Anonymous asked: @playwithfiah, yeah, I mean it looks alright by itself, but if I pull out a Super Junior performance of that same song and compare him to some of the SuJu members, then he'll just look like the generic pancake face he is. It's also not a fair judgement because he's wearing a suit, which makes everything better. (that being said, I wouldn't mind it if Chen wore a suit.)
Also, lulz @ pancake face. That’s pretty much EXO K in a nutshell.
playwithfiah asked: To you and high-standard EXO anon, do you two seriously not find this hot at all? playwithfiah(.)tumblr(.)com/post/23076880155/okay-bacon-has-made-the-list
It’s not NOT hot, but at the same time … so what? I could pluck a member from another band that is equally generic and find him somewhat attractive as I do this dude :o
Anonymous asked: trololol, btw, which one is more aesthetically pleasing to you? K or M? i'm so torn, K to me are good looking, but have a generic appeal (aside from D.O who is fa-ine. M is more distinctive, but the presence of like Kris and Tao really drag them down for me, as well as Lay when he looks like he's missing half his brain. Which is all the time unfortunately.
That’s such a tough call, and for those exact reasons unfortunately. K members aren’t bad looking, but they’re nothing to spazz over either. They’re like a box of dollar store chocolates (no offense); they don’t taste bad, but it’s whatever. Whereas M is a pricier box of chocolates, with both delicious and barf-elicious bits included.
M wins in that respect :P
LMFAO poor lay. Who stole his brain cells?
Anonymous asked: Dude, EXO-K is worse. With M, I can at least acknowledge the different faces, even if I can't name them. With K (lol, almost typed Kai), it's like this one big mass of... asian-ness. I only know D.O and Kai, the rest look like one entity to me.
My exact problem. When I first looked at this photo, I thought it was the same person striking different poses.
might as well be :o
Anonymous asked: I was wondering, I know EXO-M didn't perform live on Stage Champion, but as performers who do you think have a bit more finisse? EXO-M or EXO-K?
M is a little more fluid, while K tends to come across a bit robotic.
Anonymous asked: Have u heard Baekhyun-Suho-D.O sang Into Your World (i rmb that was ur fav in the mini) live already? They performed it a couple of times on radio alr. :D What do u think of it? :D
I think they’re beginning to build a really solid vocal foundation as a unit. They’re growing on me, both groups, so watching them is becoming more and more enjoyable.
[Review][Album] EXO – “MAMA”
Hype is an unwieldy force in that one must know how to use it in order to reap its rewards. Recently, Korean pop powerhouse SM Entertainment challenged the conventions of debuting a group by utilizing a ridiculous amount of hype as a tool to reflect the caliber of its content.
For those who missed it, SME released 23 video teasers over a three month period, aimed to introduce the members of EXO, their music, and their image.
The upside to their teasers? The exposure of EXO. The downside? The over exposure of EXO, which was done in an untimely manner and without consistent actual exposure to the members of EXO (with the exception of pretty boy Kai). It was effectively ineffective, especially when the teaser videos began teasing redundancy over actual substance. The only movements that became significant were EXO’s pre-debut releases, “What Is Love” and “History” – or – the prologue singles.
The thought process behind SM Entertainment’s uncommon debut strategy came from good intentions, but the precision was lacking. After all, EXO is a boy band releasing music, and SM’s tactic lost focus when it failed to adequately highlight the musical value of its product. In this case, when the power of hype was meant to introduce us to something new and exciting, it eventually trapped us in a box of exaggerated familiarity and high expectations.
[Review][Single] EXO – “History”
If anything’s going to alleviate the pains we’ve suffered from SM Entertainment‘s stupid ass marketing stunts, and also save poor EXO from an impending doom, it’ll have to be their music. Fortunately for all parties, these twinks are fucking serving it with this one.
“History“, EXO’s second pre-debut release, has a fresh contemporary style that is reminiscent of SHINee‘s music circa 2009, which by my standards is a style that’ll never get old. In retrospect, 2009 was solid gold for SM (and K-pop), and I’m thrilled as fuck to hear them caring about the quality of their music again and bringing back some of those classic elements that made their past records a success.