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Exo – Mama: Kpop Music Mondays

April 10, 2012

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Mama! Just let me be your lover! Wait…no. That’s a different Mama. This Mama is totally different, and still pretty damned AWESOME!

So EXO-K has finally made their very very long awaited debut! *cougheventhoughweconsideredthemdebutedwithWhatIsLovecough* First off, we are really digging this song. It is seriously epic and the video matches it perfectly. Great production value and great dancing. We totally enjoyed this music video! Hopefully you all had the chance to catch our three teasers leading up to this week’s Music Monday and we want everyone to know that we made those teasers all in good fun to inject some humour into EXO-K. Even though we loved this song and video, we feel like EXO-K is being presented in a very serious light, and by serious I mean not goofy. We’ve got the million teasers, the “prologues” leading up to their “story”, the totally super serious 1:30 mythological introduction which introduces their backstory, the monk like chanting, the serious expressions in the music video, and even the lyrics are serious about unhappy and serious issues…WHY SO SERIOUUUUSSS!!!!

We all know that in reality EXO-K are really just humans acting the part of aliens or mythological beings, and, really, they’re just a group of talented guys chosen by a company to play the role the company wants. Now we fully acknowledge this “deeper reality” part of the kpop world and frankly, we don’t give a crap about it because we still think the kpop members themselves are extremely talented and should be acknowledged as such regardless of their company backing. However, no matter how serious the band’s image is, there is always room to be poked fun of and joked with, because at the end of the day, it’s much nicer to laugh and smile then fight with people about their differing opinions. Our goal for Kpop Music Monday has always been to make people laugh, and we like to sprinkle that laughter with a few opinions about marketing trends and production value. So hopefully you all had a good laugh at our teasers and also enjoy our review of EXO-K’s “MAMA”.

Now onto more serious business. How freaking cute was Spudgy in his little bear ear monk robes? WHOA. Our dog is so patient with us. Now a lot of people wanted to know why the cat Chicken who we are cat-sitting for did not have a teaser video, and that’s really easy to answer. Chicken is evil. If Chicken was larger, she would try to eat all of us. In fact, she has already tried. We fully believe that Chicken does not want to be a house cat and does not enjoy being with humans. She should be set free into the jungle where she can terrorize other animals. Simon has grown up with four cats, all of which we adopted, one which was found feral in the woods, and even that cat was able to be trained into be a loving animal that wants to be pet. We have never met a cat that doesn’t want to play with feathers, eat catnip, be pet when arching, or clean itself obsessively. A cat that doesn’t want to groom itself when in a lovely patch of sunlight is off to me. Scary.

Thanks to our friends who forget to tell us the important detail of their cat being evil. “Oh she’s called Chicken because she’s just shy”. What you meant to say was, “Oh she’s called Chicken because she’ll make you a coward who’s afraid of the little kitty cat hiding under your couch”. Thanks Brian and Whitney. Thanks.

OMG back to EXO-K! A couple of things we wanted to address that we couldn’t fit into the video! The cartoon at the beginning of the video was SO SO SO top notch and well done. Even though the English was difficult to follow, wow, the graphics were just, WOW. Also the special effects were incredible and not cheesy at all. That fire bird was amazing! Regarding the lyrics, we know that people are going to comment on this so we’ve got it say it now before they start flooding in. The word “MAMA” can have a few different meanings, and although we joked about it meaning mommy in our video, in reality it probably means more like Queen Mother. It’s not used normally in everyday Korean conversation, but I’ve heard it in several Korean historical dramas to address the Queen, and considering that EXO are mythological forces of nature, they’re probably talking to mother nature, or some kind of magical mother deity. But if I could choose, I’d prefer it to mean Seungri’s version, of MAMA as a hot mamacita. That would definitely shake up the meaning of the song:

Die, kill, fight, shout – this is it a war
Help us super hot woman, super hot sexy woman, super hot woman, super hot woman, turn back
Help us realize super hot woman sexy hot woman super good looking woman super hot woman, rolling back
Clash, hit, take sides, fight – this is not a game
Help us sexy hot woman super hot woman smexy hot woman foxy hot woman super hot woman, turn back
Yeah!!!

But I see the English “turn back” and “rolling back” still don’t work…ohh…

Well, enough blathering! If you’re a fan of the song as much as we are, you can pick up the EXO album on either YesAsia or iTunes. Or, if you’re in the mood for something more epic *awkwardcough* you can check out the music we made for the teasers for EXO, for free, here!

Woot! Lastly, it seems like this entire Music Monday was just a ball of bloopers. Here are this week’s bloopers, as well as the two EXO teasers and one Prologue we posted. Ooh! So…tease-ey!

KMM_Teaser_29_MARTINA (1) HD Full (English ver.)

KMM_Teaser_30_SIMON (1) HD Full (English ver.)

KMM_Prologue_1_Spudgy (1) HD Full (English ver.)

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  1. I vote for B.A.P cause they didn’t debut with a crap load of teasers, 2 prologues, and a showcase… and still they did well and stood out form regular kpop groups :D

    but I still love EXO too :3

    5 years ago
  2. lool I love your little “tree of life” in the back beside the laptop xD

    5 years ago
  3. Oh, you have to listen to the Mandarin version too!  Chen’s voice is GORGEOUS!

    5 years ago
    • Well, to be honest, me too. I quite happily pick B.A.P. over EXO for a lot of things, but there are a lot of people who only listen to EXO-K and neglect EXO-M, which I think is rather sad.

      4 years ago
      • Yeah, it took me a while. >.< Sorry.

        Almost all my friends are the same too, and most of them aren't into K-pop at all. One of them said it was because she could hear Exo-M pouring their souls into the songs, whereas Exo-K are technically very good but don't quite have Exo-M's spark.

        I actually picked up a couple of Mandarin words/grammar things from the song. *snorts* Really wasn't expecting that, but hey.

        4 years ago
  4. Wam! Bam! B! A! P! 

    Exo-K debut? They finally did? Oh, don’t kid me, it’s another teaser right? 

    Love their accessories though 

    5 years ago
  5. Actually MAMA kind of reminded me of Superman by Suju…

    5 years ago
  6. I would honestly say that I prefer BAP before Exo in terms of debut. Exo made me tired with all of the promos/ not quite a real song but ima release a video for it songs. I grew bored and got to familiar where as BAP just jumped out of nowhere. I kinda think I appreciate BAP’s style more too. both have really good dancing ,but EXO just seems like something I’ve already seen way to often in korean music I guess I appreciate the cockyness and roughness of BAP like they arent afraid to get dirty where as exo looks like they’d cry if they dirtied their outfits guess thats just the american in me but  kai ,sweetie,………………., that was an epic nono I laughed for at least 20mins trying to figure out what the hell was happening i thought youtube snuck an ad in the middle of the video for a new scary movie or something sigh oh well just my 2cents ;)o

    5 years ago
  7. Hi, Simon and Martha, maybe you should have mentioned that SM is introducing two groups, EXO-M and EXO-K simultaneously for Chinese and Korean market. SM is gambling a fortune with this twin idea. The awful Engrish and Genie ad are mostly  for Chinese’ consumption, I imagine…THey don’t care what the Engrish says as long as it sounds great….

    5 years ago
  8. yay! i was going mad trying to figure out what the narrator was saying [“something something seem alike…blah…seem alike”…”the legends will grit each other?!!”] kinda good to know its just goobledegook meant to sound seemingly badass.
    anywhosit, i thought the video was neat; the effects, the styling, the dances. i especially like the main stage where they are dancing by the light emitting pillars; since there are two worlds, the fact that it kind of looks like a reflective world on the ceiling is cool. & by the end i was whoa, cool! but after watching again, i feel like towards the end of the video, after they were done showing off their powers & were attempting to tie the story back into the whole two worlds bit, fail. it got confusing, good twin, evil twin? are there twelve of them? or six? maybe i just need to know more exo backstory, but i think that’s excessive for something such as a music video….just saying.
    all that being said, b.a.p all the way! their debut didn’t have a bullshit narrator, why? because they didn’t need one as a filler. the actual music to mama is slightly memorable, but mostly due to the fact that it sounds like kashmir T_T seriously, but the lyrics are forgettable. whereas warrior has more oomph behind it. the video for warrior was crisp & full of passion & gets you pumped & makes you want to listen. i love how at 0:38 (at the grunt, >.>) they change from the jumpsuits to the leather getups & the fact that it looks instant is one of those nice, subtle surprises; you’d never take them for a debuting group. precision, step dancing, sexy raspy voice, bass & whistles, WIN! WIN! WIN!

    btw, love the videobomber in your bloopers. i had many a family photo RUINED last fall while visiting my parents, people straight up slowed down while passing in front of us posing for a group shot. -___-

    5 years ago
  9. I think B.A.P has the best debut song EVER!
    I mean warrior is just… the rap sequence… the dance… Zelo… is just… I-I Just… *faints. 

    5 years ago
  10. I choose B.A.P!!!

    5 years ago
  11. B.A.P

    5 years ago
  12. Is it just me, but does EXO’s debut make anyone think of H.O.T’s Outside Castle? Only bigger budget?

