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Infinite – Paradise: Kpop Music Mondays

October 18, 2011

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All you Inspirits really came together to guarentee that Infinite makes it into Music Mondays. So far we’ve reviewed almost all their songs since we started doing Music Mondays: Nothing’s Over, Be Mine, and now “Paradise” (with the exception of “Before the Dawn,” which didn’t receive enough votes, but was reaaaalllly close to it). You guise are really good voters :D

Hopefully that’s not going to change with this week’s review. Today we’re reviewing “Paradise,” and it’s the first time we are disappointed by a song by Infinite. But we’re not disappointed in a really bad way. We’re not violently against the song, or think that it made terrible mistakes. It’s still a well done song, with great singing, and an artsy video. It’s biggest drawback is that it just sounds really REALLLLY like an 80’s boyband song. Like, exactly like an 80’ song. And we’re not too fond of the 80s. It’s not a sound we like. It’s like Vegemite: some people love it, and can make delicious sandwiches with it, while others get the jibbershakes when they taste it. 80s music…ugghhhhh. JIBBERSHAKES! Here it is if you haven’t heard it yet:

From the R&B style bass line that goes “BWWAAHHHWWW” before they start singing to the super 80’s “BA DAP AH DAP AH” beat, to the bad jazz flute used for the main verse. Jazz flutes are soooooo out…synths are in! We all play synths! DA DA DA DA DA! Do you know that song? No? You gotta check it out here:

Anyways, I think perhaps this song just gives us bad flashbacks of neon clothing and hammer pants (pastelpantaphilia, anyone?) so we don’t like it due to the trauma we experienced as children growing up with older siblings who were so into the 80’s blasting their 80’s music and singing and dancing with terrible 80’s fashion. I mean, hi older sister Nicole, this is your younger sister Martina! Looovvve you! Please don’t kill me…I swear your puffy hair perm looked great on you. And in Simon’s case, he loooved 80’s rap and R&B with his older brother. Shame on you Simon.

The video as well was a bit of a letdown. We like it from a cinematographic perspective: the lighting is great, the train is really eerie, and the guise aren’t acting stupid in the video (and that pleases us). But it just seemed redundant after a while. They’re ghosts that the girls can’t see or hear. We got it within the first 35 seconds of the video. It’s all the same from then on.

To be honest, we really wish that the dance from their live performance would have showed up in this video a bit. Infinite are rawesome dancers, like we mentioned in our review of Be Mine, and Paradise has a really cool dance to it. We understand that perhaps dancing ghosts would make for a worse video, but – ah well – we can dream, can’t we?

Anyhow, that’s it for this week. If you’re a fan of the 80s sound of this song, you can pick it up via YesAsia. And lastly, check out our Bloopers, where we give out more awards during our Kpop ceremony, and Martina loses control of herself and gets the giggles:

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  1. CNBLUE love a girl!!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!CNBLUE!!!
    and oh, yes….did I mention CNBLUE?

    4 years ago
  2. i too love Infinite, and although th they look effin hot in “paradise” i must say that i wish the video had a little more to it. the train scenes got boring after a while,if they could have just replaced it with a little bit of hip thrusting id be very happy o
    still, they look awesome, the singing is awesome and the coreography is awesome too. so yeah…

    i vote for Infinite, i WISH they would haunt me…

    4 years ago
  3. CN BLUE!!

    4 years ago
  4. I’ll admit, I’m a pedonoona as I always seem to be the oldest female around (I’m a 76er if you have to know!). Infinite’s Paradise video is lacking some hip thrusts … seriously. I still like the video but I need a dance version or something; luckily their live versions are everywhere.

    4 years ago
    • lol i guess i’ll have join your club for pedonoona’s since i’ve been around since’81 and some of these guys are jailbait :( but yeah i’ll have to admit that this video could have been better and the should have added that hip thrusting action in the music video to begin with :)

      4 years ago
  5. CN BLUEEE <3

    4 years ago
  6. I vote for CN Blue!

    4 years ago
  7. CN BLUE

    4 years ago
  8. Yaaaaaaaay~ Infinite Infinite Infinite!!! ^^ can say that now I’m VIP/BBC/A+/Inspirit ^^ can I say that..? ^^;

    The song is great(for me, I love that sound of 80’s =P) but MV is disappointed me.. too simple for song like that..I saw L lying on the floor I started screaming “Step on him!  ^____^
    and dance.. I were like crazy waiting for thair comeback stage and they start dancing ♪eogi ga paradice~♪ and I were like “Whaaaat! O_o” such a dirty dance moves.. ^^

    And new single from Martina~ ^^ like it ^^
    vote for CNBlue MV~ it looks fun ^^ and I like fun ^^

    4 years ago
  9. INFINITE FOR THE WIN!!

    4 years ago
  10. I vote for INFINITE! love both the song and mv

    4 years ago
  11. When I saw that dance, I thought, “Holy, fangirls must be needin’ their smelling salts right about now!” My vote’s for CN Blue. I don’t need Infinite looking up my shirt…dress thing, no matter how awesome they look in suits!

    4 years ago
  12. YES!

