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MBLAQ, you make us wanna cry *CRRRRRY* because we were put into serious battle over this song and video. After MBLAQ’s “CRY” came out, Martina played it non-stop in the house, periodically falling to the floor to imitate their mournful dance, and rolling around on the floor as if – somehow – underwater. Needless to say, Simon was prettty sick of it. “Mona Lisa” is quickly becoming one of those songs…again. Martina totally digs the accordions and spanish sounding guitars, and she flutters about the house playing her air guitar and air accordion (which should be added, is not very sexy) and screaming out “SARRRANGHAAAEEEE” with Joon. Simon, however, remains unimpressed and unaffected. The only thing we both agree upon is that the video is…odd.

We thought that MBLAQ’s concept art for their CD was looking pretty unique. It has all the members dress up like iconic characters, specifically James Dean, Zorro, Boy George, Papillon, and The Beatles, so we thought it would tie into their first single “Mona Lisa”, which is named after an equally iconic person. But NO! There is no vintage feel, no artsy feel, certainty nothing relating to Mona Lisa; a woman with a mysterious smile. We barely see the girl’s face at all, and when we see it at the coffee shop she just looks pissed off and annoyed by the dude singing in front of her.

Instead we have scowling MBLAQ members looking emotionally charged for some reason that remains unknown, and and equally scowling leading lady who literally does nothing. Did she kill somebody’s puppy before the video starts? Everyone looks like they hate her guts. The set looked grungy and dusty; it reminded us of a small town gas station in the middle of the USA and we were seriously waiting for a cowboy or gun or dustball to make an appearance.

MBLAQ Mona Lisa Wardrobe

MBLAQs outfits...are Wonderful Treasure Finds

Now the lyrics of the song do relate to Mona Lisa, but we feel like the video just doesn’t do the lyrics justice. After considering the amazing performances done by MBLAQ in “Cry” and “Y”, we just feel like this video was a letdown. They can definitely do better than this mish-mash of a music video. Come on guise! Don’t disagree with this! Cry was awesome! Right? This…this was confusing. And let’s not talk about the wardrobe here. We have enough difficulty explaining to our non-Kpop oriented friends that Kpop idols are not really manly-manly looking, but dressing up that one guy in a fishnet shirt, leotards, and a leather vest…COME ON! You’re making it really difficult for us! And the flying squirrel…is cool, if you’re friends with Bruce Wayne.

Anyhow, Martina’s gonna keep on blaring the song. She’s a closet A+ at heart. If you’re one too, make sure you pick up their new album, which ships internationally. Woot woot!

MBLAQ Mini Album Vol. 3 - Mona Lisa
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  1. My heart hurt when she said Joon and it was G.O… But the truth is I did the same mistake when I wasn’t into them

  2. Rewatching… I never noticed that the microphone wasn’t really a microphone but a hair brush.

  3. Its okay Martina i love the accordion and spanish guitar in the song! Although I agree that the video didn’t make much sense to me either.

  4. omg i cracked up so loud at the flying squirrel!! Martina love your new hair!
    now how many takes did Simon do to get the reporter right? xD
    I love Mona Lisa but i like the effect the accordion has in Irreversible better so my vote goes to Ga-In’s Irreversible :) 

  5. Haha this video is totally confusing… :/
    You can check out our comic version trying to explain what happened in the mv: http://cuentoscoreanos.com/2011/08/05/kpopcomic_mblaqysuju/ xD there’s also a special comic about the new Super Junior video Mr. Simple and the similarity of the dance with Roly Poly >__< 
    Spanish speakers: enjoy it!!!

  6. Hahaha, Simon, and I though my flying-squirrel-impression of Mir was only mine xDDD I have a huge LOL everytime I see totally focused and serious Mir wearing this xDDD

    The mv doesn’t make the sense at all, I totally agree, even though I’m a big fan of MBLAQ xD

  7. I sing along when the say SARANGHAEEEEEEEE too x3

  8. The song grew on me…oh I’ll just tell the truth…the live performance is hot

  9. i started listening to this song and now i can’t stop, its beautiful and amazing, but i wish mir didn’t have to wear those glasses throughout the whole vid, i love his eyes and i love him, so i wanted to see his face.

