Monday, April 2, 2012

my addicKtion - wow. fantastic baby. 3/16/12

*Originally posted on dongsaeng's personal private blog on 3/16/12*

I've decided to write these posts as they come to me and are still fresh in my mind but then schedule them to be published at a later time so as to not overwhelm the blog here.  So by the time you read this, this particular song will be a little older, but as of right now when I write this, this one is the latest song/MV release from Big Bang's comeback album, Alive.  Can I just say how much I have fallen for Big Bang with this new album?!  I am still a fledgling in the world of KPop and so all of this is new to me.  I had heard of Big Bang but wasn't really familiar with their work.  But I have been following each release of their new videos from Blue to Bad Boy and now Fantastic Baby and I can say I am officially a huge fan of all things Big Bang at this time.

Whereas Blue was a pretty tame, easily palatable song, Fantastic Baby is a little harder to digest.  At least it was for me.  To give you an idea of how I came around to it, I'll give you my Fantastic Baby Journey to Acceptance.

I had heard some buzz about this one before it was released.  So to see what all the fuss was about, I checked out the song before the video was released.  I heard it and was kind of like "Eh.  It's okay, but I don't see what all the fuss is about."

Then I watched the video for the first time.  My reaction?  "Whaaaaaa?  Weird.  Kind of cool, but whaaatt the heck was that?"

Second time with the video...  "Hmmm.  Kind of catchy.  Video a little less weird now that I know what to expect."

By the third time through....  "This song ROCKS!  G Dragon's hair still bugs me as does his whole persona (sorry GD fans), T.O.P. is HOT and I LOVE his voice, Taeyang is amazing as is Daesung, Seungri's part was so-so..."

A couple of viewings later and I have purchased the track and have listened to it repeatedly.  I am officially hooked on this song!  It may have taken me a while to get there, but now that I'm here, it is quite simply FANTASTIC, BABY!  Boom Shakaklaka!  (by the way, another thought I'd had along this Fantastic Baby Journey to Acceptance was that any song with boom shakalaka in the lyrics was automatically awesome).

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