• http://twitter.com/analijev ajelvez

    I like SNSD but definitely Shoujo Jidai makes me wanna spend my money

  • http://twitter.com/moe6141 Master chief

    …this song is just wtf?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucaswoodstock Lucas Oliveira Dantas

    i still think the song is weird but i’m growing fonder of it.

    i totally agree with you about the choreography and this has been a thing with all of their japanese singles.

    “mr. taxi” also has this disjointed feel sometimes and “paparazzi” looked like a shitty mess when i first saw it. both grew on me, especially when i saw the live performances.this is rather interesting because it shows a different thinking for them on their japanese works.

  • http://canadianej.tumblr.com/ Necomimi

    I liked it :)

  • Gaya_SB

    I’m loving the chorus more than the verses. I’ve even taken to using the “Flower~” move to make my way to various rooms in my household. K/J-pop, fun times.

  • itsmysunshine

    Oh dear the pronunciation.. :| And the choreography.. SNSD can do better than this and Paparazzi mess.

    I love love love the club set, but the airport suits are really.. meh to me, maybe because I love RDR concept so much. Still not liking the song, though. But maybe it will grow on me, like what Mr.Taxi did.

  • http://twitter.com/veria10 Veria

    I didn’t mind the song overall – it’s not too bad but I probably won’t listen to it on repeat. The main thing I hated about this MV was the total contrast between the hostess outfits and white set and the nightclub one. I loved the nightclub feel but then my screen went white and I just sat there blinking at the sudden brightness, thinking oh dear what have they done.
    Also, I really didn’t like the choreo and I think it’s more SNSD’s execution which ruined it for me. Honestly, I don’t care much about dancing and I don’t know much about it, but here…  even fore me it just looks sloppy and a mess. I though Paparazzi was bad but this was even worse. I hope they clean up their dancing for their next comeback, or at least get some better choreo.

    • Gaya_SB

      I think the formations and the transitions between them were the weak points of the choreography. I hope they get decent chore for their next release, too–their dances for the first album singles were so on point.

  • BVMR

    im not really fond of the song, itll probably grow on me just like Paparazzi did. But the choreo was a hot mess i really hate it :’( i just became a fan thanks to Time Machine, a kinda hardcore one thanks to All My Love is for You. But this, dear SNSD, please dont.. :(

  • Miyuki

    The first time I heard this song, I knew I would love it, and I knew everyone else would hate it. The song is definitely weird. The transitions are sudden, the genre is not defined (it has pop, rap, techno, etc), and the choreography is different from what we’re used to. But honestly, this is exactly why I like it. I found that the verses were a breath of fresh air from all the same-old same-old dance moves and songs, but the chorus was still catchy enough to repeat. 

    I will say though that they’re not in sync at all–particularly when the girls are turning around and putting hands on each others’ shoulders, Jessica’s and Tiffany’s hand movements are so off sync that you forgot they’re supposed to match. They needed more practice for this song; it was rushed.

    BUT that being said, I really *really* love the song. I was iffy about the fast talking, but now I love it (besides the “Do you wanna be my lover?” because English accents sound weird in Japanese songs, imo). I’d personally give it a 3.5/5 (-1.5 for bad execution and the super white versus super black MV. MY EYES.)

  • Harliyana Mohd Hanif

    Flower Power is a mess. It’s like a sum of so many different parts and the PV further punctuates it’s messiness. Their choreography is the very definition of girls lost in the woods, execution is in another word, ‘a mess’. It seems over-used, the word ‘messy’ but it describes the whole thing perfectly. But hey, it’s SNSD, people will buy it nonetheless. 

    If a mess like this deserves such a review from SB, I wonder why they don’t review half of other Japanese releases by kpop artists who have much better songs, PV and execution.

  • http://twitter.com/Plutonium22 Plutonium

    I think KPOP is declining in Japan. Recent releases are not as good as they were before. Even the Japanese phenomenon KARA wasn’t able to gain much noise in their most recent release. Just me saying. If SNSD and KARA are experiencing this decline, what more the not so popular groups who are also trying to promote in Japan?

  • hapacalgirl

    The song isn’t that bad, in fact none of their japanese stuff has been bad and shows the maturity I wish they would display in korea.  The dancing however is very distracting because its such a mess which has been a problem for them in the past year or so.  I think these girls desperately need rest.  Its obvious they are so busy that they rarely have time to even practice and it shows.  

  • Elizabeth

    i liked Flower Power as a song and the music video was well kinda okay and meh to me 

  • Chocho268

    The song is terrible, there is no better word to describe it. I know that even those SNSD fans who may not like the song at first listen would probably warm up to it because they like the girls and have more patience with the group.

