Julie (carmine_pink) wrote,

f(x)'s Pink Tape and SISTAR's Give It To Me album reviews

f(x) – The 2nd Album 'Pink Tape'
I like the mid-tempo songs in this album more than the full-on electronica ones, probably because I don't really enjoy electronic dance music much. I can listen to some EDM songs, but most of the time they're too noisy for me to be on repeat. I fell in love with "Shadow" the first time I heard it in the album teaser video and wished it was the promoted song, but "Rum Pum Pum Pum" isn't bad either. I really like Amber's singing in the album, her lower tone provides a nice contrast to the other member's higher registers. She should get more singing parts rather than rap parts. "Goodbye Summer" makes me want to hear EXO's D.O.'s voice more, it's so velvety smooth. Kudos to Amber too for taking part in writing that song. Overall, a pretty nice album with several stand-out songs for me. 7.5/10

Favorites: 미행 (그림자 Shadow), 첫 사랑니 Rum Pum Pum Pum, Goodbye Summer (with f(Amber+Luna+Krystal)), 여우 같은 내 친구 No More
Okay ones: Pretty Girl, Step, Toy, 시그널 Signal
Kinda meh: Kick, Airplane, Snapshot, Ending Page

SISTAR – Give It To Me


I enjoy most of the songs in this album. Props to Duble Sidekick (Duble Kick?) as the producers. "Give It To Me" is my jam, and even the instrumental version is great to listen to because of the violin section in the background. Everyone knows Hyorin's voice is a killer, and Soyou's singing is not bad as well. She can definitely carry a tune, but I think her voice is just less distinguishable than Hyorin's, and she's not as skillful. But the gap between Hyorin and Soyou's singing and Dasom's is quite pitiful, really. Compared to Pink Tape, I have a lot more songs from this album in my 'favorites' list, especially the R&B-infused tracks, and I don't often skip songs either. The whole album gives off a sexy yet classy feel, which I guess is what SISTAR is all about. A very solid, enjoyable album. 9/10

Favorites: Give It To Me, Give It To Me (Instrumental), 넌 너무 야해 (The Way You Make Me Melt) [feat. Geeks], 바빠 (Bad boy), 일주일 (A Week), Crying, If U Want, 핑글핑글 (Up and Down)
Okay ones: Summer Time, Hey You
Kinda meh: Miss Sistar (feat. 이단옆차기 & 주헌)
Tags: no music no life, review, wae koreans

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