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B1A4 – OK: Kpop Music Mondays

May 16, 2011

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See! It is possible for us to review rookie groups! People have been asking for this song for a long time now, and, somehow, it withstood the torrent of votes that came in for 2NE1’s “Lonely” and Jay Park’s “Tonight.” Sweet. Bilasa has some very dedicated fans.

B1A4 aka Bilasa

B1A4? No. BILASA!

Yes, we will call them Bilasa henceforth. We were proud of ourselves for coming up with Batoost, but Bilasa takes the cake. Quite possibly the most epic band name ever. BILASA! CONQUERER OF THE UNIVERSE! DEVOURER OF GALAXIES! Doesn’t that sound epic? I mean, look at this picture here. Doesn’t that look like a Bilasa? And doesn’t that sound better for their image? Their name is supposed to represent their blood types. One member has blood type B. Four have A. Who cares a crap about their blood types? Compare the possible awesomeness:

1) We are a band whose name was made to represent our blood types, which is something that’s totally lost on most non-Asian fans
2) We are a band THAT DEVOURS GALAXIES AND FARTS OUT BLACK HOLES.

The answer is obvious.

I think Kpop agencies need to hire us to help them out with idols’ brands and images. This video is a clear example of just how wrong things can go. It’s not a terrible video, don’t get us wrong. It didn’t infuriate us like B2ST’s Beautiful did. This video doesn’t have a terribly stupid girl in it. This video just seems so…chachy. It feels like the producer is a 47 year old man who asked his kids what their classmates think is cool, and then rammed all of that junk into a video. Stick with one image, please: you can’t do everything at once. If they’re going to be sporty, make a video of that. If they’re going to be making music, make a video of them making music (even though we highly doubt any of them had any hand in the making of the music. Can any of them actually play the instruments that they’re holding?). It really just feels like a bad Disney series: like Hannah Montana meets High School Musical and makes a love baby.

Which is a shame, because we find the song quite catchy and fun. The chorus is totally stuck in our heads. We just have a terrible video associated with it, and that’s too bad. For a debut video, we’d like it if they put a bit more thought into it. B1A4, I mean, Bilasa, has a great chance we think: just hire a different video producer next time. Hire us! We’d make an awesome video for them! They’d fly through galaxies and…actually, no, we probably wouldn’t make a good video for them. We hope that B1A4 fangirls, aka slaves to the Galactic Emperor Bilasa, don’t get too upset about this. We like the song: we wouldn’t review it if we didn’t. The video is what we don’t like, and I think we can all agree that they deserve better videos to match their songs.

Anyhow, since we do like the song, but don’t like the video, we still recommend you buy the B1A4 Mini Album and show a rookie band some support. Yeah!

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  1. Totally agree about MV.. the song is good, I actually love it, but MV.. scenes aren’t connected with each other and I don’t like their shining suits.. And about lyrics, I also thought it’s “OK GO!” and then I watched their debut performance on Inkigayo and I realize that it’s “OK GIRL”
    I don’t know which one I like more B1A4 or Block B.. I love their songs but I Block B doesn’t look like rookie so I give my vote Block B ^^
    P.S. Thanks Simon for BILASA!!! I can’t stop laught XD

    5 years ago
  2. lol bilasa! now that’s a scary name.. Block b please <3

    5 years ago
  3. BILASA 

    5 years ago
  4. mun

     Block b

    5 years ago
  5.  I agree with the band names.

    And lol, you guys see a lot of details in videos! =)

    5 years ago
  6. Totally want Block B on music Mondays, but yes that name is by far THE COOLEST!!! BECAUSE OF SIMON NOW IM SAYING BATOOST INSTEAD OF BEAST! THANKS A LOT SIMON. But that picture is just EPICC!!!!! Love this music monday so much!!! Thanks for sharing guys!!

    5 years ago
  7.  I have to admit, both of those songs are on my mp3 player now so it’s hard to pick one. Because I have to choose, I’m going to go for B1A4 simply because it has members wearing glasses, and that makes the fangirl in my heart squeal..

    5 years ago
  8.  I totally agree with you guys. Love this Music Monday !!

    5 years ago
  9. B1A4!!!

    5 years ago
  10.  Block B

    5 years ago
  11. Block B Block B Block B!  

    5 years ago
  12. my vote is going to rookie of the year Block B thank you very much…

    5 years ago
  13.  oh yay finally :DI’ve been waiting for this <3

    5 years ago
  14. Before watching you music video review, I did not even notice how bad this video was filmed. Indeed the theme is all over the place. At first I thought they were just conveying a bunch of lively and bubbly teenage boys singing. You guys really have sharp eyes. ᄏᄏᄏ

    However I really like the song (like love at first listened) Haha I love the You~~you part too! Anyway I am going to vote for B1A4.

    BILASA ALL THE WAY!! XD

    5 years ago
  15. It does indeed have some Helzapoppin charm to eat. Cutesy coo chaos.
    I vote BATOOST!

    5 years ago
  16.  I’m a B1A4 fangirl (slave) and I totally agree with you guys! The song is very fun and catchy, but the video had soooo many things! I had to watch three times until I understand everything that was going on!

