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Super Junior – Swing

Super Junior – Swing

Are you digging this video? You know who is? Me!

Where can I find a job in an office like this?

Ok so as usual SM Entertainment has put out a highly polished an stylized music video. The color choices are pretty interesting. The yellow that’s all over the video makes the entire concept bright and cheerful…that is why we like SuJu, right? The black and white background and set looks and feels like an office setting and a music video set. I’d say from a visual perspective this one is pretty good. The fact that it’s just like a dance video, rather than a traditional music video is very successful, it reminds me of EXO’s Growl concept wise and that’s a good thing.

But wait…really, where can I find a job in an office with a team that looks like this. Black suits, white shirts…Si Won stache, sign me up! Correct me if I’m wrong but the ward robing and styling of the boys was spot on. Each and every member was looking scrumdiddlyumptious, amirite?

The only ing I didn’t like so much about this track was the weird skillrex nonsense that came out of nowhere. It did lead to a cool dance break though, but the entire video is a dance break so is it even necessary…no, it felt so 2012. Skillrex is over SM…stop it.

Overall, I totally dig the concept and for the first time I didn’t notice that SuJu was singing in Mandarin rather than Korean. That’s a pretty big deal for me because I’ve always felt their Mpop wasn’t as polished vocally as their mostly native Korean efforts.

9/10. This video is just too fun.

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New to Kpop? Start Here.

http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/75858/20140126/introduction-to-k-pop-ten-albums-that-should-be-on-everyones-play-list.htm

If you check out the above article from KpopStarz.com regarding the top ten kpop albums every new kpop fan should check out, I highly recommend it, I have a few revisions as your resident Sifu of Hallyu. I don’t reference the albums listed in the article because I agree with most of them. Those that I don’t agree with I address after adding my own required kpop for our lovely newbies!

I would add the following to the list of albums every new kpop fan should have to begin their journey riding the Korean Wave.

1. 2PM – Again and Again
2. Shinee – Love like Oxygen
3. MBLAQ – Stay/Cry
4. BEAST – Fiction
5. Jay Park – New Breed
6. Wonder Girls – Tell me/Nobody
7. Rain – Rainism
8. SS501 – Deja Vu

I would remove Super Junior’s Single Sexy and Free and replace it with Sorry Sorry and Bonamana. I’d also remove Seo Tai Ji and replace that with Drunken Tiger’s Monster. JYP has got to go. The article states that he is required to understand Got7. No, just no. Certainly allowed their own opinion, but to understand Got7 you only need understand 2PM.

There is no need for new kpop fans to look into the first generation of the Hallyu Wave. The second generation blew open the doors to kpop for much of the world thanks to the above mentioned groups and those in the article. Every group we see today, with few exceptions like History, CNBlue, and Ledapple are a direct result from this list. That being said, there are groups from the Third Generation like B.A.P. and VIXX that I love and suggest you listen to. These groups, and their generational peers, owe their success in large part to the previously mentioned groups. For example, we would not have the powerful beastly image that Bang Yong Guk and his team display without 2PM. The same could be said of VIXX, but I think they are a highly evolved form of SHINee, 2PM, and SS501.

What kpop albums/singles do you think every new kpop fan should listen to?

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