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T-ara N4 Joen Won Diary MV Review - Seoulbeats

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Seoul Beats Idols Music Film Drama TV Media Style Culture TweetmusicT-ara N4s Jeon Won Diary Makes For Stale Reading Written by Nicholas On May 1, 2013 Given the number of girl groups (and sub-groups) created over the past few years, it would start to seem that concepts would run out eventually. On the contrary, K-Pop has gotten ever more creative with developing new and unique themes; the latest example is T-ara, who attempts to restore the public image with their latest sub-group N4. Made up of crowd favourites Eunjung, Hyomin and Jiyeon, as well as new girl Ahreum, N4s Jeon Won Diary claims to combine the best parts of hip-hop and club anthems, and touching on escaping the stresses of modern life/society.

Those are pretty big claims to be made for the group that has practically invented the ear-worm before their scandal broke, so its worth seeing if they live up to the promise, with two videos for us to judge.

Things do not particularly look very good from the song alone, which is equal parts “generic euro-club anthem 101” packed with pounding bass beats and horn driven rhythms, and equal parts “K-pop girl group song (post “I Got A Boy”) 101” what with all the sudden changes mid-way through the song, a mix of up beat dance friendly parts, instruments buried in the dense mix, and a hook that is not too obvious from the first listen.

There are still some T-ara trademarks in the song, namely the rap that adds a bit of punch to the proceedings. While the use of the rap here is rather obligatory, the delivery is not too bad and its nice to for once not hear ridiculously cheesy lyrics. Another T-ara trademark that I like less though would be the over-processed vocals, which means that while I know who’s singing what, their individual vocal qualities come through so weakly it makes them look like lesser singers than they actually are. Then again, I have been complaining about this since the second album.

To sum up, this Duble Sidekick song we have got is a nice change from the old Shinsadong Tiger earworms with interestingly veiled lyrics about being back in business, but a song that plays very strongly to current best practice, and slightly lacking in identity.

In keeping with T-ara tradition, the music videos are where the moneys at. And as with past projects, there are two versions. First, the dance version. Apart from being very heavy on the video effects, most of it sticks to every current trend these days. Street culture inspired outfits and dance sets? Yes. Flashing lights in the background? Yes. Some solo posing shots and pretty close-ups? Check. There really is not much that is too new about this effort.

I would have to commend the choreography though, which is a nice break away from the usual sexy thrusting, instead being largely made up of strong leg and upper body movements, making it rather danceable for both guys and girls. I also liked how the underlying rhythm makes the song easy to throw in a self invented move or two (for the listener at least).

The drama version is far better, if for the fact it does not ever take itself too seriously. The story opens with a man watching “Bo Peep Bo Peep” on TV, and trading opinions on T-ara with his wife. The next scene then shows the members working on the farm and being hopelessly inept with their tasks. The most disappointing of them all would have to be Hyomin, considering her Invincible Youth outing.

Eventually though, they manage to redeem themselves with a really addictive dance that sends the entire village moving, sort of like what Gangnam Style is to Seoul. Along the way, the usual mix of hi-jinks and high profile guests happen.

What makes this video more fun than their last few attempts at epically long music videos is that the reduced length means that there is less need for dull filler content, and that the whole thing does not take itself too seriously. Its also good fun to see the cameos happily parodying themselves, especially Davichis Kang Min-kyung who willingly takes the mickey out of her sexy image.

To sum up, T-ara N4 is in parts a messy adaption of everything big and popular in K-pop, and partly over the top guilty pleasure, the very things that made T-ara so enjoyable in the past. Unfortunately, the former far outweighs the latter, giving the T-ara very little identity, while at the same time not doing anything much better then the girl group norm. With this, apart from the occasionally amusing drama music video and the easy to follow choreography, its hard to see the overall score going much beyond 2.5/5.

And one more thing: Seeing how the whole concept got across nicely without feeling like any member was missing, maybe four people are all T-ara need? Maybe in the future as girl groups get hopelessly bigger, downsizing might be back in vogue again.

(Core Contents Media, Youtube [1])Nicholas Talk literally, think laterally.

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Dal Shabet Stay Busy In 2016 With Album Planned Following 'Someone Like U' Promotions

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Dal Shabet Stay Busy In 2016 With Album Planned Following 'Someone Like U' Promotions

Dal Shabet promoted "Someone Like U" for 2 months on Korea's primary network song shows, the group's first unencumber since contributors Cho Gaeun and Jiyul (Yang Jung Yoon)leftto pursue their own particular personoccupation ambitions. The rest quartet are expected to release a new album in combination in the summer.

"Someone Like U" used to be produced by capacity ofCourageous Brothers and become Dal Shabet's identify track for their EPNaturalness.It was released on Jan. 5.

Hyeri Sends Message to “Reply 1988” Co-Star Park Bo Gum on “Entertainment Weekly”

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Hyeri Sends Message to “Reply 1988” Co-Star Park Bo Gum on “Entertainment Weekly”

Hyeri Sends Message to “Reply 1988” Co-Star Park Bo Gum on “Entertainment Weekly”ilmare42 February 13, 2016 0 On February 13’s episode of “Entertainment Weekly,” Girl’s Day sits down for an interview whilst filming an advertisement.

The interviewer asks every of the participantsto select which attainable husband they would select if they were Hyeri’s personality Duk Sun on “Reply 1988” throughretaining up signs. As Hyeri watches and laughs, the 3 other members in an instantcombat over the symptoms to get the selection they want.

However, the display rewinds to thirty mins previously, when Hyeri used to be being interviewed on her own. At the time, she turned into asked to mentionhi to her “husband” from the show, Park Bo Gum. She smiles and says to the camera, “Husband!” and supplies two thumbs up.

