• http://twitter.com/JemGonzales0131 Jem Gonzales

    B.A.P. 화이팅!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥ (-^.^-)/

  • http://twitter.com/JemGonzales0131 Jem Gonzales

    B.A.P. 화이팅!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥ (-^.^-)/

  • http://twitter.com/PhanTheHotness Jenny

    agreed. i thought bap’s debut was the best
    nu’est was mediocre at best but they did enough to make them stand out
    exo was so overhyped but i think what saved them was history. that song was amazing. great beat and really catchy and that’s when all the fans came in. speaking of fans, i would like to say that exo’s fandom is the most derpiest and craziest that i have ever seen for a group. the stuff that they do on tumblr O.O!!
    jj project was fun and energetic and vixx had some great vocals

    but bap stood out because the last couple of years had such cutesy debut like boyfriend and b1a4 that it just made me want to give up. 
    so a bunch of guys with a tough concept was a breath of fresh air. along with daehyun’s great vocals. and honestly, i think he has the best vocals out of all the rookie groups that debuted this year. his range is wide and he has a deep voice. 

    but overall, this year’s rookies stood out the best for me
    i haven’t been really impressed since b2st and mblaq’s debut and even shinee’s, who probably had a fantastic debut 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FZV4MZXT745BSXYDUQ5QTAF6CQ Vivian

      Can’t agree with you more about EXOtics!! Best fandom I was ever a part of. They brighten up my day with their creativity and humor everyday :))) I love you guys <333

    • Gouri Krishnan

      lol ur sooooo right about us being the craziest and derpiest fandom……..^_~

  • http://twitter.com/jessiehadaplan wonbutt

    Thank you so much for writing this.

  • Ariel2003

    Yep agree with B.A.P. and for the record I voted for them, they did not sell me with Warrior or Power although both are part of my playlist but I was a fan when I heard Goodbye.

    • http://siriithao.tumblr.com/ TS_Love1403

      Well as a fan of B.A.P I´m glad you found a song you like from them, yes Goodbye is a good song. Also thank you for giving them a chance by listening to their music.

      Sincerely thanks from a BABY =)

  • http://twitter.com/tensaitenshi LaiNe imnida

    thank you so much~~ B.A.P, inspiring Babyz since January 2012..

  • wthouse

    Author’s obviously B.A.P biased—not that I mind.

    Thanks for the article. I agree that B.A.P had one of the most impressive debut—from predebut promotions right down to the debut live stages. And for me, what makes them look like non-rookies, apart from the charisma, is that they’re obviously passionate about the music that they’re doing. From the albums they’ve released, B.A.P’s music (including the message behind it) is what speaks the most—not their looks or anything else.

    • http://twitter.com/jessiehadaplan wonbutt

      You don’t even have to be B.A.P biased to see that they really are the most impressive rookies this year.

      • wthouse

        OMG relax lolols. I’m a BABY LOL. I’m HUGELY B.A.P biased and like I said, I don’t mind that the author’s B.A.P biased—I actually kinda like it.

        Sorry if that offended any BABYs.

      • http://siriithao.tumblr.com/ TS_Love1403

        My friend doesn´t even listen to B.A.P but when I pushed him to try listening to Warrior, Power and Goodbye + What The Hell WITH LYRICS (B.A.P songs are never the same w/o the eng lyrics), he was blown away!

        I´m proud of their debut and what that they receive so much love from the public and peoples =)

  • arghhblarghh

    I also agree that B.A.P was the best debut so far this year. You can tell that A LOT of planning and work was done to prepare them for this. Even from a year ago, the Matoki concept was already planned as it was featured on Bang’s single. TS and B.A.P definitely did not do a half-assed job and that really makes me admire them and also appreciate their efforts. Not to mention they are already having their THIRD comeback within 7 months. Not many rookies would do that. Actually, not many kpop idols would do that at all.
    I believe that what we have seen from them so far was still just a preview. The fact that their concept and everything was already in the works/planned a year ago makes me wonder what else they have in store for us. 

  • http://yancistar.tumblr.com/ Lixee

    wow!! lLMAO wow! wow!
    see babys poll does not determinate anything..EXOtics and Nu’st fans were working their ass off on voting but babys meanwhile were themselves in tumblr xD and what we got a complete review with our guys pwning everyone else..yeah yeah we are going to hear a lot of the author is biased but awesome debut can not be denied …
    we just dont feel like voting in those mediocre polls sometimes ……………..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3A5VXTZXZOEH62VXL4FJ7AT7Q Xinran

      lol but a lot of bap fans were in fact very concerned about these ‘mediocre polls’. They were still voting extremely diligently b4 some other fandoms jacked the poll up. No need to pretend that your fandom is less spazzy/rational/sane than any other fandom…

  • AshBradford

    This was annoying. If you wanted to go on about how awesome you think B.A.P. is, then why not do it in a different article? It’s just a bit annoying to have someone basically say, ‘I can see that you all voted for these two particular groups, but I could care less what you think, and I’m going to talk about this other group that got massively fewer votes. Jokes on you, your opinions really never mattered’. Honestly, couldn’t this article have just talked about Nu’est? It’s not like I ever hear much about them, it would have been a bit refreshing. I see stuff about B.A.P. on here constantly, I really didn’t need another article fangirl-ing about how amazing they supposedly are.

    • http://yancistar.tumblr.com/ Lixee

      reality hurt?…

    • http://twitter.com/pixelrena Nana ^.^

      maybe the writer already made a winning speech about BAP ahead of time.
      though it’s annoying since EXO and Nu’est fans voted and supported the poll for a review and gets nothing.

      in a matter of ethics, giving opinionated review on a winning article is kinda rude.
      so the writer feels this is what 100,000 EXO fans + 100,000 Nu’est fans wants to see after winning the poll? GENIUS!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

        No one forced EXO and Nu’est fans to vote anyway. It was their prerogative to obsessively spam an otherwise irrelevant poll. Were you fans expecting a grand prize or something from it? JFC.

      • Khaddie

        The poll page and that comment section was the fans opinion. This article sums up the poll results and the authors pick for best debut. I sincerely doubt the 100,000 Exotics and Nu’est fans will lose sleep over this article. Actually, I doubt they (outside the regular readers who happen to be fans if the blog) have much interest in SeoulBeats after spamming the hell out of the place.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ty-Ningdiah/100001534813542 Ty Ningdiah

      example of butthurt fans 

      • AshBradford

        Wow, says someone who seems to exemplify the definition. I’m expressing an opinion about the writing style, not adoration for any group. I’m honestly not a big fan of any of the groups. I just look at this article as an example of poor writing. I would have made the same comment regardless of who won so long as the article was about a different group. Get over the fact that someone is trying to comment about something other than “*insert group here* is the best! Go *insert group here* you’re so awesome”. My main interest in hearing about Nu’est comes from the fact, that as I said, I rarely hear about them, and it would be nice to hear about something new.

