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Trans: “Thank you Minho hyung!!”
What I get out of it, he seems to be part of an underground type gang based on the written papers posted on the wall and the fact he’s pretty much in an alleyway and just meets Koharu there. Also, he seems to be the leader based on the $500,000,000 (I’m exaggerating) Gucci mask he’s wearing and how the girls flock around him. Speaking of these girls, I didn’t have any problems with them at first and you can’t really notice in this video but in the performance version and live performances that I’ve watched, I can see how much these girls SUCK! They’re killing a perfectly good choreography. Now it’s a bit simple like it’s not as complex as his other choreographies but it’s still difficult. It’s simple but it has the usual Taemin vibe that only he can pull off and make look good like he’s smooth as butter and can dance like no other. But these girls… come on! He’s had tons of backup dancers and they’re usually good and pull off the dance well but these girls are way behind him and out of sync. If they can’t handle the dance, don’t hire them. Not to mention the fact, after the bridge and it gets up to the chorus again; you know how he does that leg move and lifts his right leg really high? The girls only do it like half way and it makes it look so out of sync it’s annoying. That’s the best move of the dance, too! *Sigh* I could complain about these girls all day.
As for the actual video, there’s not much for me to review. He’s dancing in the rain and seems to be in an underground gang like I mentioned before. That would explain cameras too, I guess. What is it with him and getting wet, though? XD Good song, good choreo (only look at either Taemin and Koharu do it and don’t pay attention to the backup dancers ruining it), nice camera work, aesthetically pleasing.
His hair looks good actually and I didn’t like it in the beginning. It grew on me and it’s style well in the scenes it wasn’t wet.
The clothes are all right, I’m not a fan of those big pants but the more I look at them then it doesn’t bother me so much. I preferred the white outfit instead.
Overall rating: 4/5 Stars
It gets a 4 instead of a 5 because I gave “Press Your Number” a 5 and that was just perfection to me. This lacks perfection because it’s just pretty simple and I like the “Press Your Number” music video more. 4 stars is still a very good rating though and this video deserves it 🙂
At the first listen, I was like “It’s good but I don’t know if I like it enough for them to have decided to make it the title track. ‘Press Your Number’ is way better!” My my, how a few more listens have changed my thought. I already liked the chorus from day one, I just wasn’t sure about the rest of the song like before the chorus, bridge, etc. But I love this song the more I listen to it and it’s just impossible it seems for him to do something I don’t like. Guys, I’m in love with the right person :’) ❤ The question still stands: is it better than “Press Your Number”? You tell me! 😛
This is one of my favorites on the album. I listen to it on repeat a lot and HIS VOICE IS SO GOOD!! Well, it always is but sometimes there are those moments where it just takes your breath away, at least for me ^^;;
3: “Crazy 4 U”
I don’t know if this is more Jazz or Blues. Both? I don’t know, it’s one of those and both of those aren’t exactly my favorite genre but it gets your toes tapping and head bopping. I like it! It’s not my favorite on the album but it’s good.
4: “Heart Stop (feat. Seulgi of Red Velvet)”
I’m glad he chose Seulgi to do a duet with out of all the Red Velvet members because I think her voice matches his the best. It’s a nicely balanced song. She doesn’t get more lines but just enough. She doesn’t sing over him either like a lot of people that duets with them do and are a bunch of hams. Nicely done, a duet I like for once. Good job! 🙂
Best.Song.On.The.Album!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ His voice! *cries a river* Anyone else getting “Soldier” vibes? It’s like a “Soldier 2.0”, haha. I wonder if it really is!
One of my other favorites on the album! Ah, his voice :’) EEEEEEKKKKK!
7: “Stone Heart”
At first, it didn’t do much for me so I didn’t really listen to it again but I had to for the review and now I’m wondering why I only listened to it once. It’s a really good song and I like the chorus a lot! I would say that I’m getting some pop music vibes but that would be an insult since I despise pop music. I hate American music! But let’s just say, it’s different from K-Pop? But then again, SHINee are always different ❤
8: “Back to You”‘
Why is this so sad? 😥 Listen to that pain in his voice! I like how it’s just a guitar and vocals. One of his best ballads! 😀
9: “Flame of Love (Korean ver.) (Bonus Track)”
Well, we already know how I feel about this song. I won’t let the fact that I like the Japanese version better; hold that against it. Also, I’ve heard this version so many times so I’m used to it by now.
Overal rating: 5/5 Stars
What to expect from Taemin? All his albums are masterpieces and it seems to me that he just continues to improve and have albums one after the other that just keep getting better. I didn’t think it was possible but I won’t doubt him again ❤