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Brown Eyed Girls Further Refine Their Roles as K-Pop Provocateurs on 'Basic': Album Review

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What does a pop act do when they've already pushed the envelope so many times? After a decade together, Brown Eyed Girls have broken cultural boundaries (2009's "Abracadabra" video and choreography showed a girl group could successfully get sexy) and musical ones (there are too many genres to count on their 2011 hit "Sixth Sense"). But with their 2015 album Basic -- which is anything but -- they aren't pushing, but opt to further perfecting their provocative formula, doing so with some of their most sophisticated work yet.

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"Warm Hole" is the type of shrewd-not-crude song that only Brown Eyed Girls could believably release, fitting nicely inside another genre-bending album for the quartet. Basic doesn't have BEG breaking any new territory necessarily, just further sharpening their skills as one of K-pop's best provocateurs.

Brown Eyed Girls - Basic Album Review
4 STARS