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SHINee's Everybody mini album review

shinee-everybody

When it comes to SHINee, they are such strong performers that the performance can influence my opinion on the music. So much so that "Everybody", which at first was a so so track for me, went up a notch in my book after I saw live performances of it on music shows. The choreography is mind-blowing. "Symptoms", with its strong vocals, I already liked since the beginning, and performances of it make the song even more powerful. Of all the upbeat songs in the mini album, I'm not too keen on "One Minute Back" and its confusing beat changes. "Destination" and "Queen of New York" are okay dance tunes, with "Destination" having a slight more edge (Edit Aug 28, 2014: "Destination" with its infectious beat has actually grown on me a lot, so I'm bumping it up to the 'favorites' category). "Colorful" is a standard happy, shiny song, but it builds up to a nice climax and is a great pick-me-up. But the real charmer here is "Close the Door", with its smooth, melting-in-your-ear kind of vibe, almost like a Boyz II Men song. From fierce to laid-back, cheerful to sexy, SHINee showcase various sides to their music that there just might be something for everybody in this record. 8.5/10

Favorites: Everybody, 상사병 Symptoms, 닫아줘 Close the Door, Colorful, Destination
Okay ones: 빗 속 뉴욕 Queen of New York
Kinda meh: 1분만 One Minute Back

Comments

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burger
Dec. 10th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
Great review, I love Everybody (as in the song haha) the most I think! It's just so fun and I love the little 8-bit bits and the random dubstep, sometimes when they try to put that in kpop songs it can sound a little messy but that song works so well and the vocals in it are amazing too! I like how versatile they can be without being dull :)
carmine_pink
Dec. 10th, 2013 06:11 am (UTC)
Thank you! I gained a new perspective on the song after seeing the performances. The electronic/dubstep really works well in it. I hope I get to see it live one day!
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