DreamNote (드림노트) – Wish (바라다): MV Review

Due to scarce time and few reads, we will limit reviews for this year.


For our first MV review for 2020, we will touch on DreamNote, with their song Wish. It has been at least ten months since we reviewed the group in their previous lead song Hakuna Matata. Being a new Page, how will the author review the group? Let’s see:

(Side Note: As of this point, I picked DreamNote to replace Momoland in My Bias List. Sumin is now my ultimate bias, and Miso and Youi as bias wreckers.)

Overview

The story tells of the girls describing their wish to grow, which they embody in planting, doing experiments, and collecting pearls. It ends with the girls opening the door, going through the brighter future.

From the symbolisms, they are pulling up this message:

We are aiming for excellence and growth in what we do (plants and feathers), individually and as a group (pearls). As we go on, we want to experiment more and express ourselves (painting and chemistry).

The music starts with sparkling xylophonic tunes, then proceeds to faster beats. It uses less synths in the choruses, and then precedes with bubbly tune at the end. While the opening music elicits attention, the rest of the music did not justify well the good intro.

The English title “Wish” has its Korean equivalent (바라다), which is termed as “hope.” Better yet, DreamNote should’ve chosen the word 소원, as it is more suitable (even if it refers to GFRIEND’s Sowon or Ailee’s Wish).

This is also viewed in context of Habin and Hanbyeol’s departures. In fact, their regard for Habin and Hanbyeol is also shown in this video, which I find it commendable. A user explained that:

The broken key is Hanbyeol. It is being planted and represents her growing and starting out new.

The horse is Habin. It is tied up and represents her injury. The ribbon being removed represents [wishing her the best of health].

Side notes

It seems that DreamNote is maturing at this point. The colors and themes recall that of Lovelyz’s Lost and Found, the music arrangement with WJSN’s Stay, and the suits with IZ*ONE’s Violeta. Or it may be deemed as their mature version of Hakuna Matata.

However, as compared to their previous work, I find it a bit lacking on several aspects. First is on music itself, which was slower, though a bit exciting. Second is on its performance-focused MV, which is not the usual case with other groups. Finally, their storyline is not cohesive enough, which would’ve tell a definite story from start to finish.

Further readings: TheBiasList

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 94.29%
Grade: A+
Assessment: Excellent

Scoreboard

Aspect Criterion Points Base
Storyline   10 10
Appearance   30 30
Music   8 10
Dance   10 10
Lessons   9 10
Entertainment   17 25
Other Factors Uploads vids to 1theK 10 10
  Prominently features 1theK vid (Bonus) 5  

Reviewing the MV Reviewers 2019

(Hopefully, I could’ve provided a better tongue-twister with this title.)

In reviewing K-Pop releases, the author highly regards comments from other reviewers. Their remarks are included and considered as the performances are being rated.

I suppose this is the first time that we will review the reviewers. We will just assess the way they look on reviews. So, no grade will be given to them. This will help our reviewers look on their approach, and make necessary adjustments if any.

For now, we will focus on MV reviewers for this year, namely Obsessed and Assessed, AllKPop, TheBiasList, and KPopReviewed. Might as well include yours truly in this kind of review. Let’s start!


TheBiasList

While his biases are shown throughout the site, he definitely has bases in doing so. His reviews are full of descriptive words which I liked very much.

As explained, he focused his critic on song structure, energy, and momentum. He goes beyond critiquing MVs to include other topics like Produce 101 and Queendom. Got amazed on the way how he reviewed these to the highest degree possible.

TheBiasList has no time for cute concepts, and instead seeks mature concepts like that of TWICE’s Feel Special. As for the music, he regularly complains of trapped EDM styles frequently used by K-Pop tracks this year.

For improvement, better for him to be less serious with his reviews. Anyway, at the end of the day, K-Pop is there just to entertain us.


KPopReviewed

Somehow I can relate with the blogger, with both of us having very busy schedules.

