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[MV & Album Review] VIXX -- 'Shangri-La'
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[MV & Album Review] VIXX -- 'Shangri-La'

Celebrate VIXX's fifth anniversary with their fourth mini album, 'Shangri-La.' Continuing their mythological concept album cycle, this time they are experiencing paradise, inspired by the Chinese fable 'The Peach Blossom Spring.' Devine-Channel ("Fantasy," "The Closer") produced the title track. Ravi took part in writing the lyrics for every song, and the fourth track is all his.

The title track, "Shangri-La," is a slow-burning track, I particularly like the main verses, where they stuff as many syllables as they can in a machine gun vocal attack. The synth wubs are restrained, almost insubstantial, evoking the feeling of clouds. The chorus rises to a crescendo, betraying the initial quiet of the rest of the tune. The whole tune captures the feeling of anticipation, and this heightens the tension and gives the song an epic feel to it. Awesome and entirely true to their concept.

[MV & Album Review] TEEN TOP - 'High Five / Love Is'
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[MV & Album Review] TEEN TOP - 'High Five / Love Is'

TEEN TOP comes back as a quintet to give their fans a 'High Five.' Joe.L's departure was an emotional affair for the band, but they pulled it together for a 2017 comeback. Not only that, but they offer up 11 tracks for your perusal. 

"Origin," like 99% of intro tunes, has echoes of the title track. Specifically Niel's falsetto. The rest is some odd electronic mashup that I'm guessing was meant to sound somewhat romantic. It's okay as intro tracks go, but hardly the highlight of the album.

[MV & Album Review] Minzy - 'Minzy Work 01 Uno / Ninano'
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[MV & Album Review] Minzy - 'Minzy Work 01 Uno / Ninano'

MINZY -- MINZY WORK 01. "UNO"

4. Flashlight (Feat. Jay Park)

6. Ninano (English Rap Ver.) (Feat. Flowsik)

After leaving 2NE1 / YG and joining Music Works, Minzy's been hard at work on her solo album 'UNO.' Here she teams up with rapper Flowsik and singer/actor/producer Jay Park to bring you 6 tracks on her very first solo outing. To further showcase her talent, she wrote the lyrics to all of these herself (though Jay Park and Flowsik had a hand in the songs they feature on).

[MV & Album Review] IU - 'Palette'
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[MV & Album Review] IU - 'Palette'

2. Palette (feat. G-Dragon)

4. Can't Love You Anymore (feat. Oh Hyuk)

After her turn in the hit drama 'Scarlet Heart Ryeo,' IU has dropped her new LP 'Palette!' Her fourth full-length album features 10 tracks in all, with lyrics written by IU herself. She also gets some help from Kim Eana ("Red Shoes") on "Dear Name" and Sam Kim on "Ending Scene." Oh Hyuk and G-Dragon lend their voices to a couple tracks as well. The pre-release tracks "Jam Jam" and "Through the Night" round out the tracklist.

[MV & Album Review] Jonghyun - The Collection: 'Story Op.2'
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[MV & Album Review] Jonghyun - The Collection: 'Story Op.2'

JONGHYUN – THE COLLECTION: 'STORY OP.2'

Jonghyun unleashes his second compilation album, 'The Collection: Story Op.2.' This album contains 10 tracks, including five from his time on the 'Blue Night' broadcasts, and another five that are brand new. The Blue Night ones have been remastered before theofficial release. The SHINee singer wrote, composed and arranged all these himself, with a little help from production teams such as MonoTree, SCORE, and others.

The title track is "Lonely," a quiet ballad, featuring Girls' Generation leader Taeyeon. They do a beautiful job of creating the emotion of isolation and heartache. They do it tenderly, one manufacturing the expectation that something else will happen, and then the other singer joins the mix. I think one of the best parts of the song is when they match each others' timbres and duet together -- no longer lonely.