• http://twitter.com/IgnisInvictus Ignis Invictus

    Roy Kim’s Spring Spring Spring is a winner. If you want easy listening for one afternoon, try putting this with Busker Busker’s CBE on loop for hours and you’re good.

  • ShineeWorld52911

    OMFG “Why so serious” made me say “are you serious”?! Because honestly aside from the catastrophe that was Ring Ding Dong, this was the worst thing I’ve heard and seen from SHINee. See its shit like this that makes my dislike for SMs handling of my boys even stronger. I’m mean like for real you left my Jongy bear out!? How dare you!? It’s either you bring them all or none at all because its not the same

    • Guest

      you do know that ring ding dong was one of shinee’s most popular songs right?

      and jonghyun’s nose will take at least another month to heal. better that he’s not part of this comeback them him having to dance and sing with a broken nose.

      • http://twitter.com/countingvowels Victoria

        Yeah, Ring Ding Dong was really defining for them so I don’t see why that person made that comment

      • http://twitter.com/WlSTERIA Wisteria1209

        the more shitty people think SHINee’s comeback is, the more recognition it gets. XD

        see: ring ding dong, lucifer, sherlock

        • happy_slip

          Lucifer was one of their strongest releases though, even their horrible styling there couldn’t ruin it. I don’t particularly think that RDD and Sherlock are terrible, but they’re definitely not on the same level as Lucifer.

          • http://twitter.com/WlSTERIA Wisteria1209

            I agree, I love all their albums, Especially this twin we got recently!

            Why did I get thumbsdown. I said that people have criticized their songs and think they are shitty (not public friendly) but in the end SHINee triumphed =_=

          • Gaya_SB

            Oh, don’t feel bad about the thumbs up/thumbs down, I think participating in the conversation is the more important thing :)

    • Iro Mage

      I’d really like to see you sing with a broken nose. It is very hard to do.

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

    Shit, I’m serious about that cooking video. Aside from being interested in learning new recipes to begin with, that might be the most attractive cooking tutorial I’ve seen since Giada De Laurentiis first started out (before she became insufferable — though many would argue she was that right out of the gate).

    • http://splashofinspiration.wordpress.com/ Shweta

      For me, the best cooking show has to be, hands down, “Good Eats” with Alton Brown. Even as a vegetarian, I’ve learned so much from him. The bonus to Alton Brown is that I actually don’t want to throw rocks at my screen like I do with Bobby Flay and Giada. He makes cooking a very intelligent process, wherein a single show can teach you more about cooking overall than about the recipe in question.

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

        I watch(ed) Giada purely for the eye candy. I’m not going to lie. If not for that, I doubt I ever would have watched her show. Some of her quirks made me want to poke out my eyes with a no2 pencil (such as her tendency to over-inflect the word “mozzarella.”).

        Alton Brown is like the Mr. Wizard of cooking. He comes at it from a very intellectual direction. The guy knows his stuff. He almost comes across more like a scientist who just happened to apply those methods to the realm of cooking (which is a highly interesting discipline called molecular gastronomy) than a typical chef. Ordinarily, the amount of delving Alton goes into with regards to the chemical levels of cooking might make you think it would be as boring as wood — but, imo, his personality really lends itself to that realm. I always find myself more fascinated than bored when I watch his show.

  • http://twitter.com/countingvowels Victoria

    SHINee should have waited to comeback. Smaller groups have a harder time missing a member than a larger group. For the most part, in a smaller group each member counts. And it isn’t like Jonghyun was going to be gone for MONTHS or be gone for military service. His injury, while needing time to heal, won’t take that long to recover from. SM has 2 other groups waiting for comebacks, although it is obvious f(x) is coming soon, but giving their super large roster a break isn’t a bad thing. It isn’t like SM would lose money and this would give all of SHINee a break before dong their other activities for the year, then they could come back with the second half.

    That aside, it was just awkward not seeing Jonghyun there.

    I don’t mean to say that the other members did terribly in making up for Jonghyun’s absence but it is clear that he wasn’t even in the song at all because his vocals really stand out. Making me wonder what parts he will preform when he does actually recover.

