JJ Lin – No. 89757

Mummy G
3.5
No. 89757
2.5
Shakespeare’s Talent
2.5
Suddenly Tired
2.5
Tomorrow
2.5
Simple
2.5
I Miss You
2.5
A Thousand Years Later
3.5

thoughts. B.
I thought I would like JJ Lin’s third album No. 89757 (interesting title) a little more than I do. It’s a really decent album still, not bad at all. I’m just a bit indifferent, mostly because the songs I gave a fair rating to most notably: Suddenly Tired, Tomorrow and Simple I expected to give three stars to but they just didn’t stick as much as say The Mummy (which I’m actually quite surprised that I gave a 3 rating) and A Thousand Years (possibly my favorite JJ Lin track). So, it was just weird. I’m listening to this and I’m like I like this album, but not as much as I did once upon a time. JJ sings the songs well though an because of that it’s a nice one to just turn on and listen to just because.

  • favorite track – A Thousand Years
    least favorite track – No. 89757
    guilty pleasure track – The Mummy
    under rated track – Simple

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JJ Lin – Second Heaven

Heaven
2.5
Bullet Rain
2.5
Perfect Match
3.5
River South
3.5
Afraid
3.5
Angel
3.5
Spirit
2.5
Mermaid
2.5

thoughts. B.
I think… maybe I’m a little unimpressed with JJ Lin’s second album Second Heaven. I wasn’t blown away by his first, but it had a quiet charm to it that I liked. This one isn’t bad by any means, it’s just I felt like it could have given me more. X out the first two underwhelming songs (they aren’t bad, just the others are better) in I quite enjoyed the tracks on here. I believe what I liked the most especially with songs like River South, Afraid, Spirit and Mermaid is that the songs really do sound like the titles. I felt like I was rowing down the river south, and afraid of my feelings an so on and so forth. It’s like I could picture what he was singing even though I don’t understand the lyrics. JJ’s voice is nice as usual and this was a decent second album. Afraid also makes me think of Jay Chou’s Silence.

  • favorite track – River South/Afraid
    least favorite track – Heaven/Bullet Rain
    guilty pleasure track – Angel
    under-rated track – Perfect Match

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JJ Lin – Music Voyager

Wing
3.5
Celestial Body
3.5
Freeze
3.5
Heaven’s Kiss
2.5
Person That Startles Me
3.5
Can Have That One Day
3.5
Don’t Understand
2.5

thoughts. B.
With a title like Music Voyager I honestly wasn’t expecting to really like JJ Lin’s first album. I’m not sure how I quite got into JJ Lin but I remember hearing a few of his songs while going through a male Cpop singer phase and liked his voice a lot. I’ve always liked Music Voyager, I suppose. It’s a quiet little album that doesn’t do much but there are a handful of songs on here that are really good in such an under-rated way. Freeze and Celestial Body have always been two of my favorites from him. Music Voyager does what it should as a first offering; makes you look forward to what’s next to come.

  • favorite track – Freeze
    least favorite track – Don’t Understand
    guilty pleasure track – Heaven’s Kiss
    under-rated track – Person That Startles Me

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