G-Dragon & T.O.P. – GD & TOP
Release date: December 24, 2010
Label: YG Entertainment
- High High [MV]
- Oh Yeah! featuring Park Bom (2NE1) [MV]
- 집에 가지마 (Don’t Go Home) [MV]
- Baby Good Night [MV]
- 뻑이가요 (Knock Out) [MV]
- Oh Mom [T.O.P solo]
- 악몽 (Obsession) [G-Dragon solo]
- 오늘따라 (Of All Days) [T.O.P solo]
- 어쪄란 말이냐? (What Do You Want Me to Do?) [G-Dragon solo]
- Turn It Up [T.O.P solo] (Bonus Track) [MV]
This collaboration and album came like a surprise to everyone. A sweet, sweet surprise. Because there is no denying that G-Dragon and T.O.P. are the coolest members in Big Bang.
GD & TOP is as cool. Sitting here bumping my head along, even my brother — who doesn’t care for music he can’t understand — agrees that it is good, is bumping along. It has an old school hip-hop flavor with a little bit of funk and rock?(!) Hell yeah, that is an electronic guitar riff right there!
Can I jizz a little over the fact that the two of them almost completely did this album, from lyrics to music? Guh, sure I have hardly any idea what they are saying, but does it matter when the music speaks for itself? What the hell is ghetto electro? I don’t know and I don’t need to. I will gladly sing it out loud, though.
There are so many genres being mixed in this album. The last two songs, GD’s solos, are hilarious. Not something you would expect from GD but it works. It works because GD and T.O.P. are not afraid to try new things and make it their own. This album reminds me of GD’s Heartbreaker, a roller-coaster of sounds, genres and styles. But where in Heartbreaker took me some listens to really love, I find myself loving this album instantly. This album really combines the best of both artists.