11:24 pm - 01/15/2013

The I Got A Boy "Controversy" Examined by ‘My Daily’ Writer Lee Seungrok

To say the least, it’s clear that Girls’ Generation didn’t release a song that’s like every other song. There was no girl group before Girls’ Generation with such bitter controversy over one song. Controversies girl groups get caught up in are usually over “suggestivethings: suggestive dancing or outfits that expose too much skin. However, people are talking not about their choreography or outfits, but about Girls’ Generation’s song.

What kind of song is “I Got A Boy” to have people divided into either “liking” or “hating” it?

"Through Girls’ Generation’s selection of “I Got A Boy”, they’ve broken away from limitations and the currently existing road of girl groups."Collapse )

Disclaimer: Views expressed are solely those of the author and are not representative of the Soshified community as a whole.

Source: My Daily via Daum
Translated by: ch0sshi@soshified
Edited by: moonrise31@soshified, taengsoshi@soshified, MoonSoshi9@soshified

though its main focus is igab, it touches upon a lot about girl groups in general. i really like how the writer discerns "mature" from "sexy". a recommended read!

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fay_of_sunshine 16th-Jan-2013 08:51 am (UTC)
well, the song is shite and so is this article.

Edited at 2013-01-16 08:52 am (UTC)
spread 16th-Jan-2013 09:04 am (UTC)
Don't care for the song too much, but I love watching the MV.
Just for watching Jessica not give a fuck, by not doing half of the choreography or half-assing it...
cottonowl 16th-Jan-2013 09:16 am (UTC)
This song got less craze because it's a mess, just get over it SM.
shocko_o 16th-Jan-2013 09:21 am (UTC)
i like the energy of the song, and tbh here i'm not a fan of their title tracks since genie. i'd take this over those, really. but it is a mess, and i can't listen to it for too long because there's little breathing space and jarring transitions. about those transitions, if they were going to do crazy and radical i do think they did not go far enough, or they did not hit the right balance between individual parts. it would have been cool if they did pull this off. now that they're the top girl group, that would have been one of the best things that could happen for their comeback.

and those lyrics...... haha.
jeugd1 16th-Jan-2013 09:22 am (UTC)
The song sucks and so does their new look....pathetic to be honest

and this article is reaching for the stars
aiedailglow 16th-Jan-2013 09:25 am (UTC)
I didn't knew IGAB was "controversial"

It's not a musical or ideological masterpiece, just a pop song with a weird chopping/combining of different melodies and tempo, there's no controversy in that.
line_genrou 16th-Jan-2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
keyllastic 16th-Jan-2013 09:36 am (UTC)
Personally I just don't like the chorus - but I don't find anything strange about the song. Hey, Sherlock was a mashup of two songs, and it did just fine as we've seen. I think it's silly to start a "controversy" over the fact that some people like the song and some don't. -shrug-
achan123 17th-Jan-2013 04:13 am (UTC)
sherlock was DA BOMB! but i guess clue and note were both similar to one another, while the bazzilion songs in IGAB all have different instruments, tempos etc.
warriorholmes 16th-Jan-2013 09:44 am (UTC)
I really should read the lyrics lmao
lazmy 16th-Jan-2013 10:03 am (UTC)
do not read them while eating/drinking/operating machinery as you may injure yourself from laughter
hellicoptajuuce 16th-Jan-2013 09:47 am (UTC)
is this really a "Controversy" though but i guess whatever you do in kpop land is a controversy/scandal/innovative/real time chart topping/etc etc etc

i didnt know it was a controversy to have different tastes
line_genrou 16th-Jan-2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
When it relates to SNSD, it's a controversy. If it was anyone else, people probably wouldn't care as much.
vmaknae10 16th-Jan-2013 10:00 am (UTC)
I hear it twice then stop. Well, i didn't understand and the music's change hurt my ears
achan123 17th-Jan-2013 04:15 am (UTC)
trust me u get used to it. then u start to like it (specially when u become familar with the song's individual parts).

also bonus info, justin timberlake's new song 'suit and tie' has a similar song structure to this with tempo changes et all...

Edited at 2013-01-17 04:15 am (UTC)
lazmy 16th-Jan-2013 10:02 am (UTC)
the introduction rap in “I Got A Boy” is awkward. It doesn’t give off a professional vibe.

so far (after reading it THREE times) this is the only thing i agree with
line_genrou 16th-Jan-2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
Actually, Hyo's rap was what sounded the weirdest to me.
surf lurk 16th-Jan-2013 10:05 am (UTC)
As I have noticed the influx of articles defending why IGAB is a mess it seems to me that They are trying so hard to make everyone like the song. Songs shouldn't need explanation for you to like it. Learning what is the meaning behind those things doesn't make the song any better. It is still a mess for some and okay for some.
djlancerock 16th-Jan-2013 10:21 am (UTC)
I still think releasing a song that a lot of people would disagree about was a very calculated move. It seems to be working.
ohlookshiny 16th-Jan-2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
af_fx_tion 16th-Jan-2013 10:33 am (UTC)
who cares, they're having fun with the performances, that's all that should matter. is it that much of a tragedy if some people don't like the song? really?
yolleh 16th-Jan-2013 10:43 am (UTC)
I still can't listen to it the full way through.
The song isn't even a hot mess, it's just a non cohesive train-wreck.
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