Apology and OWOB

Hello all!

I apologize, obviously I have dropped the ball the last few days. This is what I get for being engrossed in a book and also engrossed in a video game and also having to like, work and be a functioning member of the household and stuff. Hoping I can get back on track very soon.

In the meantime, I am going to be writing for One Week One Band! HOORAY! Still waiting on official date confirmation, but hoping to sync it with SJ’s comeback week, which I think is going to be week of 11/6. Also, assuming the schedule holds up, the week before me is two people that I MASSIVELY RESPECT AND ADMIRE so that’s going to be interesting/scary to follow up.

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나란 사람 (Your Eyes)

Total Score: 6.00

youreyes

TOTALLY not the mood of this song

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 5
Singing Quality: 7
Contextual Fit: 3

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 05/13/2010

Not sure I agree with this track ordering. Two electronic dance songs followed by two KRY ballads? (Or well, a KRY and a KY?) It would have been significantly more interesting if this was at least mid-tempo but then, this is a Kyuhyun and Yesung duet; there’s virtually no way that would have happened. Continue reading

응결 (Coagulation)

Total Score: 8.40

coagulation

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 8
Singing Quality: 8
Contextual Fit: 5

Lyrics Only | Live (from 2012, really live, and good, and hilariously Ryeowook’s sheet music is not what he is actually playing, it’s some significantly more complicated thing)

Release Date: 05/13/2010

Bonamana contains four songs explicitly performed by soloists or groups other than plain vanilla Super Junior, and here is the first one, a KRY song with a creepy title. (Am I the only one thinking of blood? I think from lyrical context, a better English title would be something like “Freezing” or “Icing Over”, or even just “Hardening”.) Continue reading

나쁜 여자 (Boom Boom)

Total Score: 5.60

boomboom

heechul you dweeb

Lyrics Only

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 4
Singing Quality: 6
Contextual Fit: 4

Release Date: 05/13/2010

“Boom Boom”, the second song on the Bonamana album, is again, “God she’s so hot, I’m so obsessed, maybe I shouldn’t be? But ughhh so hoooooot.” Super Junior seems to be less inspired-sounding when they are singing about how hot girls are; they do better with love songs. Also isn’t this the exact same premise of “Bonamana“, which is directly before this on the album, other than with added doubt in it? Continue reading