K-Album Review: A.Tract – 1st Maxi Single

I happened across this band while I was searching for some Korean music that’s NOT pop/dance/hip-hop.  Of course, I’m already a fan of Yoon Do-Hyun Band, San-Ul-Lim and other great rock bands, but I always keep my eyes open for new ones and here’s a winner.  A.Tract. Or A-Tract.  Whichever.  They use both.  The average age of this band? Seventeen and a half.  But you’d never know it by listening to their music.  For Korea, they have a very fresh sound and I was pleasantly surprised by their album.

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So much for that!

It was a big deal last year when G-Dragon released his solo album. And then, while enjoying his success he was accused of plagiarism saying that his song Heartbreaker was a rip-off of Flo-Ridas’ Right Round.  Well, on G-Dragons’  new live album release there is a new re-mix of Heartbreaker featuring; guess who?  Flo-Rida.  Take that folks!  Sometimes I think that people get a little too quick to accuse others of copying and plagiarism.  The mind is a sponge and it keeps things that it likes and if an artist happens to use a similar beat or if it even remotely sounds the same they are up in arms.  I think that the songs very barely resemble one another and to have Flo-Rida collaborate with GD is proof that they respect one another.  Score one for the Koreans! 🙂

I can has shoes too?

P.S. – on March 16th G-Dragon paid a fine and was cleared of all charges of plagiarism. 😉