[ALbum Review] Younha – Part A: Peace Love & Ice Cream

•4월 22, 2009 • 댓글 남기기

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Tracklist:

1. Peace, Love and Ice cream
2. Black Rain
3. Break Out
4. 123
5. She Is
6. Love (사랑하다)
7. Luv U Luv U Luv U
8. My Song and… (Korean Version)
9. 123 (Instrumental)
10. Love Me (Instrumental)

Younha, best female Korean singer for covering English songs, came back again here with new concept in Korea after about 5 months. Younha released her new album Part A: Peace Love & Ice cream last April 15, one day earlier than the first slated date because her title track 123 spread in the internet.

In this album Korean, Japanese, and Swedish composers lend their hands in the composition of songs. Younha also partisipates in playing the piano and synthesizer.

Her title tracks 123 and Peace Love & Ice cream showed her smooth but powerful vocals in different ways. 123 is not the usual style of Younha because of it’s cutesy and repetitive beats, it also sampled Jackson 5’s ABC 123 in the refrain. Peace Love and Ice cream is a remake or the Korean version of Sandy Dane’s. Though it’s a remake, you can’t be bored after several listening and also she showed her own style in this song.

Other recommended tracks are My Song and… which is the Korean version of her 13th track from her previous album ‘Someday’, and Break Out which is LA-Metal Rock that showcases trademark of singing rock songs and also with a rap part that makes the song better.

The song Love is also a good song with Younha’s mature ballad sensibility but it’s quite boringa fter few listens. And the song retro song Luv U Luv U Luv U which is also good but suffers from inoriginality, it’s more generic if you’re living in America.

There’s 2 instrumentals in the album, 123 and Love Me, but Black Rain and She Is are also instrumentals which are used as somewhat intros for the tracks Break Out and Love. Black Rain starts off with rain droplets then ends with strong rock beats. She Is is accompanied by a piano in a sad ballad tune.

All in all Younha’s 3rd album is great but it suffers from inoriginality but she made it new by putting in her unique style. It became no.1 in some online charts after it’s release and also no.1 in Hanteo after 2 days of release

Track Rating:
1. Peace, Love and Ice cream – 91%
2. Black Rain – 87%
3. Break Out – 89%
4. 123 – 90%
5. She Is – 88%
6. Love (사랑하다) – 88%
7. Luv U Luv U Luv U – 88%
8. My Song and… – 93%
9. 123 (Instrumental) – 90%
10. Love (Instrumental) – 87.5 %

Album Rating: 89.15%

2009: Year of Girl Groups

•4월 22, 2009 • 댓글 남기기

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Since our leader is very busy (because of many tests as a High School senior and a president of a foreign language high school here in S.Korea), me, SuperPriBinShidae will take care here…

As the year of 2009 starts, girl groups once again started the female singers’ dominance in the industry. Last year, the first half is conquered by female singers like Jewelry, Brown-Eyed girls, SNSD, and Davichi.

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First off, SNSD, or Girls’ Generation, made their comeback this early January. Together with their song ‘Gee’, they made an ‘unbreakable’ record in both offline and online charts (9 weeks at Music Bank K-chart; 8 weeks at Melon, M.net, Bugs, Dosirak, and Muz; and 6 weeks at Hanteo). It seems that their record at K-Chart can’t be accomplished but they still manage to get the impossible record of 9 weeks and it might couldn’t be broke. However, some are still not convinced because according to them SNSD has been in the top spots because there is no competition. Bur for us editors there’s a competition because Wheesung, Shin Hye Sung, Lena Park, and Wax who are known for being veteran singers and hitmakers, so there is no basis for that.

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Next in the limelight, is the 5-member group Kara which started from a dwarf star to one of the sparkling diamonds of the industry as they get their first ever no.1 spots in M! countdown and Inkigayo Take 7. Though being no.1, some are not convinced because they only get those spots because according to them SNSD maxed out their Mutizen awards at Inkigayo and they are banned in M! Countdown and Kara didn’t even became no.1 in on-line and off-line charts. But it can’t stop them to be lined-up among Wonder Girls and SNSD.

