Earn The Star is on the pop-rock side of the lukthung spectrum but that is not necessarily a bad thing, it would be boring if every lukthung artist was the same and Earn has a good voice so how is this latest album? Its pretty good as you might expect from a very commercial artist. You feel everything is calculated and planned to sound good. Maybe it lacks the "credibility" (real or imagined) of some albums but the mainstream is not always bad.
A song like "Koon jae yung yoo tee kao" for example has a lovely melody, beautiful tones, and one of those tunes that builds and builds throughout, all topped off with some clear and crisp singing and some luscious keyboard chords. Its a wonderful song to be honest. Much of the rest of the album is like that too, tunes you'll likely be humming for awhile.
Rating : 8.8/10