    To the casual listener like me, though, this song is just a very big mess. What has happened to them? Is SM even trying? I never was a fan but surely they had better songs than this?

    The hostess outfits were so tacky, just ugh.

  • 271828

    Song was messy – chorus I liked, speaking bits not so much (though I do want to be Jessica’s lover). I thought the air hostesses were nurses at first so that was strange. I guess I “liked” it but there are definitely bits I want to change.
    Also when I heard the title “flower power” I really wanted to see hippie SNSD smoking weed or something. Or like alluding to the hippie era of love and drugs and peace and stuff.

  • Theorist

    yoona was super hot i was spazzing like hard, i like my girls skinny. LOL
    the pink white clothes and the bright room was horrid. 

    i like the song regardless what other people think of it negatively though. maybe that’s just me, it has house music in it, i love it. lol

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

    This song so did not appeal to me. I loved “Mr. Taxi” the second I heard it, and I loved the 1st album, but everything else they’ve released after that (“Time Machine” onwards) was so meh for me. Not horrible, not good, just meh.

  • sherbet_lemon

    When I first heard that the title will be “Flower Power”, I immediately thought of the Powerpuff Girls and I was horrified for a second that they will export the aegyo-infested Korean version of SNSD. And when I first watched the mv I just thought, WTF is that mess all about?!?

    The song isn’t that bad. It’s sounds more mature, much like the rest of their Japanese discography but it’s not that catchy for me. I don’t know Japanese but I also read from other reviews that the girls’ Japanese are still not that good in this song. I’m not a fan of the monotone rap/fast talk lines of Sunny and Jessica. I guess the song will warm up to me after several runs, but it’s definitely not at par with ‘Mr Taxi’. The quality of SNSD’s Japanese songs are starting to decline, just like how their Korean songs did after RDR.

    As for the MV, ugh. I like the black suits, though they resemble their Mr Taxi suits. But the stewardess uniforms are just.. blasphemous! The designer should be stoned! LOL. But seriously, I thought they’re robot maids or something. There’s just no relationship with the darker set. And Sunny should get rid of the wig. 

    The choreography is a little meh too. Let’s be honest, the 9 girls are not equally talented in dancing and it shows in this choreography. SNSD = synchronized dancing. When they deviate from that, putting too many details in the choreography like in Paparazzi, the execution looks messy. I don’t know if more practice will fix the problem, or they should just stick to simple synchronized choreo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/makiloverainbow Maki Iglesias

    I freaking hate this music video. This is one of the worst Japanese releases they have. I have to disagree with the author’s opinion on the matching outfits; they tend to look cheap and tacky with all the shiny leatherette jumpsuits and confusing nurse-air hostess costumes.

    Also, I have never seen such poorly executed, unsynchronized and disjointed choreography. I would have let the dance execution pass if this is a live performance, but this is a music video which parts could have be retaken and redone. So I guess, I have to blame the choreographer and the MV director for this.If there is one thing I have to commend in this music video, it’s the closeup shots of the members. They all look pretty and classy with the hip and funky typography background.This is coming from a die-hard Soshi. (End of rant)

  • Sophia

    Personally, i love the video AND the song – first time in a while. I may not be a hardcore fan, but i have liked their music in the past – but this is the only japanese track of theirs i actually liked. 

    Erm what is up with the 20 seconds of silence at the beginning – i thought there was something wrong with the video and when to check another one!

  • http://twitter.com/mrshobbes Alexis Aragona

    Dang it, I consider myself easily pleased when it comes to Kpop and Jpop, and I have LOVED each and every Japanese release SNSD has had this year. Despite the title of the song, I was optimistic about “Flower Power,” but… I really didn’t like it and thought it was a hot mess of sounds :/ Thank goodness they look gorgeous in the video (and I agree, the dancing is a trifle disjointed/messy). However, I think that I MAY end up liking or tolerating the song eventually if I keep watching the video, lol. I know that’s how I ended up loving SHINee’s “Lucifer.” 

  • ghazal maleki

    the song sounds like sj`s spy to me(I hate both of them) the dance moves are so messy.the worst part is the mv it sucks.I liked their past discography but this one…

  • pg13247

    This is one of those “takes some time to grow” songs. It actually fits right in with SJJD’s discography so far if you listen to them all together. This song feels so disjointed however. I agree that this will probably not win new fans over so easily. AMLIFY was much more radio friendly.
    I’m surprised at the lack of Jessica in this song, but even more at how much Yoon/Yul/Soo get to sing even if it is autotuned to death.

    I just really really hope that SJJD Vol. 2 lives up to SJJD Vol. 1 but I’m afraid of it not doing that. I want to see FP lives to see how this translates on the stage.
     