    • Grace Ecarg

      that’s why I love this article

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1399591351 Salam Er

    Why make a poll if you’re going to be so fucking biased in the end?so unprofessional 

  • http://twitter.com/pixelrena Nana ^.^

    I love BAP equally with Nu’est, but the writer can make a different article about BAP.

    Why do they wanna mix it in with Nu’est success? It feels like watering it down. Kinda disrespectful IMO

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ty-Ningdiah/100001534813542 Ty Ningdiah

    omg finally justice

  • http://twitter.com/904gul Cat

    First off I really appreciate you all giving a little recognition to VIXX. As singers (performers) (vocal wise) VIXX really impressed me with their LIVE stages and I hope they will do very well in years to come. 

    Even though I ride with my EXO boys I can’t help but admit that BAP really is the best debuted rookie group of the year. They brought a new aura with them that we needed to see rather then your plain on normal boy band. 

    Exo may have been over hyped (only because of them being from SM) but I don’t think it’s fair to say they were completely “over hyped”. EXO did not disappoint when MAMA was released. EXO probably didn’t hit that level of POWERFUL DEBUT like B.A.P. did, but they did manage to sell over 100k from an album that was pretty good…. 

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      I was personally pretty disappointed when EXO debuted, just saying. I didn’t think their talent and performances matched up to the hype they had and the great material they had been given. :/

      • goldengluvsk2

         mte… with all the teasers it wa sa huge turn off— i only watched 2 teasers then i decided to wait til their real debut… then I was like: “and thats it???” when they debuted with MAMA… (over) promoting and creating hype can be a double edged sword at times…

  • http://yancistar.tumblr.com/ Lixee

    babys did not spam compare to other fans author is not biased your expectation does not mean reality i do believe that exo and nu’est were great but B.A.P owns every rookie they have that confidence that i dont see in others

    • http://evacuatewithstyle.org/blog Amy

       Unfortunately, everybody spammed. Babys were no exception.

      • http://yancistar.tumblr.com/ Lixee

        im sorry you are right but didnt do as much than others

  • http://twitter.com/makiloverainbow Maki Iglesias

    I’m not a big fan of any of these rookie groups but trust me, I took time to actually listen to them and watch their performances. True enough, B.A.P. really has the best debut among those in the list. They stood out among the rest because of their well-thought concept, a very punch-driven debut song and solid performances which showcased what they’re capable of. Damn, these boys can rap, sing, dance and deliver very well for a rookie group.

  • Haugro

    When Ji Eun came out with Going Crazy I was immediately drawn to ‘that rapper withe caveman voice’. It upset me how people would say that he shouldn’t have been featured in it, how ugly he was and how he ruined her song. Under the live performances I thought he outshone her, even if he was just standing there awkwardly in the background doing nothing but rap.

    And when I Remember came I was sold to BYG. I really loved the song and the video, and it didn’t scare me when I got to know he would lead an idol group. It only peaked my interest, and I thought Zelo was a cute addition although I never took Never Give Up too seriously.

    I still remember my anxiety when waiting for the Warrior MV to be released. For some reason I wanted them to succeed so badly, to be greater than great and blow me away. And they did. I became a Baby then and I don’t regret it at all.

    • AcadiasFire

      The first song i heard was I remember and at that point i didnt even know it was BYG. But then I saw Going Crazy and I was like wow this guy is really amazing lol. To me they were hands down the best too.

      • Haugro

        One of the things that fascinated me about him in Going Crazy was the wrote the rap himself. And to the length he was willing to go to create a few verses – like watching movies, reading books and straight out research ‘stalking’, the meant theme of the song.

        Pretty much everyone can put together some sentences about stalking, but it was like he wanted be the stalker, and write it from his screwed perspective. The prerecorded Music Bank performance also sent chills down my spine. It was creepy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tunmi Turayo Tijani

      I just watched the video (English subbed) and it reminds me of Eminem’s Stan. Now Stan was just ingenious but Going Crazy is really, really, really good. This guy (Yong Guk) is really impressive. I listen to kpop. I don’t watch the videos, I listen to the song, to the music and if it’s subbed, I read the lyrics. And I absolutely loved BAP’s Warrior and Power. And the stepping in the Warrior music video was just priceless. I really like this group, for their songs and the work and dedication they put in.

  • LikeXClockwork

    im surprised at these results, NU’EST didn’t do much for me so i might have to go back and check them out, i like EXO but there overkill of advertisement left them of my list for best rookie and i thought B.A.P were amazing i expected more votes.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VOBHN5WR2Q3MPYG2DVDKDOB3WU Lili

    meh. B.A.P is okay. I just can’t stand that guy’s voice. I would choose Exo, but I’m rather luke-warm about their debut already, although I do prefer MAMA over Warrior and Power, because it’s like they’re all up on my face TOO MUCH that I don’t get the melody! I don’t here it, and I can never remember how the song goes after I finish listening to it. (Except Simon & Martina helped me remember Power lol I take a SHOWER, I still smell SOUR! XD) 

  • Khaddie

    I don’t mean to hate, but are you honestly telling me that Nu’est has over 100,000 individual fans? If they do, props to them but I find it a tad strange.

    As for the best, I agree complelty with Nabeela, hands down BAP. With best debut, shouldn’t it be about who had the most memorable first impression, regardless of how much they improved during their live stages or whatever? For a group from a fringe company, it’s quite impressive that they accomplished that. Regardless of whether you hate them/their music or love them to bits, they left and impression and they made a mark very quickly. Now, whether they can make that impact long term is left to see, but they got people to notice them, which is one of the things a debut should aim to do.

    • CJux

      “I don’t mean to hate, but are you honestly telling me that Nu’est has over 100,000 individual fans that somehow found this poll? If they do, props to them but I find it a tad strange.”

      Well, for some reason their debut MV Face still has more million views than B.A.P.’s Warrior and any EXO MV. If they have already so many fans dedicated to increasing views, then that would explain the frenetic voting. Not sure where they came from, though.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDKQI5DC77UVSC3D2LIUXHJNFI You

      LOL the poll was spammed and so was the comment section.  What’s even weird is that Nu’est fans and EXO fans went to articles that had nothing to do with either group and spammed the comment section.  It shows how immature some fans are and what lengths they will go to have their favorite group win.  I was so annoyed with the spam in the comment section as well because I really wanted to know other people’s opinions of these rookie groups.  

      • MoontosUp

        Even EYK doesn’t count spam comments as votes so I really don’t understand what those crazy fans were trying to prove other than embarrassing their own fandom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/juli.tyan Juli Tyan

    I don’t understand, why NU’EST won. why.

