Album Review: Trax - 1st Mini Album

Trax – The First Mini Album
Released: 2010.01.27

01. 가슴이 차가운 남자(Let You Go)
02. One Night(OT:When I’m With You)
03. 송인(Goodbye Lover)
04. 아직은 나(I Can Change)
05. 치유(Healing)
06. 끝나지 않은 이야기(Don’t Go)


    Trax returns as a two-member group with their first mini album. The title track “가슴이 차가운 남자(Let You Go)” is a very interesting track. It’s actually quite nicer than I had imagined, filled with a hint of a rock yet pop-ballad feel. “One Night” was an odd track, I guess kind of expectant of an artist coming from SM, but in a good way. The song is unique and unexpected but exceptional. “Goodbye Lover” was a very pleasant ballad type of track while “I Can Change” had a more upbeat tempo. However, not knowing what exactly to expect from Trax, I have to say the album was not what I had wanted to hear. I guess I had expected more rock sounding songs than what actually consisted of the album. None of the songs were terribly bad but they just felt like ‘typical’ K-Pop songs and I was looking for a bit more than just that. The vocals weren’t bad, the songs themselves weren’t bad but I had expected more ‘wow’ than I got from listening to the album. The album is worth a listen though.


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.

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