2NE1 DOMINATION!!!

Just a quick post as I’m going to set out for work soon!!!

WOOOOOOO 2NE1 are back!!! Below is their music video for one of the title songs ‘Clap’

The MV isn’t bad, nothing amazing, the start somewhat reminds me of ‘Fire’‘s street MV but who cares its about the song!!

Its a very 2NE1 song!! I quite like, different from current mainstream Kpop but then again thats the kind of music 2NE1 will get!!

I know I’m going to get all this hate message from (I was once infamous on youtube for being anti-Dara apparently… then again it doesn’t help when I don’t deny the fact that I think Dara should never have been in 2NE1) this but I must STRESS I am very PRO-YG I have ALWAYS BEEN!!!! I just don’t like people who can’t sing take up all the singing slots!! Yes its Dara again!! Teddy has hit that big fat AUTO-TUNE button for her ¬______¬ Seriously Dara is just an average singer, nothing special but not really bad!! But why does she get a lot of singing time in Clap???? Now we have Park Bom amazing voice, amazing vocal talent and shes just at the chorus, I get that the chorus is the main bit the bit that everyone will get hooked on to….. but to only give her that bit is NOT RIGHT!!!!!

I’ve not listened to the rest of the album yet, so of course I will comment on it!! Oh just to let you readers know, I will be posting a LOT of 2NE1 posts compared to other Kpop stuff, this is because I like them hence why I will criticise them more or rave more about them!! I’m a fan with a mind, I won’t just say ALL GOOD stuff about them!!! If it aint good it will be said as well!!! Thats what true fans are!

Gummy – Loveless

One of my favourite Korean Artists, Gummy. She is AWESOME!!!! I like her because of her talent, she has an awesome voice (well she did start out as a vocal coach for some of the YG artists) and her songs (well most) are GREAT!!! As much as I like my korean pop/idols I do prefer ballads over it, such as Gummy, SG wannabe, Tei, Ha Dong Kyun, K.Will and etc. I just love the emotion these artists put into the songs!!

So she is back with a new mini album [her last album was in 2008 and it was Volume 4 entitled Comfort], entitled ‘Loveless’ and the title track is ‘As A Man’.  If I’m honest I would have loved a full length album, and I would have prefered ‘There Is No Love’ to be the title track (I actually like all tracks but that is my favourite).

‘As A Man’ is a more up beat track, remember her I’m Sorry track? Well it’s not quite the same I just used that as an example as the melody was quite upbeat but Gummy’s singing style was still very ‘ballad’. This track was produced and composed by YG’s very own Teddy Park, he is the resident producer/composer (though in recent years, his recent works for members of the YG Family have been plagued with plagiarism, he is still awesome). The music video also stars Kim Hyun Joong (of SS501) and actress Jung Ryeo Won (My Lovely Sam Soon, Which Star Are You From), I was quite surprised that there wasn’t a single YG artist in the video but then again YG are not really known to use their own people in the videos…. but to have an Idol from and another entertainment company (DPS Ent) was very surprising!!

Well below is a clip of Gummy singing There Is No Love LIVE!!!! Now this is what you call live, its just like the CD!!! Too awesome! After that is the music for title track As A Man.

Enjoy~

Moo Ga Dang 무가당 舞歌黨

Was sorting through my music folder and I was Moo Ga Dang and thought hey haven’t listened to this in a while!

Turned it on and thought auhhhh I did like these guys!!

Song Baek Kyoung (of 1TYM)’s sub group, was like a project group he was apart of during 2006 and 2007. They only released a mini album in 2006 and then a two track single in 2007. It was pretty cool seeing these guys as it got Baek Kyoung in the lime light again (oh how I’ve missed 1TYM), it was also nice seeing Lee Eun Joo (of former Swi.T and now aka soon-to-be Mrs.YG). Other members included Prhyme (of former Soul Food), and Kim Woo Geun (of former Bounce).

Just Sexy by Moo Ga Dang

Click the above to hear Moo Ga Dang’s Just Sexy from their 1st mini album, I quite like this song! Maybe thats because Lee Eun Joo sing quite a bit in it!

Jay Park

I’m sure almost all 2PM fans have already seen Jaebeom’s cover of B.o.B – Nothin’ On You.

