Hmm playing ballads doesn’t make you feel less lonely :( I recommend hanging out with people. If not in real life, then at least with us online. You can come to the chat (although it hasn’t been that active lately) or talk with us on Kakao Talk. We have a group chat there. Just add me (ID: Myeolchi37) and send me a message, and I’ll add you to the chat. ^^
But for the recommendation for the songs… Well… It would be great if you downloaded all of their albums and listened to them because their older albums are great too. I have uploaded most of the albums here, you can download them. For the ballads, I recommend our ballad king, his highness, the Little Prince, Mr. Jung. He only has a few upbeat songs. His newest album, Winter Poetry from 2012 is especially slow. You can find the download link on the page I linked earlier.
For the songs… I’ll just write down my favorites from each album ^^
1jib - 1998 - Haegyulsa
2jib - 1999 - Twinkling of Paradise
3jib - 2000 - Only One
4jib - 2001 (Andy wasn’t in this one) - Hey, Come On
4.5jib - 2002 - My Choice
5jib - 2002 - Perfect Man
6jib - 2002 - Your Wedding
6.5jib - 2003-2004 (Winter Story)
7jib - 2004 - Brand New
- Crazy (Fever), not really a ballad, but something similar
- Angel, sob sob - the MV is about Hyesung and Eric being one person, but split personalities, Eric being the bad side and Hyesung the good. Eric is the dominant personality and it ends by Eric ending it all (the MV is a bit hard to understand without the help)
- Liar, 2nd favorite song after First love from 3jib; Eric wrote it and it was supposed to be a Ricsyung duet but Hyesung was busy so Dongwan sang it, not a bad decision at all
- 2gether 4ever
7.5jib - 2004-2005 (Winter Story)
- listen to the whole album, they’re all awesome ballads but only 4 songs are faster…
7.6jib - 2005 (Summer Story)
8jib - 2006 - State of the Art
8.3jib - 2006-2007 (Winter Story)
- The Days
- Isn’t it pretty? (I’m not sure if it’s the official English name, I just directly translated it from Korean); upbeat a bit
8.6jib - 2007 (Winter Story)
9jib - 2008 - Volume 9
Those are all the albums before The Return (10jib with Venus). I’m not sure if you’ve heard the others from the album so I’ll just write them here too.
10jib - 2012 - The Return (from here there wasn’t any more classic ballads, they’re more upbeat and poppy, but just as awesome)
11jib - 2013 - The Classic (the latest album, came out this May)
You can’t download 10jib and 11jib on my page because I couldn’t upload because it’s still available to buy. But you can find it if you type in google “Shinhwa The Return (or The Classic) album download”. But if you can, please buy the albums to support their hard work. :)
A lot of songs don’t have an English name, so I just translated the Korean name. I’m not sure what is the official English name though.
Also, on that link you have Hyesung’s and Minwoo’s discography. I still haven’t uploaded other members’, but I think I’ll do it soon. When I find time. Be sure to listen through Hyesung’s albums because he usually does ballads. He has only a few upbeat songs.
Oh well, I hope this helps ^^