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Exo “Wolf” – Kpop Music Mondays

June 11, 2013

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This week we’re talking about EXO’s “Wolf” for Kpop Music Monday. We waited for a drama version but didn’t get it, and I’m not sure if EXO will be able to stay on the KpopCharts for another week, so we’re talking about it now! Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet.

Ok, so we’re a lot more torn about this song than we let on in the 30 second showdown, so we want to talk about it more here in our blog post:

Simon’s Thoughts:
I dislike it thoroughly. The fast rapping matched with the singing is awful. The AWWWOOOOOO is corny as hell. It feels like a song kids sing in Kindergarten. Old McDonald had a farm. With a moo moo here and an oink oink there. And the Saranghaeyo is so whiny and ugggh. So bad! I really didn’t like a single thing about this song. It’s frenetic and incoherent. Dubstep is really overused in Kpop now, and I really don’t get a sense of griminess in Exo’s vocals to match the griminess of the beat. And then that cascading keyboard with their staccato rapping bores me as well. WHOA. Seriously EXO. “What is Love” is the best Kpop song ever. Mama was great fun as well, and History, too, was really good. This song sucks farts.

What I can say, though, is that I appreciate the song in the context of the video. The video really enhances the song as a performance piece. The dancing was really impressive, and I’m usually bored by SM artists dancing in boxes. This was probably one of the coolest dances I’ve ever seen. I’d just rather watch the dance video on mute.

Martina’s Thoughts:

The first time I heard the song I was weirded out by it and I really disliked that the first half was just rapping and the second half was more ballad-like, I thought they should have found a way to make both parts meet. But the second time I watched it…I just loved it. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY because it goes against all of my urges to like anything that is remotely like a broadway musical, but there is something about the deep bassy synths in the background and the quick conversation like vocals that draw me in. This might be the exception to the rule, the one musicialesque song I enjoy, kind of like how I love the movie the Labyrinth despite the fact that there is singing in it. Singing by Bowie, Bowie and his mega crotch, and that is super cool. I think EXO’s aggressive wolf like dance movements saved this song and video for me while the frustration I had for SHINee’s “Why So Serious” was that it was too happy go lucky cheesy. I can’t do cheesy musicals. Like ever. If it’s sarcastic or weird, maybe, but when it involves happy chipper finger snapping and big smiles I will exit the room at the speed of a smoke bomb. This comeback is a big win for me though I never would have predicted it to be like this. Also, the album is brilliantly packaged. It is disguised as a plain Korean school notebook and it totally fooled me.

Who’s side do you agree with more?

Video nerd side note: you know how we sometimes talk about SM’s use of sound effects in their music videos and how distracting they are? Well, this time we got really distracted, because it seems like the video editor also uses Final Cut Pro X, because we have the exact same sound effects. The howl at the beginning is “Wolves Howling 2,” and when they’re clawing at the ground, it’s actually “Alligator Growl.” SM lurvs them some SFX. If you insist on using them, use the Cartoon Soundpack from 1-25. Those are the best :D

CD Giveaway Contest:

Though, yes, we’re torn about our opinion on the song, we aren’t torn in our support of EXO, and so we’re giving away an EXO CD to you Nasties on YouTube. Yay! Here’s what you gotta do to win:

1) Subscribe to us on YouTube!
2) In our reviews of What is Love, Mama, and Wolf, we left a hidden annotation somewhere in the video. Watch the video. Answer the question in the annotation in the comment section.

OOOOH A QUEST CONTEST! I know a lot of people are gonna be too lazy to partake in the contest, so your chances of winning are even higher. Yay!

That’s it! It’s not really possible for people in the comments here on the blog to participate in the contest, since there are three different videos to comment in, so…sorry! Next giveaway, though, we should have something you can partake in here :D

And, on that note, we’ve got a boatload of bloopers this week. Our timer broke but we didn’t realize it so the 30 second showdown took 8 minutes to film as a result. Ugghhh…IRONNNNYYYYYY.

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  1. BALLOONS all the way~ I love EXO but DBSK will always be my favorite number one group!

    4 years ago
  2. SAME! ;)

    4 years ago
  3. Whoa you guys check this out!!..Maybe you’ve heard it already, but I guess this is audio for a leaked demo version of “Wolf”! When you listen to the chorus, they actually pronounce “wolf” correctly!! Also, the “saranghaeyo!” part is hilarious in this.

    http://baek.tumblah.com/post/53578000382/jennipeo-wolf-mv-with-leaked-audio

    Interesting!! They obviously CAN pronounce the word correctly, but could SM be making them pronounce it wrong?

    4 years ago
  4. I’ve been slightly obsessing over this song for the past couple of days. This was before I read the lyric translation.
    Now I’ve read the lyrics… wow… just… wow. The Chinese lyrics seem to make more sense @_@

    4 years ago
  5. I’m a mouse I’m a mouse! SQUEEEEEE!!!

    4 years ago
  6. KKK i actuality didn’t like the song ,but now im obsessed with it!!!
    im a duck and im a mouse ,OMG i loughede so hard!!!!

    4 years ago
  7. whats the name of the drama??!

    4 years ago
  8. Yeah, I shouldn’t have checked the translation. Then I could have imagined it to be something epic!
    I usually don’t, actually, but I just looked up G-Dragon’s “A Boy” lyrics, and liked them so I looked up some others. Should have ended on a high note. Infinite’s “Paradise” is also now ruined for me (although it’s more creepy than bad).

