• Anonymous

    OMG Mia!!!!! 

  • T Hudson

    OMG I GOT THE SONGS THIS WEEK !!!
    1. Big Bang Fantastic Baby
    2. Big Bang Good Person
    3. Big Bang Tonight
    4. Seungri/V.I. Strong Baby
    5. Big Bang Bad Boy 
    Please say im right :) 

    • Anonymous

      A good man is one of their best sings ever. The live performance of it is so beautiful. I really wish TOP comes out with a solo album or composes more songs for big bang. He’s awesome. I love all his raps in this new mini and he wrote them all yay.

      • T Hudson

        Ya TOP definitely needs to write more songs he’s SUPER talented !!!

  • Anonymous

    Love your podcast! 

    But I have to disagree with u concerning Daesung’s accident. 
    1- YG didn’t try to stop the family of the deceased from talking, the brother answered questions for reporters several times
    2- I am a law student and let me tell you why there was no trial, it was definitely not because of his celebrity status. The prosecutor and the police have to find evidence before pressing charges and then bring Daesung to court. And there was no evidence, nothing could prove that Daesung “killed” the victim. The victim was drunk and was already bleeding before  daesung’s car run into him. The family of the deceased could’ve also sued him, but they decided not to, because they wouldn’t win the case. Daesung was not drunk, and he was not speeding, and didn’t try to get away from the scene, in what ground would he be convicted? 
    I think that his celebrity status made it worse for him, so don’t say that he got so easily away with it. 

    • Anonymous

      I agree that his celebrity status made it worse for him. If he was a regular man it would not have blown up so much. It took so long to find out if he was guilty or not because he was a celebrity. If he was a normal person he would have probably been let off way sooner.

    • Anonymous

      ok

    • Anonymous

      yup, you are right. they have to establish … i think the term is a prima facie case first right? these authors at SB think they are more knowledgeable in the law than those Korean prosecutors. LOL.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LL4QDJLVFDT2RDIZYBALSE75JE angel29

      From a former law student, I concur. Well, except for the speeding part.  I read differently, but it was one of the earlier reports so I’m also not sure if what I read was the correct report.

  • http://seoulbeats.com Johnelle

    OMG Nia!!!  And I actually know all the songs for once, lol.

  • http://twitter.com/JamilaChyri ThePerddiestThang

    I LMAOed when yall mentioned TOP and Taeyang’s dancing, its so true. As for GD’s scandal I was surprised that people actually thought he didn’t smoke weed, I mean you can take one look at him and you know he smokes weed. His explanation for what happened was bullshit. I don’t care how drunk he was, at age 23 you know the difference between a blunt and a cigarette especially if you smoke cigarettes daily. Its too bad he has to cover his ass with a stupid story because he’s an idol 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ORSXPERTNAEPCKZBGEZMP7A3NU Bianca

      Well, some people roll their own cigarettes. And honestly, some cigarette smoke confuse me with the scent. So, it can’t entirely be bullshit.

      But, I’m more inclined to believe that he was aware. C’mon. Just look at Teddy. or Kush.

      • Anonymous

        Honestly I agree with ThePerddiestThang. I love GD but come on, that explanation was so BS. If he was drunk, he must have been PRETTY stoned out.

        I’m living in a college town and I smell weed almost everyday on the streets. It DEFINITELY does not smell the same as a cigarette.

  • http://twitter.com/ChoiHaJin93 Shante Payne

    Dude if GD was an American rap artist, Wiz Khalifa would be his best friend since they’re both stoners LOL

  • Anonymous

    i am kind of confused with what they said about how alive is different from  their “usual autotune club heavy track”
    big bang has only 4 tracks with noticeable autotune lol
    somebody to love
    stupid liar
    tonight
    beautiful hangover

    what’s usual is them not using autotune lol

  • http://twitter.com/moe6141 Mohammed

    Your comment about how big bang uses “usual heavy autotune”  is not true

    big bang has only 4 tracks with noticeable autotune 

    somebody to love
    stupid liar
    tonight
    beautiful hangover

    3 of which are from 2011

    its more usual for big bang to not use autotune, how long have you guys been in kpop lol?

