MBLAQ – Y

Release date: May 10, 2010
Label: J.Tune Entertainment

Tracklist

  1. 4 Ya’ Stereo – Intro featuring Taewan a.k.a C-Luv
  2. Y
  3. One Better Day
  4. What U Want
  5. Last Luv
  6. Y (Instrumental)
  7. One Better Day (Instrumental)

You have the overly autotuned, typical Kpop production with the repeated chorus. You have the sensual somewhat R&B track, the ballad and then you have the bubble pop, happy-go-lucky track.

However, the production of every song is good. The arrangements are smooth, the melodies are simple yet refreshing and again, their voices may not be their forte but it is not cringe-worthy, they can at least hold a tune – or someone is very good at manipulating with the sound board. I don’t mind having this in my collection, heck, I don’t mind listening to the whole thing once a day.

I kind of want to say that this is a very shallow Kpop production, but it isn’t, there is something more. It is a great indication that MBLAQ can make a whole album, they seem to have everything to pull it off. Hopefully, their next project keeps this caliber, it is not too much nor is it too little, so I guess it suits MBLAQ well, for now.

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Preview on Xiami.com

Julyssa

Music is all I do: I work in music, I write about music, I listen to music.

2 Responses

  1. June 26, 2014

    […] I call it? I so did call it back when I reviewed MBLAQ’s minalbum Y. I said back then that there was something lurking in the background of the MBLAQ sound. I was […]

  2. August 28, 2014

    […] seems like MBLAQ keeps on improving. As I mentioned earlier in my review for their mini-album Y, I heard that there was more to this Korean quintet. They clearly have the vocal talent and they do […]

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