    4 years ago
  9. You are Beautiful! ^^

    Martina, your duck impersonation is awesome. I forgot that you have this special talent – it’s so cool :)

    Thanks again for a funny KMM. I just can’t hold myself when Seungrina starts fangirling XD

    Though I, too, was weirded out when I first heard this song, I came to think the “nega Ulf” part is quite catchy (and funny), but it is still my least favourite song by EXO.
    Oh, and I really like that one has to put in some effort and time to get a chance to win the CD. Nice idea!

    4 years ago
  10. TVXQ’s Balloons pwns all! There is no comparison. Balloons 4 LYFE!!!! XD

    4 years ago
  11. Haahaaaa Jaime and Brienne!!

    4 years ago
  12. lin

    I agree with Martina, it’s so catchy. I didn’t really like EXO before but this song got me liking them.

    4 years ago
  13. LOL i completely agree with Simon, sorry Exo but the minute you did like a wolf I LAUGHED… Where is The EPICNESS Of What is love???? And Martina, I love musicals but i really didnt like this song, sorry I was expecting something else after the longest rookie comeback EVER. My vote goes for the awesomeness of TVXQ… AND YES LISTEN TO FANGUIRILLA!!!!! HE IS CANADIAN, YOU SHOULD HONOR THE MOTHERLAND!!!

    4 years ago
  14. OMG I know that song in the bloopers that Martina was singing!! It was an OST in You’re Beautiful that Jang Guen Suk sung. I think it’s called “I miss you”? Anyway I like this song, but I also like “Without Words” that Park Shin Hye sung in that drama.
    As always you guys crack me up, and made my day :D

    4 years ago
  15. I agree with Simon! Best quote to sum it up: “This song sucks farts.” EXO has some blow ya mind amazing vocals and this song left me wanting to hear that. Awoooo thing and saranghaeyo thing annoyed the heck outta me. The music was boring. Too much low-toned electric sounds for me. Nothing to grab my musical love strings. Then reading the lyrics translated… -__- did not like it at all. The MV was blah too. SM’s lack of creativity with their MVs is really getting old. SM, you got all this money WHY U NO HAVE A CREATIVE MV DIRECTOR/WRITER? I did enjoy the dance. That whole tree thing at the beginning had me hooked to the dance movements through the entire performance looking for something else cool to come along.

    4 years ago
  16. Yes! My family gets so annoyed when I snicker at the computer screen. They throw stuff at me!

    4 years ago
  17. i think it is cool,when it is the first part of mama because it is fast and i like the beat at the beginning(all through the end ^^__^) oohh~i sing what is love when i became emotional,and mama when it’s challenging..keke~
    i don’t care what people say..it’s ourself that matters right?? so don’t mind them..i already experienced that…
    uugghh~i hate discrimination..

    4 years ago
  18. about the things you said with the hidden questions…I tried to find them and the answer to the one from the video for mama is:I think Baekhyun has the coolest powers,because transportation is always useful
    and he is really hot

    4 years ago
  19. Can’t let TVXQ’s Balloons lose!!! I know its not even their song, but their cutesy animal act in that video is so much better than EXO’s in Wolf! Also, finally heard EXO’s What is Love! Thanks for the recommendation Simon! I hadn’t seen that KM but I loved the old school R&B sound!

    4 years ago
  20. So I think Martina is right about the chorus. My 11 year old and I watched this earlier in the day and hours later (while at the store) I hear her singing it under her breath. ahahaha!

    4 years ago
  21. hauahuhua I agree with Simon!

    4 years ago
  22. Spudgy makes an awesome Dire Wolf~~
    “Imma Wolf~ And you’re scared of me~~~” XD

    4 years ago
  23. More like Taemin to me.

    4 years ago
  24. I still think someone at SM was watching “Stomp the Yard” too much though. That’s how they came out with this song and dance. Seriously though!

    4 years ago
  25. I feel the same as Martina. It was strange to me too the first time I watched it. But now I totally love it. I love the dancing and the chorus part. I also really like the hand thingie towards the end when they separate into a small group and then do it together as a whole group.

    4 years ago
  26. So, I’m kind of like Martina when it comes to this song. The first time I heard it, I didn’t like it. Everything felt disconnected. I like the rapping and the ballady parts by themselves, but not together. But the second time, it was better. And by the third I was hooked. I don’t know what it is, this song just caught me somehow. Like Simon, I don’t like the howling part. Way too cheesy.

    And speaking of cheese, are those really the lyrics?!?! Haha, ohmygosh, that is hilarious. When Simon first started reading them I was thinking it was headed somewhere very much in the gutter and then he comes out with ‘cheese’.

    Random side not about the dance: The part at the end that Martina says is like a wolf’s jaws snapping or whatever, all I can ever picture is an alligator. Your arms out straight like that, snapping together, make an alligator’s mouth.

    4 years ago
  27. agree….the saranghaeyo part reminds me of GD voice

    4 years ago
  28. tq fangurilla/…. we in the same opinion…i want henry – trap…since S&M canadian as him…hehehehehhe

    4 years ago
  29. Fangurilla is quickly growing to be my favorite character!!!

    you know, what annoys me about the song is that i think that it’s pretty awesome, but the bad pronunciation of “ulf” is really irritating me… so much so that i really can’t get into the song… oh well!

    4 years ago
  30. I’d buy that too!

    4 years ago
  31. Once again thank you for a good video! this time you kind of captured the splitted feelings I have towards the video because I fully understan Simons dislike (I felt it as well) but at the same time I really love som part of it even if I know I shoulden (like Martina).

