Wednesday, June 18, 2014

[MV Review] AOA "Short Hair"

Having been disappointed by AOA's past two releases, I wasn't too excited for the group's latest comeback. This was especially true after I saw their silhouette teaser, which appeared to follow in the footsteps of "Confused" and "Miniskirt" with more ass, less good music.

But dammit, I'm nothing if not an optimist, so I put my best face forward and pressed play.




Overall, I was pleased with "Short Hair." It's no "Moya" or "Get Out," but it's an enjoyable song with a humorous video.


That unfortunately was overshadowed by other kpop news


"Short Hair" comes close to sounding forgettable, but there's just enough to the song to save it from the ranks of Rainbow and Hello Venus. It does resemble "Miniskirt" a little too much with the "Oooh oooh ooooh oooh oooohs," but I can overlook that. I also was almost ready to approve of the rap in the song. Jimin half sang it, and her part actually turned out well. But then, someone had to go and make it a double rap, and all was lost.




The song's about getting a new start or some positive bullshit like that. (Think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts ...) In the video, each member has a problem they must overcome, like drumming up new business, completing a difficult cheer, or dispensing ice cream (?).


You had one job ...


The light-hearted video full of funny closeups reminded me of "Moya," which was refreshing. Alas, the Sistar-inspired ass dances that garnered a lot of attention for the group lately were not forgotten. There was still plenty of that.




And a truly inspiring number of upskirt shots


Overall, though, "Short Hair" stands as AOA's best song in the past year and a half-return to form. Here's hoping they come back as a band this winter.


BOTTOM LINE: AOA's "Short Hair" draws from "Miniskirt" and "Moya" to create a conceptual hybrid offering both ass and humor.




* Gifs from Soyeon Friend, truly a friend to all

24 comments:

  1. It sounds like a more upbeat version of Girl's Day's "Something" to me. I still prefer "Something" (that song will always be special to me.) However this is still great.

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  2. "It's no "Moya" or "Get Out,""

    PRAISE CYCLOPS IT'S NOT

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  3. I liked the song and video. Nothing spectacular, but catchy enough. Although, I thought that it was a crime to cut Seolhyun's hair.

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  4. This song is like the Brave Sound remix of Mr. Chu in that its so fucking boring and forgettable I almost feel asleep. BS lulled me into a false sense of security with Miniskirt being one of the best songs of the year so far and, by a massive margin, the greatest song brave sound released. I had hoped they'd continue this trend but then they deliver this horse shit. Shinsadong Tiger and Sweetune are the only K-Pop composers who can be trusted not to fuck everything up. Maybe it'll take me a few more listens.

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  5. Also, Choa is so goddamn flawless. AOA is one of those groups without any ugly members (I'm not counting Youkyung. I refuse to believe that pig is a member)

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    1. Choa is one of my favorite idols right now. She really is flawless.

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    2. I agree. Choa and Jimin are really growing on me <3

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    3. AGREED. Seolhyun is my absolute favourite but Choa, Hyejeong, and Jimin are right up there too. Chanmi looked fucking amazing too IMO

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  6. It's meh. "Get Out" was brilliant, looks like they'll never top it.

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  7. I thought Confused and Miniskirt were way better, and there was too much of that fat dude who could've been a girl for me to fully enjoy the video.

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    1. I actually really enjoyed their two previous songs, especially Miniskirt (which is great for my work playlist) and agree on the second point. I've got Food Network to watch fat guys eating.

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    2. Lol my favorite song from them is miniskirt

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  8. Prefer Bob Girls MV to be honest. This song is not as catchy as Miniskirt.

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    1. Bob Girls was aight. Good vocals, boring vid, bad group name

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  9. The girl wearing the black/white shirt and pink skirt is totally ripping off the Cyclops Overlord.

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  10. Not as good as miniskirt or confused but better than get out and moya. Vid would be better with more ass dancing and definitely need to get rid of the fat guy. Average overall tho

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  11. Sounds like the 4657382th rehash of Alone
    But then again it's Brave Sound so what do you expect

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  12. I should my name change to seolhyun_fag.

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  13. This single does nothing for me. :/

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