Secret’s “Poison” review

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Artist: Secret
Album: “Poison”
Label: TS Entertainment
Year: 2012


The second generation is my favorite era of KPop music. It’s when I attempted to listen to anyone and everyone. I had many groups I liked especially girl groups. One of my favorite groups was Secret. I thought I had listened to most of their albums, but turns out, I missed a few including “Poison”.


There are some gems in this album that I really liked. “Telepathy”, “Calling U” and “1, 2, 3” are all songs that exemplify the Secret charm. These b-side songs really draw to Secret’s strengths which are cutesy songs without going overboard. They’ve had the most success when leaning towards this route for music.


I realized why I overlooked this EP. I wasn’t a fan of their single but loved their singles that came before and after this one. I was a fan of “Starlight Moonlight” and “Shy Boy” which preceded this release and loved “YooHoo” and “I Do I Do”. If the singles are there to draw you in, then the titled track failed to do so.

The titled track, “Poison”, leaned towards hip-hop, R&B, and jazz. It’s something different, but different doesn’t always mean it’s good. Secret usually doesn’t do as well when trying an edgier concept.


I do feel like this mini album was slept on. It’s so slept on that I forgot that this mini album was released since it’s not among the best work of Secret. They’ve had better releases during the course of their career as a group. This release did have some diamonds in the rough, but it took me years to find them.

Overall rating: 3.5/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic

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