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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Wonder Girls, a real band or not?

Article: Wonder Girls, not a 'real band'?

Source: Herald Pop via Naver + Nate

1. [+212, -26] The journalist speaks the truth. I don't think fans should shield them just because they're fans. Criticize what should be criticized. Thank you for your refreshing judgment on the issue ^^

2. [+185, -29] So they didn't even record the instruments themselves. They're not a band but a band concept;;;

3. [+167, -22] Really disappointed that they didn't record it themselves

4. [+134, -29] I honestly didn't even expect them to be a real band anyway ㅋ

5. [+65, -5] Even if they did play and record the instruments themselves, they wouldn't have been able to pull it off as a real band. The songs off this album are them just holding a guitar and drums, there's nothing about it that makes me think they're a real band. It's a problem that they're pretending to be a band without any of the preparation put into it... they really need to study up if they're going to keep this concept up for their next album.

6. [+64, -5] How can they call themselves a band if they didn't record any of the instruments themselves? They're just holding the instruments and pretending to play it. The journalist also mentions that both their instrument skills and vocals fell below expectations and he's right, they need more practice to perfect this. So I'm assuming they're just going to be holding the instruments on music shows and pretend they're playing it? If they're going to release another album, JYP's going to make it a dance album. They just wanted a concept this time to get attention.

7. [+66, -11] A true journalist... the Wonder Girls really did play up the media play on this

8. [+60, -8] It's just funny how the Wonder Girls are fundamentally another average girl group but Naver comments keep calling them artists and better than idols ㅋㅋ they're still just a girl group, one that happens to have a band concept

9. [+326, -108] Forget everything else, I'm shocked that the instruments on their album were recorded by other people. How can you call yourselves a band?? How can you media play about being a band when you didn't even record anything on your album yourself?? There was obviously a reason your live was a mess at your showcase yesterday. You use another person's instrument recording on your teaser and think you can get away with just standing there, holding your instruments, pretending to be a band???
(Article quote) Wonder Girls confessed, "We actually didn't record any of the instruments on the songs on our album." They basically used electronic sounds and other session players. Park Jin Young's production is disappointing and it makes me wonder if they had to wear swimsuits in the music video at all. I want to know why they were sitting there with their instruments posed between their legs in their jacket photo. Why is Stellar put down but the WG praised?

10. [+286, -92] (Article quote) "The biggest shock from the Wonder Girls as a band is that they didn't perform the instruments recorded in their new album. Basically, they're not a band but a 'band concept'. Yeeun's explanation of, 'We wanted to show that the Wonder Girls was capable of performing retro pop with instruments rather than a complete recording as a band' sounds more like an excuse that they weren't prepared."


Article: Sunye and Sohee participate in WG's 13th talk track... friendly loyalty

Source: Ilgan Sports via Nate

1. [+158, -59] Without Sunye, their vocals are hopeless. I was so surprised hearing their live yesterday. Not only was their instrument performance a mess but their singing is just... especially Hyelim,...hopeless..

2. [+103, -51] So they media played themselves as a band but the instruments on their album were recorded by other people. Are they not embarrassed of media playing as a band right now?

3. [+126, -83] If the two are going to quit, just quit already.. why drag it on ㅡㅡ

4. [+31, -18] How in the world did Hyelim join this group? Mediocre at singing and dancing, not a visual, her rap doesn't stand out, she's not a variety character either..

5. [+25, -17] I feel like the comeback would've been perfect with Sohee. She would've made the group look more cohesive. She may seem untalented but she has such a strong visual color that she shines on stage and makes people take a look... too bad that that doesn't translate into her acting. Unfortunate for WG.


Yoobin and Hyorin confirmed for 'Unpretty Rap Star 2'

Article: [Exclusive] WG Yoobin and SISTAR Hyorin confirmed to join 'Unpretty Rap Star 2'

Source: Ilgan Sports via Naver

1. [+1,516, -31] Why.. Hyorin...?

2. [+1,193, -28] Hyorin and not Bora?

3. [+999, -21] Hyorin? Why Hyorin?

4. [+912, -26] Isn't Bora the rapper???

5. [+691, -19] Huh???????... ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+152, -12] This isn't 'Unpretty Rap Star', this is becoming 'Girl Group Rap Star' ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+153, -14] Laughed out loud at Hyorin ㅋㅋㅋ Hyorin rapping? ㅋㅋ

8. [+146, -14] Why Hyorin... this show is for rappers

9. [+128, -10] Hyorin's a vocalist, why is she going on 'Unpretty Rap Star'??

10. [+122, -6] Is Hyorin good at rapping???

11. [+88, -5] Bora should be on this show to learn..

