So as I was listening to this album, I seriously thought it was awesome. The sound of 2012 Super Junior definitely comes through in this album and it makes me feel that they are going to make music as Super Junior for many years to come ~ because they’re awesome like that. While listening to the=is album, I felt myself going back to my old ELF self that I used to be ~ so it was definitely a well made album 🙂
There were some songs on the album that were… well, let’s just say I couldn’t even get all the way through some of them, and the others I just didn’t get a great feeling after listening to them.
There were more songs on the album that I really loved, more what I didn’t love. It was really nice to hear Kangin’s voice again aswell because he has such a manly and soothing voice, definitely one of my favourite vocals in Super Junior, along with Ryeowook, Siwon, Yesung, Donghae and Kyuhyun.
There were a lot more “ballads on the album than I thought there would be. It seemed there was like it kept purposely bouncing back from ballad to pop-song and I really liked that. I was refreshing.
So going in order of the tracklist of the album, I will give a short review (one sentence) for each track.
Warning: if you are a sensitive ELF because I will be basically saying what I thought after I heard the track once for the first time and it will be straight to the point. I’ll probably go over one sentence sometimes, but I’ll try to keep it short and simple. 🙂
Here we go!
1. Sexy, Free and Single
“Sexy Sexy Sexy”
OK, so if you follow me on twitter, you would know that I listened to this track like probably 20 times last night when I was listening to it for the first time. It was mostly because I felt like I couldn’t grasp it, or understand what was going on in the song, but I really really loved the song. I think it’s the absolute perfect choice for the title track of the album; even though the Engrish is a little cringey lolol!
2. From U
“This song is dedicated to the biggest fanclub in the world. The ELF. My girls, my angels…”
^^That line right there just surprised me (in a good way of course) and automatically put a smile on my face. I was grinning like a Cheshire Cat. This is definitely my second favourite song on the album after ‘Sexy, Free and Single’. Thank you Super Junior for this song ~ it was just so dayumm cute.
Mayn! You have no idea! I was listening to this song late at night and I had to turn it off! That whole “Gulliver Gulliver Gulliver” was so dayumm scary. I got through as much as I could before I jus clicked on the next track. All I can say is… that was some scary sh!t. *shudders*
Beautiful. This was the first “ballad” on the album and it was really refreshing. The way it built up was just how I like a ballad and the sound of their voices was just heaven, with the little piano riff and the sudden appearance of the saxophone and Kangin! Again, thank you SuJu so much for this song. Definitely one of my favourites on the album ;D
I came back the next day listening to this with a new mind, really excited to get back into listening to SuJu’s already-proven-awesome. This song shifted from pop rock inspired to dance and by the end of it, I was thinking it really reminded me of one of those tracks Girls Aloud had on their first album (if you don’t know Girls Aloud, then I’m sorry for this reference). I didn’t really like this song much because it sounded to pop-rocky and after kpop, I don’t really like that kind of music anymore…
After the disappointment with ‘Now’, I saw the title of the next track and thought “oh no” ~ this’ll probably be another rock inspired track. But it totally wasn’t. I didn’t like it though. Not at all. To the point where I couldn’t get through the whole song. Can someone tell me what was with the “Oh. MY. God. I’m. So. Hot.”??
And then the chorus rolled in and I had to click on the next track. The song sounded like a nerdy Korean version of LMFAO’s ‘I’m Sexy and I Know It’, I heard the same keyboard riff from ‘Sorry for Party Rocking’ aswell. -_-
A nice relief after Rockstar, definitely. It was just another ballad on the album, which surprised me. I’m sorry ELFs, I warned you, but in my opinion, it sounded like an outdated Christmas song. 😥
That’s what I’m talking about. Super Junior’s 2012 sound “bounced” out from this song. And when I heard to the dubstep in there, I was like Dayumm!! 😀 I was proper dancing to this one. I love the catchy “Bba bbi yong bbi bba bba bba bbi yong!” This song is awesome. One of my favourites on the album 🙂
I nice relaxing song. There’s not much I can say about this one. I liked it. Thumbs up SJ!
10. A ‘Good’ Bye
A very nice closing to the album. Another ballad. How could I hatethissong. I can’t right? Lolol. This one was quite upbeat and I really liked that beat. The atmosphere of this song. I feel like I really need to look up the English lyrics of this song because I really want to get a better understanding of this one. I feel like, the way they sing it portrays a certain emotion.
Well I hope you enjoyed my little review. I don’t think not one of those songs were just one sentence like I planned, but it was close. LOL!
I hope you wasn’t offended, I tried to be as gracious as possible while still putting out my opinions. But like I said to start with, this is a really good album, and I’m totally completely excited for Super Junior’s comeback stage and the MV for the title track!!! 😀
Please comment below! What was your opinion on the album?