[Review] [Album] Dalmatian – “State Of Emergency”
It’s been over a year since we last heard anything official from boy band Dalmatian. Last February, they dropped their debut mini-album, and since then the group has seen a little bit of a change.
Member Day Day has bid farewell to idoldom (for personal reasons, they say), and in his place has entered new hunk, Simon. In addition to the swap, member and rapper Dari has enlisted into the military, leaving Dalmatian at a current five member line-up. That’s a lot of change even for a boy band in K-pop, but Dalmatian has pulled through and put together their comeback mini-album, “State Of Emergency,” released earlier this week.
Dalmatian’s first mini established a lot of things about them, or at least that was the case for me. One was that their production team knew how to find the balance between sugary boy band cuteness and clean, crisp sounds. “The Man Opposed” was the perfect example of this balance between style and quality, and lucky for them, the same could be said about the entirety of Dalmatian’s first mini-album. But above all else, what I found to be the clear takeaway was the group’s overwhelming vocal skill set. Not only did they prove that they could be your proper K-pop boy band (charming appeal and all), but your K-pop boy band with the raw talent to back it up. It worked really well last year, and I became a true fan of Dalmatian’s playful demeanor during their first mini-album promotions in the process.
Anonymous asked: May 15th would see the release of Infinite's INFINITIZE, Dalmatian's STATE OF EMERGENCY, and also Junsu's TARANTALLEGRA. Which is your most anticipated release? :)
I DON’T KNOW. I’m looking forward to all three for very different reasons.
Dalmatian released a pretty great mini last year + I’m wary about what their company may have done to them since 2011
Infinite has become one of my favorite boy bands, so I’m excited by default.
Junsu needs no explanation. He’s an amazing singer whose discography speaks for itself (I WANT TO STROKE YOU LIKE AN ARPEGGIO).