K-Pop (General Discussion)

Resi12 said:
3Xs said:
Resi12 said:
3Xs said:
Who directed this? It's gorgeous. Defintiely a return to form after the disastrous Boys era.

Ugh... really? I mean fair enough if you have disdain over The Boys but at least it had character. This is so bland.. Pretty but that's all.

The Boys had no character. The epitome of bland and pointless. Robots dancing in an empty grey warehouse. This video at least humanizes them and is gorgeously shot. Plus it puts them outside, which is a nice change of pace for an SM video.

No character? HA! That's hilarious, no way. The dance moves alone, the vocals, everything gave me.. something. This is too much emphasis on their looks, it's more like a beauty advert. Even their Christian Dior ad's have more story/movement than this.

I like the change of scenery but at least do something more with it, there's nothing that makes me want to watch this back. Bland PV, bland song = bland release. Meh.. it's not like I was looking forward to it anyway. Saying that it should have been Let It Rain.

To be honest, i wasn't that impressed with the boys initially but its a grower. and the thing is, i can never get sick of the song somehow.
 
Time Machine is the best MV SNSD have done in awhile. Really glad they changed it up. YoonA is so gorgeous.

And I keep watching Hyosung's Naughty Girl + Crazy In Love performance. She has it. I need her to go solo!
 
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Time Machine is so refreshing especially when we've been bombarded with various MVs with dance routines. The shots are gorgeous!
 
Macsun said:
I'm getting After School Red vibes from the new SHINee photo.


I love SNSD's new video, some great acting by Yoona at the end. Hyoheon looks like a goddess!

That picture reminds me of the Romeo era.
 
The Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize!

New to K-Pop? You NEED to listen to these:

Brown Eyed Girls - Abracadabra
SNSD - Gee
SNSD - Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
2NE1- Fire
2NE1 - I Don't Care
2NE1 - Go Away
T-ara - I Go Crazy Because Of You
SHINee - Lucifer
After School - Bang!
4minute - HUH
Miss A - Bad Girl, Good Girl
Super Junior - BONAMANA


2011 NOTABLE RELEASES:

Sunny Hill - Midnight Circus
Hyuna (of 4minute) - Bubble Pop! *Popjustice Song Of The Day (Monday, 18 July 2011)
After School - Shampoo
Orange Caramel (of After School) - Bangkok City
DBSK - Why (Keep Your Head Down)
T-ara - Roly-Poly
2NE1 - I Am The Best
Park Bom (of 2NE1) - Don't Cry
f(x) - Pinocchio (Danger)
Miss A - Good-bye Baby
Rania - Dr. Feel Good (Korean Ver.)
Infinite - Nothing's Over
Infinite - Be Mine

ALBUM RECOMMENDATIONS:

T-ara - Breaking Heart (Repackage)
2NE1 - To Anyone
2NE1 - 1st Mini Album
SHINee - Hello (Repackage)
BoA - Copy & Paste (Repackage)
Bada - Look At The Sea

(Albums may be purchased from: Yesasia, DVDHeaven)


CF (COMMERCIAL FILM) SONGS:

Big Bang & 2NE1 - Lollipop
Brown Eyed Girls - Smile Chock Chock
Son Dam Bi & After School - Amoled
Super Junior & SNSD - Seoul


DJ MASA MASHUPS:

2010 Pt. I
2010 Pt. II
2009 Pt. I
2009 Pt. II
Adios 2008
Girl Group Special
K-Pop In A G6


BY GROUPS/ARTISTS:

FEMALE GROUPS...

After School
Bang!
Shampoo
Because Of You
AH
Diva
Wonder Boy (A.S. Blue sub-unit)
Come Back, You Bad Person (Kahi solo)
Bangkok City (Orange Caramel sub-unit)
A-ing♡ (Orange Caramel sub-unit)

Brown Eyed Girls
Abracadabra
Sign
How Come (Live)
LOVE
Hold The Line (feat. Jo PD)
Mama Mia (feat. Sunny Hill) (Narsha solo)
Bbi-Ri-Bop-A (Narsha solo)
Irreversible (Ga-In solo)

