• shannie4888

    I was very turned off by the “I Got a Boy” lead single, so I didn’t even give the album a listen. Obviously then, I can’t review the album or state whether or not I agree with your review. However, based on what you have written, I’m happy that SNSD is trying to experiment with their sound. I can only pray that any future experimentation turns out better than the lead single from this album, because we all know that was a travesty. 

    Every artist wants to grow and evolve into an image and a sound that is better and more mature. With SNSD knocking on international doors, I understand SM’s need to diversify their music and make it more Westernized. I just hope they don’t do this at the cost of completely removing the Korean flavor of SNSD’s work. This is supposed to be their signature. The “it” factor that separates them from acts that are actually Western. 

    SM just has to find the right Korean people to work with because Kpop wouldn’t be a success without its Korean hit making producers, composers, etc. Using a slew of Western talent doesn’t necessarily improve the music because it’s more about the actual songs, than who’s producing/writing them. If it sounds good and has the right beat, it’s likely to be a success. SM just needs to choose or create better material for the girls.

    I know I’m a chatterbox, so I won’t write too much because I do plan to come back later with an actual review of the material on the album.

    • k_db

      the reviewer exaggerates the experimentation actually taking place.  I Got a Boy is a pretty run of the mill SM album.  The only risk taking it has is the title song.  We all know how that sounds at this point.

    • Tanya Joshi

      In general, Korean idols are just babies when it comes to making their music more appealing to the majority of Western (including European) people. So people need to stop expecting some breakthrough album from idols… They’re still experimenting, it’ll take a while before they finally reach the endpoint. I personally am fine if they stay the way they are, without trying to be too much of Western wannabes (I know, such an old phrase to use)… There’s probably a reason why the people who like KPop listen to KPop and not as much Western music…

  • KrisMyStar

    Loving the album so far! I just wish Express 999 was split into two songs.

  • http://twitter.com/Myrmicinae Brendicienta

    You skip my two favorite tracks on the album :/ Still, nice review, this album is indeed an improvement compared to their previous korean material (alongside Twinkle) all the songs are good IMO. They still haven`t match the consistency and progressiveness of their japanese material, though.Or maybe SM doesn`t want to, dunno.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marshmellowbelly Christina Xu

    snsd’s japanese albums are AMAZING.
    Their japanese albums are better then their korean ones. :D

    • leadaegyu

       yes! i can listen to the whole albums meanwhile for korean version i can only listen 2-3 songs repeatedly :/

    • leadaegyu

       yes! i can listen to the whole albums meanwhile for korean version i can only listen 2-3 songs repeatedly :/

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/26AOR2RR6ITHVUFLZJD5UJPZM4 Dana

    The core of SNSD’s fanbase will never be bigger abroad than it is at home

    1) Except things like selling/shipping 1 million of their 1st Japanese album
    2) Their sellout concert tours in Japan and other Asian countries
    3) Their Youtube views (Koreans dont use Youtube and views on Youtube are the product of their non-Korean fanbase)
    4) S Korea is a small country of 50 Million

    SNSD’s fanbase is much bigger internationally – outside of Korea – than inside Korea simply because SK is so small.  But you are correct in saying that maintaining their popularity inside Korea is much more important than internationally.  It is their stable position within the SK entertainment industry that allows them to spread out.

    I know this ‘positive’ (if you can call it that) article was only posted by SB to counteract the tremendous biased and stupid articles posted this week (and almost every week on SB) attacking SNSD.  One has to wonder why fangirls ‘here and elsewhere’ have against SNSD when they have so many fans around the world …

    I think I know why …

    • GaCaRa

      “One has to wonder why fangirls ‘here and elsewhere’ have against SNSD when they have so many fans around the world …
      I think I know why …”

      Yeah, delusional fans like you

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caroline-Uchiha-Shiroyama-Cassiopeia/100000364406070 Caroline Uchiha Shiroyama Cass

      their japanese album was sold to more people than just japanese fans. and had the repackage done after more than 6 months(when the album had 650k sold) 
      plus, other sell out concerts too, so i dont see the point here >.<

    • Grace Ecarg

       is the the “facts” guy? I almost missed you.

