Lena Park – Naturally

No Word, Nothing…
3.5
You Mean Everything To Me
3.5
10Bun Jeoneuro
2.5
Evergreen
2.5
Innocent
2.5
Black Diary
2.5
Silheo
2.5
Geojitmalcheoreom
3.5
It’s Me
3.5
Better Now
2.5
Jigeumeun Amugeotdo Anya
2.5

thoughts. B+.
I do not remember Lena Park’s third Korean album Naturally being this good. It was literally her one album that I thought was just so forgettable, which is crazy to me now because after listening to her debut and second Korean album, they’re super forgettable with the exception of a few tracks like: P.S I Love You and I’ll give back now. The songs on this album are really quite good, very well sung, which is saying something because we all know Lena’s Grade A vocal prowess is under rated as hell. The two tracks that really surprised me were Geojitmalcheoreom a nice ballad that I have always overlooked and It’s Me a really catchy and fun song that reminds me of her tracks, 2gether and It’s a Misunderstanding. The thing that gets me the most is that I have never really paid attention to this album, just always wrote it off and at one point I think it was my least favorite album from her; this or Op.4. It starts off great with No Word, Nothing…, followed up by one of my favorite songs from her You Mean Everything To Me and then ended on a decent note with Jigeumeun Amugeotdo Anya. All in all this is a pretty solid album from her, an it definitely outshines her previous two albums.

  • favorite track – You Mean Everything To Me
    least favorite track – 10Bun Jeoneuro
    guilty pleasure track – It’s Me
    under rated track – Geojitmalcheoreom

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Lena Park – A SECOND HELPING

Crazy People
2.5
Something in My Eye
2.5
I’ll Write You A Letter
3.5
Last Night
2.5
Confession
2.5
Like Friends
2.5
A New Start After Parting
2.5
I’ll Give Back Now
3.5
The Flower That Falls In The Wind
2.5

thoughts. B.
Lena Park’s second Korean album A SECOND HELPING is a bit better than her debut. There wasn’t as much variety as their was in piece though as it seemed to play like one long ballad as to where there were only a couple on her previous album. I didn’t mind that too much, Lena is one of those artists whose down-tempo or more ballad-oriented songs I prefer. She has a great voice with really good range so it’s a real treat when she goes for high-notes or plays around with her vocals. It wasn’t so much of that on this album, but still the songs are very nice and easy on the ears. I do wish the tracks had stood out a bit more as the only track I really remember is I’ll give back now and Last Night only because I liked how she ended that track. A step up from her first album, yet still a little on the forgettable side.

  • favorite track – I’ll give back now
    least favorite track – A New Start After Parting
    guilty pleasure track – Crazy People
    under-rated track – Last Night

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Lena Park – piece

My Day
2.5
P.S I Love You
3.5
Antiwar
3.5
2Gether
3.5
In A Long Time -acoustic-
3.5
You Nowadays
4.5

thoughts. B.
Lena Park’s first Korean album Piece is a pretty nice listen. It honestly doesn’t do much of anything, but it manages to pass the mediocre mark simply because Lena’s voice is amazing an she makes certain songs that could have been really bland, stand out. Piece was almost a forgettable listen because aside from Lena’s good vocals, it’s a really average album. However, she has some really good tracks on this so it’s one of the rare first albums I don’t mind going back and giving a re-listen.

  • favorite track – You Nowadays
    least favorite track – My Day
    guilty pleasure track – 2Gether
    under-rated track – P.S I Love You

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