His reviews are very descriptive, compressed, lengthy, and a bit lenient. Preferences tend to accomodate virtually any concept. The best part is on interpreting the MV and telling a storyline for it, for which he is expert in this skill. This is notable in his review of Wheein’s Goodbye and Winner’s Soso. That is a plus, since most MVs released tend to be abstract.

For a bit of improvement, he might consider adding other K-Pop topics like reviews of Queendom or assessment of K-Pop as a whole.


AllKPop

The site’s reviews include the whole album, not just the lead track. While these kinds are a bit comprehensive (with respect to albums), their reviews are lacking in substance.

What are possible reasons? First, lack of reviews on regular basis. This might be attributable to them being over-reliant on user content or novice staff writers to make these write-ups. Worse, they haven’t assigned any permanent staff to do regular reviews.

The reviewers must take a deeper approach to make up a very good write-up of K-Pop acts, regardless of preferences. They should also take more focus on the MV in the future.


Obsessed and Assessed

If there’s a reviewer who got to be more brutal and frank, O&A is the answer. Just like TheBiasList, he/she mostly dislikes cute concepts.

Seungri proved to be a turning point for him/her to be inactive for a month, only to resume to catch up with April releases (BTS, TWICE, IZ*One, Blackpink). Afterwards he/she provided no write-ups till it closed the site.

As of present, the website is down as O&A lost interest on this. It just only considered resuming next year, which I highly doubt given added negatives in the genre today.

What if O&A continued reviewing? It would reprimand groups and agencies who do not perform well. And maybe I would just focus on important releases.

For improvement, one little problem is on not providing enough details on About page, if any. At a minimum, he/she should’ve defined who he/she is, and what would readers might expect of him/her.

Finally, O&A should’ve learned to cheer up and see the other side of life.


TweetNewscaster

And now, for my self-assessment. Just like other reviewers, the author had been brutal and frank on reviewing tracks, albeit to some degree.

TweetNewscaster was simplifying its reviews since we started with GFRIEND’s Sunrise. From a 4-page review, I trimmed it to two-page (and even one-page) review. On grading, there’s a set of criterion. At least, there’s basis for any biases.

I take on a different approach. No problem for me on any genre of music or vocals. Best MVs are more on not featuring horror, sexual themes, and gross things. Dances and its degree of difficulty are also noted. In some cases, special incentives are given to some groups, as reward for supporting advocacies or having outstanding attendance.

Jokes are added in some reviews to entertain, to make readers laugh, and to tone down seriousness in reviews. Only here you can find this stuff. Anyway, spreading fun is the main goal of the site.

For improvement, I have to break the monotony on reviewing them, and make reviews more concise. Might as well think of other ways to catch up, considering greater workload in the future.

And for the info of everyone, I’ll have to take things easy, since few do read stuffs here. I’ll have to limit also number of groups to be reviewed starting next year.

South Club – TWICE: MV Review

For a bit of info, South Club was founded under guidance of Nam Taehyun, a former vocalist of WINNER.

I have to review this performance, as I find the title very amusing. At first glance, one might think that it was another new song from TWICE.

As a fully-pledged Once (pun intended), how we will rate the group? Let’s see here:

Storyline as whole

The song starts with a woman trying to go inside and spank the lead singer. This then reminds him of them cuddling in a bed, and afterwards they argued while discussing. It came to a point that she left him. He sees himself as lost and astray upon losing her. In his search, he desires to be loved again.

The slow funky tune became the dominant music in its whole track, allowing his vocals to guide the song afloat. In essence this uses the slow rock that sets apart from the usual tracks we hear for this year.

The final chorus lacked additional verse to bring the song to an end. This abrupt ending did not satisfy me well.

On an another angle (3:31), Taehyun closely resembles Moonbyul.

Joketime

We might suppose this was made in collaboration with the girl group.

