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April 27, 2013

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G-Dragon “MichiGO” – Vote for it Here!

G-Dragon almost made it in for Music Monday last week. He got into first place, like, an hour after the charts closed. So, that’s why we didn’t review him before. Since then, his video got 4million views. I’m not sure if any of these videos on the list are going to compete with that for 1 week’s worth of work. Maybe SHINee? Thoughts?

For some reason, I remember people saying that they don’t care about YouTube views, and that they don’t represent a group’s/singer’s popularity, but I call a bit of malarky on that. People watch what’s popular. If someone’s got a load of views, it’s because people like that song a lot. I’m not even sure why I started talking about that. Point is, people are really digging this song, it seems. Maybe not as much as G-Dragon’s other songs. For me, it’s not my favorite GD song ever. It’s good, but not blow you away fantastic. It’s just…fun, you know. Thoughts? Is this your favorite GD song ever?

4Minute “What’s Your Name” – Vote for it Here!

GOLD! Gold! Pure gold! There’s so much tomfoolery here that we don’t know what to say. I mean, we do know what to say. It’s more like, we don’t know what NOT to say, because if we talked about everything, we’d have a 30 Minute music Monday. 4Minutex30Minute. 120 Minute. TWO HOURS! That’s too much guise. Too much.

Point is, this is ridiculous and fun, and we wasted a goldmine last time with Hyuna’s “Ice Cream.” Should we waste the opportunity this time? Well, maybe it’s not that big of a missed opportunity, since there aren’t any giant penis pumps spraying everyone with white cream, like in Ice Cream. HAY! Don’t act like that wasn’t meant to symbolize what it was supposed to symbolize! There’s also so much more that we want to say about it, because – on a personal level for things that were revealed to us that we shall never utter in public ever – we have some interesting insight for this video. And – believe it or not – we’re actually rooting for it, though I know some of you think we hate 4Minute. We’re actually rooting for it. Ah! So much to say: so little time.

SHINee “Why So Sersious?” – Vote for it Here!

Hay! SHINee without Jonghyun is not SHINee. It’s SHINE-ish. Almost SHINee, but not really SHINee. Needs more Jonghyun. Also, tell me it’s not a valid point that people wait forever and a bucket for EXO to comeback, but SHINee rushes their promotion without their full crew, because one of them got effed up in a car accident? That just seems so…inconsiderate, you know? Wait for Jonghyun to heal up. Let the group perform as a whole. People would like that more, I think. Though, it’s always great to have more SHINee songs than less, the situation in which they’re promoting right now would make it understandable to ANYONE that maybe they should wait a bit till they could perform as a whole. You gotta agree with me. I know you do!

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  1. Okay, I am a bit new to G Dragon’s schtick, is he a cross dresser or is he not supposed to look feminine in the music video?

    3 years ago
    • Lols

      I just can’t.

      He did ‘ cross dress’ in his last video, and he also had an ad for red lipstick recently.

      GD is some type of wierd creature. Sometimes he comes off really sexual and somewhat masculine, sometimes it’s like he’s still a little boy, and then sometimes he is really feminine and pretty. You just never know with him. I think I have been watching him for too long and so now my perceptions of him are skewed. The first time I did see him ( like back in 2009) I did think he was really feminine but extremely confident. ( I thought the same about Simon the first time I saw an EYK video)

      I think he just is confident in his sexuality and really doesn’t care what anyone else thinks.

      3 years ago
      • Thanks Natz. I hope I did not offend anyone with my comment. I can assure you it came from a place of ignorance and no malice was intended.

        3 years ago
  2. To answer your question – yes, I think a lot of people, including me, would still like to see GD reviewed.
    Because damn, that video.
    That is one crazy video. @_@

    Now the song, I agree, is not one of my favourites. I’ve bought almost 80% of Big Bang’s songs, and about half of GD’s…but MichiGo is not one of them. I didn’t dig it to start with; might tolerate it eventually, but I doubt I’ll ever like it – same with Crayon.

