Lee Hyori – It’s Hyorish

Invincible Lee Hyori
2.5
Lesson
2.5
Photo Album
2.5
A Barbershop’s Daughter
3.5
Don’t cry
2.5
Will It Get Better w Big-tone
3.5
Sexy Boy w Wheesung
2.5
Red Car w Kim Gun Mo
3.5
Hey Mr.BiG
2.5
P.P.P -Punky Punky Party- w Nassun
2.5
My Life
3.5
Unusual w Seo Jung Hwan
2.5

thoughts. B+.
I remember when Lee Hyori released her third Korean album It’s Hyorish┬áin that was back when I absolutely did not like her. I’m actually surprised by how much I disliked her really; I just felt like her voice was average and she was over rated as life. However, after this album I actually started liking her music an decided to give her a chance. I now really like her voiceit’s nothing special but she really knows how to use it, especially in her more ballad oriented tracks. I didn’t really care for this album my first listen through, but listening to it now for this review I actually really like it. Hyori’s previous two albums, though not bad, didn’t leave much of an impression. This album on the other hand stands out, even songs I didn’t think I would like such as: Hey Mr.BiG and P.P.P -Punky Punky Party- w Nassun, they’re fun. The tracks I really dug though were the more slower paced songs: A Barbershop’s Daughter and Will It Get Better w Big-tone were really nice, and the both stand out on surprising track Red Car w Kim Gun Mo really stuck with me (I didn’t care for Kim Gun Mo’s parts though). I wish she would have ended the album with My Life, because though I didn’t write off Unusual w Seo Jung Hwan it’s a pretty lackluster track. All in all, a really good album an one I would recommend people start with if they’re first getting into her music.

  • favorite track – Red Car w Kim Gun Mo
    least favorite track – Unusual w Seo Jung Hwan
    guilty pleasure track – Will It Get Better w Big-tone
    under rated track – A Barbershop’s Daughter

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Lee Hyori – Dark Angel

Get Ya’
2.5
Depth
2.5
Straight Up
2.5
Dark Angel
2.5
Dear Boy
2.5
Winter Freshness
2.5
Closer
2.5
Stealing A Glance
2.5
Shall We Dance?
2.5
Slave
2.5
Last Farewell
3.5

thoughts. C.
I really thought I liked this album more than I do. I don’t recall it being this mediocre the first time I listened to it. Didn’t really care for her first album but it was better than this. I don’t know how she managed to take a step down with Dark Angel, but as I was listening to this album again for this review I just couldn’t find a fuck to give about it. Hyori has a lot of watered down rnb tracks on here, that seems like they should be dance or up-tempo tracks yet the delivery on every last one of them was just so lazy. I don’t know how she stayed conscious enough in the studio to record all these forgettable tracks. The only good songs on this album were, believe it or not, are the ballads: Winter Freshness and Last Farewell, which isn’t saying much as they were dull but her vocals were nice. I’d skip this if I were someone just getting into her, her later albums are much better. Start with It’s Hyorish and go from there.

  • favorite track – Last Farewell
    least favorite track – Get Ya’
    guilty pleasure track – Dear Boy
    under-rated track – Winter Freshness

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Lee Hyori – Stylish… E HyOlee

One two three N’ four
2.5
Like a Fool
2.5
10 Minutes
2.5
Ice
2.5
Eve, Asleep in Paradise
2.5
Remember
2.5
Today
2.5
Hey Girl
2.5
The Jazz Bar
2.5
Only One
2.5
Ghost
2.5

thoughts. B.
Lee Hyori’s first album weirdly named Stylish… E HyOlee is neither good nor bad, just somewhere in the middle. It’s not a comfortable middle though, it’s kinda like a cross between OK and me just shrugging my shoulders. Lee Hyori has a surprisingly nice and or decent voice. It took me a minute to warm up to her cause I thought she was a bit over-rated and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why she was. I got over it though and find that I do enjoy her music even if she’ll never be one of my favorites. Stylish… E HyOlee is a decent debut. It doesn’t stand out, doesn’t do much and it’s pretty forgettable. However, it does offer a few nice tracks despite being on the bland side.

  • favorite track – Eve, Asleep in Paradise
    least favorite track – One two three N’ four
    guilty pleasure track – 10 Minutes
    under-rated track – The Jazz Bar

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