It wasn’t anything amazing (not being mean), it was good but not amazing. I’m not really a 2PM fan but Jaebeom was my ‘favorite’ member, hm…. now sure if favorite is the right word to use but he was the member that I kept notice of. There was just something about him I liked.

To be really honest I thought he shouldn’t have left (ok ok enough of that respect his decision stuff), he should have just held his head up high and stuck it out till the end. Well I don’t want to go into what I think and its now blown over so there is no point.

Oh how HOT does Jaebeom look! When I say look I don’t really mean face wise…. ^_____^ yes its that body… DAMNNNNNN Maybe a little too toned for my personal taste but that must mean he has a very very lovely (sexy) back!! I love a guy with a nice toned back LOL I find it very sexy!! hahahahaha

Well if you haven’t seen the video here it is.

Credit: jayparkaom@youtube (Jaebeom’s youtube)

Hyun Ahhhhhh -___________-

I hate to have my first post of 2010 be a horrible one, but I can’t help it. I’ve just read a ‘post’ on Allkpop.com about 4Minute’s Hyun Ah‘s solo single, entitled ‘Change’.

[Note: I know I’ve going to get a lot of comments saying I’m wrong or just a lot of unintelligent, unthought through comments, but if I am honest I don’t really care. This is my opinion and my blog and I shouldn’t have to hold back]

 The reason why this is my first post of 2010 is that when I first read the ‘post’ it almost made me pee myself!!!! It was that funny!!!  It was this sentence that made me laugh:

“This track shows off HyunA’s vocal talents in both rapping and singing, and I’m sure that many fans will be delighted by the fact that the entire track has no signs of auto-tune.”

I’m sorry but no auto-tune?????? The song is completely auto-tuned!!!! Do people know the definition of auto-tune? I think people are getting it mixed up with all the digitalised stuff thats been a big hit recently, yes that is a form of auto-tune but it isn’t just that.  Here is a definition courtesy of Wikipedia:

“Auto-Tune uses a phase vocoder to correct pitch in vocal and instrumental performances. It is used to disguise off-key inaccuracies and mistakes, and has allowed singers to perform perfectly tuned vocal tracks without the need of singing in tune.”

YES indeed!!! IT IS USED TO DISGUISE OFF-KEY INACCURACIES!

We all know Hyun Ah isn’t very good at singing live [you may wish you argue this point but you will not change my view and please do not give me any of the ‘oh its because you’re jealous’ crap]. You may also wish to say I should wait for the live before I say anything…. I think I’ve said it before in a previous post but I’m pretty good at this stuff and from the stuff Hyun Ah has done in 4Minute [live stuff] there is nothing to prove to me she is good at live.

Also when she does perform this song, I suspect she won’t be singing a lot either, she most likely just be dancing [something she should stick to, since she is good at it]

Well enjoy the song, I must say it is a good song and catchy too but it a far cry from what Hyun Ah really sounds like now, she has a really annoying tone to her voice [something she didn’t use to have prior to 4Minute], hey maybe she has lost that annoying tone now that it’s just her on her own, I guess I’ll find out when she does do the live!

UPDATE!!!!

 

I have now watched Hyun Ah’s performance of Change and has my mind changed about her? No, though I do correct myself as I had said I thought she wouldn’t ‘sing’ [not quite sure if sing is the word as it didn’t sound like she sung more like talked] a lot of the song but she did as you can clearly hear when she was and when she was not [not quite sure if thats a good thing or not].

The first minute or so I thought ‘hey shes not that bad’ but as it went on it got worse. Around the 2.55 mark it was terrible, I’ve read comments giving excuses for her out of breathlessness due to dancing…. I ‘m not accepting it, she is a performer and if her company is going to give her a song with a dance routine she should have prepared well. I’ve read a comment saying if you compare it to when CL of 2NE1 raps/sings, she doesn’t dance a lot so of course she is going to sound better. Let me remind you YG isn’t a compare known for its big dance routines, plus I think it is because they know what their artists are capable of and if they can’t dance and sing at the same time, they’ll choreograph it so that their artists don’t have to.

 I think the big problem I have with Hyun Ah is her tone her of, I hate it. Its very squeeky, want to be child like. If you’re a follower or a fan go back to the Hot Issue song of 4minutes remember how annoying Hyun Ah sounded in that, I had thought she was just going to sound like that for that song but no thats is how she sounds like.