    That said; I actually haven’t seen the 4Minute/SHINee videos, because I’m capped atm. From the comments alone, 4Minute’s video seems interesting – something about a zombie attack? o_O

    Hopefully there’ll be more aggressive dancing by So Hyun <3 and less FJS by you-know-who :p

    3 years ago
    • They didn’t go off key in the SHINee song, I think they changed it. It’s a little hard to tell, but I’m about ~80% sure it was a key change. Whoever produced this song should have transitioned that part a lot better. I understand that it was going off of a bit of a build up, but it just changes to the chorus so suddenly; it’s a bit disjointed >_>

      3 years ago
      • I’m no musician, I just play a little guitar and piano, so I really have no authority on this matter :3 All I can say is, to my untrained ear, it sounds really strange and unnatural.

        It’s probably a key change (I’ll trust you on that), but it seems a little different from the key changes I’m accustomed too. You know how, sometimes when you’re singing in a choir, after singing all the verses and the chorus, they raise the octave of the chorus? Or in gospel singing, when you have tenors, altos, sopranos etc singing at slightly different keys(?) – but it still sounds good.

        It’s kind of like, even with key changes, there are common destination keys right? Like from G to Em? Not, say, F….

        Ah, I don’t know. Can some musician please clear us up on this?
        Also, IGaB, Crayon, and Love Dust also had similar weird key changes. Maybe I’m just old and conservative, but I can’t get my head around it :(

        3 years ago
        • We were discussing that in the comments about Shinee’s video already and came to the conclusion, that what’s really contributing to the “weird” sound in the transition into the chorus is not only the different key, but the fact that the chorus starts a beat too soon.

          It doesn’t set in where one would expect it to (first beat of the next bar) but starts at the 4th beat in the last bar of the verse. Usually, when composers to that it is done to put the emphasis in singing on the second note/syllable of the next part (would have worked here, if the had put the whole chorus off-beat (emphasis on the second and fourth beat in every bar instead of first and third) but strangely they didn’t.

          So not only is the beat slightly confusing at that moment but they also start with the melody in another key (the first note at least) while the bar with the previous key is not done yet. As soon as they change from the “why” to the “so” it matches again.

          I hope I wrote that in a way that is understandable. I am very bad with musical terms in English since I work with this stuff daily in another language.

          3 years ago
        • Thank for that explanation!! I was also wondering why the transition was so weird; all I could “hear” was a key change, nothing more.

          3 years ago
        • Wow!! Ok, lol so I guess I was wrong about the octave thing :p
          So; chorus key in choirs are just half/whole key changes, yea?

          Maybe the reason why Crayon and Why So Serious (ironically ‘why so serious’ is a line in Crayon o_O) both sound strange is because the key change is some odd number? like 1 1/2 keys up or something… (I have no idea)

          Ah, ironically I was dux of the best music school in Melbourne, but didn’t actually take a single music subject ._. I just chose the school nearby
          …all I remember is comodo means fast or something xD

          And strangely, enough, I love classical music, and don’t mind dubstep. Maybe it’s when you have only 1 or 2 drastic key changes in an otherwise melodious song, that it sounds so weird.

          3 years ago
        • The key changes for the songs I’ve done are only half/whole steps up; I can’t imagine making a jump bigger than that and staying on key XD I mean, there are some beast singers out there, but for the majority if us… :3

          As for Why So Serious, the key change is only a half step up, me thinks. Idk about Crayon, I don’t think the key changes, but G-Dragon just comes blasting in with a completely “different” song.

          3 years ago
        • I just wanna chime in to say I read this whole conversation with my mouth open. You like talking about music? I found it utterly fascinating to read your whole technical analysis! I, um, didn’t even notice any weird transitions. GOnna go listen again *slinks away*

          3 years ago
    • I didn’t think you COULD buy Michi-Go. I thought it was just for some Korean thingy and the MV was only released to the public because ppl wanted it to be. (I may be wrong, but I swear I read that before.)

      BUT ANYWAY….