    Sidenote: The name Ulf in Sweden comes from the old swedish world ulf that means wolf (even if you nowadays calls it varg), so if they had a old-Swedish-meter in the video I think they would have gotten 5/5 ^___^

    4 years ago
  32. There’s a lot of better songs on their album. I like “Heart Attack”. I agree with Martina that the “aggressive wolf like dance movements saved this song and video”.

    4 years ago
  33. http://antikpopfangirl.blogspot.ca/2013/06/exos-wolf-koreas-cure-for-depression.html

    It reflects exactly what I think about this song and MV

    4 years ago
  34. I’m so happy I’m not alone XDDD
    That entire segment is so full of win!!!

    4 years ago
  35. Showdown choice: TVXQ Balloons all the way. Come on towards the end of the video you know as well as I Jaejoong is ready to devour the kid in “one mouthful like cheese.” XD

    4 years ago
  36. Thank you for this review! I literally had tears in my eyes from the “I’m a duck” and fangirling with Fangurilla. This is one of my favourite reviews yet!

    4 years ago
  37. You’re Beautiful OST!

    4 years ago
  38. I’m totally not trying to dis EXO because I love them! But…

    You said about there not be a “wo” sound in Korean, but isn’t the vowel “ㅝ” pronounced as “wo?” (I am still only learning Korean and have extremely few opportunities to speak in Korean to others, so I don’t know if it’s pronounced EXACTLY like that when actually spoken, but I’m pretty sure it is…)

    And also, there is no “f” in Korean. Sooooo… If they could pronounce the “f” instead of a “p,” then why couldn’t they pronounce the “w?”

    4 years ago
    • I talked to my Korean friend today about it. She told me that for some reason “w” is a very difficult letter for Koreans to pronounce. Even though they can learn to pronounce other sounds like “f,” “w” is exceedingly difficult somehow. I guess that explains it lol.

      4 years ago
  39. I agree with Martina! I had the same reaction! At first I was just like, “… What the heck?” But then while listening to the song more and watching the dance more, it seemed to get better! Though now my concern is that some of their outfit choices are a bit questionable… especially the outfits where they wear plastic bags? rain ponchos? idk :P

    4 years ago
  40. I agree. I have the same problem with Kai’s cornrows as I did with CL’s “The Baddest Female.” I’m a literature student and we call it “Cultural Appropriation.” They’re borrowing from American rap culture because they think it will make they artists seem cool. But I feel like they’re doing it without any real understanding of the culture.

    4 years ago
  41. “Cheesiest line ever” I laughed, it’s ok.

    Also I vote for TVXQ. I laughed at both of them, but one of them wasn’t supposed to be funny. Enough said.

    4 years ago
  42. HA!!! Solved it!!! I knew I remembered that song Martina sang in the bloopers actually being sung in the drama it’s from! It’s from You’re Beautiful!!!! YES! :D It took me way too long to remember that considering I’ve watched that drama like 3 times over…

    4 years ago
  43. tvxq! definitely :P

    4 years ago
  44. Do you know? There’s news that the drama version will be released tomorrow at 4 pm KST. You guys should review it again kekeke :))

    4 years ago
  45. In the bloopers when it said “NAME THAT KOREAN DRAMA” I actually started desperately trying to remember it!!! I know it!!!! I know that song! But I can’t remember which drama I heard it in… T-T

    4 years ago
  46. When I read the ‘cheese’ part (since I looked up the lyrics on goole) I laughed so much xDDDD that’s why I like more the chinese version~!!!! they say ‘enjoy you like wine’ and that’s so much better!

    and I vote for TVXQ’s Ballon~!!!! I loved that MV and they need to keep winnig hahaha xD

    4 years ago
  47. I pick balloon!

    4 years ago
  48. You’re Beautiful! I loved that drama and that song! And Martina, wow, you really are good at duck noises…how long have you been working on that one?

    4 years ago
  49. You guys totally should just get one of the old-fashioned sand timers. It would totally solve your problem… I think.

    4 years ago
  50. I don’t know about you, but I would be disappointed if there weren’t any sound effects in an SM music video. They almost make the song better sometimes…

    4 years ago
  51. OhOhOH. I forget to comment before. I know you guys probably didn’t see the Chinese version but i understand mandarin so when i heard the mandarin one i started laughing. Because in the korean one, Kris says eat you like cheese and in the Chinese version, Chanyeol says enjoy you like wine. CHEESE AND WINE 0-0

    4 years ago
  52. You’re getting better at the 30 second disagree section. More relaxed and such ^^

    4 years ago
  53. Simon & Martina please, please review Painkiller by T-ara, SPEED, The SEEYA, & 5Dolls!!! This song is amaze-balls :D

    4 years ago
  54. Wait they released My Lady? I kind of disregarded the whole album, because of how awful I thought the lead single was… This could change my mind!

    4 years ago
  55. TVXQ!