    • http://yancistar.tumblr.com/ Lixee

      spamming vote while us babys were fantasying in tumblr …i know a lot of babys that dont vote in useless polls

      • http://twitter.com/A7316A AB

        Tumblr had a lot for Babys (is that even how to spell that? I feel weird spelling it properly as Babies) the week of that poll: BAP playing around in Malaysia, the Malaysia showcase, the photo book “Recording Take 2,” “Goodbye,” news of No Mercy, etc. It’s no wonder they didn’t care.

        • onionviper

          jONGUP stripped, that took a lot of our attention!!!

          • http://yancistar.tumblr.com/ Lixee

            you name it..

        • http://yancistar.tumblr.com/ Lixee

          B.A.P  Malaysia Bang 
          Yong Guk shirtless you missed that.. we were experiencing a lot emotions during this …we were full hands

  • http://twitter.com/miah_miss Miss Miah

    Nu’est is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G as u can see. Yes people are dont understand how can nu’est won?! But L.O./.Es are very strong!U don’t see it but it is still true. Together we are really strong. 

  • lovinkpop

    So many good rookies debuted this year that it was pretty hard to choose who was the best. NU’EST seems pretty good but their debut song didn’t really do much for me, although I really like their new song Action. EXO’s debut was so hyped up that I almost ignored them, but I gave them a chance and they are definitely one of the top rookies this year. I think B.A.P’s debut really hit a home run. All the songs on both single albums were really good. I love the strong and rugged image/sound that Warrior and Power had, it definitely left a good impression. There’s a reason that they became my favorite kpop group.

  • http://twitter.com/pixelrena Nana ^.^

    As a matter of FACT, Nu’est MV “FACE” (7.2 million views) have more VIEWS than EXO’s MAMA (5.8 million views) or BAP’s Warrior! (4.8 million views).
    So for those who said Nu’est did not have alot of International fans (as well as Koreans), what kind of delusions are you living?

    Also i don’t believe Nu’est fans are cavemen who do not know how to use tumblr/ twitter? The poll have been spread to tumblr/twitter and 100,000 Nu’est fans voted. Is it so hard to believe? (maybe there’s few ppl multiple voted, but impossible thousands of fans knows how to do that. at least 50,000 gotta be real person)

    Also @NuestNews (official Pledis twitter/ their management company’s twitter) tweeted the link, so Nu’est fans Koreans and International alike must have check them out.

    • http://twitter.com/littlegirlgray6 Rosa

      I see you didn’t the article about YouTube views and K-pop vids….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDKQI5DC77UVSC3D2LIUXHJNFI You

      LOL just because a mv has a lot of views, it doesn’t mean that the the group has a lot of fans or is popular.  Some fans actually loop the mvs and open ten or so tabs so that the mvs get the view counts.  The view counts on mvs are like how this poll was spammed. 

  • immagnen

    I don’t understand the point of the polls when the results and the fans opinions are invalidated. This article could have been written without the poll being done.

    • http://twitter.com/pixelrena Nana ^.^

      exactly my thought !

    • Skittles

      They want to give fans an opportunity to vote and they would also like to give their opinion. The fan’s opinion isn’t really invalidated, it still stands.

      • http://twitter.com/pixelrena Nana ^.^

        Looks more like some dirty scheme to get 100,000 Exotics and 100,000 LOVEs to read an article about BAP.

        I’m disappointed tbqh. This article could have been written without attracting attention of Exotics and LOVEs.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3A5VXTZXZOEH62VXL4FJ7AT7Q Xinran

          lol ‘without attracting attention’? How exactly is that supposed to happen? this site is for everyone with internet access, if you don’t want other fandoms to get on here then go write the article in your fancafe ^.^

      • severely

         They could have written the two articles separately though. “Op-Ed: BAP had the best debut” and “What the fans think: best debut.”

        • http://twitter.com/littlegirlgray6 Rosa

          But there are two articles for both the fans and the op-ed…..The debut poll and this one…..

  • http://twitter.com/pixelrena Nana ^.^

    It’s like Spain won but they write a review on Brazil -.-

    • onionviper

      yeah but Brazil is five times world champion and Spain only one time

      • http://www.facebook.com/oscar.fernandez.79462 Óscar Fernández

        Y no por eso es mejor

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDKQI5DC77UVSC3D2LIUXHJNFI You

    Some fans are really butt hurt.  The author obviously mentioned the results of the poll in the first  half of the article and then for the second half, they talked about who they thought had the best debut.  “The poll,of course, was an opportunity for you to voice your opinions and root for the rookies you adore. Now, however, is my turn to dish out some love and opinions.”  

  • http://siriithao.tumblr.com/ TS_Love1403

    Congratulations to the Nuest for winning the poll as well as other rookie groups who made it into the top5. I honestly think the fans who spent so much time and effort in voting are really dedicated.

    Now thank you Seoulbeats for a insightful article and review about B.A.P´s debut. I honestly agree that B.A.P´s debut was a stand out, and for me the well thought preparation done the time before they even debuted by TS ENT was really a good move. The marketing strategy they wen´t all out with B.A.P was also very unique, but at the end of the day it worked. I think B.A.P´s debut success has a lot of thanks to TS and the team behind B.A.P as well as the members dedication to do music.

    For other BABYs/Warriors, let´s not argue with other the other fandoms. Because It´s pointless, for us B.A.P are the best debut of this year. They´ll probably mean their group was the best debut, so arguing leads to no where.

    Let´s all take our time and sincerely thanks SB for giving B.A.P the attention they deserve and sharing their honest opinion. ^^

    • http://profiles.google.com/jcho49 J Cho

      Dedicated might not be the best word. The best wording would be geared more towards crazy fan girls or people that have gone ape shi…

  • minty_chip

    Honestly, I do not take these polls seriously because they get overrun with fangirls, not day to day seoulbeats readers. Even though the writers are biased, usually their picks for the winners are based on talent and I find their choices fair. I truly believe BAP had the best comeback because of how meticulous TS ent was and the talent of the boys in it.

    • AcadiasFire

      So true. I wasn’t even goin to vote but I wanted to put my 2 cents in lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=729154428 Chastina Li

    A few months ago I was pretty sure that EXO’s gonna be the best rookie of the year without doubt because they are SME group and their debut is pretty good. But recently the surge of recognition for BAP in Seoulbeats had be swaying in my stance, BAP might win the end of year rookie award 2012 this year. 

