• tkke

    I was so excited about his solo effort, but I was disappointed. It sounded more like Junhyung’s album where Yoseob contributed the vocals.

  • tkke

    I was so excited about his solo effort, but I was disappointed. It sounded more like Junhyung’s album where Yoseob contributed the vocals.

  • http://twitter.com/SeungJaeMin536 Ashley

     I wasn’t impressed with the album. I really think that this was a rushed because Sunggyu released his. Not to say they didn’t have a Yoseob solo planned but considering Cube said they wouldn’t do any activities in November because they are working on Beast’s next album seems to lean towards that it was rushed.

    The only song I like was Caffeine. I think the song was really good and the MV was one of my favorites of the year but this album just didn’t grab me. I am Yoseob bias but this album wasn’t the best.

    • Myrika

       I highly doubt it was rushed because of Sunggyu because they’re been making references to a solo project from a while ago, much more than their hints about a Beast album; like Yoseob mentioned it during their third anniversary meeting. (And maybe in an interview prior to that, but I’m not sure.)

      It’s true though that Yoseob is great at singing ballads like the one on Immortal Song, and it would be great if we could see something like that.

  • taequila777

    I have yet to hear the album, the cover art is tight work.

  • http://twitter.com/PhanTheHotness Jenny

    i would have to disagree with you on this album review. there are some pros/cons on albums like always, but i mostly disagree on your part of yoseob playing it safe. i really do not think he is limiting himself at all, but mostly like will progress to play with more risks later on as a soloists. personally, i think yoseob has a limiting image (weird as it sounds). he really can’t play with a lot like kikwang or hyunseung even. even, GD is restricted to a rapper like image. there’s no way he can go ballad. 

    i think yoseob played it “safe” because not only is he starting as a soloist, but he’s also singing for junhyung’s first produced song as a title song. if this was a more experienced producer, he would have a lot of more material to work with. 

  • http://twitter.com/PhanTheHotness Jenny

    i would have to disagree with you on this album review. there are some pros/cons on albums like always, but i mostly disagree on your part of yoseob playing it safe. i really do not think he is limiting himself at all, but mostly like will progress to play with more risks later on as a soloists. personally, i think yoseob has a limiting image (weird as it sounds). he really can’t play with a lot like kikwang or hyunseung even. even, GD is restricted to a rapper like image. there’s no way he can go ballad. 

    i think yoseob played it “safe” because not only is he starting as a soloist, but he’s also singing for junhyung’s first produced song as a title song. if this was a more experienced producer, he would have a lot of more material to work with. 

  • http://twitter.com/PhanTheHotness Jenny

    i would have to disagree with you on this album review. there are some pros/cons on albums like always, but i mostly disagree on your part of yoseob playing it safe. i really do not think he is limiting himself at all, but mostly like will progress to play with more risks later on as a soloists. personally, i think yoseob has a limiting image (weird as it sounds). he really can’t play with a lot like kikwang or hyunseung even. even, GD is restricted to a rapper like image. there’s no way he can go ballad. 

    i think yoseob played it “safe” because not only is he starting as a soloist, but he’s also singing for junhyung’s first produced song as a title song. if this was a more experienced producer, he would have a lot of more material to work with. 

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

    Fair review. I was extremely underwhelmed by the mini. I know he’s capable of more; I wanted to see it. :/

  • http://twitter.com/chubipower Jay Wong

    i look at this album more as junhyung’s first producing effort rather than yoseob’s first solo. and because of this, i rate this album pretty high and decided to buy it after listening to all the tracks. 

    yes, most people are saying that yoseob still sounds like Beast… but i always felt that yoseob suits the Beast genre of pop best, the type with a hint of r&b. so the First Collage, while not being able to utilise seobie’s vocals to the fullest, represented him as a vocalist well.

    back to the production of this mini; i thought it was tight and impressive. the way the instrumentals are layered and mixed with seobie’s voice. all the tracks were smooth… unlike, say, when i listened to Junsu’s album. the production of that album was just horrible… 

    i guess because junhyung had been contributing to Beast’s songs and this being his first foray into producing, much of the sound we have come to associate with the group is evident here. honestly, i don’t have a problem with that. i love the Beast sound and i love yoseob’s voice. it’s one stone for two birds!