    • straighttohelvetica

      Well how about this: SNSD will never be more popular abroad than they are at home. The people buying their albums, watching them on TV, learning the fanchants, etc., their strongest, core demographic are Koreans.

  • happy_slip

    Improvement from The Boys?…Yes. I loved Baby Maybe, liked Express 999 and Lost In Love. The other tracks were okay. I guess I’ve come to terms with the idea that the kind of musical direction they seem to have in Japan can’t be exactly replicated in Korea because the market is different and they have a position to maintain at the least. Anyway, their 2nd Japanese album was already half a step back from the 1st imo, so it’s not like I’m going to clamor for their Japanese sound to make a Korean crossover as strongly as before.

  • lollipopop

    For the title track, I think The Boys wins over IGAB.
    But for the entire album, I like IGAB’s songs than The Boys. It’s been 3 years since I actually listened to SNSD’s whole album. I really loved their second album, I liked everything in it. But for their 3rd album….idk, none of them really matched with me except The Boys and Vitamin. 
    Speaking about IGAB, on the contrary with author, Express 999 is my most favorite song in their 4th album with Romantic Street comes in 2nd place, with Promise comes in last place.
    Express 999 reminds me of Super Junior’s A ‘Good’ Bye, which is also my favorite track in SJ’s 6th album. I like the transition melodies in these two songs and how they complete each other. IMO, if only IGAB’s transitions were at least as matching as Express 999, maybe I could have loved the song.

  • lollipopop

    For the title track, I think The Boys wins over IGAB.
    But for the entire album, I like IGAB’s songs than The Boys. It’s been 3 years since I actually listened to SNSD’s whole album. I really loved their second album, I liked everything in it. But for their 3rd album….idk, none of them really matched with me except The Boys and Vitamin. 
    Speaking about IGAB, on the contrary with author, Express 999 is my most favorite song in their 4th album with Romantic Street comes in 2nd place, with Promise comes in last place.
    Express 999 reminds me of Super Junior’s A ‘Good’ Bye, which is also my favorite track in SJ’s 6th album. I like the transition melodies in these two songs and how they complete each other. IMO, if only IGAB’s transitions were at least as matching as Express 999, maybe I could have loved the song.

  • lollipopop

    For the title track, I think The Boys wins over IGAB.
    But for the entire album, I like IGAB’s songs than The Boys. It’s been 3 years since I actually listened to SNSD’s whole album. I really loved their second album, I liked everything in it. But for their 3rd album….idk, none of them really matched with me except The Boys and Vitamin. 
    Speaking about IGAB, on the contrary with author, Express 999 is my most favorite song in their 4th album with Romantic Street comes in 2nd place, with Promise comes in last place.
    Express 999 reminds me of Super Junior’s A ‘Good’ Bye, which is also my favorite track in SJ’s 6th album. I like the transition melodies in these two songs and how they complete each other. IMO, if only IGAB’s transitions were at least as matching as Express 999, maybe I could have loved the song.

  • lollipopop

    For the title track, I think The Boys wins over IGAB.
    But for the entire album, I like IGAB’s songs than The Boys. It’s been 3 years since I actually listened to SNSD’s whole album. I really loved their second album, I liked everything in it. But for their 3rd album….idk, none of them really matched with me except The Boys and Vitamin. 
    Speaking about IGAB, on the contrary with author, Express 999 is my most favorite song in their 4th album with Romantic Street comes in 2nd place, with Promise comes in last place.
    Express 999 reminds me of Super Junior’s A ‘Good’ Bye, which is also my favorite track in SJ’s 6th album. I like the transition melodies in these two songs and how they complete each other. IMO, if only IGAB’s transitions were at least as matching as Express 999, maybe I could have loved the song.

  • Fatricia Fatlegs (Trish Okeke)
    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

      You mad?!

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

      You mad?!

