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Big Bang – Fantastic Baby: Kpop Music Mondays

March 13, 2012

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Wow! Fantastic Baby! If you haven’t heard Big Bang’s fantastic song yet, check it out here.

So, for starters, this is definitely the funnest song they’ve released since their comeback. Blue was serious and contemplative; Bad Boy was swag and head-noddy. Big Bang’s Fantastic Baby, on the other hand, is a song that’s really difficult to listen to while sitting down. It’s demands that you get up and act ridiculous, and has a pretty ridiculous video to go with it.

It’s not a perfect song though. We’ve got a tiny issue with it, that I’m sure some of you might actually not find issue with: while “Wow! Fantastic Baby!” is fun to say, it really breaks the song apart a bit. The song builds up fantastically, and reaches a fever pitch with Daesung’s banshee scream, all leading up to the chorus where everyone’s ready to lose their mind…and then the song stops for them to say “Wow! Fantastic Baby!” Some people like it when the music stops like that. I don’t like that feeling. Sorry! The rest of the song is stellar, and TOP’s “Boomshakalaka” is so well edited: the distance and effects or whatever kind of music-magic was made in post-production just make it sound so freaking commanding.

Too bad TOP isn’t as commanding in the video as he is in the song. You can’t tell me we’re the only ones who are thinking this. We make fun of TOP for not dancing in his other videos, like in Tonight, but it seems like TOP is getting more and more disinterested in being in music videos. Or is it the image he’s going for? Supposedly TOP’s interested in pursuing a career in acting: maybe acting lifeless is something he’s interested in? I don’t know. Maybe some of you are into him looking all distant and aloof and disinterested.

Well, even if we don’t like TOP’s acting, we still totally dig this song, and the song before it, and the song before that one as well. The whole album’s pretty damned cool. If you haven’t picked it up on iTunes yet, get it delivered to your house by clicking on the link below. Boom!

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Also, we’ve got bloopers as always! Martina’s feather lips were quite difficult to put on, and resulted in some general awkwardness.

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  1. Heard 2AM “I wonder if you hurt like me”?!??!
    you haven’t?!
    well then go watch it because its freaking awesome!  the ballad princes are back!!

    4 years ago
  2. BIGBANG – Fantastic Baby

    4 years ago
  3. WHAT IS THIS?!  A SCHOOL FOR ANTS!! 

    i love zoolander!! Simon should totally watch it! :D
    i cant wait until SHINEE’s COMEBACK!!!!!!!  :)

    4 years ago
  4. I was really happy with T.O.P’s performance in this video UNTIL you had to bring up the sound wave idea. =[. which would have been totally fantastic…baby.

    4 years ago
  5. I think TOP just on his energy conserve mode(?) lately, judging from his lack of movement in every video, performance and all.

    And for the showdown, Its definitely BigBang! Fantastic baby!

    btw, u didn’t look happy with the 3 weeks record Simon, but it understandable.

    4 years ago
  6. I VOTE BIGBANG!!!!! <3 :)))))))))

    4 years ago
  7. I have to say that I thought TOP was always the aloof, cool and disintetested one a bit like the like the girl from T-ara. Isn’t that just his role in the band? The same as 대성 is the fantastic songer, 태양 is the good dancer e.t.c?

    Anyway loved the review guys! I will now Stop voting for Big Bang but watch out for SHINee soon! ㅋㅋ

    4 years ago
  8. i vote for big bang :p

    4 years ago
  9. TVXQ!!! ^o^

    4 years ago
  10. I think “Mirotic” is a better jailbreak cout of the two choices you gave us, but you know what I think is an even better jailbreak MV? AnyBand’s “Promise You/TPL (Talk Play Love)” It takes place in a futuristic anti-talk, anti-play, anti-love world with police that try to keep everything down. The members of AnyBand (BoA, Junsu, Tablo and Jin Bora) sucessfully bring music, play and love back to the world.