    • Iro Mage

      Actually in the single from the album you can clearly hear Jonghyun’s voice. They made a version without him for the music video because he can’t film and sing with a broken/healing nose.
      So when they start promoting with him again they’re going to use the actual version that includes him. Don’t worry.
      TL:DR – There’s two versions: the album one with Jonghyun, and the mv one without him. They’re using the mv one for promoting without him and will switch to the album one when he’s healed.
      Source: The album (I bought it and do hear Jonghyun’s voice in the single).

      • http://twitter.com/countingvowels Victoria

        Really? Thank you for answering my question then! I am not super big into their work so I can’t recognize their voices that much (aside form Onew). I am glad that they did that because having his voice there but not his face would have been bizarre

        • Iro Mage

          You’re welcome! I don’t know them that well either but I have practice picking out people’s voices in a group from choir. :)

          • http://twitter.com/countingvowels Victoria

            Ah, yeah that would be super helpful! Some people have super unique voices that whether or not you like the voice you can recognize it.

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

    dambi is 50 shades of GORGEOUS on that history debut videos. and you can cout on loen to release beautiful and interesting MVs; really like the song as well.

    and cheeze’s mango is the BEST mv of the week!!

  • 1891489307

    IF SHINee didn’t have FIXED schedules after WSS promotion, then SM would probably waited for Jonghyun’s full recovery. BUT they have Japan Arena Tour that will start on May 29. If they delayed it for like maybe 1 or 2 more weeks, then their promotions will probably be 2-3 weeks long.
    They can’t changed the dates for JAT. The tour is planned for months, changing the dates is not as easy as you think. There are probably other artists who booked certain dates for the same venue. It will be another long process just to change the date.

    • Johnelle

      You know what would have been cool if they couldn’t hold back the schedule–like CG Jong-hyun in. They’re freakin’ SM Entertainment, the biggest baddest entertainment company in the ROK. They could have thought up a great MV with Jong-hyun CG’d in or like appearing as an animated character or something. They really need to think outside the box. *ba dump bump*

      • http://twitter.com/Iwoveyeollie Jinee Scarlet

        the fact that most of their MVs are inside a box. shows that really don’t know how to…

        • lokifairy

          SM have some great MV’s as well. They just like box MV’s more. Many groups use box MV’s so I don’t see the problem.

      • Gaya_SB

        why hasn’t SM hired you yet

        • Johnelle

          I know, right?! Well, probably because I love YGE more.

    • lokifairy

      And also if they delayed SHINee’s activities it would have affected the activities of other SM groups as well. It’s not as easy as how fans think.

    • anon

      why couldn’t they wait till after the arena tour?

    • anon

      the funny thing is that sm has delayed comebacks before. as have other major companies. which is why it’s strange how fans have gone out of their way to defend the idea that making any changes to accommodate Jonghyun’s injury would be impossible. is the guy just not that popular among shinee fans? Ironically, coming back at this time has been a bad choice anyway. shinee is being drowned out in the digital sales. it remains to be seen if this comeback will leave any lasting impact. rescheduling might just have been a win-win situation. who knows how this whole incident will affect group dynamics. they’re inching in on five years… this should be fun…

      • 1891489307

        Yes, SM/other companies has delayed comebacks before like SHINee during Juliette but they had also times where group promoted even though there was a missing member, for example f(x). If I remember it right, they had promoted without Amber because of her ankle injury.

        NO ONE IS SAYING JONGHYUN IS NOT THAT POPULAR! Where did you got the idea?

        Re-scheduling is not a win-win situation. If they pushed back their promotion, WSS and JAT will overlap. Just like what I said, THEY CAN’T CHANGED THE DATES IN JAT. They already started selling the tickets. They can add shows but not cancel nor change dates of tour because they will lose money.
        Promoting WSS in Korea while doing JAT will exhaust them even more.

        Well, they could have waited after the JAT but they didn’t probably because of the concept/idea of their album. Their album is not just 1 full-length album, but it’s split into 2. Chapter 2 is like a follow-up of Chapter 1.

        Also, the JAT will end in July(they might even add dates if the response of the tour is good). That’s a long wait for a follow-up of the chapter 2. People might have forgotten why they split the album into 2.