      3 years ago
      • According to allkpop, the MV was supposed to be exclusive to Line, but due to “popular demand”, YG released it on BIGBANG’s Youtube channel. I wonder why G-Dragon made it exclusive to Line, anyway XD

        3 years ago
      • Ah, while I do have Line, that’s a good point. Well, I don’t always buy my music…

        *coughcough*

        3 years ago
  3. Martina, I totally understand how you feel about Shinee, that was my reaction when I first heard that they were going to promote “Why So Serious” without JJong, but I also can see SM’s side too. Yes, he is injured and had to get surgery, so it isn’t possible for him to preform, but I from what I understand, SM can’t really delay the song for a couple months because Shinee is scheduled to do a concert tour in Japan in the next month or two. As well as already having their promotions in Korea scheduled, which could/might make the company look bad to the broadcasting companies for backing out at the last minute. It would also mean delaying this “repackage” of “Dream Girl” until the late summer/fall, which most likely screws up their plans for EXO, and f(x), who are scheduled to make comebacks soon too (I know that f(x) is currently learning the choreography to their next single). JJong is still in the album, just not the single- and you can kind of see in the choreography where he was meant to be in a couple of places. Making it kind of obvious that they didn’t really have much time to change stuff. I am reminded of their “Hello” promotions when JJong injured after they filmed the video. Shinee really didn’t promote the track much because they couldn’t do the dance. So, instead they just promoted Lucifer more since the company was more comfortable changing the choreography rather than changing the dance to Hello to have him sit out. And with a broken nose he really can’t and probably shouldn’t sing, and since they had time still to change the video and the track, I think it was smart of them to film it without him to let him recover with the worry of a full Korean promotion cycle.

    3 years ago
    • I agree with Martina also they should have waited; So forever this video will symbolize the fact that SM entertainment only cares about money. I also see SM’s side in this but it doesn’t matter SM is a big enough company that they can handle it. So you lose some money. A good 85% of all Jonghyun bias fans are probably thinking why couldn’t you have waited for him. This MV isn’t the same without the lead vocals yeah you get to see the rest of SHINee, but when i look at this video all i see is Key. When i see SHINee i don’t think of Key I think of all 5 of them. I feel like because Jonghyun is miss Key is no the centre of attention. Which isn’t a bad thing Key Bias out there are in love my friend is freaking out to me all the time about how much she see’s Key in this video. But still Forever this video will represent the fact that SM is greedy and can’t let go of the pride. Big companies aren’t going to see it as bad if cancelling is for a good reason. it’s not like it was a total scandal if they hold off on premoting this. It’s not going to hurt SHINee in anyway. SM is just greedy, if anything having this video with out Jonghyun make SM look bad. I offically HATE the company the owner is every colorful word on the sun and ever i see him in public i’ll scream how much he is a jerk and don’t like him. I like how Martina put it “you know ones in an accendit so there is still 4 of them it’s okie” but lastly this cd its a repackage. The cd’s are considered a series, that why they have chapter 1 and chapter 2 in there titles. if Dream girl gets repackaged it will become a two disc cd and a new cover. But as of now there second cd isn’t a repackage there is all different songs on this cd. if it was a repackage it would have songs from the first cd on it.

      3 years ago
      • I think SM is being professional now for NOT screwing other artists in their label schedule.. SHINee got those Japanese concerts that they need to attend while F(x) and EXO need a comeback.. so there’s no other time except now.
        If they don’t comeback now, they can only do it next year. SM don’t want to delay it because it’s already planned since February when they announce Dream Girl album.. Besides, those album is like a continuation (Chapter 1 + Chapter 2 ) so it will be weird if Chapter 2 coming out only next year. So yeah, I think SM only being professional by not lying and delaying the release date of WSS.

        just move on and keep supporting them… I hate it when some Blingers said that they want to boycott this promotion. WTH! they’re not a true fans then.

        ps: SM is evil and greedy, but isn’t that what business suppose to works? It’s normal for them.

