Wednesday, December 10, 2014

[MV] DIA - PARADISE


A bit odd, but this sounds like a contemporary pop take on a Gaelic waulking song.

"Hope" version (with English CC):

[MV] TeenTop - Snow Kiss

[MV] Kanto (feat. As One) - Before the Snow

[MV] yoonsang and Davink - Waltz

[MV] Emon - The Avenue With Goodbye

[MV] Eric Nam - Melt My Heart

[MV] Kim Na Young - As You Told Me

[MV] Han Dong Geun - Unread

Monday, November 24, 2014

[MV] SALTNPAPER - Moja (Hat)

[MV] Park Hyo Shin - Happy Together

[MV] Lucia - Melt Me

[MV] Baek Ji Young, Na Won Ju - Whenever it Rains

[MV] Loco (feat. Jay Park) - Thinking About You

[MV] BIGFLO - BAD MAMA JAMA

[MV] G.Tiger - Father from Behind



Super low budget, but I love when artists feature in MVs.

[MV] Zest - All My Official

[MV] Kim Dong Ryul (feat. Lee Sang Soon) - Those Days

[MV] Lim Chang Jung (feat. LE and Dr. Lee - Shall We Dance



More hilarity with almost every cameo imaginable.

[MV] Arboh (ABO) - Pheremone

[MV] ANDS - Oppa, where are you?

[MV] T-ARA & Chopsticks Brothers - Little Apple

Ummm... explosive nosebleeds?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

[MV] Ulala Session - Best Girl

[MV] 10cm - Missing You

[MV] Nicole - MAMA



Good to see Nicole back to work after leaving KARA!

[MV] HI SUHYUN (feat. Bobby) - I'm Different


Love this track. I'm glad an MV was made for it.
They sound fantastic together.

[MV] Pritz - Sorasora

DEBUT

Pretty clearly the Korean version of Babymetal.
I'd be super down for this, but the Nazi-esque armbands ruin it for me.

[MV] Nu.D - Insane

[MV] QUEEN B'Z - Bbi Bbi

[MV] Toy (feat. Sung Si Kyung) - Three People

[MV] Asteroid186 - 10:40

Thursday, November 13, 2014

[MV] Kyuhyun - At Gwanghwamun


Another MV shot like a wonky Wes Anderson film.
Glad to see Kyuhyun with a solo. Very deserving after all these years.

[MV] Freestyle (feat. Skull) - One Way

[MV] T.L Crow - Zombie Killer



Interesting genre fusion.

[MV] Maboos (feat. Swings) - Audacious

Warning: Lots of women gyrating while not wearing very much.

[MV] 10cm - Caress

This has to be the gentlest, most subdued song about sexy times. Kinda cute.

[MV] Ju Yoon Ha - Saying Goodbye To You

[MV] Damiano (feat. Mina) - Skyfall

DEBUT

[MV] Natthew (feat. Son Ho Young) - Love Will Be OK

DEBUT

[MV] BADKIZ - BABOMBA

Thursday, November 6, 2014

[MV] Urban Zakapa - Self Hatred

[MV] ZICO (feat. Don Mills) - Tough Cookie

Oh boy. I'm sitting here wondering if I even want to post this.
I suppose I will.
WARNING: If you could put every single possible trope from every American 'gangster' rap video into a single music video by a Korean dude. This is it. It would be comical if we didn't know Zico is completely serious about adopting this image. So, there is a whole lot of cussing, middle fingers, grills, 'bling' faceless women shaking their asses, guys riding around on bikes with ski-masks, confederate flags, gambling, very obvious and offensive slurs, and... much more.

I understand that this kind of image is often literally only a 'concept' to a native Korean, no different from 'cute' or 'sexy' or 'steampunk'. It's just a costume to try on. But the lack of cultural understanding for what any of this means and what is being appropriated... well, problems arise.

In this case, Zico is trying to gain credibility and wants to be taken seriously as something like an underground hip-hop artist, by pure mimicry: gestures, clothing, posturing, language, accessories, and locations. It comes across as naive and disingenuous.

To me, it makes him look like a fool. But that's just me. You be the judge.

[MV] Cho Eun - Love, such a coward thing

[MV] HELLO VENUS - StickySticky


I can't help but think the choreography during the chorus is an interpretive dance of being overwhelmed by intestinal discomfort.

