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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. to me ‘Bilasa’ sounds like ‘kielbasa’xd

    3 years ago
  2. I didn’t know Batman said “Batman!” when getting out of frame. Oh well, we learn everyday ;)

    5 years ago
  3. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/05/b2st-wants-you-to-give-their-dance-move-a-name
    ….Simon…..You know what to do for next monday…..

    (Block B FTW)

    6 years ago
  4. I lmao at Simon’s pronouncing of these groups names. Don’t forget you had no clue how to say SS501 either lmao. That was so humorous to me watching you trying to say their name. And lol about them advertising their hide out. All that was missing is a “no girls allowed” sign lol.  That would have been complete! Lol.  And what? Broccoli makes you fart?  I lol about Seungri hahaha.  Oh and I vote for BLOCK B! I’m really in love with these guys stuff. 

    6 years ago
  5.  Block B, of course. ^^

    6 years ago
  6. Block b <3

    6 years ago
  7. awwwwwwww~ I liked Bilasa’s(LOL) video~ BUT, my vote goes to Block B. ^^

    6 years ago
    •  WAIT!!! I changed my mind!!! I’m voting for B1A4! ^^;

      6 years ago
  8. Dia

     Block B. Their MV was insane!

    6 years ago
  9. block b  

    6 years ago
  10. Go go see their comic! It will all make more sense! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg2hF_Im8YUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg2hF_Im8YU

    6 years ago
  11.  I’m totally agree with you …When I first saw the video was like… o.o Why 
    this guy plays the keyboard like a guitar? …Then I started to think that the video has not sense at all … and when I thought that it can’t be worst…the car appears  o_______o !  
    But the song is actually good 
    I love the chorus and the members (YES! I’m a Fangirl)

    Well my vote goes to BILASA (B1A4) ^-^

    6 years ago
  12. BILASA!!! 

    6 years ago
  13.  BLOCK B, but only becuase of their Engrish….. focus……

    6 years ago
  14. Definitely Block B, their video was incredible for a rookie debut MV.

    6 years ago
  15. Oh Yeah! And I vote for Block B :) ( I keep forgetting stuff…. (: )

    6 years ago
  16.  Yes, they can play the instruments that they’re holding.

    6 years ago
  17. Umm yeah, I’m going to go with  Bilasa on this one… They’re sooooo, so, so cute! :’D *tears of joy*

    6 years ago
  18. Aw, I honestly thought that the band name was really creative and cute. But I guess that’s my own opinion. Right?

    6 years ago
  19.  Block B

    6 years ago
  20. :o One of those guys in Block B reminds me so much of TOP o.e And, i laughed SOOO hard when i watched B1A4’s video and saw them with those instruments because, all of your points were true XD But, i thought they were cute, i think that they in their later career’s could possibly improve with their Engrish (xD) and i like their song a bit better than Block B B’s…Plus, the makeup? All of the black and white? It just seems so done…So, i vote B1A4

    6 years ago
  21.  Omo! I just saw Ciel Phantomhive on there! Never thought I would have met a kpop loving Kuroshitsuji fan ^^

    6 years ago
  22. *sad face* poor B1A4. its okay guys I love your mv.

    XDDD This was hilarious, hahahaha~ Yeah, I see your points lol even as a fan of the group~ so funny~ good job guys

    and I vote for B1A4~ Because our forum rocks~ come visit Flight B1A4 everyone~

    6 years ago
  23. Block B!

    6 years ago
  24.  The slave to The awesome Galatic Emporer Bilasa, bow to them, is not ticked off. Lmao. Their name really is silly. Btw, I vote for B1A4, I mean Bilasa. Not because Im thier slave but I didn’t think that Block B’s video was all that original either. I got such a bad deja vu when I watched it. Everytime I heard that rapper I kept thinking “TOP!!!! Where is he??!! Oh wait, he just sounds like him.” Good review guys, I really enjoyed it!

    6 years ago
  25. guys, I haven’t commented your posts for such a long time, but this one was so incredibly hilarious, I just couldn’t stop myself from writing xD I’m totally face down on the floor and laughing, rotfl xD  

    6 years ago
  26. Amy

    okay so after watching this me and my best friend went to watch the music video to see all the flaws you pointed out, and we figured out what B1A4 stood for, there are 5 members and we think the name is based off their blood types. one person has a blood type B and the others have blood type A. there was something after the video that led us to believe this. and we were laughing so hard at the keyboard playing skills and their hiding place advertisements.

    6 years ago
  27. Awesome!  You guys are so funny.  I agreed with your take on this video.  Song is really catchy but I have to just avoid the video…just isn’t doing it for me either.  ^_^  Peace!

    6 years ago
  28.  I vote for Block B

    6 years ago
  29. I think the name could work has Bhanaanet as well, pronounced Like A Man! It reminds me of a banana website :)

    BlockB all the way! I love their hiphop style that actually counts as real hip hop :D

    6 years ago
  30. Block B! Their debut song was awesome!

