• SkyDragon

    Ok. Maybe it is just me but I personally did not like “I’m Da One”

    I don’t know why but it was just painful to listen to the song and it grated my nerves. And the thing is, I adore JoKwon. I really do. But this is just one those moments where I am not feeling his song. I feel like he could have done so much more; he is seriously a triple threat and they weren’t being showcased in this song. I still love the boy though ^O^

    • Yang Seoyeon

      took the words out of my mouth – 3 -

  • BBlion

    I had to fast forward almost all songs because I could tell what they were a ripoff of , except less good. “Animal” : it screams Lady Gaga as loud as “Twinkle” screamed Lady Marmalade. Too loud. And the guys has talent, though and a real persona.

  • Capri08

    I’m lovin’ the fact that Jo Kwon’s has come out with his solo,…. but this song “I’m Da One”. Why is it that when I hear it my mind goes to Katy Perry’s “Firework”. And I don’t mean that he “copied” the song. Does anyone else have this happen?…Or am I just starting to becoming over fanatic fan to Katy Parry….. *scream* 

    • Chyrita Bonita

      I agree. It reminds me of something Katy Perry would sing and it also reminds of  Disney songs. 

    • http://twitter.com/LulcKathy kat

      Me too, even though the tones are nothing alike, my mind instantly went to “Firework” when I was listening to this song.

  • http://twitter.com/shiny_chang Shi-en

    I didn’t really like I’m Da One, maybe it was too synthesised for my liking…
    But I haven’t listened to the rest of the album, so I don’t really know whether it does Jo Kwon justice~ I love his persona and his voice, just, I have to listen to the rest of the album to judge~~

  • minty_chip

    I feel like I’m Da One and Animal is too similar to the overplayed pop tracks in the U.S. I don’t like the songs but Jo Kwon definitely rocks wearing those heels in Animal. 

  • http://twitter.com/denzelwynter Ashley B

    OH PLEASE. I’m Da One is a terrible song.

    However, Animal is an amazing European electro house banger that will kill everybody in the club.

  • http://twitter.com/kmoo4986 Kymberly Moore

    I love Something Bout You and Heaven. His album is pretty solid.

  • rocketeer712

    I’m Da One is really good when he does it live though, it’s refreshing and fun and so JO KWON. 

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/7ukZIet9wN53a1DOcjBV6MLX6GUmIKSXAVGMqA--#ae6d5 LoL

    “is able to do things that would be cringeworthy to see if done by almost anyone else”

    I beg to disagree. I found this whole solo effort cringeworthy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LL4QDJLVFDT2RDIZYBALSE75JE angel29

    I thought in some parts of the song I was hearing Moves Like Jagger just too obviously.  And then I hear Firework and a dash of On the Floor.

  • Darkchao45

    Animel was good, Da One is just bad…. very. I haven’t heard the rest of the album but it should be pretty solid.

  • EbenezerScrooge

    LOOOOOOOL 4.5/5 for an album where half the tracks sounded like they were ripped of Western songs? Now I def know not to take any of these album reviews seriously. IMO this was one of the worst solo attempts I’ve seen in awhile. Only a couple of songs were worth listening to, and I feel bad for Jokwon who has an amazing voice but was given crap songs that didnt showcase his true singing abilities. But to each their own….

  • http://twitter.com/pinkeulove S

    I love Animal and Just A Kiss the most.. the other tracks are just… idek :))
    I love Jo Kwon though. He’s one of my favorite artists. 

  • MEalways

    Dear Jo Kwon,
    Dear babe, please, please, please, pretty pleassseeee DON’T EVER CHANGE.
    Whatever people tell you, when it’s bad, just ignore; when it’s good, keep it to your heart.

    Because you kill it with your heels and dance over the ‘Animal’ stage performance.
    It takes a man (and a woman) to do what he/she wants to do, when he/she wants it and HOW he/she wants it. 

    Go, go, go.. I’m with you all the way, Mr. Kwon.
    You rock!

    Yours truly and sincerely,
    ME

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513439726 Sharon Overlord

    I like Jo Kwon, but I think this review was too positive. 

  • http://twitter.com/cheeryeternity Ria

    Thank you so much for reviewing! I don’t think I would have checked out Kwon’s tracks if I hadn’t read the review… I was too lazy. I absolutely love Lipstick, Wingardium Leviosa, and Something Bout You. Oh, Animal is awesome too. I definitely don’t agree that this is one of the worst solo efforts — it’s one of the best! A full blown album, with more good songs than bad. I’m more than a little sad that he chose to promote I’m Da One over the other good tracks though. This album does have a very Western sound, but JoKwon definitely brings his flavor to the songs. Even though it is pop, I think it still definitely demonstrates his vocal capability, and the best part is that his lives sound exactly like the recording (hard to find in Kpop!)

  • destined2bebossy

    The album isn’t as awesome as I think it could have been but I love how it screams JOKWON.

    and since i’m a sucker for really electric pop sounding songs I really like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=729154428 Chastina Li

    Kpop needs something like this to revive their market in Korea, we are tired of the generic formula that defines kpop. Jokwon has personality and JYP seemed to have thrown a lot of money and effort into the making of this mv. This is the kind of music that the general public would willing to listen and thanks god, kpop is not directed for prepubescent girls anymore. That kind of stuff doesn’t last and it is dying out.

  • http://twitter.com/SoNyeoZaKey wildFancy

    i super love i’m da one~~
    it’s really something new in kpop world!

  • http://twitter.com/Jenizz Jenny

    To be honest, I really loved ‘Just A Kiss’. It’s so beautiful and cute. A pure ballad which you would expect from a member of 2AM. I totally loved all dance tracks as well, mostly ‘Wingardium Leviosa’. Definitely a great album. It surpassed my expectations as well. ♥ 

    An Album were I would like to shout ‘Good Job!’. :)

  • Yang Seoyeon

    when i saw him perform Animal… i didn’t even know what to say. i didn’t really like it or dislike it (the song), but the performance was as if k-pop took adam lambert and lady gaga and made it sort of…cheap… i love jo kwon, but i really didnt like either of the songs. i do; however, give him props for being brave enough to perform animal (in heels, too ;))