4minute has called their latest comeback a "reinvention," but you could also say that the girls are simply getting back to basics. They spent the bulk of their career churning out fierce, club-friendly electro-pop hits, and only detoured for one brief year to test the waters with eclectic, weirdo bubblegum like "What's Your Name?" and "Whatcha Doin' Today."
When Skrillex's "Dirty Vibe" video started playing and the camera panned out to reveal an African dude in an army helmet, my first thought was that G-Dragon was doing blackface. When I realized it wasn't him I was a little disappointed, if only for all the poor Jezebel and Salon interns that wouldn't have a new cultural appropriation scandal to hyperventilate over this Christmas.
Now that 2NE1 is pretty much a done deal following Melty Face's drug scandal, the youthful, stylish, talented, and all-natural baddest female CL is preparing for a promising future beyond the overrated girl group.