Saturday, May 3, 2014

[MV Review] A Pink - Mr. Chu



Korean pop has come to a standstill since the Sewol incident, and with things slowly picking up, now is the perfect time to look back at some songs that came out but were not covered on AKF. First up in A Pink's "Mr. Chu." A Pink was winning on music shows before the ferry incident. A Pink usually is very solid with their releases, so let's see how "Mr. Chu" stands out.



Unfortunately, Mr. Chu is a letdown considering that A Pink has a higher bar compared to other groups. When a group has released great songs such as "My My" and "NoNoNo," "Mr. Chu" feels like a kick in the balls. The song isn't bad, but it feels lifeless. The chorus is decent, but the instrumental should have been layered with more instruments, as it felt basic. A higher BPM would have definitely helped. The song lacks an interesting bridge. I would rather have had Eunji unleash some notes for the vocal fags to jack it too instead of the underwhelming bridge the song threw at us. In the end, the song is passable, but easily forgettable. Go listen to "My My" instead.

While the song itself doesn't provide much to be excited over, the netizens' ridiculous attacks on A Pink is what made this comeback worth it. Supposedly A Pink copied f(x)'s uniforms.


"OH MY FUCKING GOD, A WHITE, COLLARED SHIRT, A SKIRT AND HIGH KNEE SOCKS! THESE FUCKING CUNTS PLAGIARIZED F(X)! LET'S IGNORE THE FACT THAT I WISH FOR EVERY GIRL TO WEAR THE SAME UNIFORM IN MY FANTASIES WHILE I FAP!!!!" - Dumbass Korean Netizen #549305

I doubt the ulterior motive is to force A Pink to remove their clothing while performing this song, so I cannot get behind this plagiarism accusation. If that were the case, I would be behind the netizens on this one. However, with the weight Chorong has lost, her body probably resembles an Ethiopian teenager. Unless you have a fetish fat girls who turn into skeletons with loose skin drooping from their bodies (I'm looking at you, No), then I doubt you would be behind seeing A Pink remove their clothing on stage to appease illogical netizens. 

Better luck next time, A Pink.




21 comments:

  1. God it looks like a higher budget AKB0048 song.

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  2. Best part is that the amount of shit I saw i-netzs crapping over A Pink plagiarizing F(x)/EXO/every-single-idol-to-ever-use-school-uniforms-to-perform-ever (even though they forget that T-ara ROCKED the shit out of this) it's what made this worth.

    Seeing threads and more threads of hate towards the girls on a famous forum because they are too cute or unoriginal made my day,

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    1. on OH? on NB there was also quite amount of hate kkk
      butthurts are complaining that APink are unoriginal copycats but I don't see much diversity in their comments either

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  3. FINALLY! An actual k-pop music review.

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  4. I actually liked the chorus, and they look good enough to watch the MV on mute if necessary.

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  5. I thought this song was 1000xs better than "NoNoNo." Partially because they don't sound like imitation J-Pop artist on the track. (Seriously I ONLY liked the live version of "NoNoNo.") But overall I just like "Mr.Chu" better.

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  6. Good thing none of the members were wearing shorts or it defo would have been plagarism. MANber is the only one who can pull that off though.

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  7. I can't help it, but I just can't fucking stand this group and wish for them to disband.

    Peace out.

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    1. You are not alone. The sooner these jidol inspired Abortions disband. The better. I am the anti thesis of a fangirl. Fuck innocence, sexy concepts for life

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    2. I disagree with that, though. I love Crayon Pop and have spent many more years listening to J-Pop than K-Pop.

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    3. let them stay around...one find day A Cube will frustrated and strip them down to their negligees :D

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  8. I want to slap the people who said "f(x) wore the outfits classier"

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    1. i know, right? so stupid. i also think it makes netizens look more stupid than usual specially when you look at amber and anyone from Apink. i just have to laugh.

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    2. this is the outfit for most schools in my town...guess all these educationists are F(x) fans

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  9. Why is this group turning into A-shit?

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    1. Because it's aping off the worst known genre known to Asian music: J-POP

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  10. Am I the only one who thinks A Pink has always been boring? Their songs usually don't go well with their video concepts, it's jarring to have this cute colorful scene going on and then they start singing some generic R&B shit. Plus only half of them are bangable, and not even like super smoking hot, just cute.

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  11. I think all of there songs are boring except on the chorus (esp. Nonono and that Mr. Chu)
    anyway I dont understand why do people adore them they are just cute but not that so talented (except eunji? co'z shes a good singer and actress) and I still dont know why are they become popular tss..

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  12. Mr. Chu almost put me to sleep the first listen, but the chorus somehow engraved itself into my head and now I'm hooked to the whole song.
    Happens to me with Apink every time.

    If you don't like the instrumental, you should try listening to the Mr. Chu original version. It's more upbeat and sounds a lot better IMO. The tempo transitions aren't as awkward.

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  13. Well I was eager to listen to this upon their news of a comeback, but after listening to it once, nope...nothing is attractive or catchy. And listening to it again would be time-wasting honestly. (Why should I force myself to like it? It's not like the lyrics are wonderful or creative whatsoever. Oh yeah BTS One more day is an exception. Sorry for the male fans though, I'm a girl that's why. #haterscalmdown)
    Every time they have comeback I have to gulp down those cheesy 'I'm so cute and beautiful' act just to listen to their music because some of them are good enough to listen to, but this one...nope...no thanks.
    and yeah until now...what's with that A Pink name? A pink WHATTT???!

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  14. this song isn't their best. but I just can't dislike them because they're the first girlband that made me digging deep into kpop ouh

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