For this post I've gotten a little help from Mel from Melismatic - go read her blog AFTER this. I swear, she's brilliant. :)
If you follow me on Twitter you'll know (I think?) that Mel's probably the blogger I'm closest too - I treat her like a big sister. :) And I CANNOT believe that we didn't think of writing something like this sooner. We were talking the other day and this came up, as did a few others we'll get to when we do, for now they're all under wraps. *evil laugh*
The initial idea for this was to do a V 3.0 of my DBSK vocal commentary, but it's up to you to judge whether or not we followed that plan. OH well.
So anyway. Before you start reading our hilarious chat a few hours ago, there're some terms and nicknames you gotta take note of, or else you'll be lost as hell 'coz we both talk A LOT. :)
According to Mel:
Yunho - (aka YH, Ho, U-Know) The bass voice and "leader" of DBSK. He's also the main dancer. Fans often joke that he is in a "relationship" with group member Jaejoong (Yunjae)...but that's a long story for another time and place.
Yoochun - (YC, Chun, Chunnie, Micky) Next above Yunho, more of a growly deep voice. He also lived in America for a few years, and is therefore given speaking parts in songs that are in English. However, he's not exactly fluent and often forgets much of the English he learned. We love him all the same.
Jaejoong - (Hero, JJ, J, Joong, Joongie, Nikki's Bias or Favorite) The somewhat obvious heartthrob of the group, who sings melody tenor. He's basically so pretty, the collective women of the world are jealous. Myself included.
Junsu - (JS, Su, Xiah) The requisite "big" voice of the group. He's often pigenholed by the other members for being so cutesy all the time in interviews and fanservice, and is unarguably one of the funniest members of the whole group by how willing he is to sacrifice himself for others laughter. He also just released a solo single called "Intoxication" this past week and it's sex, sex and more sex. Just saying.
Changmin - (CM, Min, Minnie, Changminnie, Minnie Mouse, Max, Mel's Bias) What is there to say? Min sings the highest parts, and often is accounted for his ability to "scream" (see "Rising Sun" and the bridge of "Mirotic"). I quite enjoy him for his long legs, his snarky remarks and his ability to make me stand mesmerized when watching music videos. It's an addiction. It really needs to stop.
Yunho is either Ho or YH, Yoochun is YC, Junsu is Su, Changmin is CM, and Jaejoong is JJ. SM is their entertainment company in Korea, TSC is The Secret Code - their fourth Japanese album, FITB is Five In The Black - their second Japanese album. I guess that's it.
OK, prepare to laugh like hell. *evil laugh* If you learn something, Mel and I will consider it a mission accomplished.
Mel: lmao This is a rather ragged attempt at an analysis of DBSK's members vocal competency. *She said in her big girl voice.*
Nikki: WAHAHAHAH It is. V 3.0!
Nikki: LOL the other 2 versions are gonna suck now. GREAT
Mel: With NO BIASES
Mel: ::cough:: ::cough::
Nikki: NO BIASES. * glares at Mel *
Mel: Hey, I said it first. I shall stick to it.
Nikki: WHO GOT ADDICTED FIRST, HUH?
Mel: You did. Then I was forced to suffer the pain.
Nikki: yayyyyyyyy :)
Mel: For the record though, my bias isn't considered the lead singer. AND I should ask, why does your bias always stand in the middle?
Nikki: well I'm sorry he's my bias 'coz I like his voice!
Mel: I wouldn't say he's the middle voice.
Nikki: he is. well technically
Mel: Doesn't he sing higher than Junsu?
Nikki: No. he does melody.
Nikki: Su's between CM and JJ * glares *
Mel: Matter of opinion.
Nikki: mmmhmmm. that's for a capella.
Mel: Does Jaejoong always stand in the middle b/c he knows he's the eyecandy?
Mel: Or rather SM knows?
Nikki: when they dance he's not in the middle. SM knows. I think?
Mel: They ain't stupid.
Mel: If DBSK was *NSYNC, JJ would be Justin Timberlake. Which would make Junsu the JC. Exhibit A: his solo single is all about sex and makin' on the laydeez. *rather "mackin'". Let's strike that from the record, please
Mel: Following this pattern, this would mean that Yoochun will join and almost win a dance show, Yunho will be revealed as gay, and Changmin will fade into obscurity (b/c he will have moved to America to marry me).