    4 years ago
  11. I thought TOP’s image sorta fit the flow of his part, if not the lyrics. I looooooooove the Taeyang-as-a-monk scene. Usually he’s my least favourite member, but in this video, I think he and Daesung really brought it! I was super impressed. Also, did anyone else notice that in the riot scene, GD was wearing a Korean crown (hat-thing), not just some glitzy, shimmery, European thing? I thought that was a nice, subtle touch. Also, I pretty agree with you 100% about Seungri. . . .

    4 years ago
  12. WOW, You are just asking for fan war XD 
    I think I’ll go with DBSK :O

    4 years ago
  13. Hahahaha last night me and my friends were dancing around to Fantastic Baby and drooling over shirtless Taeyang and Daesung. I love converting friends. XD AND YES SHINEE SHINEE SHINEE!!! @_@

    4 years ago
  14. Martina could you show us a close up of your GD hairstyle? ^^

    4 years ago
  15. I spot Onew’s teaser on the laptop screen! :) I really love this song.

    4 years ago
  16. ONEW SHERLOCK PIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    no Martina they were trying to spell CAT!!!!!
    oh my gosh me and my friends were so excited for this vid especially JUST to see TOP say boom shakalaka and then…….we were so sad……

    SHINEE ARE COMING BACK SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  17. Taeyang should share his energy with TOP >_> Taeyang was like… all over the place!

    4 years ago
  18. Simon, are we advocating for more unicorns now?   Anyway, S&M, I love your skits.  I thought the “why?” skit was specially adorable. And I already have “Wow, Fantastic Baby” in my vocab as well.

    4 years ago
  19. hehe ^^ I just knew it would be Big Bang for 3 times in a row! I wonder who will it be next week? Ooh… Simon and Martina have you guys checked out 2am’s new song? Hopefully I can request it ~ it’s on constant replay ever since yesterday! :D

    4 years ago
  20. I love how you guys used one of the non naked pics for sherlock xD

    4 years ago
  21. I was expecting a reference to the awesome live dance…

    4 years ago
  22. cant wait for SHINee SHERLOCK to come ou and Simon&Martina do some review n comments bout it..cuz Taemin teaser photo looks so GAY.. i didnt like it , i wanna know your opinions…. my poor taemin, WTF SM Ent trying to do!!

    4 years ago
  23. BTW i vote for BIG BANG’s jail break 

    4 years ago
  24. I love how the background is Onew’s teaser xD LOLL
    Martina, I’ve got to say, you look really pretty today! :) <3

    4 years ago
  25. Martina, i was expecting a dance/run in the park from you now that you’re a little better.

    4 years ago
  26. i’m addicted to TOP “boom shakalaka” … really2 addictive!! haha… 

    4 years ago
  27. i’m glad y’all used the least creepy photo of the SHINee teasers. Yeah i bet you guys have a lot to say about that but fear the wrath of Shawols.  TBH i think everyone Shawols and other kpop people alike have the same thought about some of those photos.

    4 years ago
  28. I was kind of expecting a show down with, or at least a mention of BEG’s Sixth sense since the concepts are pretty similar.

    4 years ago
  29. no comparison to beg’s “sixth sense”? wow

    4 years ago
  30. I VOTE BIGBANG!!!!! <3

    4 years ago
  31. Top makes up for his lack of emotion in music videos with being awesome on stage. The fantastic baby performances are so awesome. I loved it way more than the music video. So much energy and the adlibs are perfect. I actually really like how it builds up and then in a deadpan voice they say wow fantastic baby. So cool. Big bang really is back and better than ever. Their comeback stages for inkigayo were epic. The best comeback stages ever.

    4 years ago
    • Yeah, we saw the live performances and agree with you.  Any thoughts on why he’s so different in his videos, then?

      4 years ago
      • Ok. I’m probably going to be unpopular in saying this, but this is my take on the video. & T.O.P in general. I really think that the *”cool, calm & collected – suave, slick” look* was the look he was going for. Reason? Because of that sharp contrast to the song. To me, TOP, in general, seems to prefer to express himself in a way that people haven’t already used *& worn out with use*. And while there are certain expectations in kpop, he jumps on every chance he gets to do so. Since I understand where you’re coming from when you react to the video, in his “defense”, there were YG producers out there who bought the idea *of him not being so energetic* and used it. That’s what fascinates me about the MV. I keep replaying his parts. They are oddly mesmerizing. He kinda reminds me of the beginning of the SNSD video,” The Boys.” Hahaha. I digress. If the production team didn’t think it *somehow* worked, they *& the other members – for sure, GD* would have “Xed” it. 