    • kinella

       that’s like 95% of the whole idoldome, then ^^

      most of kpop, musically speaking, sounds awful, manifactured, overproduced, with zero creativity or research: idols are not here for the music, they are here to entertain you with their personality and sparkles.

      and btw, most of the SM idols, when they were scouted, didnt look that stunning: even the now so pretty jessica, at the time just looked like the average pretty korean girl with crocked teeth, and it’s ok

      why so mad? ^^

       

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • Tanya Joshi

        I hate when people bash SM… It’s getting old… I personally think SM is fine, and there’s a REASON it’s the top company… They’re not stupid… And as many people have said, idols =/= artists. I personally like the people more than the actual song, even though out of the 212 songs I have on my phone, 121 are Korean…
        If you wanna look at ARTISTS then look up Nell or something (who is awesome!)
        And the thing about looks is so true… Most of them, if they didn’t have plastic surgery or get hoards of make-up artists, stylists and photoshopping people, wouldn’t be looked up to in terms of looks. They were all normal looking…
        Also, that person shouldn’t tell other people to hate SM artists… I would much rather listen and watch the actual idols then look at or listen to (or watch) Western music, no offence.

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

      • anime manga

        They weren’t average. Sm sees the potential in people, not what they look like at present.

        It you looked at their photos you could tell if they cleaned up their skin, lost some weight, got better hairstyles, they would be goodlooking, thats what sm can do. i can do it too.

        its the same with T.O.P from big bang, you could tell if he lost weight he would be goodlooking.

        and with jessica as well, her teeth ruined her, but sm knew she could be pretty.

        And excuse me many idols make good music. its not like they CANT write good songs right? so wait until they are given the chance, and then see what can do.

        btw look up what an artist is on wikipedia. its ALSO someone who engages in practicing/demontrating an art. :P

  • http://dvqd92.tumblr.com/ Elizabeth

    nice review Amy :) i just listened to i got a boy the album itself in entirety after the title track was pretty lackluster, disjointed and all over the place and the image and concept didn’t suit them and the only saving grace was the choreography and after listening to the album, i’d liked it as it was a good album and good music and the album saved the weak song that is i got a boy and thought i might have another disappointment but the album was pretty good to me i wish sm and snsd would release a good title track in the future in Korea

  • http://twitter.com/vaselineslug Clarence

    All of you criticize SM for over packaging its artists and for only concerning about image when you are hypocritically only looking at the surface of the song yourself. All of you talk trash about how disjointed or weak or messy or confusing I Got a Boy is but never have you once thought about WHY it is so disjointed or WHY it sounds like it is 5 songs in 1 or WHY the perspective changes in the song. SM has been in the business for years and it is not retarded enough to release such a radical song if it does not think it will sell well. The purpose of making the song so weird is to force the listeners to actually think, which most of you doesn’t seem to be doing. Maybe if you look past the flashy outfits, the pretty faces and the disjointed tune, you will realize that I Got a Boy, SM and SNSD aren’t as mindless and superficial as this entire SEOUL BEATS community has wrongfully condemned them to be. 

    The sole reason why the idol industry puts so much emphasis on image is because of all the idiots out there who can’t see past the pretty exterior. All of you seem to put a lot of value in substance, thought and meaning in songs but from what I’ve read, many of you are unfortunately part of that clump of idiots. You say you look for more depth but how can you dig deeper if you are so stuck on commenting about the clothes and the tune; how can you dig deeper if you draw your conclusion just by examining the exterior once. Guess what? Substance and meaning doesn’t come out at first glance; it isn’t supposed to. It’s like writing a literary analysis for a book; if you can draw a conclusion just by reading the book once, it probably isn’t much of a conclusion. So next time before you want to bash an artist or a producer or a composer for being “superficial,” just remember that the person has probably spent several hours or even days creating the song when you’ve only half-heartedly listened to the song for about 4 minutes. Don’t be the idiots that you so scorn.

    • Wen Wu

      OMG. I really like your comment!! I would like to know your personal opinion of the song and the meaning behind it. Please!

