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Total Score: 4.40

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lined up by age, in case you were curious (same as my main site header)

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 4
Singing Quality: 4
Contextual Fit: 3

Lyrics Only | Live (not good, as usual – most of everyone aside from KRY is out of tune)

Well, ok – Shindong finally showed up, on the fifth song of the album. Still no sign of the mysteriously absent Hangeng, though. (Maybe he was busy in China? Not trying to be flip.) Continue reading

Monster

Total Score: 6.40

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

Lyrics Only | (SJ never did this live? EVER? Boo.)

“Monster” has multiple sections that are very sensual/sexy-sounding and Kyuhyun doesn’t get any of them. Grrrr. Unrelatedly, I need to quit listening to SJ songs for review while I have my music library on random because something not-SJ and way mood-breaking always comes up immediately. Extra extra unrelatedly, SHINDONG HAS GONE THE WAY OF TWINS APPARENTLY BECAUSE WHERE THE HELL IS HE?? Continue reading

앤젤라 (Angela)

Total Score: 5.20

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

Lyrics Only | Live (from Super Show 2 (but Japanese, I’m not reviewing that one)) (HANGENG HAS BLONDE HAIR AGAIN GRRR)

Well, ok. Nine singers, including Eunhyuk. Improvement, I guess? Still short – Don’t Don felt like it did a decent job of trying to include everyone, and I know Kibum and Heechul were AWOL for most of this but still, there were technically 13 dudes here. Eunhyuk’s singing, though – we haven’t had a single rap yet and we’re four songs in. Continue reading

니가 좋은 이유 (Why I Like You)

Total Score: 6.40

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two of these dudes do not sing on this song but wevs

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 7
Singing Quality: 7
Contextual Fit: 2

Lyrics Only | Live (not overall good BUT DONGHAE IN GLASSES)

Release Date: 03/12/2009

I was really looking forward to getting into the Sorry, Sorry album, given that the Don’t Don album was so surprisingly good, at least on the front end where (I think) the newer songs were. This is a good start! Continue reading

Sorry, Sorry

Total Score: 9.43

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MV: 10
Sound Quality: 8
Singing Quality: 8
Contextual Fit: 5

MV | MV (dance ver.)

Release Date: 03/09/2009

Sorry sorry sorry sorry
Naega naega naega meonjeo
Nege nege nege bbajyeo
Bbajyeo bbajyeo beoryeo baby

sorrysorry-classic

do you hear it? i can hear it

And here it is: the biggest song Super Junior ever had. Many, many other kpop groups have covered this. It has famous hooks. It has a famous dance. It sold ten bajillion copies. If you are a non-kpop fan who has heard of Super Junior, it was probably this song. Allegedly, if you know a kpop song other than “Gangnam Style,” it’s probably this song. (I think that may have been more true a few years back than now, but still.) No, it is not all downhill from here.

This is the song and album where Super Junior moved into heavily-autotuned electropop, and they stayed there for years; the autotune wore off after the fourth album, but they were still doing what I’d consider to be electropop singles all the way up through their sixth. Continue reading

The One

Total Score: 2.40

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MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 3
Singing Quality: 3
Contextual Fit: 0

Release Date: 04/23/2008

Audio Only | Lyrics Only

This song has nothing to do with “You Are The One”, despite reusing the phrase in the chorus, and instead is for the Beijing Olympics! Having trouble figuring out if this was an official song or not – it wasn’t THE official song, but if it’s anything like any other major sporting event there’s a whole album’s worth of official songs. Continue reading

这一秒 (The Moment)

Total Score: 4.80

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no h8

 

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 5
Singing Quality: 4
Contextual Fit: 3

Release Date: 04/23/2008

Audio Only | Lyrics Only

I’ve kind of been in a writing rut lately, pushing myself forward due to “can’t give up on ANOTHER project” and also because I can see that songs I already have half-written posts in my head about are not that far off if I can just. get. there.!!! But here, as if to break my fall, is a song with PROBLEMS! Continue reading

爱你爱你 (Love Song)

Total Score: 5.60

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i am having a hard time finding promotional images from SJ-M’s first album that aren’t just fanedits of the same two photos

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 5
Singing Quality: 5
Contextual Fit: 4

Release Date: 04/23/2008

Audio Only | Lyrics
This has such an annoying toddler introduction that I was all ready to give this a 2. But “Love Song” spends the rest of the introduction flirting with That One Song Everybody at SM did (you know, the one I talked about in “Happiness”) before becoming something slightly more complex. Continue reading

至少还有你

Total Score: 6.40

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

Release Date: 04/23/2008

Audio Only (inexplicably ending on a picture of later-era SJ-M)

Do you know how amazing it feels, after five straight days of multi-gif Super Show 1 posts, and then a single/MV post which also gets gifs, to do a regular boring album track with no gifs at all? I mean, the gif requirement is my own doing obviously but lord, I was so giffed out. ALL I HAVE TO DO IS WRITE. YESSSSSS.

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