MBLAQ – BLAQ STYLE
Release date: January 10, 2011
Label: J.Tune Camp
- Sad Memories (Intro)
- 버린다 (Throw Away)
- 녹 (Rust)
- 이러지 않았으면 해 (Wish You Hadn’t)
- You’re My +
- Rolling U
- Oh Yeah (C-Luv & Blue Magic Remix)
- Y (JR GROOVE Remix)
- 또다른 시작 (A Different Beginning) [Outro]
MBLAQ have made their return to the Kpop scene with their first full-length album, and I must say that I am impressed. The boys are sticking to the heavy beat and club sound that gave them success with their last single, Y. I’m happy that they’re sticking with this sound instead of trying out something completely different because it’s something that I think all Kpop idols should do; find a sound that works for them and stick to it (*cough*2PM*cough*).
Though there are slower songs as well. The song Cry has an R&B feel to it and Rust is a full-out ballad that really shows off the boys’ vocal talent.
What impressed me the most was that MBLAQ participated in the production, personally choosing all songs on the album. Seungho composed and played the piano for the intro song Sad Memories and Mir wrote the rap lyrics for You’re My +. From what I know this is more work than an average idol puts into their music. Rain has taught his boys well.
To finish off, I’m going to quote Seungho’s lyrics from 또다른 시작 (A Different Beginning) since I feel it pretty much summarizes everything: “We are MBLAQ, just MBLAQ. Faster, stronger, deeper.”