2NE1 – Collection Review

Collection is a bundle of all the songs that 2NE1 has released recorded in Japanese. This includes the majority of their previous singles and some of their Japanese language singles.

I don’t know what happened, but on Collection, 2NE1 sounds neutered. There is no energy in the singing of the members and the Japanese singles are plain boring. While each single when it released in Korea was a great and fun listen, hearing them again in Japanese really shows how much the songs depended on the abilities of each member,.

The final travesty is the cover of Madonna’s Like a Virgin. It’s simply a painful representation.