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[Song & MV Review] Taeyeon – 'My Voice – The 1st Album Deluxe Edition / Make Me Love You'

By eric_r_wirsing   Tuesday, April 11, 2017   27,466   4,283   16



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Track List:

1. Make Me Love You
2. Fine
3. Cover Up
4. Feel So Fine
5. I Got Love
6. I`m OK
7. Time Lapse
8. Sweet Love
9. When I Was Young
10. I Blame On You
11. Lonely Night
12. 11:11
13. Love in Color
14. Fire
15. Eraser
16. Curtain Call
17. Time Walking On Memory

Girls' Generation leader Taeyeon has dropped a special edition of her first solo album titled, 'My Voice – The 1st Album Deluxe Edition.' This special release has all the songs from 'My Voice,' plus the single "11:11," as well as three new songs. A total of 17 tunes in all, plus a video to go along with "Make Me Love You." How cool is that?

Note: this review will cover the three new tracks. The single and the album have already been reviewed here and here respectively.

"Make Me Love You" starts out a bit bland, but quickly picks up steam and becomes a song that is seriously cool. It's got a sweeping, epic feel, featuring echoey lyrics and a piping synth. The vocals on this one are particularly good once the song finds its stride, and has some belts that are just brilliant. The emotion is palpable, and it's easy to see why this was chosen as the title track for the deluxe edition. 

"I Blame On You" is another majestic tune on here, this time a ballad. It's also done the way I love -- stripped down, raw, with the instrumentation understated to highlight her amazing vocals. She exudes desperation in this one, and it almost feels like she reached deep into her soul to find those vocal heights. Despite the English fail chorus, it left me with chills.

"Curtain Call" has an epic beat, and the overall effect is very OST-like. I think that was deliberate, as she relates a relationship here to a stage performance, and the breakup is the final curtain. It's got a grandiose feel to it like it was tailor-made for a movie. The incredible pounding beat and her soaring voice leave you with a feeling of hope at the end.

Overall, I think these songs are stronger than the rest of the album. Each of these tunes is grand on their own and paired with the other songs they make this album into a pure winner. There were some pretentious songs on the full LP that wore thin quickly, but these three are outstanding tunes. If you're a Taeyeon fan (or even if you're not), it's entirely worth your time to check these new tracks out.


This MV is all about evoking emotion. There are no grandiose sights, although the august production tries its best to make you think differently. Unfortunately, it doesn't ultimately succeed.

There were sections of the MV where she was supposed to have flowers drawn on her face. But I didn't see them as flowers at first, and I thought "exfoliate twice a day, baby. It'll unclog those pores." It just looked somehow unnatural and blunted my enjoyment of the MV. I'm not watching MVs on a 65" 4K UHD TV, so there you have it.

The MV seems to take place in a couple locations. There's a larger room stuffed with flowers, and a mock-up of a living room, where light streams through a window. And there's a hall. The main issue I have is that I never left the room. The MV was just not that interesting. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't really good either.

I like MVs that are more dynamic. Maybe I'm jaded, but this one just didn't speak to me as well as I might have hoped. I can't really recommend this too much, but if you can't get enough of Taeyeon, then go ahead and press play.


MV Relevance.......8
MV Production......6
MV Concept..........6


SEE ALSO: Taeyeon tells fans she's fine and not to worry after Jakarta airport incident

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oxymorac Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Is it wrong to have expected to see a higher rating? I don't know if it's me being a biased fan, but when I try to listen to the album from a more neutral perspective... I still think it deserves more than a 8.2 :/ But since it's the writer's opinion, uh, okay then

Cathena Wednesday, April 12, 2017

not a fan but i really love make me love you and i got love , the others are just moderate for me but her fans woulda like them since their yeah , fans

shubhajan Wednesday, April 12, 2017

i love the album so freaking muchhhhhhhhh cant wait to get mine

Taeng4ever Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Failed english? Her saying I blame on you gives me LIFE

Wang_delulu_D Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Allkpop should add an option for reporting an article

Wang_delulu_D Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Okay, this is my opinion too. My rating of your review : 5pts out of 10

kddicted Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Are you insane I'm not being biased but honestly she deserves at least a this rating ughhhhhh im so mad

codename_m Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Its clearly my taste of music, and the writer taste of music, its different, to me her album score is 10 or 9,5 at least, its rare to have this kind of music from kpop idol, so appreciate it so much. People might say the album is blend because its medium tempo song and not so much sound, but that exactly what Taeng want achieve, she want fans listen her voice and her music only, the simplicity which can be very powerful, hence the title of album is MY VOICE.

iknowright Tuesday, April 11, 2017

When i see who's the author, I know this will be bullshit, you will be forever known as the guy who rate twice 9.1 and taeyeon (the voice album) 8.6, you will never be credible :)

iknowright Tuesday, April 11, 2017


NoonaVip Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Honestly, she deserves this rating and not because I actually most of the music on her, it's because of her delivery of her music. She did it right and it fulfilled what her and her fans anticipated.

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