    • http://twitter.com/moe6141 Mohammed

      daesung does have the best range in big bang and is definitely not the least popular lol

      • http://twitter.com/CocoaBunneh Wesline Georges

        As a VIP whose bias is Daesung, I have to agree that he is I wouldn’t say least popular, just lower on the radar especially compared to the other members in the international fandom. Maybe when his solo comes out he’ll be on the same level, idk.  I also can’t help but notice that a lot of VIPs love to call this site ignorant and disrespectful if they’re not bowing down to the boys. Not just you, but on Tumblr as well. The point to is to be completely unbiased and honest, not a kiss up. If you can’t handle occasional shade, then leave.

        • http://twitter.com/moe6141 Mohammed

          there definitely should not bee any kiss up, but what they said about the accident with daesung  is completely false, if you want to talk hard back it up with real facts

          • Anonymous

            THIS.

    • Anonymous

      quite a bit more than 4

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MN353U5UD2BOFRXS5VPIB4ZYRM Jas

        give me the list then

        • Anonymous

          love club
          emotion
          twinkle twinkle
          Foolish Love
          Bringing you love

          do I add solos too?

          Btw I’m not saying it’s the majority of their music not by a long shot, just a more than the 4 mentioned.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/MN353U5UD2BOFRXS5VPIB4ZYRM Jas

            none of those have heavy autotune use
            except bring you love

          • Anonymous

             read over the comments plz

  • http://twitter.com/wowsl Shirley

    Totally agree with you guys about Taeyang. LOL.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P4ZSUYNPUIRG7OCJAG3CTPDETM Bazinga

    Don’t be mean to Seungri …. =_=

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ORSXPERTNAEPCKZBGEZMP7A3NU Bianca

    Aww. Poor panda. I disagree. The thing with Seungri is he branches out too much. He’s like the jack of all trades, master of none. But it’s unfair for you guys to say that he has no place in the group but fanservice. In fact, I think he brings more to the group, artistically, than Taeyang and Daesung. It’s just that Taedaddy and Daebaby haver very distinct voices. But the three vocalists harmonize together beautifully. Together it’s full bodied. 

    • http://twitter.com/moe6141 Mohammed

      hello, i dont think this site likes big bang very much lol, majority ofthings they write about them since feb 2011 has been negative

    • Anonymous

      Taedaddy and Daebaby. I kind of love that, haha xD

  • Anonymous

    I laughed so hard at Seungri’s part, I dont agree with lots of your comments, but the amusement from seungri’s part is already enough to keep my mouth shut.

  • Anonymous

    the podcast is suprisingly interesting, there’s a mix of agreement and disagreement of you guy’s opinions regarding Bigbang, first off you’re comments about Taeyang and TOP are spot on! omg, that was hilarious! it’s like these two guys are in total ends of the spectrum, in one side there’s the mannequin TOP who barely even moves during their performances, he’s charisma is so overflowing though that most people will probably forgive him for his lack of energy on stage, and I mean the guy’s an eye candy (love Mia/Nia when she was fangirling about TOP’s aesthetics! hahaha! she’s like “no explanation needed, he’s just so good looking!”) and then there’s Taeyang, the group’s energizer bunny, more so lately! I feel like Taeyang’s sucking some of each member’s energy (more like all of TOP’s)..regarding Seungri, I do kinda feel bad about maknae, I mean he’s just in a position where he just doesn’t know what he’s indentity is w/ in the group..he’s not the most good-looking(TOP takes the cake),not the most funny or variety oriented or the most vocally gifted(though this is a close fight, but Daesung takes it for me),not the most outstanding dancer, of course who can beat Taeyang and not the most swagger, high profile member(the great GD is)..like a poster below pointed out, Seungri’s like a jack of all trades, master of none..but also I feel like he’s the neutralizer of the group, I think that’s where his role lies..I still love you maknae! 