    5 years ago
  13. I vote for B.A.P. after 2 months their song’s still playing in my ears. I watched EXO Mama MV and was like “what the…what’s this about????” plus, i know SM is a big company but they overdid all these promotion things for EXO, which is…kind of…lame!

    5 years ago
  14. EPIC Debut – Exo ’cause it is really original (prologues, 23 teasers and finally a video with superhuma powers and a freaking amazing intro hehehe) That’s a first in Kpop history lol

    5 years ago
  15. I listened to that intro at least 5 times and the narrator’s accent totally threw me off.. The accent and everything made it sound like it was making sense but I felt like I had lost my grasp on English. -__- Whereas usually the English lyrics don’t make sense but at least you know what they’re trying to say… But this song and video  is so awesome, my boyfriend who doesn’t care for kpop actually liked the song and the dance although he did make it clear he was uncomfortable watching 12 guys dance like that…

    5 years ago
  16. I vote for B.A.P :)
     

    5 years ago
  17. I’ll vote B.A.P.

    Anyway I’ve figured out why they have been promoting the crap out of Kai. He looks like the only one actually comfortable in front of the camera and on stage. The rest of the group looks rather nervous actually…

    Kai as Deatheater? Nahh…his smoke changes color depending on the color of what he’s wearing.

    5 years ago
  18. Warrior was a lot more epic and a lot less confusing….. though because exo mama was so ridiculous that made it more epicly confusing…. nonetheless I go with BAP’s Warrior!

    5 years ago
  19. Sans the horrible Engrish, I really liked the song and video a lot. But the music in the beginning sounds a lot like Henry’s violin solo in Don’t Don. That’s honestly the only thing I could focus on for a few seconds.

    5 years ago
  20. BAP! The ads from SM made me so angry I refused to even watch EXO because I was sick of them before I even listened. I accidentely came across this song and clicked on it for what-the-heck and I like it, but it doesn’t compare. My MOM who doesn’t like k-pop or rapping heard Warrior and loved it XDDDD After the video she said, “Wow. their dancing was BEASTY (err something along those lines)!!!” I mean if you TRULY compare the debuts, warrior seemed like something you’d see later on, MAMA is something you can expect……….do you get what I mean?

    5 years ago
  21. BAP!~ <3

    5 years ago
  22. it so much like   DBSK’s “Tri-Angle” but i think there gods

    5 years ago
  23. BAP!

    5 years ago
  24. Aki

    Im currently spazzing over EXO..specially M but if we talk about epic debut.. Id totally say B.A.P. They were dropped like a bomb and their company didnt really much gave out a sneak preview of the boys and to think that Never give Up was totally different to Warrior amazed me.
    Hearing Never Give Up made me think like.. “WAIT WHAT?” but when they released Warrior.. It got me hook in one listening and was totally blown away by the LTE rap by Zelo..thinking he’s just 16 years old.

    B.A.P had the fresh feeling when they debuted. Gave out an almost flawless debut stage. It was pretty intense and totally shown how much hard work they’ve been preparing.

    Also, BAP’s debut album wow-ed me.. It was the FIRST ever CD I listened in over a month without skipping any songs.They showed that they are not just giving out intense and heavy song like Warrior but also can deliver something different which is Secret Love.

    So my vote goes to B.A.P for epic alien debut :DDD

    5 years ago
  25. My vote definitely goes to BAP. Their debut was powerful and it was really unique. It really set them apart from other groups. :)

    5 years ago
  26. Please excuse my manners, but – B.A.P vs EXO debut fight, SHIIIIIIT, WHY >.<  I totally love both. I mean, I got so positively and immediately surprised by the high quality by B.A.P that I kinda… put long predebut of Exo aside… and even though I think Mama is right now on the top of k-pop epicness I've ever experienced (and I remember Tri-Angle), I vote for B.A.P. Which is quite meaningful, because since Mama was released, I'm totally monotematic.

    I don't know, I think I would vote for B.A.P, because their awesome debut was strong and completely unpredictable, whereas I was sure EXO is going to prepare something astonishing.

    "sorry kai bai po" for the win.
    (I have NO idea how to write the name of the game down properly- "what's the name of the game b.a.p …" oh sorry)

    5 years ago
  27. “Mama” isn’t bad. I enjoyed it, but I adore my blonde bunnies. Warrior is one of my favorite songs and I like the video better. I vote B.A.P.

    does anyone know if the subtitles for the dramatic horrible English make sense? Did they write it in Korean and then translate it badly? It’s like they used babelfish…

    5 years ago
  28. I think this may be the funniest Music Monday you guys have done EVER. I think I peed in my pants laughing. Thanks guys. I loved the song and some of the video, the intro nearly ruined it for me. But I have to say that the most un-hyped yet brilliant debut this year is BAP!!

    5 years ago
  29. Drive by crotch caress. Nice. haha

    5 years ago
  30. We’re looking for a subber. We used to do it ourselves but don’t have the time for it anymore. Any volunteers?

    5 years ago
  31. we see Luhan in his room, and suddenly Kai appears.
    they look
    into each other as if Kai was telling Luhan something and then Kai
    leaves, most probably is to tell Luhan to call all the members to
    gather.
    Kai, who now acts as a messenger, teleports to D.O. to tell him.
    D.O. shakes the earth, sending impulses that is felt by Chen.
    Sehun,
    who is most probably somewhere in the dessert nearby, also felt the
    earthquake and nods silently which we assume he is nodding to Kai.
    Sehun then sends a butterfly that is received by Tao.
    now Kai arrives in a room with a circular window which we know Baekhyun and Suho are.
    after being told to gather, both called their friends of the other world in their own way.
    Suho called Xiu Min by throwing water at the mirror and water drops from the ceiling which is felt by Xiu Min.
    Baekhyun shines light into the mirror which is seen by Lay.
    meanwhile, Kai reaches the rooftop where Kris is.
    but somehow at the same time, Chanyeol sends a flaming Pheonix feather to Kris.
    Kris unleashes his dragon and Chanyeol unleash his Pheonix in response to each other.
    we then see Luhan staring into his magical globe, watching all the members slowly gathering together.
    the
    gathering then take place at ther hideout which they have to wear the
    black coat and chant for some ceremony as seen in the beginning.
     

    5 years ago
  32. omg simon I knew the begging made no sense i was like wht this make no sense… u simon just cleared it up for me thank you… :D

    5 years ago
  33. I do agree ^^ We want a better Super Junior’s MV!!

    5 years ago
  34. To me, EXO-M and EXO-K are the finished product of what SM has been trying to build for a long time, through DBSK, the TRAX and Super Junior. They have the Chinese unit and the Korean unit like Super Junior, also their number is the same as the initial SuJu. Then there’s the epicness of their dancing and singing, which reminds me of DBSK. The “rock” touch seems to be something that SM really likes, and corresponds to the TRAX touch in EXO. I don’t think we’re seeing a boy group debut at SM anytime soon.

    5 years ago
  35. B.A.P, of course!

    BUNNY WARRIORS UNIIIIIIIIIIITE

    5 years ago
  36. WARRIOR HOO! (that’s my vote :D)
    Love you guise!! :3

    5 years ago
  37. Voting for Exo!

    5 years ago
  38. Jay

    As much as im loving exo so far…gonna have to go with B.A.P with the better debut. A+ for WARRIOR <3

    5 years ago
  39. Oh, and in the prologue or whatever it is… the thing about the red eye or whatever it is — I can’t help but think of the Eye of Sauron (major LotR nerd). Really. And now I can’t stop laughing… *chokes on Belgian chocolate egg*.

    5 years ago
  40. I have to say that, after all the Latin chanting and whatnot, the song began to sound kinda like Keep Your Head Down (TVXQ)….anyone else think so? Or maybe just the old school SM.
    Either way B.A.P’s Warrior is SO TOTALLY BETTER THAN THIS SONG!!!!! So B.A.P all the way XD

    5 years ago
  41. My vote is for B.A.P 

    5 years ago
  42. I knew it, the English sounded so weird in the beginning.
    And now we know where Changmin and Yunho is from as well, with their fire and light powers :P

    5 years ago
  43. So do you guys now officially have a cat or what? Or is that your friend’s cat that you were cat-sitting?

    5 years ago
  44. Even though I’ve just gained another absolute favourite K-pop song (thank you, Simon and Martina! :D), my vote still goes to B.A.P.  Thing is, while the video was undeniably awesome and I’m sure as heck going to download this song, things like this have been done before (everybody’s talking about Tri-Angle… LOVE that song).  Yeah, things like Warrior have been done before as well, but… well, when B.A.P. debuted, they all felt really individual (yeah, even with the blond hair), and you can see that from the Warrior dance in a way you can’t really from the MAMA one (I don’t think they really had solo dances or anything… right?).  In any case, seeing the other “singles” etc. that Exo have released, I don’t count this as a debut song.  And comparing Warrior to the first song that Exo released (which I don’t really remember, because it didn’t strike a chord with me), B.A.P. completely rocked Exo’s socks.

    And the other thing… everything about this song… I already like that kind of stuff (although I agree with Martina — the screaming heavy metal bit didn’t really fit).  Until I heard Warrior, I hated rap.  Like, hated with a passion.  I could just about tolerate it in K-pop and J-pop.  I wouldn’t say I love it now, but Warrior is the first song that’s actually made me enjoy it.
    And the English… wow.  I mean, Warrior was pretty much English perfect.  MAMA… just no.  I might still be a teenager, but I TEACH English.  C’mon, SMent.  Make the effort.  There are lots of anglophone fans out there.