    • Lubrro

      OMG, what a funny comment…
      “SM has been in the business for years and it is not retarded enough to
      release such a radical song if it does not think it will sell well. The purpose of making the song so weird is to force the listeners to actually think, which most of you doesn’t seem to be doing.”
      If SM wanted the listeners to actually think, then SM’s would be screwed. Who in his/her right mind would buy 10 different versions of an album and a repackaged version with a new song and/or a different photocard?… Of course SM knows its business very well, thats why they entertain people with pretty girls playing the sexy and innocent, so they don’t think too much and buy whatever they sell…

    • shannie4888

      Not everyone is looking at the surface of the song and for you to state that proves that you have barely reviewed the hundreds of comments posted here in previous articles. Many of us anaylzed the composition and production of “I Got a Boy.” For you to degrade us by calling us idiots is in poor taste and reflects on your inability to handle criticism. We are an audience and we either love something or hate it. Many listeners of the “I Got a Boy” single did not like the production of the song, myself included. It doesn’t matter if the producers spent 90 hours working on it because at the end of the day, if the product is not good then we have the right to say it’s terrible. We are the consumers of the product, so we get to say whether or not the product is worth our money and our time. 

      We already know why it sounds disjointed. We understand that the changes in the song is indicative of the girls having a conversation with each shift representing a new perspective from the singer. Though the concept is admirable, the transitions were carried out poorly, turning the song into a incohesive mess. Even if a song changes or shifts, there still has to be fluidity in the music. Music is supposed to be a cohesive body of work, irregardless of any changes that occur. This has to be done properly or else the whole things falls apart. This is why “Bohemian Rhapsody” is considered a masterpiece. The shifts are very distinct, but they are done with precision and care so that you know they’re about to take place and they ease seamlessly into one another. SNSD’s song was all over the place.

      Another thing I’d like to point out about your criticism is that Korean fans also had the same complaints as we do. They understand the lyrics perfectly and know why the shifts occur, so why would they be complaining? Could it be that the song was just as big of a mess to them as it was to us. You can ponder that for yourself.

      SM gets a lot of flack for superficiality because SM has a long history of focusing on only the exterior. For you to say that we only care about the exterior is insulting and degrades us to a bunch of superficial critics. Whenever Kpop music videos have meaning, most of us love it and give it a lot of thought. A great visual that can be thought-provoking is always appreciated on here and if SM was really as innovative as you make it seem, they’d know that something can be just as great on the exterior as it is on the interior.

      Let’s use their MVs for an example. Most of their music videos are uninspired. A music video is an essential part of what makes music unique, especially when Kpop is spreading its wing to take flight in the West. SM can break ground by experimenting with different concepts that could be further highlighted by an amazing music video, offering depth and insight into what their artists is singing about. Their mvs could be like something created by Loen Entertianment for the Brown Eyed Girls. This is just an example because Loen always makes it a priority to be have Kpop flashiness on the outside, but depth and thought on the inside. You can see this in “Abracadabra”, “Sixth Sense “and Gain’s solo, “Bloom.” 

      If SM put as much thought into SNSD’s comeback, as you think they did, then they could have showcased that in the music video, but what happened? There they stood in brightly lit rooms, wearing colorful costumes, singing about a guy that appeared once in the mv. I don’t care what way you flip it, we analyze the exterior because that’s all that SM is giving us. What else is there for us to analyze? We’ve already gone over the song in painstaking detail, from production, to lyrics, to arrangement. If that’s not depth, then I don’t know what is. I know we’re not superficial idiots as you make it seem, but if that’s what you want to believe then by all means go ahead and think that.

      People have tried giving the song “I Got a Boy” a few listens and it’s still terrible. Great pop music shouldn’t have to be played and over again for you to like it or get it. This is pop music we’re talking about, not opera or classical music that requires detailed analysis and explanation because of intricacies that unseasoned listeners may be unfamiliar with. Our ears are finely tuned to pop music and we know a good pop song from a bad one and “I Got a Boy” was a bad one. I don’t need to come to any other conclusion that the one I just gave you. 

      This is only for the single, not the album.

      • Skittles

        Word. 

      • Elizabeth San

        Perfect explanation. Also, using the perspective change as an excuse for the song being disjointed is dumb, since it was also purchased after another artist recorded a test demo. That version, although it didn’t have the slower ballad-y part near the end, was just as disjointed and messy, and she was just one girl, not nine, having a conversation. The song was a mess before anyone got their hands on it, really.