    5 years ago
  17.  Another great video, guys!  Martina, your make-up looks beautiful.  Did you buy your eyeshadow here in Korea?

    5 years ago
  18. Bilasa xD hahahaha!!! EPIC!!!! I think korean music industry should hire Simon xD…you make the most epic band names ever xD…

    Block B (^_~)V

    5 years ago
  19. Actually it’s really pronounced as b-one-a-four.. It’s means that one of them has blood type B and the rest have blood type A. It also means “Be the One, All for One.” 

    I’m kinda disappointed with you guys cuz you didn’t make any research on what their name means before making this video.. And now they’re gonna call them Bilasa instead of B1A4..*sigh*

    5 years ago
    • first, learn how to read. second, this is a review where there are positives and negatives. chillax girl  

      5 years ago
    • Well, we’re even, because I’m kinda disappointed in this comment because you didn’t read what we wrote in the post above. 

      Scroll up a bit.  We did our research.  And that doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a silly name.

      5 years ago
      • what the hell does blood group have to do with anything 

        5 years ago
        • it’s an asian thing. I know that there was a craze in the 90s where (I want to say Japanese people, but in case I’m wrong I’m going to stick with) asian people thought you had a specific personality type based off of your blood type. There was even marriage/dating compatibilities based off of it.  based off of it. 

          5 years ago
        • huh…just googled it lol

          5 years ago
  20. bilasa and Block B roxx !! 2 different style ! i can’t choose =)

    5 years ago
  21.  B1A4 = I think it’s B (one) A (four) because the name is the member’s blood types. One of them (I don’t know who) have blood type B and the others are all A, so…. Anyways, what you said about the english it’s sooo true. I’ve just realised that it was ok GIRL , OMGGG O.o

    I vote for bilasa ^^

    5 years ago
  22. Bilasa’s song is awesomely catchy, and Block B was too similar to Big Bang for my liking, so…my vote goes to Block B. :)

    Btw congrats to Bilasa for making it this week!! It’s nice when you can’t guess who will win xD

    5 years ago
  23. puahahaha..BILASA in Filipino/Tagalog is lapse or not fresh..GO GO SIMON~~

    5 years ago
  24. Ehm…the guy who was with the pen and pencil (Jinyoung) indeed does write songs and one of them is in the album. It’s “Bling Girl” so don’t doubt and check it out, yo.

    5 years ago
    • Does he write the songs with a pencil on his laptop?  Because that’s the point we were trying to get at…

      5 years ago
  25. Okay, I like both B1A4 and Block B, but Block B is more my style, so I’m voting for Block B (And they a T.O.P Look-a-Like ohyeah. <3) Even though I really do like B1A4, because they're kinda cute and I wouldn't call Block B cute .. But anyway, I'm voting for Block B.

    5 years ago
  26.  BILASAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago
  27. “It really just feels like a bad Disney series: like Hannah Montana meets High School Musical and makes a love baby.” That part of the article made me chuckle. Hehe. I agree with you. Bad video, but nice song. I thought it was OK Go! too. 

    Awesome video!

    5 years ago
  28. I agree, ‘We are a band THAT DEVOURS GALAXIES AND FARTS OUT BLACK HOLES’ sounds infinitely better than the blood type thing, you should suggest it to them (next album concept maybe?). I love them but agree the video is alllll over the place. Here’s hoping the director of their next video isn’t a schizophrenic HSM fan :’D Lolirl at Bilasa. I vote for them over Block B, although both are good :)

    5 years ago
  29. I think i will go for Block B, they are more my style. 

    5 years ago
  30. ROFL, but i literally lol-ed at Simon and how he came up with bilasa… totally creative!

    5 years ago
  31.  Block B!!! :D

    5 years ago
  32. i’m no B1A4 nor Block B fan but this ain’t place to bash.. go to youtube haha!

    5 years ago
    • Ha!  Don’t bash here!  Bash on YouTube!  Isn’t that the best place to bash?

      5 years ago
      • haha right! but i think no other site will win over Allkpop.. i think they have this super natural power that encourage the viewers to bash.. not good!

        5 years ago
  33.  haha, LOL! this video sooo COOL man! yeah! haha, even ut dog can dance like that too.haha too funny! >_<!

    5 years ago
  34.  not 2ne1.. T_T gosh blackjacks you’re really slacking off!

    5 years ago
  35. awesome vid. I love both Bilasa and Block B, it’s hard to choose, but still… BILASA FTW!

    5 years ago
  36. So, I’m pretty sure “Slaves to the Galactic Emperor Bilasa”
    is the best fandom name I’ve ever heard :D

    5 years ago
  37.  I can’t choose!!! I love both of the styles…I’m going with BILASA. XD Cuz they’re so cute~~^o^

    5 years ago
  38.  B1A4. ^^

    5 years ago
  39. =D

    i vote for cutesy b1a4 :D  

    5 years ago
  40.  omg Block B should beat these b1a4 losers out ten to one. I’m totally voting for Block B.

    5 years ago