    Also (and this has nothing to do with the videos), B.A.P. debuted live, without lip-synching. Exo were lip-synching in their debut. I know it’s normal for SM artists to do that (SHINee and DBSK debuted lip-synching as well), and there’s nothing wrong with it, and I’m sure they’ll be performing completely live soon (plus I know it’s really hard to do), but it makes B.A.P.’s debut stage look just a little better. So, for me, B.A.P. had the better debut. Still, I love this song. The choreography is spectacular.

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to more of Exo.  And I’m looking forward to B.A.P.’s comeback :D  It’ll be an epic birthday present for me.

    5 years ago
  45. BAP!

    5 years ago
  46. Oh Simon I’m so happy to know I’m not the only one who didn’t understood the intro part. And just for the record the “latin” part of the song is actually English (if you watch the video of Exo-M you’ll see it in the subtitles). I know you guys liked the song and the dance, and I respect that everyone has a different taste, yet even if I can’t argue about the music, I can about the dance. Exo’s dance lack big time in power, and I feel the choreographer was a little lazy here. And as an old dancer I can say that yes they are in synchro and harmony together as you said but that’s the least you can ask from a dance crew, if not well :s .So because of that I invite you to watch SJ debut video Knock out , try to forget the fashion and music and concentrate on the dance and you’ll see what I’m talking about, even SNSD debut dance was also extremely powerful. Shinee debut dance was smoother compared to the other 2 but the steps and movement are hard to execute, yet I don’t see exo’s dance in that level, so I guess at the end I’m a little disappointed with their dance.
    Now about the question well BAP all the way and here is why: Exo comes from SM and we expected a lot from them yet I am disappointed in the end cause the music and dance are not of my taste (and imo they have a better song in their mini album). BAP was the surprise, no one expected them to be that good. Music and dance are powerful and stimulating, plus it is a slap in the face of big companies and that’s huge. In the end it’s K-pop, so dance and music are what matters the most, so you can have a flashy music video but if the song is not good, well you won’t go to far. At the end of the day what I will do is listen music in my ipod, no mv or dance will be included, and it that case “warrior” will be on my playlist.

    5 years ago
  47. I vote for B.A.P! Their debut was awesome and much more memorable! @@

    5 years ago
  48. BAP!

    5 years ago
  49. EXO Hwaiting!!

    5 years ago
  50. EXO!

    5 years ago
  51. Voting for B.A.P!  Yes Sir!

    5 years ago
  52. I”LL VOTE FOR EXO!!!! i’ve never been soo much into kpop group since TVXQ & I just LOVE everything about EXO!

    5 years ago
  53. I vote for B.A.P . Period :P

    5 years ago
  54. JSB

    BAP!!!! They has such an awesome debut. EXO….I just got tired of them and when MAMA was finally released, I was like “who cares?” Lol. 

    5 years ago
    •  Me too the teasers really backfired. It shows that MAMA is a good song that it managed to catch my attention despite the crappy promotions for EXO

      5 years ago
  55. As much as I love BAP, sorry, but EXO is definetly the rookie of the year!

    5 years ago
  56. Martina – “sorry Rock, Scissors, Paper”? haha

    5 years ago
  57. boys absolute quality FTW!!!!! =D

    5 years ago
  58. BAP!!!!!!!

    5 years ago
  59. So. Many. Skits. o.O

    BLOW YOUR MIND

    Hope you guys really enjoyed making this Music Monday, because it looks like it took a lot of effort, not to mention the teasers and prologue lol. And I loved it!! Absolutely fantastic!!! Thanks so much guise :)

    5 years ago
  60. Can you guys do Shinhwa Venus?

    5 years ago
  61. Exo!

    5 years ago
  62. In my opinion B.A.P had a better debut. EXOs debut felt more like a 3rd comeback… lol

    5 years ago
  63. I thought the entire Mama intro sounded like hitrecord’s video Morgan M. Morganson’s Date with Destiny.  
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYErtw_T0Ts&feature=relmfu

    5 years ago
  64. b.a.p. had a much more spectacular debut! They came in like the wind and demand everyone’s attention without the need of massive advertising or massive production.  :D Plus, Bang Yong Guk.

    5 years ago
  65. My vote goes for B.A.P.
    I feel like they did more with less.

    EXO’s song is pretty cool, and their dancing is tight, and the video has a lot of bells and whistles, but that’s because they’re with SM. I feel like B.A.P showed me their personality and power with nothing but themselves. They didn’t need all of the special effects to prove that they’re a force to be reckoned with. Besides, “Warrior” is one of those songs that sticks with you from the first listen, and the dancing in that video was so physically difficult. I have to give those blonde boys props for winning me over. I’d like to see where EXO goes in the future, but I’m getting really sick of SM’s marketing gimmicks.

    While I have to agree with others and say that EXO’s song reminds me of old-school TVXQ, SM has been trying to find a “new TVXQ” for a very long time now, and nothing will ever compare. SM is obsessed with these weird super groups full of gimmicks. Until they realize that TVXQ was loved for their hearts and their raw talent, none of these over-produced groups with dozens of members will rise to the success of those 5 humble guys.

    5 years ago
    •  Well:

      When DSBK debuted the media said their were the SHINWA 2.0, because SM wanted to counteract the their loss of Shinhwa when they left the company, many Shinhwa’s fans were angry with them (DSBK).

      When Shinee debuted the media compared them with DSBK just because they had 5 members.

      And just in case….MAMA  comes from the same composer of Tri – Anlge, Dont – Don and many other SM`s song that they don’t have love`s cliches.

      P.D: And when Shinhwa debuted the media call them the new HOT because their debut song ‘Eusha Eusha’ reminded to much to Hot’s debut sog ‘Candy’ and many White Angels (Hot’s fans) were engry with them.

      P.D 2: Its too much to ask..please…STOP COMPARING!!!!!!!!!! and LISTEN KPOP HOW GOD WANTS.

      P.D 3: Someone else miss the Buffalo too T,_______,T

      P.D 4: Sorry for my Engrish.

      5 years ago
    • YES!!! Preach!!

      5 years ago
  66. Im voting for B.A,.P Warrior 

    5 years ago
  67. B.A.P all the wayy!!

    5 years ago
  68. Definitely EXO with the bigger Debut

    5 years ago
  69. B.A.P

    5 years ago
  70. B.A.P. all the way!… How can you call this song a debut when they’ve already realeased two full MV’s? You’re not fooling me SM… The epic thing about EXO is the epic amount of money, time and effort they needed to get more or less the same results that B.A.P.’s got with a lot less members, money, teasers, serious-ness, cgi, prologues, petals, butterflies, unicorns, dragons, scremos, kai, etc… you name it…

    5 years ago
  71. Honestly, I say BAP because they were a SMACK IN THE FACE rookies group that didn’t have a shitload of teasers to make me lose interest.

    5 years ago
    • Thank the friggin gods for this post! I clicked on the first three teasers of EXO and completely dropped interest as the, like, 30th one came out. I mean, teasers actually exist to TEASE…

      5 years ago
  72. I think that exo’s mama has more going for it

    5 years ago
  73. B.A.P :D

    5 years ago
  74. umm. i prefered spudgy’s debut :]

    5 years ago
  75. Its all about EXO’S debut..

    5 years ago
  76. Bunnies Are Puffy ALL THE WAY!

    EXO debut was superb, no doubt in that but it reminds me of DBSK’s Tri-Angle too much so it lacks a little bit of KPOP (yes KPOP, emphasize on that) originality in it.

    Meanwhile for B.A.P’s, I have not seen anything like that before in KPOP hence the impact it had on me was seriously huge. I haven’t been this impress since … I can’t remember. DBSK’s? That was a good years ago. Anyway, they really stood out from the normal kpop group that debuts lately, and it enthralled me like no other. No kidding.

    BUNNIES ARE PUFFY ALL THE WAYYYYY.

    5 years ago
  77. Voting B.A.P because I felt more of a connection to the group members, and the exo plotline confused me. I really want them to build on this plot line though, because I think the powers are pretty sweet. And I kinda want them to dance on a tree.

    5 years ago
  78. B.A.P!! They’re amazing :)

    5 years ago
  79. WHATS THE NAME OF THE GAME?! B! A! P!

    haha BAP FTW!

    5 years ago
  80. Simon as the butterfly guy really makes me think of snape.
    Now the question is BAP OR EXO… …. ….
    hm… too hard. I’ll vote for kitties!

    5 years ago
  81. My vote is for BAP (Bunnies are Puffy FTW). Honestly, not a huge fan of either groups (yet), but Bap’s warrior was more interesting to me. Yes, Exo had awesome singing, dancing, and video, but somewhere between the 17th and 18th teaser, I lost complete interest in the group itself. Plus, with that many teasers behind it, I already expected Exo to be epic, and they kind of fall short of my expectations. Is that fair to the group since it’s SMe’s fault with their (imo) failed marketing? Probably not, but it’s hard to change the mind once it’s made up.

    Bap on the other hand came out of nowhere and amazed me with “Warrior”. I am honestly looking forward to their next single to see if they continue this trend. 