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Third, Davichi who debuted last year and bagged all the best new girl group award, seemed to be the one who will take over the place emptied by SNSD as it clinched the no.1 spots in almost all of the charts after the day of release. Not only one of the tracks, 8282, climbed to the top spots but two, the track ‘I Made an Accident.’ But after only a couple of weeks they were challenged by the comeback of Super Junior with Sorry Sorry. Davichi is now performing their 3rd single ‘My Man’ and it also climbing to the top spots.

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Aside from these 3 groups, there’s also some new girl groups wanting to steal the scene. They are After School who made news for being Pussycat Dolls of Korea, 2NE1 who are coded as Female BigBang and grabbed attention this late March with the CF song Lollipop with their BigBang sunbaenim, another one is CUBE Ent. So-called Hyun-A’s group (Hyun-A is a former member of Wonder Girls), there’s also Rainbow who is said to be a sexy group by their agency -DSP Ent., the 9Muses of Star Empire, quintet classical group of M.net, etc.

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And the quintet Wonder Girls may not appear this year because of their US activities.

Final Words:
There’s many girl groups that will debut this year and might choke the listeners so please debut a male group and there 75% that they’ll succeed because we’re losing our appetite in girl groups.

HeeWish4It is now back!!!

•4월 17, 2009 • 댓글 남기기

Sorry guys for waiting… but HeeWish is here again to spicen up your day with KPop… we’ll deliver to u whatever u want about KPop….

Why we? Coz HeeWish4it.wordpress.com is not a one-man blog but 4-man blog now…

HeeWish4It will have sections for KPop Headlyns, K-album Reviews, KPop lyrics (Hangul, English, and Romanization, or to any language our reader will suggest), KPop streams, KPop Pic2re Vouge, and K-downloads (see our about page about downloading procedures…)

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45th Baeksang Arts Awards Nominees List (Movie)

•1월 25, 2009 • 댓글 남기기

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These are the nominees for the movie section awards of th 45th Baeksang Arts Awards…

best-movie

Celebrate Our Love
Movie is Movie
The Good, The Bad, The Weird
Speed Scandal
Frozen Flower

Best Director & Newcomer Director

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(Best Director)
Kim Ji-Woon (The Good The Bad The Weird)
Lee Yoon-Ki (My Dear Enemy)
Kim Yoo-Jin (Divine Weapon)
Kang Woo-Seok (Public Enemy 1-1)
Lee Joon-Ik (Sunny)

(Best Newcomer Director)
Kang Hyeong-Cheol (Speed Scandal)
Jang Hoon (Movie is Movie)
Lee Kyeong-Mi (Miss Carrot)
Jeong Jeong-Hwa (Sweet Lies)
Lee Choong-Ryeol (Wonangsori)

Top Excellence

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(Actor)
Ha Jeong-Woo (My Dear Enemy)
Kim Joo-Hyeok (My Wife Got Married)
Song Gang-Ho (The Good The Bad The Weird)
Joo Jin-Mo (Frozen Flower)
Sol Kyung-Gu (Public Enemy 1-1)

(Actress)
Kong Hyo-Jin (Miss Carrot)
Kim Hae-Sook (Celebrate Our Love)
Son Ye-Jin (My Wife Got Married)
Kim Min-Seon (Portrait of a Beauty)
Soo Ae (Someone Dear is Far Away)

Best Newcomer

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(Actor)
Cha Seung-Woo (Go Go 70)
Kang Ji-Hwan (Movie is Movie)
Song Chang-Eui (Boys Don’t Cry)
Joo Ji-Hoon (Antique Bakery)
So Ji-Seob (Movie is Movie)

(Actress)
Seo Woo (Miss Carrot)
Park Bo-Yeong (Speed Scandal)
Hwangwoo Seul-Hye (Miss Carrot)
Kim Ok-Bin (Disturbance in Her Bar Room)
Yoon Jeong Hee (Gosa)

Best Screenplay

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Jang Jin (Public Enemy 1-1)
Kim Ki-Duk (Movie is Movie)
Park Yoon (Celebrate Our Love)
Shin Dong-Il & Kim Young Nam (My Friend, My Wife)
Kang Hyeong-Cheol (Speed Scandal)