        Lastly, SM is not only for SHINee nor Jonghyun. They have other groups to handle and schedules to follow.

  • happy_slip

    I understand why they couldn’t include Jonghyun this time around, what I don’t get is why they never had complete preparations for everything when they announced that SHINee will be promoting two albums within a span of 1-2 months. Then again, I don’t really follow their schedules that much, so.

    Anyhow, I can’t say that Why So Serious was successful in complementing Dream Girl, but I like the choreo and feel of the song. And yes, Minho’s weird expression/dancing kind of freaked me out too haha.

    On the other hand, I am kind of glad Yonghwa dropped the drama. Lee Minho would suffice tbh.

  • VipVip

    Woop guess I’ll be the unpopular opinion then but Why So Serious is totally my jam now, love the chorus and the catchy beat. Sad Jonghyun isn’t in it, he’s my favorite of the bunch. Actually as I found out their whole album that was just released is great, there’s some gems in there that shouldn’t be dismissed just because the title track doesn’t please you. If someone hasn’t listened to the album yet I suggest you do. And I’m saying this as someone who doesn’t really regularly listen to SHINee.

    • Gaya_SB

      Seconding listening to the album, it’s so beautiful.

      What did you think of the Jonghyun-inclusive version of WSS VipVip?

      • VipVip

        Hmm. The versions are very similar and Taemin does a good job doing Jonghyun’s parts. However Jonghyun is (as far as I know) the main vocal of the group and he does have a really strong voice (one reason why he’s my favorite). Also one thing I love about him is that he always puts a bit of a twist in the way he sings. Idk how to explain it but he sounds like he always gives it his all, really feels the music, and has this kind of interesting color to his voice (he also has awesome stage presence which is why I missed him in the MV too). I have to say the 2 versions are similar, yet I can hear a difference in how Jonghyun sing and Taemin sings you know? Idk did this make any sense, also I have a clear bias towards Jonghyun as you can see lol.

        • Gaya_SB

          I completely understand what you mean — I think the difference is most keen with the songs climax; Taemin is fantastic, but Jonghyun’s voice has this body to it; I want to call it rich, but I don’t think it’s like that. How do I describe it… there’s this tempered sweetness to it that I just love so much, and this album is doing a fantastic job of showcasing it (and everyone else’s voices too!)

          • VipVip

            Yea I get it and agree. The album is good, I was surprised when I listened to it since it didn’t sound like your usual kpop album. The songs are interesting and groovy and the title track doesn’t rise above the rest. A solid package. Lol SHINee’s music is really growing on me lately (they were actually the first kpop group I listened to and got me into kpop originally, but then I began drifting towards other groups. Now I’m kinda going back to where I started from.)

          • Gaya_SB

            I don’t think I’d be so into K-pop if it weren’t for SHINee. It’s all their fault!

          • http://splashofinspiration.wordpress.com/ Shweta

            Agreed. I actually hated Jonghyun’s voice at first because he just managed to over sing everything possible, but when he’s restrained, his tone is really beautiful, and I can see why he’s the lead singer. Even though Taemin went from zero to as good as Onew really rapidly, there is a clear lack of experience. Taemin has a very clear and clean voice and he hits notes well, but the problem is that his voice has no personality (well, it’s more like he’s fabricating personality when it’s not there yet.) I don’t pick out Taemin the way I pick out Onew or Jonghyun–or even Key–instantaneously.

  • http://splashofinspiration.wordpress.com/ Shweta

    This is my entire problem with SM’s releases recently. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but they are experimenting way too much with song structure. They pick songs that a showy and have a lot of dynamics, but to pop listeners that’s exactly what no one actually wants. Lots of rapping/non singing, coupled with intense singing lines and choppy transitions does not make a song; it is rather irritating to the ear. SHINee, I get that you’re some sort of zombie thing in this song or something, but there are two very blatant problems with this concept. One, you don’t look like a zombie, and two, I think that it’s the song that became the zombie. I don’t want a zombie song.

  • AcadiasFire

    I thought it was just me who couldn’t take Minho seriously in Why so Serious? By the way…I’m sorry for laughing Minho.

  • Gaya_SB

    Don’t lie Johnelle because Minho’s hips certainly don’t