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Super Junior M – Perfection: Kpop Music Mondays

March 14, 2011

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This week we review Super Junior M’s “Perfection” for Kpop Music Mondays. What’s up with their hats?

Ok, before we begin, I’m worried that Super Junior fans might get a little upset. Our review isn’t really glowing. I mean, we like the song a lot. It’s a really catchy song, and we’ve been singing it a lot lately. It’s just that the video is underwhelming. See, our experience of Super Junior is primarily with “Sorry, Sorry”, and “Bonamana”. In both videos, they had an awesome dance that really stood out. This video, though, doesn’t really have a bombastically awesome dance. They’re dancing well throughout the whole video, but there’s no one move that will be remembered as the dance of the year. And so, since there isn’t really anything else in the video apart from dancing and a few funny hats, we’re not really impressed by the video. Yeah. The song is great; the video – not so much.

We also didn’t feel too great about the English in Super Junior M’s “Perfection.” From what we’ve heard Henry lived in Canada for a long time, so we’re not knocking his English, because it sounds perfect. The pronunciation is great, and the grammar is perfectly fine. So it’s not a technical matter that bothers us about the English. It’s just that the songwriter made the English rap just sooooooo cheesy! Uhhh! It felt like something you’d see in a high school video targeted to 10 year olds, or like what your teacher says when they’re trying to prove that they’re still cool. See, I’d rather have just a few phrases of English sprinkled throughout the song rather than an awkward rap that takes itself a bit too seriously. Usually, we can say that the use of English is cute in Kpop song, but since the English in this song is so well done, we’re judging it as we would judge that of fluent speakers, because they sound fluent, which is why we feel so icky about the mashup of cool English phrases.

So that’s it for now. Thanks go out again to JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* for all the Korean subtitles. Yeah! And lastly, like we said, the song’s great – even if we don’t like the video – so if you’re interested in picking up the Super Junior M album you can do so by clicking on the banner below. Sweet! International shipping!

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  1. Oh yeah and for next week's video TVXQ's Before You Go just came out so you could do that one, but seeing as you guys normally don't do ballads, here's another suggestion: Hyungjun's Oh! Ah! (weird name)
    Mostly I just really really really want to know what you think about the elusive and mysterious woman in the video suddenly having the most ginormous feet on the planet. Totally threw me for a loop there O.o

    8 years ago
  2. you guys need to make a non kpop edition just even once for rebecca black's friday pls pls pls pls

    8 years ago
  3. Awesome job you guys! I already requested TVXQ's Before U go on the requests page and on your u-tube page, but I'll ask again. Can you please cover this song? =D
    Great review! I agree with pretty much everything you said. You think with Henry being from Toronto (I’m from Calgary!!) and being brought up there, they'd be a bit more….. professional with the Eng phrases they tend to throw out in K-Pop songs. I still remember B2ST's beautiful… god, what was with that English? lol
    Eagerly waiting for next Monday's review.

    8 years ago
  4. Really?!?! Who?!

    8 years ago
  5. Eve

    F.Cuz wins the silliest hat contest. Or any other worst dressed contest for this video. Super Junior has such a great song but a mediocre video.

    8 years ago
  6. We have a teeny tiny toaster oven :(

    8 years ago
  7. F.Cuz with the worst hats ever!

    Could you guys please do TVXQ!'s new MV, "Before U Go" next week? Thanks SM! I just realized you two have the same initials as the record label S.M.E.
    S.M. Entertainment = Simon & Martina Entertainment

    8 years ago
  8. Kay

    Oh and I was surprised you didn't mention how Siwon just kinda disappears from the MV part way through xD

    8 years ago
    • I noticed that too!!!! it is a common occurrence with SJ I have found. Heechul disappears in It's You and then pops up in the middle of the song! they must not be big dancers

      8 years ago
  9. so heres a thought. but for music mondays i think its great that u do some currently newly released songs but olders videos that i think were very well done. for example — most of the big bang videos ( haru haru was so sad, or taeyang naman barabwa and wedding dress) that tell good stories. i think your music mondays for those videos would be very funny. and i know martina wouldnt mind : ) sorry simon.

