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- Jaejoong 'MINE' Mini Album Review
Posted by : Kenyaq Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Jaejoong of JYJ is the next member of the group to get his first mini album after Junsu and his concept is Rock. I can't say I was anticipating this album but it's nice that he was able to do a different genre than typical Kpop at the moment.
All Alone: It starts off very soft with the piano, a sweet ballad. Great voice!
Mine: This is obviously the title song. And I LOVE the instrumental for it, I like the contrast between the empty and the full out rock. However, that's also its flaw, I think the song is all over the place. The rock that I'm into is different, so I can't exactly judge how this is. But I really like the chorus part and what not, but I kind of lose the mood once the piano comes on. I don't know how to put it, I just don't like the production of it. But it's a great song I can definitely tell you that. I love the band or whatever, just not the style of how Jaejoong sings it. To be honest the only rock I listen to is Coheed and Cambria, I'm not used to other styles. But the song is pretty short, I wish there was more to it. But it's quite good.
This video is amazing.......like wow. I can see why it took 60 hours to film. GREAT production. GREAT imagery, I'm glad there's more to this video than what meets the eye. I wouldn't exactly say there are biblical references but he is obviously the Dark Angel and everyone knows that illustrates to Lucifer. I can definitely see him channeling Gakt which is fine, this image suits him perfectly. There were moments in the video that I thought was SOOOOOOOOOO awesome, mainly the part on the color of his eyes and it fades away or something like that. It's so cool, I wish there was more of that!! But I feel like there was something missing in this video just like with the song. The lyrics don't really do much for me and there is no connection with the video. I don't know what the story is here apart from the obvious. I just wish there was more.
One Kiss: This song was pre-released and I think this song is very appealing given its genre. I think this song would get more radio play than 'Mine' because it has a cross over appeal, rock and pop I guess. His voice sounds amazing here, great song!!!
Healing For Myself: This was used for the 'Jackal Is Coming' OST and it's very calming. It sounds very mellow with the guitar and the cello, great song.
I'm Filled Inside: This song is rock/pop, very upbeat, I like it, I like the composition of it!! Great song!!!!
Overall, I think this is a very consistent album, all songs fit with the vibe he was going for. I do enjoy 'Mine' more and more each time I listen to it. However, I can't really judge this album because this genre is not what I normally listen to on the daily basis. I'm glad he went for this genre because it suits him and it will definitely set him apart from others. But like I said, this is a good album. 'Mine' is the strongest song off the album, other songs are softer which shows his versatility. The fans will definitely enjoy this!
You can comment and let me know what you think, no bashing or insulting me, and don't restate what I've already said haha.