  • goldengluvsk2

    polls give you a reference but theyre not the ultimate truth… its a take it or leave it thing…  compared to EXO or even the Nu’est -that i fairly liked- the best debut for me was hands down B.A.P. Ts Ent. prepared everything nicely…

  • http://twitter.com/goody2x2shoes jesse

    I think its fair to say that BAP and JJ Project are the best rookies talent-wise. Its just ashame that JJ Project wasn’t given a better song.

    I’m a little disappointed with EXO actually. Of all the artists that SM has debut since SNSD (I was around when SNSD debuted), EXO is the least polished. They’re very underwhelming on stage. If they weren’t SM, I don’t think they would be getting the attention they have now.

    • http://twitter.com/IdaHedaaya Ida Hedaaya

      Me, thinking the opposite.
      If EXO weren’t from SM, I’m pretty sure they’d get more fans and less antis with their great individual and group talents.
      (Related to how much Anti-SM in Kpop World)

      I gotta admid that BAP’s debut (stage&performance) was the best, but it’s not that all.
      So, let’s see how far all those rookies will go….:)

  • http://1nspirit96.tumblr.com/ Mrs_KimSungGyu

    Not going to lie, Nue’st is such a questionable group to me. I know they’ve got themselves quite a bit of fans, but other than for the members and their personalities (which I’ve yet to be acquainted with), I don’t see anything spectacular from them. I thought their songs and vocals were quite average, with only their dancing as an outstanding point. 

    EXO, well I knew they’d do well because of their popularity and truthfully I don’t mind them since they work hard and their songs aren’t too bad. They’re lacking, but they aren’t poorly put together like a lot of other debut songs.

    B.A.P…still can’t seem to get into them. I don’t quite like their vocals–too common, but I LOVE the rapping, and that’s where I draw the line. Their songs could also use a bit of work. Not bad, but I have trouble trying to pinpoint exactly what it is they’re trying to be. They’re talented, but I can’t see them making an “impact” like say Big Bang has. 

    In terms of best debut, all three of these had pretty solid debuts. Some didn’t live up to their hype, but there’s no denying that each clearly hit the jackpot seeing all the fans they have now and all. 

    Still waiting for the remainder of the groups to debut this year so I can decide which is the best… but it appears it’s been the females doing it for me so far this time. Last year it was neither.

    I just re-read this and it appears that I’m favoring EXO, but I can assure you that I’m not. EXO and BAP are both up there for me right now but none has trumped the other yet.

  • CJux

    Someone still needs to explain how come NU’EST physical and digital sales pale compared to B.A.P., let alone EXO. 

  • muggle87

    b.a.p hit a homerun. i have been in kpop for long time now, 5 years and counting so I have seen a lot which makes it a bit hard for me to be impress these days… like sometimes I feel like some groups have a “been there, done that” vibe to them. Maybe it just me. 

    Anyhow, when b.a.p debut, I was really blown away by their amazing debut. They had so much energy on stage so full of power that I wonder if they had prior experience cause they were performing like they were doing a comeback not a debut. B.A.P may have come from small company but they really came into kpop scene with a BANG. TS really did a great job with B.A.P so far. After hearing goodbye, I am more than 100% certain that (in my opinion) they are 2012 rookie of the year. I hope to see more great things from B.A.P. I feel like this group is going to be a force to be reckoned with.

  • ArielLM13

    For those of you who are upset with the fact that the article was written about B.A.P think about it this way. Would you really want someone who doesn’t like a group to talk about it? I mean idk if the author does or does not like NU’EST but that doesn’t matter anyway. The point is that they didn’t think that NU’EST’s debut was the best, so how could they write about it being the best when the best is clearly something that can only be decided by personal opinion. The author very clearly has some B.A.P feels. Let them have them. If the article really bothers you that much, the dislike button is right up there.

  • onionviper

    hahahahah AHAHAHAHAHA AHAHAH babyz fighting!
    this is for you all learn that QUALITY IS NOT IN THE QUANTITY! 
    B.A.P all the way

  • http://twitter.com/pixelrena Nana ^.^

    The writer said NU’EST was mediocre -.-! On their winning article! wow -.-

    Seoulbeats is irrelevant and their writer is biased as F***

  • http://twitter.com/pixelrena Nana ^.^

    Since NU’EST was mediocre, i guess their fans are mediocre too.
    Then i guess Seoulbeats don’t need any LOVEs here. Fine good day then, and rename this site as BAP-Babies unite please.

    • http://twitter.com/littlegirlgray6 Rosa

       Please stop spamming the comments with your whining. It’s embarrassing.

      • http://www.facebook.com/oscar.fernandez.79462 Óscar Fernández

        This article is painful

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003329662409 Quynh Nhu Nguyen

      are you crazy??? 
      NU’EST wasn’t mediocre and their fan weren’t too. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/ch.bachtiar Camilia Bachtiar

    LOL not ONE girl group made the top 5 list. I really like all of them, the top 3 in particular and they all seemed promising but it you what turns me off fanwars and different fan groups arguing who should be 1st place. I do agree with some people that the article should be separate from the poll, the polls are the peoples opinion and what are the top positions are top positions, reality bites. Its also sad that people get turned off by a group due to the fans, seriously fans (from all fan bases) learn to be mature at times no spamming and don’t bag out the other groups and acknowledge their hard work. Taking kpop way to seriously is a turn off, fanwars is like watching supporters of two different NRL teams fight over nothing, pointless.
    I might just drop kpop altogether due to heated, conflicted fan bases which bag out other groups for ridiculous reasons.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDKQI5DC77UVSC3D2LIUXHJNFI You

      The poll was where the fans had their chance to voice their opinions which is the other article that was spammed with comments.  The comment section on that article was supposed to be where fans state why they love the group they voted for.  All there was on that article was fangirls going crazy and spamming like there is no tomorrow.  In this article the writer started by stating the result of the poll and acknowledged the the top 5 groups.  The second part of the article is where the writer chose the group who they felt had the best debut among the rookie groups of 2012.  It is separate from the poll. There are two separate articles.

      • http://profiles.google.com/ch.bachtiar Camilia Bachtiar

        LOL… ok I checked the comment section, that was some serious spamming going on LOL… I really do like all the groups but yes I do have preference over others, fangirls spamming might bother some and for others it might just be amusing XD (like for me). Probably next time there shouldn’t be a poll as it can potentially become a battlefield of who should be top, maybe next time ask the readers to post who they think had the best debut/comeback with structured reasonable answers. Polls are just in my books…

  • Ditu3ka

    I would also vote for B.A.P. They really made an impact on me with their image, Matoki series and both their songs I know :-))

  • http://twitter.com/erishanaka Jenna Giron

    Agree. Why would we, BABYs, bother to even spread this poll like wildfire? I only saw this link literally four times on my dash for the past week. B.A.P. were too busy killing their fans at Sunway Lagoon, doing Malaysian showcase, Jongup stripping, Baby sung by JusDae Youngber ft. LudaChan, live performance of What the Hell, Release of Goodbye and announcement of signed albums, more of Matoki goodness and spreading Youngjae appreciation day. And no, it’s still hasn’t stop yet because we’re waiting for a comeback and TS is being a troll for not releasing any news, teaser pictures and any heads up on what’ll happen this July 19.