    GD and Daesung’s scandal, uhmm I believe it’s an issue that’s needs to be talked about with consideration, especially regarding Dae’s accident, I dont think he was drunk the night of the accident, he was tested with a breathalyzer and was cleared from alcohol use..so accusing him of drunk driving is just out of the line, for me it’s just a case of him being in a wrong place at a wrong time..gotta admit, I’m not gonna rule out the possibility of him recklessly driving (seriously who’s not reckless in SK anyway, they drive so crazy!) but the whole incident was just so tragic, both for the family and Dae himself..and I dont think its something that’s suppose to be mocked..GD’s on the other hand, gotta agree that it’s just plain stupid..love GD to bits but I’m not buying his explanation either, but at the same time I understand why he needs to reason out that way considering how marijuana’s so taboo in SK..so while SK people are raising eyebrows w/ his explanations, we in the Western world are just brushing it off (scandal my ass)

    P.S
    I think YG should need to let Choice 37 do more songs for the company or for Bigbang, love love Bad Boy! <3

  • Anonymous

    okay this podcast was pretty funny. even if i didn’t agree with everything, i still cracked up pretty good. i used to dislike seungri but he definitely grew on me. his cockiness is really just a mask for his insecurities. i enjoy his voice and his harmonization with dae and bae adds a lot to the group’s sound. plus, he’s shown that he has talent in composing with his solo venture. 

    so right on about bae’s dancing in his own world while top is always a second behind and you can see his eyes looking at the others to make sure he’s doing the right choreo. i have to say tho, that he looks completely into their performances during fantastic baby and they’re all having such a good time. and yes, top is just so ridiculously good looking that he can be an awkward dancer or a big baby all he wants and still be a okay to me. 

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t realize how much I missed the Seoulbeats Crew from the old youtube videos. You guys were a dream team!

    And so happy to hear some Seungri rants, lol.

    I feel the same way you guys do about the Alive album. Mature, cohesive, well done, but not epic. The stages are really what is taking this album to the next level though. They are having an amazing time and it shows and its addictive. Plus, Hot Issue will be on repeat tomorrow. That album was magical. 

    Well done guys, this was such an entertaining & insightful podcast. I see some butthurt in the comments section though (Ahhh my butt hurts ahhh, hahaha…).

    • http://evacuatewithstyle.org/blog Amy

      (Ahhh my butt hurts ahhh, hahaha…)

      LIKE.

    • Anonymous

      yes, because calling someone out on getting their facts wrong after they claim to have read up on the subject is butthurt. :rolleyes:

    • Anonymous

      I agree. Some people need to chill out haha.

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this podcast. I love how Mia goes “TOP’s so good-looking” blah blah blah then goes back to “TOP’s so good looking” hahha. Oh and anyone or any member whose role is for fanservice only. My heart goes out to them hahah. It’s like simply saying ‘you’re not talented enough so just focus on doing fanservice, you’re best at doing that’.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LL4QDJLVFDT2RDIZYBALSE75JE angel29

    Thanks for this podcast. I enjoyed listening to it! Kudos!

    TOP can stand on stage while Taeyang dances and I’ll still be looking at TOP.  And about Daesung, his hotness just skyrocketed to a new level in this comeback, LOL.  #justsaying

  • Anonymous

    ok i found this podcast rather all over the place topic-wise and i had trouble paying attention. i’m a little surprised at how mean-spirited some parts were since i used to value seoulbeats for being the most fair kpop site out there, but i acknowledge that this is just merely the opinion of two staffers (or one staff and one ex-staff) from the team.

    my main discontentment is the ignorance and insensitivity when it came to daesung’s accident. if you were reading up and keeping up with the case as you claim, you would know that there was no drunk-driving on Daesung’s part. In fact the whole drunk-driving part came into the mix in articles because it was the deceased that was in fact drunk-driving and ignorant readers tend to misunderstand and make their own (wrong) conclusions. and to say that he got away with murder because he is from a big company… i’m sorry, but i just have no respect for people who can actually make such statements without being in full possession of the facts.

  • http://twitter.com/jwangfb49 Joyce Wang

    definitely agree with some comments below that the Dae/GD incidents need to be “took care of” more carefully considering the sensitivity surrounded the news. while I agree with the part that GD’s statement is total bullshit, I still think as Americans (or “Westererners”) it is so much easier to just brush it off and forget about it the next day when it comes to celebrities on drug. It is even okay to joke about it without getting too offensive, and we tended to take it for granted because it is pretty common and not a “huge deal”, but you guys also judged bigbang based on the korean idol standard, which I think it’s just a little bit unfair to those two bigbang members, and also listeners across the……globe (can’t find a less cheesy way to say this) are gonna be listening to this and thinking that u guys are harsh. One particular question that wasn’t mention in the podcast is whether Bigbang should still be called “idols” for their recent comebacks or future album release cuz let’s be real here, they are wayyyyy up there on a whole new other level compare to other kpop groups out there. I personally see them as artists, which in my own definition only requires the ability to produce good music while keeping the other personal stuff out of the way. “IF” bigbang was only a group of artists, then I would be thrilled to tell you that while Daesung’s accident might make a little media chaos, no one will actually give a dayumn regarding to GD’s incident. Just becuase they are still idols, the among of pressures on them is enormous, and until that day when everyone recognized them as artists rather than idols, I don’t think talking about them using westerner-logic is a smart idea.