Key difference between Lovelyz and Two times revealed

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Key difference between Lovelyz and Two times revealed

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Netizens Unveil The secret DIFFERENCE Between Lovelyz And TWICE?

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Netizens Unveil The secret DIFFERENCE Between Lovelyz And TWICE?

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VIPs BUSTED By capability of EXO-Ls For Making an attempt To RIG VOTES On Gaon Charts

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We are going to procedure publicly all the users requests in voting and we will be revealing the real vote counts soon. We also would like to let all you know that we are accepting votes from all of the countries in the sector and we guarantee you lot that votes will be accurate.

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815 / -64 Wow that suggests if the EXO-Ls didnt request this, BIGBANG would have won the award by way of rigging. I truthfully freaking love EXO-L fandom

Netizens Claim Kang Dong Won BEATS G-Dragon HANDS DOWN In Model And Looks

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Netizens Claim Kang Dong Won BEATS G-Dragon HANDS DOWN In Model And Looks

On February 12th, a record highlighted those similarties and complimented the 2 for their formidable manner choices. For example, Kang Dong Won has been noticeddressed ina couple of runway outifts from quite so much of luxury brands, attracting attention for his model-like stature. G-Dragon, at the other hand, is understood to have a few close networks in the fad industry, in the end being invited to exclusive fashion displaysaround the globe.

However, regardless of their outrageous and ambitious choices, the two appears to resemble some similarities in their styling. Recently, they were spotted wearing coats and tops with bold oclours equivalent to red, extrafiddling with fabrics such as leather, lace, tweed and more, growing a more “genderless” take on the trend.

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Netizen Unearths The fact In the back of Red Velvet Joy’s “THICK” Legs

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Netizen Unearths  The fact  In the back of Red Velvet Joy’s “THICK” Legs

Due to idols being exposed to thousands of cameras in their careers, it's milesnearly next to not possible to keep away from any ridicule from netizens or anti-fans relating to their appearances. May have netizens found outthe following victim of ridicule?

She isnt thin like other celebrities but she isnt giantsufficient to get criticized! And she doesnt sing with her thighs so please prevent insulting her.

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Jung Ryeo Won and WINNER’s Nam Tae Hyun Suspected Of Dating

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Jung Ryeo Won and WINNER’s Nam Tae Hyun Suspected Of Dating

In the past, eagle-eyed netizens were ready to spot the smallest of hints via SNS photos, even effectively predicting relationships ahead of they were made public. Recently, netizens came upon an abnormalstyle in the Instagram posts of actress Jung Ryeo Won and WINNERNam Tae Hyun, causing many to suppose that the 2 are secretly dating. After seeing several in theiran identical posts, many netizens were convinced that the two are in a relationship.

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Oh myMay this be?Ryeowon??Ehhh it couldnt beHere's a random couplingThere are too much in commonplaceto claim its just accident especially when theyre following each and every otherHeolll. Source: Instiz

VIXX’s Hongbin Chooses Between Romance or Bromance on “Moorim School”

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VIXX’s Hongbin Chooses Between Romance or Bromance on “Moorim School”

VIXX’s Hongbin Chooses Between Romance or Bromance on “Moorim School”notclaira February 13, 2016 0 As the KBS drama “Moorim School” passes the midway mark, Wang Chi Ang (VIXX’s Lee Hongbin) shouldselect between love and friendship.

Wang Chi Ang, who have been up till now a persona who hardly took existence seriously, is torn between his love-at-first-sight, Shim Doon Deok (Seo Ye Ji), or Yoon Shi Woo (Lee Hyun Woo), who is the primaryindividual that Chi Ang thought to be equally a friend.

Soon Deok stored Chi Ang from drowning when he was oncelooking to run clear of the men his father hired. His ratherfoolish and naive way of expressing his feelings meant that Soon Deok interpreted his behaviour as a comic storyin position of taking him seriously. As Soon Deok become paired up with Shi Woo in a mentor-mentee schooling program, the 2started falling for each and every other instead.

Yoo Seung-woo Solidifies Crooner Symbol with “Pit a Pat” EP

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Yoo Seung-woo Solidifies Crooner Symbol with “Pit a Pat” EP

Yoo Seung-woo Solidifies Crooner Symbol alongside Pit a Pat EPWritten by way of Erianne On February 13, 2016Roughly two years since his closing EP release, the Superstar K singer-songwriter Yoo Seung-woo is after all back with a new EP entitled Pit a Pat which got here out previous this month. This time, he has collaborated with more artists comparable to K-indie artist OOHYO, rapper Crucial Star, and Louie who is one-half of the hip-hop duo, Geeks.

Fans of easy-listening Korean tune know that by way of lounge-worthy jams to tune into, Urban Zakapa and 10cm are just probably the most more popular go-to K-indie teams for your chill-out musical cravings. Over the years, the now 18 year-old Yoo Seung-woo has controlledto place himself in the market to earn a place on anyone’s cafe playlist with his sweet, mellow tracks which he was oncerather wellready to exhibit in his old EP Already 19. However, with his latest EP, Seung-Woo becomecapable of feature more of his enlargement and consistency as an artist as he highlights more of his uniquely boyish, acoustic flair.

Starting out with the identify track Whatever, which has a these days released accompanying MV, it functions rapper The maximum important Star and is plainly more of an RB tastewhich correct away feels relativelyother from some of Seung-woo’s earlier, mellow and acoustic ballad songs. The golden moment of the intro to “Whatever” is the funky bass line which accurately preps the listeners for a coffee shop feel that was simplestthe entire more complemented with the calming piano synths and Seung-woo’s maturing vocals kicking off the primary verse.