Sunday, December 21, 2014

Try harder, Buzzfeed

Pop quiz:

What are the 2 most wonderful kpop videos of 2014
that people need to see?



If you said Hyuna's "Red" and "Dirty Vibe" by The Unholy Alliance*, you're right. According to Buzzfeed, at least.

Yes, Buzzfeed chose those two MVs as the token kpop entries in its list of "33 Wonderful Music Videos From 2014 You Need To See."

Oy.

First off, fuck that headline. I hate everything about it. I don't need to see any music videos. And neither "Red" nor Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" should be described as "wonderful."

Second, those two songs? Seriously? It's like the writer equated "wonderful" with "most try-hard." Because that's what these videos are — the two most try-hard videos to come out of kpop this year. 




Now, I understand that for these lists Buzzfeed wants to include music from (a few) different genres and countries, yeah yeah that's great. But there are so many more interesting kpop videos from this year, like Seo In Guk's "Mellow Spring," Jiyeon's "Never Ever (1 Min, 1 Sec)," and even Red Velvet's "Happiness" (for better or for worse).

If I had to pick two kpop MVs from this year that people just had to see, my vote would go to these:



Orange Caramel's "Catallena"



and Sistar's "I Swear"




Because everyone needs to see this:







* Also known as Skrillex, G-Dragon, CL, and Diplo

25 comments:

  1. "Catallena" is definitely my favourite k-pop video of 2014.

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  2. I liked the styling of Mr Mr and the camera work they have during lives is pretty cool.

    The most interesting ones I'd say are:
    EXID - Up & Down
    SPICA - You Don't Love Me

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  3. I'd say any OC video this year and War of Hormone!

    Why did they recommend SHIT Vibe????? Why??? We don't need that going viral!!!!!

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    1. Because YG duh. And HyunA's red is going to be the last time we see Idols putting out 19+ songs. Enjoy the future of APink style idols.

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    2. I honestly liked Red, but I do think Ice Cream is superior in video and song.
      I don't care as long as I don't get another Shit Vibe from two of my favorite idols, Apink is welcome.

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  4. 'Catallena' was easily the year's best K-pop music video.

    I'm having trouble even thinking of another MV that could be a contender.

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  5. Block B's Jackpot. So delightfully twisted.

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    1. True. Also:

      Exid- up & down
      OC - My copycat

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  6. happiness,my copycat and catallena should have been there

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  7. Soyou running to the water >> Boras tryhard butt cheeks

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    1. Yeah. Soyu's the hottest anyway.
      Soyu's tits are integral to the "Sistar Experience", whereas Bora's flat ass is nothing.

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    2. I've never been able to get into their music, but I check out their shit just for Soyou

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  8. For titillation, we have quite a list:
    Fiestar - One More
    Stellar - Mask
    Sunny Hill - Monday Blues
    Minx - Why Did You Come To My Home
    Sunmi - Full Moon
    Hyosung - Goodnight Kiss
    EXID - Up & Down
    Girl's Day - Darling
    Rainbow Blaxx - Cha Cha
    Everything AOA ever does

    All better than that Sistar MV IMO, and there's probably more I'm forgetting. It has been one hell of a year for eye candy.

    Overall the most impactful and memorable for me was Red Velvet - Happiness.

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    1. I just picked "I Swear" for the ass shot. I like a lot of MVs from this year more than it. Like "Darling," especially.

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  9. Dirty Vibe will make people want to run away from kpop. Pls do your research Buzzfeed

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  10. My favorite MVs this year are anything by Orange Caramel.
    T-ara's "Sugar-Free"
    AOA's special dance performance of "Like A Cat" in cat suits.

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    1. T-Ara's Suger Free was a crappy MV man. . The song had so much potential... with all the Undz undz EDM beats... i almost puked watching it.... Their live performance is better tho, lesser camera shifts.
      AoA's Cat Suit performance was nice. Funny how these "nugu" groups post a reharshed practice video and get Millions of views and then they do the same thing in a different garb and they get some Million views more. This is why i love AoA....

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  11. Hani's 4 million and counting fancam >>>>

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    1. Minhee's fancam is also worth checking out.

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  12. My fav Music Video this year was..............
    (drum rolls)
    ......
    ...............

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