    By the way, nia!!!! welcome back <3 xoxoxo tot missed the old seoulbeats staff.

  • Anonymous

    lol you guy know that Teddy co-produce alive right.

  • Anonymous

    lol you guy know that Teddy co-produce alive right.

  • http://twitter.com/elizabeth__1993 Elizabeth

    hahah omg you guys just said everything i think too. especially the whole gd marijuana thing, it was just hilarious. and his hair needs to go euugghhh
    yeah and seungri and taeyang are SOOOO SHORT like when i saw them in real life i was genuinely surprised.
    i agree that daesung fades into the background sometimes just cos he’s so normal and a nice guy. the other members are so out there so it’s probably hard for daesung’s personality to be noticed. and yeah he’s not amazing looking but you need to give him a bit more credit, he’s far from ugly.

  • Anonymous

    Umm where should I send in my recommendations for the chatbox? Do I need to send an email or just comment here?

    • Anonymous

      i don’t know why, everytime i see your name, i giggle. 

      • Anonymous

        O…kay…I really don’t know what to say hahahha.

    • http://seoulbeats.com Johnelle

      You can comment here or send en email to us by hitting the “Share your insights” button above in the above right.

  • Anonymous

    fantastic baby big bang
    heaven big bang
    tonight big bang
    strong baby seung ri
    bad boy big bang

  • Anonymous

    How can anyone dislike Seungri??? lol I know most people don’t love him or that he isn’t their favorite. He isn’t mine but he is tied with GD at second place. He is just so funny and he sounds amazing in all the songs on the mini. His mini album was actually very impressive too. White love and open the windows were so pretty and his voice was gorgeous. He is also hilarious and I actually adore his cocky personality. I really didn’t like his hair at first but when it is styled he is hot hot hot. Did u see him in the live stage for bad boy from their big show? The little boy has grown up into a sexy man. But he still has that cute childish personality that made me love him. I think without him big bang would be lacking something in both sound and personality wise. Like one of the members said he is the endorphin is big bang. He may not stand out much but thats because his hyungs are so so so impressive. But with his solo venture he has finally found his own identity. I have enjoyed seeing him improve from then to now. In blue his and daesungs vocals were the highlights. 
    TOP will always be my number one bias in kpop. He is awesome at stage but I disagree about his dancing skill. He is one of a kind and no one dances like him lol. I adore him and most fans know he can’t dance. From the documentary, especially his episode, you can figure that out since that was his main issue. Now that big bang has succeeded he doesn’t need to dance especially with his awesome rapping skills. And at least he tries, I just finished the encore fantastic baby stage from mcountdown and he was at the center of the stage dancing by himself to fantastic baby looking all shy and adorable. Taeyang was as usual in his own world in that encore stage especially.
     O GD and his hair I actually like it now even though I hated it at first. He seems to be having a blast with adding all the colors andd in fantastic baby the length went to the extreme. O GD what would kpop be without u? Can’t wait for his solo and about his scandal I don’t blame him for saying what he did. It’s not like he can come right out and say he smoked it while being aware. Plus I don’t think its a habit or the amount in his hair would be enough to get him in bigger trouble. 
    Daesung’s accident was tragic and horrible but i don’t think he was a murderer. A murderer is someone who has the intent to kill. Daesung did not even kill that man or it wasn’t proven that he did. So he is innocent until proven guilty and no one could prove him guilty. He wasn’t drunk driving or anything, the motorcyclist was drunk not him. And I don’t think he was let off easily at all. He was at the wrong place at the wrong time. And if the family forgave him why does it matter what anyone else thinks? The brother of the victim was interviewed after the KBS incident and he said he wanted Daesung to move on with his life and do his thing. 
     overall it was an enjoyable listen just wish next time all the facts are right. 