CSJH Dana & Sunday
One More Chance

Dal★Shabet
Supa Dupa Diva
Pink Rocket

Davichi
8282
My Man
Love And War
Women’s Generation (with Seeya and T-ara)
Wonder Woman (with Seeya and T-ara)

f(x)
NU ABO
Pinocchio (Danger)
Hot Summer
LA chA TA
Chu~♡

Girl's Day
Nothing Lasts Forever
Twinkle Twinkle
Hug Me Once

Jewelry
One More Time
Love Story *Last performance

Kara
Lupin
Jumping
Mr. (Live)
Wanna
Pretty Girl
Honey

Miss A
Bad Girl, Good Girl
Breathe
Good-bye Baby

Rainbow
To Me
A
Sweet Dream

Rania
Dr. Feel Good (Korean Ver.)
Dr. Feel Good (English Ver.)

Secret
Madonna
Shy Boy
Magic
Starlight Moonlight

Sistar
Push Push
Shady Girl
How Dare You
Ma Boy (Sistar19 sub-unit)

So Nyeo Shi Dae (SNSD) a.k.a. Girls' Generation
Gee
Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
Run Devil Run
Hoot
Oh!
Into The New World

T-ara
I Go Crazy Because Of You
Bo Peep Bo Peep
Roly-Poly
T.T.L (Time To Love) (with Supernova)
Like The First Time
Why Are You Being Like This
yayaya

Wonder Girls
So Hot
Tell Me
Nobody
2 Different Tears

2NE1 (Popjustice thread)
Fire
I Don't Care
Go Away
I Am The Best
Can't Nobody
Clap Your Hands
Follow Me
Lonely
Hate You
You And I (Bom solo)
Don't Cry (Bom solo)

4minute
HUH
I My Me Mine
Mirror Mirror
Muzik
Hot Issue
Heart To Heart
Bubble Pop! (Hyuna solo) *Popjustice Song Of The Day (Monday, 18 July 2011)
Change (feat. Junhyung of Beast) (Hyuna solo)



MALE GROUPS...

Beast
Bad Girl
Shock

Fiction
Breathe
Beautiful

Big Bang
Tonight
Love Song
Haru Haru
Last Farewell
Lie
High High (GD&TOP sub-unit)
Look Only At Me (Taeyang solo)
I Need A Girl
Heartbreaker (G-Dragon solo)
Turn It Up (TOP solo)

B1A4
O.K

CNBLUE
Love
Love Girl
I'm A Loner
Intuition

Dalmatian
Lover Cop

Dong Bang Shin Ki (DBSK) a.k.a. TVXQ!
Mirotic
Wrong Number
Why (Keep Your Head Down)

Epik High
One (feat. Jisun)
One Minute, One Second (feat. Taru)
Umbrella (feat. Younha)
Love Love Love

FT Island
After Love

Infinite
Come Back Again
Nothing's Over
Be Mine
BTD (Before The Dawn)

Mblaq
Oh Yeah
Mona Lisa
Y
Cry
Stay

Mighty Mouth
Tok Tok (feat. Soya)
Love Class (feat. Han Ye Seul)

SHINee
Noona Is So Pretty (Replay)
Lucifer
Ring Ding Dong
A.Mi.Go
Hello

Super Junior
BONAMANA
Sorry, Sorry
It's You

U-Kiss
Manmanhani
0330
Finally (Brave Brothers feat. U-Kiss)

ZE:A
All Day Long
Mazeltov

2AM
I Did Wrong

2PM
Again & Again
Heartbeat
I Hate You
10 Out Of 10
Hands Up


MIXED GROUPS...

Clazziquai
Lover Boy

Co-ed
Bbiribbom Bberibbom
Too Late
Like This Or That (5dolls sub-unit)
Lip Stain (5dolls sub-unit)
Your Words (5dolls sub-unit)

Sunny Hill
Midnight Circus

W&Whale
Break It Down

8eight
Without A Heart
Goodbye My Love


FEMALE SOLO...