        3 years ago
  4. I just heard Mr Brohoho unveiled his new room this year, and its not a room but a building called “geometry”, exclusive for SM
    But seriously, I’ve seen many rooms of geometry in SM videos, here’s a list
    Shinee’s rind ding dong stairs moment
    Shinee’s lucifer dark backdrop
    Shinee’s Sherlock triangular windows
    Shinee’s dream girl led lights room with triangles
    Tvxq’s humanoids white room
    Suju’s main dance room at the beginning
    F(x)’s electric shock cube room
    Exo’s mama white shapes like cave room
    Exo’s history black floor triangle windows room
    Suju-m’s breakdown super polished futuristic room
    There’s probably more but that’s all I can think of

    3 years ago
  5. We should make it very difficult for them to choose by getting all 3 of those videos above to the Top 3 :D I feel all 3 videos would be worthy of an exciting KMM.

    3 years ago
    • It’s close to a reality now:

      1st G-Dragon

      3rd Shinee

      5th 4Minute

      It’s only a matter of time (I feel) till they are 1,2 and 3.

      3 years ago
  6. In addition to the puppies in it- there is also a white dinosaur. Surely that is in no way a coincidence. Lol.

    Edit: This shows it clearly- http://25.media.tumblr.com/20b4fc899dd6f0b7ff3ab0010462ee55/tumblr_mloimvRvcT1s7fq0vo1_500.gif

    3 years ago
  7. Agreed. I wonder as well if Taemin was given a lot of lines intended for Jonghyun as well.. Tbh I think the song would have had more of an impression on me if they had had who is pretty much their lead vocalist on the track. :L

    3 years ago
    • I finally listened to the audio track and I’m sooooo so so so so happy to hear Jonghyun! As expected, he totally KILLED his parts! There’s a couple lines where he and Taemin are “answering” each other and it freaking ROCKS. Totally reminded me of the bridge in their “Fire” single. My fangirl heart has calmed and after three more listens, I officially love this song (despite the autotune?! in the chorus). Now I can’t wait to see Jonghyun come onstage and totally KILL this live.

      3 years ago
      • That’s the spirit! Have you checked out the album yet? It’s great (and full of Jjong – he wrote the lyrics for “Orgel” and co-wrote “Dangerous (Medusa II)”!)

        3 years ago
    • Oh! In that case great, I’ll go take a listen to that instead, thanks!

      3 years ago
      • No problem! They wouldn’t record an album without Jjong! (SM would incur all of my wraths! D:<)

        3 years ago
        • His accident was fairly recent (unfortunately ㅠㅠ), as Martina mentioned; it was early April. They’ve had this recorded for months though – even before the Dream Girl release (though I’m sure tweaks and things were made to perfect the tracks and such)! But filming for music videos tends to be the last thing done, which is why… Jjong is unfortunately not present. He’ll be back soon though; let’s just pray for his recovery!

          3 years ago
  8. My favorite group is 4Minute, but I would be happy with whatever you choose to review.

    3 years ago
  9. I agree with Martina, GD Is the Mad Hatter and SHINee should have waited for JongHyun! However I found GD and Shinee’s songs just ok, i was expecting more :/ On the other side i really disliked the new 4min’s song, it’s annoyng, I prefer Volume Up or Hot issue!

    3 years ago
  10. This new SHINee song and video just threw me into a sea of confusion. (sorry for the NorKor reference).

    ON THE ONE HAND:
    – Gotta hand it to these boys for bringing it to the live performance of this song despite not having their main/lead vocal (can never figure out the difference between those two!). Props to Taemin for all the belting and to ALL of them for their energy and amazing stage presence.

    – I like PARTS of this song. Those parts are freaking awesome, like the lines after they sing “Whhhhhy Soooooo Seeeeeereeeeeous?” Like, head-boppingly awesome. Other parts, well, I feel have too much autotune/studio magic. I want to hear how their voices blend. I feel like there’s too much robotic-ness. :/ BUT I love the 80s rock-ish feel of this song, and I’m diggin Onew with his black MANicure. I have a feeling this song may go the way of “Sherlock” for me–it’ll take a few more listens to really get into it, but I’ve no doubt I’ll fall in love with it.

    – I LOVE their clothes–I like them better than “Dream Girl,” though I thought those were kinda cool too (most times).