    6 years ago
  31. I guess it is really that hard too see ANY SS501 reviews here. I give up.

    6 years ago
  32.  My votes goes to BILASA~~~although, Block B had my attention too~~

    6 years ago
  33. I think B1A4 did the best in my opinion. Even more so from an English person point of view because in the video they showed us their names too. Which is helpful to someone who is just now seeing these people and not only that they did focus on each member. It is refreshing to see a group not focus on one member. 

    Block B though I felt like they were trying to be Big Bang and B2ST, the song they had did quickly grow on me. I like both groups now.

    And Simon I loved the name you gave them, people should come to you for band names!! 

    6 years ago
  34. Watched both back -to-back, and while I think 5 is the perfect number and B1A4 reminds me of a (not as good) version of BigBang, Block B’s Don’t Move was much more musically and visually stunning. Thanks for introducing them! My vote goes to Block B.

    6 years ago
  35. BILASA does sound like some sort of incredibly awesome Brazillian deathcore band.

    Awesome job again Simon and Martina.

    BTW Spudgy is looking very streamlined and handsome now.

    6 years ago
  36. Ah, Bilasa. I’m impressed with their new name, although I think the name Batoost will forever be my favorite :D

    And oh my. I just watched the music video for Block B, and I am having serious KPOP deja vu xD
    The original black room where all of their dancing is taking place seems like a fusion of Batoost’s Shock dance room and MBLAQ’s Oh Yeah, with just a bit more contrast in the lighting, no? Then we get to this one guy’s individual stop in a room of black and white stripes reminiscent of Gina’s Black and White MV. Then the colorful outfits with one guy wearing a vest that matches the other guy’s pants sort of reminds me of a mixture MBLAQ’s oh yeah as well when they wear odd pieces of fabric with colorful geometric shapes over their black clothes and Big Bang’s Lollipop or Lollipop 2 xD
    And then, my goodness, we get to the rapper’s small part at about 2:22 and is it just me or does Martina see it too that this boy is the reincarnation of TOP?? Even his voice sounds incredibly familiar.
    But I digress, haha. Since their music video made me think so much, and I actually went back to look at all the videos it reminded me of, I’m going to say I liked Block B’s, but I do like both songs a lot. ^_^

    6 years ago
  37. LOL made my monday!

    6 years ago
  38. Their naming bandgroup name reminded me the way that MBLAQ named their fanclub~
    Anyway.I agree with you  that their name is kinda hard for me to understand (and speak as well as)
    It won’t help them to promoting internationlly…for me…it’s still awkward
    I don’t know how but nowadays there are a lots of rookie try to show their silly cuteness instead of showing their true talents..Anyway wishing you the best things, B1A4 (BE-ONE-A-FOUR??!!)

    6 years ago
  39.  omg bilasa…

    6 years ago
  40. I agree with your opinion… I do think it was meant for that Disney, teeny boping audience.  Lately that has been the increase fashion on the bands as well as movies have gone the Twilight way in there cast an story and I am pretty sure is just the money making part of it since if you really think about it’s where the money is due to the majority of the population and projections and it is sad that substance and intelect and artistry on it’s own are put last by the prooducers.  In all truth we all know that ones the artists sign those contracts a lot of the product that goes out is not up to them.  In conclusion everyone got to start somewhere.  I hope they grow out of that and be able to do great things. 

    6 years ago
  41.  Block B!  Their video is cool and the song rocked.  The B1A4 song is really sweet love song though. 

    6 years ago
  42. Bilasa sounds a bit like bazing from big bang theory =D

    6 years ago
  43. 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

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

    6 years ago
  45. BILASA 

    6 years ago
  46. mun

     Block b

    6 years ago
  47.  I agree with the band names.

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

    6 years ago
  48. 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!!

    6 years ago
  49.  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..

    6 years ago
  50.  I totally agree with you guys. Love this Music Monday !!

    6 years ago
  51. B1A4!!!

    6 years ago
  52.  Block B

    6 years ago
  53. Block B Block B Block B!  

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

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

    6 years ago
  56. 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

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

    6 years ago
  58.  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!

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

    6 years ago
  60. 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

    6 years ago
  61. 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*

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

      6 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.

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

        6 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. 

          6 years ago
        • huh…just googled it lol

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

    6 years ago
  63.  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 ^^

    6 years ago
  64. 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

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

    6 years ago
  66. 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.

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

      6 years ago
  67. 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.

    6 years ago
  68.  BILASAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  69. “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!

    6 years ago
  70. 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 :)

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

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

    6 years ago
  73.  Block B!!! :D

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

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

      6 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!

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

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

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

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

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

    6 years ago
  80.  B1A4. ^^

    6 years ago
  81. =D

    i vote for cutesy b1a4 :D  

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

    6 years ago