Posts Tagged ‘IU’

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New IU Performance!

November 8, 2009

So it’s actually a duet between her and a Canadian singer named Nikki something (I don’t really know her, sorry) but it’s still very nice. They both sing, alternating verses while IU accompanies throughout on her guitar. She looked very pretty, her hair’s growing out and her outfit was very cute. As a duet, it seemed a bit awkward since the girls didn’t have that much interaction but they both sounded very good. This Nikki girl has a soulful voice and IU’s voice is a lot softer and more delicate so they balanced each other out nicely. The only thing is that IU’s accent is a bit more obvious here as she’s singing after an English speaker but she sounded so lovely, I’d hardly call it an impediment. So without further ado, I leave you with the video – if you liked it, please go to CodeMonMon’s channel and say a word of thanks for posting!

Maki

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Concerning F(x), IU, etc…

September 1, 2009

So I really like this song. I’ve had it on repeat for most of tonight.

Credit: 919urnobody919

Honestly when I heard the first teaser, I wasn’t impressed – I didn’t like the sound of it at all. But now that I’ve heard the entire thing, I think it’s pretty good. Pretty and fun and melodic and easy to follow, the dance looks interesting enough and most of all, it’s not just ‘catchy’ or overly repetitive like the last few hit songs from SME have been. Mind you, I liked those songs but you know that kind of thing gets old fast so this is a nice change. Here’s their new MV teaser for those of you who haven’t yet seen it – it looks nice enough, the car is really cute:

Credit: urasiansourceKpop

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IU Update

April 25, 2009

Here’s her new MV for ‘Boo’.

Okay, yes, the concept and the song are very different from ‘Mia’ and probably not what you were expecting from her (I know I wasn’t) but it really isn’t that bad and we shouldn’t think of it as a step down but instead as her trying out a new style. Honestly, ‘Boo’ really is a very cute, catchy enough song and it’s impossible to hide IU’s impressive vocal ability in a song like this – and look on the bright side, it may be on the cutesy side but at least, they didn’t digitalize her voice or use a ton of synthesizer – and for that, we should always be grateful.

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*WANTS*

February 28, 2009

You know, it’s really not good to want things but nevertheless that hasn’t stopped me yet so that said, I’m really excited because my mum, who I love dearly, is letting me order a cd of my choosing next week from online – the only problem is that there are a number of cds I want and I don’t know which one to get yet. So I’ve decided to do a short compilation here and see if it helps me decide. So here they are in no particular order:

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2009 is SHINee Time!

January 3, 2009

Well, bad rhymes aside, I do have a lot of SHINee things to post because I haven’t posted in awhile and a lot of things have piled up so I’m going to start with the most recent news which is that SHINee will be performing another medley (yay for medleys!) this Sunday, January 4th on SBS Inkigayo and they’ll be performing AMIGO, Romantic and Love Should Go On.

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Album Review: IU, Lost and Found

December 3, 2008

So I’ve finally decided to get off of my lazy, procrastinating butt and write this mini-album review that I promised to do since I first heard the tracks from the cd. Since it’s a mini-album, I’ll post my overall thoughts and then do a track by track review because there really aren’t that many and it shouldn’t prove to be too difficult. Please keep in mind that this is solely my opinion – I do not profess to be a connoisseur of good music or to know that much about the technicalities of music in general so feel free to agree or disagree with any of my statements. In addition, I have only done one other album review and it wasn’t track by track so please excuse me if it’s lacking in any way. Nevertheless, I will try to keep the review as subjective as possible. Now onto the review!

IU Album Art

IU Album Art

Lost and Found – Release Date: September 24th, 2008

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If I had a million dollars…

November 22, 2008

So since I haven’t posted in forever, I decided to post my dream Christmas list here – I keep writing it up at work, I figure I might as well post it up somewhere. I’m posting it here though and not on LJ because I don’t want my F-list to think that I want them to get this stuff for me. I really don’t – I’m perfectly content getting just like a card or something, honestly just getting anything would be nice. I’ve never had RL contact with my internet friends before so I’m cool with whatever. Anyway, this is basically all of the K-pop related stuff that I want and that I would buy if I had the money. To make things easier, I’ll go by group. Now without further ado…

SHINee

Lock and Key earrings

So this isn’t actually under the SHINee section on Yesasia but they’re the same earrings that Key-gun wears and since I’ve thought them adorable ever since I first saw him sporting them, I’d really like to get them. I need some every day earrings anyway and I would probably use these as those – they’re small and inconspicuous, just perfect for work.

Amigo repackaged CD+DVD

Now like I said, this is my dream Christmas list which is why this is on it. In reality, if I buy this, I’m only going to get the cd because although I was initially excited about the dvd, when I realized that it only had the three music videos on it, I decided that it really wasn’t worth the money. That’s it – just three MVs?! Even if they had just the making of the MVs as well, I’d be more inclined to buy it but since it’s just the MVs themselves, that just doesn’t seem like enough to warrant me spending 64 more dollars on the DVD. I bet it’s going to be packaged really nicely though and the lovely packaging will call to me…*sigh* Evil Sm…

1st mini-album

So when I was buying my SHINee World CD, I considered getting the mini-album as well until I saw that it was almost the same price as the full length cd. I decided not to buy it then, thinking that it was uneconomical because you really expect me to pay practically the same price for half the amount of songs? That’s the problem I have with mini-albums – while they mean you get new music faster, they’re really kind of uneconomical. That said, I would really like to get this cd – not just because I want to support the boys but because I love the packaging of it. It’s got a really cute vibe to it and I like that. It makes me nostalgic for the Replay days…(because OMG, they were so long ago!)