    4 years ago
  56. Please tell me I’m not the only one who really laughed at Simon’s “cheesy” joke. XD

    4 years ago
  57. they also said they wanted to review EXO last week but wanted to wait for SM to release the drama version…i guess they did it now cause who knew when SM was going to release the drama version…

    4 years ago
  58. Alright, I dunno about Brienne and Jamie. I always felt they were platonic bros D:. But I guess I could see it happen >_>

    4 years ago
  59. I have to agree with Martina. I totally didn’t like it when I watched it the first time. I was like what the heck did I just watch?! and then after multiple repeats, not only did I find I kind liked the song, I totally got into the album and found my three biases. Hey! don’t judge, there are so many of them. The album has better songs than wolf, but its catchy in its own way.I’m off to enter the Quest :]

    4 years ago
  60. This KMM was hilarious! Loved the Game of Thrones parts. Did you guys finally see the finale episode? :D

    4 years ago
  61. tootaally agree with Simon ! T_T this song sucks.
    I wonder why it have so much votes? O.o where are ears nowdays..
    I really wanted Smoky Girl to be reviewed !!! that song is masterpiece amon new kpop songs *o*
    nyah.. hope this week it will take chance for review :)

    4 years ago
  62. Pfft it was hilarious to see Martina mention ducks because there’s always that one line in the song that I swear sounds like “drop a duck” … at 0:49. And then at 0:56 it sounds like “I never style.” I hear these lines every time I listen to this song. OAO I can’t unhear them lines! By the way, Martina you’re awesome at duck noises. When I tried to make them before, they ended up sounding like farts..
    Your timer fails. So hilarious. xD

    4 years ago
  63. Oh dear, I literally LOLED sooo many times in this KMM. I’m so sorry Martina, but some of your duck noices sounded like wet farts. But you did good! And who hasn’t seen You’re Beautiful (except for Simon) :3 I have a feeling you’ll get some new timers in your fanmail!

    4 years ago
  64. Hey, Simon, what if I told you that cheese is not a mouse’s primary food choice? Mice actually eat mostly nuts and cereals (which is why you can find them in the flour bag if you got any) but they get into anything. I have no idea where the mice-eat-cheese stereotype comes from, but if anybody does, please share. Thank you :)

    4 years ago
  65. yan

    One of my favorite parts is the end, when the members turn into a cave
    and two members come out from both of the caves, and the cave collapses
    and they all posed like wolves. I found that to be very creative!

    4 years ago
  66. S & M what the heck was behind you on the laptop screen? Maybe I’m imagining this but…… is that a picture of shirtless guys?
    Anyways, an awesome review as always. :D

    As for the show down, Its really hard to pick. I didn’t really like Wolf when I first heard it, but some how it got stuck in my head and I really like now. I LOVE Balloons though. Ever time I watch it theres something new to look at. On a side note, Exo’s Wolf although really cool and well choreographed is a kinda cheesy at times (bad pun). Although Balloons is also a little corny its fun and silly. My vote goes to TVXQ Balloons. It was close but they beat Exo with there animal costumes.
    (´ω`♡%)

    4 years ago
  67. I haven’t laughed this hard at a KMM in a long time, maybe it’s the sleep deprivation, but wow. Spot on you guys. Made me think of some of your old stuff =)
    And I’m a duck—totally new inside joke.

    4 years ago
  68. I would have been curious to know who would win a “worst song showdown” between The Baddest Female and Oolf. It would have been tight.

    Thank you for sending Fangurilla to the speech therapist! I understood her much better this time.

    4 years ago
  69. I know the song that Martina is doing in duck voice but I cant think of the name!!!! Is it Fly High by GD and TOP

    4 years ago
  70. I really appreciate the short segments at the end of the videos that anticipate fan-reactions and addresses them right then and there. These short quips always make me smile, and it feels like a really collected/mature way to acknowledge the viewers concerns while maintaining control of their own show. I know it can be hard to deal with so much backlash all the time so I’m happy whenever I see Simon and Martina handling it gracefully.

    4 years ago
    • Nic

      Agree, it’s a really good way of dealing with that.

      4 years ago
  71. The chinese version of this song has so much better lyrics!! it doesn’t have the cheese part, and it’s more poetic!! guuys, why u never mention exo-m??

    4 years ago
  72. I liked the review. lol I just wish we could have heard whether or not Simon and Martina enjoyed any of the other songs of this album, like Black Pearl or Baby Don’t Cry, etc. >.<

    4 years ago
  73. Okay. So after much watching of this video I have to really admit… I love that foot shuffle dance strut they do. I watched them do it on Music Core and now can appreciate it much more. With my final acceptance of this, I officially love this video and dance. Completely. Now instead of laughing and giggling at some parts like a weirdo… I giggle and smile like a fangirl? Meh. I’m still a weirdo. All the boys are fabulous dancers. I mean, I’m about as coordinated as a drunk hamster so I admire their dance skills and their flow of movement. I love watching them perform!
    But I think while I don’t love love love this song, I love the unity that the whole group has. I think EXO not -K or -M, and that’s what I’d rather think of. And finally… I’m just plain happy they’ll perform something other than Mama.

    4 years ago
  74. yan

    One of my favorite parts is the end, when the members turn into a cave
    and two members come out (Sehun and Luhan) from both of the caves, and then the cave collapses
    and they all posed like wolves. I found that to be very creative!

    4 years ago
  75. Do i don’t want the cd lol

    4 years ago
  76. :D
    This song is so bad. Not bad meaning good, but bad meaning bad, you know?
    I didn’t listen to it first, I watched your review on it. THEN listened to it. OMG, that “Saranghayo!” bit KILLED me. That was the worst part of the song. It’s so out of place and throws the already disjointed song completely off. :C
    I got the same feeling listening to this song that I had when I listened to Girls’ Generation’s “I Got A Boy”. Which was a giant “What IS this?!” Not a good thing.
    But I will say that the actual singing bits of the song, I liked. I think it flowed A LOT better with the beat than the rapping/talking parts. It made it feel more dramatic, and that’s what that beat is, very dramatic. Their dancing is always good, so no need to really comment on that.
    I may be the only one who feels this way, but I’m really tired of all the dubstep in songs these days. So tired. *Le sigh*

    4 years ago
  77. Great, now I have to go look at the lyrics because I really cannot believe that they say “I’ll take you in one mouthful like cheese.” WHAT?!?!

