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(Quartz)   K-pop is going k-poop   (qz.com) divider line 72
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2013-07-15 09:25:55 PM  
From your lips to God's ears, subby.
 
2013-07-15 09:43:50 PM  
As long as Sistar keeps cranking out videos, I don't care.
 
2013-07-15 09:56:13 PM  
Maybe consider downsizing your groups from 35 people to a mere 20.
 
2013-07-16 01:11:38 AM  
it's just that the PSY bubble has burst
 
2013-07-16 02:43:36 AM  
Really subby?  You didn't think of "K-Purt"?  Really?
 
2013-07-16 02:54:15 AM  
Sorry, that should read "K-Putt".
 
2013-07-16 03:12:09 AM  
Here, let me make this thread more interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fPz2y7tEp4

There we go.
 
2013-07-16 03:25:24 AM  
japanese stop at nothing to make korean successes turn to failure in front of international community of friends and allies even in times of regional instabilities and do not belief they lies about dokdo so hurting beautiful young stars of korea who only want to show world their passion for worldwide community song and dance in united just makes me angry
 
2013-07-16 03:33:02 AM  
As long as 2NE1 keeps making music I'll be happy.
 
2013-07-16 03:52:54 AM  
Asians make more garbage music than Americans do, it's stunning.
 
2013-07-16 03:59:04 AM  

TheJoe03: Asians make more garbage music than Americans do, it's stunning.


One could argue that Asians just make more garbage in general.
 
2013-07-16 04:21:07 AM  
Whatever it is, I'm just sad that the number of Korean girl groups on TV has been drastically reduced in the past few months.
 
2013-07-16 04:57:32 AM  
J-Pop has always been better anyway.
 
2013-07-16 05:23:16 AM  

JorgiX: TheJoe03: Asians make more garbage music than Americans do, it's stunning.

One could argue that Asians just make more garbage in general.


Yeah, special corollary to to Sturgeon's law "99% of what comes out of Asia is crap. Except the porn, some of that's okay"
 
2013-07-16 05:39:07 AM  

JorgiX: TheJoe03: Asians make more garbage music than Americans do, it's stunning.

One could argue that Asians just make more garbage in general.


i totally agree.  look at the artistic goldmine we produce here in the shining west

i3.mirror.co.uk
 
2013-07-16 05:53:00 AM  

thisiszombocom: i totally agree.  look at the artistic goldmine we produce here in the shining west


Yeah but we have a whole lot of quality music to balance it out. Hell we invented jazz, blues, rock, country, house, hip hop, soul, RNB, funk, and some others I forgot just in the US alone. Then again, I don't know much about the Asian music scene, I just know everything I have heard was all weird poppy nonsense.
 
2013-07-16 05:55:56 AM  

Dr.Zom: Here, let me make this thread more interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fPz2y7tEp4

There we go.


That wasn't interesting at all... show me more?...
 
2013-07-16 06:05:50 AM  

Dr.Zom: Here, let me make this thread more interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fPz2y7tEp4

There we go.


I think they hypnotized me in the pants region.
 
2013-07-16 06:06:34 AM  
On a second reading, I think I would have preferred "k-put" instead of "k-poop".
 
2013-07-16 06:10:36 AM  

Dr.Zom: Here, let me make this thread more interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fPz2y7tEp4

There we go.


Yikes, they all look like they could eat a few bowls of ramen noodles. Seriously, is that stick-thin emaciated look supposed to be sexy?

Does this turn you on?

bellbulldogreaders.edublogs.org
 
2013-07-16 06:20:04 AM  
Its not high art, but damnit I enjoy K and J-Pop a hell of a lot more than its American counterparts just because its energetic and fun. Something that seems to have been forgotten over here when it comes to music.

Current favorite:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUqP1xzRZkw

Oh and they're a Japanese group, but still, dayum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkHlnWFnA0c
 
2013-07-16 06:22:49 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Dr.Zom: Here, let me make this thread more interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fPz2y7tEp4

There we go.

Yikes, they all look like they could eat a few bowls of ramen noodles. Seriously, is that stick-thin emaciated look supposed to be sexy?

Does this turn you on?


If you have yerrow fever, probably yeah
 
2013-07-16 06:34:49 AM  
A little pallette cleanser for your ears

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8u7CVVmybU

That's better
 
2013-07-16 06:36:52 AM  

Crewmannumber6: A little pallette cleanser for your ears

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8u7CVVmybU

That's better


You have one of these in your ears?

documents.clubexpress.com

I don't want to know where you keep your easel.
 
2013-07-16 06:37:13 AM  
Also interesting (new version of Right Now with that hot dancer):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWXcjZ3LX3c
 
2013-07-16 06:40:34 AM  

Old enough to know better: Its not high art, but damnit I enjoy K and J-Pop a hell of a lot more than its American counterparts just because its energetic and fun. Something that seems to have been forgotten over here when it comes to music.

