TVXQ! – Keep your Head Down
Release date: January 5, 2011
Label: SM Entertainment, Avex Asia
- Why (Keep Your Head Down) [MV]
- 믿기 싫은 이야기 (The Story I Don’t Want to Believe)
- Crazy featuring Jay from Trax
- Honey Funny Bunny (Yunho’s solo)
- 고백 (Confession) – (Changmin’s solo)
- Our Game
- Athena (Athena OST) [MV]
- Trip (Paradise Ranch OST)
DBSK comes back with current members Changmin and Yunho leading fans into a new era of DBSK. The title track Why (Keep Your Head Down) is catchy and has an edge that hooks the listener, drags them in and creates a desire for more. Maximum is another hard hitting dance track with a beautiful traditional instrument introduction.
Changmin and Yunho are lovely together as a duet, calming my fears of what they would sound like without the other three members. I enjoy the retro undertone to Crazy, and the simplicity of the rest of the song is a nice break after the complexity of the previous tracks. The album holds the DBSK sound, while pumping things up a bit at the same time.
Yunho’s R&B solo song Honey Funny Bunny helps slow things down in time for Rumor. I sometimes get bored with slow songs on albums, but I find the tempo just fast enough to keep me listening. Changmin’s solo ballad Confession is a beautiful and emotional track with simple piano and strings, which are very calming. Our Game has some nice electronic elements to it that are quite enjoyable without resorting to auto-tuning the crap out of the song. Let me also say, that there is very little auto-tune on this album, and that makes me happy. Maybe the boys will help get that out of Korea’s system.
All in all, Keep your Head Down has a great balance of dance tracks and slower songs, keeping the tradition of DBSK of having catchy tunes and amazing vocals.
Favorite track: Why (Keep Your Head Down)