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

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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

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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

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

Total Score: 7.14

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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.)

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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

카니발 (Carnival)

Total Score: 6.40

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you remember this part, right?

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

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 08/14/2009

Hey neat, it’s the song from SS2 that was not actually released until a month later! Hey neat, it also makes more sense now why they did it early; it’s not an original song. It’s actually a cover of a Dutch song from 2005. So in that regard, it’s not as weird, I guess. Also semi-surprising that again, everyone’s on this other than Heechul (and TVXQ and SHINee, lol). Continue reading

Seaside 휴게소 (Boom Boom) (with TVXQ and SHINee)

Total Score: 5.14

 

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why does this remind me of a delia’s catalog?

MV: 3
Sound Quality: 4
Singing Quality: 6
Contextual Fit: 5

MV | Lyrics Only

Release Date: 08/14/2009

Now that Super Show 2 is a wrap, let’s move on down (… TO THE BASEMENT) to the next song in the SJ repertoire, which is the song they did with EVERYBODY MALE IN THE SM CATALOG AT THAT TIME OTHER THAN KANGTA APPARENTLY. Good lord. This is from 2009 Summer SMTown – We Are Shining, which is one of the last SMTown seasonal compilations that SM did. Also, to be honest, the cover art isn’t that bad given some other SMtown compilation art we’ve seen. Interesting that a summer compilation came out so late in the summer. Literally everyone in TVXQ, SHINee, and Super Junior gets at least one solo line on this song (aside from Heechul for obvious reasons), which is nuts given that the song is only 3:10. Continue reading

Super Show 2: Part 5 of 5

Live(?)blogging the entirety of Super Show 2, in 40-ish-minute chunks! Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 are here, and you can follow along here. This entire last segment is encores; Part 4 ended with the original/first ending, and everyone running off stage yelling thank-yous.

As a side note, I’m watching New Journey to the West seasons 3 and 4, starring Kyuhyun (and Kang Hodong and Lee Soogeun, and Eun Jiwon, and Song Minho and Ahn Jaehyun if you are into that kind of thing), and it is very good and if you have time you should also watch it. It has a brief Heechul cameo too. (On the downside, I’m watching that instead of doing this, but nyehhh.) Continue reading

Super Show 2 Part 3 of 5

Live(?)blogging the entirety of Super Show 2, in 40-ish-minute chunks! Parts 1 and 2 are here, and you can follow along here.

Before I get started, is it just me or is this show missing some heart so far? It’s definitely more fanservicey than the first Super Show, what with all the humping and fans’-hand-kissing and stuff, but it feels like the only parts they are actually having any fun with are the parts where they get to run around the stage like lunatics, and that’s because they’re mostly just messing around with each other. We’re close to halfway through, so I hope this improves.

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Super Show 2: Part 1 of 5

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Follow along!

Super Show 2 ran from July 17, 2009 to April 10, 2010, stopping in Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Nanjing, Beijing, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila. Kangin was suspended after the Hong Kong show due to having been involved in a bar fight, but it was eventually determined that he had only fought out of self-defense. And then a month after the bar fight, Kangin got a DUI, so SM decided to go ahead and have him do his military service. Presumably if not for the DUI, Leeteuk or Heechul would have gone first since they are oldest. Kangin ended up missing two entire albums/promotional cycles over it, and due to another DUI, he will be missing the upcoming Super Junior 2017 album, but that is not actually released yet as of the time of this writing. (Can they just send him to the military again?)

The Youtube linked above, and my copy, are both the Seoul version, so Kangin is there. Kibum is bizarrely in the promo images for this, and I will be very surprised if he appears in any format other than pre-recorded video interludes. Also, unlike the Youtube, my version is split into two pieces, so my times may be a little weird. Sorry! 😦

So let’s get started! Continue reading