Friday, April 22, 2016

Playlist 9.//ERROR 404//

Theme: Computer/Robot
Songs with a [♥] are my preference/a personal favorite.

/System malfunctioning...Error 404/ a collection of songs with robotic voices, computer sounds and auto-tune. These singers are no longer human...they're cyborgs!



1. Got7 - Stop, Stop It
Korean 
Somebody has replaced Got7 with robots! Well, not really but the heavy auto-tuned chorus make their voices unrecognizable. There's human vocals in the song too, and it's a nice contrast to the computerized sound. Jackson, Bam Bam and Mark add their unique rap verses to the song as well. Basically, a girl that they like doesn't like them back. They beg her to stop making them like her.
Review: Song - 3.5/5  MV - 3/5 

2. Wonder Girls - Like Money (Feat. Akon)
English
Wonder Girls tried to break into the American Market with this song, it failed but fans got English songs like this one. In the lyrics the girls express that they want to be loved. Loved and cherished as much as money.
Review: Song - 2.5/5  MV - 2/5 

3. FEMM - The Real Thing
English 
Speaking of the American music industry, 'The Real Thing' could compete with many songs in the States. It's in English, like most FEMM songs and gives a 2012-Rihanna vibe. Basically, FEMM want real face-to-face love. A relationship based from the phone or computer has no meaning to them.
Review: Song - 4.5/5  MV - 2.5/5

4. Girls' Generation - Catch Me If You Can
Korean
A typical EDM song that left fans disappointed, but I was pleased. It builds suspense until the girls taunt "Catch me if you can" in the chorus, followed with a dubstep/trap break. 
Review: Song - 3/5  MV - 3/5 

5. Angela Zhang - OK Bandage
Mandarin 
"Ok bandage" is a love song, but not lovey-dovey in any way. In fact, it's cold and emotionless- which goes well with Angela's cyborg theme. The world is a harsh place, so maybe it's better to be a robot? But what happens when a robot falls in love?  The song isn't available on youtube, but you can listen to the audio here.
Review: Song - 5/5  MV - 5/5 

6. EXO - Heart Attack
Korean
'Heart Attack' doesn't have the impact for a title track, but it's far too good to be called a filler. I keep getting early-2000s-Justin-Timberlake vibes from this. Not that it's r&b, it's just that EXO impress me with their smoothness.
Review: Song - 3/5 

7. VIXX - After Dark
Korean
'After Dark' compliments Ravi and the main vocalists the most. The song fits VIXX's dark serious concept well.
Review: Song - 2/5

8. Jolin Tsai - The Great Artist
Mandarin 
'Love will be your muse.' 'The Great Artist' is pop song layered with many sounds and catches listeners by surprise. There's electric guitar riffs, bass, synths and auto-tune-which used in any other way would be a cover for lack of vocal talent. Jolin gives us a nudge of encouragement that is confident but not too bold. 'Wake up! Do it now!'
Review: Song - 4.5/5  MV - 3/5

9. F(x) - Airplane
Korean
'Airplane' is an electronica track laced with f(x)'s signature quirkiness. It's a fun, light-hearted song that bites from popular producers- Zedd, Calvin Harris anyone? The song itself is abstract and has no logic. How do 'airplanes' go together with 'love'? Doesn't matter, it's f(x).
Review: Song - 3.5/5  

10. Perfume - Display
Japanese ♥
Perfume released a short PV version of 'Display'- and it's epic. The beginning has some pop-synths that hint at the song's intensity. However, the energy doesn't really go anywhere and the song turns out to be rather easy-going. 'Feel it through my world' makes it sound like a futuristic lullaby.
Review: Song - 4/5  MV - 5/5 

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