    4 years ago
  78. Wait didn’t read the contest part of the

    4 years ago
  79. By the way, TVXQ makes better animals. Sorry Lay! :)

    4 years ago
  80. I’m shamelessly DBSK biased, and this song was terrible. Balloons all the way!

    4 years ago
  81. Lol it’s so true!!! Plus it’s just a really happy, fun music video that matches the song ^o^

    4 years ago
  82. The first I heard of this song was from your live chat.
    Since then I just can’t take it seriously. I watched the music video and died laughing at the chorus. It’s so bad. I do not like it. lol

    4 years ago
  83. “I’ll take you in one mouthful like cheese”
    OMG, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA That has got to be the funniest lyric I’ve heard in a loooonnnggg time xD

    4 years ago
  84. I have to admit that this has grown on me. I laugh all day when I hear Nega Ulf! The AWOOOO does make me cringe. But the singing parts are…not bad. This is just a bad comeback song…a bit like Why So Serious was too bright for the feeling of Shinee’s Chapter 2, I feel that this did not really fit the rest of the album.

    4 years ago
  85. This was an absolutely wonderful KMM! Perfect balance of skits and commentary. :)
    Also, I’m loving the consistent fangirl corner and her constant
    pestering at the end of the video. It’s just a really funny, clever
    touch.

    And I kind of want a shirt that says “I’m not ugly, I’m exotic” on it now…

    4 years ago
  86. Soo the demo english translation:
    EXO-K: “I’ll eat you up with more refine than [drinking] wine”

    And the official translation:

    EXO-K: “I’ll take you in one mouthful like cheese”
    EXO-M: “Really want to swallow the nectar-sweet you in one bite”

    I can’t with EXO-K xD

    4 years ago
    • Yeah, I had heard the EXO-M lyrics were a bazillion times better. :P

      4 years ago
      • The Korean version is just confusing, I think. I didn’t quite understand what the song was about until I read the Mandarin lyrics. My Korean isn’t great, so maybe the lyrics make more sense to a Korean person…. I’m trying to give EXO the benefit of a doubt here haha…

        4 years ago
      • I’ve only seen a translation to the Mandarin version, which is…err, can I say sexy? Maybe I just have a dirty mind, but the lyrics alone were “giving me the vapors” as we say in the South. But, the Korean version? Cheese is probably the least sexy food ever lol.

        4 years ago
    • They will always be the EXO-Kids

      4 years ago
  87. XD…the bloopers part with Martina’s solo performance was awesome…ah, of course I know it is the song of “you’re beautiful” …beautiful drama…*_^

    4 years ago
  88. For the Showdown: TVXQ Balloons! Come on, they were literally dressed as animals! Kai looked like a fish tangled in a fishing net!

    4 years ago
  89. it’s so hard to choose between such different songs.. but I’ll go with Exo’s Wolf cuz it’s so catchy XD
    Thx for the reviews guys u’r the best <3

    4 years ago
  90. Loved the video <3

    4 years ago
  91. The “wolf” part becoming Ulf – nailed it! ^^ I’m born and raised in sweden.

    4 years ago
  92. Lol Soompi.com posted a link to this review on their facebook page and made a mini article thingy about it ^_^

    4 years ago
  93. LOOOOVED the timer bloopers! XDXDXD

    4 years ago
  94. I haven’t watched the review yet but the blog post had me in hysterics especially Simon’s part. So what I’ve been hearing as “A Sada mayo” is actually Saranghaeyo? I just thought it was an old witch that was saying something about Mayo instead of “Double, Double, toil and trouble”. They even look like they are stirring a cauldron in the dance… maybe that’s just my overactive imagination tho…

    Quite honestly, I don’t know if the song has grown on me, I’m just currently in a weird mood or what, but I kinda like it. There are some really awesome parts like around 1:15 when the higher singing parts come in. I really like those parts (sorry, don’t know who they are) and from like around 2:17is to the end is pretty good. I even kinda like the chanting/raping part.

    Honestly though, I still like their performances on the music shows better than the video although I think I only saw 2 of them…

    I still like to corn-rolls tho.

    4 years ago
  95. Did anyone read the tatoo on thay guy’s chest (sorry i’m not good with names)? I think it said “RAISED BY WOLVES”

    4 years ago
  96. I just don’t get this song. Plain and simple.

    4 years ago
  97. Ina

    I like the song ever since i illegally watched the leaked dance practice :/
    I’m sorry for doing that, it’s not my fault i taught it was a bad joke from someone and taught i had nothing to loose clicked on the link and what did i find? I found the real thing :o i was super shocked :O But i got addicted to it and played it again and again and again and again *sings and dances Again and again by 2pm*

    Think how awesome it would be is EXO wore the clothes TVXQ wore while doing wolf :3

    You guys should have taken the banana contry part from The chinese wolf version and talked about that too :3

    4 years ago
  98. I just wanted to let you know that I really like the new spudgy cut (wel not that new) he really looks cute! And a little bit like a puppy. really. just look a that face <3

    4 years ago
  99. I’m in Simon’s corner. I agree 100% with everything he wrote and said. They match my exact feelings about the song. I just can’t listen to it. I keep hearing how cool the dance is but I couldn’t even focus on it with the song. I think I need to try Simon’s route and watch it on mute. This was a funny review and I love the Fangurilla corner.

