Â Â I think majority of 2PM fans can agree with me that they were happy when the group released Hands Up, which was a huge contrast from the slew of depressing/heartbreak songs they had been releasing ever since Jay Park left. Hands Up is definitely a club anthem; its all about dancing, getting drunk and having fun. Itâ€™s great to see this side ,but as much as I love Chansung as a person, his parts in the song are way too much for him especially versus someone like Junho, someone who can actually sing, but whatever itâ€™s done. Following Electricity, Â which sounds really familiar to something someone like Rain or Usher might release. The song has an annoying beeping going on throughout the song, random bass thumps and awkward English â€˜baby give it to meâ€™ repeated;Â this just wasnâ€™t their song.
Give It To Me is the exact opposite of what you would think it would sound like; I was expecting a slow jam or R&B styled track, but I was surprised when I heard this Pop/old school R&B sound. Thereâ€™s this R&B song that I canâ€™t name at the moment that sounds pretty close to this so while Iâ€™m listening to this, Iâ€™m thinking of it. I do like one part of the song and thatâ€™s the rap. Not the best song, but listenable. ì˜í™”ì²˜ëŸ¼ ends the R&B party with a piano led ballad. The song is actually better than what I expected, but thereâ€™s this random drum messing up the feel of the song. I think without that , this song couldâ€™ve been gold.
The beginning of ëª¨ë¥´ë‹ˆ reminds me of a U-Kiss song; probably because of the playful sound. Iâ€™m guessing this is a cover because it sunds pretty dated as in mid-â€˜90â€™s. Not really a standout track and the album couldâ€™ve done without it. Hot starts off with chanting/talking with a layer of auto tune; Iâ€™m not really sure if I like it. The chanting continues into the first verse of the song. The beat is like runway music you might hear at a fashion show, paired with annoying auto tune. This song is all over the place and is just a big fat NO.
After that hot mess of a track, songs from Donâ€™t Stop Canâ€™tÂ Stop and Still 2:00pm follow (Without U, I`ll Be Back,I Can`t) so Iâ€™m including them in this review.
Iâ€™m not one for remixes( except the oneâ€™s on Sound G) and Hands Up (East4A Mix) is no exception. Itâ€™s a weird layer of latin music that doesnâ€™t really fit with the song and makes the song annoying.Electricity (220v Remix) was already annoying, so I really donâ€™t care for the remix either.
I find it odd that Thank You is the second to last track on the album; it shouldâ€™ve been last, but whatever. Itâ€™s obviously fan service; just giving a quickÂ shout-outÂ to their fans.The album ends with their single Don`t Stop Can`t Stop from the same titled mini album.
Iâ€™m not a huge 2pm fan, I like them on variety shows, but music wise theyâ€™re ok. The album was also ok and I think a lot of the tracks couldâ€™ve been done without. I give this a 3.9/5