Wednesday, February 8, 2012

[MV Review] SPICA - Russian Roulette

Lee Hyori's new girl group SPICA makes their official debut with Russian Roulette. Will it make you say U Go Girl? Full review after the jump.


First of all, this is a rare MV that is exactly what is promised. Russian Roulette is a "storyline" (and I use this term very loosely) MV about the SPICA group members playing, you guessed it, Russian Roulette with each other.


Oh dis gon be gud.
 As you all know there can only be one loser, so the storyline is just them playing until they reach the inevitable conclusion. I will give them props for having rather believable reactions and expressions. To be honest, I fully expect a very hammy performance from the lot of them, but there was enough gravitas and emotion put into the acting to be quite enjoyable. Especially since a lot of the MV consists of closeups and shots of their eyes alone.

The rest of the non-storyline parts are your typical KPop closeups sprinkled in with snippets of the dance.
From what we get to see from the MV alone, it doesn't seem like SPICA will be a performance-heavy group. The dance is rather basic and droll, but for a group of their vocal power, that's just fine. Brown Eyed Girls can't dance for shit, but they sure as hell can sing and that works for them. I don't see why not for SPICA as well. Highlights of the dance include the fap dance that seems to be working its way into EVERY GODDAMN GIRL GROUP DANCE LATELY THOUGH.

FAP DANCE AIN'T DEAD, NIGGAS
And if that isn't your thing there's always this one.

A$$ a$$ a$$ a$$ a$$ a$$ a$$ (now make that motherfucker hammertime)

Their hair and makeup are decent. None of them look utterly fug, only a tad on the homely side at worst. Rather odd outfits of the sort you'd see on F(x) or something though. I will lay claim on the blonde one though, so back off.

Mine.

The song itself is great. A mid-tempo piece atypical of your standard KPop electrodance fare, this is the song to get you into this group, especially if their first offering wasn't your thing. I particularly enjoyed the soaring chorus, but the rapping bits were definitely not necessary in this song. Nothing mindbreakingly terrible but it is a bit out of place regardless. As I hinted at earlier, all 5 of them can actually sing worth a damn and there aren't any obvious Dara types in this group. But we'll let the lives be the final judge of that.

One thing that pleasantly surprised me though was how the redheaded dyke-ish one wasn't the rapper of the group. Usually that kind of image is reserved for the "what the fuck are we going to do with you" person of the crew (Sup Amber), but she's probably the best vocalist in SPICA. Whadda know.

TL;DR:
Great debut song from vocally talented rookies, rap (like it is most of the time) threw off the song a bit. MV was nothing special, but you get to see cute girls play Russian roulette.

I give this song 4.5 swags out of 5.

PS: Do you guys enjoy these kinds of in-depth reviews or do you just skip to my TL;DR + ratings?

50 comments:

  1. I was waiting for some juxtaposition of these gifs, like showing the aftermath.

    For example: http://gifs.gifbin.com/1238157980_scanners_-_head_explosion.gif

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  2. I didnt expect a pinoy to know what tl;dr was

    Good job fag

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    1. Nigga, I am neither a pinoy or a fag.

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    2. Then you must be a Retarded Nigga, which is slightly inferior to retarded. You need to complete a 10,000 worded sexfic revolving around a Tara, Suzy and IU orgy in order to be promoted to Retarded.

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    3. Gifs dont count nigga

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    4. Shut up anon, go burn your fingers or something

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  3. not fugly?! that red haired woman scared the shit out of me

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    1. i thought it was yoseob at first

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    2. Stop trolling on Yoseob you anonfag. Yoseob's anus looks better than that piece of shit.

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    3. Agreed with red haired looking pretty fug. I'm not a fan of the other girls but I think the makeup is just not my style, so I'll withhold judgment for them.

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  4. Well, they obviously didn't have the 'no plastic' rule.

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    1. WE ARE LEGION

      lol

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    2. WE DO NOT FORGIVE

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    3. WE DO NOT FORGET TO FAP

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    4. EXCEPT US, BITCHESSSSS

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    5. WE ARE NOBODIES!!!

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    6. WE ARE EVERYBODY!!!

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  6. I like the in-depth review. I don't bother listening to all new groups and lesser known groups, so this way, I can get some indirect info.

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    1. I don't think the reviews are very reliable but they are good for learning about new stuff because I don't really follow any groups

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    2. I read the whole reviews, and they're usually alright. But I'm most excited for the gifs.

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    3. I don't see a point in trying to be intelligent

      PINOYS

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  7. sweetune did it again

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  8. SPICA? MORE LIKE SPACKER

    fucking divs

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    1. So that's what their fan club's called

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  9. The girl with short red hair is sexy! Good song.
    Gifs >>> MV

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  10. Obviously the writer did not pay much effort to do some research...This is not their debut song, they already had a song called potently before this...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reUKyNgrszA

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    1. I didn't count that as their debut song because it wasn't promoted as such. It was more of a buzz single if anything.

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    2. See, I told u he a true pinoy lool

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  11. Filo hate is just another form of jealousy because they dont get to eat Jollibee :/
    I know im fucking pissed i dont get to eat Jollibee everyday, fucking delicious.
    But anyways yeah, great song, meh dancing and average looks. Actually, the blonde one is pretty hot, the one with long brown/orangey hair is good looking 2. But one of them, not the red head, is fug. She looks like the fat friend of melinda in Ghost Whisperer, but Korean and not fat.

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  12. Get your facts straight pinoy fag. There ain't no jealousy here. Anonfags are only professing their faggotry love for Nigga and Pinoys.

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    1. Hey, i aint a pinoy, aight nigga? Ima fuckin chink.

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    2. lmao anon trolling win +1 hahaha laughed so hard

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  13. SNSD are BETTER! SPICA SLUTS no TALENT

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    1. Obvious fake SONE is obvious

      and probably a pinoy

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  14. for rookies, they did pretty well on their first live

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  15. Can someone do a review of chocolats new mv? For "one more day"? I know we all wrote off chocolat, but this song impressed me. Except the MV fed into my irrational fear of clowns. But I digress. Anyone?

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    1. that's not irrational

      all clowns are rapist pinoys in disguise

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    2. GASP!! It can't be!

      Though that fed into my fear of clowns even more now.

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  16. People have no creativity. They overuse a word to death thinking that it would make them cool.

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  17. Keep writing good reviews. Without them I wouldn't bother ever listening to any girl groups.

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  18. dunno about MV, but suring their live performances horrible choreo and outfits just distract from vocal and song a lot :|

    impressed by Ailee's debut so much more

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  19. zaku's review is so hot. I fap to the literature not the gifs.

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  20. This is like my fave article on the entire blog. Spica is actually pretty fucked up but the gifs make them look like their soo much better than they actually are. Zakufag you should have a career in PR

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  21. Didn't like 'em. RaNia did the whole sexy fierce combo better (with better dance moves/vocals), and they're called sluts, while everyone's all "OMG HYORI THIS GROUP IS AWESOME! :D"


    ...LOLNO. I still haven't listened to this song all the way through - find it hella boring and annoying.

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  22. Good you can have that Blondie with the artificial hair. JiWon is MINE! I've been waiting for her debut since I saw her on T-ARA - Good Person.

    JiWon baby come to OPPA!

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