Onces be like:

These would be their soundtracks:

South Club single: TWICE

Title Track: TWICE
Side Tracks:
– BLACKPINK
– BTS
– SEVENTEEN
– Red Velvet
– EXO
– GFRIEND

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 92.22%
Grade: A-
Assessment: Very Good

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 5
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful/color fits emotions 4
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting/Expresses emotions 4
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners
Dance 12 Not too sensual
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 4
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 3
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 7
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Uploads video to 1theK 10
Prominently features 1theK vid (Bonus) 5

IU (아이유) – Blueming and Above the Time: MV Reviews

With limited time, and with few reads, I have no choice but to suspend reviews of WJSN, TXT, and IN2IT. Underrated girl groups will be reviewed in next months if given more time, as with ELRIS, Rainbow, and ILUV.

I see no reason to do so many reviews if few will read these stuff.

Meanwhile, we still continue reviews of AOA, ASTRO, Stray Kids, South Club, and NATURE.


For the first time, we will review IU with her double lead tracks for this year. It can be remembered that she took a rest to focus more on drama series Hotel del Luna. And now that she’s back, and I also longed for her next music project, I have to prioritize this.

While our fellow reviewers take on separate assessments, I decided to combine these reviews in a single article, since we are talking about that beautiful soloist. For brevity, we will refer to Blueming and Above The Time as first and second song, respectively.

As a Uaena also, I felt very excited reviewing her recent work. It has been more than a year since her lead track Bbi Bbi was released. So, shall we start?

Storyline

Blueming tells of a girl being in love with a man who is quite shy. Being on that situation, the man tries to woo her in hiding, such as giving balloons, having surprises in a locker room, and giving her gifts in mailbox.

She later finds out that no gifts were thrown in the mailbox, but she later on changes outfit upon receiving other gift. The story ends with her at the same fence, wishing to meet the one.

The funniest side of hers can be seen at 1:46 – 2:22, where she rides a bike and then throws things to her neighbor. To add, I find her being surprised as very cute (at 0:50 – 1:02). Just look at her reactions.

Above The Time tells of the boy and the girl observing each other in a different world. From the way they acted, IU served as the angel that watches the clockmaker. Apparently, she was with the latter while alive, as seen dancing. She later died, which caused him to weep these moments amidst snowfall. Both find ways on how to connect with each other, even if they won’t be together anymore.

The only point lacking is that it has less straightforward storyline as compared to Blueming.

Review as whole

With regards to the first music, the guitar rock tune complements the otherwise boring beats in the music. And it’s good to hear these tunes being sustained throughout. As a whole, the MV and music seeks to strike a balance between her cutesy side and the matureness of music.

Let’s talk about visuals. Her painting rose with blue clearly speaks of the title. The fun side of IU can be seen here, as she dances while smiling. I only see her in this fun side since Bbibbi era, which convinced me to like it very much.

From the visuals and settings of the second music, plus the title itself, the time represents IU on the other side, that is, heaven, watching over the boy. Or interpreted in different way, they are in separate worlds. They deem that they are still together, beyond the limited time given to the duo.

Some likeable aspects need to be featured. First, I liked how they inserted a folk dance, which is being rendered fast. This is seen at 2:49 – 3:13. Second, IU sustains her vocals in a way that gives an eerie feeling, even if it does not use echoes. The music ends with an orchestral finish, commonly heard in old songs during the 50s to 70s. Third, this features an accordion, which somehow is rarely used now. Finally, the music moved me to the point that I cried so much.

Felt disgusted as the channel still did not provide storyline for their talent, unlike that of Bbibbi last year. That would’ve tell what’s in these music videos.

Review by others

According to TheBiasList, Blueming is fresh, simple, and orderly, forging her appealing vocals with direct pop-rock tunes. The tunes hark back to the first days of K-Pop, and sticking with it throughout.

As with KPopReviewed, he just expected a softer approach with this song, and liked it being upbeat. Instrumentals are worth remembering, and the song pulled off together to make a perfect track.

How about Above The Time? KPopReviewed told that the orchestral instrumentals showcase the beauty of her voice. While the progression of tunes is abrupt, they fit nicely. This song reminds him of You & I, especially on the storyline, and as expected, gone further to interpret the same.

