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[Album & MV Review] Sonamoo - 'I Think I Love You'

By eric_r_wirsing   Wednesday, January 11, 2017   7,929   1,027   15
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SONAMOO -- I THINK I LOVE YOU


Tracklist:


1. I Do What I Want
2. I Think I Love You
3. Orange Cappuccino
4. Talk About U



SONAMOO has just had their first 2017 comeback and dropped their first single album 'I Think I Love You.' The album contains four fresh tracks, including the serious title bop "I Think I Love You."


I thought I was going to hate "I Do What I Want," based on its opening melody, but I don't. But I don't like it, either. The main reason is that there were a bunch of good ideas that were thrown together making an awkward mess that just doesn't flow from beginning to end. I'm all for complex, layered productions, but in this case, it just feels like this should have been two or even three songs.




The title track "I Think I Love You" has all the hallmarks that a title track should. I love how fierce the main verses are, especially with that awesome guitar riff behind it. The rapping is on point too. Not to mention that chorus, which has a lot of brashness behind it. It's nice to see their return to fierceness, back to their debut days (especially that they're no longer riffing off B.A.P's "Warrior").


"Orange Cappuccino" is a different animal entirely from the previous two tracks. It's got some boldness to it in the bridge, but the main verses are sung coyly, cutely, and you can almost see the aegyo if you close your eyes. It's hardly enough to make you vomit, and it's actually really catchy. The chorus has some meat to it, despite the overall cuteness.




"Talk About U" is a soft pop tune, but it takes a jazzy approach, giving it a bit more of a boost than normal. And I like some of the raps in here; they're simply adorable. It's a far cry from hip-hop, and that's just fine. I love the vocals in here; they show off their range nicely. Everything from wispy and billowy to in between. It all works really well in this song and leaves you a little happier than before you heard the track.  

So, not every track was good. But other than the first one, the others were awesome. I've listened to this album several times over since I got it, and it seems to be pretty solid. It still holds up even after you know the songs by heart.

MV REVIEW




The girls are discarded mannequins in this cute MV.

And they wake up and play. There's apparently a stuffed bunny that has a heart hidden inside. This heart is the key to freeing the mannequin. And there's only one bunny. So they take turns stealing the bunny, confusing it with other identical bunnies, and eventually one of them ends up with the heart, freeing the bunny. What happens next? I'm not going to spoil it for you.

The whole thing is played for laughs, although in some cases I felt sorry for that stuffed bunny. Maybe he had a stunt bunny, I dunno. :)  They have a nice gift for timing, or maybe that was the camera. It still made me laugh, and that's what I need. It was funny to see them bickering back and forth, and there were scenes where stuffing was flying all over and they were laughing and jumping around.



The dancing was actually quite well done, but they tended to cut away too soon in some shots. When all the choreo was taken into account you saw some fairly nice moves. The dancing was not half bad and on point.

Overall, I liked it. It didn't really look cheap, and I liked how they switched environments. I'm really wondering how they didn't get soot covered, as some places were just grungy looking, but maybe I'm reading too much into it. Yeah, check this out. Gorgeous women? Check. Funny storyline? Check. Good MV? Check.

Score


MV Relevance..........7
MV Production.........8
MV Concept.............8
Album Production....7
Album Concept........8
Tracklisting..............8

OVERALL...............7.6

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xbrokenarrow Friday, January 13, 2017

anyways the first title track is fcking great!!! A feminist empowerment bop, hello???

Devis128 Wednesday, January 11, 2017

To me, it seems like they just looked at what Twice and IOI were doing and just said "Okay, let's do that too." Deja Vu was so original and distinctive....it just feels like they're every other girl group now. They have so much potential, I just hope they get the treatment they deserve!

xbrokenarrow Devis128 Thursday, January 12, 2017

they're nothing like any other girl group

OriginalUsername Devis128 Thursday, January 12, 2017

This is the type of comment that gets to me. Its like saying "They were only good when they debuted with Deja Vu". I mean Deja Vu was them showing they have potential and then they actually showed it with their singing, rapping and choreo. Just because they're not doing a more hip hop style concept doesn't mean that their talents just magically disappeared. They're still a good group that is getting better without needing to go back to having a song ripped out of 2007.

Devis128 OriginalUsername Thursday, January 12, 2017

That's what I'm saying. They have potential. They have talent. The problem is that the music they're making is bland and forgettable. Just my opinion.

SicaLicka Wednesday, January 11, 2017

they'll never release a song as good as Deja Vu....

OriginalUsername SicaLicka Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Deja Vu wasn't even that good though, they've made plenty of good song that are better than it.

SicaLicka OriginalUsername Wednesday, January 11, 2017

not even close

OriginalUsername SicaLicka Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tell me why its so good

SicaLicka OriginalUsername Wednesday, January 11, 2017

wtf? lol its just catchy imo...you can hate the song im just saying i like it...jesus

OriginalUsername SicaLicka Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thats not the answer i wanted Sica come on Sica get with it

SicaLicka OriginalUsername Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ok....the same reason why you like a song....thats why i like it....if thats not the answer youre looking for then get down and choke on my cock

SHINeeSLAYhaterS SicaLicka Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Holy shit I'm dead

OriginalUsername SicaLicka Thursday, January 12, 2017

I wanted an actual reason why its good and better than all of their other songs they've put out. I mean just saying "its catchy i like it" doesn't even answer my question you're just saying you like it, not why you think its better than what they've done. I didn't say "Why do you think its so good" I simple asked "why is it so good"as in why is it so good that its better. If you couldn't understand my simple question then ok.

SicaLicka OriginalUsername Thursday, January 12, 2017

really? are you fucking serious? LMAO!!! i'm done XD

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