Posted by: lovediaries | November 7, 2008

Big Bang “Remember” Album Review

I’m suffering from muscle pains at the moment so I thought I should take this opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy Big Bang’s album (and do a review too ^^); except I’m failing to relax cause my muscles are so tense ;_____;.

1. Intro – 모두 다 소리쳐 (Everybody Scream) – I usually start off listening to an album on shuffle and the minute I heard a track which had the spelling of Big Bang, I knew it had to be the intro.

2. 오, 아, 오 (Oh, Ah, Oh) – When I first heard this song, I laughed at it and thought what the hell; but now I really really like it and it’s the track I’ve listened to the most off this album. The chorus is extremely catchy that it drives me insane at times, but still, it’s one of my favourite tracks because it stands out the most for me.

3. 붉은 노을 (Sunset Glow) – When I listen to this song, I picture all the cute scenes in the MV and that makes me happy. But I wonder if I would enjoy this song as much if there was no MV. It’d probably be one I need a few more listens to to grow on me. It is rather light and refreshing, I guess. GD’s “sing it together” made me laugh though XDD.

4. 반짝반짝 (Sparkling, Sparkling) – This was the first song I picked out as one I liked. Basically while listening on shuffle, this was the first one where I went “hmm, I wonder what track that is”.  But now that I listen to it again, I wonder what about it stood out for me XD.

5. Strong Baby (승리솔로) – Another favourite! I love this solo a lot more than Seungri’s other one. It’s really sexy, I love the beat and as beckery pointed out, it’s JT/Minwoo/Rain style :). Sounds hot, yes? Well it is ;) Love the random heavy breathing near the end of the song xPP.

6. Wonderful – This track reminds me of “Sparkling, Sparkling” in that it was really good the first time I heard it then afterwards it just didn’t stand out as much. I still like it but I only know this track is “Wonderful” because they sing it in the chorus XD.

7. 멍청한 사랑 (Foolish Love) – I want the lyrics to this song!! I need to know what they’re singing about. It’s the slowest of all the new tracks and I love LOVE Daesung’s voice in this. He should’ve gotten a solo in this album too hehe ^^”. And I think the rap adds a little something to this song; something I can’t quite explain…

8. 하루하루 (Acoustic Version) – I love the piano playing so I really wouldn’t have minded if they just had this track as instrumentals. Or maybe they should’ve redone the rap after the whispering at the start because it sounds too harsh/rough, especially when the keys seem to twinkle – it makes the pieces sound not so together.

9. 거짓말 Remix – Again, I love the piano at the start but then that tapping throughout seemed out of place and very distracting. The chorus sounds the exact same.

10. 마지막 인사 Remix – As much as I love “Lies” and “Last Farewell”, was it necessary to include both remixes in the one album? T_T. The change to the intro is interesting though.

11. Remember – I prefer the English version because I heard that one first and I know what they’re singing about :).

Overall, I’m happy with the album. I enjoy listening to it and they’re songs that will grow on me.

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Responses

  1. wahh.. thanks for the review!! I’m finally listening to the album now ^^
    hope it’ll grow on me too!! =)

  2. I like Oh.Ah.Oh, Sunset Glow&Wonderful. (: I have to get this album!

  3. kandie
    No problem! I have fun writing reviews ^^

    Nuragerl
    Yeah I think the album is worth its price :)

  4. wow~!! thats some review..
    xDD~!!

    i added u on my blogroll.. xDD~!!

  5. ^Haha lol Thanks for the add ^^

  6. Ah, thanks for the review. I didn’t expect you to review this actually. I’ve listened to almost the whole album too and I liked a lot of the same songs as you – Strong Baby is my favourite (I love the sound!), Foolish Love is a close second – it’s really soothing and a little melancholy too, I’m looking around for the lyrics too actually – with a title like that and the sound, I doubt it’s a happy song. Sparkling, Sparkling is the other one that really stood out to me. I realized when I started listening to Red Sunset that I don’t really like the song yet – I just really, really liked the MV and when I listen to the song I think of that so it seems like I like it. Anyway, i hope you feel better soon.

  7. I hope you guys don’t shoot me… but I don’t like this album very much…
    There is no *umph* factor in most of the songs… and it feels like the beat is really loud in some of the songs and it ends up covering what they say so i really can’t make out anything saying… Sure I wouldn’t understand but it just sounds like mumbling right now~

  8. yumimaki
    Lol really, why? Is it because we always say we’ll do something and then never get round to doing it? XDDD. Yay! You have good taste LOL. I just saw a performance of Sunset Glow so I’m liking it a bit more now hehe ^^

    Abby
    Hmm that’s okay. I know what you mean though. That’s why I prefer the songs which stand out more instead of just having a strong beat. But yeah, you are right. The beat does end up covering a lot of what is actually happening.

  9. Ah, that’s me in a nutshell, you know. ^^ Just wanted to let you know the Foolish Love trans are up over at BB fansite. LINK: http://bigbangkorean.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/remember-album-english-translations/

  10. ^Thanks for the link <333 I found the lyrics off lj (or maybe it was soompi?) too and I got goosebumps after reading the lyrics & listening to Foolish Love. It made me love the song so much more !!


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