TheBiasList wrote that IU tries to do some magical tracks akin to Disney series. This refers to her vocals being used to explain how sentimental the song can be. Only to find out that it has various twists to keep the song interesting.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating (Separate):
Blueming: 96.19%
Above The Time: 94.74%
Grade: A+/A+
Assessment: Excellent/Excellent

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating (Consolidated): 95.50%
Grade: A+
Assessment: Excellent

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Blueming Above the Time
Storyline 1 Storyline 5 5
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5 5
Appearance 3 Colorful/color fits emotions 5 4
Appearance 4 Good taste 5 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5 5
Music 9 Exciting/Expresses emotions 5 4
Music 10 Not too deafening 5 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 3 5
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 3 4
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 10 7
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 4 5
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5 5
Other Matters 19 Uploads video to 1theK 10 10
Features 1theK logo (Bonus)
Prominently features 1theK vid (Bonus) 5 5

NATURE – OOPSIE (My Bad): MV Review

As part of helping underrated girl groups, we will now embark on Nature, with their song Oopsie (My Bad). With some changes happening on their lineup, would they still charm us in this performance? Let’s start!

Storyline

The story starts with a girl flying a crane, while the others are reading. As a girl crosses the mirror portal, she discovers the other side of nature. The beginning scene teaches origami, a kind of paper folding, which apparently is losing popularity in recent years.

Review as whole

Thumping drum beats define the mood of the music at the start and interlude. It is then rejoined by sweet, gummy bops. The melodies afterwards fades to give way to electro synths everytime the chorus is reached. Descending synths at the chorus remind me of Girls Generation’s Mr. Mr.

The visuals portray different things like mirrors, dinner table, compass, cards, drinking potion, them sitting in a table, and a girl in a doll house. Summing up the supposed meaning:

We lost direction and take chances. If we make mistakes, that’s our expression. Sometimes we reflect on what we did. These we do as we meet people every day.

I wish to express my not-so-good points on Oopsie. First, I find the hooks at the chorus irritating, as this is where the turning point for them to shine had been wasted in these. However, they make their dance very simple and fun.

Second, while the music and performance is fun, the same was very confusing. Why? Oopsie did not define the boundaries between the verses and chorus, which is the standard regardless of genre used.

Finally, the finale lacked a bit of verse to end it well.

Review by others

KPopReviewed finds the song as childish, and pointed out the unnecessary shouts from the group. Worse, Nature repeats the usual fairytale, and its chorus begs for energy in dances. While the momentum was lacking in here, Oopsie managed to pull the fun side of the song.

TheBiasList deems the group as taking an “abrasive” route as it uses pop tracks to gain attention. As Oopsie is intended to polarize listeners, it is “short on melody and high on spirit.” Fortunately, him being with kids helps to tolerate these kinds. The group has to take on more melodic stances, but as a whole, it’s quite fun to hear.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 80.00%
Grade: C-
Assessment: Needs Improvement

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 3
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful/color fits emotions 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 4
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 4
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting/Expresses emotions 5
Music 10 Not too deafening 4
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 4
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 4
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 6
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 2
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 4
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 4
Other Matters 19 Shares concept from other groups 5
       

MAMAMOO – Hip: MV Review

Reviews for WJSN, ASTRO, and South Club will be published some time.


For the third time, we will review a rising group MAMAMOO, in their latest lead track Hip.

As TheBiasList pointed out, this year has been the most profitable one for the group, thanks to RBW. We’ll discuss this as we rate the agency at year-end. But for now, we will look at them first.

(Side Note: Congratulations also to Mamamoo for being the winner in Queendom!)

Storyline as whole

The story tells of the group having various roles they are playing. Solar doing boxing, being a singer, and dressing as a fairytale princess, Moonbyul doing an acting, Wheein as drummer, doing art and protesting, and Hwasa as president.

Based on the various roles they play, they might want to impart us that regardless of our hobbies or businesses, we have to be fashionable.

Some noticeable aspects can be gleaned here. First, I find Moonbyul’s raps very fast, and is repeated thrice. That gives the air of silence everytime she does it.

