I know we all all want GG to be successful overseas, but I cannot lie: This isn't anywhere close to their best album.
There are good to great songs on here (Oscar, Lazy Girl, Telepathy, Top Secret), but they're in the minority. Even their title song is merely...okay. It's catchy, but it has that same tinny, generic sound that I hear on the radio everyday. Basically, I would (and did) listen to it a couple times, then never play it again. Also, you don't need six remixes of a mediocre song. Put this in comparison to their Japanese debut CD- Now THAT'S how you introduce yourself! And as an American debut, it doesn't really hold up. I can see what they were trying to do with 'The Boys,' even if it wasn't amazing, but what is 'My J' and 'Say Yes' doing on here? I laughed out loud when I heard, "Never, ever stop falling in love." Those are songs that I think can be safely said to appeal more to a Korean market than a Western one. They're too cheesy and cute.
Before I get berated by Kpop fans, I love them too. I stayed up to watch their debut on The Letterman Show, and I recorded their dance on Live with Kelly. But we need to be honest - This could have been great. Instead, it was average. I feel that eventually Kpop will step out in a big way in America, but this isn't the album to do that.