Big Bang

Remember, Vol. 2

Now I don’t know about you but I love this album. It’s a lot slower than their other albums, I think – the sound is a lot smoother, more soothing, more melancholic and for some reason, I really like that. I’ve been listening to the tracks off the album almost non-stop since I got them a few days ago and they’re so nice! So soothing~ I’m quite fond of all of the electronica tracks that are on the album – I don’t think they sound the same or that the synthesizers/equalizers take away from the unique sounds of the boys’ voices in any way. Honestly I was always planning to buy this cd but after listening to the tracks and really enjoying them, it’s a must-have. In addition to that, I saw pictures of the cd itself on Soompi and the packaging is lovely! It’s like the nicest cd I’ve seen in my life – it has stickers and cut-outs of all the members and these cartoon versions of Big Bang that have got to be the cutest things I have ever seen. I squee-d for like five minutes straight after seeing them. Don’t believe me? Look! Down there! (You shouldn’t discount packaging, you know, it counts for a lot.) credit: mimi on Soompi

CUTE!!!!!!
Colour!

Colour!

– Big Bang 2009 Wall or Pocket Calendar

(Okay, I blame Big Bang fansite for this – because I would not have even known that BB had a 2009 calendar coming out if it hadn’t been for the fact that Vicky (BabyBongaholic) posted the videos of them taking the pictures for the calendar and OMG, they’re so cute! There were three different ‘themes’ for the calendars – one where they were posing in suits, one where they were posing in regular clothes and one where they were basically lounging around an apartment (their apartment? IDK) and although they’re all nice, the casual, apartment scene pictures are the most appealing to me and would you believe silly me actually thought that all of those pictures were going in one wall calendar? Silly, silly me. It turns out that there are actually three versions – wall, desk and pocket – and the themed pictures are spread out amongst the three of them which is driving me crazy because I really wanted the one with the apartment scenes but I don’t think I’ll get all of those shots unless I buy all three. They’re selling a package with all 3 + a diary on Yesasia but it’s $100 and even I can’t rationalize spending $600+ (exchange rate+shipping) on some calendars and a diary. As such, I’m going to have to choose one – I’m going to wait until it comes out so i can see the pictures in each one and when I see them, i’ll decide which one I want. At the moment, I’m leaning towards the pocket one though – pictures of BB! In my pocket! especially since I love the picture they’ve released from it – it’s so funny!

Wonder Girls

Nobody – the Wonder Years trilogy

All right, I won’t lie – if I buy this, it’s really just because I want to support the girls (which isn’t a bad reason). I don’t really want this cd, partly because I’m saving up for the full length one but also because it’s really just chock-full of different versions of Nobody – ballad, dance, remix, instrumental. I mean, sure there are other songs, Saying I love You and I Tried but I don’t like those songs so much. I mean, they’re nice but one listen every once in awhile is good enough for me, I don’t feel inclined to listen to them on a regular basis and if I’m gonna buy a cd, i think it should be full of songs I want. I hear the packaging of the cd is really nice though and I’d love to see what it looks like close up. Oh, but Saying “I Love You” – the song that YeEun wrote – is really beautiful though, I’m considering taking Wishing on a Star off of my iPod and replacing it with this. And YooBin sings in it! If that’s not a plus, I don’t know what is.

Epik High

Lovescream

Beautiful album, to be honest, it’s kind of a must buy. BUT it’s not a must buy right now which is why I don’t plan on buying it anytime soon but I’ll get it though – one of these days…

Dong Bang Shin-Ki (DBSK)

Mirotic Repackaged, Version C

You know I’m not really a big DBSK fan but I really like the tracks that I’ve heard off of this album (haven’t checked out the new ones yet) and I find myself feeling more and more inclined to get the cd. In a way, that’s why I was so glad that they brought out a repackage because while I like the cd, the packaging, particularly the pictures in Versions A and B did not appeal to me in the slightest. The ones in version C however, particularly this one are much more appealing. I’m excited for this one – I’m thinking about buying it maybe around January. We’ll see.

IU

Lost and Found (her first mini-album)

– Ah, my other little star! My review of her mini-album is still due. I really have to get to that…maybe this week-end…well, suffice it to say that I really enjoyed her mini-album – each track is unique and totally different from the rest and the album does a great job of showcasing her versatility as a vocalist. I’ve finally gotten around to accepting how mature her voice sounds – but seriously, who’d believe she’s just fifteen listening to ‘Feel So Good’? But more importantly, I want to get her cd because I want to support IU in her journey to stardom, especially since unlike my other lovelies, she doesn’t have the biggest entertainment company in South Korea backing her.

Well, that’s about it – I’m now going to see if I can find a way to convince my mother to get me ‘Remember’ for Christmas. Laters! Maki