    5 years ago
  82. EXO

    5 years ago
  83. I never get tired of B.A.P Warrior. I’ve watched their MV like a hundred..thousand..maybe million times. :D

    5 years ago
  84. B.A.P.

    5 years ago
  85. BAP!

    5 years ago
  86. both groups are great, but i chose exo.

    5 years ago
  87. B.A.P!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D(lol biased)

    5 years ago
  88. My vote goes to B.A.P  ^^

    5 years ago
  89. I really like both B.A.P and Exo and their respective debut songs, but after rewatching both music videos, I have to say that MAMA fits the word EPIC more. All the special effects and the darker serious tone of the song were truly epic, so I vote Exo.

    5 years ago
  90. BAP all the way. But EXO is fine, well at least my five biases… lololol

    5 years ago
  91. Fire Eagle… Fire Eagle? Martina, I think the word you were looking for is Phoenix.

    5 years ago
  92. sorry but BAP definitely did it for me. While I get what SM was trying to do here and i suffered some major sensory overload. Also the chanting lyrics are terrible.  EXO definitely has the more epic video but I, for me, that didn’t make it the better video.

    5 years ago
  93. EXO! :) best debut!

    5 years ago
  94. My vote is definitely for EXO. Seriously, this whole thing just screams epic. Plus, in terms of vocals and dance, EXO beat out B.A.P by A LOT (actually, EXO pretty much beat out a lot of rookies in those two department.) And I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it, compared to Warrior, which I had to listen to like a few more times before it found itself on my iPod playlist. 

    5 years ago
  95. Definitely EXO! The teasers were amazing, the songs were amazing,  the dancing was amazing. The video for MAMA is just pure epic — it’s so beautifully made, and a far cry from SM’s usual “dance in a room” style. Also, I hated B.A.P’s Warrior, so…

    5 years ago
  96. EXO! I love BAP, but I love more all these super powers stuff, the MV is sooooo good, plus the song its awesome! 

    5 years ago
  97. Definitely B.A.P. I dunno why, but I’m just not feeling it with EXO. I feel like they’re missing something…. Plus, B.A.P was so unexpectedly good. I was expecting a so-so group but wow, was I surprised. Unlike EXO which was made out to be this super amazing boy band to end all boy bands but debuts with this….

    Oh, they also didn’t lip sync their live performances *cough cough*

    5 years ago
  98. B.A.P. They just seem like more legit rookies. It’s hard not to be famous when you come from SM. Also, I much prefer an out of place R&B high note to a out of place screamo rap. 

    5 years ago
  99. I vote for EXO! :)

    5 years ago
  100. B.A.P had the better debut by far. EXO had way to much hype and the song isnt as awesome either.

    5 years ago
  101. hoho, I tought I wasn’t understanding the opening because english is not my fisrt language and I needed to pratice more my listening 0/ feel much better now, thaks guys :D

    5 years ago
  102. BAP all the way.

    5 years ago
  103.  WARRIOR’S BACK! BAP all the way! Not only was Warrior’s debut epically epic, to me they actually SUCCEEDED in being epic. EXO with all the “hype”, in my opinion, this drawn-out process detracted from their impact considerably. Mama totally fell flat for me. But BAP hit the ground running and took off. THAT was a wow-ing debut. c:

    5 years ago
  104. B.A.P ! :D

    5 years ago
  105. my vote is for BAP they are totally awesome!!! , even though their company did not spent the same amount of money SM did with exo.

    5 years ago
  106. B.A.P definitely had the more epic debut! It was so epic that BYG got burned by the fire which was all real, not cgi in their mv! Also I thought it was cool that they’re all blonde. And they also have that epic step sequence! It’s common to see difficult choreography in Kpop mvs, but how often do you see stepping? Furthermore, BYG wrote warrior, and the English (to me anyways) made more sense than Exo’s. 

    And to top it off, Exo had all of this hype building up for their debut, so it was kind of expected of them to do something epic and over the top, whereas B.A.P had some exposure pre-debut, like BYG’s “I remember,” and Bang and Zelo’s “Never Give Up,” but not much, so it was epically mind blowing for the way they debuted (also because they come from a much smaller company, there debut expectations probably weren’t set as high)!

    5 years ago
  107. I VOTE FOR B.A.P!

    5 years ago
  108. I vote for Exo, the song is pure epicness! *refrains from saying other things in order to not be cursed* I mean..I have exams coming, being cursed by angry fangirls is not the best thing…

    5 years ago
  109. Vote for Exo They deserve it ;]

    5 years ago
  110. Hmmm. Although EXO has had about a million teasers and already three songs, I’ve gotta vote for BAP.
    They came from absolutely NOWHERE and totally blew me away. I’ve been loyal to them since their debut earlier this year, and even though I am also a big EXO fan I’m gonna have to vote for the talent of BAP.
    I mean. Zelo is like 15 and can speak that TOTALLY JUMBLED UP LANGUAGE.

    5 years ago
  111. I vote for B.A.P.
    First of,they didn’t have to make such a big effort to get the same result as EXO *cough* just one teaser and no prolog or what ever songs *cough* And, as far as it comes to my kpop loving friends, they got interested in EXO just because it’s SME.
    Secondly, I think the promoting of members was better for them in a way. Yeah, they might have made them all blond, but if you really think about it it makes more sense then making everyone different. Let me explain. Whit B.A.P. you see 6 guys with blond hair and you have a reason to learn more about them, so you will be able to ‘see’ your bias in the blur of blond. Whit other bands it’s like “Oh, I like the one with red hair!” and after they change their hairstyle you are like “Now, which was the one with red hair?”.
    Thirdly, the song is better in my opinion. I’m usually not a big fan of songs with much rap in them (Except for Big Bang) so i was surprised that I was all over it from the first time hearing it. Whit EXO I can’t say the same, because as Martina already said, the song is just too similar to Kashmir. Which in fact didn’t surprise me, because I’m used to such stuff when it comes to SME. Plus, the long a** introduction kinda killed my mood for watching the video, but I’m proud of myself for actually listening to the story before the song actually started.
    And lastly, the most important reason… BUNNIES! I mean, who else can pull off a bunny theme and still be manly? EXO had a butterfly, but I’ve seen one in SHINee’s Ring Ding Dong and if Mr. Wrohoho has had his finger in it probably in some other bunch of M/V without me knowing.
    So yeah, this is my vote and my super long explanation behind it.
     ❤  Bunnies~

    5 years ago
  112. i vote for EXO :D

    5 years ago
  113. B.A.P for me!!
    Warrior~

    5 years ago
  114. I prefer EXO’s debut to BAP’s!

    5 years ago
  115. I was so busy with other things and watched the MV only now! Can’t believe they are so good!!! The song is perfect, the CG in the MV is just AMAZING(nerd here) and the orchestration is just jaw dropping amazing! If they didn’t introduce that hard rock part in the song it’d have been an all-kill song. I see how that part matches with the song’s concept, but….it’s just not for me lol, I can see how many fans will love it. Apart from that everything is perfect! For all the 6:13 minutes I saw in awe and couldn’t believe what I was hearing and seeing is real, they really worked hard for this and all the waiting is totally paid for now.

    5 years ago
  116. b.a.p forever and always……..how could u even compare, i mean yea exo was epic, but that doesnt even count as a debut

    5 years ago
  117. ahh warrior!!! <3 WARRIOR 

    5 years ago
  118. B.A.P definitely!
    Their style of music is different than most. Exo is good too, but I didn’t have a spazz moment like B.A.P.

    5 years ago
  119. Think “wumble” could be “were “one but” legends”????

    5 years ago
  120. Could you guys add the Exo-M video in your blog post as well as playlist? I know they’re not singing in Korean, but I think they’re kinda part of kpop as well so yeah…Also it would be awesome if from now on you could comment on Exo-M’s video’s too…

    5 years ago
  121. exo- I fangirled over them even before their official debut music video was released… just because of their teasers. VOCALS are great as far as the mv shows, DANCING is amazing, and even RAPPING isn’t bad, judging by two moons. BAP, on the other hand, I liked them a lot too but I feel like they’re more of a rap-focused group, which doesn’t interest me as much. 
    Also, I ADORE lots of the songs in Exo’s album <3
    Thus, my vote goes to EXO :D

    5 years ago
  122. As Much As I love Exo’s Debute song and them as a group as a whole, My Vote goes for B.A.P Warrior because the dance alone looks tiring as hell and to this day I atill love the song and video. (To Be Honesty I Equally Love Both B.A.P and Exo). Fighting!!!

    5 years ago
  123. B.A.P. all the way~

    5 years ago
  124. B.A.P! ^^ 

    5 years ago
  125. JSB

    B.A.P!!!!

    5 years ago
  126. B.A.P. :D
    -and it’s not because i’m totally biased by Zelo-
    ejem…

    5 years ago
  127. i LOVED EXO’s MAMA, but  B.A.P got me more hyped up :) So I’m going to vote for them, idk I felt all excited when I saw B.A.P’s debut…it was like WARRRIOOORR. I mean how much more epic can you get :P 

    5 years ago
  128. I didn’t know Snape (playing with the butterflies) was one of the EXO :O
    I feel glad that people like this song… I mean, if you listen to songs like Ameno (or others from Era and this kind of music), people will just look at you like “O_o you’re very weird”, but listening to this people actually like :P (I mean, I hope people realize it’s similar)
    I really liked MAMA 8D I feel tired too with this electronized – or however I can call it – songs hahaha

    5 years ago
  129. Oh and as much as I love EXO (all of them), I have to vote for BAP!!!!

