Where is Big Bang?

5 Oct

On the way home today, I spent my bus ride listening to my favourite Big Bang hits – Last Farewell, Haru Haru, Lies, A Fool’s Tears, Babo, Remember, We Belong Together, etc. Damn they sound good, and even their more mediocre tracks put most Kpop groups to shame.

I think the biggest difference that make BB shine more than others is the rapping. Taeyang is my favourite member, but it is the combination rapping of GD and TOP that make the songs. Almost every Kpop group, be it male or female, has a ‘rapper’. But how many of them have actually been rapping for more than 2 years? You don’t just learn how to rap overnight. Rapping is an art that is honed over many years, a lyrical battle and test of flow. GD and TOP has been at it for over 10 years each, they CAN rap. Whilst I like a lot of other groups, such as 2PM, their weak flow makes me feel groups use rap as a gimmick, which saddens me.

GD and TOP may not be at the same levels of Epik High (how many are??), but out of all the so-called idol groups, none can rival them.

Shit… went a bit off topic! Anyway, I read an interview the other day and GD was quoted as saying he has 18 songs already prepared, and are just waiting for the other members to comeback. He also mentioned it will not be an electro-pop themed album. THANK GOD! It’s good to know that GD is hard at work for the group, and I can’t wait to hear what he’s prepared.

My hope is that Big Bang will come out with teasers for their 3rd full album in the 1st week of November, and then release a 12 or 13 track album. In the first album, all the members had their own solos. I’m hoping the new album will contain some solos or duets, some unique combinations. Possibly a Seungri + Daesung duet? TOP, GD, Taeyang is another tried and tested combo not to be messed with. How about some special guests? A featuring by se7en would be pretty awesome.

What do you think? What are you hoping for in their 3rd album?

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