    8 years ago
  10. Kyuhyun got into another car accident guys :(

    8 years ago
  11. hey martina! where did you get your white headband/hairband? it’s so pretty!

    8 years ago
  12. The real reason behind the fur: Diva Mimi was jealous of KyuMin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh8NT1r9_8g

    8 years ago
  13. How did you bake cookies? I thought you didn’t have an oven at that place

    7 years ago
  14. Where does SM find these rooms?  Is there some sort of alternate universe with hundreds of these strange looking caves complete with strobe lights and alienesque props?…

    7 years ago
  15. i'm really curious as to what myaccount07231991's comment was…could you share?

    8 years ago
  16. F.Cuz most definitely….at least Super Junior M only passed around the "prostitute hat". F.Cuz on the other hand made a Fur Hat Parade of Silliness. But seriously though who comes up with these concepts…a naked mole rat with fur envy? LOL

    8 years ago
  17. I saw you guys at Arirang. Congrtas on being featured! :)

    8 years ago
  18. LOL!!! such a great video!!! it's hilarious!!! i totally agree with what you said.
    I'm a really big fan of rock music too! So I like bands like C.N.BLUE and F.T.Island.
    C.N.BLUE's gonna come back next week with First Step, surely it's gonna be a good song to comment on 'cause it's got loads of English in it.
    Hope you guys could do it, pleeeease. :D
    And yeah I'd vote for F.Cuz for their funny hats~

    8 years ago
  19. KW's rap rockss!! hahah so funny!!!
    No one can ever beat F.cuz's hats and outfits!!! :D:D:D

    8 years ago
  20. I like F.Cuz but …. they look sooooo … weird in thoose hats … Super Junior – M had atleast some warm hats

    8 years ago
  21. simon killed it the "can i have yo numbah" scene :P nice mad tv ref!

    8 years ago
  22. I think F.Cuz's hats were sillier:)

    8 years ago
  23. My vote goes to F.Cuz. At least SJM's hats will keep them warm!

    8 years ago
  24. i think f cuz had stupider hats.
    at least super junior m's hats kinda matched their outfits ^^
    -and the fact im a e.l.f-
    :D

    8 years ago
  25. F.cuz had the silliest hats. I mean, at least you can recognize what SuJu's hats ARE!

    And, yeah, that's what SM is good at. They have no plot in their videos, just dance shots and close ups. They love that formula, and aren't giving it up any time soon. Even if it's kind of wearing itself out a bit… *sigh*

    8 years ago
    • See, I'm not sure if I fully agree with that. There are other things happening in SM videos, like SHINee were in cars in Lucifer, or going to a girl's house in Hello, and TVXQ were destroying the world with fire and…lightbulbs. This video just had nothing.

      8 years ago
    • Totally agree with what you said about SM's MV techniques – and Miss You got me all hopeful but it all crashed down again with Hot Times – SM loves to make its gorgeous flawless artistes pose around and dance a bit, looking fabulous for a full 4 minutes and call it an MV – and the worst part is I eat it all up ._.

      8 years ago
  26. First: I'm not going to kill you guys, I understand you, even though I'm a big SuJu + M fan. Second: I really doesn't think that they look silly with those hats, neither do F.Cuz. But if I have to vote for the silliest hats, then I'm gonna vote for F.Cuz.

    8 years ago
  27. i could deal with super Junior's hats but i at least they still looked cool wearing them, but I can not say the same for Fcuz bad hats and ugly outfits. FCuz for me.

    8 years ago
  28. I have to go with F.Cuz on the hats.