[MV] HanHae, Kanto, Champagne&Candle - High

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

[MV] Standing EGG - I Like Hanging

[MV] Nunco Band - Future Luv

[MV] Crush - SOFA


Not that it's anything outrageous, but I love that beat!

[MV] The Legend - LOST


Official channel link

[LIVE] Epik High (feat. Younha) - We Fight Ourselves

Does this count as an MV? Heh. No idea. Karaoke/Noraebang version of We Fight Ourselves. Whatever it is, it's lovely. I'm totally on-board for unconventional MVs.

[MV] 2AM - Over the Destiny

[MV] RAINSTONE (feat. Brian McKnight, San E, Verbal Jint) - Rainstorm



McKnight? Oh, okay... sure! lol.

[MV] HOTSHOT - Take A Shot

DEBUT

[MV] B.face - Hello, A Day

[MV] GOGOBOYS - The Great Journey

[MV] Brick - Thank You

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

[MV] Epik High - Born Hater

EPIK HIGH IS BACK
With a ton of features: Beenzino, Verbal Jint, BI, Bobby, and Mino.



El-fucking-Greco. Tukutz's salmon suit. Pizza Mithra. The color. The vertical format, which I'm going to call "Shoebox Format" from now on. LOVE. ALL THE LOVE.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

[MV] Seo Taiji - Sogyeok-dong



Here's the other half of the IU/Seo Taiji collaboration. Chilling and beautiful.

[MV] Red Velvet (feat. SR14B Taeyong) - Be Natural



Huge shift from Happiness for their second single. It's pleasant. Maybe too pleasant? The rap part feels too tacked on. And it's a little too much burlesque imo.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

[MV] Song Ji Eun - Don't Look At Me Like That


Gave me goosebumps all the way through. Really beautiful.
LOEN's upload has the lyrics. It was promoted as a message supporting 'less conventional' relationships, like interracial or LGBTQ relationships, which is pretty great.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

[MV] SPICA.S - Give Your Love?



SPICA's new sub-group with 4/5 of the members. Boa will have a solo effort soon. I like that it's a 'sexy' video, like so many others lately, but there's a subversive element of humor in there and only a few brief shots of body parts. Nice to see.

[MV] John Park - U

Slight warning: Some stalker-ish imagery, an 'unconscious' woman being dragged around, and a noose.

[MV] LYn - Thank You My Dear

[MV] LiVii - C'mon

[MV] CROSS GENE - Billion Dolla

I'm not sure what to make of this. The song is in English (barely), it's a zombie apocalypse dance-off, and the last third of the video is a Japanese version with dancing zombie kids? I don't know if it's supposed to be intentionally hysterical.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

[MV] T-ARA - SUGAR FREE

Well, it's Kpop, so spastic/flashy videos are the norm, but I'll still warn for this one. The strobe effect is strong with this one. Brace yourself for frantic cuts and flashing lights. Lol.


Version 2 is more of the same.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

[ADMIN] Tragic news



When I went to bed last night I saw that the group Ladies' Code had been in a car accident and they were all okay. Watching the story unfold today has been brutal.

One member of the group, Go Eunbi, has passed away. All of the members were hospitalized and it appears that a few are still in critical condition. Absolutely terrible news. My thoughts go out to the girls, their families and friends, and everyone affected.

Car accidents seem to happen pretty frequently to Kpop groups. They travel together in vans around the city and on tours, often at very odd hours, when everyone is tired. I've dreaded the day when a car accident caused permanent injury or worse to these idols who work so hard under difficult conditions. I'm heartbroken that today was that day.

Rest in Peace, Go Eunbi. We can only hope that the rest pull through.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

[MV] Jang Beom June - Difficult Woman



I won't call this a debut even though it technically is. Busker Busker has disbanded as a couple of the dudes no longer wished to make music. So here we have Jang Beom June carrying the torch as a solo artist.

[MV] Billion - SALANG SALANG

Sunday, August 17, 2014

[MV] Jay Park - The Promise

[MV] Orange Caramel - My Copycat


OC is never my personal preference in terms of sound, but I adore their consistency in putting out stuff that's extremely fun and visually whimsical.
I love this.

Dance version:

[MV] KARA - Mamma Mia



KARA's first comeback after losing two members and gaining one.