    • Kevin Jin

      I agree with you on the it grows on you part cus I was like mmf -___- when I first heard it, but after countless viewing of the PV I fell in love.

      its definitely not a song that would easily grab newcomers attention like many of SNSD’s hook songs (i.e. Gee[obviously], Oh! Hoot, & Mr. Taxi).
      The PV was cool for me though the airplane part was too white, I can barely see their movements in 360p. I effing hate Sunny’s wig–someone plz rip it off and burn it! Its obnoxious! >.< I do like Yoona's pink and Taeyeon's Turquoise highlights though :) And Hyoyeon  looks like a goddess. I don't like how Jessica's hair is parted in the middle. Sooyoung's hair is the same as the one in Paparazzi which is horrible.
      I LOVE how Tiffany pays homage to GENIE with "Don't stop DJ/Lets take it all night" along with a military solute on the PV. Also her her dance was hella sexy.
      The PV feels like there are members who are not showcased as much as others did. 
      The dance was some what messy and I ,opt for a more synchronized one like SNSD's precious works; I was surprised by how many ppl who agrees with me. But the line-up robot dance breaks was the awesome, somehow reminding me of the dance break from Paparazzi. 
      The air-steward outfits gives a fetish feel :P either change it to something cooler or copy Britney Spears in Toxic! The 'bondage' suit looks awfully a lot like the one from Mr. Taxi, questioning the outfit designer's originality.
      I wish for more vocal during and after the bridge like they did in Hoot, Mr. Taxi, and Genie (I doubt if they gonna do a Taeyeon solo again :/) I do have issues with the auto-tune  and pronunciations of English words, O, btw, how often English words pop up, enough to be compared to how many English words appear in The Boys Japanese version.
      I can't wait until the release of Girls & Peace!

  • LimpyLimpious

    Flower Power as a song is ok, but girls should improve their Japanese.

    MV was terrible. It brings another totally different dimension of laziness and sloppiness. Black jumpsutis looked boring and blended with the dark background so it’s hard to see the dance moves. And the scene with girls as flight attendants looked horrible because they were too light and again blended with the white background, not to mention also ugly. Choreography looked creative and like someone really had a good idea behind it, but the execution of it was sloppy, tired and with bad timing. 

    And the most stupid part: Where is Yuri in MV? It seems as if the director forgot to show her on screen, or they forgot to give her some lines, or maybe she disappeared, blending into the background.

    • pg13247

      Her part was that airy part right before Sooyoung started singing but they don’t zoom on her that much. Tiffany and Sunny got a lot of airtime in this MV. 

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

    It was disappointing for me. I don’t like it as much as their other original Japanese releases. :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1112091495 Annie Xiong

    excuse my language, but this is song is complete and utter crap. Messy, disjointed, and frankly retarded-sounding. And auto-tune was wayyyy over done. This is by far the most disappointing release from them, visually and musically. Loved Time Machine and Mr. Taxi, but this was……..a wreck. And somebody get them out of the ugly orange 50′s costumes and fug stripper boots! 

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

    Comparing this with their past Japanese releases, Flower Power is kind of weak. I find Paparazzi so much better. The chorus was catchy though accompanied with a good beat. I’m surprised how little Jessica’s part is in this song and what more, it’s mostly auto-tuned! 
    And don’t even get me started on the MV. Oh my gosh! That solo shot with Yoona dancing is just so sad. She is pretty but she looks way too skinny it’s not even graceful. Try taking some screenshots from that and you’ll see my point. Also, I’m lacking Hyoyeon here. But that solo part of her dancing is just gorgeous! ツ

    And the choreography. I thought I was the only who noticed but they were really messy out there. The part where only Sunny was raising her hands, I thought that was a mistake. It’s just so messy. I don’t like the costumes even and the set was so-so. The lights were nice though.

    Anyway, I’m hoping they’d be making better songs in the future. They really can do better than this. This song is just a downgrade from their earlier releases.

  • shaishaix

    I disagree w/ you rating; it should be lower… 1.5/5 … They did horrible!!

    • ghazal maleki

      bias is bias after all

      • shaishaix

        w/ all the income they bring in and this all they return to one of kpop biggest fandoms… more like selfish and high minded… fluke much!!

  • http://twitter.com/WZulhilmi WZ

    I don’t know if the first 18 seconds in the beginning of the PV is like a moment of silence or something. But that is weird as hell. This song is definitely not a shower but a grower. Btw is it me or the song doesn’t has any word Flower Power in it?

    On a side note we should just burn Sunny’s wig tbh.

