Sunday, August 18, 2013

"Let's Talk About Love" 2nd Seungri Mini Album Review

For some oddddddddddddddddd reason, Seungri out of the blue announced his comeback last week. About a month ago, Kwanghee made the mistake in announcing Seungri having a comeback, but YG's response was "NOPE" And now a month later, Seungri came out with an album amongst his labelmates 2ne1, fellow Big Bang member G-Dragon, and Kang Seung Yoon. Interesting. Well there wasn't much anticipation until he released his "Let's Talk about Love " video teaser which is rated 19+. After watching that, I knew that Seungri wouldn't be bringing anything new to the table for this solo comeback and that's exactly what happened with this album release.

Let's Talk About Love ft G-Dragon and Taeyang of Big Bang: This time around, Seungri enlisted the help of his fellow band members in this album. All that's missing is TOP and Daesung....Anyways the song is good. Reminds me alot of Justin Timberlake which is what Seungri only specializes in...nothing new. The song is catchy, we have the pop and r&b, just think Justin Timberlake hahaha. G-dragon's rap is typical nothing new, he just boosts his ego but I DO LOVE THAT "It's G to the D BISH" I said AYYYYYEEEEEE, but we already know who you are so....And then TAEYANG. YASSSSSSSSSSS, his rap stole the spotlight. For those that don't know, Taeyang used to rap way back in the old Big Bang debut days and he used to always go by "vocal/rapper" but he couldn't really rap. But now, sis. NOW. YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. That part gave me so much life. And when he said "I'm sorry babe...I AIN'T SORRY BIYATCH" YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. And that's all I have to say about that song.
Gotta Talk To U: This is the title song and it's mediocre, nothing new or special. It reminds me of something that could have been on his 1st mini album. The only part I like in the song is the "I'm hustlin" but the problem is that it's from Rick Ross' "Hustlin" so...I wonder what will happen to that haha. Stealing a famous line directly from the chorus from someone else's song....Well. Anyways it's just a typical pop/electro house song. His voice fits well here, he has a very sorrowful voice so he works best for mellow songs. Will this be a hit?? Doubt it...But we'll see...
I couldn't see anything lol. Those dang lights were unnecessary but from what I could see was great choreography which I always expect from Seungri. Nothing much to the video.
GG Be ft Jennie Kim: This song is cute and upbeat, different feel from the last 2 songs. Nothing all that about it but I do like the chorus alot it's very catchy. And Jennie featuring really wasn't necessary. She didn't add to the song like how she did on G-Dragon's album. YG is really pushing how they did with Park Bom they made her feature with everybody but Jennie's voice is mediocre here....But the song is cute

Come to My: I would love this if it wasn't so infused with the Timberlake/Timbaland production. That's all I got while listening to this song. Apart from that, this is a really good song. I mean it's a reallllllly good song, but I was imagining JT the whole timeeeeeeeeeee. Unfortunate really. But again I'm gonna say this is the best song off the album.

You Hoooooooooooo!: Upbeat and pop. Cheesy lyrics but it's fun and catchy.

Love Box: I lied. This is the best song off the album. Finally, I'm getting actual Seungri here. Not a JT fake. I love the instrumental, and his voice is perfect for the vibe!! I'ts got traces of old school r&b and I love the use of the trumpets. It's a very sweet song, I know that Seungri always has what it takes to pull out at least one good song...

Overall: This is a really good album. Even though I don't care for it. Positives: Production is great and composition for the most part, instrumentals are good and some of the songs favor Seungri's voice well. Negatives: The use of other people's music. I got too much Justin Timberlake, that Rick Ross line, cheesy lyrics, I couldn't find Seungri on some of the songs. If Seungri had just did Seungri, I would've liked the album more. But apart from my personal opinion, the album is good and consistent. I prefer his first album but this album is good too. Not a classic. Not something I can listen to over and over. I was hoping Seungri would give us something different in terms of sound, but that didn't happen. But now we shall wait on G-Dragon!!
Rating: 4.5/5

1 comment :

  1. Agree with most of your thoughts - especially on Taeyang rapping.

    One thing to point though: Jennie Kim didn't sing on GD's album. That was Kim Jisoo; who in my opinion is better than Jennie Kim. Jennie only appeared in GD's That XX MV.


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