    5 years ago
  130. EXO. B.A.P was okay, but personally, I just can’t get use to the main rapper’s voice. It just sounds too forced…(BAP fans; don’t kill me).

    5 years ago
  131. B.A.P.

    5 years ago
  132.  B.A.P!!!

    5 years ago
  133. My Vote Is EXO <3  I Think Both Are Great Groups But EXO Won Me Over :)

    5 years ago
  134. My vote goes to B.A.P’s Warrior..that video IS INTENSE!

    5 years ago
  135. I vote BAP.  

    5 years ago
  136. A M

    BAP! BAP! BAP!BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP!

    Makes no difference, BUT I HAD TO DO IT!!

    BAP WILL CONQUER THE WORLD!!

    5 years ago
  137. Guys, the narration is in REAL English, don’t listen to Simon.  This is what the narration is saying:
    “When the skies and the grounds were one the legends, through their twelve forces, nurtured the tree of life. An eye of red force created the evil which coveted the heart of the tree of life and the heart slowly grew dry. To attempt to keep alive the heart of the tree of life the legends herby divided the tree in half and hide each side, hence time overturned and space turns obscure. (askew) The twelve forces divide into two and create two suns that look alike, into two worlds that seem alike. The legends travel apart. The legends shall now see the same sky but will stand on different grounds. They shall stand on the same ground but shall see different skies. The day that the grounds beget a single cloud to form one sky in two worlds that seem alike, the legends will greet each other.The day the red forces purify and the twelve forces reunite into one perfect root… a new world shall open up.”  
    It is an honest to goodness story that makes sense!  Wow!

    5 years ago
  138. Oh wow! After listening to Mama again then listening to Kashmir and doing a comparison, Martina I am totally with you with the similarities between the two. It is like spot on. How the heck did I miss that?! >__<

    5 years ago
  139. Bap.ni vote for BAP

    5 years ago
  140. question…
    how are BAP aliens? I thought they were created in a lab, wouldn’t that make them mutans?

    5 years ago
    • BAP are aliens that came from the planet Mato (except Zelo, who’s a robot created by BYG) that came to Earth to conquer it and use their fans cheers as power supply for their home planet. It’s all explained in their show Ta-Dah, it’s B.A.P

      5 years ago
  141. BAP! <3 BUNNIES ALL THE WAY!!

    5 years ago
  142. Am I the only person that actually thought the scream wasn’t out of place?  Gregorian chanting in a ritual type setting leading to KAI’s POSSESSION BY WARRIOR SPIRIT!!!…Anybody? Anybody get this feeling from it?…or maybe I just watch to many mythic fantasy movies. Anywho, While i’m definitely becoming an EXOtic, I think B.A.P. had a better and overall kick-ass debut.

    5 years ago
  143. exo

    5 years ago
  144. exo

    5 years ago
  145. warrior!!!!

    5 years ago
  146. Voting for B.A.P

    5 years ago
  147. EXO all the way!
    1# Kai o.o Wut tha Fk SO RANDOM XD
    2# The intro….I didn’t understand at all
    3# The engrish in the song O: wut is dis a spell chant?

    5 years ago
  148. exo
    p.s who do you prefer exo-k or exo-m, like for visuals and singing and dancing and stuff

    5 years ago
  149. EXO EXO EXO VOTE FOR EXO

    5 years ago
  150. B.A.P.!

    5 years ago
  151. Voted for Exo because of the best song and the meaning of the song is inspiring!..  Exo has the best vocals !

    BAP just doesn’t seem to have it, al I hear in warrior is rapping which i think it lacks alot of true vocal voice, they shout alot!! Unlike exo they have a real vocal voice not only one but 3, where in Bap i heard they only have one lead vocal,,,JS.. The blonde part was just over the top because I think that’s the reason why they got famous.. Not to many details but I think EXO is very in to the music and the song itself is very inspiring!! 

    About the BAP,, it was just my opinion,, I’m free with my own opinion.. But I do like Zelo..

    5 years ago
  152. B.A.P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :DDDDDD 
    zelo oppa ill buy as many cherry tomatoes and lemons that u want~~~keke :P

    5 years ago
  153. B.A.P!! Bunnies are puffy XD!

    LOL jk but B.A.P (in my opinion) has a more valid story of their “alieness” than Exo :P
    Also Exo MAMA was really confusing … disturbing o.O

    5 years ago
  154. For sure going with EXO  on this! I admit that BAP had an awesome video; I mean I seriously love that one guy with blonde hair….oh wait they all had blonde hair lol but I just think EXO’s debut MV was EPIC! It was far different from anything I’ve seen in k-pop and so creative! Despite the fact that some people see the whole super power thing as being cheesy, it actually was well thought out if you read up on why each member had a different element to appear with in the MV. And as for the tree of life, it was a really creative way to basically that the group is one despite being separated into two. But if you even just look at the MV alone, the dancing was fabulous and the Gregorian chanting embellished everything that was already there! EXO has been working so hard for their debut and it really shows!

    5 years ago
  155. Definitely B.A.P for me ^^

    5 years ago
  156. Although I really like EXO my vote goes to B.A.P!

    They’re both really talented groups, but what I love about B.A.P is that they made such an awesome impression that blew me away – they were not even from the big 3’s. TS Entertainment is still in its infant stage compared to power house SM in a lot of ways, and more importantly financially.

    Also, I really like the fact that they have a lot artistic freedom compared to many groups (no names here), and they themselves had a lot to say in the concept; songwriting, choreography, clothes.

    But that said though, I prefer EXO-M’s version over EXO-K’s. And no, it has nothing to with Lu Han and Tao being my biases. *lie* 

    5 years ago
  157. my vote’s for exo-k , -m or whatever… even though it took me a while to understand sm’s whole let’s split the group up exo concept. the song’s awesome and the mv’s pretty cool. but imho the exo-m versions kinda cooler ;)
    bap’s waaaaarrior is kinda catchy and i really liked the moves in the mv. but the whole video reminded me too much of a flashdancy mad max mash-up.

    btw martina’s introduction’s hilaaaarious :D

    5 years ago
  158. i know what you mean about the narration at the beginning. i couldn’t pay attention to that story, i kept zoning out cuz it didn’t make sense.

    5 years ago
  159. D

    This blog post just made my day. And all of the videos too. Ahhhah! I love the lyrics to the song if it meant mama like hot mamacita. Genius.

    5 years ago
  160. B.A.P all the way!!!
    WARRIOR!!!!!!!

    5 years ago
  161. U guys so awesome hehehe Hard work guys ^^ Love u <3

    5 years ago
  162. Love both bands but I have to say I like B.A.P’s first single over EXO’s “first” single. 

    5 years ago
  163. The heavy guitars and Kai screaming at the camera bit and the whole thing with the monk capes just brought me to my nostalgic years of being a total TRAX fanatic – look at the MV for Paradox, then look at MAMA, then back at Paradox……………. Loving it, though, loving every second of it.
    You guys rock!

    5 years ago
  164. My vote goes to BAP :) even though I like EXO they didn’t make me turn into an immediate fan girl and spaz out like BAP…WARRIOR!

    5 years ago
  165. EXO over BAP. MAMA was amazing. Totally different. 

    5 years ago
  166. BAP!

    5 years ago
  167. I just rewatched B.A.P.’s Warrior video — and re-confirmed for myself.

    YUP. They got it. Their superpowers are killer Rap, fierce dance that can stomp cracks in concrete and unified bad-assery. B.A.P. for the WIN. :)

    5 years ago
  168. I though the EXO-M guys were more scarier tattooed! Kai looked almost like a maori warrior but the others were like undead army or at least Xiu Min was!

    5 years ago
  169. “When the skies and the grounds were one. The legends…. blah blah blah”

    Could that be what is being said? :/

    5 years ago
    • I totally agree with this. 

      They need to invest in punctuation and real translators. SM you are banned from Google Translate!!

      5 years ago
  170. SO HARD TO CHOOOOSEEEEEE…….hmmmmm sorry B.A.P…you and your sexy blondenessssss, so-very-sorry …..but EXO-K BAYYYYBAYYYYY!!!! OH YEAH MAAAAMMMMMAAAAA!!!!

    5 years ago
  171. I vote for EXO, I mean seriosly, what else can you say about them besides sexy and fabulous?

    5 years ago
  172. B.A.P! woohoo~!

    5 years ago
  173. it’s surprising how many people likes metal n kpop at the same time . lool 

    5 years ago
  174. B.A.P Easy… I have fallen in love with Exo, but Warrior had me addicted with the colors and aggression. I would never show a non-kpop loving friend the mama video… way too embarrassed. 

    5 years ago
  175. BAP!

    Im so bored with EXO that i havent even bothered listening to Mama yet. Not sure i will either. I got bored somewhere around teaser 5 :/

    5 years ago
  176. Imma go with B.A.P. – for their unified Swagger ~ they really burst out of the gate with talent and power —-► all in one GO.

