Monday, January 6, 2014

Tense Album Review

For starters I am loving this album cover it's pretty creative and simple at the same time. Well this album has been released as a part of their 10 year anniversary as TVXQ...but...not as the 5 they started off with. But I won't go into that, it's too sad. I'm just gonna say Keep the Faith.
TEN (10 Years): YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. It's that sexy sultry r&b I always love from them but it's really subtle and serves as a great opener. The lyrics pretty much sum up their 10 years they've been together by naming the titles of their lead singles and saying thank you. Love it!!
Something: This is the title song off the album which was released early last week so everyone should've heard it by now. It's jazzy swing and it's the first time they've attempted this genre and they've pulled it off. It's refreshing to hear something different from what's currently being played on the radio. It immediately sets them apart...apart from them being TVXQ haha. It's catchy and fun and through time it will stick in your head since the song doesn't have extremely memorable moments apart from the instrumental itself. But, it's still a good song! The choreo def makes this song.
YUNHOOOOOO gah he's so sexy...unf. ANYWAYS, I lived for the choreo, video is pretty cool great concept, not here for all the white women though. It's getting annoying kpop. We need some diversity. There's nothing wrong with having white women in your video, nothing wrong with that, but there's more to the world than only them. Rain had an abundance and I'm not just saying that because I'm's just THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE KOREA USE THEM. Or Hispanics, Mexicans, use EVERYONE. Not that hard.
Your Man: This reminds me of something from a Japanese drama! It has that happy, lift your spirits type feel! I do like the use of the horns, we're still continuing with that jazz feel we had in the previous song. The song is decent but it didn't really do much for me. 
Moonlight Fantasy: I really liked the beginning of the song, I thought it was going to be a ballad haha, but then it became upbeat. I enjoy the chorus alot!! It's really fun and again we have subtle, underhanded jazz moments so I'm glad that theme is recurring. 
Beside: Ahhh I love this instrumentallll!! It's good r&b and I'm always here for TVXQ r&b. Love this song, as soon as it started, it just hits you in the r&b/soul heart haha. I love it! 
Double Trouble: This instrumental is very strong and grooving and HoMin portray it great, I just wish there was more to the composition. I didn't like the way it was arranged but there are some really good moments. Especially during the hook and Changmin's long high notes. Good song and I wish I was here for it but I can't like it all the way. Love the instrumental.
Off-Road: I love how dramatic it sounds at first then it goes into this mid-tempo r&b/pop ballad. I love this song. At first I was skeptical, but nah I'm here for it. I love the instrumental!
Smoky Heart: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU. THAT DAMN R&BBBBB. WHOOOO. LAWD TAKE ME NOW. They need to stop with this baby-making music I'm WOOO. Love it. Dead and gone.
Love Again: They've gotta chill with the baby making r&b.
Steppin: Jesus. Love it too. This is that old school r&b with Uncle Junebug on that mean bass and yo cousin on the electronic piano. HERE FOR IT.
Rise: A beautiful ballad!!
Always With You: Japanese drama ending!! Great way to close the album!!
Overall: I liked this album more than their previous one because it wasn't all over the place. However, I feel like they should've just made a greatest hits album and included 3 or 4 new songs and call it day. I feel like they just put this together because it's been 10 years and they haven't made a comeback in a year, might as well package it all together. But that being sad, it's a great album. I would've gave them my coins if it was straight r&b. Seriously. I'm still waiting on that day but we'll get there. The r&b done here is impeccable, 'Something' is great and the upbeat Soundtrack songs are good to, they do that alot so if you're a fan of that you'll love this.
Rating: 8.9/10

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