Posts Tagged ‘SM the Ballad’

Songs of the day

Rihanna – What’s My Name (version Rihanna)

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I didn’t like this song when I first listened to it, but now I love it. I also can’t stand Drake’s verse in that song, and was so happy to discover a Drake-less version on the album.

S.M. the Ballad – Hot Times

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I’ve definitely listened to this song over 100 times since the album was released on Monday. It’s like a disease. I don’t have much to say about it on top of all the things I’ve already said, but I’m kinda ambivalent about Jino at the moment. There’s nothing particularly spectacular about his voice or his singing. I’m pretty sure this is an SM ploy to give Jino some attention before he debuts with his own group, but his voice kinda reminds me of Key’s. They’re good singers, but nothing spectacular about the way they sing that makes me stop and really listen, y’know?

And I’m sorry, but I’m gonna have to punch someone the next time I read any remarks about the “showboat-y adlibs.” Please STFU. These kinds of notes are not unheard of in SM songs, especially not in Yoo Young-jin’s productions.

Good bye and annyong

Bye Joong-ki!

Helloooo Hot Times.

Heart palpitations, guys

I don’t know about Jino yet, but I am so so so so so so so excited about Kyuhyun, Jonghyun, and Jay singing songs together that my mind might explode. I think this group is going to work really well because there are at least two deep voices (Kyu & Jay’s) and one higher one (Jonghyun) and just…OMG! I’m a little afraid that this is just gonna be a battle of who-can-hold-higher-notes-for-longer (which you can already kinda hear on the track) but who cares!

And this song sounds a little like the groovy “Sorry Sorry (R&B version)” that I so liked. If we get more of the R&B and less of the typical Korean ballad, I am all. on. board.

(This is missing some Junsu though. Damn him for wanting more rights and crap ;))