    – I like the dance–feels more foot-stompy and cool and all-around fun. I couldn’t see an iconic move like “Sherlock”‘s though.

    ON THE OTHER HAND:
    – Geez Louise SM, you couldn’t wait for the main vocal to heal? I’m sure those boys would’ve loved to have more time for practice or, you know, REST. And I agree that SHINee without one of them is not SHINee. It’s a testament to their teamwork that they can make it work, but with all of them complete, they freaking SHINE. (sorry, couldn’t resist :P)

    From what I understand, postponing their comeback would’ve affected a Japan arena tour, hence the decision to keep going? Hope some fans can clarify this.

    – I cannot shake the feeling that this comeback was way rushed. I know it could just be me, but there you go. Still, my biased heart is happy to see these boys perform what sounds like a fun, energetic song :)

    3 years ago
  11. Michigo is not my favorite GD song but i guess it was just meant to be a hyped up funky dance song…To have it on full blast and just dance crazy like he did lol..For its purpose it is a GREAT song!!!..From Shinee’s new song i didnt really like it and its a bummer since i really like Shinee’s songs especially their dances..Well 4minute i dont really dig girl groups except for 2ne1 and maybe F(X) lol cuz AMBER is freaking AMAZING!! >__> but because it was my best choice =) BTW Martina that idea of yours EPIC!!! It was like a trailer to a movie which I am dying to see but will never be released lol =(…Glad we have our imagination xD

    3 years ago
  12. i know when EXO is going to have their comeback…the second S&M make plans to be out of the country. The week they are traveling will be the week they comeback. because SM are trolls.

    3 years ago
  13. I did the singing thing too and once I did I almost forgot how it was actually suppose to sound and it kept repeating in my head. Lol.

    3 years ago
  14. I liked Shinee’s song and video much better (even if Jonghyun was missing) I thought
    That TeaMAN did an amazing job taking over the high notes that Jonghyun usually does.
    I thought that both G-dragon’s and 4minutes songs were great they just didn’t give me that goosebumpie feeling
    I got from listening to Shinee’s. Though I’m sure you guys will have fun reviewing any of the three
    Depending who gets first place :D

    3 years ago
    • Everyone’s wardrobe was sooo much better this time around. It still kept it’s funky feel, but everything went together and fit the person they threw it on.

      3 years ago
    • Totally agree with you on him looking sexy couldn’t keep my eyes
      off him since Jonghyun wasn’t there, just goes to show how
      much of a TeaMAN his grown to be lol

      3 years ago
  15. it was somewhat awkward…

    3 years ago
  16. I would have happily waited for SHINee’s music video- I understand promoting without him at first until he fully recovers for the music broadcasts since they will be having another Japanese tour right afterwards and everything was already planned out but I really wish they would have at least waited to film the MV for it for later. It is sooo permanent. After seeing the teaser without him I thought maybe they would film a few pieces of just him to add throughout it since he was released from the hospital.

    Still… this is an amazing song and since I can’t change anything that SM has already done, I will enjoy what was released and admire how well the members pulled it off. I have bought the album ,which is full of Jjong’s voice- and will keep supporting SHINee because they have put a lot of work into this.

    3 years ago
  17. Is it just me, or have I seen that arch room in another video before?

    3 years ago
    • At first I thought it was the same backdrop as B2ST’s “Bad Girl” but it isn’t. It definitely looks familiar though, I agree.

      3 years ago
  18. Oh god I hope I don’t endure the wrath of any Shawols, but every time I see or hear the word Shawol I always think Shamwow. It’s automatic, I can’t control it!

    FYI I’m a Shawol in training ;)

    3 years ago
    • You are insanely welcome for the laughter XD

      Lol love the InuYasha reference, I totally pictured him having to sit every time Kagomi commanded him to. I almost instinctually did it also, but I’m already sitting :-P

      3 years ago
      • You know i can’t say that I’ve every watched EYK standing up. Laying, sitting, walking, driving (okay no not driving…or have I lol no I haven’t) but never standing.

