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Infinite “Man In Love” – Vote for it Here!

 

GOLD I TELL YOU! GOLD! We thought about what we could say for a Music Monday on Infinite’s “Man In Love.” I don’t even think we’ll mention the song at all, or their dance. The video is just…the video…so much…good stuff…so much…overdosing on potential. You ever see those “Everything that’s wrong with *Insert Blockbuster Movie Title* in under 4 Minutes” videos on YouTube? Those are hilarious and – quite frankly – exactly what we do when we watch movies in the theatre. Makes more maximum lols. We have a similar approach for Music Mondays. This Infinite video…we could talk about for more than 4 minutes, that’s for sure :D

I hope we’re not sounding as if we don’t like the video. We’re just saying that we can have fun here, and we giggled to ourselves a lot thinking about the video. So vote for it!

GLAM “In Front of the Mirror” – Vote for it Here!

 

Now this is a pretty different music video. The lyrics kind of remind me of 2NE1’s “Ugly”, not in a “oh GLAM copied 2NE1″ kind of way, but in the sense that they are both talking about girls feeling un-pretty. I’d like to see kpop idols talking about this more often because it is pretty much the kpop idol industry that makes average Korean girls feel like crap. I’m not saying the idols themselves are doing it, I’m saying the way the industry presents them makes people feel like crap. It’s exactly the same in other parts of the world with models and celebs being airbrushed and photoshopped into a level a perfection that doesn’t actually exist, except in Korea, a lot of the models and celebs ARE kpop idols. Anyways, point is, it’s an interesting topic they’re dealing with, but I don’t LOVE the music video which I thought could have been a bit more powerful. For example, even though they removed some makeup (lipstick doesn’t count as removing makeup in my book), you could still tell they were wearing makeup, and I though it ended in a really awkward unresolved way with the manager (who was he?) coming in and them awkwardly leaving. You check it out and let me know if you feel the same way!

Heo Young Saeng “The Art Of Seducation” – Vote for it Here!

 

We’re so torn, guise. We’ve never reviewed Heo Young Saeng. We’ve never done anyone from SS501 before, and it’d be great if we can show them some love. They’re before our time, I’ll admit, and we know next to nothing about them, but we do know that if anything ever comes out by anything by them, you guise always do a great job of promoting them on our site.

We still don’t understand their situation as a band. We said before, incorrectly, that they disbanded, and that upset some people. Sorry about that, guise! Supposedly they didn’t disband. They’re just all on different labels now, but they’re not making music together. If you ask me, that sounds like disbandment. I think the more accurate thing to say is that they stopped making music together, but they’re not publicly adverse to making music together in the future, right? Whatever the details may be, we’re not sure. What we are sure about, though, is that this video and Infinite’s video have a wealth of things we can talk about, and would be great fun to review for Music Monday, as opposed to other videos that are more difficult for us to talk about. Not naming any names here.

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  1. Brittainy
    Brittainy

    Ermahgerd ther nerwherl beekins ert mirdneert!!

  2. Wow…The Art of Seduction reminds me of an aegyo Misery (American horror film). It was interestingly odd…

  3. Wow, girl’s are dominating the charts ^o^ Fighting !!!

  4. Hi people, I’ve been reading the comments here, and was wondering… what’s Mordney? :D

  5. I want a ‘Martina-kidnaps-Simon-and-holds-him-hostage-hilarously’ skit. RIGHT MEOW. Yes Dr. Meemersworth, preach.

  6. Isn’t it “bacon” not “beacon”…? And the narwhal bacons at midnight!

  7. Oh the possibilities with the Infinite song!!! I look forward to seeing Meemers in the video (if it is chosen). I kind of felt sorry for the cat in the video. THAT BOX DIDN’T HAVE ANY AIR HOLES, MAN!!! Good thing he took the lid of the box when he did!

    I see that Mr. Brohoho has stuck again with GLAM’s video. They need to find a new brick wall to shoot in front of.

  8. At first I didn’t get it and heard “beacon” XP
    ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beacon )

  9. The message GLAM is giving is that when we take off our makeup and pretty clothes, we can feel good, but media will always strike again and bring us back to covering up. Instead of it being a full on ‘you shouldn’t change’ video, it’s more of a ‘perfection hurts. Society is cruel’ video/song. It’s showing the bad side, and how much it affects people. In a sense, seeing how awful society is, and how much we ridicule ourselves should make us understand everyone is like this, and that we should stand up to it, right?