Nikki: you're the NSYNC fangirl here LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL BIASED!
Mel: yes but we aren't talking about vocals yet.
Nikki: ugh fine. * sulks * but can YC even dance?
Mel: PPL should probably refer to your previous vocal analysis' for more info regarding each member. There's no point in repeating. YC can dance. Honey, YC can dance.
Nikki: OK. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW!
Mel: OPEN YOUR EYES!
Nikki: UGH. THEN
Nikki: after I open my eyes what do I do?
Mel: Stare longingly at the computer screen. NOT at just Jaejoong.
Nikki: but whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy LOL.
Mel: Because believe it or not, there are four other people on that stage that also matter, silly. ;)
Nikki: But you do realize that YC and JS are still fighting over #2 for me. Yes I know that.
Mel: I hear you. I listened to "Intoxication" about six times today.
Nikki: ugh me too.
Mel: Each time I heard a new dirty phrase in English I hadn't heard before.
Mel: often times misprounounced.
Nikki: I wouldn't even dare listening to it without earphones. I might get looks from my parents
Mel: Scandalicious. That can be the name of the male complement of Girlicious. Scandalicious.
Mel: ANYWAY stop getting me distracted
Nikki: I'm not getting you distracted, you're getting yourself distracted!
Mel: I suppose it's my albatross.
Nikki: ugh whatever.
Mel: Where to start?
Mel: With one member in particular or by song?
Nikki: uhhhhhhhhhh this is "remix like total remix like hell" right? by song.
Mel: o.O huh? Sure, whatever you say.
Nikki: I mean we're not doing this like how I did it before by member.
Mel: OK. Just by song and with commentary. Sounds like a plan.
Nikki: K. let's start with uhhhhhhhhhh you pick. you're gonna kill me if I don't pick 'Mirotic' anyway
Mel: lets leave the best toward the end. leave them wanting.
Mel: Although with them, it's kind of difficult.
Nikki: UGH I KNOW
Mel: Let's go with early work.
Mel: So "My Little Princess."
Nikki: yeah. that's what I said.
Mel: You abbreviated and were therefore faster than me. It doesn't count.
Nikki: it does!
Mel: And pressing play...........now.
Nikki: I have the brains to abbreviate!
Mel: Hehehe, not.
Nikki: * glares *
Mel: YC has a nice speaking voice.
Nikki: FAIL ENGLISH YC, FAIL epic faillllll
Mel: He's the random base speaking voice of DBSK like Boyz II Men.
Nikki: HAHAHA JJ! He wasn't that good yet though.
Mel: It sounds like he's singing in an empty room.
Nikki: very plain.
Mel: With all that echo.
Nikki: Without the screaming.
Mel: Just kidding.
Nikki: I like him this way.
Mel: He has a very pretty voice when he controls it.
Nikki: no screaming. that's what I said.
Mel: And he gets better with his control with age. Like wine. ;)
Mel: Or something.
Nikki: you and your bias. I like YC's vocals.
Mel: I'll stop being gushy. Till "Rising Sun."
Nikki: they're different.
Mel: I like YC because he's breathy.
Nikki: they've got dimension. I like dimension
Mel: It makes him stand out.
Nikki: Awwwww young Su
Mel: His growling I could do without. Ahhh.
Nikki: UGH ME TOO. Ho. I was thinking of something new to say about him. later.
Mel: Hehe. Poor Yunho. Just stand and look pretty.
Nikki: he's not pretty
Mel: And dance around a bit. HE IS SO.
Nikki: well not as pretty as JJ
Mel: At least he is now.
Nikki: Yay more YC!
Mel: No one is, sweetheart.
Nikki: even me. * cries *
Mel: Nor me. * cries * I love CM's little bit here.
Nikki: more random YC talking bits. at least they're in Korean now.
Mel: I just imagine cheesy grins and adorable-ness.
Mel: Awww, how adorable.
Nikki: harmoniesssssss * dies *
Mel: * claps *
Nikki: * still dead *
Mel: Nikki, wake up.
Nikki: * dead *
Mel: We have more songs to gush...errr...talk about.
Nikki: UGH FINE. next?
Mel: I chose, now you choose. Yoochoose. Hehe.
Mel: That wasn't funny. I apologize.
Nikki: LOL. I just noticed it now.
Mel: Right. Because it wasn't funny.
Mel: It happens sometimes.
Nikki: how are we supposed to leave out the good stuff for later when they're all good?
Mel: Mmm. Well, that was a ballad, so let's go for something more uptempo.
Mel: Does that narrow it down? Sure, that works.
Nikki: Ugh I wish they did this with a live band.
Mel: Do you think of Queen when you hear the beginning?
Nikki: LOL no. sorry
Mel: I thought it from the first time I heard it. So when I saw them do that in the stage act, I got excited. CUT UP CUT UP
Nikki: weeeeeheee my dad said this was a cover. according to him.
Mel: I told you so.LOL Junsu kind of kills this attitude vocal here.
Nikki: but it was "written" by Yoo Young Jin.
Mel: Who does that OOOH! bit in the chorus?
Nikki: UGH YES. where? when? ughhhh
Mel: At the beginning of the chorus. Go back, go back.
Nikki: I'm back I'm back.
Mel: CUT UP CUT UP
Nikki: Su? The scream?
Mel: It's hard to tell.
Nikki: that's CM.
Mel: IS IT?
Mel: I didn't even mean to compliment him and yet, it still happens.
Mel: Miracles never cease with that man.
Nikki: I love how YC always gets the fail English lines. what the crap does "give it away" mean?
Mel: "I really wanna touch myself." lmao
Nikki: in reference to the song I mean. LOL YEAH THAT TOO
Mel: I know they pick on Su for being so cutesy, but attitude, he does have. In bucketfuls. When on stage.
Nikki: ugh I know. it's like he steps on that stage and he's like WHOA. I believe JJ does the scream on the second chorus.
Mel: Not as impressed that time.
Mel: Justkiddingtotallykidding. Honestly, I didn't even hear it.
Nikki: I did. * loser sign *
Mel: Junsu kills the bridge. KILLS. It's dead.
Nikki: he does. I am too. * dies *
Mel: Then JJ's little riff is the final death blow.
Nikki: I'm already dead and he has to go in and kill me too?
Mel: It's downright MELISMATIC. Sorry.
Nikki: LOL are you advertising your blog?
Mel: No? (Junsu Smile)
Nikki: we should put a link later. LOL. yeah yc "needs a girl". LOL. OK that was funnier in my head.
Mel: He "needs you gurrrrrr." Or rather GRRRRRR
Nikki: can we die now?
Mel: Yes. That really is one of my favorites.
Nikki: OK. * dies *
Mel: The first I heard was that whole album, and Mirotic, Hey!, Good Girl and Love In the Ice were the main standouts. And they continue to be.
Nikki: I didn't like it when I first heard it
Mel: At all?
Nikki: BOO ME
Mel: Yes, boo you. How dare you?
Nikki: 'Mirotic' and 'Flower Lady' were the only songs that stuck, BUT I'M REPENTING NOW!
Mel: Well, we diverge, b/c you like ballads. And swoony things.
Nikki: I like uptempos too! * sulks *
Mel: And I like attitude and dancing and uptempo and sex appeal.
Nikki: LOL you do.
Mel: hahaha What's next?
Nikki: you pick.
Mel: Hmmm. If I pick, I say....Doushite?
Nikki: I remember the first time I heard this. It was a Monday
Mel: Awww nostalgia.
Nikki: then I freaked out over it when I saw my bff the next day I was like "OMG JJ'S SO BRILLIANT WAAAAAAAAHHHH"
Mel: I think all five are in top form here. And I like it b/c it breaks the stereotype of boy bands -- all of them sing
Nikki: hell yeah. Ho's pretty OK on this too.
Mel: He is. Give him credit.Junsu has such control. Gorgeous.
Nikki: I mean compared to everyone in the band he's not THAT good, but as an idol he pwns everyone else.
Mel: BUT....Changmin's little grace notes in his solo kill me EVERYTIME.
Nikki: Even CM sounds good.
Mel: That could be part of the bias, though.
Nikki: it is.
Mel: Excuse you -- EVEN CM? Hurumph.
Mel: I'll try to forgive you for that.
Nikki: fiiiiine. I liked Su on this. and YC A LOT
Mel: I actually really like Ho, even though it's kind of clear he's trying REALLY hard
Mel: I respect that.
Nikki: but at least he's trying.
Mel: He tries to have the flow the others have and it just doesn't come. But...he still tries.
Nikki: yeah. and then JJ just blows me away
Mel: I shall have to agree on this song.
Mel: But the king will always be Junsu.
Nikki: well yeah. I like how it ends nice and clean and soft
Mel: But JJ sounds almost as pretty as he is.
Nikki: HE DOES.
Mel: Very pretty.
Mel: And how pretty is the background? Simple.
Nikki: next song?
Mel: you pick.
Nikki: 'Break Out'?
Mel: Ahh, that works. And....................... Go.
Nikki: "Baby we keep the faith eternally" * bawls *
Mel: :) :) I can't believe it took me that long to fully grasp how meaningful that was. Even if its just YC.
Nikki: UGH I KNOW * glares *
Mel: I quite prefer their Japanese uptempos.
Nikki: Me too.
Mel: With the exception of "Mirotic."
Nikki: I'll just nod.
Mel: And the Japanese version of "Rising Sun." But we'll get to that later.
Nikki: CM sounds good here.
Mel: Dang Skippy.
Mel: Just nod.
Mel: B/c he does! You said it!
Nikki: Yeah I know I said it!
Mel: Yunho's solos tend to blend in this song.
Nikki: JJ sounds better though. dreams
Mel: I tend to forget its him and think its someone else.
Mel: I prefer CM in this range. And Junsu sounds stellar as usual.
Nikki: well duh. when DOESN'T he? OK maybe sometimes but let's just go with that!
Mel: The roundtable Autotune bit is my favorite part.
Mel: I always want to do the robot.
Nikki: I was against autotuning them at first. but it's tasteful.
Mel: It is. And really, it's not nearly as robotic as most Auto-Tune uses.
Nikki: and they didn't autotune everything.
Mel: I have to give the award to YC for this one.
Nikki: Me too.
Mel: Even if he doesn't sing much other than that big line.
Nikki: yeah but it's pretty much the entire song.
Mel: Dang these songs fly by.
Nikki: ugh I know.
Mel: I wonder who does that robotic "Break Out" bit?
Nikki: Me too.
Mel: Hmmm. The mystery.
Nikki: could either be CM or Su or none of them
Mel: Maybe it's Yunho.
Mel: And he's punking all of us.
Nikki: ugh the song's done and we're still talking about it.
Mel: It's a good one. What's next?
Mel: Hmmm. "Darkness Eyes"?
Mel: Off the beaten track a little. And go.
Nikki: ahhhh DBSK does EPIC. EPIC.
Mel: The background is really kind of amazng.
Nikki: it is. I love string sections. :) it sounds even better in CDQ
Mel: Stop yourself.
Nikki: and why would I do that?
Mel: I liked this one because it's kind of dissonant in places, so it wakes you up and makes you pay attention.
Nikki: OK OK I'LL STOP MYSELF! * nods * the string section alone is enough to kill me.
Mel: That coupled with the harmony chorus = Nice.
Nikki: then JJ just HAS to come in and kill me a gazillion times more.
Mel: To be honest, I feel he sounds real thin on this one.
Nikki: I think that's the point.
Mel: But perhaps that's why I like the chorus so much more.
Nikki: you know, airy and whatnot? to contrast the really heavy instruments
Mel: It fills you up...its almost like it's turning. Like a wheel.
Nikki: it's more brilliant live. did you see that?
Mel: Agreed 110%.
Nikki: OK you did
Mel: Yes ma'am.
Nikki: I was like OMG LIVE BAND MY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE
Mel: Trueee story. Ah, I see what you mean on the thin vocals. Su's like that too.
Mel: I do.
Nikki: CAN I DIE NOW? PLEASE?
Nikki: I like how it just ends.
Mel: True. I have a new appreciation for that one.
Nikki: su says the last line and it's like 'BAM' done. I TOLD YOU.
Mel: I'm more in favor of The Secret Code album, but T is probably my second favorite of the Japanese albums.
Mel: But I like the Five In the Black one too because of CM's hair.
Mel: OK, I'll stop now. Next song?
Nikki: FITB gave us 'Proud' * dies * Next?
Mel: TRUE STORY.
Nikki: uhhhhh 'Rising Sun' or 'You Only Love'?
Mel: Either works.
Nikki: mmmmmmm Rising Sun.
Mel: OK.AND GO.
Nikki: I. LOVE. THIS. SONG.
Mel: Is that CM or Su doing the RISE UP?
Nikki: SM. CM! lollllllll
Mel: I got scared for a second. haha
Mel: It takes on a new meaning then. Haha.
Nikki: YC rap.
Mel: YC's RAP MAKES EM LAUGH EVERYTIME! dslkfjdsklfjdksjflkdsjflj lkjsd gotcha bah!
Nikki: HERE I GO, COME BACK! what the crap does that mean?
Mel: I love the versatility in sounds of this song.
Nikki: Junsu was brilliant on this.
Mel: One minute it's hyper, next it's introspective, then dancy.
Nikki: I wanna faint, but then I won't hear JJ
Mel: Chorus is beautiful too.
Nikki: I KNOW.
Nikki: LOL. "waiting for rising suuuuuuuuun!!!!"
Mel: YH's rap makes no sense either.
Nikki: and more YC rap. LOL.
Mel: FAIL ENGLISH again.
Nikki: I know. CM! his signature line. I think?
Mel: :) :) :) insert Mel dancing
Nikki: SU! JJ!
Mel: CM's wail here is too golden.
Nikki: why do they always put them together? don't they have any mercy?
Mel: AH AH AH AH AH AH OHHHHHHHHHHH
Nikki: I know.OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH! "SLOOOOOOOO DOWN!"
Mel: SLOW DOWNNNNNNNNN hehe
Mel: aye ya ya
Nikki: NA NA NA! YC. again.
Mel: at 3:23
Mel: did you hear the "eh he" like Michael Jackson? Or was it just me? Who was that? Yunho?
Mel: Go back, go back.
Nikki: I DID!
Mel: :) :)
Mel: WHO IS THAT?
Nikki: then we go back to normal. with a CM scream. I HAVE NO IDEA.
Mel: It makes my ovaries quake.That scream. RISEEEEEEEEE UPPPPPPPPP
Mel: Even if he was underaged when he recorded this. I don't care.
Nikki: I didn't actually like this either when I first heard it.
Mel: jaw drop
Nikki: I'M SORRY, OK?!
Mel: It's so strange and interesting.
Nikki: I know.
Nikki: and once again, it just ends.
Mel: Are you sure that Rise Up's CM at the end?
Nikki: they're made for performance. no. at the end, no.
Mel: Who is that?
Nikki: dunno. YC?
Mel: It sounds a bit like YC. Hmm. I suppose we do "You Only Love" next?
Mel: Why not.
Nikki: I love Su here.
Mel: I like the piano.
Nikki: me too. and CM isn't wailing. yayyyyyy
Mel: I wish it was them playing it though.
Nikki: UGH ME TOO
Mel: CM in control = Happy Mel
Nikki: JJ+Piano = Dead Nikki
Mel: (dirty grin)
Mel: ugh... I was waiting for that.
Nikki: I love the chorus.
Mel: I like how you can really hear all five voices and how they fit in together.
Nikki: I was trying to concentrate on listening to the harmonies but they're too gorgeous that I just had to fangirl over it. you can't not fangirl over it - that's a crime.
Mel: :) Nice try at a big note, YC. Kudos.
Mel: A for Effort.
Nikki: where are we?
Mel: 1:46? 1:48? Was it not YC?
Nikki: no. it was YH
Mel: lmao Ahh. Now it makes sense.
Mel: I told you - I get his voice confused.
Nikki: hahah. JS and JJ have to STOP sharing verses/middle 8s
Mel: He's the only one. NOOOO. No no no no.
Nikki: I'm dying too much.
Mel: They sound perfect together. Su is killing me.
Nikki: DO YOU WANT ME TO ACTUALLY DIE BEFORE WE FINISH THIS?
Mel: I love the oooooh WOP
Nikki: me too.I love dynamic markers. :)
Nikki: I can't believe it's over. :((((
Mel: Ahh. OK. Now you give ME one second. Brb.
Nikki: 3 songs left.
Mel: Needed to get some water. DBSK parched me.
Mel: OK. What's left?
Nikki: survivior, 9095 and mirotic.
Mel: What about Love In the Ice? Oh dear.
Nikki: OH RIGHT WE FORGOT ABOUT THAT dammit.
Mel: How could we?
Mel: we shall be crucified.
Nikki: lemme load the CD I KNOW. * goes and gets a cross * you get the nails. LOL.
Mel: Oh dear.
Nikki: K. CD's in. gimme a sec
Mel: Are we doing Love In the Ice?
Nikki: yeah. we should.
Mel: okay. You tell me when to hit play.
Nikki: I love the sparkly bits. YES NOW.
Nikki: they're even better on CD * grins *
Mel: And I should point out that Changmin transcriped the Korean version from the Japanase.
Nikki: yessss he did.
Mel: I say that like I'm proud of it. But I am.
Nikki: we're doing the Japanese version right? RIGHT?
Mel: Err, no. Changm -- I mean Korean version.
Nikki: OK BACK BACK BACK
Mel: OK. Tell me when.
Nikki: I thought you said Japanese!
Mel: NOOOOO. Why would I have the non-Changmin version?
Nikki: BOO. because it has better production? :))))
Mel: Huffffsdlkfjdslkfjlds Details.
Nikki: OK NOW. sparkly bitssss
Mel: Take 2.
Nikki: the Korean version has less depth
Mel: You cannot listen to this on anything short of 11.
Nikki: but I like it. it's crisp.
Mel: JJ sounds lovely.
Nikki: and JJ's just O.O I would like to die happy now. CM sounds nice.
Mel: I quite like CM's vibratto as well.
Nikki: STRING SECTION.
Mel: Even YC sounds gorgeous and controlled. They are all on their best behavior in this one.
Nikki: WAAAAAAAAHHHH JJ!
Mel: This is one of the best parts. The little mini duets.
Nikki: I. KNOW. RIGHT.
Mel: Even better live. :)
Nikki: ughhh yesss
Mel: We say that like we've been there. Haha.
Nikki: I'm dying just thinking about it. LOL. in our dreams.
Mel: LIGHTERS UP. JJ's note here is perfection.
Nikki: I love that everything just disappears when YC and JJ sing.
Mel: Gorgeous. Oh, YH, nice of you to join us.
Nikki: we get a CM scream! kinda.
Nikki: MORE JJ.
Mel: That's not a scream, honey. ;) (winky winky)
Nikki: well kinda! Junsu makes me wanna cry
Mel: He does that to me a lot to.
Nikki: * sobs * IT'S SO PRETTY!
Mel: The boy knows how to emote.
Nikki: Seriously. I feel tears.
Mel: Rock to the ah ah ah ah bit.
Nikki: Then Su comes in and just WHOA
Mel: Junsu here is perfection.
Nikki: AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH JJ!
Mel: JJ soars.
Nikki: I wouldn't be surprised if I cried in a while.
Mel: But YC just sends it home. Arguably his best.
Nikki: when they did this live at the Tokyo Dome I was bawling by this part.
Nikki: No other boyband has made me cry. for real.
Mel: I cannot claim that feat.
Mel: But I'm older than you, young grasshopper.
Nikki: * stares * * blink *
Mel: Just smile and nod.
Nikki: * smiles and nods * AWWWWW WHY
Mel: Ahh. Five minutes goes in a blink.
Nikki: it's overrrrrrrrrr BOO
Nikki: I know. I can't believe we forgot this.
Mel: I don't think they can top that now. Ballad-wise.
Nikki: we'll see.
Mel: Fingers crossed.
Nikki: * sigh * Right now any new material will be brilliant. because we've waited so long.
Mel: Mmm. And to be honest, I'm not a huge of Tomete.
Nikki: It was OK.
Mel: It's pretty but it's no Love In the Ice.
Nikki: not crazy over it. LITI is really WHOA
Mel: Very very WHOA.
Nikki: this and 'Proud' are lightyears above everything else.
Mel: It's the type of song that you give to people when they say UGH They are such a BOY BAND. And you say, oh yeah? Hmmm.
Nikki: LOL. it's been done for ages and we're STILL talking about it.
Mel: Ah, right. OK.
Mel: Sounds good.
Nikki: loading the CD
Mel: .....tell me when
Nikki: LOL. stupid copyright protection. you guys seriously think I'd wanna degrade a CD to an MP3? SERIOUSLY.
Mel: * taps foot impatiently
Nikki: I am too. waittt OK! aaaaaannddd NOW
Mel: Ooooh Rain Effects.
Nikki: JJ wrote this. It's my ring tone.Mel: Ahhh, I shall bow to you, then.
Mel: My ring tone is vibrate.
Nikki: I love this with real drums. it doesn't have it in the recording though
Mel: It's so spooky and mysterious.
Mel: CM follows JJ in solos alot, huh? Hmm
Nikki: yeah. My phone was ringing the other day and my mom was like "why's it so creepy?" yeah. and Ho gets the chorus! well part of it.
Mel: Ooooh....dark. Dissonant... Ahh, he's throwing his boyfriend a break.
Nikki: I believe that's a guitar? LOL. Mel: Lots of spooky midi keyboard.
Nikki: * nods * YC sounds brilliant on this. they all do.
Mel: Goes without saying really.
Nikki: and you'd think the chorus would explode but it doesn't
Mel: I like when it sort of POW!s off into the chorus. and gets quiet. AHHH wavelength.
Nikki: the harmonies are so pretty.
Mel: same one. jump on it.
Nikki: HAHAHAHAHAH JJ's note. sends everything into utter brilliance.
Mel: It sounds so different than everything else.
Mel: Than anything I've ever heard in the pop realm, really.
Nikki: it's like the JJ version of 'Darkness Eyes'
Mel: I almost feel like those notes at the end were almost as if they were recorded and then put on the record being played backward. Hard to explain but that's almost how it sounds. So hesitant.
Nikki: there's '9096' and that really freaks me out - it's even spookier than 9095
Mel: I'm not a fan. I prefer the real thing. ;)
Nikki: me too, but it's just so damn spooky
Mel: Speaking of interludes, I like the main intro
Nikki: me too! JJ scream!
Mel: But I also quite like T's "Trick". If only for the Michael Jackson reference. Again.
Mel: Ahh, I love them for loving MJ.
Nikki: hahahahaha. Ho's MJ tribute. :))))))
Mel: :) So that leaves Survivor for next, right?
Nikki: I believe TSC was my #1 album of last year because of this song.
Mel: I am Junsu. Native Speaker.
Mel: I'm a new fan. Let's listen....anddddddd. go.
Nikki: I know. I love the start
Mel: POW It's like fireworks. mixed with guitars scratches.
Nikki: they have fireworks when they do this live. later.
Nikki: and the production's just O.O
Mel: I love the synth arpeggio.
Nikki: me tooooooooooooo
Mel: It's so 80's....it's like...duran duran meets 00's korean boy band. epic.
Nikki: YC tends to growl or whatever when he does this live. :(
Mel: Yes. He needs to learn to stop that.
Nikki: Ho. Oh ho.
Mel: The way he does it on record is just fine.
Mel: Does the chorus sound like a video game theme song to you?
Nikki: CM and JJ!
Mel: It does to me.
Mel: I'd type more but I'm busy dancing.
Nikki: and then the middle 8-ish thingy.
Mel: How I heart you.
Nikki: DANCE BREAK! FIREWORKS!
Mel: random ambulance sounds too
Nikki: LOL I know.
Mel: its like they've been to NYC
Nikki: lolllll and it just ends. :((((((( I want more
Mel: like they skip off into the sunset.
Nikki: Skip off into the SUNSET? after singing SURVIVOR?
Mel: Uh...why not?
Mel: DONT JUDGE ME
Nikki: LOL. I'll load Mirotic.
Mel: And that leaves the myth. The one. The only. The legend.
Nikki: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH * freaks out *
Mel: I'm so excited.
Nikki: and we haven't even pressed play yet.
Mel: Ahhh, the anticipation! Tell me when.
Nikki: K. 1 2 GOOOOOO
Nikki: JJ doesn't get that many lines. :(
Mel: How can you not dance to this song?
Nikki: I don't. :(
Mel: The backdrop is crazy.
Nikki: Ugh I know.
Mel: The use of "red ocean" disturbs me.
Nikki: I was trying to follow the percussion and I was like OMG whoever made this was so brilliant.
Mel: I know its a reference to Cassiopeia but...
Mel: NO NAKED MITCHELL
Nikki: "neon nareul wonhae....." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHHA "i gotchuuuuuuuuuuuuu!"
Mel: try to unhear that now.
