Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Kpop 2011 Awards

Thanks to DJ Yigytugd for this fun 2011 mashup.

It’s time for my end-of-year awards!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Mini-Review: f(x)’s Amber and Super Junior-M’s Henry—Holiday Gift for Fans

Everyone’s busy at the Kiss Kiss Kpop Reviews family home, but I just had to drop this off since it’s from two of my favorite people in Kpop—who happen to be fluent in English and have lovely voices—Super Junior M’s Henry and f(x)’s Amber. They apparently also play piano (Henry) and guitar (Amber) very nicely in order to serenade us. I love the harmonies in this song, especially towards the end. It begs the obvious question, though: why is Amber only a rapper in f(x)?! I hope we get to hear her sing more in the future.

Boyfriend’s one-liner:
“This is so much better with snowflakes.” (If you watch it on Youtube right now, there’s a little snowflake button that makes snowflakes accumulate.) Also, he didn’t know Amber was a girl, so we actually watched this one twice, lol.

Merry Christmas, everyone (메리 크리스마스)! Thanks so much for your support throughout the year. :)

P.S. See some other Kpop Christmas greetings here.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Review: Christmas Special Part 2

Infinite members Christmas

Presented by Infinite’s Sungkyu, Dongwoo, L (Myungsoo), Sungyeol, Woohyun, (front:) Hoya, and Sungjong.

A review of some more Christmas or winter-themed Kpop music videos that have been released this year.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Review: Christmas Special Part 1

2PM members Christmas

Presented by 2PM’s Wooyoung, Junho, Taecyeon, Nichkhun, Chansung, and Junsu.

A review of some of the Christmas or winter-themed Kpop music videos that have been released this year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Review: Baby Soul (feat. Wheesung)–“Stranger”

A relationship on the rocks eventually disintegrates. (Too Confuscian?)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Review: Rainbow–“Sweet Dream”

Rainbow turns out to have way more than seven members in this eerie music video.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Review: BEAST–“Fiction”

BEAST’s Junhyung becomes a time-traveler.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Il Dies

Also, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il apparently passed away on Saturday of fatigue.

Hopefully this will finally end the war between North and South Korea and allow North Korea to rejoin the rest of the world? I guess it’s too soon to say.

Kim Jong-Il

Not a great year for dictators or terrorists. I guess this also means the tumblr Kim Jong-Il Looking at Things can’t be updated much anymore. Sadface.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Review: f(x)–“Hot Summer”

Something to take everyone’s mind off of all the cold weather!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Review: Woman Power–“Hate You Hate You”

Three former soloists form a trio of woman power.

Review: C-REAL (feat. MBLAQ’s Thunder)–“No No No No No”

C-REAL and Thunder loosely recreate a few fairy tales. With bonus parrots.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Review: MBLAQ–“Stay”

MBLAQ begs their exes to stay in their hearts.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Top 10 Favorite U-KISS Songs

I made a (very simple) Youtube video!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Review: AA (Double A)–“Because I’m Crazy”

Clearly someone thought that making the Double A members wear human bones was a good idea.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Review: U-KISS–“Tick Tack”

U-KISS now keeps time with their entire bodies.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Review: 4minute–“Mirror Mirror”

4minute shatters a mirror but manages to avoid being cursed with seven years of bad luck.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Review: IU–“You and I”

IU and her magical goose go a-time travelin’.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Review: Kan Mi Youn (feat. MBLAQ’s Mir)–“Going Crazy”

Kan Mi Youn takes obsessive fangirling to the next level by kidnapping MBLAQ’s Joon.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Review: New.F.O–“Bounce”

New.F.O should probably be more concerned with basic airline safety protocols.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: A Pink–“My My”

A Pink spends a lot of time getting Naeun ready for a date with a mysterious person.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Review: BEAST–“Beautiful” and “I Like You the Best”

Part One, “Beautiful”:

Part Two, “I Like You the Best”:

BEAST members get injured on their journey to become awesome street dancers.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Review: MBLAQ–“Cry”

MBLAQ’s music video would have been so much better with the addition of a pirate ship.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Review: UV–“Tralala”

UV decides that the show must go on—even if one of them is shot in the back of the head.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Review: N.Sonic–“Super Boy”

The second half of N.Sonic’s debut music video is like porn.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review: Sunny Hill–“Pray”

Sunny Hill become mad scientists by kidnapping and experimenting on the Elephant Man.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Review: T-ara–“Cry Cry”

T-ara gets mixed up in the dark underworld of bounty hunters and crime lords.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Review: Brown Eyed Girls–“Cleansing Cream”

The Brown Eyed Girls present fans with a case of good ol’ sisterly love and homicidal jealously.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review: Huh Gak (feat. BEAST’s Junhyung)–“I Told You I Want To Die”

The epic conclusion to a battle between our heroes and a local gang.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Review: 4minute–“Ready Go”

4minute wants you to shut up and go away, right after you listen to their song.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Review: After School–“Shampoo”

Contrary to expectations, After School’s music video is not actually an Herbal Essences CF.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Review: TRAX–“Blind”

TRAX should invest in a dehumidifier for Victoria and Kyuhyun in their music video.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Review: Block B–“Tell Them”

Block B throws an awesome waterside party with the help of their friends at Tropicana.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review: MAMA’s Best Music Videos of 2011

2011 MAMA Mnet Asian Music Awards

An overview of the five videos that have been nominated by the Mnet Asian Music Awards for 2011.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Review: Jay Park–“Girlfriend”

Jay Park woos a girl via his skills at singing, dancing, and stalking.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Review: Wonder Girls–“Be My Baby”

