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  • This week's Music Monday is the snowy edition

  • with Girls' Generations "The Boys"

  • [music]

  • So I gotta say, this has got to be

  • the prettiest video Girls Generation has ever released

  • The opening sequence was just so beautiful

  • with the rose rain and the slow motion camera

  • and Mr. Brohoho's 360 degree camera

  • Yep. You know it's an SM video

  • when you see the slow motion 360 degree camera

  • TVXQ's "Before You Go" SHINee's "Replay"

  • a lot of Super Junior videos

  • They love them some 360 degree cameras.

  • That being said, this is the first Girls Generation song that I actually hated.

  • Every single Girls Generation song I heard before this song

  • I really loved, and I wanted to listen to it on repeat

  • and sing along with it.

  • Run Devil Run, Genie, Gee,

  • I even like their commercial songs like Chocolate Love

  • This one: I HATED IT!

  • All their other songs have like an addictiveness to it

  • you want to hear it again and again.

  • This song I heard once, and I thought

  • I never want to hear this song again...like, never.

  • The beginning of this song sound really really awesome,

  • really Brittany Spears-esque

  • THEBOYSTHEBOYSTHEBOYSTHEBOYSTHEBOYS

  • And then suddenly I hear

  • "We bring the boys out"

  • Was that a Girls Generation girl rapping?

  • Oh no! Oh no! nnonononononononononon

  • I have really low tolerance for girls rapping

  • if it doesn't sound really fierce or hardcore

  • I'll give you an example of one of my favorite Kpop rappers.

  • GRACIAS! PREGGO! MOZZARELLA!

  • I don't think the Mozzarella part is in the song.

  • Oh, well sorry about that. Well, anyways,

  • Miryo's an example of a great powerhouse rapper.

  • Girls Generation are not rappers. They're incredible singers,

  • I love their voices, but they should just not rap

  • like, ever, like ever again.

  • That whole main chorus part like "GIRLS GENERATION"

  • It makes my skin crawl. It doesn't have any power or force to it

  • I feel the same way, for example, when Kanye West tries to sing

  • I know you lllewlkekptugivu repuairjgvj vikjfrge

  • Kanye is a rapper, and not a singer.

  • And his singing for JYJ's Ayy Girl was just monkeyballs awful.

  • I, on the other hand, liked the song a lot more than Martina did.

  • Maybe I'm just a Girls Generation fan at heart?

  • This wasn't their best song in my opinon: Genie has that honor.

  • And while I do really like the singing in this song,

  • I do have to agree with Martina and say that the rapping

  • was, indeed, monkeyballs awful.

  • It also seems like the video didn't really match the lyrics of the song.

  • The kind of feeling we get from the song

  • is a kind of Pussycat dolls sassy attitude

  • about your ability to pick up guise

  • As soon as I step on the scene, I know that they'll be watching me

  • I'll be the hottest thing out there.

  • That indeed might be true, but I guess we'll never know.

  • Since you're singing in a giant empty room

  • in the middle of the arctic,

  • in the middle of a diamond

  • WTF?

  • I don't know, but don't these lyrics seems like they fit better

  • for a club scene video?

  • Or just about anywhere else in the world

  • that has a population greater than 9?

  • It seems to us that Girls Generation are being isolated from society

  • just like how Super Junior are in their oddly lit rooms.

  • In fact, the only other Girls Generation video

  • that had a clear male role in it was Hoot,

  • and guess what. that male lead

  • was Siwon from Super Junior.

  • And really, for a Girls Generation song

  • about bringing the boys out,

  • there was certainly a strong lack of boys in the video.

  • In fact, I have very little confidence that Girls Generation can bring out any boys

  • since their video has no boys in it.

  • If I'm a rapper, and I'm talking about all the hoes I can get,

  • I would have a video full of hoes

  • Girls Generation, I'm a fan, and I'd like to help you out

  • You need some boys for your video, and you clearly lack them.

  • Let me call up some of my homies, and we can join your video.

  • But first, I'ma need some directions to this

  • abstract party location of yours,

  • [music]

  • What's this? Grass? Oh I'm lost! Let me check my map.

  • [DOTHRAKI MAN MAP MUSIC!]

  • Ah! I never should have taken that left at Flaxtonville!

  • Oh look! A wild pack of Spudgies!

  • Slow motion 360 degree cam!

  • [Awesome 360 degree cam music]

  • Now the dance for this video I really loved

  • But this was really different from their other dances

  • because it didn't have a unique and specific dance move that you could follow

  • but I managed to pick out one that I thought was awesome.

  • I call it the sexy traffic director.

  • What? What the hell?

  • Hey you car! Stop right there!

  • Detour is this way! This way!

  • ????

  • You gotta stop! Go this way! This way!

  • !!!!

  • You gotta go around! You gotta go around!

  • I don't understand why they're stopping!

  • I clearly showed them to go! Why do I always get backed up traffic!?

  • OH!

  • [music]

  • As for the English of the song, we give this a

  • 4 out of 5

  • We were really excited that there was an all English version of the song

  • so that's the one we're reviewing.

  • We're quite happy that the English actually isn't that bad here.

  • There isn't any gibberish or nonsense English

  • that we're used to in SM songs

  • Nor is there any terrible pronunciation, so, wow. SM. Wow.

  • We do still have a problem with the English though.

  • See, there is a lot of English used in the song

  • and when you first hear it you kind of get a feeling of what it means

  • but when you look back on it, you realize that you get an overwhelming feeling of

  • what the hell am I saying?

  • I know life is a mystery

  • I'm gonna make history

  • I'm taking it from the start

  • call an emergency

  • I'm hearing the phone ring

  • I'm feeling this in my heart.

  • On its own, those sentences make sense.

  • But put it together and what does it even mean.

  • You're telling me to call an emergency

  • but you're watching the phone ring?

  • How about you just pick up the damn phone yourself and call it in?

  • And the rest of the lines are just as confusing

  • North American pop songs, even if they don't have

  • the deepest or most profound message,

  • at least they have some message that you can follow

  • and associate with the song.

  • the only feeling that I get from this song

  • is that the writer eats far too much Chinese food.

  • AHH! I have no idea what I'm gonna write for this song!

  • I'm so freaking screwed!

  • [sighs of exasperation]

  • Hmmph. Life is a mystery.

  • Hmm. You know...that's pretty good, fortune cookie.

  • I have a brilliant idea!

  • Yeah I like that!

  • I'm going to make history!

  • Brilliant! Oh! This was such a great idea!

  • Finished! Boom!

  • ...that was a terrible idea

  • [music]

  • Last week we asked you which home intruder video you preferred.

  • Infinite in "Paradise" or CN Blue in "Love Girl"

  • And the winner was, actually, Infinite! Wow!

  • Although I kind of feel like CN Blue should have won

  • because they come out of a poster!

  • I mean, how home intrudier can you get?

  • Come out of a poster!

  • For this week's Snowy Edition we ask you which snowy edition you preferred!

  • Girls Generation's "The Boys"

  • or U-Kiss' "Neverland"

  • Leave your votes in the comments, or in our Facebook poll,

  • and we'll announce the winners next week.

  • Also, thanks to all the Sones who voted this week.

  • If there's a video you want to see us do for next week's Kpop Music Monday,

  • head on over to http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/requests

  • and tell us who we should do a video for.

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  • And if you couldn't tell anymore, we're not in Korea.

  • We're actually on vacation in Canada.

  • And next week is Halloween, so we will be doing