• teeshirt

    Thank you for the review! It was a really enjoyable read, especially since i’m a huge shawol. I’m still quite surprised that they didn’t choose Evil, Like a Fire, or Orgel as the title track, since it seems quite obvious that among the fans, there’s an unanimous agreement that these songs are the title toppers of this album. I mean can you imagine them as lives? Holy baby cheetos, mind blown right there.

    I gotta admit, when they first announced their concept to be sensual zombies, I scoffed. It was still a scoff made out of love, but I was quite amused as to how they would pull that off. SHINee sure has me shutting up now. They pulled of this ridiculous sounding concept exceptionally and i feel ashamed for even questioning their intentions, especially considering their track record of pulling off some pretty crazy concepts. The beats, melody and harmonies really create a sensual feel and when combined with the lyrics, it not only makes my brain melt into a happy gooey hot mess, but it creates some really hauntingly beautiful sounds.

    Bravo SHINee, definitely one of my favourite albums by far.

    • Gaya_SB

      Sensual is a really great way to describe this album; there really was that extra something about this album that really captures you.

  • Iro Mage

    The live version of Sleepless Nights….just blew my mind. At 7:20 in the morning.

    • Gaya_SB

      I just love that performance <3

      • Gaya_SB

        Though I do have a problem with the way Taemin sings…

        • Iro Mage

          What problem do you have? Not being mean or anything, I’m just curious. (I’M SO CURIOUS YEAH). Sorry I had to.

          • Gaya_SB

            I don’t really have a problem with his voice as much as I do his demeanour. This is nitpicking, I know, but in that Sleepless Night performance he spends a lot of the time hunched up, looking at the ground… it’s almost like he’s in pain at times. Dream Girl performances were the same, and I do feel like there is a lack of eye contact — I have the most trouble connecting with him during live performances, regardless of how amazingly he sings.

            That said, I think he’s starting to remedy it; WSS lives have him moving around a lot and he seems more relaxed, which I really like and I’m hoping he can bring that sense of ease to other performances as well.

          • Iro Mage

            He does do that. It may be because he’s a little insecure about his voice and the amount of parts he’s getting still, or maybe he was trying to emote the feeling of loneliness, like the loneliness that makes you wanna curl up into a ball. Or it could also be his way of physically pushing out the power-voice he’s so recently displayed. (that was wierdly phrased); I do know some people who in order to sing forte on certain notes physically clench their abdomen, and I occasionally do it too, when asked to sing above a G5.
            But you do have a point, Gaya; it was rather awkward to watch SHINee sing and see all the members connecting with the audience through eye contact…except for Tae.

        • http://twitter.com/WlSTERIA Wisteria

          When he hit that A4 though… it was beautiful

          • Iro Mage

            YES. I WAS RIGHT. Sorry I was trying to figure out what note he hit, and I guessed it was an A since is was a half step down from the Bb starting note of one of my choir pieces.

  • http://twitter.com/sollenatburger Sonwabile Antonie

    This is the Shinee I fell in love with. Nice smooth tracks with a few upbeat tracks. I love this band best when it does slow tempo or RnB type music like when they first started out. Orgel is by far my favourite track, its been on repeat for a few days now.

    • taequila777

      I agree with you. Orgel is one of their best songs they put out in a while.

    • http://twitter.com/Iwoveyeollie Jinee Scarlet

      though i love the song orgel, try walking alone at night with no one around with that song playing and it’s dark.. it’s seriously creepy and scary! lol XD

  • http://splashofinspiration.wordpress.com/ Shweta

    Well done, SHINee, well done. *claps*

  • http://twitter.com/untill_when_eva dash of love dust

    I really like this album

  • http://twitter.com/sonety9 sonety9

    sleepless night was my favourite song. TAEMIN’S FLAWLESS PART 2:36-2:43 <33333

  • http://twitter.com/MissMareLuvShow MissMare1028

    This is a solid album from start to finish, great job guys!!! My favorite track is “like a fire.”

  • http://twitter.com/jjongjinkey kittypuppytokki

    Orgel is the best track in this album though i really like most of the songs. I’ve always wanted them to do r&b like they used to but i’m still happy with what they did now. Some songs in this album remind me of the old days so i’m happy :)

    i really want them to perform Orgel live so bad!

    • Gaya_SB

      I’m hoping for a special stage when (if?) Jonghyun returns before their goodbye stage. Seeing as he wrote the lyrics, it would only be fitting.

      • http://twitter.com/jjongjinkey kittypuppytokki

        i think the same too..i actually prefer it as a title track. Until now i can’t make myself liking Why So Serious to the point i don’t want to watch the performances :(

        • Gaya_SB

          I’m liking the lives (mostly because I love it when they wear red), but I totally understand.

        • idontknoe

          You should try to watch at least one live. It’s a lot of fun. It’s definitely their most fun title songs to watch.

    • http://twitter.com/WlSTERIA Wisteria

      I’d prefer it if they do a BigBang and promote another song in their album… especially since Jonghyun wasn’t there so he can join this time around

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

    Honestly, I think this is my favorite SHINee album. The variety of songs is really great, and I didn’t hate a single song. I’ve listened to all of them multiple times, I think. I’m actually surprised I love it so much, because Part 1 was not my cup of tea at all. I only liked a couple songs on it (although I still thought it wasn’t bad).

    Part 2 seems more like the SHINee we’re used to, but it kept some of the fun funk elements that were actually the strongest aspect of Part 1, because they built on SHINee’s unique sound without it being awkward or not sounding like them.

    This album is really well done. “Evil”, “Like a Fire”, “Excuse Me Miss” and “Orgel” are my favorites.

  • shannie4888

    I must say that the album is pretty solid. SHINee has been falling off the tracks for me with their earlier releases. Part 1 underwhelmed, but they bounced back pretty nicely with this one. I must say that I really like at least 3 of the songs. “Orgel” is beautiful, but I love “Evil” and “Shine” is like very standard, but good Kpop song. The other songs on the albums are strong tracks that I like, but they’ll definitely continue to be growers for me until I fall in love with a few more of them.

    I’m still happy about the fact that a Kpop act this year has released a well produced album that is a good body of work. Sometimes it’s difficult to find an album with several songs that you like, so having one with songs that I like and songs that I love is such a win. I hope 2PM’s latest effort, BEAST’s upcoming album, and the rest of the Kpop boy bands set to release albums this year will not disappoint. I’m anticipating something amazing because so far this year has been underwhelming, starting with the mess that was “IGAB” from SNSD. The ladies of Kpop have been slacking as well. 4Minute’s comeback track was a disaster. I liked TARA’s N-4, but it’s pretty much a T-ARA song. Sistar19’s comeback was wonderful, but I hope when Sistar comes back, it’ll be a track that’s not “Alone” 2.0.

    My faith has been renewed in SHINee and I hope I can say the same for some of the acts that left me wanting more last year.

  • Sentimental Muffin

    I am definitely enjoying this album. I am especially enjoying Like a Fire because it has that awesome funk-jazz, acid-jazz jamiroquai sound going on.

  • http://twitter.com/tolu90210 tolulope

    I don’t like Shinee but this album has made me appreciate their vocals and really shows that they shine when good music is produced for them to sing. Orgel is magnificent. Like a fire makes me happy. Excuse me miss is a chilled rnb song. Nightmare makes you wanna dance. Sleepless night shows off their vocals very well and makes you wanna cry. This is their best album and one of the best kpop albums, heck even pop albums i’ve heard in the past year!