• http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

    Jack of all trades, master of nothing.

    Seriously, I said this before and it still is true for me: if they lose the dance aspects and focus on the band aspect, I could see myself becoming a fan. 

  • CJux

    Do they even play any instrument? I mean, do they play the songs the sing or just pretend? 

    I still don’t understand the concept of this group.

    • thedutchesse

      They actually play instruments, in some of the previous Elvis lives they went with the instruments a la FT Island, I suspect they’ll do the same with this one.

      • CJux

        Well, they weren’t really ‘playing’ in those lives, just pretending to. But I have to say, the drummer at least, looked convincing. Though I know FT Island and CN Blue also pretend to play in TV shows, so I guess I’ll just wait for a fancam of their first real concert to see.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wellington-Henrique/100002130636683 Wellington Henrique

          They did play live on they showcase.

          • CJux

            I see now. The drummer is clearly authentic, but I can hardly hear the guitar riffs. It’s clear the background music was edited to cover the inexperience of some of the girls (perhaps they’re still learning?), but I can believe now the band part of the group’s concept is not supposed to be fake.

          • http://twitter.com/Tea2Tu B.TNuffin.

             I think Yuna(keyboard) and Y(drums) are the most experienced. Yuna’s played since young and Y was in a band called Sponge Band. Mina(bass) is prop. still learning. She said she only learnt 2 years or so ago. With time, hopefully they will improve.

        • severely

           It’s hard for them to be able to play live on music shows, because music shows don’t want to go to all the hassle of setting the sound system up for the band to sound right, especially considering it’d be for one, maybe two, songs and there are very few bands that actually perform on the shows.

          It’s a pity, because it gives the impression that they don’t know how to play instruments.

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

    i can totally hear what you’re talking about indecisiveness in the song. it’s all over the place, and the rap in the middle is incredibly off. The only thing I liked was the girls dressed as Heroines from popular movies…that’s it. 

  • severely

    The problem I have with the dance/band combination is that the band has to be capable of selling the entire song when they’re performing by themselves. What that ends up meaning: those are the only five relevant members. The others are literally only there to dance. You see that the only members with lines that they sing all by themselves are the members in the band. The visuals/dancers are literally backup, but even when they aren’t there, you really don’t notice them missing.

    It wouldn’t be so bad if they had some hella fun dances that people would want to copy (ala Gangnam Style’s horse dance, KARA’s butt dance, SNSD’s… every dance). But their dancing is obviously not a strong point either. To me, it’s always been … okay, but a little awkward? I thought their dance to Elvis was a bit off, anyway. And while this is an improvement, it’s not out there enough to be really captivating either.

    I don’t like saying, “Axe these guys!” because they obviously worked very hard to get to where they’re at. But maybe they’d be more suited to acting or modeling or something. They obviously aren’t improving AOA as a whole.

    That being said, I rather like AOA, but with how they are right now, I would never become a die-hard fan the way I am for FTIsland. (Always a Primadonna! <3) I actually had the same sentiment as the author: With how completely awesome FTIsland is, I had really high expectations for AOA. Right now, they're really just jacks of all trades, masters of none. And while that will likely be enough to survive in the scene, it's not enough to entice me to do more than give a passing listen to each of their releases before moving onto the next group.

  • leslie7622

    i actually enjoyed aoa elvis. it was addicting, i loved jimins rap, the dance was a but weird. the concept was okay and not really offputting. yeah i do wish that if they wanted a band/dance group they should include all of them in the band group. meaning all of them should be able to play instruments. but every group needs a visual and sadly noone in the band version quite fits the bill. they’re pretty but not outstandingly so like seoulhyun and hyejeong. aside from looks every one exclusively in the dance group is irrelevant although hyejeong has a pretty decent voice.

    get out was a downgrade for me. the parts did not transition poperly. the bridge and jimins rap felt out of place. The cosplay also felt out of place. And its not at all addicting. When I see them, I still hear Elvis.

    • Miyuki

      this. so much.

    • http://twitter.com/Tea2Tu B.TNuffin.

       I think the maknae, could give both her Seolhyun and Hyejeong a run for their money hehe. She is quite pretty and cute, her rapping is on pair with Mina,if not better and she is considered the dancer of the group and her voice is quite good too.

  • http://twitter.com/catEYEx3 Clairi

    I really like AOA. There songs are catchy. But I have noticed some girls stand out a lot more than others. Jimin, the rapper, is fierce and has great stage presence; Y, the drummer, is talented and very unique from other girls in Kpop (she’s the only girl who doesn’t dance) – but I’ve followed them closely since they released the MV for Elvis and I can’t name any other girls. That’s the major flaw for me. I’m excited for this promotional round though because they’ll be switching between the band & dancers every week!

  • http://twitter.com/Tea2Tu B.TNuffin.

    Maybe not at first, but now I like the idea of intergrating both a dance and band group, hence AOA Black and AOA White. In the future it allows FNC to experiment with the groups.

    Debut song: mediocre lyrics and catchy beat= hit on korea? I guess not haha.
    honestly, I thought it was a recipe for a hit. Personally, I just thought it was so catchy, although Choa basically sang the whole song, with Yuna trailing behind & Jimin with her rapping and “singing”. At least Chanmi and Mina got to rap a bit too.
    Get Out: vocally it does them more justice, at least compared to Elvis. They have potential, expecially the vocalist Choa, Yuna, even Hyeoyeon and Mina. Jimin worked on her rapping which is really good.

    AOA Black: the back bone of this group atm. Since the 2 strongest vocalist & and  2/3 rapper are part of the band.
    AOA white: although I adore this dance group AOA Black could subsitute their one or two lines.
     Although I am excited to see more of Chanmi, since she is considered the lead dancer?

    As a whole,  AOA lacks vocally and line distribution needs work. Even with Choa’s powerful voice. I like that they have 3 rappers in the group, but they only really have 2 solid singers and 2-3 sub-vocalist?

  • https://twitter.com/boice_aya Aya Jung

    The first time I heard the teaser for Get Out I was actually pleased. I liked how the beats were more audible and more “band-like” as well as the vocals. Choa really is showing her amazing vocals. But after hearing the whole song, I’m kind of torn. I know I liked this song better than Elvis maybe just because I really really like the chorus part. It sounded better compared to Elvis in my opinion. But the transition from the verses to that pre-chorus, it was just weird. I felt like I suddenly switched to another song. 

    “It seems like that segment was included just to give the group an excuse to take part in the butt-dance craze…” Yes, I also didn’t like the butt-dance. I just think it was unnecessary. But then again, they maybe seeing this as some sort of selling point. I’m not really sure. 

    This two unit in one group is turning out to be really confusing. I am more interested in the band and yes I think that they could actually survive in their own with the proper training if given more focus. But then FNC is too stubborn and ambitious. We’ll just see how this will turn out for them. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513439726 Sharon Overlord

    100% agree with you. Their songs are very forgettable, but I do like ELVIS’s beats. Just that the amount of repetition detracts from it being different. Scrap the dancing group and just give me the band. The band seems to be good. 

  • destinyanglin

    I really like this song.
    I can see some of your points though.

    My biggest problem would be the videos breakupn of the dancers and the band but i love how they blend the two in the music