  • Anonymous

    Nia!! :)

  • Anonymous

    Great podcast! Contrary to what others want to hear, I’m glad you guys stayed honest to your opinions. Don’t ever change that part of the podcasts to please Kpop stans, the casual/honest/humorous conversations are the best part of Chatboxes.

    It was really nice to hear from an old SB writer, her perspective was interesting to listen to since she’s an on/off Kpop fan, which is frankly a path I see myself going down soon haha. BTW, what’s the video with TOP singing? I’ve only really found him singing No Diggity on youtube and most of it was rap. :P

  • Anonymous

    it’s a pity an excellent podcast was completely ruined in the last 10 minutes because the whole segment on their scandals was so completely devoid of fact that i have to wonder if you guys have been reading the tabloids rather than any actual news.

    1. daesung was not drunk. yg didn’t cover up anything. if he had, the case would have been buried by the police and not gone any further (because that is very easy to do in korea). neither did yg try to shut the family up. instead, he shut up, which was rather surprising because yg never shuts up even when he should. he posted a personal apology on the yg site, went to the funeral with daesung and apologised, sent daesung into a hiatus and said the law would have to take it’s course.

    2. and that’s what happened. daesung didn’t not have a trial or not go to jail because he’s a celebrity. those things happened because that’s how korean law works. the police found no conclusive evidence to prove that daesung had caused the vitim’s death and sent the case to the prosectors. korean prosecutors actively look to settle cases rather than taking them to trial, even criminal cases. the legal settlement is what many people (wrongly) call “blood money”, that is negotiated between the victim (or his family) and the accused with the prosecutors. you don’t have to like it but it’s korean law and as per korean law, daesung was charged with the only crime which could be conclusively proved (speeding) and punished to the fullest extent. and even that was a minor fine because he really wasn’t that much over the limit (especially in korea, where everyone is over the limit at all times).

    3. gd’s scandal was a huuuuuuuuuuuuge deal because it was a drug scandal, which is the easiest way to kill a career in korea or at least cause it to pause for a long, long time. from a western pov, it sounds ridiculous. of course daesung’s scandal was a much bigger deal. a man died. but from a korean pov, gd’s scandal was a bigger deal. and yes, he could be punished in korea even though he smoked in japan because korean law allows for that kind of punishment. see crown j.

    4. idk what people expect gd or any idol in his situation to say. of course he’s going to say it was a mistake. he’s a pop idol in korea. he has to make up a ridiculous story and stick to it. and he was lucky that he could make up a story because of the little proof against him. the amount of weed in his system was so minute that it was under the legal limit and the legal limit in korea is not very high (pun not intended) at all.

    i really enjoyed the rest of the podcast. it was fun, funny and well-rounded.

    • Anonymous

      I see where you’re coming from but I believe the point of podcasts/Chatboxes is to simply converse CASUALLY about current Kpop events - this is not some roundtable on CNN so I don’t understand why so many people are offended (and if people try to argue that you’re not offended SOMEWHAT, I would reread some comments below because as it was mentioned before, I definitely see butthurt feelings).

      LOOK here VIPs, I have never heard the girls try to “pass their opinions as facts without fully understanding anything” and I highly doubt they are “trying really hard to sound more intellectual about topics than they really are.” Just because they don’t agree with you, somehow SB is bashed repeatedly because it doesn’t stan the boys like Bigbangupdates?

      Also, most of the news in the Kpop-sphere is FROM tabloid websites (like Allkpop, which straddles a very thin line between the two and honestly does not always present unbiased facts). So your argument doesn’t hold up. I still hold that it’s an excellent podcast and it was certainly not “completely ruined” because of the conversation about scandals that are “devoid of fact.”

      And for the “law students” on this topic, I will ask if you’ve ever been to a seminar where you can simply discuss and throw around ideas? This is essentially a casual debate to generate questions and challenge the audience to think about certain topics, nothing more.  