12. [+101, -21] Well, it wasn't like Jessi was originally a rapper either

13. [+82, -10] Maybe Hyorin will be like Ailee and be a featuring singer?

14. [+83, -11] Maybe she's going to be a vocal for their chorus

15. [+64, -8] Hyorin's a better rapper than Bora ㅋㅋㅋ


Monday, August 3, 2015

Stellar would rather get hate than no interest at all

Article: Stellar, "What's scarier than people criticizing our skin exposure is no interest at all"

Source: Star News via Naver

1. [+722, -123] I think it's a difference in how much power your company has. Stellar wears swimsuits and get criticized while kids who claim to be a band wear swimsuits and get praised.

2. [+520, -31] Their songs are good but I feel like they're directing the attention away from that by dressing scantily

3. [+400, -44] But you have to admit they have good songs, like 'Marionette'... right??

4. [+395, -45] I understand where they're coming from... find strength!!!

5. [+275, -150] There are other ways to get interest... why through exposing skin;;
- You do realize how hard it is if your company has no connections... this is their fifth year since debut
- You obviously don't know how the real world works. Getting popular isn't so easy. There are so many singers with talent and potential who disappear with the public never even knowing them.
- Without company power, you can't try those "other ways" because the public just won't take an interest in them at all.

6. [+50, -4] There are examples like AOA and EXID so they can't give up...

7. [+44, -8] Sad that they'd rather get hate than no interest...

8. [+25, -3] Such a realistic statement from them... accurately depicts the harsh reality of being a noname idol.


FNC to debut a male dance group

Article: [Exclusive] FNC's first male dance group to debut... 'confirmed debut'

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+814, -36] Did you have to mention Yoo Jae Suk and Jung Hyung Don in the article title?
- I don't see their names in the title
- Looks like they deleted it ㅋㅋㅋ
- What was the article title before? ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
- The original title was '[Exclusive] Yoo Jae Suk and Jung Hyung Don's FNC to debut first male dance group, confirmed debut' which was deleted 3 minutes after the article went up ㅋㅋㅋ the media play is unreal
- So obvious they threw money at the journalist to play it up for media play. They obviously deleted it from the title because it had the opposite effect they were going for.
- I knew FNC was going to use Yoo Jae Suk like this. This is just the start. I can already see the media play they have planned using his name, ugh;;

2. [+820, -68] I seriously hate this company ㅠㅠ we all asked not to media play like this ㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+751, -36] The media play has begun ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+700, -33] And why are Yoo Jae Suk and Jung Hyung Don mentioned in the article title??? Are the package deals already being rolled out

5. [+443, -51] FNC's no joke

6. [+106, -4] Deleted the names from the article so fast with the negative reactions...

7. [+79, -2] Hasn't even been that long since N Flying debuted and they're already debuting a new group ㅋㅋㅋ

8. [+78, -8] So this therefore proves that N Flying is a failure????

9. [+58, -2] Why not give FT, CN, AOA, and N Flying some attention??? You can debut your rookies in a few years;;


Broken Valentine's vocalist Van passes away in an accident

Article: [Exclusive] Broken Valentine vocalist Van passes away "Unexpected accident"

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+69, -10] I'm a friend of his, I've known Kyungmin since we were children. I received contact yesterday and apparently he died of a heart attack while visiting the ocean. I remember the good times we shared playing together when we were younger so I feel so upset right now. Please pray for Kyungmin and his family.

2. [+52, -12] What was the accident?

3. [+36, -14] Read the title and thought it was foreign news


Source: Naver

1. [+1,006, -28] I don't even know what to say....; What exactly happened so suddenly

2. [+778, -28] I still can't believe it... please say it's not true.. Who will sing 'Aluminium' if not Van... I was going to see him at their concert after my college entrance exams..

3. [+764, -24] May he rest in peace... hopefully he can finish his dreams in another place.. ㅠㅠ

4. [+578, -17] He's someone I liked so much.. I still listen to his songs. I trust that he'll continue singing wherever he is now. May he rest in peace.

5. [+557, -21] Rest in peace. The song 'Aluminium' touched my heart. Thank you for letting us hear your voice.

6. [+79, -3] It was literally just last Sunday that he was with his fans performing at live club day last week.. ㅠㅠ I can't believe this. Rest in peace.

7. [+76, -2] I pray that the cold aluminium has become a shining crystal

8. [+76, -6] A band I truly looked up to. Our band still performs Broken Valentine's songs... I think I'm going to choke up every time we perform their songs on stage now. I still can't believe it. We'll never hear his powerful voice again. We'll remember you forever. Thank you for all that you've done!