miss A
Touch


4.0
excellent

Review

by pizzamachine USER (211 Reviews)
February 24th, 2012 | 53 replies | 6,849 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Dancing with see through shirts on.

6 of 6 thought this review was well written

I’ve subjected myself to Miss A’s A Class on numerous occasions, and although I find it enjoyable, I also find it forgettable. It’s solid K-pop, no doubt about it, but it’s just not as catchy as their new EP, Touch. Every single track on this EP is a stand out, which makes it something to remember and return to. A Class wasn’t particularly bold with its musical direction, sounding too Americanized and thus contributing to the forgettable qualities of the album. This EP is different, yet it still contains the essence of Miss A. It is like going to your usual college classes on Monday, except this time you’re wearing a purple jacket. It’s a small difference, really, but no one can deny the potent sexiness you now exude.

Whereas A Class had bouncy, happy-go-lucky songs, Touch is the sexy older sister. It's a slick, club ready EP with foot-to-the-floor beats, and prominent electronics. While songs like ‘No Mercy’ and ‘Over You’ sound like basic Miss A songs synthed up, the rest are a bit more experimental. ‘Lips’ and ‘Rock n Rule’ are heavily influenced by dubstep, with both songs having offbeat bass flashes in the chorus’ background. The songs also have dubstep breakdowns, with the one for ‘Rock n Rule’ bearing an uncanny resemblance to the breakdown in Hyuna’s ‘Bubble Pop’. However, unlike Hyuna’s debut EP, the dubstep in Touch is integrated thoughtfully - it’s noticeable enough to provoke interest, yet subtle enough to never jar the listener. However, keep in mind that this EP is, overall, comprised of throbbing dance songs, and dance songs with somewhat integrated dubstep isn't particularly unique - this style is just executed flawlessly in the feminine hands of Miss A.

Touch could have easily been overbearing, with beats slightly too loud or dubstep wobbles too prominent, but such is not the case. The EP has a deliciously smooth texture that is perfectly radio friendly, yet it also packs a punch – not unlike alcoholic milkshakes. If you’re looking for a sexy, classy K-pop treat, look no further than Miss A’s Touch.



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pizzamachine
February 23rd 2012



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Another K-pop review just to shake things up. : )

bloc
February 23rd 2012



34499 Comments


Clicked because hot chicks

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MO
February 23rd 2012



17357 Comments


clicked because im hungry

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pizzamachine
February 23rd 2012



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

For pizza? : )

MO
February 23rd 2012



17357 Comments


always, both in writing and food form :D

pos

pizzamachine
February 23rd 2012



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't hate massive attack or radiohead.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 23rd 2012



48540 Comments


Have you heard Kyary Pamyu Pamyu yet?

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pizzamachine
February 23rd 2012



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I should have but no, I will though... RIGHT NOW

pizzamachine
February 23rd 2012



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just have weird music taste man, you gotta accept that!

Acanthus
February 23rd 2012



9507 Comments


Purple jackets ftw!

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pizzamachine
February 23rd 2012



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I actually own one hehheh.

Acanthus
February 23rd 2012



9507 Comments


Even your avatar has a purple shirt!

pizzamachine
February 23rd 2012



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Whoah... what does it mean?

pizzamachine
February 23rd 2012



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

love me hate me I'll love you anyway

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2012



30295 Comments


I love to hate

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pizzamachine
February 23rd 2012



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha I figured as much. : )

CaptainDooRight
February 23rd 2012



26405 Comments


I LOVE YOU PIZZA!!

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pizzamachine
February 23rd 2012



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love you too Captain!!!

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 24th 2012



5612 Comments


The first paragraph makes the record look like a rather generous 3.5, than a four, just sayin'

Good review as always, pos.

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iambandersnatch
February 24th 2012



1451 Comments


i'm ok with that if they make the music "interactive"
:P



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