    They did not rely on endless pre-hype, teasers &  prologues (wtf?) and MorganFreeman/Captain Picard Led Zepplin riff-rip-off . Both groups are products of corporate machinery…yet, one must admit that ANY group produced by SM is going to have $$$$ and media opportunities that smaller companies can’t do.

    So …pound for pound…based on the artists alone – I find B.A.P. to be more compelling.

    5 years ago
  177. BAP ! Yay !

    5 years ago
  178. Once you understand more of the symbolism and watch the Chinese Version, you can see how everything connects together. This was definitely a concept that they thought about a lot.

    I think EXO had the better debut. I think their dancing and vocals are the best out of all the newly debuted rookies. You can tell they trained really hard. 

    5 years ago
    • Actually there are so many people envious of EXO making a ess with their mouths, EXO is Awesome, I love them too. SOme  Koreans are envying them, even in Japan without any promotion EXO is topping #1 and #2 in chArts.

      5 years ago
  179. Although both debuts were amazing and epic, I’d have to go with EXO for this one. They killed it!

    5 years ago
  180. I vote EXO over BAP.

    5 years ago
  181. EXO!!

    5 years ago
  182. B.A.P Warrior. Sorry, but that was A. less confusing, whilst still full of symbolism. B. a real debut. Not, like, six singles in. Also, I prefer their style.

    5 years ago
  183. I vote for EXO, I like MAMA better than Warrior. *hides from BAP stans*

    5 years ago
  184. B.A.P was really good and explosive BUT….EXO was much better, their songs, MVs, dance moves, lyrics, live,… are PERFECT with no doubt. So my vote is for EXO……WE ARE ONE
    Go EXO

    5 years ago
  185. EXO~mama!

    5 years ago
  186. Hahaha now you made me think of what would it mean if it was an acronym xD Maybe…Exposure to X-ray is the Origin xD  Maybe that would be a better explanation of the source of their superpowers hahaha

    5 years ago
  187. EXO XD

    5 years ago
  188. as much as i pretty like exo

    BIBIMBAPBAPBAPBAPBAAAAAAAAP !!!!!

    B.A.P !!!!

    they had something really unique and so powerful and catchy and i just fell in love at the very first hearing/sight !
    They didn’t have to release a thousand of teasers or prologue singles. Just a simple teaser and a simple debut single and bam, they caught my heart.
    Plus, honestly, at first hearing, i wasn’t excited at all by exo. and their concept, i’m not sure about it. also the fact they’re separated in 2 units and all. it’s all so kinda complicated. i like them now but it actually really took me time. like, really.

    5 years ago
    • Whats wrong releasing thousaND of teaser, Arent they having mobey for that? They could have just debuted without this also, I love EXO i hate so much rap of BAP, i like singing more than talking talking

      5 years ago
      •  and why on earth are you replying to me this NOW ? wow… you really dig far ! it’s been a while i mean, it’s been more than a week ! (the show down between EXO and B.A.P is over. Plus, EXO won. *shrug*)
        Well. I’m sorry !!! this is my opinion !!! B.A.P released just one very powerful teaser and MV and they managed with just that to gain a lot of fans. (maybe not as much as EXO, no, but still enough to make a tight with EXO’s popularity on the web on here).
        That’s, my point of view. I honestly believe that if EXO have released just one or very few teasers and 1 official debuting MV i’d have been more interested and seduced by them naturally. What i mean is when they finally officially -debuted-, there were no any surprises and thrill since we’ve already seen a bunch of teasers (that i didn’t watch all cause too much is too much for me) and 2 MV. There were no more surprises !! I still liked the song and the MV, but there were no surprises or over-excitement or breath taken away like there were with B.A.P.
        And yeah EXO comes from SM and they have a lot of money. But it doesn’t mean the more money the use the better it will be, the more complicated they make it the better it will be. Sometimes we make the best things with nothing. (But anyway. And i’m not saying B.A.P did simple though. it’s simpl-er than EXO but well).
        A thousand of teasers is just plain annoying. sorry. my point of view. it’s like screaming to your face -look at me look at me look at me look at me i have money look at me look at me only look at meeeeee here another teaserrrrr weeeeeeh !!!!!! we’re exo exo exo exo exo your new fav group exooooo weeeeeh !!!… … Sometimes over promoting, it’s my opinion, kills the whole thing. I have nothing against the boys themselves. The boys are nice. It’s just their management/company and how they promoted them. It’s like brainwash. “YOU !! Will love EXO !!!”… and the worst part is that it works. Like i said, at first hearing and all i wasn’t attracted or interested at all by EXO, nor by the song, nor by the mv, nor by the boys… but they’ve been so many promotion and mv and people talking about them all over the web that… you just end up being used to them, that end up liking/loving them, although you didn’t at first.

        SO ! I have no idea why i feel the need to explain myself this to you ! and why you felt the need to randomly reply to some people just… now.
        Ok ! Allright ! You love EXO, you hate B.A.P. You prefer EXO’s debut. I love B.A.P. And i love EXO. Didn’t like the way they promoted and the craze and over-excitement there’ve been about them. And i love B.A.P’s debut better cause it actually really blew my mind. But that’s it.End, of the story.

        5 years ago
  189. my vote for B.A.P

    5 years ago
  190. Kai Bai Bo…that will be stuck in my head forever! 

    5 years ago
  191. Definitely EXO!!!!

    5 years ago
  192. How can you make me choose between these two D:
    Horrid >..<

    5 years ago
  193. B.A.P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago
  194. B.A.P

    5 years ago
  195. B(lond). A(sian). P(eople). – Warrior!
    Also SM finds Google Translate much better than any English speaker.

    5 years ago
  196. EXO!

    5 years ago
  197. EXO!

    5 years ago
  198. i vote for EXO!!!

    5 years ago
  199. B.A.P all the way. I watched both versions of MAMA and it was just… Awkward. The whole face-tattoo-screamo was so random; I was sitting there thinking:”Why so rage-y?” (On the other hand, I wonder if they were trying to copy BIG BANG’s “Fantastic Baby”)

    5 years ago
  200. My vote is for B.A.P

    5 years ago
  201. EXO!!!!!

    5 years ago
  202. Hmmm I really liked both groups, but it took me awhile to like Warrior where as I instantly liked Mama, so I’ll go with Exo.

    5 years ago
  203. Hahaha, when I first watched the music video, I couldn’t understand a word of what was being said in the introduction part, but I thought it was because I’m not an english native speaker (even though I’m quite confident on my listening skills xD). Now I know the reason xD Ahh really, just a couple of mistakes would be alright, but that was too much lol
    And before a read the lyrics, I thought the chants were in latin O.o 
    But overall, I like their concept. Superhot korean guys with superpowers? Please, count me in xD 

    Btw, my vote goes to BAP. 

    5 years ago
  204. my vote goes to exo-k b/c i loved everything in the music video and also b/c there hot lols .///. 

    5 years ago
  205. exo all the way, bap was explosive but exo is killing it.

     i guess we’ll have to wait for their first nonlipsynched performance to tell but we already know theyve got the vocals. we just have to see if they can dance and sing and still keep everything so pristine (: 

    and the funniest thing is that they could have even gotten KRIS to edit the english since you know hes canadian and alll….. don’t even need to hire anyone LOL and yes i admit i didnt listen to what the guy said simply because he had an epic voice and i was just looking at the harrypotterdeathlyhallowsstorytelling-like graphics :D

    5 years ago
  206. B.A.P

    5 years ago
  207. EXO duh. I haven’t fangirled this much since SHINee’s Lucifer which was totally awesome and had omona open a new thread just for comments because it was too epic at that time!

    5 years ago
  208. I VOTE EXO. I WAS CONVERTED TO BEING AN EXOTIC AFTER I SAW MAMA!!!

    5 years ago
  209.  Sm really fooles me xD I wouldn’t have understood the intro without the animation. But since the animation was hella cool and the narrator had this epic nat-geo voice I understood the story and didn’t realize that it didn’t make sense.

    The screamo part surprised me but in a good way. I also like heavy metal (despite my baby face) so Kai’s face art(?) was one of my favorite parts of the mv.

    I heard so many good reviews about BAP, but it didn’t make me interested like… at all. I saw their debut stage with warrior and then never heard anything by them again. EXO in the other hand, had me interested since the very first teaser and before I knew it I was an EXOtic.

    So I vote for EXO.

    5 years ago
  210. There can be only one vote…

    BUNNIES

    ARE

    PUFFY!!!

    No, but seriously… Not that this song and MV was bad, but warrior is just head’s and tail ahead of it. Without a doubt.

    5 years ago
  211. VOTE: B.A.P
    Even though EXO is really talented, I didn’t fangirlspazz the first time watching MAMA like I did with B.A.P’s WARRIOR. EXO was, oh cool powers :)… And B.A.P was OMFG THIS IS KPOP?!? @.@ So yea.

    B.A.P Fighting~!! :)

    5 years ago
  212. Could anyone re-translate the tree of life prologue from the Korean subtitles? I’d like to understand better. Really, I do.

    Judging by the music alone, Warrior makes a stronger first impression, but MAMA had a really awesome storyline involving the the boys using their powers to communicate with each other, and their dance is more technical, so my votes goes to EXO.

