Artist: Girls’ Generation
Album: “Mr. Mr.” EP
Label: SM Entertainment
This released by Girls’ Generation marks the final appearance by Jessica and also the final release by the group as a nine member formation. I also started to pay more attention after the release of this song since it sparked a minor beef between this Girls’ Generation and the then rookie boy band, Mr. Mr. mostly because SNSD released a song and EP by the same name. It was something I really wanted in KPop to give it a bit of an edge.
I actually really love this release. Their previous albums had a lot of filler songs that I just never quite warmed up to, but not this one. This mini album has a lot of fun tracks that I like more than the titled track. Songs like “Wait a Minute”, “Europa”, and “Goodbye” were different yet enjoyable at the same time. Even the slow song of the album, “Back Hug” was a song I happened to like.
The music itself has a lot of European and American pop based sounds since the writers and producers have worked with Western artists. There were some EDM, electro pop, and R&B pop sounds.
I got really used to Girls’ Generation having multiple singles on their albums, so when this mini album was released, I had to get used to only having one single like everyone else did. I think this album is a huge improvement over all the other ones despite losing a lot of hit singles and remixes to classics.
It is kind of bittersweet that this was sort of like a swan song for this iteration of the biggest girl group of the second generation of KPop, but it is what it is. I’m just glad that Girls’ Generation released a really good album from top to bottom. I wouldn’t say all the songs were great or fantastic, but they were at least each good to really good.
Overall rating: 4/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic