July 2013 – Part 1 (2NE1, Ailee, Xia)

Here are the videos I missed from July! I feel bad that I didn’t get to write a full review for anything this past month, so these posts will basically just be mini reviews.  There will be four parts to this set of videos.  This is part 1.

2NE1 “Falling in Love”


Song: Pretty good.  I liked the beach-feel to it.  CL’s raps kept the song from being boring.

Score: 4/5

Story: It was just them gawking at basketball players, dancing for 30 seconds in front of them, then going back to gawking while the guys don’t really do anything.  It was a story, but not very developed.

Score: 3/5

Cinematography: I have no idea what was up with all the gold and the crazy sets.  I liked the beach scene.  But in the basketball scene, why would they show them dancing BEHIND the basketball players? The cinematography didn’t make the video enjoyable.

Score: 2.5/5

Wardrobe: The colors were nice.  I liked CL’s pink shirt and Dara’s basketball outfits, but none of the rest.  They just didn’t look good.  Bom’s cape was unnecessary.  And I never like bras with a jacket.

Score: 2.5/5

Dance: It was okay.  I liked the dance during the raps and the “Touch Me” lines, but not the fake-hula move of the chorus or the squatting and crawling moves.  It just wasn’t very entertaining for me.

Score: 3.5/5

Overall Final Score: 3.1/5

Ailee “U&I”


Song: Ailee’s voice sounded amazing.  I loved the upbeat nature of it. The chorus was the best part.  This is one of my favorite songs by her.

Score: 4.5/5

Story: In her dressing room, she does different things demonstrating how bitter she is about the guy she’s with and how she is trying to erase him from her life.  It’s a good idea, but they could have been clearer about why she was doing all of those different things.

Score: 3/5

Cinematography: I liked the flashy, show theme.  All of the lights and how everything came into color in the beginning were cool.  It really made her look like a star.  There were some unrelated scenes though, like the white drums scene and the one where she’s wearing an orange outfit.

Score: 3.5/5

Wardrobe: I loved all of the designs and patterns, but not a single outfit appeared to have any sort of bottom.  Super mini dresses like that are not classy.  I also didn’t think the pink lacy outfit didn’t go with the rest of them.  Loved the long-sleeve black one and the orange one.

Score: 3.9/5

Dance: It was such a fun dance! Everything was energetic and fit the rhythm of the song.  Although there was too much body-waving and booty-shaking for comfort.

Score: 3.5/5

Overall Final Score: 3.7/5

Xia “Incredible”


Song: I loved this song.  Every part of it was entertaining and pleasant to listen to.  The .1 taken off is because it was a very generic sound.  There was nothing that made it unique from any other dance songs. Also the beginning was very abrupt.

Score: 4.9/5

Story: Long story short: He has a stalker girlfriend.  I just found the whole thing more strange than entertaining.  It wasn’t executed very well.

Score: 2/5

Cinematography: The dancing scenes were good, but the rest of it didn’t fit together at all.  Pool party, indoor “beach” party, awkward bedroom scene, and random Xia sitting on a throne.  What kind of party is that? Also, the lighter dancing scene went in and out of focus way too much.

Score: 1.5/5

Wardrobe: His suits were all sorts of different patterns and colors, that sometimes looked cool, but other times looked strange and childish.  I also didn’t appreciate seeing all these half-naked people running around the video.

Score: 2.9/5

Dance: This dance was incredible.  It looked so fast-paced and energetic, and really showed off Xia’s talent.  I just wish the “oh oh oh oh” part could have been a little less repetitive, but other than that, AMAZING.

Score: 4.9/5

Overall Final Score: 3.2/5

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