    • straighttohelvetica

      Ayo! GG! Yeah Yeah, shall we start?
      Gosh! Look at her, look
      What happened to her that she cut her hair? huh?
      Gosh! Again look at her, look!
      From head to toe, her style has changed
      Why did she do that? I’m curious to death
      why did she do that? Tell me

      Ha ha! Let me introduce myself!
      Here comes trouble! Follow after me!
      Oh oh oh yeah oh, oh oh yeah oh
      You really are something else!

      Whoa, look at all that thinking they want me to do. Look past the surface and you’ll see this song is only a puddle. A puddle in an industry of puddles. Idol music is not where one goes for depth or any meaning. Sure, every now and then an idol or group will produce something with sentimental meaning or of spectacular quality, but that is not the norm. 

      Please don’t even try and tell me that this song is supposed to be rough and disjointed on purpose. The back and forth, experimental concept may have been their goal, but they fell short. Their attempt to make this something more radical or significant than it was doesn’t make up for how poor the final product is as a whole.

      And lastly,”SM has been in the business for years and it is not retarded enough to release such a radical song if it does not think it will sell well.” Gonna have to disagree. First with your use of the word “retard” and second with your point. SM released this crappy song because it’s been in the business for as long as it has. SM is smug and knows that no matter what pop crap they give their groups as singles, fans will buy it and support it. It’s happened over (“Mr. Simple”) and over (“The Boys”) and over again.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/shahirashera Shahirashera

      And this is why a lot of people hate SM stan. You said we had wrongfully condemned them? Then what does make you with that statement saying those who disagree to be a part of idiots? Just because some people have different thought about the song so it instantly turn as bashing instead of opinion? 
      Lemme tell you a simple formula in pop music. Pop genre is never a complex entity. Ever. If it’s fun, it’s fun. If it’s catchy, it’s catchy. Simple as that. 
      Do you really want us to venture on IGAB lyrics? Ok how about you just give us one single line that has all the glorious literacy meaning you can share with us here. Im pretty curious myself.
      And I havent even start with the clothes or the mv itself. Talking about substance huh?
      SM is retarded enough to release such a radical song because they know they have a very loyal fans for their group. Believe it or not, SM is following the very same path as one of the famous Japan’s idol company, Johnnys Entertainment. Giving the same shit over and over again. Just so you know, Arashi, one of the biggest group in Japan, in like 10 years? never has music video other than a still studio background with a lot of time accompany by a less than decent song. But guess what? They still sell a pretty good amount every release. Why? Because fans eat that shit. 
      But really, why must someone, who doesnt know SNSD and happen to watch the mv should invest his effort to figure out all the ‘Why’s you stated above? Just give me one good darn reason.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/shahirashera Shahirashera

        I thought I saw her replied back to me. But then again, since I had it save with me, here you go in case you want it.

        I never once said I hate SM so maybe you can chill a bit. Dislike? Yeah sure a lot of time but hate is taking it too far.
        I did but that because you said we should look in depth of the lyrics, song etc so that was an attempt to look it from your perspective & also sarcasm from my part.

        I dont care about the pointless dance MV, I just want something different in the MV from one of the top company like SM but not everything theyre doing is MY formula, it’s THEIRS. For a large company, I’m sure they have more brain & source in their creative team to come up better than a sing, stand still & dance mv. But then again, if SM can save a ton of money by reusing the same set with a bit modification & obviously sponsor for clothes, then why can I not assume they choose to take that route, aka being superficial rather than putting extra effort for something new? But when did I ever said SNSD being superficial anyway?