While the group managed to be swaggy and strong, they still did not abandon the funny and cute side, apparent since Gogobebe. Hwasa being dressed as president is one of the funniest with the way she reacts, and her being with the child gives a bit of cuteness in the otherwise strong vid. Because of this, it will be an added point to them.

Hwasa and Moonbyul this time definitely became the stars in this MV.

RBW is consistent in featuring the 1theK logo, as seen at the end of video.

Review by others

KPopReviewed deemed the group’s track as worthy of discography. The strong side of them is being pulled off elegantly, and it is moderate. While it was not their strongest to date, their elements that defined them are still present. He gone far to interpret it as the group in three universes.

TheBiasList pointed out how effortless and direct the group is when it comes to chosen genre. Instrumentals combine synths and strings, pointing out the groove and setting direction straight. While restrained and monotonous, they got the charisma needed to sustain Hip the whole time.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 94.55%
Grade: A+
Assessment: Excellent

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 3
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful/color fits emotions 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 4
Music 9 Exciting/Expresses emotions 5
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 4
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 5
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 5
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 8
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 4
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Uploads video to 1theK 10
Features 1theK logo (Bonus) 5
Prominently features 1theK vid (Bonus)
Shows cute and fun side 5

WINNER (위너) – SOSO: MV Review

This will be the final review for all MV releases of October.


For our roll of reviews, we will feature again Winner, in their song Soso.

This recent comeback presented the newer side of the group. They’ve gone far, from being a “band-image” type to becoming a real group like other stars. Let’s see if they are catching up all the way despite being given limited releases. Let’s start!

Storyline

The story starts with them travelling in the desert just to attend a party. Being lost in direction, some of them gave up on finding sense of purpose, and others try to destroy some things like chandelier and artworks. The MV ends with them embarking on different journey.

Review as whole

The title might recall that of heartbreak, with a name that should’ve not been mentioned. He denies that they have a breakup, and he tries to feel not good or bad about it. Instead, he tried to be pokerfaced.

Some things are worth noticing. Member is being tied all the way to the top, extras are being blindfolded in a table, breaking artwork, shouting in a mirror, and trying to find a way as his other friends are in a party. These represent loss of focus and need for freedom.

As for some lying on the floor and others kicking chandeliers, these tells of them losing sense of direction. From that point they deem light as being worthless.

Most conspicuous is on a member being naked. This is the first time we see a member on that state. This might represent naked truth on the heartbreak, which he did not accept.

The upbeats from the start till pre-chorus was their most upbeat of all the sounds I heard from Winner. These should’ve been added also to the rest of the song, just to maintain the momentum. After that part, it becomes slower for the rest of the song. Screeching tunes can be heard in the final chorus.

On a final note, the dances featured are very easy to learn.

A bit awkward

We wish to point out that Filipinos might find the title awkward. Why?

Some K-Pop songs unwittingly refer to private parts when played in Philippines. For instance:

TWICE: TT
CLC: Pepe

Both refer to genitals of man and woman, respectively.

As for YG Family, here’s a running joke referring all to breasts:

Review by others

Since TheBiasList started its reviews, he focused his critic on “song structure, energy, and momentum”, a requirement Soso somewhat failed to achieve. Positives lie on being experimental and having vocal effects on chorus. Instrumentals also give proper buildup to paint the bursts. On the downside, it was “lethargic,” and its refrain was dead. Worse, its unbalanced music fails to give a very outstanding performance.

KPopReviewed wrote that even if the set-up was promising, the performance didn’t go well due to the slowdown placed in chorus. This slowdown killed any momentum, and repeated “So So” made it worse. He meanwhile enjoyed the verses and the rest of track. In fact, Mino’s starting lines were the best.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 82.11%
Grade: C-
Assessment: Needs Improvement

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 4
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful/color fits emotions 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting/Expresses emotions 3
Music 10 Not too deafening 4
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 3
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 4
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 7
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 3
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 4
Other Matters 19    

NU’EST (뉴이스트) – Love Me: MV Review

For our another roll of reviews, we will touch on Nu’est in their song Love Me.