        3 years ago
        • I think it’s about time you add the standing position to your EYK viewing repertoire. :P

          But not the driving. Never the driving.

          3 years ago
  19. I like G Dragon a lot, but the costume design on the Shinee video was fabulous. Black and white and red are done to death but there is a really nice use of texture in those segments. What was a knock out was the gray/green/blue segments with the muted red highlights. Amazing.

    3 years ago
  20. I completely agree with you on the SHINee thing Martina. Immediately when I started watching the video I felt like something was off. Taemin was singing way more than he usually does and there were only 4 of them. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally Taeman biased, but the sound was just off. Jong Hyun has such a powerful and unique sounding voice that SHINee just isn’t the same without it. I read somewhere that SM wouldn’t dare push back their schedule because it would conflict with their other bands comebacks, but to me it just comes off as a halfhearted and rushed comeback and SHINee deserves better.

    3 years ago
  21. HEY! Those 3 were great, but

    Please check out the other videos released this week too ^^b

    See here: http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/kpopcharts/?sort_by=date&order=DESC
    After GD’s Michigo;

    – Lena Park, a classic R&B singer, does a cover of BoA’s Atlantis Princess
    – Song Haye from Kpop Star shows off her AMAZING voice in a song with a nasty title
    – Roy Kim, who won Superstar K3, and sang at MAMA, really likes Park Bom (?)
    – Seean is not a guy’s name
    – D-Unit releases one of those typical videos that are specially made just for their beloved fans / thrown together with a really low budget and lazy cameraman / so cheap that only diehard fans can appreciate it
    – Woollim’s new female soloist seems to be advertising yoghurt…or Daesung
    – The legenday Cho Yong Pil smashed Psy on the Korean charts with his ‘comeback’ (used correctly for once) song Hello, and omg LOOK AT ALL EM WHITE PEOPLE
    – Jay Park ‘Welcome’s you to his bed in his R-rated video
    – The guy who wrote Kim Jaejoong’s solo album is singing his own song now. If you like Jaejoong for his ‘music’, you should like this too.
    – Juniel scrapped the instagram filters and is going for classic kpop rainbows (and suspicious kids)

    – ………..and a few other videos I haven’t seen yet. History and Dickpunks look interesting.

    So you see, there were a slew of amazing songs and videos that really drew my attention this week. I’d really encourage you Nasties to check out all the lastest videos – not just the big idol groups. There’s some pretty cool stuff out there!!

    If you only have time for one, watch this: http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/kpopcharts/cho-yong-pil-hello/

    3 years ago
    • C

      Holy cow, thanks so much for recommending Hello. I never would have watched that video on my own and I freaking love it!

      3 years ago
    • “- The guy who wrote Kim Jaejoong’s solo album is singing his own song
      now. If you like Jaejoong for his ‘music’, you should like this too.”

      I can’t tell if you’re joking or being serious but he only wrote the music for 2 of Jaejoong’s songs whereas Jeajoong wrote the lyrics for 4 of the 5 and the music for 2 (one alone and one co-written).

      If you were joking then just disregard this.

      3 years ago
      • Ah, most of my descriptions were jokes. I only mentioned Jaejoong to try and get people over there. I actually knew nothing about Jaejoong’s album except that Kim Bada worked on it ._.

        I’m sorry if it sounded as if I was discrediting Jaejoong’s own work.

        3 years ago
    • I agree with that final suggestion! Everyone go watch Hello. it is an absolutely fabulous song and video, and I weep that it isn’t getting more attention on the charts. Why must I always back the underdogs?

      3 years ago
    • Oh my god! Somebody else understands the reason for the way I hate the word comeback being used in Kpop world. I was just explaining this to my dad yesterday. A comeback is only a comeback if you take time away from your craft for a good chunk of time, as in years, that you were doing. It’s not a comeback if you go on tour since you are still singing or if you come out with a new song six months or even one year. You can say, “Here is _______ with their latest/newest song or __________ is coming out with a (another) new single/hit/song” and etc. It annoys me because the meaning of comeback seems worthless now.

