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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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[Teaser] Seungri Comeback

13 Jan

Seungri will always be the maknae of BB and after seeing the teaser, I can not imagine his as anything but a little boy. He’s just got such a lil boy face!

Some thoughts:

  • WTF is that big ass flower doing on his suit at 0:07?
  • Sounds like a nice beat, but teaser is too short. I hope his voice isn’t vocadized(?) for the whole album.
  • Sounds better than Strong Baby

A Great Start to 2011

3 Jan

First off, Happy New Year! I spent the 2010-2011 transition in the lovely city of Taipei. I’ll put up some pictures later when I have a bit of spare time.

Now into 2011, the land of Kpop is heating up the winter with some very exciting releases in January. Just on the top of my head, we have Seungri, Infinite, DBSK, MBLAQ, One Way, JOO, Secret, G.NA, all returning with brand spanking new music. I’ll try and jot down my thoughts on some of the worthy releases later. But I’ve now heard tracks from Infinite, MBLAQ, One Way and DBSK, and I’ve loving it. All of it. Ooooh I’m in a very happy place right now and think it’s going to be a great year for Kpop. For the record, I thought 2010 was not a stellar year for Kpop. BIG (bang) things for 2011 though!

On another note, I purchased my copy of GD&TOP (I chose the GOLD version – cuz I’m hip hop). I was going to post up some pictures of the included booklet, but you can find plenty of other blogs with pretty scans e.g. McRoth’s. I also got around to buying Utada’s 2nd Singles Collection. I only started listening to Jpop and Utada last year so I’ve been playing catch up for a long time, so these collection albums are great. Head on over to Chaotic Dusk for in-depth reviews of Utada’s releases!

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?