    Doesn’t help when fans themselves remind everyone that it’s just an UNOFFICIAL poll and it’s not like B.A.P. will get a cookie or something.

    PS. Backtrack the comments on the poll section. For the first three or two pages, before it got spammed with comments, read the comments and I assure you, B.A.P. won according to regular seoulbeat readers. SPICA is seoulbeat’s favorite rookies but the poll was talking about debut and readers admitted B.A.P.’s Warrior was better at grabbing attention than SPICA’s Potently.

    And no, I don’t believe none of this rookies have an army of 100,000 fangirls. This is Kpop, home of spams.

    • Khaddie

      If the poll had been just SeoulBeats regulars I’m fairly certain it would have been BAP that won, with Spica somewhere in the top 3.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36AXZ4OH33WQL3AV5OM2VL7SRY Angel

    I hate polls, fangirls always take things like that TOO serious! whatsever…thanks for writing this & I agree with you. I’m not a big fan of the new rookies this year but I think B.A.P are the best this year next to BtoB…(everyone always forget them ’cause they are a ballad group)

  • intheshort

    I voted for BAP and was surprised to see that they didn’t win.

    I’m not putting down the other groups (congrats to Nu’est and Face!) but I do believe that BAP had a great debut. 

    Now, let’s not get butthurt and just enjoy the music. 

  • jakemanroe

    I’m really impressed with this year’s crop of rookie groups. They are truly talented & each has its own charms. But out of the lot, I would give B.A.P my vote. I may not fully agree with the writer’s analysis but I won’t get into that. What I would like to share is why B.A.P is deserving of the title. And my argument is that if K-pop is to survive as a whole (let’s not speak of growing), we need more groups like B.A.P. The K-pop scene is just getting too saturated with the same old same that leave fans tired, bored & thirsting for something fresh & new. Every debuting group has some of the same qualities though in different measures, which I might add, is subjective – fantastic look (check), great vocals (check), great dancing (check), commercial appeal (check), nice music (check). What I find lacking – originality, courage, passion, and identity. Then B.A.P popped out of nowhere & got me excited & interested in K-pop again, and not because they are the best in vocals, dance, or looks among idol groups. B.A.P fired up my passion because I found in them the very qualities that I mentioned as lacking among idol groups. They literally broke the mold of what one would expect of an idol group. Firstly, they’ve the courage to be different & took the less traveled path by ditching the flower boy concept altogether. They are all good looking but in their debut MV, the focus is on their song, performance & central theme. It’s apparent that they took drastic steps to de-emphasize their looks. In terms of music & choreography, it’s message-centered rather than commercial-driven. The message they are driving home is so loud that it cannot escape one’s notice. Even if you don’t understand the language, the choreography is enough to bring it across. Secondly, passion, involvement & identity. B.A.P’s music & choreography is not created for them, but rather derived from them. They are not handed a script and told to act it out. They are the script. The music is their music. This is why they don’t perform like other rookies. This is why they are so confident & passionate in their performances. This is also why they are so natural & unique. As someone puts it, they have found their sound. This is something even senior artistes struggle to achieve & hope to discover, that B.A.P so marvelously & effortlessly displays and in its debut no less. This group is ready to charter into new territories when even established artists would think twice of doing so. Their latest release, “Goodbye,” is a good example of their readiness to explore new sound & music. Thirdly, this group has one of the best idol group leaders, who not only raps & composes, but manages to knit the diverse members into a single entity with one heart, mind & soul. In fact, the individual personality of each member is so strong & glaring that they had to resort to dyeing all their hair platinum blonde in order to tone it down for their audience during their debut. It would take a great leader to manage & lead people with such strong personalities and it speaks volumes for Leader Bang’s leadership ability. There are many more things that could be said why B.A.P is more than deserving of best idol group rookie of the year but I’m sure the above are more than adequate. If you are a true K-pop fans, you better hope there’s more group like B.A.P to help write the next chapter of K-pop history. In ending, the other group that should enjoy this title with B.A.P would be Busker Busker.

    • zweiosterei

      It isn’t clear to me. Do you like B.A.P. or you don’t? 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3A5VXTZXZOEH62VXL4FJ7AT7Q Xinran

        isn’t the opinion obviously positive? Jakemanroe basically listed out all things good about the group although some parts are a little exaggerated ( ‘moral directions’ & ‘they are the script’ lol ). The lack of spazzing does not make the comment any less positive u noe…

        • zweiosterei

          Relax, it was just a facetious remark. Sometimes humor doesn’t translate well through the internet I guess. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/kpop.sugar Kpop Sugar

      I completly understand you. xD

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FZV4MZXT745BSXYDUQ5QTAF6CQ Vivian

    EXOtic here but I agree that B.A.P. had the best debut. The song, the energy, the stage presence. Not to forget that they are crazy, fun-loving people too :D 

  • GreyLeaves

    In before, the comment section gets littered with pseudo-intellectual pretentious shit or just mindless spam. Cultish fans need to stop drinking the koolaid. And seriously, cut the writers some slack just because they’re not fapping to your idol groups.

    Honestly, I think it was B.A.P., for female groups probably SPICA and Hello Venus (I like these groups). I did like She’z and crayon pop though. I wasn’t impressed by EXO, I liked EXO-M more. Don’t really care for VIXX, Ajax or JJ project. I don’t really know much about NU’EST except for ren.

    • http://www.michelle-chin.com/ Michelle Chin

      I agree with your take on the comments section. It was just horrendous. For a split moment, seoulbeats just looked like allkpop. T_T

  • k_db

    did Vixx really participate in a reality show called Mydol? As in… the thing women take to so their periods dont suck so bad?

    • http://www.facebook.com/tunmi Turayo Tijani

      lmao mydol oh that just made my day, thank you

  • 젤로

    I honestly think B.A.P are the best rookies too. uwu I was rooting for them! Congrats my angels! <3

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BD22F53Y3MI2TFHGZQ7RKAEIEU apple

    haha funny how fans didn’t expect this… From the poll itself, it has B.A.P as the article’s MAIN image.. (the way it did here again.)

    no need for polls nor comments from fans. B.A.P already prove their worth and they are not done yet..

    B.A.P is the Best KPOP GROUP in my opinion hehe ♥

  • Mir◕‿◕Usako

    Yes Sir!

