Very Good – Block B

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Block B has finally returned after a little trouble with their previous company, Stardom Entertainment. But now, the boys are back with a brand new mini album, ready to rock the stage with their latest song: Very Good. I really like the direction that the band is going in and for those who really do think that they are copying Big Bang and G Dragon now… Ummm… What??? I have watched this video a lot of time, and even though is is quirky and random, it does not necessarily suggest that is “trademark” by Big Bang or YG Ent. The only thing that I got from this video that is similar is Zico’s hair, which looks like Taeyang’s famous Sushi roll hair (on the other hand, Taeyang’s hair at the moment looks oddly familiar aka. most females in Korea).

This is an amazing song for a comeback. It seems like the band is going for a brand new image. They used to do songs that were not that serious, but this time around, I think the band has gone for a more hardcore look. A ballad by the band? Be With You, the pre released single. A hardcore pop, hip hop song? Very Good, their title track. I have not listened to the rest of their album yet, but I assume it is to the high standard that both songs mentioned. I love the chorus, simple, yet really addictive. The only part that I am kind of not happy about is Taeli’s (I think that is his name) rap. It did not really fit the song. Not really the best rap in the song. Also that small part Zico has was not that great as well. Probably the only let down of the song. I did love P.O’s rap. Downright hardcore and changed the song up a bit, giving it more of an addictive side to the song. Let’s just say: “I’m Very Very Good” when I listen to this song.

The music video is down right weird. We see the band trying to break into a bank. To steal what? Nothing exactly, cause they don’t really leave with any money. They find money, not as much as I thought that would be in a bank, cause they only party with one trolley worth of money, and I think banks have like much more than one trolley. But let’s focus on something else: How to rob a bank according to Block B. Okay. Firstly, you must wearing an intimidating mask to “mask” you identity. Check. Then after entering the the bank and making sure the cameras are watching you, take off your mask. The proceed to dance. That is what I saw in the video. Can’t really disagree with me. Oh, also, I think the purpose of going through someone’s bag is to steal something valuable like their phone or wallet or purse. But P.O, you took a girl’s lipstick and did you face with it. Well at least that is much better  than what Jaehyo did, he flirted. Did not get anywhere near the bag. Last thing before we move on: that scene where they partied, P.O started to play with Zico’s shoe. Yeah, I don’t you are doing it right.

In fact, I don’t think the band is doing anything right. I think the band should stop stealing things. They failed in Nillili Mambo and now here. Zico, you should lead your team more careful next time.

The dance is amazing. Down right simple and quite easy. Nothing to complain. Well maybe, I should lodge a complaint with the KPOP hotline about Zico’s hair. Not the ideal hairstyle mate.

9/10. I feel like I am on a nice strike. Really great song and music video.

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Nillili Mambo – Block B

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Block B is back after their controversy and seemed to attracted more troubles while promoting this song once again. But that is for another post. Block B is back once again after promoting Nalina, and have also given us another award-worthy song to listen and support them with. I am absolutely delighted to review this song for you guys, because I really like this song. It sounds good and stands out.

The song sounds much different to their past songs, however still maintains that level of enthusiasms it has and the standard which they created for themselves. I found that the song really complimented the music video with its pirate theme. The start sounds really addictive and as the song goes on, I really enjoyed it. However, Nilli Mambo sounds like a tango song title rather than a a hip-hop type of song. But hey, the lyrics are pretty catchy. I have no complaints about the song however, the very end where the guys rap “We going to the top forever, We going take it to the next level” does not sound write. He raps “revel”, and the lyrics should be “We are going to take it to the next level”. But beside, that awesome song!!!

I enjoyed the music video for only reason, and that is because it was set in Vietnam, with the start of the video having a folk song that sounds somewhat like Khanh Ly. No? The music video shows a guy who is interested in two big ass diamonds. When the guards leave the room, he takes the suitcase, which makes me wonder: why did both of them leave? Shouldn’t one of them at least stay to protect the diamonds? Anyway, the video then shifts to two guys gambling and end up fighting with the other side. So in the end all of them start running. They meet up near a staircase, and run down it. Followed by the guards and enemies who are carrying guns, and cannot be stuffed using them to at least shoot one of them. The “priates” then give the suitcase to another guy, who is more interested in killing a chicken. They all meet-up and finds out that the suitcase is in fact lost. My conclusion: they left it at the food stand at the start of the video. The only place where they had two suitcases: one with nothing and one with diamonds.

The dance is okay for this song. It could’ve been better. However, it was okay. They mimicked pirates at least, which was pretty good.

7.333/10. Pretty good, however could’ve been better.

Next review: Ice Cream – Hyuna (4Minute)

NalinA – Block B

Song

Wow, this song was really good. I disliked Freeze and Wanna B. They were not “enjoyable” to listen to. Anyway, Did i say I was blown away by this song? I really think they now have potential in the industry. At first I thought they were going to just gain a little bit of fans during their career but now I think differently. I really love the chorus of the song. It is so catchy. And after the chorus the actual “Nalina, Nalina, Nalina, Nalina … Rock My World”. It was so good. Nothing more to say about this song expect for the WOWness in the song.

Music Video

Now I love a good old fight scene in my movies. And this one was kind of weird. Look, at first I thought this video was practical. I apoligse now. A big stomp that cause waves on a building top which also knock everyone out is kind of…childish. Its like these creators are like children. I hated it. A fight scene is always practical. This video was not.

However I did like the scenery and lighting in this video. I gives a very dramatic feel to the video at the same time. Technically there is not a clear plot, however can some tell me why that guy handcuffed the girl? I am really confused. Beside that, I am happy.

Live Performance

Okay, its hilirous that they called their “dance version” a “gorilla version”. However (in my point of view) they need to get rid of those jackets. They take up so much space and look very unappealing. Beside that I really love the bridge of the song and the rest of the performance.

And The Rating?

Catchy song, okay music video and a really good performance. 9/10.

Have Fun Watching. Troy 😀