It is hardly a secret that I am a die-hard fan of DBSK. And I’m real sucker for their acapella.
But even objectively, DBSK is one of the best singing groups in Asia.
I think I can safely say that Junsu and Jaejoong are the most talented singers in DBSK. Jaejoong takes his singing seriously. His range is impressive (have you heard that high note in Tonight?). He has the most versatile voice, traveling from R&B to rock to trot with ease. He knows how to throw his voice or tone it down for the occasion.
Junsu, however, can’t claim such versatility. But when Junsu shines, he really shines. And lucky for us, that’s most of the time. I love his strength and his staying power. The bridge he sings in Love in the Ice still makes me shiver. I think something should be said for his showmanship too. He truly draws the audience into his performance with his fervent sincerity and passion. And no one can hold a note like Junsu can.
Jaejoong made his first venture into rap last year with Wrong Number and pulled it off reasonably well. I’d say he does even better in his recent cover of m-flo’s Been So Long.
There are times when Changmin really does overdo the “screaming.” (Wild Soul? Ouch.) To his defense though, I think he’s actually gotten better at singing this song. (Or maybe it’s those hot guitar riffs. Or is it just better live? Anyway it sounds good.)
I was rather surprised when Yoochun was ranked #9 best singer among Korean males. Personally… I don’t think he’s that great. When singing live he often loses control of his voice, cracking and breaking in some places. And when a singer can’t sing live, I’ve got some serious doubts about their singing ability.