Artist: Big Bang
Album: “Big Bang 03”
Label: YG Entertainment
To be honest, I didn’t start listening to Big Bang until “Fantastic Baby”. I did start on KPop in 2012 which meant I had all the time in the world to go back in time to backtrack on any potential great hits.
The Big Bang now is completely different from before. The Big Bang that debuted years ago had more of an R&B and hip-hop flavor as opposed to the pop and electronic friendly vibes they have today. I wanted to check out what they were all about before in their humble beginnings with “Big Bang 03” aka “Third Single Album”.
They had some real bangers on this album with “Bigbang” and “Good Bye Baby”. The track that truly stood out was “Forever with You”. Park Bom definitely stood out in the chorus in “Forever with You” which was a sign to come when she later debuts as part of 2NE1. We also get to hear what Daesung can do on his own with his own solo ballad called “Laugh It Off”.
Despite this being a group effort, there were no appearances from Seungri as he had zero impact on this album what so ever. This pretty much was a G-Dragon and friends album. The other members only appear only once or twice on this single album.
This is a solid single album where you can see where Big Bang was at musically a few years ago. I encourage the buy as it has a different vibe from the group today. It’s also not that much digitally.
Overall rating: 3/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic