Monday, August 8, 2016

[MV Review] BLACKPINK - Whistle



Many things about this song are cool. The line "make him whistle like a missile" is not one of those things.

This video was directed by the same guy who made Red Velvet's Dumb Dumb, apparently, and you can really tell.


And that is fine, because that video was cool! And this is basically that video, but with more $wag nonsense and also some cool space action. Everyone looks really good, too.


I also think I like this song better than Boombayah, though it's apples and oranges. The whistle-handclap in the instrumental is neat. Lisa is really doing her best CL impression here, and it works pretty well in the verses but NOT in the song intro.

Dumb du- oh wait sorry, got confused.
I kinda like the intense vocal buildup in the pre-chorus, followed by the surprise drop to the instrumental-heavy chorus. But the chorus itself is confusing and terrible. Jennie does some weird lispy "bah-dum-dum" thing, and that's the whole chorus. Also the bridge is a complete tonal departure from the rest of the song, leading into a much more energetic outro. It's a bit whiplash-inducing, especially as the rest of the song was so laidback.


Overall, though, this is a decent effort vastly improved by some cool instrumental gimmicks. Every member of BLACKPINK seems at least somewhat talented, and they still have a lot of time to grow. I'm looking forward to seeing in what ways YG disappoints them, and us, in the coming years. 4.5/5. 

34 comments:

  1. Who sings the beginning of the prechorus and bridge, and does the first part of the verse after the first chorus? She has a lovely soft voice.

    I like Jennie's more casual rapping, reminds me of T-ara. However, Lisa is next level in every respect, destined for solo promotions and features. She came to play, believe it.

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    1. That's Jennie, I think. I like her voice too.

      Yeah Lisa is not messing around.

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    2. Rosé sings the prechorus and Jennie sings the bridge and verses after the first chorus.

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  2. There are a couple times the mv looks glitchy, once in the first verse and at the beginning of the second verse, is that just me?

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    1. Nope I'm seeing it too. Must be intentional? YG works in mysterious ways.

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    2. There's a technique of doing this sort of thing deliberately, called Datamoshing, you just delete tiny snippets of code from a video and because of the way the codec works it doesn't update the image properly and you get some freaky/funky stuff going on

      But it's only in there twice (0:27 and 1:57). If you're doing it deliberately you'd use it a lot more, and you'd have cleaner transitions

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    3. That's pretty cool, thanks for clearing that up!

      In that case, I agree, they definitely should have committed more to it. :/

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  3. 'Whistle like a middle' is easily cringe-inducing but I can forgive Lisa because she's pretty damn hot

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    1. Don't know how my phone changed missile to middle

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    2. its "make it whistle like a missle, bomb bomb" now if I, a South Asian person said that in a flight on United, I'd be thrown in jail

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  4. Darn you nayeon vibrator. Don't post close ups of there lips dude.

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    1. Hey, I wrote this! Blame me for everything.

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  5. Looks like the rookie girls will dominate kpop

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  6. This is Ikon girl version i think Lisa is like bobby, she is not showering also cuz its hephap.

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  7. This shit instrumental is why I stopped listening to hiphop a few years ago and now YG has to use these shit beats for their yoloswag shit. Well, a lot of dumbasses are eating up, so I can see why Yang Hyun Suk Dicks asks Teddy to produce shit like this.

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    1. God I'm so fucking glad someone else feels the same way about these shit debut songs. That 4.5/5 rating is a joke.

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    2. Both of these songs would have only gotten a 1/5 from me.

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    3. well they can't all fucking shashasha now can they :P

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  8. Pretty Korean girls goin' all ghetto n shit. Maybe they're tying to become CF queens for OE 800, Colt 45, Hypnotic or some spinner rim company. Ooh, I know - maybe Leon's Ribs or Harold's Chicken from Chicago are going to be launching soon in Seoul and they will be doing the CF work for them - yeah that's it. Laughs and shakes head....

    Their songs/vids are well financed crap and can the name get any more obvious - Black (dick) Pink (Korean pussy)....

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    1. Isn't all pussy pink?

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  9. This is exactly like when CCM rebooted Seeya without any of the original members only YG had the decency to not name this group The 2NE1.

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  10. The pre-chorus and the bridge are the only parts that weren't a snoozefest to me...it just sounded like a much more intense song at those parts, but i guess it's because the rest of the song is so dull

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  11. I put these two new songs on a reapeat and after a while this "uuuh" sound in Whistle started to really irritate me. Why not leave this to where it belonged to? Overall they're pretty fun songs, but overhyped.

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  12. I had no expectations of YG groups and this fucking shit still disappoints me, what an awfully lazy song this is. The only good part is the pre-chorus where there is some actual music and instrumental, the rest is fucking garbage jesus fucking christ.

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  13. Da fuck can everyone around here love shit like twice and shit on these girls who make music you can actually listen to without cringing.

    Show any non kpop fan a twice video or song and they'll laugh in ur face.

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  14. They're saying "hwiparam" in the chorus it means whistle in korean

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    1. Really? Because I'm pretty sure Jennie(??) is saying 'padam, padam, padam' in the chorus which means 'erase' in Malay.

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    2. Padam..padam..padam..that is what I hear too..hahahahahha..bahasa melayu

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