Orange Caramel’s “Shanghai Romance” EP review

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Artist: Orange Caramel
Album: “Shanghai Romance” EP
Label: Pledis Entertainment
Year: 2011

Intro

Now that many of the groups of the second generation of KPop aren’t promoting as a unit or are doing their own individual things, it’s time to take a look back at the generation that paved the way for this current boom.

In this case, it’s the After School sub-unit known as Orange Caramel featuring Lizzy, Nana, and Raina. The massive group spawned a very successful subunit which may have been just as successful as the primary group.

Good

The primary song to listen to is the titled single as it was actually written by Super Junior’s Kim Hee-chul. It came with with two B side songs. Nana got to do a solo song with “Close Your Eyes” while “The Day You Went Away” is a Mandarin special song. It definitely added some variety despite only having three songs to the short album.

Bad

As much as Orange Caramel is known for catchy singles and eye catching visuals, the rest of the album is on the lacking side. They haven’t really been able to catch on with their B side songs, especially when it’s time to take the tempo down a few notches.

Overview

This mini album is as diverse of an album you can get with only three songs. It was really ambitious for them to not only try to cater to the Korean crowd but also Chinese demographic and later on, the Japanese fans.

Overall rating: 3.5/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic

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