Popularity Award (Male)
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Kang Ji-Hwan (Movie is Movie), Kim Joo-Hyeok (My Wife Got Married), Park Hae-Il (Modern Boy), Sol Kyung-Gu (Public Enemy 1-1), So Ji-Seob (Movie is Movie), Song Gang-Ho (The Good The Bad The Weird), Yoo Ji-Tae (Pure Comic Strip), Yoon Kye-Sang (Beastie Boys), Lee Beom-Soo (Gosa), Lee Byeong-Heon (The Good The Bad The Weird), Jang Geun-Seok (Baby and Me), Jeong Woo-Seong (The Good The Bad The Weird), Jeong Jae-Yeong (Public Enemy 1-1), Jeong Joon-Ho (City of Regret), Jo In-Seong (Frozen Flower), Joo Ji-Hoon (Antique Bakery), Joo Jin-Mo (Frozen Flower), Cha Seung-Won (Tooth and Nail), Cha Tae-Hyeon (Speed Scandal), Ha Jeong Woo (My Dear Enemy)

Popularity Award (Female)

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Kong Hyo-Jin (Miss Carrot), Kim Min-Seon (Portrait of a Beauty), Kim Hye-Soo (Modern Boy), Nam Gyu-Ri (Gosa), Park Bo-Yeong (Speed Scandal), Park Shi-Yeon (Damchimawa Lee), Park Jin-Hee (Sweet Lies), Seo Woo (Miss Carrot), Son Ye-Jin (My Wife Got Married), Song Ji-Hyo (Frozen Flower), Soo Ae (Someone Dear is Far Away), Shin Min-Ah (Go Go 70), Eugene (Romantic Island), Yoon Jeong-Hee (Gosa), Yoon Jin-Seo (Beastie Boys), Lee Soo-Kyung (Romantic Island), Lee Yeon-Hee (Pure Comic Strip), Jeon Do-Yeon (My Dear Enemy), Chae Jung-Ahn (Pure Comic Strip), Han Eun-Jeong (Divine Weapon)

TV Awards List Click Here

KyuHyun “Kame Hame Wave” & “Haduken”

•1월 25, 2009 • 댓글 남기기

…wanna see KyuHyun in anime… or manhwa… ???
Super KyuHyun

this is also from Kyu’s cyworld…kkk

Super Junior KyuHyun as Actor JiSung

•1월 25, 2009 • 댓글 남기기

What if KyuHyun replaced JiSung in the hit drama New Heart…

Let’s see…

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…kkk… maybe the whole story will change if he acted on it… kkk

This pictures came from his picture tube in his cyworld…

45th Baeksang Arts Awards Nominees List (TV)

•1월 24, 2009 • 댓글 한 개

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After the respective drama acting awards of Korean TV Stations at the end of 2008, here comes the most prestigious Acting awards in Korea – ‘The 45th Baeksang Awards’… but not only TV Dramas but also movies will be judged…

Here are the Nominees for the TV Acting Awards:

Best Drama:

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Best Educational Program:

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Best Variety Show:

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Best Producer:

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Best Newcomer Producer:

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Top Excellence (Actor):

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Top Excellence (Actress)

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Best Newcomer (Actor):

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Best Newcomer (Actress):

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Best TV Entertainer (Male):

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Best TV Entertainer (Female):

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Best Screenplay:

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Popularity Award (Male):

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(Left to Right, Top to Bottom)
Kim Rae-Won (Gourmet, SBS), Kim Myung-Min (Beethoven Virus, MBC), Kim-Beom (East of Eden, MBC), Kim Joo-Hyeok (Terroir, SBS), Kim Hyeon-Joong (Boys Before Flowers, KBS), Park Yong-Ha (On Air, SBS), Song Seung-Hoon (East of Eden, MBC), Song Il-Gook (The Kingdom of the Winds, KBS), Eric Moon (Strongest Chil Woo, KBS), Lee Dong-Gun (When It’s At Night, MBC), Lee Dong-Wook (My Sweet Seoul, MBC), Lee Min-Ho (Boys Before Flowers, KBS), Lee Beom-Soo (On Air, SBS), Lee Joon-Ki (Iljimae, SBS), Jang Geun-Seok (Beethoven Virus, MBC), Jang Hyeok (Tazza, SBS), Jeong Joon-Ho (My Life’s Last Scandal, MBC), Cha Tae-Hyeon (General Hospital 2, MBC), Han Jae-Seok (Women of the Sun, KBS), Hyeon Bin (The World That They Live In, KBS)

Popularity Award (Female):

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click here for the nominees for Movie Section…