  10. AT MIDNIGHT MARITNA!!!!! The Narwhal Bacons at Midnight!!!!! Geesh, doesn’t everyone know that! (Please note the sarcasm in my tone of…er…words…Leave it to Simon to know about the ‘secret’ identification phrase.) ;)

  11. I know I’m pretty much the tiniest minority on this site, but I hope to hell you guys review Girl’s Day. They’ve never gotten a real chance before D;

    A man can hope, right?

  12. IM SO TORN!!! i LOVED infinite’s comeback, and I’ve never really listened to SS501 but HOLY JESUS THAT VIDEO WAS THE BEST THING IV’E EVER SEEN!! if you don’t review one, could you PLEASE do it some other time! Both are just so amazing but I cant choose between something so hilarious and my infinite boys! :D either way the review will be awesome! <3 from canada

  13. I really liked the sound of the Glam song but I didn’t get it either.

  14. Inspirit13elieve

    This comment section has made me dislike my fandom even more than I already have started not liking it. :/

    • What Terri below said is true. Everyone is different and has different ways of dealing with things. Just because you like the same band doesn’t mean you all will think the same way.

      Just take a deep breath, step away from the computer and go do something fun. Sometimes that break away from the ‘digital world’ can give you a fresh perspective on things.

    • cheer up :) unfortunately, in every fandom, you will meet people who like the same things/songs/people as you that you might butt heads with. Few people actually judge a band based on their fans.

  15. YoungSaeng ~!! ><
    Infinite can keep first place for another week~!!

    And about SS501's situation… it's like you said, they are not making music together, they are doing soiloist for now, but they will be back together~!!! just like Shinhwa D: so…it upset us (TripleS fandom) when people in general (not just you, S&M) say SS501 has disbanded since it sounds like they will never be back together, that's all. Then please…just don't mention it? just say Young Saeng is doing solo for now, as well as all the other members~

  16. 코알라

    I’m torn on which of these 3 I like the best. I like Glam’s the best as a song. I like Infinite’s a lot because of the adorable kitten. I like The Art of Seduction because of the crazy obsessed fangirl. xD Narwhal’s are the best~

  17. I’m also for Young Saeng~^^
    INFINITE will hold on top for the next week but he probably won’t >.<

  18. Sounded like Simon was saying “beacon”?
    Anyway, the narwhal bacons at midnight.

    Martina, y u no Reddit? :-=

  19. Plz do Heo Young Saeng “The Art Of Seducation” one day for KPop Music Mondays. PLZ :) so live that song.

  20. i did not get that bacon joke… >_>

  21. Come onnnn Simon, Martina~ I am quoting Teen Top here: “You know you want it.. how does it sound?~” xD
    Please Heo Young Saeng for this week’s KMM! >.<

  22. I’m so happy you talked about GLAM,they are really one of the most talented and different rookies.Too bad the video was meh but the song is amazing ^^

  23. I think both Infinite’s and Young Saeng’s videos could be great subjects for KMM…I mean, the first one has those funny/dumb looking men in love (even if I didn’t understand the cat part) and the second one has the scary blond-wiged kidnapper that reminds me of “Misery must not die” XD…really this is a difficult choice…UoU

  24. Thank you for including In Front of the Mirror on this week’s update!

    I’ve seen some comments about Glam’s video saying, “Why are they singing about not being pretty when they obviously are pretty? That doesn’t work.”

    Actually, in my opinion, that’s the point of the song: those girls may very well be pretty in the eyes of everyone else, but in their own eyes, they are not pretty. When they look in the mirror, all they are able to perceive are their own physical flaws. To correct what they see as imperfections, they wear make-up, wigs, and push-up bras. It’s a confident facade that they put on to hide how insecure they truly feel about themselves.

    Again in front of the mirror
    In front of my face
    My pride is crumbling once again
    “I’m so pretty, I’m so awesome”
    I say those useless monologues
    And I’m falling down, I’m falling down
    The tears keep endlessly falling
    The thorn-like truth prickles me – that I’m not pretty

    They need to convince themselves that they are pretty, and until they actually believe that, no matter how other people see them, they will always see them themselves as not pretty.

