[mini-album review] Dalmatian’s First Mini-album

Aaaand I’m back! I know the bulk of you come here to get my take on K-pop releases so you’ll have to forgive my exultation – I’m officially finished with higher education. As MBLAQ would say, “Oh yeah, yeah, yeah!”

Dalmatian‘s first mini-album has been out for quite some time but I’ve been working on this review and it’s a shame not to use it, especially given how much I lalalalove the album. Seriously, if you weren’t on the Dalmatian train since Round One (and honestly, I would not blame you if you weren’t), you better be now because this album is awesome.

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[debut] Dalmatian’s Round 1

Ridiculous name aside (seriously MC Mong, the entire Indian Boy concept aside, I think you’re a pretty good rapper, and a damn funny guy to boot, so the name kind of baffles me), I think they’re pretty legit. None of this ‘I’m-making-a-stank-face-while-saying-my-lines-therefore-I’m-rapping-rawrr,’ I see with a lot of idol rappers, but then again what else do you expect from a crew handpicked by Mong?

I’m not really feeling the song but what I like about this group is that it looks very intelligently put-together. Three singers, three rappers, and none of them look like they’re just coasting. I like that one guy’s falsetto too – it’s not too nasally, not too shrill…Personally, I’m looking forward to their debut stage, as well as their succeeding outputs.

What I’m probably iffy about at the moment (and I suppose this is me being an asshole) is all the news coming out about leader Inati’s brain hemorrhage and how MC Mong supported him through his ordeal. There have officially been two news articles, and no doubt they’ll probably be asked about it if and when they go on variety shows. I think it’s sweet, really I do (I’m not made of stone, y’know), but I’m hoping that nobody milks the issue for all it’s worth for the sympathy. The dudes have potential – they deserve fans that come for the talent, not the sob story.