As this is the chance to review them, and being the brother group of SVT, we will tackle what’s in them. Let’s start!

Storyline

In its official YouTube page, Nu’est described their storyline as follows:

Through their 7th Mini Album, [The Table], NU’EST attempts to show a different side of themselves from their original color.

The album revolves around the theme of “love,” and expresses a variety of emotions and memories that anyone can encounter throughout their lives. The tracks are like relatable stories that you tell at the dinner table with friends and family members. [The Table] is an album that will melt the hearts of many by displaying NU’EST’s distinct style and emotions.

At 1:51 – 1:54, a member scoops a part of a cloud, only to get a bunch of popcorns. This was funny, since this implies that popcorns are made out of clouds. The next funny scene (1:58 – 2:01) was on one member who missed eating a kernel of it.

Viewers will have a good time as the group features a globe at 0:15, old equipments (such as old TV and recorders) at 0:43 and 0:48, and galaxies flashed on flatscreen TV at 1:43. And for the first time, they featured another recipe, where they placed eggs and milk in a blender. (We don’t really know what they’ve cooked.)

Review as whole

Nu’est tries to follow the fun trend, as if they’re breaking the ice. I liked them featuring plush toy at 0:04, which made my heart melt. It’s good to feature them somehow, as we need cute concepts even once in a while.

I find the tunes very simple, but exciting enough. Upbeats were moderately done to reflect their being carefree. And the music uses whistling tunes at the start. This resumes before going to the second verse.

The pink cloud concept shares with that of ATEEZ in their song Illusion.

Review by others

KPopReviewed thought of this song as bright, fresh, and colorful unlike their previous tracks. This is quite catchy especially on chorus, and repetitions served to enliven the song as whole. They have to improve more on vocals and rapping, which was quite lacking. Not to mention that it was fast and bland, to the point that it made less impact.

Nu’est tracks have been always defined by Pledis’ in-house composers, which did not impress TheBiasList. The exception emphasized in this song is its “streamlined, upbeat” nature throwing “addictive hooks.” These things render Love Me at par with SHINee’s Good Evening.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 90.00%
Grade: A-
Assessment: Very Good

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 5
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 4
Appearance 3 Colorful/color fits emotions 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting/Expresses emotions 5
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 4
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 5
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 7
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 4
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Shares concepts from other groups 5

DAY6 – Sweet Chaos: MV Review

As we review tracks, we will touch on Day6 with their song Sweet Chaos. Barely four months passed since they hit it right with Time Of Our Life, and now they are releasing new track. This lead song is part of their new album The Book Of Us: Entropy.

Given enough promotions from the agency, they made steps to catch up with the rest of the groups. Would this next comeback propel them upward? Let’s see:

Storyline as whole

The title is quite defined well in the special effects pictured at the end of MV, as if imitating the black hole. There’s chaos.

Sweet Chaos was as equally exciting as Time Of Our Life. First, the striking of cymbals is very consistent. And finally, the choruses looked like the song would end by using a shift in tone. It is but normal that the immense energy is released at the final chorus, but they did it throughout all choruses.

Visuals started with monochromatic colors, but progresses on to become colorful on the second verse. Meanwhile, special effects were on them featured being gone to dust.

Review by others

TheBiasList loved the way Day6 integrated various genres in their core rock band sound. The song highlighted Dowoon’s percussion and skills of its vocalists. While the chorus did dirty by being repeated heavily, the group is more than willing to try and experiment new sounds.

KPopReviewed told that the previous lead track is difficult to beat, even if Sweet Chaos is a good follow-up song. Only the group could do punk genre, which gives beauty to the song. The rush is definitely identifiable to DAY6, which he enjoys. Only that the color was rather “cheap.”

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 84.71%
Grade: C+
Assessment: Improving

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 5
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful/color fits emotions 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting/Expresses emotions 5
Music 10 Not too deafening 4
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners  
Dance 12 Not too sensual  
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 3
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 3
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 7
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 4
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19