        Im sorry but that question about do people buy clothes for substance to look smart? Intelligent? I guess thats what the whole business suits, doctor white coat, etc serve purpose as. There you go again with generalization. Unfortunately not everyone pursue being stylish, which is of course an exception for idol such as SNSD. Uh.. that one about shorts being too short & shows skin didnt cross my mind but I’ll let it pass. Sure clothes only serve as a stylish factor but they are their very own reason why other people have been paying too much attention on the clothes with whatever correlation instead. They come up with a theme for every comeback & make it as important as the song itself. Genie for example, the shorts was used to emphasize the leg dance etc reason. So while it’s only clothing, it’s the way they deem the importance of the clothes that make it a bigger issue than anyone would think of.
        I don’t think there is anything wrong to only look exterior if it’s being the first time for anything. Most of people who dislike the song & mv didnt get a good first impression from it. For a pop song that come out like mushroom every day, why must these people single out SNSD to make it likable when there could be 100 more songs released the same day that can grab them just by a few minutes listen? So does that mean you would judge non fan who dislike the mv & song just because their are turn off by a one time viewing? Now let me ask you again, if you do, then why must this people watch it again without having to read the link you give me?

        Because you insist so much on looking pass the exterior, so I try to combine all the MV, clothes, song & lyrics and… sorry. I can’t go beyond with what they show me more than a girl trying so hard to get a guy’s attention.

        Thanks for the link tho it looks tl;tr

        IMO, it’s not entirely void any meaning but more of having a shallow, kiddy kind of mind like (for the lyrics) when in actuality they could do better than that. The song? Even SJ-M new release sounds better.
        While my opinion might offend those professional people except the choreographer, the song get a no from me. And no, I have nothing against SNSD, but SM? Maybe in a way I do.

        • Tanya Joshi

          I don’t really feel like commenting on your whole comment, so don’t hate me… But I just wanna point out that most SM idols are dancers, more than they are singers or actors… So to make a dance MV is fine. I’d rather watch a dance MV then one with a story-line that’s been overused, doesn’t really make sense, etc… But that’s because I LOVE to watch dancing. I tend to like a song better if there’s dancing… But that’s just me…

          Seriously… Don’t hate me… :D

        • http://twitter.com/vaselineslug Clarence

          Yeah for some reason, my comment is not showing up on the site anymore, which is an extremely huge disappointment since I spent a lot of time working on it. If you saved it, can you please send it to me or repost it? That would be awesome

  • Deabak29

    First, listen to other song in I GOT A BOY album.. then you will realize that there is more great song in this album than I GOT A BOY.. for me SM are trying too hard and some fans don’t like the new image and I GOT A BOY song.. (;

  • Deabak29

    First, listen to other song in I GOT A BOY album.. then you will realize that there is more great song in this album than I GOT A BOY.. for me SM are trying too hard and some fans don’t like the new image and I GOT A BOY song.. (;

  • Deabak29

    First, listen to other song in I GOT A BOY album.. then you will realize that there is more great song in this album than I GOT A BOY.. for me SM are trying too hard and some fans don’t like the new image and I GOT A BOY song.. (;

  • Deabak29

    First, listen to other song in I GOT A BOY album.. then you will realize that there is more great song in this album than I GOT A BOY.. for me SM are trying too hard and some fans don’t like the new image and I GOT A BOY song.. (;

  • Deabak29

    First, listen to other song in I GOT A BOY album.. then you will realize that there is more great song in this album than I GOT A BOY.. for me SM are trying too hard and some fans don’t like the new image and I GOT A BOY song.. (;

  • Deabak29

    First, listen to other song in I GOT A BOY album.. then you will realize that there is more great song in this album than I GOT A BOY.. for me SM are trying too hard and some fans don’t like the new image and I GOT A BOY song.. (;

  • http://arbitrary-greay.livejournal.com/ Arbitrary_greay

    SNSD’s production credits are pretty interesting to consider across the years. 

    But I’m glad they dumped a bit of the previous formula for this one. (Kenzie number, E-tribe number, Remee/Troelsen number, lackluster Hitchhiker number, Jin Kim Hwan ballad, all in all a smorgasbord of phoned-in filler) 
    Too bad Romantic St. still got through. It’s a nice song, but nothing more than nice, and screams album filler, which SM unfortunately conditioned Sones to love because of all of the fanservice these kinds of songs always entail. Seriously, I don’t think production could have ever gotten as shitty as it did on Arashi’s “Wish” “My J.” Which is a shame, Hwang Sung-Jae has done so much better outside of SM. 