      3 years ago
    • Pffft your descriptions for these videos are hilarious! xD You make me want to watch some of these videos again.

      3 years ago
    • I really love the drums in History’s song, glad I happened to check it out yesterday. Yesterday seemed to be everyone release your video day.

      3 years ago
  22. Totally agreed with SHINee’s issue. I’m a Shawol and I would even prefer
    they to delay the MV. It’s weird to see SHINee without Jonghyun’s high
    notes.
    I liked the song and the boys did great without the main
    vocal, but still, it’s not the same thing. It doesn’t seen like SHINee.
    It wasn’t necessary to be so hurry on making this comeback. We could wait to see them all together as it should.

    3 years ago
  23. MichiGO! Please! Song-wise I like One of a Kind best, but for videos I enjoyed Michigo the most. I love how much fun GD has in his videos!

    3 years ago
  24. Ummmmm am I the only one that thinks that SHINee took a lot of GD and put into this VID? Maybe imitation is still a form of flattery!!??

    3 years ago
    • For some reason I don’t see any of GD in SHINee’s video. Of course they both use the “Why so serious” line but all I thought about when I heard GD say it was the Joker and the same goes for SHINee. Besides that what could be considered imitation?

      3 years ago
  25. i wholeheartedly agree with Martina! its not fair for them to perform without Jonghyun. SM Ent. really has got its priorities all wrong.

    3 years ago
  26. But- Why- Why wouldn’t GD want to be friends with you guise? You’re like the most non-normal, awesome sauce, amazeballs people I know don’t know! I think you need to rethink that, Martina. ;P

    As for SHINee, I concur with your points, S&M… I suppose I’m just used to it from SM by now? I’m not really upset that they didn’t wait… As @FranFOD mentioned, their schedules are made in advance with very little leg room, and they do have a concert tour coming up (SHINee World III), so I don’t necessarily blame them. I just think about how sad Jjong must be feeling that he can’t perform with his members, and how much he must want to heal faster so he can comeback and make the fans excited to know he’s alright… And that thought sort of hurts because I wouldn’t want Jonghyun to push himself any harder to heal because he feels like he has to compensate. It’s not his fault he was in an accident, but unfortunately, when you’re under management, you don’t make your own schedule. It’s just the way it is.

    That touchy subject aside, whatever video you guys review (between GD or SHINee because I don’t think 4Minute will make it to the top three in time) I will be happy with it, as I always am. G-Dragon should be first since he’s been up there for awhile, and I believe SHINee can hold on for another week; but if you guys feel like you’re more excited to review SHINee (or mindwarp us all and review Batooba!), then do so. I just want to know your thoughts (and laugh insanely way too early in the morning so that my parents think I’ve gone bonkers).

    Tis the way of the Nasty. ^^ (P.S. Whenever I see HyunA now, I just think of Simon. Stay nasty, Simon! ^^)

    3 years ago
  27. I couldn’t watch all of 4minute’s video (LOW girl group tolerance), but simon would ruin what i did watch in such beautiful ways :P
    I love GD, not so much Michi GO. Shinee’s video looked like it was choreographed for 5 and they didn’t think anyone would notice if they didn’t change it. I hope you have fun with whichever one you guys pick. I’m sure I’ll enjoy watching it :)

    3 years ago
    • Mav

      I think I just have a LOW 4minute tolerance…. yeahhh… and I’m so happy I’m not the only on seeing that empty space were Jjong is supposed to be….. and the more I see the MV the more I see them.

      3 years ago
    • Oh yay I’m not the only one with a low girl-group tolerance. It has to be an absolutely FLIPPING AMAZING and special video/song for me to like a girl group’s. >3<'
      On the other hand, I prefer Michigo. XD But I do like SHINee's… I want them both reviewed but I think Michigo would be more fun.

      3 years ago
      • I really liked Shinee’s song. It was just the video. On the other hand, S and M could insert themselves into the obvious 5th person spot in some of the figures for loads of fun. I really WANT to like Michi Go. I keep listening to it, hoping it will grow on me like Crayon, but not so far.