    On a quick side note, I’ve wondered since you guys don’t like musicals if you would ever be able to put that aside to go watch you’re bias Junsu in Elizabeth??? Huh, huh?

    4 years ago
  100. Martina, I can relate! I was watching the MV and I just had to stop it because I absolutely did not like it. But then for some reason I decided to give it another try and I LOVED IT!! It was so weird lol

    4 years ago
  101. I’ve come to accept “Wolf” as a song, but I don’t love it. I will run around the house singing the chorus (OOLF) but I won’t buy the song. Luckily, I really enjoy the rest of the album, so this isn’t a fail comeback. Good job EXO ^^

    4 years ago
  102. timer song was so from You’re Beautiful…love that drama :)

    4 years ago
  103. I agree with Simon.
    I choose TVXQ Balloons

    4 years ago
  104. YES!

    4 years ago
  105. The song may be all over the place, but there’s just something about it that made me love it. I’ve been replaying it everyday! Also, I vote for DBSK in the showdown! Oh, and you guys should listen to the demo version; they actually pronounce wolf perfectly, but the demo is worse than Wolf. Like much worse. You might even come to like Wolf after hearing what the demo sounded like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiWRq_9fgy8

    4 years ago
    • It’s so weird listening to this song with and without the vocal production (the efforts, the autotune, the properly tuned harmonies, et al) XD

      4 years ago
  106. EXO OOOOOOLLLLFFFFFF!!!!!

    4 years ago
  107. Omg I can’t help but notice how much more cuter Spudgy looks after he got his haircut. I mean, Spudgy was always adorable but now that he’s all trimmed, he looks so much more younger and cuter. I LOVE YOU SPUDGY.
    Side note, I totally agree with Simon on the song. I really don’t like it much except for the spirit fingers.

    4 years ago
  108. Is this green screened over a shot of the studio?

    4 years ago
  109. Exo just hasn’t been doing that style of music that I like.. and Wolf wasn’t any exception. I liked the dance though, it had many cool moves.. and some funny ones as well XD I wonder why drama version isn’t out yet..

    4 years ago
  110. I am pretty sure they are lactose intolerant…best line evarrrr

    4 years ago
  111. I am on Martinas Side………..oh dear.

    4 years ago
  112. I like (almost) all the elements of the song, but none of them fit together in a comprehensive whole. Each third is so wildly different they sound like they could be their own song; the video itself is the saving grace. The cinematography and choreography is gorgeous, and the transitions between light and shadow and wolf and man (or boy) are really well done. It’s a shame the music doesn’t meet its standard.

    4 years ago
  113. AWUUUU~ Geurae wolf, naega wolf! Awouuuuu~ (Ah saranghaeyo) Nan neukdaego neun minyeo~

    ahahahahaha guys you makes me laugh a lot…..

    4 years ago
  114. weird. i didnt like What Is Love that much (i really dont understand why you love it so much) but i loved Wolf. i totally agree with Martina, its not usually the type of song that i would like but for some reason i do. i also love the dancing, that was the best part in the video.

    4 years ago
  115. FINALLY!! I agree with Simon lol. Parts of the song were OK but the whole AHOOOOOO pissed me off. It’s nothing like MAMA or WHAT IS LOVE…I really wanted VIXX or MBLAQ to get reviewed…

    4 years ago
  116. …..tvxq balloons……

    4 years ago
  117. OMG, You guys watch Game of Thrones :D I watch it too and i have read the books as well. I was quite surprised over episode 9 ended.
    *Sorry for my bad English

    4 years ago
  118. Voting for Exo! Martina, I’m so glad you understand my love for Wolf! I first heard it and said WAT??? But now I love it SO MUCH! SOOOOO MUCH! And that song in the bloopers was from You’re Beautiful (Minami Shineyo)! One of the first Korean dramas I ever saw! The Hunky One was so adorbs :D

    4 years ago
    • I’m loving him on WGM. He started out being my least favorite of the three band members in “You’re Beautiful” but with all the angstiness of the of the other male leads, he quickly became my pick. His ballad on the bus was so sweet :)

      4 years ago
      • Same here! I was like, “girl why don’t you pick the one who makes you smile???” A common problem in Korean dramas lol.

        4 years ago
  119. I agree with Simon. I really didn’t like this song. It felt sloppy, and the vocals just didn’t mesh. After I heard the song, I just sat there and said “I waited Exo to come back for THAT!?” This song was sad in comparison to “Mama” and “History.” I liked the old concept with the “two worlds” before, and I was excited to see if they would continue the theme this time around, but alas, this was just weird and awkward for me.

    And the lyrics? Simon, you forgot the other weird one:

    “Ah, but the strength in my toenail weakens, so my appetite yeah is gone.”

    *Crickets*

    Eh?

    Sorry, Exo. This was a fail for me. :(

    I also vote for TVXQ this challenge.

    4 years ago
  120. TVXQ IS THE BEST ANIMAL MV EVER! Voting for…. TVXQ

    4 years ago
  121. EXO all the way my babies were so wonderful and wolfy

    4 years ago
  122. I vote for EXO!

    4 years ago
  123. Simon, you should hear the leaked demo version of EXO’s Wolf. They actually pronounce wolf with a ‘w’there. Something must have gone terribly wrong from the demo to the finished version.

