It’s a brand spankin’ new year and by the looks of things, SM Entertainment has a helluva lot to brag about. While there are still many things about SM that I just can’t stand, I will admit that SM has been impressing me A LOT this year. I never thought I’d live to admit such a thing. Lord, help me.
Earlier this year, SM Entertainment had finally come around with returning his favorite set of girls, SNSD, to the Kpop scene. After such a long hiatus, SNSD was ready to impress the Kpop world with their chart topping chipmunk shit “Gee.” And impress they did. In fact, just recently these girls celebrated their 9 for 9 on Music Bank. Breaking records and breaking idiotic fanboy hearts. This is obviously only the beginning for the power of 9. *snort* Pssh.
The only way SM could be satisfied with himself and his croonies in the Kpop army is if he could trump his own artists with…well, his own artists! Enter SUPER JUNIOR! After having his golden cows, DBSK, face some tough competition last year against the likes of Big Bang and Wonder Girls, I think SM got a major blow to the balls. And he obviously did not like it very much. So hit after another, SM plans to take over Kpop 2009, yet again, with Super Junior’s “Sorry Sorry.” It’s ok if SNSD lost to someone, as long as that someone is Super Junior, because God forbid it was some unknown artist. And with how much hype those SuJu boys are getting for their comeback track, I have a feeling that SuJu will be topping the charts soon enough. That’s saying something, readers. I mean for crying out l0ud, I can’t stand Super Junior and yet, here I am rooting for them. Wow, whatever I’m smoking nowadays must be some good shit.
And it just doesn’t end there. I mean, this is SM we’re talking about. It’s world domination he’s after. He dropped off DBSK and The Grace over in Japan for the time being. DBSK is releasing their 4th album and they’re doing…not too shabby at all. I mean, against the likes of KAT TUN and Arashi, these boys placed 3rd overall on the Oricon. If you’re not familiar with Jpop, basically all you need to know is, DBSK is doing well. They even supported their fellow ladies of The Grace with their first concert.
To finish loading up the bases for SM’s world domination is the very Best of Asia, our dear BoA in America. Just recently, BoA’s being pimped out on Forever 21 as their “Hot New Artist.” And if that’s not enough, for all you BoA enthusiasts out there, I’m sure you’ve already started the countdown to her self-titled album release on March 17, 2009 down to the very milliseconds. Yessir, that’s next week. BoA hasn’t quite finished her MV for her debut single “I Did It for Love” but I’ve already heard the song (I’m sure I’m not the only one) and I can tell ya, it’s stuck in my head with no intention of leaving any time soon. Damn.
So does SM have 2009 in the bag? For the time being, I believe he does. He’s raking in the dough with his mass produced Kpop slaves. I mean, “Gee”, “Sorry Sorry”, and “I Did It for Love” have one thing in common: Repetitious crap. I’ve already touched base on that topic before. Yes, I find it incredibly annoying how he takes a trend and beats it to a pulp. While these songs are obnoxiously catchy, they get old VERY quickly to those that are not fans of the artists. You guessed it, I’m nowhere near a fan of any of those SM artists, but their songs manage to get stuck in my head and I’m forced to deal with it until something better comes along.
Also, another thing I’m finding to be a common factor in all these artists songs (well, with the exception of the two SM groups in Japan right now) is the fact that the use of techno voiced whatevers are rather prominent in the track. What ever happened to just plain old singing, man? You hired some of these people for a reason, and that’s because of their voices. While SNSD and Super Junior have the whole number factor covered, I guess I see why those tech-ed out voices come in handy. Some members can’t sing I suppose? How am I supposed to know, I don’t follow them. As for BoA, I never liked her voice to begin with. The tech addition does jack for me. But whatever bashing I may provide doesn’t change the fact that their songs plague my mind. Obviously, it’s not just me. Just watch the charts for the weeks to come. You’ll be feeling the SM effect soon.