        3 years ago
  28. Not so sexy but always around face wiping vs. Off beat funky Craycray vs. to cute for words in dayglow? Chooses chooses….

    3 years ago
  29. Shinee should record an alternate version when Jonghyun is better. Yea – Shinee’s completely back.

    3 years ago
    • Maybe not record an alternate version, but promote one of the other songs on the mini, like Nightmare or Like a Fire. There are a lot of title-worthy songs on this mini. It’s a cruel twist of fate that Jonghyun isn’t around to promote the half-album that’s FINALLY dark, FINALLY rock, and FINALLY RnB, all things that are right up his alley.

      3 years ago
    • If only that was possible… I imagine that would cost more money then SM would even consider spending. I feel like they should have promoted like normal and just delayed filming the MV for when Jonghyun could participate. How did SM even come to the conclusion that filming without him was an acceptable option when each member of SHINee is so important to the group?

      3 years ago
      • SUCH TROOFS!!! Personally, I’d prefer if SHINee did the video as a group; it just reflects better on SM and SHINee themselves that way, but I can see why SM went ahead without Jonghyun.

        3 years ago
      • True. No matter what choice they made they would have been attacked by some fans on one side or the other. Blah.

        3 years ago
  30. Ughhhh I do NOT like Whats your name… I feel like I know Hyuna waaaaaay to well now… (I’ve seen all her secrets!!!!)

    3 years ago
  31. GD’s new video is the most colorful one he made so far:)

    3 years ago
  32. People seriously need to shut up about SHINee not waiting for jonghyun. This album was recorded at the same time as dream girl and the music show slots had to have been reserved months in advance. SHINee has a tour staring at the end of may. Putting it off for even a week would have forced them to wait until after their tour to comeback and by then the whole chapter 1/chapter 2 concept contrast would have gone to waste. And Jonghyun would blame himself more than anyone else. It was bad enough when he injured his leg right before their first tour and apologized to the audience in tears. Yes, SHINee isn’t SHINee without jonghyun, but the other 4 alone are proving that SHINee isn’t a group centered around a single talented person like most other kpop groups nowadays. As for exo never making a comeback, I blame SM for ever debuting them. It’s obvious that they have way to many artists now and not enough time to schedule comebacks for all of them without year long gaps.

    3 years ago
  33. I agree whole-heartily about SHINee. I feel as if Shawols would have been happier to know that SM waited for JongHyun to get better before filming. It’s especially weird since we can hear him in the song. Also, a broken nose would only take at most a month to heal so it’s not like they would have had to wait that long. Sometimes I feel as if SM doesn’t really care about SHINee and they just want their promotional cycle to end so they can promote someone else.

    Love the song, and the MV’s potential if all 5 were in it, but seriously disappointed in SM Ent.

    3 years ago
  34. you already viewed gd’s one of kind,that xx etc…also you do shinee’s dream girl
    i think it should be 4minute…maybe i am too biased but i like how simon ruin their dances…to see simon dances you can look hyuna’s bubble pop hheehe

    3 years ago
  35. Don’t worry Simon, Bilasa is making a comeback very soon! They’ve started with the teasers! :D

    3 years ago
  36. It’s more like YG vs. SM, there is no way in the world Cube would manage to win with those two at it’s throat.

    3 years ago
  37. I really hope MichiGO gets reviewed because it is at top3 for 2weeks~~ Please Simon and Martina please~~

    3 years ago
  38. I agree with the SHINee comment. Aren’t accidents the kind of situations that make groups take small breaks? That’s my opinion anyways. I’m just excited about your Kpop Monday.
    So many places to joke with 4Minute’s video. So. Many. Places. I love the SONG, but the video was…… very amusing.

    3 years ago
  39. Oh god the alice in wonderland korean version sounds so amazing. I wish it could happen

    3 years ago
  40. Well, whichever video you choose – I hope that you have fun and I hope you don’t get bitched at. Of course, I’m Cube Biased, and would rather have a 4minute review, but we can’t get everything in life, can we? We should at least enjoy the effort you guys put in these.

    3 years ago
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