    4 years ago
  124. I love Exo, but Wolf really isn’t for me. Maybe it’ll grow on me (like many a kpop song)?
    As far as voting is concerned, TVXQ all the way! The video makes me cringe and giggle like a school girl in equal measure. How can you not love it? Plus, since I hum this song all the time when feeling chipper, I have gotten many of my friends to hum along without ever knowing they were singing kpop. Win, indeed :)

    4 years ago
  125. I have to disagree with Simon, I thought the “Awoooooo” we the best part of the song. but thank you foor pointing out that cheese comment, I spent the entire time thinking wtf.

    and Martina I nearly died at the duck , my favorite KMM to date. i was laughing so hard the dog was giving me strange looks.

    Oh EXO negga olf negga olf awoooooooooo

    BTW erhdsangfergfcewfvhgieryhd Spudgy at the end~~<3 He's such a terrifing little 'Olf

    4 years ago
  126. I think I will go try the cheese line with my wife. If you don’t see me again, it didn’t go so well….AWOOOOOOO!!!

    4 years ago
    • Do it!

      4 years ago
      • Wife gave me a funny look and laughed it off. On the other hand, I jokingly said it to my dog and she jumped in my lap and started licking my face. Perhaps the EXO-wolves are not targetting human females after all….

        4 years ago
  127. Loved your review. I’m really becoming a fan of the fangurilla segment. Loved your plug for Henry as well.

    Liked the duck, loved the corny cheese jokes!

    Agree that it’s hard to be cute wolfs. I don’t think it works either.

    4 years ago
  128. Ahaha I agree with you there, I myself enjoyed the song and MV but the whole time I was thinking “I can NEVER let my non-kpop friends see this”

    4 years ago
  129. I guess I agree with Simon’s take on the review. I really did hate the “awoooooooo.” Loved Martina’s duck! LOL I think the Werewolf theme is being influenced from the very cool, very big U.S. Twilight Saga that has taken this country by storm. As for the Werewolf thing, Jacob in this series was much more liked in the long run because he was perceived as so very much more cool! So I think everyone is just channeling this vein. Thanks you guys!!!!

    4 years ago
  130. I’m definitely with Martina on this one. When the song leaked at first, uugghh I hated it. That was the one and only time I wavered in my stance as an EXOtic. But maybe it’s because I knew what to expect, or perhaps because my expectations were so low, that I didn’t mind the song when the MV came out. And after a couple of listens, I really enjoyed it! The vocals are brilliant as usual and I really like the fast-paced, synthy rapping in the second verse. Also, I’m guessing that you’ve listened to the rest of the album. And how awesome is it?!?! Every single song is solid, no fillers. My favorite is, unexpectedly, Black Pearl. Check out the other songs if you haven’t!

    4 years ago
  131. A quest contest?! This will definitely be no match for *dramatic pause* THE DOVAHKIIN!!!
    *commences the search for annotations*

    4 years ago
  132. a side note: i think its interesting how exo can do a style like MAMA or Wolf, yet also have such amazing songs like What is Love, Black Pearl, and Baby Don’t Cry, which are more ballad-esque but showcases everyone’s talents.

    4 years ago
    • Actually, What is Love is only 2 members singing and Baby Don’t Cry features only 4 members (2 with hardly much at all).

      4 years ago
      • i know ^^ i still just think its amazing that songs like that can even be on the same album.

        4 years ago
        • As much as I don’t want to like SM manufactured music, I found myself totally digging their album. Hopefully, Exo can keep it up!

          4 years ago
  133. hey i see they have a lil Changmin there in 2:41 of the video, lol

    4 years ago
  134. MARTINA! Where was your rant on the turtlenecks!

    4 years ago
  135. Best cover of the Game of Thrones theme ever.

    4 years ago
  136. Kris’s cheese part got me dying of laughter…DYING! i agree with Simon on this one…while the dance was awesome, the song was wack…too wack and too cheesy,…some of the outfits did not make things any better…eg…WTF was Kai wearing?!?!?!

    4 years ago
  137. I really really liked this video but it took me a couple listens to get into it. So I totally side with Martina here. And as for the showdown, Balloons all the way. I would’t have gotten the werewolf theme without knowing beforehand and Balloons really carried its childish theme well. ULF!

    4 years ago
  138. i have no idea why SM decided to release “oolf” as Exo’s comeback song…every OTHER SONG ON THE ALBUM IS SOOOO MUCH BETTER…for example HEART ATTACK! DAMN GOOD SONG!

    4 years ago
  139. Agreed a lot with you! Ahahaa! Also random comment, but… one fun thing…. EXO’s Wolf and WonderBoyz’ Tarzan had sort of the same producer… WB said he put a lot of emphasis on how they pronounced “Tarzan” so that they didn’t say “Tajan”. Clearly he backed out when it came to Wolf…?

    4 years ago
    • Maybe he couldn’t get them to say it right because he couldn’t say it right? That’s my theory.

      4 years ago
  140. On the comments of the youtube videos. Each one I think.

    4 years ago
  141. I scared my dog today when I yelled it… she was thoroughly confused

    4 years ago
  142. You’re not. My sister just walked in on me saying it and the look on her face was priceless.