        Anyway, TOP strikes me as someone with tastes that sharply contrasts the “expected/ generally accepted”. He likes things to be different – * to introduce different concepts & ideas – perspectives even*. He’s a rapper *arguably, a singer*, but also an artist *in the truest sense,*and it’s almost as if he wants to remove stereotypes associated with what those terms mean to him & in the industry, so he just does what he wants to. & hopes we like what we see & hear.  I have to say, whatever he’s selling, he sells it well – maybe because he’s interested in presenting his own unique craft *something new*, more than just satisfying people’s expectations *which, let’s face it, are usually based on what they’ve already seen & come to accept*. I see him as someone who isn’t “competing” in arts, so much as one who is blazing his own trail of self expression in a very unassuming /disarming manner. He uses everything he’s got at his disposal – including his looks. *lucky him*. It might take a minute, & some apprehension, but I think people will realize that about him more & more. & they will come to appreciate what he has to offer. That’s the main reason I like him. He has this “Work In Progress” mentality in the sense where he keeps his ideas & work evolving. This could be annoying to some, but it’s pure treasure to someone like me *& many others like me*. People think he is odd in more ways than one, & maybe because my perspective is “odd” like that, but I get bored easily, & I appreciate artists with an approach like TOP. I find him inspiring. & priceless.On a side note – I also think BIGBANG is moving away from the kpop “proper” synched choreography & more into the more individualized dances/ presentations. My point? TOP was there all along. Just saying. About the differences in energy, LIVE performances are different compared to MVs. MVs are like paintings – you take time on them – introduce/develop & present concepts/ideas etc there are takes, & retakes, edits & whatnot. Live performances are the opposite – it’s about engaging the crowd, & giving them a good time – pure adrenalin. That’s why he’s different on stage.

        Anyway, just that’s my 2 cents. Didn’t mean to “philosophize.” :).

        4 years ago
        • having no face gestures and acting cool are different things dear =)

          I also agree that he was different in the videos of GD&TOP

          4 years ago
        • “having no face gestures and acting cool are different things dear =)”
          LOL. You think so? I say it’s debatable. =)

          4 years ago
      •  hmm… i think may be Top was sick when he was in the video..LOL
        because his mouth is kinda… injured by illness

        4 years ago
    • agreed! I had also noticed TOP’s low energy, even on Running Man, and I was wondering what was up. But the ALIVE performance of this tune redeemed him and so much much more! Attitude is ON, playing with the notes, rockin those coral shades. Done. Even GD’s growl almost destroyed me, they all killed it!! http://youtu.be/siVPAd0O5KQ

      4 years ago
      •  as far as I remember T.O.P. said on Running Man that he was ill some days before the filming of Running Man and was still on his way of getting better. But don’t kill me if I’m wrong ^^

        4 years ago
    • super duper agreed

      4 years ago
  32. I just want YG vidographers to match up the mouth and music more often. We keep having issues with lipscynching lately. 

    4 years ago
  33. Supprised no racism was mentioned…

    4 years ago
  34. BIGBANG!!! :P xxxxxxx <3

    4 years ago
  35. I love how I watched this for Big Bang and came out fangirling over Onew in the background xD

    4 years ago
  36. OoooooH nOoOOoooo!!!

    Taeyang is not meant for clothes!!!
    It actually balances on ALL  those long-sleeves that TOP wears :D

    But yeah~ GD needs a trim..

    4 years ago
  37. love onew in the background. now all i need is for the video to load…

    4 years ago
  38. Bet I’d love the video… if it loaded x___x *bangs head on table*
    This will take an hoouuuur x____x

    4 years ago
  39. i love the shinee sherlock image in the background =D

    4 years ago
  40. Yes !!!!!! none stop BBang since it came out…

    4 years ago
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