Current favorite:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUqP1xzRZkw

Oh and they're a Japanese group, but still, dayum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkHlnWFnA0c


Uh... holy shiat, I think I'm in love.  With ALL of them.  Damn.

\And you are right on with the fun bit.  The 80's used to be fun music.  I dread when the 90's emo shiat starts up over there.
 
2013-07-16 06:43:03 AM  

fearmongert: Dr.Zom: Here, let me make this thread more interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fPz2y7tEp4

There we go.

That wasn't interesting at all... show me more?...


Man, you people are hard to please.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8M6EaKJTPY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7_lSP8Vc3o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl19JYqW6MI (Dance performance rehearsal of the previous song, but fun because it's all in one cut.

Take that, you hard to please person!
 
2013-07-16 06:44:50 AM  
 
2013-07-16 06:47:18 AM  
How can you guys be serious about this shiat? It's like every bad manufactured commercial pop band cliché rolled into one giant ball of suck and amplified by a thousand.

No one can be that hard up to look at passably attractive Asian girls. fark, haven't you heard of redtube?
 
2013-07-16 06:52:55 AM  

TwistedFark: How can you guys be serious about this shiat? It's like every bad manufactured commercial pop band cliché rolled into one giant ball of suck and amplified by a thousand.

No one can be that hard up to look at passably attractive Asian girls. fark, haven't you heard of redtube?


Haven't you ever heard of fun?  I don't look at them unless it's on youtube, otherwise it's on my mp3 player.  It's just fun to listen to, especially if you don't know the language.  Mindless?  Yep.  Guilty, but it's a nice break from Alice In Chains.
 
2013-07-16 06:54:15 AM  
Smells like pedo in here.
 
2013-07-16 06:54:39 AM  
I remember hearing that K-Pop stars make shiat for money even if they are successful.   Psy might be an exception for being a one-hit wonder here in the US last year.  Thank fawk that's over with now.  I admit it was kind of a catchy tune and the video was amusing but only the first 3 million times.
 
2013-07-16 07:00:40 AM  

Shostie: Maybe consider downsizing your groups from 35 people to a mere 20.


That's Japan.
 
2013-07-16 07:09:00 AM  
somemoron:

Haven't you ever heard of fun?  I don't look at them unless it's on youtube, otherwise it's on my mp3 player.  It's just fun to listen to, especially if you don't know the language.  Mindless?  Yep.  Guilty, but it's a nice break from Alice In Chains.

This. Some people need to lighten the fark up once in awhile.
 
2013-07-16 07:09:57 AM  

TwistedFark: How can you guys be serious about this shiat? It's like every bad manufactured commercial pop band cliché rolled into one giant ball of suck and amplified by a thousand.

No one can be that hard up to look at passably attractive Asian girls. fark, haven't you heard of redtube?


*stoplikingwhatidontlike*  or *lightenupfrancis*?
 
mhd
2013-07-16 07:23:36 AM  
Meh, they still make billions, they just don't make more than they did last year. Cry me a river, non-threatening Asian boys/girls.

It's going to be all over anyway once the Uncanny Valley is breached and both Korea and Japan will go all out Idoru. Even more money for the managers.
 
2013-07-16 07:24:36 AM  
images3.cliqueclack.com
 
2013-07-16 07:34:10 AM  

BioStormX: J-Pop has always been better anyway.

just as insipid, lame and pre-fabricated.

FTFY

Americans fetishize J- and K-pop solely because it is from somewhere else, not because it is any better
than domestic pop music.
 
2013-07-16 08:10:56 AM  

Flappyhead: TwistedFark: How can you guys be serious about this shiat? It's like every bad manufactured commercial pop band cliché rolled into one giant ball of suck and amplified by a thousand.

No one can be that hard up to look at passably attractive Asian girls. fark, haven't you heard of redtube?

*stoplikingwhatidontlike*  or *lightenupfrancis*?


*whynotboth*
 
2013-07-16 08:12:38 AM  

Foxxinnia: japanese stop at nothing to make korean successes turn to failure in front of international community of friends and allies even in times of regional instabilities and do not belief they lies about dokdo so hurting beautiful young stars of korea who only want to show world their passion for worldwide community song and dance in united just makes me angry


Kudos, Fox. This is priceless.
 
2013-07-16 08:20:19 AM  
www.brandipassante.net  Agrees
 
2013-07-16 08:29:25 AM  

TwistedFark: How can you guys be serious about this shiat? It's like every bad manufactured commercial pop band cliché rolled into one giant ball of suck and amplified by a thousand.


DjangoStonereaver: Americans fetishize J- and K-pop solely because it is from somewhere else, not because it is any better


News flash:  The U.S., Japan and Korea all have deeply cynical music industries that manufacture images and sell them to the unwashed masses with all the value and quality of theater popcorn.  Under the boot of that is a teeming mass of untalented hacks with their heads so far up their own asses that they don't realize they're only a bad con job away from being the next Rebecca Black.  I don't make much of a distinction between Carly Rae Jepsen and Girls' Generation, at least on a talent level.  90% of everything is crap and Asian pop music is no exception.

