Monday, February 28, 2011

Super Junior-M and Big Bang

Super Junior-M has released the Korean language version of "Too Perfect." It's funny but I prefer the video for the Korean language version but the Chinese language version (although they are not fluent) sounds better, somehow. Not sure if I will maintain that opinion if I keep listening to both.

제 블로그를 방문해 주셔서 고맙습니다. 저는 이 블로그에 일주일에 4번 정도 한국 전통 공연 문화에 대해 쓰고 있습니다. 처음에는  K-pop에 관심이 있으셔서  방문하셨겠지만 나가시기 전에 한국 전통 문화에 관한 것도 한번 봐 주시면 좋겠습니다.

Big Bang's "Tonight" was released a couple days ago. The song has a fair amount of autotune, but it feels like a stylistic choice, not like they can't sing. Not that I'm claiming Big Bang are some amazing singers or something, they're not, but they're individualistic and flashy and not-safely conforming to expectations, so I like them. I don't think they're style icons, but I do think that the video is really well made. So, while this song doesn't seem likely to hit the top of my personal K-Pop Chart, I think it'll get a fair amount of play. And Taeyang is just plain yummy. I'll just pretend he's closer to my age than he is, to make me more comfortable with that statement.

There is a review of Big Bang's mini album on

1 comment:

Joseph said...

Today I just found MBC Music Core hour long variety concert series. I subscribe to and they license content to broadcast in the USA. Here are some of the acts: Kang Jong Wook, Dal Shabet, Beige, Mighty Mouth (feat. Soya), Navi, Piggy Dolls, Can, Jewelry, TEEN TOP, Infinite, Gavy NJ (feat. Mir of MBLAQ), Han Groo, Orange Caramel, G.NA, SeeYa, Park Jung Min, MBLAQ, Seung Ri, Secret, TVXQ, LPG. Episodes are 2011. I keep following your blog with interest. Probably totally unnecessary, but I have backed up the footnotes entries for you on my hard drive.