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

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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

BONAMANA (미인아)

Total Score: 4.86

bonamana

we are soooo coooooool

MV: 5
Sound Quality: 4
Singing Quality: 5 (it’s so damn processed I don’t even know how to score this)
Contextual Fit: 3

MV | Lyrics OnlyLive (really live and baaaaad)

Release Date: 05/10/2010

bonamana-skating

obviously obviously obviously

“Bonamana” is the lead single on Super Junior’s fourth album, also called Bonamana, and is pretty obviously meant to be as much of a repeat as “Sorry, Sorry” as they could possibly wring out of it. It doesn’t hit the spot nearly as much. Continue reading

듣죠… 그대를 (Listen… To You)

Total Score: 5.60

listentoyou

that’s cOoOoOoL!

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 6
Singing Quality: 6
Contextual Fit: 2

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 01/04/2010

Welcome to 2010! We kick off the year with Kyuhyun’s contribution to the Pasta OST. Pasta is another complicated K-drama in which Restaurant Owner has a crush on Aspiring Chef, who has a crush on Celebrity Chef, who is rivals with his ex-girlfriend Other Celebrity Chef. Continue reading

S.E.O.U.L (ft. SNSD)

Total Score: 7.14

seoul

seoul!! it’s beautiful and christmassy!! visit now!!

MV: 7
Sound Quality: 6
Singing Quality: 7
Contextual Fit: 5

MV | Lyrics Only

Release Date: 12/15/2009

First off… IMPORTANT NEWS SJ COMEBACK IS ON NOVEMBER 6TH. According to my calendar, assuming I stay on track, that’s the day I finish up the next SJ-M EP. Will have to throw a special party post or something since sticking with chronological posts, I won’t get to it until next summer. Also, sorry again that this is late; I started writing late last night but saw it was a single with MV and really did not feel like making a bunch of gifs. (Yes, I complain about the gifs; yes, the gif rule was made by me; yes, I could break it at any time I wanted; NO, I WILL NOT.)

s-e-oul.gif

s-e-o-u-l hamkke oechyeobwayo, eodiseorado useul su inneun

I feel weird classifying this as “Super Junior ft. SNSD” given that only five Super Junior members and four SNSD members seem to be on it, but given that this arrangement doesn’t match to any of the existing SJ subunits, I guess this will have to do. Siwon, Yesung, Eunhyuk and Shindong appear in the video, though not appearing in any obvious way on the song, and so does Sooyoung from SNSD. Continue reading

愛情接力 (You & Me)

Total Score: 4.80

marryu

wait which song is this again?

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

Translated Lyrics/Audio Only | Lyrics

Release Date: 09/23/2009

Not to be confused with Super Junior Happy’s “You & I“! Here we are, at the final song of the Super Girl EP, and the last song Hangeng is EVER on with Super Junior, and this is a song that… sounds like “Marry U.” Sporting lyrics by Zhou Mi again, this meanders along in a gentle way, and suffers the same issue as “Marry U”, that of being so relatively uptempo for a romantic song, and predictable chord-wise, that it’s like eating hardtack when you were hoping for beef bourguignon. Or candy hearts (yucky and chalky, says me) when you wanted a box of Ghirardelli. Continue reading

動情 (Only U)

Total Score: 3.20

onlyu

I FOUND THE REST OF THE IMAGE IT’S ALL BAD AND TERRIBLE AAAAAAAAA

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 2
Singing Quality: 3
Contextual Fit: 3

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 09/23/2009

“Only U” brings out the previously-involved-with-producing-Kylie-Minogue-and-Lily-Allen-songs Greg Kurstin as a songwriter! And yet this is not mentioned in his production/writing discography… even though an f(x) song is listed as a writing credit for his cowriter, Karen Poole. I wonder why? Continue reading

告白 (Confession)

Total Score: 6.40

confession

siwon had silly sideburns in this era

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 6
Singing Quality: 5
Contextual Fit: 5

Audio Only | Lyrics

Release Date: 09/23/2009

Good morning! Got behind, in part due to massive internet outage, and am also having a tremendous week for brain fog (possibly work stress, lack of sleep, seasonal pressure changes, all three), so who knows how well this is going to turn out if I am foggy-brained and rushing to ensure I don’t miss a day. Continue reading