Is that so?
"Zero to hundred on the highest speed
Nothing can stand in the way
My life is a highway made for myself, ayy"
2 Baddies ♡ NCT 127
Team Flame · From KPJ Charts
(@boom bazooka joe
) / 8
) / 8
, @Ana Raquel
) / 0
My Score: 8
48 ⬂ 50 ⇨ 50 ⇨ 50
Well… sometimes the obvious answer is the correct one! Though it wasn’t that
obvious: the leaderboard evolution is in chunks of seven voters and it makes it seem like this was in the bottom all the time, but from ballot to ballot it actually kept wrestling with another song until the final stretch where it stayed on the bottom position consistently. Does it sound like I’m describing a fun night!? This is 2 Baddies
, the latest offering in the series of NCT 127 noise-pop title tracks after they took a wee break from that sound with 2021’s Favorite (Vampire). And honestly? I really like this now ffffff I think my dumb artist brain is being swayed a little by the frankly gorgeous MV, but who cares… TWO BADDIES TWO BADDIES ONE PORSCHE!!
The pre-chorus is lowkey heavenly as fuck?? The production sounds expensive and the rubbery, bouncy beat combined with the slightly high-pitched demonic vocals behind the chorus are almost giving PC Music… I know Charli would live for this automotive anthem which is certainly only about vehicles and not at all about anything else! No there’s nothing lewd about Taeyong saying "now you wanna ride these wheeeels
" while reclining and holding a cane between his legs, get your mind out of the gutter.
Let’s get the more negative comments out of the way first: @Christopher
(7.5) is not impressed: “I enjoy everyone’s flow in the verses quite a bit, but while I usually enjoy a unison-chant chorus, something about this one just feels pretty standard.”
I guess you can say their sound has become a little predictable, but if it ain’t broke… Dancing talent @chrisjche
(6.5) sees a saving grace: “The performances save this song - that chorus is annoying as hell.”
The choreography does look really impressive.
(4) sides with the proletariat: “I don't know, i don't have a Porsche, i can't relate xx”,
and I can just feel the frustrated NCTzen rage coming from @RUNAWAY
's (4) comment: “this is really bad ^____^”
The passive aggressive kaomoji?? @Macsun
(4.5) doesn’t hold back and calls it “Trash. That’s right, TRASH!”
, while @Ana Raquel
(3) wants nothing to do with this: “can we leave cars to eurobeat”
. He isn’t afraid to stan a noisy mess, but even @Salami
's (3) ears need rest sometimes: “I have tried to like this, but I probably feel about this the way everyone else felt about Gimme Gimme. It's noise but not in the good way. I can never make it all the way through.”
(2) simply says “Ay-yo is better”
, while lowest scorer @nikkysan
(0) would probably rather be listening to actual exhaust pipes: “It's like someone made an AI to make the most obnoxious-sounding NCT song in existence. Even on their more divisive title tracks in the past, there were elements I liked, but nothing in this song is salvagable in my eyes. Heinous.”
OK, but what do the song’s stans have to say? Plenty! @boom bazooka joe
gives it a 10 and explains: “2 Baddies is definitely a ‘if you get it you get it, if you don't, you don't’ type of song. Thankfully for me, I get it. And it's an absolutely SMASH. Shoutout to the Music Shows version with lyrics ‘2 baddies 2 baddies 1 squad,’ which makes the song sound like it's about a gangbang. Honestly my favorite NCT 127 title track not named Sticker.”
NCT and gangbang in the same paragraph? Girl I'm trying to rebrand after that Hottest Idols mod intervention but you're making it hard!!
(10) makes up their mind about this song and takes the high road: “I thought this was atrocious when I first heard it, but I’ve seen the light. It’s all adrenaline. It’s painfully vapid but the production has no weaknesses. A lower score would just feel like a lie.”
Live your truth, king! Also complimenting the production we have @Wills
(8.5): “One of their best-ever beats, all it needed was a completely reworked chorus to match”
Hmm I honestly can’t see any other type of chorus working with this? Is there a good mash-up out there, perhaps? @eccentricsimply
(9) says: “Unbelievable that 127 members insist this is better than Sticker.”
Well, the two songs are cut from similar cloths, but I prefer the electronic colors of this one!