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  11. i have a suggestion tara ROLY POLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to continue the 90 s thing:)

  12. acun raito

    go for MBLAQ!

    i wanna make a suggestion for the next kpop music mondays, TVXQ’s Superstar! well, it’s japanese, but hey, changmin n yunho are kpop artists ^^

  13. WOW Facial Dance HAHAHA Double Facial Dance! O que é aquela Saia? 

  14. Oh yeah Simon, I’d totally want a Spudgy too D: !
    SO ADORABLE *__*

  15. Oh and I agree with the style being a little weird… (WHY IS HE WEARING A SKIRT!?) but I would be like Martina and listening to the song 24/7

  16. OMiG! You’re (Simon and jasminoraa) birthday’s are Jan 20th?!?!?! !! That’s my birthday too!! <3 Best day of the year in my belief ^^. But I was born 11 years after you guys… '94…..

  17. jasminoraa

    Wow Simon, your birthday is Jan 20, 1983! >.< cant believe it, we both got the same bday – month day and year.

  18. I like both artistes, but song wise, I’ll go for Ga In’s Irreversible :)

  19. haha oh holy crap, I am in love with this song. Apparently, I’m a sucker for accordions and spanish guitars, too =x

  20. was reading one of Block B’s lyrics and found that they use “leggo” too so I found in Urban Dictionary that: “Leggo – A shorter version of “Let’s Go!” Made internationally known by Chris Brown’s 2011 smash hit ‘Look at me now’ featuring Busta Rhymes & Lil’ Wayne”

  21. but its not a man skirt.. its like a short with.. a skirt.. lol!.. anyways i loved the rubbing-lips dance.. and the song and the accordion.. but i must admit.. the flying squirrel outfit was just wrong!.. and Mir even uses it on their live performances lol… and i loved it “did she killed a puppy before the video?” <3 simon and martina Fighting!!

  22. i couldn’t watch anything except for martina pink hair lol

    i vote for guy in reversible hope this is right haha -.-‘ go GUY!

  23. Anonymous

    also, speaking of accordion songs, Sunny Hill’s Midnight Circus is a fun one. xD

  24. Anonymous

    To be fair, Simon, G Dragon started the man-skirt thing by putting himself and TOP in them.  not one of GD’s finer moments, but it’s not terrible, i suppose.

  25. Anonymous

    I actually did not become a fan of them until seeing their variety shows. They are so funny and I think they would be greatly amused by this. I definitely love their music now.

  26. acun raito

    whatever he’s wearing, Thunder is so damn hot in this comeback! wear wateva weirdo stuff u wanna wear Thunder, u will still n always look hot! (as evidence by this mv) hehe. voting for MBLAQ here XD

  27. Noa Loureiro

    Oh, really? LOL I love the clothes of Thunder, I think that a man’s skirt it’s too sexy. When I see Thunder with skirt my panties fall down! LOL

  28. Anonymous

    bahahahah you guys are hilarious! simon is ten years older keke Dude Lego my Ego, EVERYONE KNOWS THAT! ..or maybe just americans… But I am not catching the lego part…

  29. Forget face arousal, Manly-crotch grab takes the win here!!! I don’t even need a reason for why they are grabbing their crothes it looks SOOO HOT!! (cheoundung was probably grabbing his croth to make sure he stilll had a pair after wearing that skirt lol)

  30. can you review a song by Block B? Their english is pretty good and the songs are catchy :D “Tell Them” and “Freeze” are pretty awesome songs,ukno :DD

  31. I thought that the dude in the booth was G.O.!

  32. my korean roommate told me that the whole finger-sniffing-face-arousal mood is supposed to symbolize wiping the blood from your nose after a fight, because koreans are starting to get into the whole “tough guy” thing. i informed her that in america we use the back of our thumb or the side of our hand so we can keep our hands in a fist. this leads me to believe that a fight involving bleeding between a ba weiguken and a kpop artist would not end well for the kpopper.   

  33. Anonymous

    Martina’s pink hair reminds me of Jia’s during Bad girl good girl!

    This was also one of the funniest Music Mondays ever! I couldn’t control my laughter!

  34. MBLAQ needs to get new stylists ASAP.  That outfit Thunder was wearing offended me greatly.

  35. It has to be Ga In’s Irreversible!!!! i think the plot is pretty obvious and clear.. so i’ll vote for Ga In!! Ga In FTW!! 

    and can i request Miss A’s Goodbye Baby next week? thanks. :D you guys are awesome. 

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