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2018's Been Quite The Year For That Strange Thing Called Boy Groups

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    2018's Been Quite The Year For That Strange Thing Called Boy Groups

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    What is boy group?

    Such is the question every girl group stan asks.

    Like some alien force, they live in some other world outside our estrogen* filled imagination.

    The world of fangirls and the odd thirst for thrusting and weird memes about bulges and the like.

    What is boy group?

    I still have no fucking clue.

    They may never reach the heights of those wondrous and pedestal sitting girl groups for want of vaginas....


    But alas....

    I like what they're selling.

    (like not.... them.... yea... like the songs ya know. fuck)


    My personal favorites from this fine year.



    BIG BANG - Flower Road


    STRAY KIDS - Grow Up


    PENTAGON - Shine


    IKON - Love Scenario



    Stan those odd creations! Because I won't!

    :merongk:


    WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOY GROUP SONGS FROM THIS YEAR?


    *Or filled with testosterone but consumed with that estrogen. Depends on that perspective fool.


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    Shine, a whole kind of overrated bop that unfortunately overshadows the more superior Pentagon title tracks


    Scentist, long awaited return of concept kings Vixx. Honestly THE best song this year for me. It'll be hard to top.
     
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    thought mamma mia (sf9) was nice but overshadowed by other releases
    it was released just yesterday but i liked tulips by snuper
    other biased favorites: wolf baby by trcng, shine by pentagon, candyland by up10tion
     
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    The first part of your thread reminds me of me when i first got into kpop.
    I was open to boy bands but GGs to me were...
    :yesr::excitedr::yesr::excitedr::yesr:

    Anyways, i like the brand new exo cbx release so far...
     
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    For me so far it's

    Mamma Mia (SF9)


    idk if they can be called a boy idol group cuz idk if they're idols, but
    Hot Potato (N.Flying)


    Call Your Name (JBJ)


    of course Shine (Pentagon) is a bop the more i listen to it


    those are my favorite korean tracks by a boy group this year
     
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    I still can't figure out if you actually like Shine or whether you just like other Pentagon songs way more.... lol.
     
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    Don't get me wrong! I love it. It puts a smile on my face and sometimes I randomly find myself jjijjirit-ing at times, it's just strange that this is the song that is finally getting people to look into them? Honestly, I felt like Critical Beauty and Like This were stronger title tracks that fit the "should've been a hit song" role more than Shine.

    Especially since they've followed the Shine vibe in all their songs - I just don't understand the sudden interest when they've consistently been like this.
     
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    Only one stands out for me
    SuJu - Lo Siento
     
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    "Look" was a bad song but the b-sides were great imo
     
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    IZ's new song ANGEL is song of the year material

    I'm from the future though
    it hasnt been released yet
    wait may 1st to bless your ears

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    I've been promoting them all week ffs I should get paid for this Music K Entertainment




    on a more serious just slightly trolling note
    This also hasnt been officially released yet but it makes me feel good everytime I listen to it

     
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    My boy-group songs of the year (thus far) are 'Flower Road' and 'Shine' -- which you've already mentioned -- plus 'District 9' from Stray Kids, which I don't think you, eman, would like at all XD

    What can I say; I love me some hype-ass rap tracks! In addition to music on which we can both agree, like Twice!
     
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    I just listened to both those you mentioned. (I hadn't heard them.)


    On first assessment. (It always changes for me mind you the more I listen.)

    While strong tracks.

    Critical Beauty seems less accessible than Shine.

    Like This is a great, but perhaps the soft but then edgier dichotomy keeps it from that broad appeal.

    Shine seems to have just the right combination of fun, catchy accessible hit making swagger.

    It's my favorite of the 3 for sure.

    I'd rank them Shine > Like This > Critical Beauty
     
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    You assessed correctly.

    I got all excited to listen to District 9 after being hyped from Grow Up and my anticipation dropped within 10 seconds. Lol.
     
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    Look at you, liking boy groups. :eek: Or at least a song or two.

    In addition to songs others have mentioned, gotta give a shout out to my boys.
     
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    Oh I like this. Hadn't heard it before!
     
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    Scentist was the best so far, to me at least haha
     
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    only vixx so far

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    well it’s a variety of reasons
    1) other popular idols have been promoting this song 24/7
    2) shine genuinely suits the boys and shows their charms really well (edawns unique charm, hui’s vocals, kino’s charisma)
    3) it’s a much more public friendly song than critical beauty and like this (runaway was going for public friendly but ended with chainsmokersripoff, who are already bad enough)
    4) the dance is practically a meme at this point lolol everyone knows it
     
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