah is hands down awesome! No one can beat that! Love IU she has such great potential and i can't wait what she has in store for is this year! :)