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Thoughts on Big Bang – Love Song MV

14 Apr

So “Love Song”, from Big Bang’s special edition mini album has been finally released. Love Song has been on rinse and repeat for the past few days, so I’ve been pretty excited about the upcoming MV:

A few thoughts::

  • They are wearing the exact same wardrobe as their first live performance, but they look good in them. I can’t help but think GD looks like a high school delinquent with his baggy pants and paperclip earing.

GTO or GD?

 

  • Black and white is awesome
  • I wish they didn’t include the dancing. 5 guys in suits wandering through that kind of setting is already unrealistic (unless we are to believe these are gangsters that caused the mess? lol). But to have them suddenly start breaking into a dance and sing “oo-oo-ooooooh”… it’s 2011 now. Not 1990.
  • I love “one shots”, really ups the epicness of any extended scene. However, they must of fucked up as they had a cut from TOP to GD. Probably couldn’t be assed to re-film the whole MV again.
  • Not sure how the post-apocalypse setting fits in with the song, but cool nonetheless. Great attention to detail too.
  • Seungri’s ass looks like it’s on fire at the end -_-
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Where is Big Bang?

5 Oct

On the way home today, I spent my bus ride listening to my favourite Big Bang hits – Last Farewell, Haru Haru, Lies, A Fool’s Tears, Babo, Remember, We Belong Together, etc. Damn they sound good, and even their more mediocre tracks put most Kpop groups to shame.

I think the biggest difference that make BB shine more than others is the rapping. Taeyang is my favourite member, but it is the combination rapping of GD and TOP that make the songs. Almost every Kpop group, be it male or female, has a ‘rapper’. But how many of them have actually been rapping for more than 2 years? You don’t just learn how to rap overnight. Rapping is an art that is honed over many years, a lyrical battle and test of flow. GD and TOP has been at it for over 10 years each, they CAN rap. Whilst I like a lot of other groups, such as 2PM, their weak flow makes me feel groups use rap as a gimmick, which saddens me.

GD and TOP may not be at the same levels of Epik High (how many are??), but out of all the so-called idol groups, none can rival them.

Shit… went a bit off topic! Anyway, I read an interview the other day and GD was quoted as saying he has 18 songs already prepared, and are just waiting for the other members to comeback. He also mentioned it will not be an electro-pop themed album. THANK GOD! It’s good to know that GD is hard at work for the group, and I can’t wait to hear what he’s prepared.

My hope is that Big Bang will come out with teasers for their 3rd full album in the 1st week of November, and then release a 12 or 13 track album. In the first album, all the members had their own solos. I’m hoping the new album will contain some solos or duets, some unique combinations. Possibly a Seungri + Daesung duet? TOP, GD, Taeyang is another tried and tested combo not to be messed with. How about some special guests? A featuring by se7en would be pretty awesome.

What do you think? What are you hoping for in their 3rd album?

2009 – you've been good

4 Jan

Almost every other blog out there is doing some sort of “BEST OF 2009” post, so let me be a sheep and do one myself.

Qoobies Best of 09 KPOP Awards

Best Artist
G-Dragon

Best Group
2PM

Best Newcomers
2NE1, 4minute, After School, BEAST, Lady Collection, Maydoni

Best Songs (no particular order, one song per artiste)
SNSD – Gee
2NE1 – I Don’t Care
Taeyang – Wedding Dress
2PM – Heartbeat
Park Bom – You & I
Kim Tae Woo – Love Rain
4minute – Won’t Give You
After School – Because of You
Hwanhee – Bring it Back
Epik High – Wannabe
2AM – Time for Confession
Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
SHINee – Please Don’t Go
Maydoni – 7 Teen
LeesSang – Girl, Unable to Separate – Boy, Unable to Leave
Baek Ji Young – Don’t Forget

Best Albums
G-Dragon – Heartbreaker
2PM – 1:59PM
Hwanhee – H-Soul
Wheesung – Vocolate
2NE1 – 2NE1
Maydoni – 7 Teen
Untouchable – Quiet Storm
Brown Eyed Girls – Sound G.
Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
Lady Collection – Lady Collection
Kim Taewoo – T-Virus
4minute – Musik
Epik High – Map the Soul

Best MVs
2NE1 – Fire
2PM – Heartbeat
G-Dragon – Heartbreaker
Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
Epik High – Wannabe
LeesSang – Girl, Unable to Separate – Boy, Unable to Leave

Drama
I haven’t been a huge follower of K-dramas (I’ve seen less than 10 my whole life), although that will change as I’m on a rabid download spree. Recommendation welcome!

In 2009, I’ve watched Cinderella Story (not sure why I even bothered), IRIS (very entertaining, although the last few eps were a huge let down; they either should of added a few more episodes to flesh out the story, or end it earlier) and You’re Beautiful (wasn’t going to watch this as it looked too “teen” and “cute” for my usual tastes, but so many people recommended it. Good recommendation! Park Shin Hye ^_^).

I am about to begin Return of Iljimae, and plan to watch Shining Inheritance after, since it has won so many drama awards in 09.

Variety
As I understand little Korean, the shows that I can watch it limited to the ones that are available on youtube/download with subs.  Family Outing is my no.1 variety show.  I’ve been a huge follower of the first series of couples of We Got Married, but interest has died down.  MNET Scandal seemed to have some promise, in at least we can expect to have crazy fangirl complaints; but that was a letdown too.  Other shows I watched/followed include Intimate Note, G7, Star King, 2NE1/Big Bang TV.  I wish there was a site which keeps track of all the episodes and where I could watch/download them…

Looking ahead to 2010
The Return of the Jedi Jaebum. Comebacks/LPs from:Taeyang, Big Bang, 2NE1, 1TYM, Se7en (basically YG family), Tasha/T, May Doni, Hwanhee, Hyori, BoA.  More material from the many newcomers of 09, such as BEAST, MBLAQ, 4minute, Untouchable, f(x).  Less freaky gifts from netizens to their idols.  Return of X-man alumni HaHa and Kim Jong Min. Movies/dramas/variety/eye candy which feature either Park Shin Hye, Ha Ji Won, Jun Ji Hyun, Park Bo Young, or better yet, all of them together. Anything with Kim Sooro – God of Study is a good start for 2010. New Cha Tae Hyun movie?

And of course, a new blog site. Damn will I ever be able to make it?

2010 – let’s hope for a even more exciting year for k-entertainment!

who says ronald mcdonald was a red head?

18 Oct

Blond Curly GDProps to GD cuz you gotta have some major balls to attempt a hairstyle like that.

Whether it’s actually good or not seems irrelevant to this dude.