Tuesday, October 6, 2015

24K's mini-album is everything iKON's should've been


Coincidentally, nugu group 24K recently just made a comeback, the same day as the official debut of iKON. The only thing that can be said about this is that 24K dropped the album the majority of fans wanted from iKON. So I'm going to do my best to raise awareness of this oh so poor little nugu group, i.e. bring you the album you deserve.

Apparently, these boys debuted all the way back in 2012 and were the source of an interesting scandal. A member secretly (hidden from both fans and agency) got married and had a child soon after debut. Yes, that happened. Is it important? No, I just find it amusing.

Anyway, they had a solid debut song from what I can tell, but it was a sound that was clearly a few years ahead of its time. Skip forward three years: The boys are back to a similar sound, and it is fantastic. "Super Fly" is everything I didn't know I needed. They made themselves known with their last comeback, "Hey You," which had a similar sound as well and I'm not even complaining. This release, talking from a non-music background, of course, is great, and if you don't think so, then you are missing out (have a different taste in music, which is perfectly fine, man).

And the rest of the album is pretty damn solid:


The first track, "Our Block," definitely had the makings of being a title track. In fact, this is tied with "Super Fly" for best song on the album.


The black hole of the album is "Run." It's not terrible, but sound wise, it probably could've used some better production. It's on par with iKON's "Airplane."


We forgive "Run," because the following track, "Oasis," is damn fine.



Closing the album is the group's last single release, "Hey You," which was a great release that is still part of my go-to playlist half a year later. That's saying something because my music taste changes every 0.5 seconds. Even BTS had to be removed from that playlist numerous times (obviously, inevitably re-added), and they're my favourite group music wise.

Actually ending the album are the instrumentals for both "Hey You" and "Super Fly," which people are generally pretty divided on. I personally enjoy instrumentals, not because I need something to karaoke to, but sometimes, it's nice to have background music without lyrics, and I'm always low key disappointed when I want to get an album, and it doesn't have the title track's instrumental at least.

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Point is, if you liked "Rhythm Ta," you'll likely enjoy the vast majority of 24K's latest mini-album.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for introducing me to this! I hope iKON comes out with something stronger for the next half of their album

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  2. That song was a trip from start to finish.
    And I mean that in a good way.
    This is what Rhythm TA should have been.

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  4. That's a hot track right there. Good stuff, thanks for the listen~

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  5. Wow, they are...awesome? I can't stop listening to Hey You and Super Fly. Also heard they came up with the songs and choreography on their own?

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