Nikki: it's like this gets even more epic live.
Mel: During CM's bit in the video, the camera doesn't capture him the whole time.
Nikki: YH+ a bit of YYJ
Mel: During this verse. It annoys me.
Nikki: hahahahahha Rap.
Mel: Now, put your hand on your chin and prove to the world you're a bad ass beast.
Nikki: HAHAHAHAH SCREAM! SCREAM!
Mel: <<--- Melismatic died Nikki: OK guys. it's just me now. Mel's dead. we're planning her funeral now.
Mel: Ah, CM revived me with his Come On Come On. He promised me other dirty things I cannot repeat.
Nikki: OMG THAT MIDDLE 8 OMG! OMG! * dies *
Mel: UGH, so perfect. Don't you die on me too!
Nikki: I just did.
Mel: * slaps Nikki *
Nikki: * dies *
Mel: Pull it together.
Mel: NO NAKED MITCHELLS.
Nikki: we're done anyway. LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL come to think of it, it DOES sound like that.
Mel: During the live cuts, Junsu's riffs are the best.
Nikki: JJ's adlibs
Nikki: I CANNOT BELIEVE IT'S OVER. NO.
Mel: I'm telling you, it's impossible to unhear when you hear it.
Mel: LETS LISTEN AGAIN. lol
Nikki: YES YES YES LOL.
Mel: OK. One....two... GO
Nikki: did we say anything NOT fangirl-y about this?
Mel: Uh...blank stare
Nikki: Ugh who cares.
Mel: I like their outfits in the video.
Nikki: Me too.
Mel: And CM in the water.
Nikki: :))))))) LOL.
Mel: NO NAKED MITCHELL.
Nikki: ughhhh I might start singing that the next time I hear it.
Mel: Chrome Heart?
Nikki: uh... yeah.
Mel: What does that mean? And it doesn't even sound like that. CM needs to practice his annunciation.
Nikki: dunno. * shrugs * LOL it's "enunciation"
Nikki: * glares *
Mel: I'm not an English teacher. Only for him.
Nikki: LOL well what use are you if you're gonna teach him the wrong things!
Mel: Shhhhh details.
Nikki: * glares *
Nikki: WHO'S GONNA BE THE ENGLISH MAJOR HERE?
Mel: <-- Melismatic died again. Nikki: lol. OK guys, I'm serious this time. got a date for her funeral? I'm free this weekend.
Mel: YOU CANT TAKE CHANGMIN
Mel: This is the ghost of Melismatic. And she will haunt you.
Nikki: I wouldn't want to. I'd gladly teach JJ though.
Mel: UNDER MAH SKEEEEEN.
Nikki: oooooohhhh I'm SO SCARED * blank face *
Mel: Ugh, and it's over again. Already.
Nikki: I know.
Nikki: I remember my review of this. back when I wasn't a fangirl. :)))))
Mel: Ahhh, so there was no bias.
Nikki: LOL we're done? we need an outro or something.
Mel: I did the intro, you do the outro. ;)
Nikki: while I listen to 'Flower Lady'
Mel: And I listen to Good Girl.
Nikki: I don't know what to say! we're done. were we funny? I hope we were.
Mel: (Junsu smile)
Nikki: WERE WE FUNNY? * asks everyone else *
Mel: Don't make me one-touch you.
Nikki: I'm not scared of you. hmph.
Mel: Hyunggggggggggggg Wait, this just got weird.
Nikki: LOL. I KNOW.
Mel: I'll stop now.
Mel: (Junsu smile)
Nikki: ugh stop it with the Junsu smiles.
Mel: (Junsu smile) (Junsu laugh/cackle)
Nikki: I have 4 DBSK physical CDs. :)
Nikki: 'Mirotic' in CDQQQQQQQ!!!! :)
Mel: (more crickets)
Nikki: 3 versions. :))))))
Mel: I'm married to Changmin.
Nikki: mmmhmmm. no one believes you.
Mel: Well, I guess I'm not being truthful.
Nikki: no one will.
Mel: I'm married to Changmin, but only in HIS dreams. It's quite sad actually.
Mel: Poor thing.
Nikki: you and your wild dreams
Mel: Well, I have a 'Wild Soul'. (Junsu cackle)
Mel: I was WAITING to use that. You don't even know.