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Battle of SM vs Ex-SM - Tiffany v. Jessica

By eric_r_wirsing   Thursday, June 2, 2016   212,662   26,751   0



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Both Tiffany and Jessica have dropped their solo albums. Tiffany has 'I Just Wanna Dance' and Jessica titled hers 'With Love, J.' The fun part is one is still with Girls' Generation, and the other is not. So, purely for fun, we're going to pit them against each other, SM vs. ex-SM.

Just imagine the crowded venue as you squeeze past a sea of knees and feet to find a seat. Posters of various performers line the walls, mementos of other idols performing in the past. The din is part talking, part hawking as merchandisers tout their wares. Two artists pitted against each other -- only one can win. The noise level rises to a roar as the two square off. Through the haze you can see Jessica and Tiffany...

First off, we look at the title tracks. Tiffany's "I Just Wanna Dance" is a low-key dance track, whereas Jessica's "Fly" is a majestic pop number. Both are good, but I crave the beat of Tiffany's more. "Fly" has the better lyrics, but I like the overall feel of "I Just Wanna Dance" better. Don't get me wrong -- "Fly" is a good song, but there is just something about the feel of a solid dance song. Maybe the fact that the pop world is being dominated by mid-tempo tunes. There's nothing wrong with that intrinsically, but it gets tiresome after a time when you hear too many in a row.
Tiffany: 8/10
Jessica: 7/10

Just comparing album covers, Jessica totally wins here. Neither particularly excites me, but Jessica makes me feel like I'm in the tropics while Tiffany's album cover just makes me feel uncomfortable. I went so far as to replace mine with a respectable pic for my player. Here's a hint to photographers and producers: make your idols look like idols. Abs and biceps and legs will always be a thing -- sex appeal is not going away. But try to keep it tasteful. Besides that, Tiffany's album cover had absolutely zero to do with the concept.
Tiffany: 7/10
Jessica: 8/10

The two albums are worlds apart. Tiffany's album was not only written by diverse hands but also has some more experimental tracks. It crosses genres, embracing R&B, electropop, EDM, and more. From the cool grooves of "Yellow Light" to the beats on "What Do I Do," it makes you want to dance, much like the title of the album suggests. 'With Love, J' is mainly mid-tempo, soft pop crooners. It's also more mature-sounding. There are some great tracks on here, though, such as the slow-burner "Dear Diary" and the sweet "Big Mini World."
Tiffany: 9/10
Jessica: 8/10

The MVs couldn't be any more different. Yes, they both feature dancing, but after that they split. It's not that one is darker, but "Fly" has more symbolism while "I Just Wanna Dance" is pure, unadulterated summer fun. "Fly" had more interesting scenes, IMHO, even if you were struggling to fit the pieces together. Tiffany's MV  has that sexy feel, whether she's traipsing around in a bathing suit or dancing, but I think "Fly" takes this one just for the sheer enthusiasm. There's this better days type vibe that really makes you feel good -- so I have to give this one to Jessica.
Tiffany: 8.5/10
Jessica: 9/10

They both largely performed dances from their videos during their live shows, not unusual in and of itself. What was notable was Jessica's 'V' app performance on Naver: miserable acoustics, and you could barely hear the vocals. There are fancams of her at Korea University, and those show off her vocal pyrotechnics nicely (better sound quality). Tiffany, backed by SM, put in a solid performance. Frankly, I was hoping Jessica would get more love, since she's basically clawed her way back into the music biz. I was also hoping to see more spectacle from both artists, something of a real stage show. Tiffany snatches this category, but probably money and prestige did a lot to support her.
Tiffany: 8/10
Jessica: 7/10


Tiffany: 8.1
Jessica: 7.8

The scoreboard lights up with every round, displaying the scores of the two girls. It blinks three times, and then finally shows you the tally.

The ref's seen enough, and drags both of them to the center of the ring. He raises Tiffany's slender arm to announce her triumph.

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turkishdelight Monday, July 25, 2016

This shitty article is trying to start a fucking fanwar man. BOTH TIFFANY AND JESSICA ALBUM WERE AWESOME! They both have their own stage presence, music style, and theme. Their debut speaks volume of their character as an artist. Jessica style is more girly, light, and cute while tiffany is more retro, mature, and sexy. They both have their own fabulous charms and music in their album. This article is just being fucking ridiculous =_=

NCasey Tuesday, June 21, 2016

what a shitty article, thanks for the drama Allkpop

StunningSones Wednesday, June 8, 2016


pak_g1 Monday, June 6, 2016

how can anyone vote for jessica haha yall motherfuckers dont know music

sherlockwatson Sunday, June 5, 2016

Wth, Allkpop....

Sakura_Chan Sunday, June 5, 2016

I like Sica's songs. Since she co-wrote some of them, it seems that she wants to be able to reach out to her fans who missed her terribly. It's been awhile since we heard her sing. I like Tiffany's IJWD title track but the MV doesn't cut out for me. The song that I like in Sica's album is big mini world. If you listen carefully to Sica's songs, some of them are about how great she feels about loving someone. Fly and Big Mini World made me think about how she feels when she left SM. No pun intended.

AJLee (Banned) Sunday, June 5, 2016

lol, there is no freaking competition, my queen jessica slay that flopanny with her real talent so hard..poor the screaming talentless flopanny

chaloner (Banned) Saturday, June 4, 2016

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micha93 Saturday, June 4, 2016

I looked at this week's K-chart, Jessica's charted higher

Beldandie Saturday, June 4, 2016

too biassed a real battle it'll be fair if jessica were allowed to perform on tv... but not, thanks sm

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