  • moonstar89

    oh yes…:)..proud baby here

  • Desi Toutai

    MY BABYS!!!!!!!!!!!! ….even tho i’m the BABY…..but whatever….. WE GOT THE POWAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

  • Mira5011

    so proud of B.A.P!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/WGfever Archie

    I have a good feeling about NU’EST. I think they will make it. I have the same feeling with BEAST and Teen Top a few years ago.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DGGRHMX4K45XP5SCKSC44E6JUY Sophia

    You should’ve separated this into 2 articles. You’re setting the start for another fan war -_- 

  • Parichat Suwanyotee

    L.O.Λ.E.is not only 1 or 2 country but you can see love all around the worldSo, we are big family for support NU’EST forever
    Go to NO.1 my guy
    THANKS FOR YOUR VOTE L.O.Λ.E. (from L.O.Λ.E. in Thailand)

  • http://twitter.com/pixelrena Nana ^.^

    The only people commenting in comment sections are Babys.

    Didn’t see any EXO fans celebrating EXO. Cept for that 1 guy spamming Nu’estNu’estNu’est, other nu’est fans don’t give a shit anymore about this site, good going seoulbeats.

    Your site is already irrelevant as it is. Call us butthurts, but you WILL NEVER see Exo fans or Nu’est fans again. (at least in allkpop the past 3 months, a Nu’est biased writer was just recently hired who write all the Nu’est biased activities, even reporting Nu’est birthday when they didn’t even report EXO’s birthday). Though i do see writers who are EXO fans and BAP fans too, but good to know they hired Nu’est fans among their writers in allkpop.

    Everyone is making fun of allkpop, but i felt it’s improve compared to last time, But this site is turning shit like the shit allkpop was once were. Biased as F***, irrelevant, troll like, waste of time. (and only 4 pages comments is really pitiful to what could have been an article with most comments from exo, nu’est and other rookies fans).

    • http://twitter.com/Sophstravels Sophia

      Why so hostile? You’ve had an opportunity to have your say, have your vote but your angry because the writer didn’t agree with the outcome of the vote? Eh? 

      Your point about allkpop is not really vaild, seoulbeats is not a factual news site, nor has it ever claimed to be – the writers, talk about topics in kpop and give us their opinion, thats what seoulbeats does!
      You may think i’m only saying this because i’m a B.A.P fan, but actually i come here because of the healthy debates and interesting discussions – do i always agree with it? Hell no,  the abuse that Super Junior receives at the hands of these writers sometimes drives this ELF crazy, but i get that others have different points of view than me and sometimes i even agree (be it reluctantly). My point is – i think your comment is stupid, lol. Leave Seoulbeats alone, oh and don’t speak for all EXO fans cos i’m one and i will become to this site as i’ve always thank you very much. 

    • http://twitter.com/littlegirlgray6 Rosa

      I’m pretty sure 99.9% of those spamming EXO, BAP, and NU’EST fans will not be coming back to SB, which I’ll be thankful for. Crazy, easily BUTTHURT, fans willing to waste hours of their lives on a poll for results that will never be seen by the group they are devoted to will clearly not be able to contribute the coherent and logical discussion that SB promotes.

      You keep coming back here with your hateful and hostile speech, if you find SB so irrelevant and “biased,” than the close button is right there for you. The rest of your spamming friends are waiting.

    • Khaddie

      If SeoulBeats started reporting birthdays I would disown the website.

      And I would rather have four pages of well thought out comments that all deserve comments of the week than comments that demonstrated someone’s copying and pasting skills.

    • noiha

      … um? 

  • http://twitter.com/pixelrena Nana ^.^

    Is seoulbeats only consists of only 1 writer? Please don’t use “we” when there’s only 1 writer, it’s very odd. Or all the 2-3 writers are all Baby’s thus declaring this? (this is what happens when they don’t have diversity of interest among writers).

    • Grace Ecarg

      it’s a loooooot of writers

  • http://twitter.com/Sophstravels Sophia

    I completely agree with the writer here, including for the first time ever having interests in Rookies. I’ve been following K-pop since 2008 and i’ve NEVER been interested in rookie groups debut before. 
    I’m a massive B.A.P fan and that in itself is amazing to me, because i just don’t usually notice anyone until they are more established, they came and conquered my heart completely with their in your face attitude and demand of your attention! 
    But this year has been amazing for rookies, SPICA (discovered due to seoulbeats), EXO and of course B.A.P really stand out, & its not over yet – YGs new girl group are promised to make a impact!

  • flaminggo1408

    as much as I love other seoulbeats articles, I found that this article is actually very amateurishly written. I felt like reading one of the biased moaning-fangirling comment in the polling article.

    as much as I love B.A.P, I think EXO, VIXX, JJ Project and Nu’est has their own strong points. and probably you should review them all and let your readers digest it, not throwing your love  BAP in their face.

    and write this comment (I refuse to call this an article) after the polling..? really, Nabeela?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3A5VXTZXZOEH62VXL4FJ7AT7Q Xinran

      erm…this author is known for her spazzy fangirly articles :o

    • Yumna Fawzi Aydiyah

       LOL she writes too much BAP when the winner is not BAP. no offense.

    • Grace Ecarg

      the author is just giving her two cents on who she thinks have the best debut

    • GreyLeaves

       This is not the huffington post. The author has the right to write what suits her fancy.
      It’s just kpop. Don’t take pop music so seriously. Jeez.:)

  • jakemanroe

    Please don’t attack the writer. If you disagree with her, don’t just stop there. Give your reasons why your preferred group deserves the title. Isn’t this why we have a comment section here? As much as it may seem rude for the writer to show her support for B.A.P, there’s nothing to stop you from changing readers’mind with your own constructive & informed comments. In fact, if you don’t it may imply that the writer is justified in her choice.

  • http://twitter.com/asukal105 Anna Cecilia Tria

    I think every point you made can be applied to Block B, except for the Matoki concept. I know that Block B debuted over a year ago but it was just something I thought was worth mentioning.

  • http://twitter.com/Dorothypham95 Levy

    You know, this poll doesn’t mean anything, it doesn’t give the most accurate figure of the group
    I like BtoB because they sing really well, I Love B.A.P because they are Unique :)))

  • http://twitter.com/shineebyunbyun Byunnie

    *A big applause to you*
    Even though im a BABY,i didnt think i could point all of those things u said about B.A.P,im proud of them ;A; they srsly dont just make me drown into their fierce unique imgs n music but even make me think about the massages they’ve always wanted to give to listeners-about life and everything happen around us,it can be confusing but once understood,heck they were so deep,they pratically made me not only love them as a Kpop idol but admire them for sharing those feelings i’ve never been through ;A; a person said to me “Listen to B.A.P’s songs is nothing w/o understanding the lyrics”,well,its true for me :) they lit my life up.
    Those top 5 rookies do deserve the loves,so do B.A.P -^^- fighting Six bunnies of Mato planet and others!!!:D

  • Yumna Fawzi Aydiyah

    i appreciate your hard work on creating this poll. congrats to all winners. but i think you guys should really limit one IP one vote or this poll means nothing..

