Tuesday, June 14, 2016

[MV Review] EXO - "Lucky One"


Been about a year since EXO's last comeback. While "Call Me Baby" was a decent song the album had much better songs, however this comeback's songs are their best since "Overdose", proving their full potential.


To start off EXO couldn't have picked a worse time to come back, during the week of this comeback I had finals and graduation so I put this comeback on the back-burner of my priorities. Not because I thought the songs would be bad or anything, but because I had no time.

But now I am free and able to review this properly. EXO start off their two part comeback with "Lucky One," which is the tamer of the song but it honestly isn't that much far behind "Monster", which will be most peoples favorite. "Lucky One" is an electro-funk song however it refrains from sounding like a SHINee reject by adding more dance qualities to the song. The song is bouncy, catchy and retro all while being addictive. It's honestly refreshing hearing this type of sound from EXO who typically does the late 1990s and early 2000s sound.

The music video has no chill. EXO have been trapped in a hospital which is within a giant maze that is ran by a group of sasaengs that are running god knows what type of test on their oppas. Then once EXO becomes self-aware of what's being done with them (or the saseangs just get them really high, whichever you want to believe) it all of sudden becomes a T-Pain music video mixed with Star Wars. Kai then tries to Michael Jackson his way out of shit and the other members actually use their powers in this one, which would add to the entertainment factor of the music video if they weren't looked over. At least the sasaengs get their heads blown off. 

At first I thought I'd hate this music video given that I hate doctors and hospitals however they managed to make it amusing, and I'm happy all of the white didn't blind the fuck out of me. In the end, I like the video. It's like a more fucked up version of SNSD's "Mr. Mr." MV.

The members all look find for the most part. My only complaint as there are with a lot of EXO's videos is that there isn't enough Suho. Come on SM, EXO lost three members and you can't even give Suho five more seconds of screen time? 

Overall "Lucky One" is a song I can see myself coming back to. It's already a step up from "Call Me Baby" which is a really good thing.



Suho on the throne where he rightfully belongs.

16 comments:

  1. Complety agree on Suho. He's the hottest thing in Exo.

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    1. Like a fine wine, he gets better with age.

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  2. I think I might be the only one who liked this much more than Monster. The instrumental is so great, I thought I was listening to a Shinee song mashed up with some parts of Love Me Right. It's so much better than Monster a.k.a Overdose part. 2 yoloswag edition.

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    1. I do think "Monster" is Overdose Part 2 however that's part of the reason why I like it. I think I might like Monster and Lucky One equally though.

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  3. Suho's had some pretty decent lines this time around, especially in Monster. Makes me think if he'd get this much screen time with 11 other members. It also seems that the members who aren't confident in dancing improved a lot for this comeback. A lot of people think "Lucky One" is boring, and I agreed until I listened to it several times and let it grow on me. The chorus instrumental saves it for anyone who'd find it bland otherwise, and I can honestly say I enjoy it.

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    1. Suho did get more parts in Monster. I'm pretty sure had EXO had no member line ups they'd probably still give him less screen time due to Luhan and Kris being two of the most popular members.

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  4. I must say the whole album is pretty cool. I didn't really like Exodus but this one fits my tastes. My favorite track is Monster but Lucky One is close behind. Both MVs are cool and Lay is hot.
    I must say this time I'm really enjoying SM. I found myself loving Tiffany's Heartbreak Hotel ft Simon D (way more than her debut single). I can't wait for F (x) and Red Velvet comebacks (their last one was boring I need "dumb dumb" stuff!) and other SNSD's debuts.

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    1. From what I've heard the album is good, I liked Exodus. I find that ever since EXO started having a bad time, their albums have really stepped up.

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  5. Suho my daddy. My handsome,polite, educated,respectful little man. I love you forever.

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    1. "Respectful little man"- I don't know what I laughed at that but I did. Hail Suho!

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  6. Suho my daddy. My handsome,polite, educated,respectful little man. I love you forever.

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  7. What about the album tracks? Have you listened to them? Which ones are your favorite?

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    1. I haven't had a chance to listen to all of the album just yet, but from what I've heard I think I like "Cloud 9" a lot. It's very random and I like that coming from EXO. "Artificial Lover" is also pretty cool.

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  8. i must admit i'm not much of a boygroup stan, but sm's lineup (exo, suju, and shinee) has really grown on me.

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    1. I'm pretty much 50/50 however I do find myself stanning more girl groups. SHINee and EXO keep getting better. Suju has never really impressed me outside of a few songs.

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  9. I liked Exodus way better than this album. Though my favorite track has to be "Artificial Love", and "Lucky One" is right behind it. "Monster" is good too but that random-ass "that's right, my type" was just lame af. Sehun has a long way to go lol.

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