    But there is this to contemplate – recently Stephen Colbert advanced his theory of big furry hats being the most important sign of power in North Korea. Since then both G.D. of Big Bang and Super Junior M have gone over the top with big furry hats…. Crazy fashion statement or sartorial power grab? ^.^

    8 years ago
  29. F.Cuz Wannabe Your Love!!! Btw Simon your rap phrases were awesome! haha

    8 years ago
  30. Got it through Threadless.com :D

    8 years ago
  31. trallala yay for kpop music mondays silly hat edition :)

    8 years ago
  32. (Brings out the pitchfork)

    HOW DARE YOU? No, not really. I agree with everything: As a SuJu fan, I just wanted to throw you guys a challenge. We're as underwhelmed as you are by the lack of ~things~ happening in the video. Nevertheless, your Nut-Blocking technique is flawless. Also flawless? Kyuhyun (flails Martina-style at the mention of my ultimate bias' name).

    P.S. Siwon is not human. He gets to do anything he wants.

    8 years ago
  33. As for Henry, not only did he live in Canada, he was born/raised there :P Toronto, I think? But yeah, that rap at the end with him and Eunhyuk is just so failtastic. It makes me cringe, sometimes.

    Just curious, but are you basing this off the Korea or the Mandarin version? :D The Korean version had some more English, aside from the rap. Just barely though, they changed part of the chorus to "my lady" in English.

    8 years ago
  34. no, don't worry i'm not really angry as fans. i love the song, i truly do. but yeah, i hope they could do something with their style and dancing. but i LOVE the whole scene of "freeze-on-air-and-zhoumi-sing in the middle", because it has Matrix kind of feeling to it and i love it, very much.

    8 years ago
  35. The only thing I know is that this single is completely chinese, so it is really great for the chinese market (be it song, style, whatever), but it's not so good for other markets…
    I do love the song and everything else since I'm a fan xD The "bestest" thing in this video is the guyliner. It seems like they just discovered it! Every member has LOADS of guyliner xDD <3
    I was really happy that you made this (still am), since it's a chinese song (originally) I was worried you might not do it, but still I bombarded you with requests ^^'

    Also, I'm very proud that you consider the person who once said "Party in the Yoosa" (Eunhyuk) when introducing the song Party in the USA to have a good accent, it means he improved :D

    Thanks for another entertaining video :)

    8 years ago
  36. Oh, also, I think EFCUZ have silliest hats… Because they have more silly hat styles! SJM seems like they have ONE prostitute hat that goes in to everyone's head, EFCUZ on the other hand…. have different hats!
    So I guess to me they win.
    I do love their hats though (and not SJM's)

    8 years ago
  37. i like suju M 's hats better than f.cuz hats :):)

    8 years ago
  38. Love you guys fan since 2009!!! <3 and congratulations to those lucky winners *envy*

    8 years ago
  39. LOL Definitely F.Cuz I love them but that MV was just ridiculous.

    8 years ago
  40. No way am I mad at you for the whole "underwhelming video" thing — speak the truth sistaa! (and brothaa for you simon). Being a group full of hot guys (flails fangirlishly at Siwon's abs ^_^) does not excuse you from having a pretty lame and uneventful video. *sigh* 'Twas not very impressive.
    Still an awesome song though, so I have to agree with the review you guys gave them. (:
    As for the silliest hats, F.Cuz (Effcuz) all the way. At least you know SuJuM's hats were… I mean you know… well honestly both group's hats were kind of horrible but I mean SuJu's I guess matched the concept more? (Sort of… Kind of… Not really…) I mean what if they were going for some kind of chic winter type of feel… It is still winter… And idols get cold too. XD
    F.Cuz's (Effcuz's) were just horrible. Just plain horrible. Horrible. 'Nuff said.
    :D

    8 years ago
    • Oh yeah and for next week's video TVXQ's Before You Go just came out so you could do that one, but seeing as you guys normally don't do ballads, here's another suggestion: Hyungjun's Oh! Ah! (weird name)
      Mostly I just really really really want to know what you think about the elusive and mysterious woman in the video suddenly having the most ginormous feet on the planet. Totally threw me for a loop there O.o

      8 years ago