Big Bang – Number 1

Release date: October 22, 2008
Label: YG Entertainment, Universal Music Japan


  1. Intro
  2. Number 1
  3. Make Love
  4. Come Be My Lady
  5. Haru Haru
  6. With U (English)
  7. How Gee
  8. Baby Baby (English)
  9. So Beautiful (English)
  10. Remember (English)
  11. Heaven
  12. Everything
  13. Always (English)
  14. Candle (Together Forever) (Japanese)

Big Bang’s first Japanese release, Number 1, consists of 12 tracks, including the group’s first two Japanese mini-albums and songs from their third Korean mini-album.

I do like and appreciate their sound, a mix between pop and hip-hop, it appeals to many different tastes. Their range is not limited and that makes their album a very nice combination of different music styles. Eleven of the tracks are in English, which as an international listener is an added bonus. The pronunciation is not bad, so you actually understand what they are saying.

Most of these songs are very much dance club friendly with a nice rhythm and beats. The only somewhat ballad is Haru Haru, a very fast, painful song about lost love. Even though the track is in Korean it follows the flow of the album.

The only negative thing I can say about this album is the fact that all the songs are dance club friendly. After a few listens all the songs start to sound very similar.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 


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