After School – Playgirlz Review
I’m always curious when a Kpop group releases a full-length album in Japan. Sometimes you get an album that is actually more interesting than their original style in the case of Girls’ Generation. In other cases, you get something that is just painful to listen to.
After School are squarely in this category. I’ve always thought that After School were better as a group who releases singes rather than a full-length style and it shows even more on their Japanese release.
To cover their still-in-progress Japanese, Playgirlz is full of memorized lines and massive amount of repetitive lyrics. The translated singles contain a different theme than their originals and there’s just something forced through everyone of the songs.
After School are better off just releasing singles because a full-length shows off their weaknesses.