Sunday, January 6, 2013

[MV Review] GLAM - I Like That


You wouldn't think that I would be in the mood to listen to another idol song this week after SNSD tortured me with I Got Multiple Personality Disorder. However, I remember enjoying GLAM's song about carpet munching, commonly known as Party XXO. I didn't have anything to lose since my expectations for any song coming out this week were vastly lowered.

Okay, I can't lie, this group vaguely reminds me of 2NE1. Vaguely. They're an upgrade over 2NE1. Why? Well, there's no ugly as fucking sin members in the group. 2NE1 members belong in a horror film while the GLAM members are moderately attractive for idol standards. Two, this group doesn't have disastrous fashion. GLAM keeps it conservative on the street clothing. It works since it doesn't look so ridiculous. Three, they don't have Blackjacks as their fanbase.

With that being established, I do like the song. While I'm one of the vocal Kpop fans who are against idol rapping, I actually don't mind idol groups who have a hiphop concept. It's easily acknowledged that the rapping isn't good at all, but that's not the point here. The main issue I have with idol rapping is the rapping being forced into songs that don't need the rap verses in the first place. For example, why the fuck is SNSD rapping? They went four years without rapping before The Boys. What's the point of giving Amber a nonsensical 10 second rap in every f(x) song? It just shouldn't be there. However, for a group like Big Bang, they originally debuted with the hiphop concept. Though I think GD sucks and TOP really fucking sucks, I don't mind the rapping in their songs (though their songs would be much better without the raps) because the raps are supposed to be the focus of the song instead of something inserted at the last minute.

Back to GLAM's song, there's a lot less rapping, which is preferable. The only major issue I have with the rapping in the song is with Zinni's verse near the middle of the song. It sounds like her voice is cracking on the last syllable of every line. It drives me nuts.

However, that being the only thing that irritates me, I do enjoy the rest of the song. The song sounds like two songs put together, but the transition works, unlike SNSD's shitfest. All of the members can sing in this group, which is obviously a plus. They did get rid of Trinity, who was more useless than buying toilet paper already covered in shit. Rumors say she was Leeteuk's sasaeng fan, so it's for the best that she left the group.

Last thing, my favorite member in this group is Park Jiyeon. She seems to carry this whole group, though the other three aren't useless, it's just that she's better overall than the other members.

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some hotness
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Two eyes are better than one.

37 comments:

  1. I actually liked this song more than SNSD's mess (that mess is not a song). The members actually look different from each other unlike most rookie groups

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  2. This is definitely much better than SNSD's crap. Also much better than 2ne1, feel bad for them since they also remind me of 2ne1 lol.

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  3. GLAM is strike two for slightly above average results. I love this rookie group.

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    1. Too bad Trinity left right after Party(XXO) promotions

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    2. Trinity didn't contribute anything to the group. She never sang in Party XXO.

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  4. ur just 2ne1 because u like this kind of musik!!

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  5. only allkpop understand true pop music
    http://www.allkpop.com/2013/01/review-girls-generation-i-got-a-boy

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    1. "the producers did a brilliant job at straying as far from the standard model as they could."

      By that, they meant the prouducers were hammered as shit.

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    2. the PD were high as fuck making that track, you can tell.

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    3. good to see the comments section, even they think the author is delusional

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  6. Vaguely ?
    Their whole video has 2NE1 "influence" written all over it and even copied several things 2NE1 did recently, mainly from I am the best.
    They're a carbon copy, except for the girls not looking that distinct.

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    1. 2NE1 only had the "street" concept for Fire. Ever since, they've just been wearing shit from the 80s dumpster. The "vaguely" was referenced to when 2NE1 first debuted.

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    2. Look at the I am the best MV and see how many similarities you can find (shooting guns at the camera, those bright light in the background and much more).

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    3. I'm a 2NE1 fan and I only see the vague similarities between GLAM and 2NE1 Anti Kpop-Fangirl is right, 2NE1 were only street for like 2 songs and that's Fire and Clap Your Hands. Omigod are you blind? How does this video remind you of I am the Best?! Do you see anyone sitting on a giant size disco ball?! And nearly everyone has bright lights in the background.

      I like 2NE1, but I'm so glad GLAM don't do that Indian Dancing shit that 2NE1 do in almost EVERY video.

      2NE1 influence my ass.

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    4. But I like 2NE1... Call me delusional because I like Bom's (screeching) voice while autotuned.

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  7. Meh. Didn't like it. Seemed kinda generic tbh...

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    1. This is almost word for word what I was thinking O_o

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    2. generic in kpop is a huge step up!!!

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  8. I didn't think 'I Got A Boy' would hit anyone so hard, it would make them call this "good".
    Pretty generic, if not just bad. Reminds me of some of Miss A's and 2ne1's stuff music-wise.
    As for the visual concept...I'm just gonna sit here, and watch their sales dwindle, making them go aegyo.

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    1. Their sales are actually better for this song. They were #3 on the charts.

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  9. It's sad how much we lower our standards after snsd's crap. That being said, no group could be ever worse than 2ne1, in fact, I think they are much more better.

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    1. Binzy because her face belongs to the rubbish bin.

      Dog.L because her face looks like a mutilated British bulldog.

      Need something for Bom and Dara.

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  10. They remind me of taeyang oppar

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  11. This song's kinda dope. The song itself is alright but the video is great. Duff beer sign, dude skateboaring on his belly, shooting at a xenomorph action figure, lotta good visual beats in this vid.

    The girls seem like they have their own personalities and they don't do anything stupid. Also that one girl looks like Bekah from After School (RIP) which is cool.

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  12. U like bigbang? Dafuq. U like the 3 singers then? Would you buy the 3 singers solo album? which member solo would you spend ur money or liked the most?

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  13. U like bigbang? Dafuq. U like the 3 singers then? Would you buy the 3 singers solo album? which member solo would you spend ur money or liked the most?

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    1. Bish prease, Master(bates) Yang had rlly boring music. Nigga in a wedding dress was zzz... i likey likey that

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    2. Btw Sunny bunny release a solo album and gro ur hair out
      ╯▂╰

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  14. AKF, can you please review SPEED's new song? It's quite alright, especially kang min kyung's part.

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    1. I'll rephrase that, the only good part is Minkyung's.

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  15. I don't think that they are moderately attractive.....Glam members are attractive! I can tell for the way you write that you are a gay I mean a guy and saying that the other members aren't useless is not a good way to describe them. ( at least explain why) This article is not very objective at all.

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