    4 years ago
  143. I didn’t like the song that much when I heard it for the first time but I loved the choreography a lot! The song grew on me as I listened to it more but I still don’t love it, it’s good but not fantastic. I like “Black Pear” a lot more from the album.
    Oh and I laughed when I heard them say “ulf”… It has become a little inside joke with my cousin now. haha I was like isn’t that a German name?! lol “Ulf” is not the only thing that bothers me… I hear “typerää typerää” around 1:56 and that basically means ‘something is stupid stupid’ in Finnish. XD

    4 years ago
  144. I agree with Simon. I’m never able to sit through listening to this song without laughing T_T

    4 years ago
  145. I agree with Simon. I love EXO, but this song felt like a mess. To me, it doesn’t flow nicely. It keeps switching to rap and pop and it becomes annoying. I do listen to this song, but I’m in a love-hate relationship with it. I also think this shouldn’t have been the comeback song. The rest of the songs on the album were wonderful. It’s just this one that’s a mess. It’s one of those songs that I can’t show to my friends because they’ll think that it sounds awful or it’s a joke…

    4 years ago
  146. I could have watched Spudgy’s “I’m a wolf! I’m a wolf! Aaaooooo!” For at least another half hour.

    4 years ago
  147. hahaha that duck sound Martina *bows down* but in all seriousness, I’m sorry EXOtics, I’m siding with Simon this time. the dancing’s fantastic, as is the video (but I’m voting for TVXQ’s Balloons ’cause it had more ‘animals’ in it), but the song is just… OTL WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS SONG, SM?! Get rid of the autotuned woman in both versions and it’d make a better song, just slightly, even with the ‘OOLF!’. Maybe SM lyricists want each song to have memorable lyrics, like ‘I got a boy on my chin, I got a boy chicken’, ‘Soy un dorito!’, and, ‘WHY SO SERIOUS, YEAH!!’ Oh, wait… wrong music to sing that to…

    4 years ago
  148. This was a good KMM. I smiled but I didn’t LOL. I didn’t really have anything invested in the choice of video to review but it was the one I liked the least but I expected it given the giveaway that you leaked on twitter. I think that there was a lot more potential for mockery than was undertaken. Where is Mordney Present for these videos?! Who cares if it’s SM – as a vampire he should be threatened by the amassing of werewolves on his border ;) . I think that the Seungrina skits are hilarious but maybe use them just a tad more sparingly as they can get repetitive (she likes them, we get it, maybe she could do something different, go all stalker or something). BTW, the design on the card that she holds would make a nice t-shirt. I realize that having characters makes it easier to script KMM but they don’t have to stay static, have fun with them, they are yours, after all. I liked Martina’s duck imitation but she really did just wedge that in there. A lot of the skits this KMM seemed that way. While the blooper of the timer continually breaking was funny….I’m sorry but it was the funniest bit. Good luck for next week, I hope that Simon is feeling better ^_^

    Many other people have problems with the “wo” sound, even the French end up saying “woof” instead of “wolf”.

    4 years ago
  149. Going with Simon on this one. As a person who volunteers at a wolf refuge and works with wolves every week and they are my favorite animal, AND I’m a big fan of EXO, I was originally super stoked about this video and song…. and they I watched it.

    *sigh* Biggest letdown in my entire kpop experience. Its gotten to the point that I just get angry and frustrated when I hear this song.

    And since I know that the fangirls are going to murder me for this comment, LOOK A COOKIE *smoke bomb escape*

    PS: my vote is for Ballons

    4 years ago
  150. TVXQ’s BALLOONS for the Win!

    4 years ago
  151. I agree with the dance, I liked it.
    The song , not really. Listening to it once was enough but then I thought ” let me try again ” and after the second time I gave up.

    4 years ago
  152. BWAHAHAHAHA!!! XD I just spit my coke because of Simon’s cheesy joke. xD
    (oh and yes, I wondered who that Ulf was.. oô)

    4 years ago
  153. Oh my, I love David Bowie. Here is Magic Dance, enjoy:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvyNOg4jSRg

    4 years ago
  154. Voting for Balloons, I didn’t much like this song either and I can’t get over how silly Oolf sounds. Mama and History were a million times better.

    4 years ago
  155. i basically waited til this MM came out to go to my final. i think if i don’t know the answer to a question i’ll just write “nega WOLF-AWOOO” and hope for the best

    4 years ago
    • BAHAHAHAHAHAHA Well if its a final for a philosophy class, who knows, you might actually get some points for it. I had a friend just write “why not” on a massive essay question and got full points for it.

      4 years ago
      • it was urban studies…. luckily i could half answer things without resorting to kpop references…. not like my TA would have gotten it… i literally rolled my sexy window down in that class and only one person was like OH i get it….

        4 years ago
        • Haha I went to a bar with some of my friends the other day and rolled down my sexy window and NOBODY got it. Then later when my boyfriend got there, he rolled down his sexy window to me instead of saying hi. Made my night.

          4 years ago
  156. i literally shuddered when you showed their mv clip
    i don’t wanna hear this song ever again!! T_T

    are you kidding? is that seriously a translation of the song?? my god…..

    the dance was awesome!! the only thing i liked about this release!! and the wolf effects in the mv!!

    4 years ago
  157. I totally agree with Martina (although Simon, I also agreed with your English assessment/skit)! I really disliked it at first but now I loves it! It grew on me like mold on warm cheese!

    Showdown: Exo, all the way.

    4 years ago
    • Yeah, they should hire me as a songwriter! There’s more where that came from. :P

      4 years ago
  158. I hope Mblaq survives another week! T_T
    But this MV was a pure goldmine so I get why it gets a review. *cornrows*

    4 years ago