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I’m generally against Music Core’s mandatory live singing rule because I don’t wanna see my fave idols tone down their choreography just to wheeze their way through a song that sounds much better lip synced, but I can make an exception when it comes to the likes of TVXQ, INFINITE, and Block B.

They’re all crazy talented and can slay a stage with live vocals, miming, or fresh jaw shaves that keep them from opening their mouths too wide, so naturally all three of them killed it on Music Core’s Year-End Special last night.

Even better is that unlike those awful rushed year-end award ceremonies where all the K-pop stars perform sloppy choreography that they learned in three days while their hit songs are butchered by cheap remixes, Music Core generally leaves the songs intact and has a great sound system to boot, so you really get to see the artists at their best.

TVXQ looked so hot, and they sounded so good, and they danced so great. How did they not have the most successful comeback of the year? Am I really living in a world where nugus like EXO and WIENER were more popular than TVXQ?

I can’t.

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Anyway, INFINITE and Block B were also amazing. I was particularly impressed with BB’s acoustic intro, which was a nice way to freshen up the song without ruining it Gayo Daejun style.

One of these groups will have the No. 1 song on my Best Boy Band Singles of 2014 year-end list, which I’ll have up in the next few days (along with a list for the girl groups). Please anticipate it.



  • Nicole Naeun

    Ugh I thought TVXQ were going to perform Song of the Year that is SuriSuri! I still love the Something performance tho, they were good as usual.

  • JammySmoochie

    “One of these groups will have the No. 1 song on my Best Boy Band Singles of 2014 year-end list, which I’ll have up in the next few days (along with a list for the girl groups). Please anticipate it.”

    ANTICIPATING FONDLY.

    • it’s obviously spellbound lmao everything infinite released this year was garbage and her/jackpot were good but not the best

      • Um Back and Her are both fucking flawless so take a seat!

        • i was not aware you liked her that much lmao i personally like it better than spellbound, although i think tvxq are a superior group for performances (probably because their budget is a lot bigger.) idk i’m the biggest infinite stan and back has a solid chorus but really didn’t take off enough for me, and considering that chaser/pretty much all of evolution and over the top are still really good songs that i’m not tired of even years of constant listening, everything they’ve been putting out for the last two years (except ifnt-h) has been disappointing for me :

          • Nicole Naeun

            The no.1 will be “HER”. While HER is a good song, it’s true that Jacques’ taste has gone downhill in 2014 that he cannot appreciate the true charm of SuriSuri.

      • JammySmoochie

        But Jacques has been campaigning hard for HER so I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes his pick for no. 1. Personally, Spellbound >>>>

        • Nicole Naeun

          I know, it’s sad.

  • lmao y u hate winner so much? i mean i didn’t think their debut was the best thing ever but you seem to bring them up a lot. or do you just like typing WIENER in all caps.

    • I actually don’t hate them that much, but I do love typing WIENER in caps lmfao. Also, I’m more annoyed by how overrated they are, same with EXO. EXO and WIENER are decent but they aren’t the best or anything. They’re not good enough to warrant the praise they get. The older generation groups like 2PM, BIGBANG, SHINee, and TVXQ are still better. EXO does have some really amazing songs though I can’t lie.

      • idk for me exo kept the same amount of actual talent that older generations of sm idols have, only they have a lot more members. which is annoying because i would rather they pull a taemin and not give the ones that suck at singing any lines (SUHO) like honestly they’re a bunch of good looking guys and they dance well so i don’t mind seeing them on stage but my problem starts when fucking sehun opens his mouth. i have never heard a rap break in an exo song that didn’t make it worse :|
        lmaoooo idk yg stans are cra-zy but i’ve actually come to enjoy winner quite a bit. less for their music than their variety appearances, although i think mino is going places.

      • Hyuun

        What I don’t get is, how does SM/YG keep shitting out these newer lackluster groups when they have the world at their fingertips due to their position in the industry.

        Like, you look at Mamamoo, and then you look at Red Velvet/Exo/Winner, and you wonder what the absolute fuck is going on. SM/YG need to step it up and stop releasing groups with shit members as fillers.

        • _craypopper

          #truth

        • Marhaebwa

          MAMASLAY >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WASSUP >>>>>>>>>>>>> all relevant rookie groups

        • meowmel

          keep on preaching!!

        • Marhaebwa

          CAN YOUR FUCKING FAVES SLAY THREE CURRENT DANCE ROUTINES SO EFFORTLESSLY LIKE THIS? COULD YOUR FAVES? WOULD YOUR FAVES?
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE7bD0hBTKA

  • Hyuun

    Thank you 2014 year end shows for giving me that Mamma mia remix. Everything else doesn’t compare.

    • Nana’s Disco Stick

      kara killed it with the remix they had for mamma mia. also my kweens t-wehave13remixestochoosefrom-ara.

  • meowmel

    still boggles my mind why wiener won all the best rookie awards =/

  • Suzy Sooyoung

    The KINGS slayed with their fancy looking outfits <333

    INFINITE's song is iconic!!!

  • Darwin

    TVXQ weren’t just perfect, they were masterpiece-praise-worthy.

  • UncleFan

    Love TVXQ, but I’m really here for Bette Davis :)