    I sometimes just watch the live performances countless times…because the dance is seriously Rawsome…but if I want to feel “sad” with the actual meaning of the song *cue MV*

    4 years ago
  13. JYP’s hip thrust in Itaewon Freedom wasn’t included in the nominees because we all know all the kpop idols combined would not even match the sheer intensity of that one.

    4 years ago
  14. I agree. And how about the dances? You’ll see little insertions of MJ’s dance moves from time to time.

    4 years ago
  15. I’ll vote for Infinite… just cuz I like ’em more, although I don’t really like the video either ;) 

    4 years ago
  16. Soooo why couldn’t that dance be on the actual video again?? 

    4 years ago
  17. You didn’t pick up similarities to the 70’s? Part of the chorus feels like you’re listening to the Bee Gees? No? Oops, showing my age there.

    4 years ago
  18. Huh… I just assumed you guys love the 80’s too… cuz I swear I hear 80’s influence in almost all of the Kpop we hear? And if it isn’t 80’s then usually it’s 90’s? In fact, one of the things I love so much about Kpop is all the retro :D If you listen to the instrumentals of basically any Kara song, you will totally hear it… from my POV ;)

    But even though I was a kid in the 80’s (born in 1980), my 16 year old aunts had me listening to everything from Madonna to Boy George to Def Leppard to Duran Duran… so I still love me some 80’s :D

    4 years ago
  19. Realized I never said thanks for now including a youtube embedded video to the MV’s! So thank you! Makes it easier compared to the many other times where a quick youtube search wouldn’t give the results, so I’d only see the clips you’d present. I missed out on the ’80s to instead witness the ’90s o.O Oh the outfits and hair….
    Edit: And Simon’s shirt gets me one step closer to thinking about reading Harry Potter someday. Cause I took a good 10 minutes trying to figure out what in the world that shirt was about, along with visiting Threadless.

    4 years ago
  20. CN Blue– you can’t beat the poster <3

    4 years ago
  21. infinite Paradise <3

    4 years ago
  22. you guys playing pottermore too? I’m playing and in slytherin too, like you martina.

    And surely next week music monday must be either gummy or heart2heart!!! the first important coz it feat. TOP while the other simply irrestitibly awkward (to me).

    I live in indonesia, and our country have a boygroup (one of many boy and girlgroup with taste like korean group) like that, SM*SH, this their youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yr69wu96Ps if you intersted

    4 years ago
    • Oh god please don’t show them smash. They’re an embarrassment to our country. *facepalm They’re the last thing you can mention when you think of “original” and their debut song sounds 100% SIMILAR to one of 1TYM’s songs and the one you posted sounds like Chris Brown’s Yeah3x. -_____-

      See, I’m not even capitalizing their name because I don’t bother.

      4 years ago
  23. If this sounds like 80´s then it sounds great.

    4 years ago
  24. Infinite! Because come on! 7 boys who dearly love me, and is watching over me to see if im alright! Now thats what i call love! And also, they get bonuses for their hip thrusting in their dance! 7 guys who can hip thrust so sexy following me when their dead? BRING ON THE INFINITE!

    4 years ago
  25. I like your I’m a Dickhead rendition. How about the I’m an Asshole song by Denis Leary? That is awesome!

    4 years ago
  26. Poor Rick… you should not laught at him… He WAS kind of great in the 80s…

    4 years ago
  27. oh no! The Reese Penis butter cups are back! :O I love you guys! You always make me laugh! 

    4 years ago
  28. lolol Flaxton Street returns. I see what you did there 

    4 years ago
  29. Gee

    cn blue love girl :*…they can intrude(?) my house anytime,theres cookies waiting for them on the table ^^

    4 years ago
  30. Infinite, though I prefer Nothing Sober Infinite than dead lover Paradise Infinite.

    4 years ago
  31. PARADISE!

    4 years ago
  32. I hate vegemite, but I love this song (;

    4 years ago
  33. Spudgy
    Thrusting
    Open
    Pawed

    4 years ago
  34. And Astro boy shirt, and epic music video

    4 years ago
  35. I love both Love Girl and Paradise, but I have to say that C.N. Blue are much better intruders. Isn’t it every fangirl’s dream to have their idols pop out of their posters and just start singing to them? In Paradise the girl doesn’t even see them!

    4 years ago
  36. I like how you repeated the “Home Intruder” Edition theme with FT Island (Hello, Hello) and put them up against CNBlue’s Love Girl again. =]

    Voting for CNBlue

    4 years ago
    • Oh God!  We felt terrible after we realized that!  We’re both sick with the cold, and barely staying awake, and can hardly think.  Boo urns!

      4 years ago
  37. Martina, I love your hair and Simon, awesome Harry Potter shirt.
    *High Five*

    4 years ago
  38. DID I JUST SEE @wowwh. is that really woohyun or isit some fan trying to be funny. http://twitter.com/#!/_FANG2301/status/125960819652562944/photo/1

    4 years ago
    • you mean the account? yeah that’s real woohyun, infinite has lulzy twitter names, their CEO’s used to be starmaker or sth, and Sungjong’s sth like infiniteyounges (can’t remember the others)

      4 years ago
  39. Hahaha, was having a marathon of your videos then another video!
    Im always suprised :D

    4 years ago
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