    Hey! Kai’s Screamo was one of the best parts!

    5 years ago
    • I looked at the Mandarin version and even the subtitles there didn’t make much sense. 

      5 years ago
      • U cannot understand the prologue?, its quite clear, i can help u out if u want…Its Very easy to comprehend and also interesting, I Liked…

        5 years ago
    • This is the tree of life prologue: 
      When the skies and the grounds were one the legends, through their twelve forces, nurtured the tree of life.An eye of red force created the evil which coveted the heart of the tree of life and the heart slowly grew dry.To attempt to keep alive the heart of the tree of life the legends herby divided the tree in half and hide each side, hence time overturned and space turns obscure. (askew)The twelve forces divide into two and create two suns that look alike, into two worlds that seem alike.The legends travel apart. The legends shall now see the same sky but will stand on different grounds. They shall stand on the same ground but shall see different skies.The day that the grounds beget a single cloud to form one sky in two worlds that seem alike, the legends will greet each other.The day the red forces purify and the twelve forces reunite into one perfect root… a new world shall open up. 

      5 years ago
      • Thank u..<3 <3 <3

        5 years ago
      • Thanks for trying, Weezy3685, but the confusing English voice over verbatim is not what I’m looking for.  I mean, “space turning obscure”? “eye of red force”? The two sentences about seeing sky while standing on grounds perfectly contradict each other. Since the grounds are different, how would the grounds beget (bring about?) one cloud? One single cloud equals an entire sky? @_@

        This is why it’d be nice if anyone could translate from the original Korean subtitles and clarify what SM meant to say! ^^? Any awesome bilinguals?

        5 years ago
  213. omg guy si love you :D i’m so glad you liked EXO ^^ i personally totally agree with you,that they should spend more money on super junior :(

    5 years ago
  214. B.A.P’s debut was very good but my vote goes to EXO. The whole concept is amazing. I also love the songs. Not only MAMA but most of the song from the mini album.

    5 years ago
  215. I vote for EXO!
    (I would also like to point out that it isn’t an acronym.)

    5 years ago
  216. EXO FTW!!!!
    honestly, call me crazy but the teasers and prologues and other crap never made me lose interest in EXO… yeah i know, crazy right? XD
    I CAN’T HELP IT THOUGH!!!! I’M SO ATTRACTED TO THEM

    5 years ago
  217. i vote for EXO!!! the song was amazing! as well as this video (i laughed so hard!)
    but i gotta say this, kai’s tattoed face really scared me ._. is like he appeared out of nowhere and screaming…  i almost fell off my chair >.>U
    anyway, greetings from Chile! 

    5 years ago
  218. Hi, I love your blog i get so much laughs from them but i do have to ask. Why the part about Super Junior?  I mean  fair do’s i know you aren’t getting at super junior but more SM and their lack of money spending on the MV but still there was really a need to mention them in that way really. 

    5 years ago
  219. EXO.

    5 years ago
  220. as much as i LOVE EXO, i think B.A.P was a bit more powerful for some reason… like, more in your face and longer lasting impact. i also liked the song much more so B.A.P for me ^^ (soz my bias Baek Hyun, i still love u T.T)

    5 years ago
  221. I know that you are not talking about korean bands’ other languages projects [wow, is it still in English? sorry :D ] but I have to say that EXO-M ver. of the mv was really more interesting!

    Mandarin mv was dimmed, devoid of colour, darker and all super powers of members were more impressive. one of boys even could fly! he also has flame wings, but his were dragon wings :)
    one could stop the time [and knew martial arts :p ]. other used telekinesis….

    also I love the moment when they started “seeing” each other through the same sky [living on different grounds :D ]

    btw, the song reminded me of DBSK “tri-angle” very strongly. the same half pop – half heavy metal feel.

    btw 2, why are all last songs by SMe artists so over-cried? they sing so loud! my ears hurt. it seems like they fight with eachother who sings louder. I prefer listening to Big Bang’s “blue” sung with whispers more.

    5 years ago
  222. voting for EXO!!! ^.^

    5 years ago
  223. Exo! omfg I was on tumblr when it was released and sh*t went CRAZY fnrjsikgrs. anyways. I’m a huge fan of Eat Your Kimchi ;; <3

    5 years ago
  224. Have you guys ever taken acting lessons? The acting in this MM was BRILIANT!!! SuSad, ooops I meant SuHo (one with the water) was acted out perfectly!!! Martina did an amazing job acting as the director (I think) and teleportation dude.

    The only problem I found in the video was that I thought Martina was acting as Kai since he has the teleportation power, but I guess she wasn’t since she was asking if he knew that tattos were permanent… O_O?

    Also, why did you guys made SuHo a crybaby? Were you aware that his nickname was SuSad?

    5 years ago
  225. The song’s awesome and I’m in love with the graphics, but I still love EXO-M’s version more. Their dancing isn’t as good as K’s but I prefer their overall sound. Kris did a MUCH better job than Kai in the scream part and had this awesome David Bowie thing going on (and he had a dragon A FLIPPIN’ DRAGON!) Tao’s rose petal scene was beautiful as well.

    Oh yeah I forgot to mention Lay’s badass unicorn. (3:26)

    5 years ago
    • You deserve a like for mentioning David Bowie. And I also prefer the overall sound in EXO-M’s version. 

      5 years ago
  226. 1. Did you guys watch “The Fountain” movie? It was the first thing I thought of when the tree of life appeard, really, I was almost expecting to see bald Hugh Jackman sitting under that tree ;]

    2. The butterfly guy reminded me of Park Bom.
    3. I loved the teasers and the prologue! Especially Martina’s teaser :D
    4. I’m voting for EXO. 

    5 years ago
  227. should’ve mixed the two videos, cuz EXO-M still plays K-POP but in chinese, but i know, i know, just korean stuff, get it… =[ but i’d love to see your reaction when Kris just jumps and flies away ~  i loved the tatooed faces at the rock/rap part and i love the “no one who care about me” part, cuz i consider it as a prayer for the MAMA who kicked them out of their epic EXO-Planet and left them alone on Earth where fangirls will rip them into little pieces. – sigh. –
    vote: EXO [ not like EXO-K or EXO-M, but EXO. WE ARE ONE. <3. ]

    5 years ago
  228. Ooh and I forgot, since you already did this, I suggest you do the parallel world of EXO-M (although that is not Korean)

    5 years ago
  229. Seriously, for me this song is like a mix of Iyah, Tri-angle  and some musical music (Mozart for example). Besides, I seriously though I can hear Changmin from DBSK at some point :P
    About this scene with Kai and his painted face… seriously…. dear uncle LSM, did you want to try out your beloved visual rock element again? This is exactly what Shinhwa said here: http://youtu.be/n3Jf2CmsE6E?t=1m6s :PPP Who’s gonna be next? kkk

    5 years ago
  230. B.A.P! Because their debut was just like BAAAAM! CRAZY AWESOMENESS APPEARING OUT OF NOWHERE AND BLOWING OUR MIIIIINDS! Hahaha.. whereas we all have been expecting EXO to have an awesome debut for a long time. And it was awesome, don’t get me wrong! But BAP gets my vote. :)

    5 years ago
  231. This is my favorite Music Monday so far. It was so funny and I love your commentary on SM. Oh, and Martina, I adore you for this! That part with Shindong killed me. Epic!

    5 years ago
  232. Now I finally know why I failed to understand to the monologue at the beginning. At first I was, like, totally freaked out: “OMFG, MY ENGLISH IS DYING!!!!!!!!”

    Turn out it was the video. Haha, thanks a lot for clearing that up for me guys :”>

    5 years ago
  233. The engrish was amazing this week….I personally would have given it a negative score because it confused me so very much….but I’m glad you guys were fair…^^

    I vote B.A.P. because even though I loved EXO’s History, I love BAP as boys more….their show on MTV made me fall in love with each of them….however, the gazillion teasers SM released didn’t tell the viewers anything about EXO as boys, they just showed their dancing or modeling skills, which is good if you love looking at pretty faces, but I like to see the real side of my idols too…^^….so B.A.P. for the win….^^

    5 years ago
  234. oh man you guys are totally making me wish they had an actual movie or something now!!!! and that Kai part in your re-enactment thing just killed it!!! it was hilarious!!!!!
    i like EXO’s song more!! it was so freaky and cool and just something different for me! so obviously i vote for them!!

    5 years ago
  235. B.A.P. ^^ ♡

    5 years ago
  236. I actually loved Kai’s tattooed face and the rock part inserted in the song. It reminded me of TVXQ’s triangle when Trax suddenly started screaming out of nowhere. I loved it.

    5 years ago
  237. EXO

    5 years ago
  238. B.A.P! :D

    5 years ago
  239. EXO’s mama was good, it looked good, it sounded good but i can’t do it. Sorry EXO! I vote for B.A.P.

    5 years ago
  240. My vote is for EXO.~ MAMA is just really different from K-Pop right now. It just brings me back to the good old days of K-Pop.

