Julyssa’s Music Highlights of 2011

3. Brown Eyed Girls – Sixth Sense

Amy already had this in her highlights and I can’t but also have it in mine. Of the “mainstream/commercial” Korean pop that came out this year, this mini is the only one that is perfect from beginning to end. It’s sexy, it’s funky, it’s different. This is not your typical Kpop album, there is no auto-tune or hooks. It’s powerful, raw and filled with swag.

Fierce bitches all around. Grr!

Listen to the album on on Xiami. Get the Regular Edition on YesAsia.

2. Adele – 21

I know that everyone and their momma are jumping all over Adele. She is being praised left and right, and with good reason. This album is one heck of a powerful one. It has the soul, the painful yet beautiful lyrics and the voice. I don’t think I can say much about this album. Everything and then some has already been said.

Also this song broke me down to tears. The sheer rawness and power? I was crying like a baby.

Listen to the album on Xiami. Get the album as a CD or as MP3s on Amazon.


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

12 Responses

  1. Mirella says:

    Damn, the only song I can recognize is the 2NE1 one, and that’s only because I have a friend who is a fan of the group (and keeps dancing this particular song all the freaking time).

  2. Dani says:

    I am confused. You put Republic of 2PM on the list, say it’s good and sexy and all that….but then you say that “their first Japanese album didn’t cut it for this list”……what? Republic of 2PM IS their first Japanese album and it looks like it’s on the list so this is really confusing. Are you sure that you didn’t just want to mention I’m Your Man, their second single?

    • Julyssa says:

      @Dani, It’s not on the list. The list contains 10 entries. I added 2PM as an honorable mention. Cus as much as I love the album, well to me it wasn’t good enough to make my list.

      I am just being biased and using it as an excuse to again share that overly sexy 2PM mv….

  3. E says:

    Can’t believe I missed Nicolas solo! She was my fav member too (mostly based on looks actually).

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