Album Review – Super Junior – Vol. 3 Sorry Sorry


Super Junior – Vol. 3 Sorry, Sorry

01 Sorry Sorry
02 Why I Like You
03 Let’s Not
04 Angela
05 Reset
06 Monster
07 What If
08 Heartquake (feat. DBSG Uknow & Micky)
09 Club No. 1 (feat. Lee Yeon Hee)
10 Happy Together
11 Dead At Heart
12 Shining Star

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star, Super Junior, have finally returned with their third studio album
Sorry, Sorry, after having gone missing in action for about one and a half years.
The boys have been busy with their separate jobs such as performing in
sub-groups and acting, but have not forgotten their fans who love them
as a 13-member group. Super Junior’s new album includes more R&B-type songs to bring out a mature side of them, in contrast to their
former works which tended to be more bubbly and happy. To add an extra
little kick to the album, Super Junior have also worked with fellow
artistes such as DBSG and rising actress Lee Yeon Hee.

The title
track is “Sorry, Sorry”, an urban club house number that
incorporates synthesizers and electronic sounds. Composed by the famous
Yoo Young Jin who has written other hits, notably BoA’s Girls on Top,
this song is catchy from beginning to end with a pun on “sorry” and
“shawty” and continuous upbeat rhythms. Once again, Super Junior have
been successful with a catchy title track, which I think fans and
non-fans alike would enjoy.

The second track is “Why I Like You”,
which is an R&B number that once again uses synthesizers. On first
listen, the song reminded me of Ne-yo’s “Closer” which its constant
electronic beats and smooth vocals. This electronica R&B number is
perfect for mainstream listeners. The next song is “Let’s Not”
which unlike the former two, is a ballad number popular among Korean
artistes today. Personally I don’t think this song is anything
spectacular or worth remembering, but I felt that Super Junior nailed
the song with their vocals. “Hearthquake” is probably one of the most
awaited songs by K-pop lovers because it features Micky and
U-Know of DBSG. However, I felt this upbeat track was pretty
mediocre. It lacked the extra oomph to be played on repeat. The rest of
the album consists of a mix of similar R&B electronica numbers such
as “Reset” and “Monster”, and medium-tempo songs such as “Angela.”
They’re not bad but not exceptional either.

In conclusion, I can
see that Super Junior have achieved their purpose of bringing out more
mature music styles. Most of their songs in this album were electronica
dance-based, which seems to be the “in” thing in the music industry today. The
group has successfully moved away from bubble-gum pop with catchy tracks
such as “Sorry Sorry”. However, a lot of the songs sounded similar,
thus giving this album a rating of only 3.5.

5/5 – Even if you’re not a fan of this artist/group this album is a must buy.
4/5 – If you’re a fan of this artist/group, you must buy this album.
3/5 – If you’re a fan of this artist/group, you might want to add this one to your collection.

2/5 – I don’t think a fan would even buy this.
1/5 – You might as well just flush your money down the toilet