The Wonder Girls give fans a fast-paced, hot performance in their new music video.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Review: M.I.B–“G.D.M (Girls Dreams Money)”

M.I.B could use fewer abbreviations in their unusual debut.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Review: Epik High’s Tablo (feat. BIGBANG’s Taeyang)–“Tomorrow”

Tablo and Taeyang are stuck in the desert with only expensive cars and helicopters to help them escape.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Review: Zia (feat. K. Will)–“I Hope It’s You”

Zia somehow invented a magical transporter via music video credits. Color me impressed.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Review: Kim Wan Seon (feat. BEAST’s Junhyung)–“Be Quiet”

Kim Wan Seon enlists BEAST’s Junhyung to get people to be quiet and listen to her.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Review: MYNAME–“Message”

“Hwanhee boys” MYNAME hope everyone will get the mesaji to remember their name with their debut music video.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Review: Wheesung (feat. Ailee)–“They Are Coming”

Wheesung gives fans one last emotional ballad before he enlists in the army.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Review: Sistar19–“Ma Boy”

Sistar19 show off their awesome body waves in “Ma Boy.”

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review: Epik High’s Tablo (feat. Jinsil)–“Bad”

I hope for his sake Tablo took out an insurance policy on his shack in “Bad.”

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Review: Kim Jang Hoon (feat. Kim Heechul)–“Breakups Are So Like Me”

Kim Jang Hoon and Kim Heechul collaborate on an unexpectedly moving meta MV.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Review: 2PM–“Ultra Lover”

2PM seriously needs to get some actual furniture in their “ultra lover” apartment building.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Review: Secret–“Love is Move”

Secret’s new music video will definitely get you up and moving!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Review: SNSD (Girls’ Generation)–“The Boys”

SNSD hopes to bring the boys out by releasing their new song in both Korean and English.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Review: F.T. Island–“Like Birds”

F.T. Island’s remake of “Like Birds” is not actually a Hitchcock horror film.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Review: SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong–“Lucky Guy”

Kim Hyunjoong tests his luck by becoming a gambling card shark in his new music video.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Review: SS501’s Kim Kyu Jong–“Yesterday”

SS501’s Kim Kyu Jong plays with his suspenders in his new music video.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Review: Orange Caramel–“Shanghai Romance”

Orange Caramel takes us on an expedition of another Asian city in “Shanghai Romance.”

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Review: 8Eight–“Covering Those Lips”

8Eight battle extreme writer’s block in their music video “Covering Those Lips.”

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Review: Boyfriend–“Don’t Touch My Girl”

Boyfriend explore the five stages of grief with their cheating girlfriend in their new music video.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Review: UV–“Who Am I”

UV asks, “Who Am I?” with a great tribute to the Beatles.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Review: Sung Shi Kyung–“I Like You”

It’s love at first taxi ride for Sung Shi Kyung and the girl of his rainbow-colored dreams.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Review: Clover–“An Oppa I Know”

Clover become Wild Wild West outlaws in their new music video.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Review: Heart2Heart–“Facebook Official”

Finally, an American version of Kpop. Too bad it couldn’t be better.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Review: Park Seong Min–“Beautiful Girl” (feat. Ham Jae Hee)

“Korea’s Justin Bieber” is adorable and appealing in his debut music video.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Review: Maybee–“Goodbye Valentine”

Maybee and her newlywed husband could really use a chauffeur in her new music video.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Review: Infinite–“Paradise”

Infinite reaches out from beyond the grave in their new music video.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Review: Kan Mi Youn–“Won’t Meet You”

Kan Mi Youn is both patient and psychiatrist in her new music video.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Review: Super Junior–“A-CHA”

Super Junior become Western saloon bouncers/assassins (kind of) in their new music video.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Review: Ram–“Deceived by Love”

Ram is deceived by love in her new music video.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Review: TVXQ–“B.U.T. (BE-AU-TY)”

HoMin see the “be-au-ty” in underworld fighting rings in their new music video.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Review: Brown Eyed Girls–“Sixth Sense”

Brown Eyed Girls become freedom fighting revolutionaries in their long-awaited music video.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Review: B1A4–“Beautiful Target”

B1A4 goes on the Worst Date Ever in their new music video.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Review: Kim Yeo Hee (Applegirl)–“Half”

Yeo Hee and her yarn explore Stockholm Syndrome in her new music video.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Review: JYJ–“Get Out”

JYJ are back with a sexy new song.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review: Huh Gak (feat. BEAST's Junhyung)–“Hello”

Huh Gak says “Hello” with the help of three great actors.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Review: JYJ–“In Heaven”

Junsu gets a second chance to treat his girlfriend right in JYJ's “In Heaven.”

Friday, September 16, 2011

Review: Sistar–“So Cool”

Sistar show everyone how cool they look in sparkly dresses.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review: Piggy Dolls–“Hakuna Matata”

The Piggy Dolls have “no worries” in their new music video.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Review: Crispi Crunch (feat. Sori)–“Thumbs Up”

Crispi Crunch gets two thumbs up for their fun new parody song.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Review: G.NA–“Top Girl”

G.NA’s on top with her new music video.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Review: KARA–“STEP”

KARA steps it up with their colorful new music video.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review: Davichi–“Don't Say Goodbye”

Davichi doesn’t want to say goodbye in their creepy new music video.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Review: Jay Park–“Demon”

Jay Park tangles with a demon in his new music video.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Review: U-KISS–“Neverland”

U-KISS wants to take you to Neverland in their new music video.