      • Anonymous

        i get that seoulbeats is an op-ed site but the basis of op-ed is fact. you can have a casual conversation with facts. especially if that conversation is about some pretty serious stuff and you claim to have read up on it. and people are well within their rights to point out things that are missing in that conversation, which in this case is an understanding of korean law and korean reactions to such scandals.

        there’s no question of not agreeing with vips because the facts of gd and daesung’s case are not anybody’s opinion. that’s what happened according to people who’re better qualified than you or i who investigated the cases. and if you want to go around claiming that daesung’s celebritydom got him off or that yg paid the family outside of the legal payment, then you better back that up with something because there is enough evidence to prove otherwise.

        allkpop is not a tabloid website even though it does a damn good impression of being one. it translates articles from korean news sources for the most part. and a lot of those sources are tabloids. but in this case, there’s plenty of non-tabloid information floating around fully translated. there’s even a couple of subbed tv stories.

        and your second-to-last paragraph is hilarious because you’re doing exactly what you accuse vips of doing. being butthurt because someone doesn’t agree with you. it’s my opinion that it ruined the podcast. you’re welcome to disagree. because it’s an opinion and it’s subjective. unlike a fact.

        • http://profiles.google.com/miki.sweety10 Nhu Le

          Thank you! Thank you!

          Seoulbeats is an op-ed site that claims to take kpop in a more serious, more factually-based way. By its own standards and certainly mine, the points the authors use in their conversation and back up their argument needs to at least be factually true. I can maybe see your point if the opinions simply diverge, but this isn’t a case of opinion – it’s a case of wrong facts.

          I think you are hurt, simply because you do not want to hear a dissenting (and more knowledgeable) response.

          And although the podcast is supposed to give the vibe of two regular girls just chatting, it’s also published online and listened to on a well-known op-ed site about kpop. The least they can do is before talking about their FEELINGS about they go and find out the FACTS about it. An opinion is only good when it’s an informed one, and I think the last ten minutes of their podcast definitely goes under the uninformed category.

          And they were making some pretty claims about Daesung and YG there. That’s not something you casually talk about. Maybe if it was outfits on stage or some mix-up with lyrics, or whatever. If you’re going to tackle a clearly serious issue, you’re free to have whatever opinion you want on it, just make sure your facts are straight. It’s like talking about the JYJ saesang incident without learning about the culture of saesang fans, the extent of Korean laws, and the tapes.

          The rest of the podcast is really quite good and fun.

        • Anonymous

          Rereading over my comment I think I didn’t structure my argument well and for that, it’s my fault, so I apologize on my behalf. I do agree with the majority of what you are saying and I appreciate the information you gave. However when I said “Your argument doesn’t hold up” I should have phrased it differently. I didn’t mean your argument as in all the facts you presented (as I said, I appreciate the new information), but this paragraph in the beginning of your comment that you used to introduce your evidence: “the whole segment on their scandals was so completely devoid of fact that i have to wonder if you guys have been reading the tabloids rather than any actual news.”

          I was concerned about the tone of your statement which sounded accusatory or condescending. Of course that made me react strongly and I guess you can call that “butthurt” so feel free to criticize as I take responsibility for that and will take note to prevent it from happening again. I’d like to emphasize that my focus here is that I’m not angry that you don’t agree with me (which is perfectly fine), but rather “how” you said it in the beginning, and therefore kind of set the tone for the whole post (for me). And I admit that I didn’t control how I wrote my comment either so I certainly know that I’m not immune to faults – I’ve been seeing more comments that lean on the fangirlish side on SB nowadays (unrelated to your post) so I possibly took that out on your comment as a reply instead of posting it as a general comment in a relevant forum. I included quotes from other users in my post instead of replying directly to those involved, so there’s some confusion in my reply which is entirely my doing. I was admittedly writing it short on sleep and thought I could squeeze in my thoughts before going to bed, and I’ll be careful to not do so in the future to avoid miscommunication.

          Thanks for the reply and the discussion though.

      • Anonymous

        how can you talk CASUALLY about something which is NOT TRUE and proven so? and by the way, here is not a seminar where people (with knowledge of what being discussed) throw around ideas, this is a place where people who are ignorant of the whole situation would take what they wrongly said as fact since they talked about it like it was a fact.

  • http://twitter.com/polinchka polinchka

    I giggled so ridiculously hard during the first 15 minutes. I agree with the commentary on their looks/personalities. Poor Daesung. Silly GD. TOP is so ridiculous. He’s all shy and quiet and then he turns on his stage persona and it’s ALL swag. Taeyang and Seungri, totally agree about both. I’ve always felt that Seungri has really no place in Big Bang. But it would be awkward without him.