    I agree that the end of the MV with the wink and the manager is a strange ending. As for the the song itself not ending on a positive note, I actually think it’s more realistic that it doesn’t. What, were they suddenly supposed to look in the mirror and stop seeing whatever physical hang-ups they have that they feel insecure about? There was no catalyst for that change scripted into the song or MV. As such, though it would have been more positive if the girls suddenly started cavorting in public without wearing any make-up, etc., I think the song remained closer to reality by showing them carrying on with the same hidden insecurities.

  25. kpopfan123

    After all I don’t think this system is going to work… if you guise want to end this “vicious circle of hate”…

    ♥♥ ♥ ♥

    • It would happen regardless, trust me.

      • kpopfan123

        yeah but… the new system is going to “put some more wood in the fire” and things could get bigger and more stressful not only for Simon and Martina but for me(for us) as well…so I guess I should have refrased… to end that’s kind of impossible but to reduce it is more possible…

        • fuuko4869

          Well, I’m really grateful that they decided to change the system; even if it was only to get more girls on the charts (and more male viewers).
          And now the fanwars have somewhat decreased, since people can redirect their hate towards S&M if they lose; instead of towards the winning group. S&M said they’re willing to endure the hate if it means more balanced reviews, so if it’s fine with them, it’s fine with me. We can cheer up S&M, but we can’t stop fanwars.
          I’ve also noticed a more positive and hopeful attitude amongst the smaller groups on the charts, because they now realise that they have a chance if they can just reach 3rd place. So I’d say that they main people who are at a disadvantage are fans of semi-popular boy bands.

        • Just riding on your comment because I read the rest of this thread down. Wanna apologize for my part (albeit it was a short one) in heightening emotions around here yesterday :/ Stepping away from the computer works, lol. And watching K-variety shows. :P

        • NANAandLIZZYfanatic

          Fanboys rejoice!

        • kpopfan123

          “S&M said they’re willing to endure the hate if it means more balanced reviews, so if it’s fine with them, it’s fine with me.” that doesn’t confort me though… even when ppl say they’re ok they kind of turn not being ok without them even realising it… I can sense the tense atmosphere like from miles away…

        • fuuko4869

          Hey hey don’t just ignore the bit I said about cheering up S&M!! I send them encouraging emails regularly for a reason!!

        • kpopfan123

          I didn’t ignore it… even if you cheer someone, you can’t help it from being worried… at least I can’t(I sent them tweets :P)

        • fuuko4869

          Well….what do you suggest we do then? :/

        • kpopfan123

          I say we change the system back… or maybe do a bigger kpop-chart update? so more groups could be included… :S

        • fuuko4869

          ………….

          *sigh*
          It was good talking to you.

        • kpopfan123

          “Most people just don’t watch that far.” Well maybe…if they are interested in knowing S&M’s oppinion on the song and video …they’ll watch further

          “…they said the Updates are essential in encouraging people to vote, and introducing lesser known but interesting videos.” I agree with them that they introduce lesser known videos but encourage to vote…uhm… on the last minute there isn’t much difference… most of the times it wasn’t
          P.S: you shouldn’t have gone to the extend of cutting “it was good talking to you” *pout*

        • fuuko4869

          I’m not just spouting out nonsense, those are things that S&M have told me and I’ve observed based on the youtubes stats and website usage stats. People do drop off videos/playlists over time, and the updates do do have a big effect on chart votes – they also remind people that it is still the fans that determine what ranks the videos are in. Do you really need to see my correspondence history with S&M in order to believe me? Or would you not believe that either :/

          PS. Hey, I cut it out because it basically meant ‘I have nothing else to say to you, farewell’. Just like ‘It was nice knowing you’ can also mean ‘farewell forever’ = aka the person is gonna die ._. lol but if you insist I can put it back in ;p

        • kpopfan123

          I didn’t mean it like that… I guess I forgot for a second you’re a “mod”…
          *sigh*(I give up)
          ok…sorry for keeping you further into this discussion… you must be busy. ごめん なさい.

        • fuuko4869

          No it’s ok…the only reason I talked to you is cos you’re a long time Nasty and I feel I know you and stuff….otherwise I just leave people alone :p

        • kpopfan123

          ;_; *hugglllleeeesss* I need to run stream >.)

