Album: “Pink Tape”
Label: SM Entertainment
Of course, I’d invest into another f(x) album. I had very little hopes for their 2013 release as I was disappointed in their previous efforts because I pretty much bought their albums mainly for lead singles. Let’s see where “Pink Tape would lead us.
Well, the lead single “Rum Pum Pum Pum” was the case of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. They went to their bread and butter to release another strong single with high energy electro base with dance heavy choreography. Although it was a strong single, I felt it was safe.
I also felt that SM decided to lessen the album fillers too. Some of their non singles were surprisingly good. Songs I would recommend for listening include, “Shadow”, “Step”, and “Airplane”
Unfortunately, I was still right about f(x) being filled with lots of album fillers. I’d say it’s an SM thing because I’ve bought other albums from artists in that label, and they too were littered with songs I would easily skip over. Some of the fillers were just straight corny.
I felt it was a slight step in the right direction when it comes to musical sound. I know f(x) isn’t really in control when it comes to the creative process nor do they have a direct concept that they’re going to roll with. Every album is the same thing over and over. It’s déjà vu every year with each release.
Overall rating: 3/5
Reviewed by: Mr. Timtastic