Sunday, September 9, 2012

[MV Review] BoA - Only One


I have the same problems writing this as I did with the Younha review. Just like the Younha review, I was just gonna write "Awesome" and call it a day. I was just happy that BoA came back with Only One, because it felt like it was her apology for Hurricane Venus. I also just wanted to finish the review before Zaku wrote his review for The Shadow.

 
BoA took the reigns with the track, and it tells because it doesn't sound like an SM title track. I'm still surprised SM still let BoA have this kind of track as the title track, but I'm not complaining. I like it. It does really remind me of Kpop before 2007, before Korea had tried adopting so many trends in an attempt to make Kpop spread. This song seems like the antithesis to the current Kpop. There's a pleasant melody and actual lyrics to a title track. I know, I was trying to hold my "holy fucks" in too.

Of course, the choreography got all of the attention this time around. Her choreography for Hurricane Venus seemed so...weak compared to what she had done in the past. So BoA stepped her shit up this time with an actual choreography, probably the most memorable one in Kpop in years. BoA didn't even need to shake her ass or show off her legs to get attention for her dancing, which is rare these days when choreographies for girl groups are made to get guys to fap.



All in all, apology accepted for Hurricane Venus, BoA.

30 comments:

  1. where is EXO oppars and unnirs? they don't even exist in BoA unnir's land? smh.

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    1. Not enough dancers to include EXO.

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    2. Naw;; EXO is just that worthless to BoA :D

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  2. Changmin is the big burly black guy to Yunho's partially obscured Asian guy? Sounds about right.

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    1. Yunboa my brotp<333 Changmin can go suck Lee Soo Man diq
      Yunho and Boa israel!

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  3. Tho the song had no climax, it was still enjoyable.
    I always thought she is the best dancer in sm(although fucking sone, elf, exorcist, cassie, shawols will disagree) imo.
    And i think she's way better than Hyorivagina.

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  4. Just re-watched Hurrican Penus MV, what a difference

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  5. I like Hurricane Venus because it was played at my mums funeral.

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    1. Well at least your grandma be enjoying the after life. Hurr hurr hurrHURRICANE PENIS!

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  6. Pretty fucking bland song. The voice directing was acceptable for once, but the sampled piano loops, and the back-to-back synthetic and acoustic violins were laughable. the extended chorus was way too extended for this kind of song. The song should've been made shorter, leaving more room for impact and less obvious sampling.
    It does sound pre 2007, though. Better than what passes for average in kpop nowadays, but not what passes for average in general.

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    1. oppar. you seem to know ur shit. Wanna help me make a hit song to debut in mars :O?

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    2. O-ho, sarcasm! How original. For a blowjob a days, I'll even teach you, how to sound like a pretentious prick.

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    3. oppar, you hurt my feeling :[
      how is it sarcastic??
      I've always wanted to debut in Marseilles :I

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  7. The choreography was interesting. I didn't really care for the song.

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  8. I loved The Shadow. Don't care if it's pure SM sound, I'm a sucker for it

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  9. I admit I like her choreography here but I was kind of bored with the song.

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  10. Yes! finally a review.

    <3 this song

    people say it's bland but hell, i like it

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    1. The instrumentals are great. BoA's voice is too shallow for this, though. She lacks vocal depth for a complicated melody. No hate on her. She kinda did justice

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    2. the melodies is NOWHERE complicated....

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    3. the melodies don't have to be complicated for you to enjoy the song

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    4. They aren't complicated, they're a joke. Multiple instruments in the same key, doing the same notes =/= complicated.

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  11. HUH HUH HUH HUH

    HURRICANE


    PEENUSSSS

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  12. But on a serious note, although I love the choreography, I still don't like the actual song.
    It's so unbelievably forgettable to me, even though I recognize how much more real/skilled it is than most kpop out there right now.

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  13. Changmin is the niqq of SM? LOL

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  14. Am I the only one who cannot relate the dancing to the song. Looks like she's dancing to some HIP HOP shit...while the song is some gay ass slow jam shit.

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    1. She's dancing to the percussions.
      I like it better than dancing to lyrics.

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  15. did boa apologise for not trying hard and not meeting our expectations and what not ..cause i think her songs are all good i mean im only starting to be a mega fan of hers but i really like her songs :D its very rare i like all songs from a solo artist

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