Anonymous asked: Minhyuk or Jungshin? ;D
MINHYUK. He’s a cutie.
Anonymous asked: CNBLUE was the rookie of 2010, imo. In relation, if you listen to them, which composition do you like more? Yonghwa's or Jonghyun's?
[Review][Album] CN Blue – “Ear Fun”
Rock in the idol megasphere isn’t rock in its most common sense. It’s more akin to the earliest years of The Beatles; a group of guys that look like pop idols and sing well together that just happen to play instruments. The instrument playing isn’t technical or intricate. An idol’s only purpose is to provide the sound a producer would create digitally. Pop-rock, as it is commonly referred to, leans heavily on pop tricks to gain popularity, with the rock elements existing as an afterthought. CN Blue’s “Ear Fun” mini finally hit stores recently, and it’s a mixed bag. It tries to make a more equal balance between these elements, but CN Blue’s pop sensibilities and their idol status give “Ear Fun” a promising, and at the same time distressing outlook on their future as legit pop artists and musicians. (maybe not quite like The Beatles.)
To get the unpleasantness out of the way, let’s talk about the lead single, “Hey You”. In a nutshell, the song is not good.
We get it, CN Blue, “I’m A Loner” was your most successful song to date, but get over it! “Hey You” doesn’t copy that old one; “Love” already did that. What “Hey You” does to “I’m A Loner” is take a nail-spiked bat and beat a dead horse to a bloody pulp. The pieces within “Hey You” don’t do anything new to the template that “Love” didn’t already try to do. Not only is the song bad, but it’s quite honestly disrespectful. CN Blue has talent beyond their looks and “I’m A Loner”, but FNC purposefully keeps them stuck in a perpetual money-making motion machine year after year. If you have it on any music device, delete it now. Leave it on YouTube to rot and die. Watch it if you must, but I’d advise against it; just go back to their original.
[Review][Single] CN Blue – “Still in Love”
Super-busy rock pretty boys CN Blueare back with their new EP “Ear Fun”, and doing promos left and right. There are member-specific teaser for the lead single “Hey You”, a packed-house concert with label-mates FT Island in Los Angles, and their current single, “Still in Love”.
Written by lead singer Jung Yong Hwa, “Still in Love” feels like the second part to his duet with “wife” Seohyun of Girls’ Generation fame from “We Got Married”, if they divorced. “Banmal Song” is a laid back love song with an acoustic guitar backbone and flourishes of other instruments to make you feel good and in love. Swap in an electric guitar, substitute hope for despair, and you have “Still in Love”.