Kara – Lupin

Release date: February 17, 2010
Label: DSP Entertainment Ltd.


  1. Tasty Love
  2. 루팡 (Lupin)
  3. Umbrella
  4. Rollin’
  5. Lonely

It seems that every girl group in Korea is doing comebacks with a seemly “darker” concept. The otherwise very sweet Kara turn into thieves, ready to steal your heart and perhaps your wallet.

The mini-album’s style and sound are not consistent, but Lupin as a whole is not a bad piece. This is a nice addition for the collection of die-hard fans.

I, for one, am a little confused. I think that when you do a “style” makeover, you should stick through with the new style throughout the entire album. It’s not that I don’t like the bubbly Kpop that Kara is very much known for, but are they a bit more “mature” as they show in the title track Lupin, or are they still cute young women like they seem in Umbrella? I can only assume time will tell, but as mini-albums go, this might just be one of the better ones Kara has released.

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Preview on Xiami.com | Like it? Buy the album on YesAsia.com


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