The SHINee World/AMIGO Album Review (All Versions)

This is my review for AMIGO/ The SHINee World album. Why put them together? Because they are the same album, AMIGO just adds 3 tracks! One of which is just a remix of a track on The SHINee world.

Version A Cover-

The SHINee World Version B-

AMIGO Version C Repackage-

Overall my favorite cover is the version B cover. I think everyone looks good in this one, no goofy smile from Jonghyun like in version C and you can clearly see their faces unlike version A and I think the black and white theme is great. In version C there’s a little Ontae action… and Key just looks kind of left out just standing there with his hand on Minho’s shoulder…He looks left out in version B too! Just sitting there like a foot away from Minho looking depressed. There are 2 outfits, the version A outfit and the B and C outfit. Version A compliments their signature style while version B and C has their AMIGO outfits. The only interesting font is version B’s font which kind of looks like you’re looking at the word SHINee through a kaleidoscope.

-Songs-

1.AMIGO (AMIGO)-

First, I’ll Explain the title. A.Mi.Go. is a shortened version of the Korean phrase 아름다운 미녀를 좋아하면 고생한다 witch means ‘Heart Aches When You Fall In Love With a Beauty’. The song is basically about this hot girl they want and they’re too shy to ask her out. Or something like that. The song itself is really catchy, but I like Love Like Oxygen a teensy bit better. But the rap is really good in this one. But for some reason the song kind of creeps me out.

1.The SHINee World (Doo-Bop)*

This is basically SHINee’s theme song, a pretty heavy song with a hard beat. A perfect opener to their first album. The only really creepy line is the ‘I now enter you’ by Onew at about 1:35…. yeah. Why is it always Onew singing the creep-me-out lines? But I love it how they include the names of SHINee’s 2 singles up to that moment into the song and they introduce each member with a phrase. Oh and another creepy phrase, ‘SHINee make love right now’. What’s that supposed to mean? Good song, it taught me that Onew is the tofu leader.

2. Forever or Never- (AMIGO)*

The song is basically a really heavy love song. It’s not really SHINee’s style, but it’s a really cool song. It’s Key/Jonghyun heavy but it’s catchy. It uses alot of tech effects (Which I love) and the lyrics are pretty simple. Minho has the head rap and its kind of  a background one, with the others singing ‘For My Love’ over it. I also love Taemin’s solo around 2:44. I think that’s Taemin…

2.사랑의 길 (Love’s Way)*

This song actually has some very adult, very nice lyrics. It’s a love song and definatly the best part is Onew’s ‘Love’s way’. It’s an opposites attract song and it’s really pretty. The boy’s voices really shine in this one and I wish the others would’ve gotten more solos (Cough, Taemin)

3. 산소 같은 너 (Love like Oxygen)-

This song is a cover of Show the World by Martin. How come in most SHINee songs they talk about dying when they are with ice cold girls? It has pretty clever lyrics, but I don’t like covers as much as original SHINee songs… even though it has the SHINee vibe.

4. 너 아니면 안되는 걸 (ROMANTIC)-

This song is a ballad, not very catchy, but kind of has a DBSK feel to it. There are really alot of lyrics to this song and it’s pretty long. It’s a sad break up song and I would like it, but it’s really not that catchy…

4,Love Should Go On (Plugged by DJ_Onesho) (AMIGO)-

Defiantly don’t like it as much as the original. This is from their Replay album but a remix. I really love this song, especially the chorus and it’s really catchy I just don’t think the remix compliments it much. But I do like the added rap.

5. 그 녀가 헤어졌다 (One for Me)-

This one wasn’t my favorite. It’s a ballad with a beat and it reminds me too much of Romantic for me to like it. It’s a love song with semi creative lyrics, cheering up a sad girl you love. It’s worth listening to but not the best of the album.

6.화장을 하고 (Graze)-

Love Minho’s engrish in the beginning. It’s a sad song about a girl they like and are good friends with who is with another man and wearing way too much make up. The lyrics are sad and very well written and the song itself is pretty.
7.마지막 선물 (Last Gift) (In my room-Prelude)-

This really doesn’t sound like a prelude, I don’t know why it’s written as a prelude, because first of all In my room was in the 1st album Replay. I think the people who write these are really confused. It’s a slow R & Bish ballad. It’s about a break up that is very painful that they can’t get over. There are some really nice harmonies like at 1:12 ish. It’s very nice and everyone’s voice sounds very sweet.

8.내 곁에만 있어 (Best Place)*

This is a more upbeat song. I love Taemin and Onew’s solo with the ‘Master play’ and the repetition by Minho in a rap. The chorus isn’t as catchy as the other parts of the song. Its about a girl who left them and they sing about how they’re the best guy for them and at their side is ‘the best place’.
9.혜야 (Y Si Fuera Ella)*

This is Jonghyun’s Solo song. Many people don’t like this song but I think Jonghyun sounds his best here and it really compliments his voice. It shows power and also how he can sing a bit softer. The translation for the spanish title is ‘If it were her’ if my Spanish is correct. (Only in Spanish 2 sorry) Its about a friend that he loves but she doesn’t love him back.

10.눈을 감아보면 (Four Seasons)-

I don’t like this song but there are some interesting harmonies such as at :37. I’m not too sure what this song is about but they keep talking about waiting for someone.

11.In My Room (Unplugged Remix)-

Another remix of a song. This is making me frustrated.

12. 누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay)*

Ah replay. My absolute favorite SHINee song. It’s catchy, shows  off the SHINee style and i just love it. It’s about being in love with an older woman (Noona). Really great song but i wish there was more Minho and Taemin.

Suggested songs:

The SHINee World

Forever or Never

Love’s Way

Best Place

Y Si Fuera Ella

Replay

Music Videos

Replay-

Love Like Oxygen-

AMIGO-

Afterthoughts:

This is an excellent debut album, a little annoying because of all the remixes but definitely worth buying. I’ve heard some pretty negative reviews for this album but i give it a definite thumb up! It really compliments SHINee’s unique style.

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