Tuesday, May 13, 2014

g.o.d. Returns with The Ugly Duckling



g.o.d. was one of the huge groups of the 90s and early 2000s. That tells you right there time has passed them by.



I actually like ballads, but I really hate ones where no effort was put into the instrumental. The instrumental must be interesting enough to carry the song along with the vocals. This is another ballad that relies far too much on Kim Tae Woo's vocals and the shitty rapping by whoever the fuck is g.o.d.'s rapper. Sadly, this is a snooze-worthy ballad that isn't even worth a second listen. I'm violating my "two listens" rule, so that's why I'm not bothering to even review the song.

However, I respect that g.o.d. opted to stay with what their fans want, though I prefer it when groups such as Shinhwa modernize themselves to be viable. If g.o.d. wants to continue releasing ballads, at least make them interesting to listen to. It is possible.

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  1. I played this song on my radio show on Monday. It was such a horrible experience that I actually put on 2NE1's new stuff straight afterward because it was significantly better.

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    1. Is this song called "The Ugly Duckling" or "The Lone Duckling"?

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    2. I think both of them are the same, but you know, Korea has to be the country where it's songs have more than one title.

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  2. "Ugly Duckling" has been an enormous hit. I do not like the song either, but it doesn't appear that time has passed g.o.d. by at all, or that they aren't "viable" whatever that means.

    (this sounds exactly like the rest of the stuff that's really popular in Korea, anyway)

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  3. I love myself for clicking the link at the end. first time listening to Hebe Tien and that song is fucking awesome.
    Thank you.

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  4. it's sad because lie is fucking awesome

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  5. I only stan KTW because I like his voice, songs and big build, why are the other members even in the group? He can do everything.

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  7. "...one of the huge groups of the 90s and early 2000s. That tells you right there time has passed them by."

    This is not always true. Radiohead and Green Day were great in the 90s and early 2000s, and they're still awesome. Foo Fighters were great in the 90s and early 2000s, and they ended up releasing their best album yet in 2011.

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    1. I hear Bach was still kind of strong decades after he started.

      Not that it matters in kpop anyway when you can get someone else to compose your songs. Duble Sidekick, in this case.

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    2. none of those groups split up because the members outgrew pop, then got back together once their genre got big internationally and there's a bit of money to be made...

      ... um, i mean, got back together for the fans

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