• http://twitter.com/fah2ma Fatouma

    Bless the person who dressed up Yunho and Changmin for the album photos <3 

    • Fei

      Amen.

    • hapacalgirl

      Now if only they could of been the ones that styled the MV.

      • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

        Oh my gosh, so true… >.<

        • hapacalgirl

          It takes a special kind of talent to make two really gorgeous guys look unattractive.

  • http://twitter.com/TohoYuniLove tohoyuki

    Did you enjoy this comeback from The Rising Gods of the East?
    hmmm…. not much  T_T
    At this album only one song is quite good for my and it’s “Destiny”.
    About tittle song and MV…. too much things, stupid box set again and the dance… it all made ​​no sensei like old tvxq style …. sorry ….. I can’t help it

    • kuma1510

       How about Like a soap, I swear, Good night, they’re pretty good tracks.
      Even many non-fans say they love them, it’s such a pity when a TVXQ’s
      fan can’t enjoy TVXQ’s songs :(

  • kuma1510

    lol your preview has many same ideas with popreviewsnow. You guys show the knowlegde in specific area you write about. Thanks
    I really love this album, it’s better than KYHD album they released last year ^^

  • kuma1510

    How about Like a soap, I swear, Good night, they’re pretty good tracks. Even many non-fans say they love them, it’s such a pity when a TVXQ’s fan can’t enjoy TVXQ’s songs :(

  • reinalol

    I pretty much agree, the album is really amazing and most of the songs are amazing and you can hear how much they have improve vocally, I like every song in the album and i have lisent to it no stop for 4 days now

  • http://twitter.com/20twentie twentie

    I very much agree with your review. At first, I like Getaway and How are you immediately. I agree with all the relatively poor comment you gave to “how are you”, but like you stated, their harmonization is top-notch and that’s just perfect for me. Getaway is so refreshing. It is certainly rock with badass rapping element. After listening to it for a full 3days, my faves switches to almost every song. 

  • nyalims

    Hmmm. I only liked five songs off the album and already deleted the rest out of ITunes. I think I’m the only one who thought TONE was a great album.  Maybe I just like their Japanese discography much more. Oh well.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

      Whut?! Practically everybody loved TONE. It’s seriously my fave Tohoshinki release ever. Very cohesive album.

  • moua23

    Honestly as good or bad it is, it failed to capture my attention to join the cassiopeia. I thought Catch Me was an okay song, IMO i felt like it was their same old jingle, nothing really new. I think for them to be around for so long, I expected maybe a change or an evolution in their style but it remains the same, but I guess that’s their appeal. Nonetheless their vocals really impressed me and the choreo in Catch Me was really cool during the dub step but overall I found it to be a bit cheesy. But one thing about DBSK is that they do sing songs that has depth to it unlike so many of their label mates who “sings” about nothing, I appreciate that about them. 

  • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    This is the review I wanted. Acknowledging the flaws, because they are there, but also acknowledging the strengths. Thanks. :)

  • http://twitter.com/A7316A AB

    I haven’t been a big DBSK fan, but I really liked this album. My favorites were “I Don’t Know,” “Viva,” “Getaway,” and “Catch Me.” I tend to like those upbeat, mainly because they’re great for  pumping yourself up. While it’s true they tend to be missing that middle range of vocals, I thought they did harmonize just wonderfully when the situation called for it. It also seemed like some of the songs went outside of what I expected from them. They were still strong, but the sounds took unexpected directions. I was afraid that the group would fall flat, mainly because they’ve been around so long, but this album didn’t disappoint me.

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

    Honestly, I had an headache from listening to the album. Too much screaming.  Changmin seems like he’s constantly screaming in most of the songs. A song needs to slowly build up and switch from highs to lows.

    It’s like an adrenaline rush from the beginning to the end. But this does not mean their bad, their producers just dont know what to do with their voices. Their Japanese albums are better. I’m guessing they have different pll working with them in Japan.

  • jaghatar

    became irrelevant wen they turned  into a duo

    • http://twitter.com/blue_faithinme jui

      You are irrelevent

      • jaghatar

        kpop fans can be such losers

        • b55555b

          and are you not a kpop fan as well?

          • jaghatar

            can be not are 

    • reinalol

       lol you wish

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

    What’s with the Point OH Five (.05)?  #justtrolling

  • http://twitter.com/#!/perfumeah perfumeah

    So many words…. I really don’t think this album requires that much description. It felt like a constant alternation between upbeat and ballad, with very few songs other than Catch Me standing out individually (except for Like a Soap, but that was for sounding exactly like Super Junior M’s “Me”). And if none of the tracks are really good on their own, how can this album as a whole be considered a solid effort?  The vocals have definitely improved but in comparison, Keep Your Head Down resonated much better for me because at least two or three tracks were produced with enough punch to rack up a substantial play count. This time around everything’s at least okay, but none really manage to catch my attention enough to be worth revisiting.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

    I like the diversity in the “Catch Me” album, but I can honestly say the “Keep Your Head Down” was a stronger album. I do appreciate the fact that they tried to take some of “TONE” into their Korean songs. :)

  • Mika_San123

    As a Changmin-biased fan, “I Swear” was such a moving song. I’m not sure if this applies to most songs penned by artists for their fans, but I think it was brilliant that if you read it without context (as in without any prior knowledge of Changmin), the lyrics make perfect sense (it’s a song dedicated to a long-time, loyal, loving girlfriend), but knowing the background adds a whole other layer of meaning to the song.