    5 years ago
  241. I vote for EXO ^^ This episode was awersome!!! And I have no other choice to thank you for mentioning the forgotten Super Junior (all ELFs were totally angry at SM but what can we do? I mean there’s no way to ‘punish’ SM for their mistreating of any of bands….) T.T

    5 years ago
  242. i vote exo^^

    5 years ago
  243. I’m of a very similar opinion as you guys; the video is really cool and the singing and dancing is brilliant and amazing, but they are so damn serious about certain things, that I cant help laughing sometimes :P
    I also thought it was a nice idea of them to put in the screamo/growling, but as you said Martina, it was so out of place…

    On a technical note, as I’ve understood you are quite serious about making high-quality videos: I think you should experiment a bit more with the mic and put it further away when you speak. Especially Simon’s dothraki voice has this overtone that rings terribly in my ears (I remember shrill noise was annoying in other videos as well) and yeah, you might want to do something about it perhaps :)
    Awesome review, and I surely see why you poke fun at EXO, but one can’t help loving this excellent creation of a music video!

    5 years ago
  244. Lea

    omg i am crying at “except for this guy” sehun sat alone in the desert was hilarious when i first watched the mv but your description of it is a+

    5 years ago
  245. my vote is for EXO-K

    5 years ago
  246. EXO MAMA!!!

    5 years ago
  247. i vote for E.X.O, but i’m little bit disappointed that you didn’t talk about the “Epic Battle against Evil Petals” of Time Master Tao :( but maybe it’s because it’s from E.X.O-M ^^

    5 years ago
  248. I’m a little sad you guys don’t know DBSK’s “Tri-Angle” because “MAMA” is such a throwback to that song and that style.

    5 years ago
    •  Well, MAMA is a SMP (SM Performance), its a combination between Hip Hop,
      R&B and Rock and the lyrics of this kind of songs of SM are about
      problems that the world is facing now (In this MAMA of Exo are talking
      about how the people are disconnected from the reality and dont know
      what is happening in the real world), and yes, they use this kind of style with DSBK (Tri – angle), Super Junior (Dont Don) and now with EXO’s debut..so the similarities between these songs can be easily find (Well..are from the same company, arent they?), but, i just cant stand how people are saying EXO will replace Super Junior or TVXQ..really?…..just answer this question but to your self…Does EXO replaced Suju or TVXQ in your heart?, when you answer that question please stop hating EXO.

      Anyway, nice rewiew (as always) and i vote for EXO, that doesnt mean that i didnt like Warrior, actually a love that song but now im living in EXO planet xD.

      Sorry for my Super Junior engrish, im not a native speaker.

      P.D: Soy un dorito!

      5 years ago
      • My sentiments exactly! Haha, I admit, I was a bit biased against b.a.p. at first because I was a crazy exo fan and I had heard about how a lot of people were bashing them in favour of b.a.p. However, after watching warrior, I do quite like it and I admit that b.a.p. has got talent. But that doesn’t mean I’ve changed allegiance! I still really, honestly, majorly love exo (apart from the fact that they’re ALL SO TALENTED AND HANDSOME they’ve got some cute personalities too haha). I think it’s perfectly okay to like a “rival band” – no slamming there. It’s just a personal preference! (: So yes I’m joining you on that exoplanet too! x) 

        5 years ago
    • I think “Tri-Angle” was the third DBSK song I heard (after Bolero and Rising Sun).  It was the song that got me addicted to K-pop.  I think the reason I like “MAMA” is because it reminds me of “Tri-Angle”.

      5 years ago
    • I thought about tri-angle too:P

      5 years ago
    • I know (and love) that song very well, and the video looks way more artsy, like an excerpt from a Final Fantasy game, while MAMA is more trendy looking with normal looking clothing and costumes + superpowers. Well, except for the Kai tribal tattoo part. :D

      5 years ago
      •  The minute MAMA started to play, I thought of DBSK . If I didn’t already know, I could tell by this song they are an SM group. I love Tri-Angle :) MAMA also reminded me of parts of Rising Sun and Keep Your Head Down. Even some of the singers’ voices remind me of DBSK. I really really like these guys! Actually got great seats for SMTown live 2012 next month! Woot!

        5 years ago
    • Also kind of like Super Junior’s Don’t Don, which surprisingly S & M didn’t like that much back in one of their cocktail reviews i think…

      5 years ago
    • OMG!!! I loved Tri-Angle. It was awesome. (Cassie for life :P)

      5 years ago
      • i felt so bad for thei hair at those times xD but well jae’s hair is :3 goodtimes~

        4 years ago
      • izh

        Tri-Angle!! Love that song!

        5 years ago
    • I’ve thought about Tri-Angle also, but I think maybe S&M know about this song… but it was released so many years ago, we can’t find another song like this in, well, almost 10 years

      5 years ago
      • of course sm knows the song, they released it (through dbsk, which is an sm group)

        edit: sorry, just realized s&m stands for simon and martina…haha, sorry

        5 years ago
    • I totally agree, when I listened to MAMA for the first time, Tri-Angle is the first thing I thought of, especially the “random screamo guy” part, although I do agree with Martina that it felt a bit out of place in this song.

      5 years ago
    •  True.

      5 years ago
  249. I cracked up so much listening to the intro! But my favorite part is at the end, when the EXO-K and EXO-M members are communicating with their powers, or whatever it is that they’re doing ^^

    As for the showdown, my vote goes to EXO~

    5 years ago
  250. I finally undestood what you feel about english all the time…during the super show (Super Junior Concert) in Paris, they put french sentences on screen during the concert (which is really cool…because I’m willing to scream, but I feel a little idiotic when I don’t understand why…)…and it was full of mistakes!! Not just 1 or 2, but a lot!! I couldn’t help myself to be “ok, that’s cool…at least you understand…but…arghhh!!! so many mistakes!!!”

    5 years ago
  251. I FREAKING LOVE B.A.P!
    BUT I have to say that I love EXO more.
    So I will vote for EXO. :p

    SORRY B.A.P ;_; <33

    5 years ago
  252. EXO! Because in the end they had more hype and expectations, BAP was epic, but out of nowhere. Love both groups though!

    5 years ago
  253. EXO!!!!!

    5 years ago
  254. NOW we know why super junior and snsd’s comebacks were just dance-in-the-box material: SM spent all of its munnies on debuting EXO!!

    5 years ago
  255. exo of course!

    5 years ago
  256. BAP they are funny and their story mad sense with the Mato planet and all whereas I didn’t understand anything about exo except that they have super power. I listened to they intro 3 times but i still don’t get it .
    When I first saw BAP MV it was so cool  and I love the members but exo got me borded with all their teaseer and even if  i like their song I don’t know i just  LOVE Bap so much more so… BAP FTW!!!!!

    5 years ago
  257. Has to be B.A.P. Just because I got bored of waiting for EXO. Blame SM.

    5 years ago
  258. EXO!!!!

    5 years ago
  259. As much as I loved B.A.P’s Warrior, and I am a BABY, my vote goes to EXO. It was just… better. Sorry, B.A.P </3

    5 years ago
  260. EXO’s debut was way better!

    5 years ago
  261. EXO!

    5 years ago
  262. hahah I was waiting for the english part. XD my fav is when they sing “loling back” 
    MAMA is a great song, but like Simon I like better one of their prologue, history is my best song of 2012 so far

    5 years ago
  263. I love B.A.P., but I have to choose EXO :)

    5 years ago
  264. B.A.P!!!! :3

    5 years ago
  265. EXO!! i loved warrior, but i think have all those amazing cg effects and the awesome dancing made it awesomer

    5 years ago
  266. Your teasers did not prepare me for this song at all. o:
    Lawl, no, but seriously…

    I didn’t realize it was an English intro at first because I was all “Uwaaaa…” at the graphics, but I still just skip it to get to the good stuff. I am completely all for EXO now. While I was on board when History came out (not entirely on board when What Is Love debuted), but this song combined with their intense and clean dance moves have officially made me a fan. I can’t wait to see what other awesomeness they have in store!!

    Also, yes, Spudgy is even more super cute in the hoodie~♥

    5 years ago
  267. i think they should  get informed about their english in the vids, cuz its ruining their music..  -.-

    5 years ago
  268. I may have cried with laughter when Simon read out what the English is…I was tricked by the National Geographic voice, sobs.

    I preferred EXO because this song is my favourite debut song ever. Actually I think it’s the best song in K-pop in 3 years.

    5 years ago
    •  That voice tricked me too T.T Sounded so professional I didn’t question it. Usually those sort of openings talk in a confusing way anyway so I thought I was the silly one. Turns out it was just SM haha

      5 years ago
    • Well to missmudercass’s defense, DBSK did split like around three years ago now. 

      5 years ago
  269. WHATS YOUR B?!

    BAP is so yummy. Much more yummy than Exo.

    5 years ago
  270. To all the EXOtics I think Simon and Martina has done more than enough work on this KMM to make up for the last incident!!! there is so much!! well done!

    5 years ago
  271. yaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh its here lol

    5 years ago
  272. Hey~ I’m a big fan of your blog in UK
    It’s always hilarious to watch your video clips…and I feel myself getting closer to K-pop than ever

    Even though I lived in Seoul for 20yrs in the past : ]

    5 years ago
  273. wow~~ I really liked this episode ^^ all the “hype” you guys built up with teasers and a prologue was really nice :D And it was totally worth the wait xD

    5 years ago
  274. Weee :)

    5 years ago
  275. omg it’s here :D

    5 years ago