Watch this! 20 Most Important Moments in K-pop History.

Finally! A youtube video that talks about K-pop before youtube!  Kpop goes way back before SHINee, Big Bang, 2NE1, Wonder Girls and TVXQ. Heck even before Shinhwa.

Glad to see a video acknowledge the ones who came before (and bring back memories) and see how the genre  has changed over time.

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Top Ten underrated SHINee songs

Top Ten underrated SHINee songs.

When a album has a star track that’s a blazing hit sometimes other not so popular songs get left in the dark. These songs are just a good or sometimes even better than the title song but are allotted no such luck. Given a chance some of these songs could’ve been hits themselves and sometimes the songs are ahead of there time or “too creative” or “unsual”.

This list is our top ten underrated and unrecognized SHINee songs.

read to see the list!

The Rampage -The Anthem boys from Exile Tribe

Welcome to the first post of my from the lost files… post I wrote but got lost or forgotten  in the drafts. This post may also be updated or changed.

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now. Here’s a very late introduction to the newest (as of this moment) addition to the Exile Tribe , The Rampage. Long story short The Rampage is a mixed group consisting of three singers and 13 dancers.

I have been a fan of many of the groups in the Exile Tribe family namely Exile the second and J soul brothers or Exile the third.  Each of these groups include at least two vocalists and the rest are dancers. As of now The rampage are the newest addition to Exile tribe preceded by Exile Tribe’s Generations.

 

I will show ONE video for Exile the second and J Soul Brothers lol

 

 

Always loved this song…

 

 

 

Most epic MV ever, needs a post all to itself.
I am a fan of songs that do not focus or draw from the same overused theme…”Love”. I love anthem songs, theme songs. Growing up I was a huge fan of cartoon theme songs (that were good) like Prince Valiant , Pokemon and Tank Police, Jem and Sonic to name a few…(man I sound old lol).

So you get the idea of an anthem? Very few artists have made successful mainstream anthems such as Queen, Destiny’s Child, DMX, BoysIImen to name a few. The Rampage takes the whole anthem theme to another level, not only is there powerful energetic vocals with boastful and proud lyrics they added epic dancing to the mix.

The Rampage- Lighting

 

The Rampage-Frontiers

 

The Rampage – Dirty Disco

 

 

The Rampage- 100 Degrees

The Rampage- Dream Yell (could only find live version)

 

This song would make a great opening for a tv, anime or cartoon.

 

Not a anthem song or anime opening song but love the dancing.

The Rampage – Knocking Knocking

 

and now their newest single! (Now no longer there newest)

 

 

 

 

Watch this… SHINee Our page live performances

One aspect I love about  live Korean music shows like music bank and M countdown is how they create a unique atmosphere using set, lighting and outfits  for a song. Its so interesting to see the different interpretations and themes the creators(set designers and stylists come up with for the same song.

I was surprised when it was announced that SHINee would be singing “Our Page” at music shows. Being such a personal meaningful song it could easily be mishandled with the set, the audience etc.  I had my worries alleviated as all of their lives (I’ve seen so far) carried the same aura of the video and the song.  Below are a few that really touched me.

 

Music Bank (watch on youtube)

I was wondered how shows would go about the intro without diminishing the intimate and personal feel of the song. Music Bank did a simple classy short intro reminiscent of the teaser. Very nice (could do without the canned cheering though).

Music core

With it’s blue stars and slivery bordered frames draped in a luminous cloth this stage unlike the others is invocative of night not winter which is a fitting theme. Plus Onew smiles when he looks upwards in this rendition.

 M Countdown

The globe lights and paper snowflakes give this stage a almost soft comforting winter feel.

Inkigayo

While all of the lives were beautiful… I was awestruck when I saw just the thumbnail of it. The set was full of light and it changed constantly during the course of the song climaxing near the end,  with not just snow falling but the platform rising and the sparkling hanging lights descending from above..it moves me every time I view it.

If I’m not mistaken these will be SHINee’s last lives for their comeback and I feel it is a meaningful and heartfelt way to end promotions. What do you think? Did a particular stage move you?

 

 

SHINee- “Our page” teaser

We’ve come to the last mv in the trio of releases. The teaser for the final title track named  “Our page- The words you left behind” .

 

The teaser gives off a somber and somewhat isolating mood despite this the melody while tinged with sadness sounds hopeful. It was said SHINee will be going back to their R&B roots with this album release. I hope the album musically is in the realms of Romeo+Juliet  the close #2 on the 10 Top Ten SHINee songs list.

 

With a beautiful and profound title “the words you left behind” what are  your expectations for the title track and album?

More to come!!!

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Hello readers sorry for the lag in posts lately. Continuing with the theme of this month more SHINee content will be arriving soon (next week.) In the meanwhile if you haven’t yet check out some of the previous SHINee posts below.

SHINee I want you teaser

SHINee -I want you MV

Top Ten SHINee songs

Top 5 SHINee concepts    

SHINee Married to the Music repost  –In depth review with a little SHINee history

SHINee memories #1

SHINee memories #2

and the ever popular SHINee dance move gifs pt1 and Pt2 !

not SHINee related but if you like Video game music check out  Summer Chill VGM zone act. 1

Stay Tuned!