    The first few lines seem to refer to his debut, his first “meeting” with the fans:
    “It was strange to see you smile as you looked at me” – He wasn’t used to performing, to having everyone smile intently as they watched him sing. “I lifted my head when you called out my name with your lips.” – Lifting his head could refer to the beginning of the Tri-Angle dance, and calling his name probably refers to the fanchants or just the general screaming.
    “I barely managed to see you and you were dazzling.” – It was such a new thing for him to have fans… and to have so many. You know that feeling when you’re up on stage and everyone’s watching you, but you can’t really see the individual faces of the audience members too well because there are so many of them?

    The next section is about how he gradually got used to the fans… and didn’t show his appreciation well enough:
    “A long time has passed so I’m used to being in front of you/ But it’s still so precious to me.” – Changmin got used to performing, but he still appreciates that the fans come to watch him and cheer him on. “Didn’t you hate me for being shy and not saying thank you?” – Now THIS is the part that made me tear up, because I finally realized… Wow, this song really IS for Cassiopeia. Changmin’s always been rather reserved, and he’s never been the type to be sappy. (Remember when he talked about how fans always asked him to add hearts to his signature, and the one time he DID add hearts, the fandom went crazy?) Changmin’s UFO replies have always been snarky and good-humoredly sarcastic, and he’s never even pretended to give false hopes to his fans. “At some point, I got used to your love, as if I’ve always been this way.” – I think this refers to the Changmin pre-breakup. By then, he had been mega-popular for a while already, and while I’m sure he has always been thankful towards his fans, it was kind of like the appreciation children have for their parents. Children love their parents, but they don’t really express their appreciation and they don’t really realize how thankful they are until after they grow up. “I thought it was natural, just like a fool./I just have a sorry heart, oh~” – Changmin seems to be reflecting on his previous self… Perhaps he had once thought he was entitled to the love from his fans because he worked hard, but after the breakup, he’s realized he had taken the love for granted, and he’s regretting it.

    And the last section expresses his sincere gratitude:
    “Even if the darkness comes (love you)” – The darkness probably refers to the difficulties of his career, namely the breakup and the chaos that ensued. Despite the fandom being embroiled in such turmoil, Changmin still loves Cassiopeia. I think there’s also a possibility (if you want to be really optimistic) that Changmin’s talking to JYJ here. “Baby I love you, thank you (thank you)” – When I first read it, I thought it sounded horribly generic and cliched. But coming from Changmin, who, as I said before, doesn’t really say sappy, affectionate things, you can tell it’s sincere. And it’s his sincerity that really gets to me.
    “I will hug you (love you)” – He’s obviously not going to go around hugging all the Cassies, but once again, something as affectionate as hugging is pretty meaningful for Changmin. “I’m falling for your love/ I’m falling woo~/ I’ll protect you.” – Changmin really loves the fandom because the fans love him, and in return for our attempts to protect him, he’s going to try and protect us (as a whole) and give the fandom a good reason for existence. “Though a long time has passed, I couldn’t say the words ‘I love you’/ Because I felt awkward, but/ Let’s cherish our memories of crying and laughing that cannot be erased.” – Changmin’s embarrassed of being affectionate. But he asks that, instead of harping on how he couldn’t say those words in the past, let’s just focus on how we cried together when they won their awards and how we laughed together when they did something endearingly silly and mischievous. This part, too, kind of seems to be dedicated to JYJ, as if the lyrics are telling JYJ, “despite all we’re in, let’s cherish our memories of being together.”

    The last line:
    “Baby I swear, forever.” – Changmin promises to maintain his relationship with the fans… forever.

    *Note 1: This is my own interpretation of the lyrics… I’d ask Changmin whether or not it’s accurate… but sadly, we’re not that close yet.
    *Note 2: The lyrics were taken from the belcuore88′s youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDa_WNmBVh8

  • Salmonsushi

    Wow. Based on many SB’s album reviews, ‘filler’ songs are usually my taste  xD
    Like a Soap, Dream, and How Are You  are my favs in this album. I also love Viva, Destiny and Getaway, tho.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5BKARJWK7NNOXYOIUSP76YJW4 Aj

    This is a great review, honest but not mean. Not only saying this because I’m such a fan of the duo but really.Make me want to check out the album.

  • http://yesbabyohyea.blogspot.com/ Nyan

    nice review! i prefer KYHD comeback more because it’s more powerful and badass but my heart goes to this album for its diversity. you can hear many genres in this album and they blended superbly. getaway is such a fresh surprise but my fave is good night. it ends the album well and nicely. but i think imma give the same rating as you do. but this album is so heavily addictive. i don’t even know why i kept playing this on my ipod! lol i’m so excited for their comeback roundup in music shows!

  • http://yesbabyohyea.blogspot.com/ Nyan

    nice review! i prefer KYHD comeback more because it’s more powerful and badass but my heart goes to this album for its diversity. you can hear many genres in this album and they blended superbly. getaway is such a fresh surprise but my fave is good night. it ends the album well and nicely. but i think imma give the same rating as you do. but this album is so heavily addictive. i don’t even know why i kept playing this album! lol i’m so excited for their comeback roundup in music shows!