  • http://twitter.com/sentimentalx Joanne Kris

    Personally I think this mini album is great but lacking in giving identity to Yoseob as who he is when he’s by himself. It’s solidly produced and establishes Yong Jun-hyung as a producer but it doesn’t establish Yoseob as a solo artist. For one to succeed as a solo you have to have a clear direction about your musical style, then you already have succeed half of the journey. 

    The songs are great but there isn’t anything in it that makes me think ‘this song can only be done by him’. Take Taeyang’s solo album for example, that’s a truly amazing album in the sense he completely has his style covered – he knows what he wants and how he wants to deliver it. Not everyone will like it but there’s no doubt of the fact he established his musical style after just that one album. 

    We all know Yoseob is capable of so much more. Hopefully he’ll nail it the second time. 

  • animasaurus

    I love Caffeine! But admittedly, the mini as a whole was a bit meh…

  • Salmonsushi

    “Just Do As You Always Did “The music as a whole is nothing special, just the type of music you’d
    have on just to have something playing as you focus on something else.”

    Lol, i actually love this kind of song xD
    But i agree tho, this album lacks stand out songs. All songs are nice, but don’t have the “i want to replay it” factor.

    • http://twitter.com/SoYYSeob LightYo FireSeob

      Yoseob’s golden voice is the biggest “i want to replay it” factor… he’s a great singer with outstanding vocal, he don’t even need complicated song to make people can’t stop listening his songs

  • rawrchannie

    Caffeine just didn’t do it for me.

  • serenityq2

    caffeine is the only good song. so sorry for yoseob. he deserves better. what were the producers for the trouble maker album doing? 

  • ArielLM13

    I think that the general consensus is that Yoseob’s voice is great, and he is so much better than the songs he was given. Which is a shame because this was supposed to also be a way to show Junhyung’s talent as a producer. I do honestly like caffiene but I wanted to love it. On the bright side though, since this album was just “okay” then we all know he can do better in the future.

  • theprophetblog

    Um Caffeine is utterly amazing. What are y’all talking about?

  • jingjing

    I personally loved this mini album.. and I’m not even a big fan of BEAST or anything… is just that the song “you don’t know” is exactly how I like songs <3

  • dsherpa

     woahhhh….calm down

  • http://twitter.com/fah2ma Fatouma

    “Goodbye now whore” well that escalated quickly. :/

  • Cherry_Blueberry

    I swear when people don’t like what SB writes they just find ways to degrade the author and the article. It’s really sad when people show their bias this way. If anyone were to use your logic “how can you judge something if u cannot speak the language or understand the cultural sense his album brings” than that means everyone who is not Korean or doesn’t live in Korea shouldn’t like kpop because they can’t truly understand it(either in language, cultural context, or both). It’s also funny how people rebuke SB for being harsh and snobby, but then in the next sentence proceed to do the same thing they accuse the site of doing. SB isn’t here to get peoples approval(at least to my understanding). Someone correct me if I’m wrong. It’s here to make a point. And whether you agree with that point or not is not gonna change the fact that they’ve made it. Many ppl don’t agree with some points made here (me included) but that’s why the comment section should be utilized correctly to prove your own point so you don’t end up looking like a hypocrite.

    On another note… SM bias??? For all the time I’ve been on here, I’ve seen this site called YG bias, JYP bias (when 2pm was in their prime), SM bias (now and when the site talks about DBSK/JYJ), and yes, even Cube(specifically BEAST) bias (when MBLAQ’s fanclub got mad). So that argument is invalid.

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

    XD XD 

    Lol, this is just hilarious. I don’t think anything you said had an ounce of truth to it. XD

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7MRYDXY5MJ6HSO2EAFQNQV73TM hazel

    why should I? please mind youre business ms. or sir. 

  • http://twitter.com/fah2ma Fatouma

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