  • http://twitter.com/moe6141 Mohammed

    big bang has only 4  or so tracks with heavy autotune 

  • http://twitter.com/moe6141 Mohammed

    big bang has only 4  or so tracks with heavy autotune 

  • Anonymous

    Songs:
    1. Fantastic Baby – BigBang
    2. A Good Man – BigBang
    3. Tonight – BigBang
    4. Strong Baby – Seung ri
    5. Bad Boy – BigBang

  • http://twitter.com/musicizmystyle Ashley Polk

    for once, I knew all of the songs XD
    also, why do people keep saying that its obvious that GD is doing weed? Is it because of the way he acts??? 

    • A A

      you shouldn’t take what this site say too seriously, they just very opinionated people and opinions are well..not fact.

  • http://twitter.com/JohnDeSims JDSono

    Loving the Podcast

  • https://twitter.com/#!/LimaCake LimaCake

    This was hands down my favorite podcast. My stomach hurt just laughing. Want more!

  • Anonymous

    mmnömn

  • Anonymous

    First of all i’m pretty new to seoulbeats and listening to this podcast, i was like “thank god i’m not the only one who’s not seungri bias.” It’s some kind  of secret rule to not say anything bad about that maknea or you’ll be crucified.
    Also i 100% agree with you about GD’s scandal. “Scandal” , c’mon!! It’s ridiculous to even call it a scandal. And the fact that everyone acted as that marijuhana thing is as serius as what Daesung went through has been bugging me ever since.In my opinion approaching these two very different and irrelevant events in the same manner is disrespectful to the deceased’s family even to Daesung.I was like WTF while watching Healing Camp and listening to GD’s apologies,sitting in that chair, uncomfortable and so very different from the confident and lively GD we all used to.  Don’t get me wrong i’m not trying to rationalize marijuhana usage but the whole buzz about GD was very very absurd.Then again things go that way in Korea i think.
    And last but not least their comeback images.I think YG thinks TOP is handsome enough to look good in any kind of hair, GD is eccentric enough to pull any kind of extension , Daesung is too “delightful” to think it’s okay to make him look like B.A.P.’s seventh member, Taeyang is short enough to have an enormous mohawk and Seungri…Seungri is enough in need of a makeover. But at the end of the day the strategy is very wrong ( maybe except for TOP being  “out of this world” good looking to pull anything ) I understand YG trying something different everytime but Big Bangis neither a rookie grup nor they need to make people remember them back everytime with those over the top changes. They have a very royal fanbase both in Korea and overseas.If YG is thinking these new looks will get them new fans they should  really reconsider cause what these lollipop hairs and extensions and piercings etc. are making both members and coordi noona’s daily life a working hell.

  • Agina Siva
  • http://twitter.com/hobabyho krizza

    Seungri adds none to the group other than fanservice. Funny enough, that would leave a lot of Big Bang’s songs dry since GD uses Seungri’s voice heavily to blend with the members.

    To tell you the truth, Seungri has better musicality than Daesung, when it comes to it. He’s very talented when it comes to understanding rhythm, so his harmonization with the members carry on very well. And this understanding also helps him when he’s stage directing his own performances.

    Also, he’s been composing songs since even before VVIP and those were pretty good too. And the ones in his mini, 6 out of 7 songs were composed and produced by him and if you watched the VVIP making video, which I am sure you didn’t (heh), you would see how he and the other producers came up with the songs. 3 songs in one day? Seriously.

    And on top of that, he choreographs his own songs. Hm. Oh and yeah, also does choreography and stage direction for Big Bang’s stages.

    I mean, for a pretty useless person, he sure have done a lot, eh?

    What does Daesung do in Big Bang other than sing, really? Like that time people have been praising their duet of the Big Bang songs and everyone was praising Daesung’s vocals and Seungri getting, “oh yeah, he’s good too.” When in reality, Seungri arranged the whole song and directed the whole performance while all Daesung did was sing.

    Not hating on Daesung but Seungri just always tend to get the shorter end of the stick for no reason other than narrow-mindedness. And selective hearing, apparently.

    What’s funny is that according to critics, Seungri has a more stable voice during lives than Taeyang and Daesung, who tend to go off-pitch or flat.

    Butthurt Seungri stan? Yep, been living the life since 2006.