        • kpopfan123

          did you read my message again? I re-edited it… (‘_’)

        • fuuko4869

          I did, sorry. I re-edited my comment too ^^b

  26. I understand SS501 fans’ position, but with the new system, it doesn’t make any sense for inspirits to give up voting on Infinite this week, when Simon and Martina can choose to review Youngsaeng if they want this week anyway. Besides, the majority of SS501’s fans won’t stick around to vote for Infinite next week, even if a few promise to. Why would they bother if they don’t like the group? Sympathy voting just doesn’t work. That is my opinion. Infinite does not always get reviewed, neither of Inifinite-H’s songs were reviewed, nor was BTD or Sunggyu’s I Need You… Just vote for the MV you want to get reviewed, there’s no other way.

  27. naoko_chan

    in short: SS501 is in hiatus and they decide to go SOLO for the time being..and they promise us that they will comeback as 5 again someday~ SO they are NOT DISBANDED… ^_^
    please review SS501 member Heo Young Saeng!! you know how much it means to us…if you’ve read our comment on his MV :)
    and like you said you never did a review on any of them..so this is a great start!! ^o^

  28. I would be so happy if you reviewed Youngsaeng! I’m sure Infinite can hold the top spot for another week.^^;
    SS501 was the first kpop group I listened to and it nearly broke my heart when they stopped promoting together….and well, technically they’re not disbanded, when they started doing solo activities they announced they wanted to come together as a group again sometime in the future…but now Kyujong enlisted in the military and the others haven’t done their military service as well. so by now, I don’t really believe in a reunion anymore .___.
    but some of the members sometimes post pictures together on twitter, so it’s not like they don’t get along anymore ^^

  29. Blueberries
    Blueberries

    I’d love to see KMM for GLAM, they have always such meaninful yet funny songs and mv’s. For lyrics I think that it’s about contradiction: you think that you’re quite pretty in your own way but when you look at mirror you keep seeing all your flaws and parts you don’t like and this voice in your head just starts saying that you aren’t pretty at all. In mv you can see how they are insecure about their looks: filling up their bra so that boobs would appear bigger, thinking of being too fat cause the shirt rips.. but in the end they just smile at mirror and keep doing poses, trying to believe that they are actually pretty. So I think from start they don’t feel that pretty at all but as the mv goes on they start believing it.

    Although I love the mv and song I agree that some kind of clear enpowerent would be nice. And the make-up removal scene would be much better if they actually removed their make-up and appeared bare-faced.

  30. Despite being a big SS501NFINITE fan, I would love it if you reviewed Young Saeng’s MV first (*coughcauseheismyultimatebiascough*). INFINITE has a strong-ish fanbase here on EYK, but Triple S will surely be beaten out by others if the MV remains any longer. ;~; And Saengie’s MV is really a video with just as much KMM potential as INFINITE’s vid.

    I guess the comments here has said it all, but to sum up what really happened with SS501 for the other newbie K-pop fans: Their 5-year contracts with DSP Media had expired in 2010, but they can’t renew their contracts cause DSP is a jerk so they moved to different smaller companies to start afresh with their solo work to “improve”, so one day in the future they can comeback together as 1 with a better skills to show. Hence, their name “SS501″ – “Super Stars 5 united as 1 forever” is still alive and THEREFORE THEY ARE NOT DISBANDED.

    Actually, is it a coincidence or fate that after SS501’s 5th anniversary in 2010, INFINITE just happened to debut the next day? O.O” Scary. SS501’s debut day is 8th June 2005, and INFINITE is 9th June 2010. OuOv

  31. Simon and Martina! Triple S (SS501 fandom name) here, I will now explain to you the situation as to the stuff with SS501.
    They are doing solo activity. They all agreed that they wanted a chance to do Solo songs to prove themselves as soloists as well and also to have easier chances to do acting jobs.
    Rumor has it that DSP wouldn’t sign them all on again and so they all decided to sign onto other companies with the promise that they would come back together as 5 again.
    They often talk about each other and perform SS501 songs at their concerts.
    When Kyu Jong had his fanmeet before leaving to go to the military, all 5 members attended the event and made their promise to the fans that they would come back as one.

    So the reason we don’t say they are disbanded is because the members themselves told us they aren’t disbanded.

    What you can say is: Heo Young Saeng a Member of SS501 has released another solo album.

    Its like I guess you could say their solos would be how you describe JYJ’s solos. They are still part of the group they just are doing solo activity.

