I mentioned over the past month that I wouldn’t be doing any in depth album reviews for a little while until I’m entirely caught up with my reactions, albums I missed etc and I’m almost there. I’m up to date with my reactions so far, though I haven’t edited or uploaded those that came out in April yet but they have been filmed, these will be coming soon. I’m hoping my reviews will start being a more prominent feature on this blog.
I was so excited to finally listen to this album almost purely because of how much I loved The Code. Although I don’t like the album as much as I liked their previous one, I am happy that they’re showing progress music and production-wise. I love seeing a group grow!
I was extremely nervous about this song. From the teasers, it looked like it was going to be all soft etc. and coming from “Boss”, “Baby Don’t Stop” and “Go”, I was feeling a little underwhelmed by a soft concept.
…But I changed my mind!
Check out my reaction to the “Touch” MV and keep watching for my first listen to NCT 2018: Empathy.
As you can see from my featured image – this album made me emotional in a lot of ways, as GOT7 albums have done for the last year and a half.
What I love about this album is how knee-deep these boys are in the song writing and production of each and every song. When you compare it to their earlier albums we can all see how much better they are NOW.
So it’s time for my February Album of the Month. I feel a little apologetic for not posting as many reviews as I could’ve but I have said in previous posts that I’ll be cutting down on them for the time being until I can fully catch up – it’s just the only option for me right now.
I’ll include my original review on this album underneath my video so don’t be afraid to go and read an in-depth review. I also think it’s kinda cool to have a video with stems of the album as a kind of reference point, so if you do enjoy what you hear in the video I made then you can go and listen to the album in its entirety.
I wouldn’t say I’m an avid CLC fan – my usual aversion to girl groups restricted me to get too into their earlier albums and title tracks – but “Hobgoblin” was a calling from the Gods above and through that song I was able to hear my first ever CLC album.
From my understanding, they’ve maintained a typical girl group concept of light music and their album Crystyle was the first time (maybe??) they were able to come out with a hip hop based song, a style they should’ve always had. (NOTE: Crystyle is a fantastic album by the way. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.)
I wasn’t a fan of their later 2017 album Free’sm so when I heard the teasers for “Black Dress” I was beyond excited. By the sounds of it, I was going to get another hip hop and sassy album which I so loved from them at the start of last year.