  • mybiasbeatsyourbias

    Considering this is an opinion blog I wouldn’t suspect a sense of journalistic professionalism in comparision to Rolling Stones. To who by the way did a terrible editorial on Kpop. So Seoulbeats holds better than the more well-known mag sites.

    Other than that this article largely focus on B.A.P but it maybe a mistake on the author but not entirely. Rookies this year thus far has been the least impressive batch in recent kpop years. Compare to 2009-10 there’s been a dramatic fall in quality of rookie groups but not quantity.

    Like the author the only real group that seems consistent in kpop at this moment is B.A.P. In fact they’re working on a new mini album. A follow up to Power and it will brand spanking new tracks. B.A.P has been aggressively attacking the Kpop sphere and its working.

    No one can deny this group attention. But is it really worth it? I feel the author did a good job to support that argument. For the rookies group mention before. I feel hasn’t been keeping up and continue to release random singles with very poor timing.

    In conclusion B.A.P is the top rookie of 2012 for males. For females its gotta be Spica. But Cho PD is ready to unleash his female group Evol. Like B.A.P they have a progressive rock sound mixed with hip hop beats. But just as equally as aggressive and not so rudimentary compare to other idol labels who try to tackle the fusion of nu metal into kpop.

    I really like nu metal in kpop. Its bringing in new concepts (although nu metal is from the 90’s) for idol bands who do not want to do electronic pop anymore. This concepts works best when its only tag to a few groups. The issue with kpop if on idol groups starts a trend. The rest will follow either doing a more improve version or a lessor form. Competition is healthy but trending is not.

  • Grace Ecarg

    I like this article cause it pissed off at least one fan.

  • http://twitter.com/jelly_seulmin jelly_seulmin

    what. it’s just a matter of opinion. it’s kinda funny for those crazy fans who came here and bashed the author because they themselves just freaking won this poll but can’t get over the fact that here BAP chosen as best debut by the author? seriously, kids. 

  • http://twitter.com/jelly_seulmin jelly_seulmin

    okay some of us do really concern about these polls. but did we ever say that our fandom is less spazzy and more rational? we still spazz all the time on twitter, tumblr, facebook, fansites, etc. it’s just that the baby up there thinks that these poll doesn’t really reflect the true so he/she doesn’t really into this whole voting thing. don’t over-judging it. it’s a matter of opinion. get over it, kids. 

  • MoontosUp

    Even EYK doesn’t count spam comments as votes so I really don’t understand what those crazy fans were trying to prove other than embarrassing their own fandom.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BD22F53Y3MI2TFHGZQ7RKAEIEU apple

      Haha count me (BABY chilling XDD)

  • MoontosUp

    I can’t decide what’s more embarrassing: this fangirly article or that one butthurt fan who keeps embarrassing herself by constantly spewing hate on the comment section. 

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m a BABY and I also think that B.A.P deserves to win the title of “Best Rookie” but this “article” is no different from the comments that I see from other BABYz who are confessing their love for B.A.P. The author is praising B.A.P to no end while completely failing to provide criticism. Constructive criticism of course.. like what B.A.P could do in the future to improve themselves. Something. Anything. 

    I wish this article was a bit more objective and insightful. Every single point that I read here has been brought up by BABYz countless times. I wish the author could add something new.

    Anyway, I’m still happy for B.A.P and BABYz.. and congrats to Exo and Nu’est too.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDKQI5DC77UVSC3D2LIUXHJNFI You

      It’s the author’s opinion.  “The poll,of course, was an opportunity for you to voice your opinions and root for the rookies you adore. Now, however, is my turn to dish out some love and opinions. With that said, I have personally selected one rookie group whom I consider to have had the best debut for the first half of 2012.”  The poll article was where people where the fans were supposed to provide their own criticism and opinions of each group whether it’s constructive or not.  Again, the author provided the results of the poll in the first part of this article and for the second she stated who she thinks is the best rookie so far and why.  After so many people were fangirling and spamming in the other article, the author is saying it’s her turn to fangirl as well.

    • http://twitter.com/lillian23910 Sharon

      Honestly Im more of a NU’ESt fan but the only negative thing I can bring up about B.A.P is that their two promotional songs may be a bit similar. That’s it. Oh and maybe the spray dance was silly…..but that’s all i can think about. Maybe the space concept was silly? But ties in quite nicely by introducing the bunnies. 

      Fanclub name could be better. That’s honestly all I have to say about the negatives bc it seems a bit nitpicking anyways. Their material is right up there with the already established groups, with them beating out quite a few of them. 

      Probably the best debut in kpop history. 

  • http://twitter.com/perryc17 Perry Carlisle

    dear writer…i love you. sincerely, a bap fan 
    yeah journalistic objectivity blah blah blah. whatever. this is seoulbeats. i love your commentary, and i love that you put yourself out there and put your stake in bap. respect. 

  • Stephanie Wang

    Ohoh, right, these rookie boy bands have been really popular.

    And I really just can’t get into any of them.

    I’m not against rookies; I love finding gems! I’ve tried Nu’est’s FACE and Block B’s Nanrina (they’re not quite new though) and B.A.P.’s Warrior. While I didn’t dislike any of them, I wasn’t impressed at all and sat there dumbly staring at the screen. Honestly, I was just watching Warrior and by 2:30 I found myself wanting it to end. Just… ugh… they try really hard. But. No….

  • noiha

    best debut? one word: ailee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ruka.takanori Joonivi Ruka Takanori

    Rumor has it, L.O./.E did you hack the poll system?
    The neck to neck vites was originally between EXO and B.A.P. Suddenly, B.A.P’s dropped very drastically, while nu’est raised very drastically. Suspicious. I didnt say it’s true though.
    I’m glad author-nim chose b.a.p, though. :)

  • piggy68gal

    Geez. It’s just a poll and the above is just the writer’s opinion. What’s there to get worked up about.

    Anyway, the best debut for me is definitely SPICA. Great vocals and passion (esp. Kim Boa) on stage, with 2 solid songs too. (:

  • Supong Cassier

    yep, B.A.P is the Best, Absolute and Perfectthey’ re got talents, the voices are so strong, the dances are really nice, the style is perfect
    all members in group were very young
    the wonderful !
    I love them and believe in them so much…

    B.A.P jjang, B.A.P hwaiting !!!!!!!

