Rainbow (KR)
Rainbow Syndrome Part. 2


3.5
great

Review

by pizzamachine USER (211 Reviews)
June 8th, 2013 | 14 replies | 1,468 views


Release Date: 06/05/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Your regular, run-of-the-mill, totally fun K-pop EP.

K-pop is an addiction. Just when I think the sugar-coated genre is getting tiresome, an album or band comes along and gets me hooked again. Rainbow Syndrome Part. 2 is my next fix, and while it’s not particularly unique, that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying it. The songs are catchy, you’ll want to return to them again and again – maybe because you have them in your head and you want to scratch the itch, or maybe because they’re just so darn fun. The positive energy that flows from this EP is infectious, and on a particularly rainy or depressive day, who wouldn’t want their spirits lifted? This is by no means a classic release, just another enjoyable K-pop EP, but that’s good enough.

The EP starts off groovy with ‘Kiss Me’. One of the best offerings here, it’s a flawless conglomeration of offbeat synth pads, quirky sound samples, and memorable bass guitar slapping. Unfortunately, ‘Kiss Me’ is about as original as the songs get; in fact, ‘Sunshine’ rips off the string section from ‘Call Me Maybe’ (the audacity)! All in all, Rainbow is not a ground breaking girl group, but it doesn’t matter because the music is catchy. You’ll find plenty of disco moments (ex: ‘Chewing Time’) and dance music (ex: ‘Let’s Dance’), the kind of stuff that fill K-pop albums for good reason – it sticks with you and gets you moving!

Rainbow Syndrome Part. 2 won’t change the minds of K-pop haters, but for those already inclined to listen, it’s a fun little ride - expect some mindlessly enjoyable tunes that are great time wasters. Also expect singing with cutesy intonations, this is first and foremost a girl group (with seven members!) after all. Basically, you should know what you’re getting into before you listen to this, (which is coincidently the reason why I wrote this review). What you’re getting into is a great K-pop EP, no more, no less – take it or leave it.



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pizzamachine
June 7th 2013



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

MV for Sunshine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-3V0FwPzes

sup yo

foxblood
June 7th 2013



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is really good
you should review more k-pop because no one else does

pizzamachine
June 7th 2013



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah I don't get that about sputnik, K-pop rules. I'll try to review more K-pop if I can but no promises (I'm pretty scatterbrained).

bloc
June 7th 2013



34489 Comments


Dude where's Ritchie Blackmore?

Digging: Gamma Ray - Empire of the Undead

pizzamachine
June 7th 2013



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dude where's my car?

amanwithahammer
June 8th 2013



384 Comments


all the kpop albums on this site have high ratings because only the people that care about kpop rate them haha

review is good, all it tells me is this is more of the same old rehashed pop music that dominates in korea, but that's all it really needs to do anyway. i can't stand such music but to each their own. still dig bigbang and block b tho

pizzamachine
June 8th 2013



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol true story. Thanks for the feedback man.

speaking of bigbang, I WANNA DANCE DANCE DANCE D-DANCE

oltnabrick
June 8th 2013



29282 Comments


never listened to k pop


whats a good alb to start with?

Digging: Ben Frost - A U R O R A

pizzamachine
June 8th 2013



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

miss A - Touch (one of my favs)

oltnabrick
June 8th 2013



29282 Comments


checking that Girl's Day album now i guess

oltnabrick
June 8th 2013



29282 Comments


o you changed the rec haha dam i guess ill check that too

CK
June 8th 2013



4526 Comments


K-Pop, fucking ewwww

pizzamachine
June 8th 2013



12568 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

K-pop all day every day!

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2013



7825 Comments


LOVE me some K-pop, I'll check this out :]



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