    Thank you STY and HIRO for showing SM that a more coherent album where the album tracks aren’t all half-assed is better. I do believe that it was the success of the first Japan album that led them to put at least a little more effort into this one. Too bad they’ve dumped STY and HIRO. (Well, STY has his own ASY project going on right now, but still. It’s like Fairies and “Beat Generation” all over again.) 

  • nhoki

    Teddy is HOT! 1TYM FOREVER!

  • http://twitter.com/JohnDeSims JDSono

    3.75? I don’t know which review is worse, this one or AKP

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

      FYI: BigBang’s Alive mini album was rated 3.75 by Seoulbeats as well. Different reviewer though. Of course, it’s a matter of opinion but I just have to sigh.

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

         and that reviewer was me. At that time I wasn’t feeling it but after a while it gets to you. UNLIKE THAT TONIGHT MINI ALBUM >->

    • http://twitter.com/jms177 Justy

      Obviously AKP is worse. Seoulbeats gave an honest review, giving credit where it was due while also pointing out the flaws and imperfections. The reviewer over at AKP was extremely biased treated I Got A Boy as if it was a masterpiece.

    • http://twitter.com/jms177 Justy

      Obviously AKP is worse. Seoulbeats gave an honest review, giving credit where it was due while also pointing out the flaws and imperfections. The reviewer over at AKP was extremely biased treated I Got A Boy as if it was a masterpiece.

    • http://twitter.com/jms177 Justy

      Obviously AKP is worse. Seoulbeats gave an honest review, giving credit where it was due while also pointing out the flaws and imperfections. The reviewer over at AKP was extremely biased treated I Got A Boy as if it was a masterpiece.

    • http://twitter.com/jms177 Justy

      Obviously AKP is worse. Seoulbeats gave an honest review, giving credit where it was due while also pointing out the flaws and imperfections. The reviewer over at AKP was extremely biased treated I Got A Boy as if it was a masterpiece.

    • http://twitter.com/jms177 Justy

      Obviously AKP is worse. Seoulbeats gave an honest review, giving credit where it was due while also pointing out the flaws and imperfections. The reviewer over at AKP was extremely biased treated I Got A Boy as if it was a masterpiece.

  • haiitsvi

    Am I the only one who thinks too much variation on this album is a bad thing? While I do appreciate an artist’s evolvement and experimentation with sound, I think an album really needs to be cohesive and kind of tell a story. Not sure if anyone’s a Taylor Swift fan, but I really didn’t like Red because it was just so confused. Was it a country album or a pop album? I feel similarly about I Got a Boy as a whole.

    With that being said, Express 999 is one of my favorites on the album, and even if it is also a song with weird musical transitions, I thought is was much better than I Got a Boy.

    • straighttohelvetica

      Yes, I can see what you mean about variation being a bad thing. As an album, “Oh!” felt immature and juvenile but the album as a whole felt more cohesive and more put together than any of their later releases have. I think there should be a good mix, but throwing in a ballad or a hip hop track so the album has something different on it doesn’t automatically make it a stronger effort.

    • Tanya Joshi

      Side note, but totally agree about Taylor Swift. When I heart “Trouble” on the radio (I didn’t know it was sung by her yet), the whole time I was like, “This sounds like Swift…” but then when I heard the chorus and the ending “Trouble”, I would think, “There’s no way Swift would sing this…”

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

      • haiitsvi

        Sad part is that’s the only song I’m willing to listen to off that album. I’m sick of her same-old same-old failed relationships.

  • ems_22

    I actually love Express999!!

  • ems_22

    I actually love Express999!!

  • dee89

    3.75 out of 5 is way too high. the song is pretty much crap

    • yanagiba yusuke22

      agree…the title song just so…..stupid song ever…. no idea wat their sing in that song

  • sweetTaemint

    you skip Express 999? that’s my fave in the album though lol
    as for IGAB, the musical arrangement bothers me but the lyrics were something because of the change in perspective. I’ll let you interpret that “something” yourself