Last year Taemin became the first member of SM Entertainment's second best boy band, SHINee, to go solo. His mini-album, Ace, was mostly excellent, but it also wasn't much different to the edgy electro-pop and sweeping R&B power ballads that make up the bulk of the music from SM's male artists.
Some of you probably noticed that I've been M.I.A. for the past couple of weeks, and some of you were probably like "Who?". In a nutshell, both my laptop and my website broke at the same time, which was fucking annoying but didn't really surprise me (when it rains, it pours). My homegirl Zainab sorted the site out for me, but it took a while due to some unexpectedly difficult technical issues.