  • Kevin Jin

    I agree with pg13247 n the it grows on you part cus I was like mmf -___- when I first heard it, but after countless viewing of the PV I fell in love.
    The PV was cool for me though the airplane part was too white, I can barely see their movements in 360p. The first 20 seconds are like All My Love is For You, questioning whether our computer works or not -_- The PV feels like there are members who are not showcased as much as others did.The dance was some what messy and I opt for a more synchronized one like SNSD’s precious works; I was surprised by how many ppl who agrees with me. But the line-up robot dance breaks was the awesome, somehow reminding me of the dance break from Paparazzi.  The air-steward concept gives a fetish feel :P either change it to something cooler or copy Britney Spears in Toxic! The ‘bondage’ suit looks awfully a lot like the one from Mr. Taxi, questioning the outfit designer’s originality.Also BTW, WAT THE EFF is the airplane steward have to do with telling a pursuer off!? i know it transitions to Girls & PEace but still… have a better plot line and a better background.I effing hate Sunny’s wig–someone plz rip it off and burn it! Its obnoxious! >.< I do like Yoona's pink and Taeyeon's Turquoise highlights though :) And Hyoyeon  looks like a goddess. I don't like how Jessica's hair is parted in the middle. Sooyoung's hair is the same as the one in Paparazzi which is horrible.Its definitely not a song that would easily grab newcomers attention like many of SNSD's hook songs (i.e. Gee[obviously], Oh! Hoot, & Mr. Taxi). I wish for more vocal during and after the bridge like they did in Hoot, Mr. Taxi, and Genie (I doubt if they gonna do a Taeyeon solo w/ girls' vocal in the background again though i wish for it :/ …wait didn't SNSD said "Tell Me Your Wish, I'm Genie for you boy/wish/dream/world") I do have issues with the auto-tune  and pronunciations of English words, O, btw, how often English words pop up, enough to be compared to how many English words appear in The Boys Japanese version. I LOVE how Tiffany pays homage to GENIE with "Don't stop DJ/Lets take it all night" along with a military solute on the PV. Also her her dance was hella sexy.
    I can't wait until the release of Girls & Peace! Hwaiting! ^_^

  • aden01

    not a fans of snsd, but i can enjoy some of their song. I like their AMLIFY. such a nice song and sweet. but FP is just…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jenny-Lam/100000844185566 Jenny Lam

    What is the problem with Seoulbeats writers?  Yoona looks fine the way she is. Some people are naturally skinnier than others so why keep bringing it up? Being skinny is NOT a flaw for you to pick on. And health wise, does Yoona look like she’ll be dying anytime soon from anorexia? I respect Seoulbeats for the writers’ constructive criticisms about Kpop culture and music, but the writers are turning into Beauty Judges.

    • bobblemou

      well she does look like her bones would snap if somebody went and squeezed her arm… okay seriously speaking i am aware that beauty standarts in korea (and these days pretty much all over the globe) basically follows “the thinner the better” -like guidelines.
      would yoona (and everyone else in this group) look different if she could eat more than her agency/she herself allows? yea i kinda think she would, no woman’s body is normally something like BMI 16…
      it is true though, some people are just smaller than others and some people are normally a bit underweight. isn’t it funny that almost every woman (and guys as well) in this industry is like that? hmmm, yea don’t the way they look is all about their genes ((:

  • http://yesbabyohyea.blogspot.com/ Nyan

    i love flower power. i think snsd kinda follows tvxq’s formula. being ‘shoujo jidai’ in japan just like ‘tohoshinki’. going different way rather than following exact formula of their korean releases. and i think that’s why they’re doing so good in japan despite language boundaries. their japanese album is pretty golden. and flower power reminds me of bad girl. which is same lovely and well-composed. the choreography amazed me. very versatile and girly in whole new level. masterpiece. the jewel of shoujo jidai, i dare say.

  • http://www.facebook.com/manuel.flores.3979 Manuel Flores

    I Have to agree with pretty much what you said in your report, first of all, i love the song!! it sounds so different from anything they have done before. I Have no conplaints about the song itself. My problem is in the video, when i first saw the first teaser photos of their flight attendant concept i was so excited because they look amazing all of them (im loving Hyoyeon with her blonder than ever hair) i thought that concept had so much potential to it, i could imagine an out of this world space like airplane taking off form some exhuberant airport, i could imagine tons and tons of special effects and when i saw this video i was disapointed, even when i am a die hard SNSD fan it turned me off a little bit the fact that they didn´t take the concept to the next level (not that im blaming the girls) but i think they could have done so much more with that concept. in the other hand the dark concept with all the neon lights was amazing, reminded me of Mr. Taxi a little bit, it was well executed although i was expecting some stronger dance moves. I think they should have just stayed with that concept but that´s only my opinion