  • Sammy Yun

    @ Joonivi Ruka Takanori: why L.O.Λ.Es not Exotics? I copied to compare the votes hours by hours, days by days until it ended! At first, Exotics won, not L.O.Λ.Es! It is good to “idolize” your idol but do you need to bring others down? 

    Maybe this time, Nu’est wins. But next time can be different, right?

    Besides, the entire writing is mostly about B.A.P already =.=

  • noiha

    fun trivia: this article is referred in some k-sites

    idk if this’s happened before, but it’s the first time i found seoulbeats article referred in k-news bits. the screen caps and the article is kinda… mismatched? hehe. xD

  • http://twitter.com/erishanaka Jenna Giron

    No Mercy.

    That is all ;)

    • http://twitter.com/Sophstravels Sophia

      Enough said!

  • http://www.facebook.com/oscar.fernandez.79462 Óscar Fernández

    Hello? I do not win B.A.P…

  • SamiSwanSion

    I ADORE VIXX! For reasons! I’m sorry B.A.P. but I only like three of your members, don’t want to be called a BABY and POWER RANGERS is just too low brow writing for me to keep you at the top of my list. EXO you rock, but I can’t handle the popular kid in school flashbacks, I get when I look at you. And JJ, ooooh JJ! Scores of fan fiction are written every time you “shake it, shake it, for me” (you know the part), but all in all the song your title song is too mash-up-y but your live performances are second to none. And Nu’est…um…do you like B2ST and Amber from f(x)? We can be friends I guess. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nonkimono.Amai Mika Amai

    I love you, who ever wrote this~!

    You’re a baby too~ B.A.P is really amazing. There’s nothing you can hate about them. And from members to the dance steps to the mv to the lyrics is really different from the others~.
    I wish other kpop fans would take a few minutes and see their songs.

  • http://twitter.com/phannan Ana Hannah Ph**

    For me, I’d say JJ Project

  • http://twitter.com/trulyyoursabby ♦♣ CHAEDIVA ♠♥

    I read the whole thing but too much praise for BAP LOOOL. Yeah they impressed me but i don’t want so called BEST ABSOLUTE “PERFECT” group coz i want a group who’s a continuously strives to improve, working hard reaching the top, i won’t be surprised if y’all be disappointed with BAP in the future and get tired of their “STRONG IMAGE” like WOOORIOR~ WOO! Insert bunny here, whistle here, stomping there… just naming all of it makes me cringe. Yeah they are hard working they’re involved in their music and so does the groups in KPOP. There’s no such thing as PERFECT so i’d rather stan a group who’s ever-evolving, not so perfect yet strive to give their best in every stage. I feel like they’re a group that will soon people gonna get tired of, because i did. They captured my attention with Warrior, downloaded the MV, played the song on my phone several times but then after No Mercy they turned out too repetitive for me already. You can suggest more of their songs (slow songs and stuff) but still, i want MVs/Performances just so i could absorb the uberly praised “MUSIC” they got. I just can’t get into them after the 3rd comeback song i feel like they try so hard, cmon take it slow there are still many years to come you can upgrade your music to something fresh don’t spill everything into our faces all at once this year.

    You didn’t even include Ailee who really made a STRONG IMPACT on her debut single as well as Busker Busker those two are the BEST ROOKIES for me, less noise, less hype but HUGE IMPACT. I like NU’EST and EXO though only like them because of their visuals and pretty boys hahaha but still i don’t think they deserve the title, they’re just cuties to me, only Ailee and Busker Busker made it for me.

    • http://twitter.com/erishanaka Jenna Giron

      hmm, you have a point in there and i could totally understand about what you feel about B.A.P. :) but i guess it’s exactly like it? I really don’t know how to say this, and I’ll probably sound biased because I stan this rookie like crazy, but the thing why B.A.P. is coming back in such short spans of break is because they can’t afford to ‘laze around’ (on hiatus) with top tier groups making their comebacks left and right and more rookies sprouting like mushrooms on a damp day.

      EXO can afford that because they’re from SM, a company with crazy marketing powers. I mean, EXO are the only rookies showered with big cf deals like they’re there for a very long time.
      but B.A.P…. B.A.P. is from TS ent., a relatively small company. they don’t have that much connections. so what better way to promote the boys while at the same time improving as performers? release single after single and now, a mini. If they can’t appear on billboards and magazines and cf’s, they’ll do this on music shows.

      am i defending them? probably. am i butthurt? no. do i want your opinion on them to change? no. i’ll leave you to that. this post is just to tell you why, in my opinion about B.A.P. :)

      but thank you for noticing them. I’m always happy for people giving concern to B.A.P., whether for praise to critic. It helps the group grow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kpop.sugar Kpop Sugar

    I never saw a group like B.A.P before, they’re quite unique, the best debut this year. Pretty epic.
    JJ Project was so fun, I really enjoyed them. First debut of a duo I saw.
    Nu’est was ok.
    They built too much hype on Exo, and was actually a boring debut, in my opinion, it’s like SM is using their boyband formula all over again, and if they weren’t from SM and had the support of other SM stars, they probaly would be a big flop. Those screams in the midle of song are so awkward sang by them. They have this clean image and even so they pretend to scream like rockers and pretend to rap. Weird…
    Poor BtoB.
    A-jax still trying, I like their latest song “Hot game”.

  • http://twitter.com/JZseoin96 Julie Zhao

    yes, BAP would be a wise decision :)

    they really deserve it.
    (and how is Nuest neck to neck in votes with Exo? That makes absolutely no sense…unless someone tampered with the system…)

  • http://twitter.com/coldMN1 coldMN

    from my view…B.A.P one of the best debut i have seen…amazing…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/liahonafloresofficial Lee Ah Yeon

    NU’EST EXO! Hwaiting!!!!! :))) <3

  • http://twitter.com/carmmeny Carmenny

    that’s your point of view, votes tells everything and Nu’est wins that’s  all !!! ^____^

  • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    B.A.P. is honestly not a rookie group to me. I mean, I suppose they are, but their charisma, maturity, and the quality of their music is all as good or better than a lot of senior groups. 

  • dri12

    My God, why do you people get so pissy???
    Butt hurt is the perfect word to describe some of you.(Yeah, I mean you AshBradford)
    The whole point is that it’s biased. Maybe if you would stop complaining
    and actually read the article, you would see that the writer wanted
    to speak their mind about who they liked best. Just because your perfect
    little Oppas weren’t mentioned doesn’t mean you gotta go crazy hating on everyone.
    P. S. I am a huge Exo and B.A.P. fan. XP
    All I have left to say is who passed out the haterade?

  • Gouri Krishnan

    lol i don’t see nu’est anywhere now………..(except ren’s amazing face still topping the genderbending section) ^_~