    • LittlePinky82

      I’ve heard the rumor too about DSP and supposedly they didn’t want KyuJong but I don’t know how reliable that is. The guys have never said anything about it. And quite honestly I’m not sure about it, because Hyunjoong seems to have a good relationship still with DSP. He went to support AJAX before their debut (since they’re fans of SS501 and admire them etc) and I don’t know if he would have done that if they tried to get rid of a member. The guys are like brothers to each other and I don’t see Hyunjoong playing nice with DSP if that was true. Of course I could be wrong and he could just be a polite guy and all that. But DSP and the guys did part on a good note and they were allowed to keep the SS501 name and also I assume their older songs since they have performed them solo. When Hyunjoong went to Peru recently he sang some older SS501 songs like from BOF. Lee Hyori also left DSP a short time before SS501 did and if I’m remembering correctly she, YoungSaeng and KyuJong are all at the same management place.

      • Yes B2M (Same company as Eric Nam and Spica as well) is Hyori, Young Saeng and Kyu Jong’s company. One of my friends described it as like a sister agency haha. Young Saeng and Kyu Jong even still have SS501’s manager.
        And I don’t think anybody knows the truth there but whatever it is. I think not being in DSP benefits them all.
        Honestly I think its because they didn’t want to stay in DSP because they knew the companies wouldn’t be able to focus on them well. Because let’s face it DSP doesn’t really have multitasking with promoting it seems. Just look how long it took them to give Rainbow a comeback.
        But on the other hand because of this reason none of the other agencies would take all 5 of them in. Because really, the name SS501 was too big back then (and I would hope still is) that signing all 5 members would be too expensive.

  32. PLEASE PLEASE PLEEAAASSEEE review Art of Seduction. We all know infinite will be in the top 3 next week. But Triple S are kind of a small fandom amongst your fans, but we are super dedicated too. Its not first but its still in the top 3.

    ~Sincerely a 2 year long Nasty

  33. You guys should just have a segment on making skits.

  34. NaToTheWak

    I don’t understand… With the level of aegyo and flowerboyishness of Man In Love, I’m supposed to hate the video… But I kind of enjoyed it… Maybe it goes too fast to really hurt the eyes… Or maybe I’m just badly KPop infected… Anyways, it would be an awesome KMM.

    The Art of Sedudction too, though. And it could have a creepy showdown against Kan Mi Young. Yeay! I hope it gets reviewed this week, since Infinite will most likely be still in first place next week, and even if it’s not, you’ll review it. What will you choose to do? I won’t have be around till Friday, so I’ll have to deal with the suspens nearly one more week!

    For Glam, well; I guess we have to translate “not pretty” by “not perfect”. 2NE1 in Ugly weren’t ugly either. It’s just about how they feel: “I’m maybe not pretty for you, not pretty enough for an idol, but I feel pretty and I don’t care”.

    • LittlePinky82

      You mean Kan Miyoun? I don’t think there is a “g” at the end of her name unless it’s a translation thing. But you’re talking about her song “Papparazi.” She’s my idol so yeah and a former Babyvox member. Babyvox used to be like how SNSD is now haha. But yeah I could see that too cause that was a good stalker mv. She chased after Hyungjoon lol.

    • Oh like the One where she kidnapped Joon or the one where she stalks Hyung Jun and then locks him in a trunk?

      • NaToTheWak

        I was thinking of the one where she kidnaps Joon, but it’s true that she’s often a creepy stalker!

        • She was totally doing a theme, which is really cool on her part ^u^

        • LittlePinky82

          Kan Miyoun has had a few songs out. The first one she had out (in more recent times) was “Crazy” with Mir and Joon of MBLAQ. Mir had a rap in the song and Joon was the guy she was obsessed with. In “Paparazzi” is the one where she was obsessed with Hyungjoon. She had another really nice song out called “Sunshine” with Jun K of 2pm (and he produced the song too). “Sunshine” kinda stopped her crazy theme for a bit…

  35. I’ve been furiously voting for Heo Young Saeng! I would be so happy to see his mv on KMM :D But I’ll still support your final decision because I know I’ll still enjoy watching your video ^_^

  36. i think as far as GLAM’s “In Front Of the Mirror” video goes, i think what they’re trying to get at is that you don’t have to be society-standard pretty in order to FEEL pretty????? i’m not really sure. because like when they were wearing make-up and all that jewelry and stuff they looked really upset and unsatisfied and stuff, but when they took off all the make-up and “flashy” clothes, they became happier.

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