If you want diamonds you're going to have to search the rough.  For every Tool experimenting with lyrical Fibonacci sequences there's an angela using vocal techniques so advanced you have to basically be pro to sing her songs at all*.  Even setting that aside, I once translated one of her songs (something I am very experienced at mind you) and after struggling with multiple meanings in the lyrics I realized I was looking at poetry.  Nothing legendary mind you, but certainly a cut above this:

And I was like baby, baby, baby oooh
Like baby, baby, baby nooo
Like baby, baby, baby oooh
I thought you'd always be mine
Baby, baby, baby oooh
Like baby, baby, baby nooo
Like baby, baby, baby oooh
I thought you'd always be mine

Even within industry there are some people who know what they're doing.  Kalafina is purely an industry creation, but only in the sense that they're basically a toy for Yuki Kajiura to play with and holy hot shiat dayum is she a talented composer.  I tried to make a few arrangements of her music (something I am also quite experienced at mind you) but I gave up because the instrumentation was too perfectly balanced to mess with.

*Not to say this would always be the case, but the only singer I personally know who is capable of covering angela's "Shangri La" is so ridiculously good herself she just signed her own professional contract.
 
2013-07-16 08:30:14 AM  

Old enough to know better: somemoron:

Haven't you ever heard of fun?  I don't look at them unless it's on youtube, otherwise it's on my mp3 player.  It's just fun to listen to, especially if you don't know the language.  Mindless?  Yep.  Guilty, but it's a nice break from Alice In Chains.

This. Some people need to lighten the fark up once in awhile.


Nicki Minaj makes fun music. So does Robin Thicke. And Miley Cyrus.
 
2013-07-16 08:47:28 AM  

Moopy Mac: Old enough to know better: somemoron:

Haven't you ever heard of fun?  I don't look at them unless it's on youtube, otherwise it's on my mp3 player.  It's just fun to listen to, especially if you don't know the language.  Mindless?  Yep.  Guilty, but it's a nice break from Alice In Chains.

This. Some people need to lighten the fark up once in awhile.

Nicki Minaj makes fun music. So does Robin Thicke. And Miley Cyrus.


No she doesn't.
 
2013-07-16 09:22:54 AM  

dragonchild: TwistedFark: How can you guys be serious about this shiat? It's like every bad manufactured commercial pop band cliché rolled into one giant ball of suck and amplified by a thousand.

DjangoStonereaver: Americans fetishize J- and K-pop solely because it is from somewhere else, not because it is any better

News flash:  The U.S., Japan and Korea all have deeply cynical music industries that manufacture images and sell them to the unwashed masses with all the value and quality of theater popcorn.  Under the boot of that is a teeming mass of untalented hacks with their heads so far up their own asses that they don't realize they're only a bad con job away from being the next Rebecca Black.  I don't make much of a distinction between Carly Rae Jepsen and Girls' Generation, at least on a talent level.  90% of everything is crap and Asian pop music is no exception.

If you want diamonds you're going to have to search the rough.  For every Tool experimenting with lyrical Fibonacci sequences there's an angela using vocal techniques so advanced you have to basically be pro to sing her songs at all*.  Even setting that aside, I once translated one of her songs (something I am very experienced at mind you) and after struggling with multiple meanings in the lyrics I realized I was looking at poetry.  Nothing legendary mind you, but certainly a cut above this:

And I was like baby, baby, baby oooh
Like baby, baby, baby nooo
Like baby, baby, baby oooh
I thought you'd always be mine
Baby, baby, baby oooh
Like baby, baby, baby nooo
Like baby, baby, baby oooh
I thought you'd always be mine

Even within industry there are some people who know what they're doing.  Kalafina is purely an industry creation, but only in the sense that they're basically a toy for Yuki Kajiura to play with and holy hot shiat dayum is she a talented composer.  I tried to make a few arrangements of her music (something I am also quite experienced at mind you) but I gave up because the instrumentation was too ...


I knew there was a reason I had you favorited. Kalafina AND Yuki Kajiura? You win the internets!
 
2013-07-16 09:31:34 AM  
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2013-07-16 09:33:24 AM  
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iambrony.jsmart.web.id

/that is all...
 
2013-07-16 10:09:56 AM  

Browncoat: [images3.cliqueclack.com image 400x225]


You know they're laughing at you, right?
 
2013-07-16 10:12:56 AM  

odinsposse: Browncoat: [images3.cliqueclack.com image 400x225]

You know they're laughing at you, right?


media.screened.com
 
2013-07-16 10:26:20 AM  
If there's K-pop, does that means there's K-rock, K-lassical and K-rap as well?  Because that would be awesome.
 
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