It’s not every day that I come across a band that can successfully integrate traditional folk with reggae, ska, and elements of bossa nova. But Shan Ren Band does just that with inspiring deftness in their latest offering, Listen to the Mountain.
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The anticipated comeback from the noona-loving boy group falls short, seeing as they try to use an already overly used style… like a bad sequel to their first.
After one year and a half since their latest album, SHINee return to the Kpop scene with an album that is explosive and lovely.
SingerSen’s sound is infectious, the beats are Guy Sigsworth’s signature, but added to her Mandarin vocals, it gives the production a killer distinctiveness.
And this is exactly where something transforms from a simple love affair to a desire to forever walk in the presence of the one you love. SingerSen’s debut is an album that’s all emotion and endless beauty.
Fallen Empires is total chill music. The album as a whole has a folk feeling to it mixed with an oldies rock vibe.
The nine-girl group’s comeback releases a wave of dance mania not seen since Wondergirls’ Tell Me. The mini-album consists of five tracks that vary in style and make your ears ache.
After a very successful year, SNSD is back in the spotlight with their cutesy style that seems effortless in their second album, Oh!
SNSD continues to rely on one-hit wonders to sell their mini-albums. The title song of this mini-album is another hit that is sweeping the Korean music charts as Gee did, but to deliver a mini-album that only has one good song is tiresome.
SNSD are back with their old tricks as they release a very strong title-track, but the rest of their album doesn’t follow it. An album that hardly shows the development of SNSD as a group… but does it matter when you are a die-hard fan?
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