[아주 작은 Review] BoA / NU’EST W / JBJ / Dreamcatcher

Hi, and welcome to the episode 3 of 아주 작은 Review!
If you’re still confused, 아주 작은 Review is a segment where I comment on most recent reviews that won’t get a chance to be fully observed due to lack of impressive elements that could make me write a whole damn essay.

In this edition I’ll be reviewing another 2017 lately reviewed release from BoA, as well as most recent stuff from NU’EST W, JBJ and Dreamcatcher!


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BoA – Jazzclub (Japanese release)

Release date: December 24th, 2017 (album tbr on February 14th, 2018)

What’s interesting about it:

Queen BoA is freaking challenging Electro Swing, and she’s killing it! The song is super catchy and perfectly manages to keep everything that Electro Swing is all about. Can’t wait for the official album release in February, so I can immediately add this song to my playlist! And once BoA decides to release a Korean version and make a freaking comeback with it, it’s gonna be over for you.

𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰: 10 out of 10


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NU’EST W – Wind, Please Stop Blowing (Lee Jiyeon cover/ Two Yoo Project: Sugarman 2)

Release date: January 14th, 2018

What’s interesting about it:

The boys again impressed all of us with their skills! Although the re-arrangement wasn’t made by any of Pledis producers (*coughBaekhohimselfcough*), the person behind this version still hold a perfect grab of NU’EST’s significant style while saving the original beat of the Sugarman. Also, KIM JR SINGING? And not just one line, but pretty much A LOT? This is the glow up of the century for real.

𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰: 10 out of 10


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JBJ – My Flower

Release date: January 17th, 2018

What’s interesting about it:

To be honest, despite the song being overall good, it didn’t live up to my personal expectations after such an impressive debut. The main reason is that the song went to House genre (especially in the post-chorus dance break), and, as I’ve stated multiple times, I’m ultimately tired of that genre already. Nonetheless, the thing that didn’t destroy the song completely is that the very House part was only for the chorus, while the whole sound was still easy to listen to. I specifically really liked Hyunbin’s parts in this song, he stood out much more compared to Fantasy. But yeah, that Tropical House dance break was… /sigh/ especially the last one.

𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰: 7 out of 10


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Dreamcatcher – Full Moon

Release date: January 12th, 2018

What’s interesting about it:

What a relief that Dreamcatcher are still sticking with rock sound without being obviously repetitive. Rock suits them the best and has all the chances to be their trademark whenever in the future there will be more ggs with similar concepts.

I loved how their overall sound keeps growing like moon phases. I still believe that Full Moon is still not their peak at what rock music can bring to K-pop scene. But speaking honestly, Full Moon is not a title-track material yet, so I guess we should be expecting something even greater than this in March. Oh, and Handong is really impressive this time! Also Dami’s rap part over dramatic and fast-paced violin is everything.

𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰: 9 out of 10


That’s it for this episode of AJR! What did you think of these mentioned releases? Were there any disappointing ones, or everything was satisfying for you?

Remember that I’m always open for any song recommendations, and ready to give even the shortest opinion on songs on my Twitter – you just need to tag me @rinas_rantblog and ask a question!

See you soon!

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