Saturday, September 6, 2014

[MV Review] EXID - Up & Down



EXID finally made a comeback and I'm finally writing a review. It's hard to believe that EXID had a 22-month hiatus for the main group, and an 18-month hiatus from Hani and Solji, the Dasoni subunit. I hope they studied/did other things during their long-ass hiatus because I doubt they could have made much money performing the same three two-year-old songs over and over again.

To me, Up & Down is a great song and a bad song at the same time. I love as many parts of the song as I hate, and how the individual elements add up together really affect how I think about this song. Just a couple of changes here and there and I think this song could have been one of this year's jams, but it's just a song I'll play a few times here and there.

What doesn't work in this song for me is LE. I know a lot of fangirls think LE is jjangbak and that her shit doesn't stink, but LE is too involved in the songs for my liking. She has two rap verses, the whole chorus to herself, and that isn't enough, as she has adlibs during Hani's verses. Bitch, just shut the fuck up for once and allow the other members to have their own time to shine. If you're a fan of LE, all of this doesn't apply to you, as you probably love everything I hate about the song. Aside from LE's overabundance in the song, the only other aspect I disliked in the song was Junghwa's verse. It felt forced in there and really disrupted the flow of the song.

Aside from my complaints of the song, I love the chorus of the song, even if LE is all over it. It is really addicting and keeps me wanting to replay the song, which is exactly what a chorus is supposed to do. I love the verses from Hani, Hyelin and Solji. While there are plenty of songs where the verses feel like filler just so the chorus doesn't get too repetitive, I actually enjoyed most of the verses in the song.

Aside from Hani being hot as fuck as usual, this MV made me notice Hyerin.

All in all, this song is like getting a blowjob from Hani and LE at the same time. On one hand, you want to have the hardest boner you ever had to blow a huge load all over Hani's face, while on the other hand your penis wants to cower in fear and shrink back inside of your body because of LE.

16 comments:

  1. Really getting sick of this MV director. His MVs are the visual equivilant of YaYaYa

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    1. He seems to save his good stuff for Orange Caramel.

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  2. I've been replaying this song so much that the parts I didn't like, I like now. This could be due to the fact that I've listened to it so much, but then again I hear Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" every fucking where I and I still can't stand that fucking song to save my life so I doubt that's the main reason. Either way, it's one of my favorite releases of the year :)

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    1. **Up and Down** is one of my favorite releases of the year.

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  3. LE and Junghwa ruined the song for me.

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  4. No, it was Junghwa who destroyed the flow of the song. She has been doing that since Whoz that girl...sad. The mv made me notice Hyerin as well, she seems to be a pretty good singer.

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  5. LE definitely didn't need the two rap verses but she did write the song I guess whoever was in charge decided to throw her a bone or whatever. I find her "rap" voice annoying as fuck but that's also what makes her stand out when compared to the other mandatory rappers thrown into girl groups. Junghwa's verse ruined the song, Hani is and will always be life, Hyerin is underrated, and Solji is the vocal fag pleaser we never knew we needed.

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    1. LE sounds like CL? or some other chipmunk-y rapper?

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    2. True but there is something about CL that makes me not want to compare her to LE and I don't really care for either of them.

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    3. LE has the most annoying voice imo. So does junghwa when she sings. Lol im sorry. I just needed to say that.

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  6. The chorus is great. The rest of the song is okay. Hani still looks hot as fuck.

    Still... one of the better releases this year (a year of disappointing comebacks).

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  7. It's kinda sad, cause Junghwa was really fucking great in this MV visually. I just dislike how they're making her sing. That is no way her real -COMFORTABLE- singing voice. Especially since her real voice is quite deep.

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    1. Right! I saw an interview of them recently and was like "holy shit Junghwa doesn't naturally have a chipmunk in her throat".

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  8. The beat sounds similar. like I herat the instrumental in the chorus somewhere from another song.
    Anyways, I love how the chorus is so catchy and not like your typical KPOP Chorus which goes like:

    For example, SISTAR's songs:
    Touchy My Body: TOUCHY My body! -insert short lyrics- EVERYBODY! - insert lyrics-
    I Swear - I SWEAR~ -Insert Lyrics- I SWEAR~ -insert lyrics again-

    To those who dont understand , I hate KPOp songs whose chorus are just the song title being repeated 100x

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