Bada
Yes I'm In Love (feat. Taecyeon of 2PM) (Audio only)
Mad (feat. Untouchable)

BoA
Hurricane Venus
Game
Copy & Paste

G.NA
Black & White
I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better

IU
Good Day
Nagging (with Seulong of 2AM)

Lee Hyori
U-Go-Girl (with Nassun)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (feat. Ceejay of Freshboyz)

Lee Junghyun a.k.a. Ava
Suspicious Man
Vogue Girl (It Girl) (Live)

Navi
Heart Damage (feat. Crown J)
Wasted Tears (feat. Hyuna of 4minute)

Seo Inyoung
Cinderella
Into The Rhythm

Son Dambi
Saturday Night
Crazy
Queen

Uhm Junghwa
D.I.S.C.O (feat. TOP of Big Bang)


MALE SOLO...

Jay Park
Abandoned
Tonight
I Want To Cry (Brave Brothers feat. Jay Park)

Rain
Rainism
Love Story

Se7en
Better Together
 
Re: Korean Pop

Welcome to Popjustice! There is a Big Band thread floating around, but a general K-pop discussion thread may be a good idea as threads centered around certain East Asian artists tend to go off topic to others because there's no corresponding thread for their peers. I don't know much about K-pop, but I do like Big Bang and some Korean BoA. Also some assorted songs from Epik High and umm... whoever sings D.I.S.C.O. I never really understood the appeal of the girl groups though - I haven't heard one decent song from them so maybe I'll check out some of your recommendations.

Interesting little fact - the South Korean government apparently is pumping more money into the music industry in the hopes of either expanding it regionally or to counter a drop in sales due to piracy, etc. Not sure of the details, but interesting nonetheless.

If anyone else has any recommendations feel free! I'm always up for discovering new music.
 
Re: Korean Pop

Thank you, jknza22. I've ever seen the Big Bang thread, will probably post something there some other time. Do check out Wonder Girls, I think you will like 'Nobody'.
 
Re: Korean Pop

Uhm Jung Hwa:
D.I.S.C.O. (ft. TOP) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAnsjsyEBwk

D.I.S.C.O. is a nice song but I feel it lacks something. Oh I love the rapper in the song, he's TOP from Big Bang.

Something I like about the Korean Pop scene is that they have weekly TV music shows (very much like TOTP, CDUK etc.) for artists/groups to perform.
 
Re: Korean Pop

xoxo said:
Thank you, jknza22. I've ever seen the Big Bang thread, will probably post something there some other time. Do check out Wonder Girls, I think you will like 'Nobody'.

It's very cute but the chorus sort of freaks me out because they sound black but with an Asian accent ...
 
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Re: Korean Pop

YOU GOTTA CHECK OUT S.N.S.D. (Girls Generation). They're addicting. SERIOUSLY.

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Re: Korean Pop

Oh good idea for a thread.. the big bang one died :(
Korean pop is amazing!

DBSK/TVXQ are pretty good:
Mirotic (Yes Sarah Connor does have an English version of this!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILz5s0TQm8Q

Se7en is trying to give America a go apparently.. he has a song with lil'kim which i LOVE:
(can only find it live!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl_aytkTr1o

But I think the best Korean artist has to be my baby.. Tae Yang from big bang!!
Prayer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pYQuFjFJwA

Only look at me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6C_e0BI3Tw
 
Re: Korean Pop

My friend is Korean and so I got into K-Pop a little bit.
I really love BoA but her English stuff appeals a bit more.
I also really like the Wonder Girls. Especially So Hot. It's incredibly catchy.
Girls Generation are alright. Gee is really catchy but a little bit lame. They're so cute though.

That Sori song - Real Lips and Shinee - Love Like Oxygen are so good too. Love the melodies.
 
Re: Korean Pop

I think BoA is alright; I didn't include any of her Korean songs since she isn't active in the K-Pop scene these days plus I think her Korean/Japanese songs would be too 'sugary' for non-Asians' liking. If anything, I like her old song 'Valenti'. She has a few versions of it and if I'm not wrong, in English too.

Valenti (Japanese) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG0SHphpJd0

I quite like the Wonder Girls. If I'm not wrong, currently they're preparing to break into the US market (like many of their Korean counterparts) which I think they will fail miserably. I really don't see why these Korean entertainment companies are so keen on launching their stars in a foreign market and in one that is not easy to crack.

I love Gee, although I have to admit it gets annoying after one too many listens.

I really like 'Lips' by Sori, I think it's really good but it doesn't seem popular.
 
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