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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. Has to be MBLAQ. ^^ Martina, I love that pink!

  2. i wonder what’s up with the Park siblings ( Dara and Thunder)~~

    Dara gets the ridiculous Vegeta hairstyle and Thunder gets the Man-skirt and  fishnet!!!

    but they pull it off quite well!!!^^

    hhmmmm… might be the genes ey??…

  3. I like oh yeah! and this song too! hahaha club 1930’s! But owwww.. I love Ga in’s though, that song is epic but underrated! So I vote for Ga in!

    I want to see Don’t Go Home review but it always loses! NO!

  4. when you say “cheesy detective drama” do you mean City Hunter????…

    oh yeah!!! high five for Lee Min HO-TNESssss!!!!!^^

  5. i choose ga in’s irreversible!! :D 

  6. Wait… there was a girl in the video? x”D

  7. I vote for MBLAQ!!! A+!!

  8. hahahaaa i loved this video. i agree with thunder’s outfit..it was odd. XD I VOTE MBLAQ

  9. ahh you guys are the grandest.
    (i was going to put ‘greatest’ but i figured taking your birth years into account…)

    these keep getting better and better!  i got my sister the spudgy shirt and she wears it proudly!
    keep up the good work!

  10. I so love MBLAQ and today is my bday so I loved that this song was on Kpop Monday! Hurray! :-p I lol at not knowing the plot. I don’t know either and in fact I don’t think there is one lol. “That guy” is Thunder or Doongie (Dara of 2ne1’s younger brother).  SIMON!! You’re still getting SS501’s name wrong boy! You pronounce their name as Double S 501. How can you not know SS501? At least Martina knows it. :-p The vampire! :-p Lol Simon was busted haha. Oh and Martina your hair is so super cute. 

  11.  I love your Music Mondays ^^ You’re totally right about Thunder. I can not understand why they made him wear this kind of clothes? O.o

    I vote for Ga In ^^ I’m addicted to her song =D

  12. Martina’s hair is so awesome! She pulls it off well!

  13. How about I tell you I haven’t noticed a bunch of the things you guys mentioned and I watched the video twice. DX

    The skirt..leather gloves and the candles only thing.

  14. lol
    mir=flying squirrel guy!!!!

  15. Is Lego’s moustache made of bacon???
     I WANT A BACON MOUSTACHE!!!!

    And I vote for Ga In! <3 The performance version!

  16. I vote for MBLAQ!!! =D

  17. I choose MBLAQ’s Mona Lisa :D 

  18. I want to hug a Spudgy!

  19. MBLAQ’s accordion and epic face arousal gets my vote!

  20. ManSkirt! Like a Man xD

    I have a question.. which song did you put when Mordney.. I mean Lego Present is on? It sounds so familiar, but I couldn’t get it.
    And now I’m thinking which song it can be all the time @.@ 

  21. i have to agree that the setting is a little mismatching to the lyrics of the song, but i guess theyre focusing more on the lyrics, the dance and the members interaction with the female.. (being very little, and very cold… which is what the songs about i guess).. Theyre talking about a girl that they love whom gives them the hot&cold treatment..( her blank expression like Mona Lisa), and frustrated at not knowing her true intentions, only being able to understand what they see… which is very little cos of her expression…  kinda confusing but i love it all the same!!
    You’s are hella funny! Simon and Martina Hwaiting!!! ^_^

  22. i love it cause it gives me that spanish tango feel… and i grew up with lots of tango music~ and i think the accordion is one awesome instrument.

  23. I vote for Ga-in’s Irreversible!

    MBLAQ disappointed me with this MV this time, I expected more of them because ‘Cry’ was amazing. :(

  24. MBLAQ! but then I find Ga’in’s song so depressing I couldn’t re-watch the whole video. 

    Anyone else notice the upper blocks in between the double face arousal? Taekwondo: self defense and sexy dance moves :)

  25. flying sqirrel = mir
    and the on reading minds is G.O. 

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