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Weki-Meki and even Twice kind of have a self-parody thing at times that is nice. Unlike Black Pink and most Girl Crush...they don't take themselves all that seriously. Always liked this version of Black Pink's "Don't know what to do without you"Weki Meki came back a few days ago with a new mini album. They are sort of an odd duck to me, a hybrid between fun/energy concept and girlcrush concept, which is a little oxymoronic. Their last comeback wasn't that successful, but they seem to have recalibrated their approach this time around, as they've pulled as many views in three days as they did in three months for their last A-side.
Regular readers of this thread--and I know you're out there, don't try to deny it...
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--know that I'm not a fan of girlcrush concepts. Why don't I like them? Because:
* The girls are styled tastelessly at best, like street whores at worst.
* There's too much rap, and it's annoying raps, not cute raps
* Loud, obnoxious ghetto beats that crush the melodies
* Stupid "girl power" lyrics
* The overall attitude is bratty, self-absorbed, and self-important.
But how does Weki Meki do here?
* Their styling is classy and understated
* The raps are at least tolerable
* The melody actually manages to fight its way to the surface over the ghetto beats
* The silly "girl power" lyrics are there, and annoying, but luckily I don't understand Korean.
* The attitude is restrained and cool, not bitchy and self-involved.
Verdict: borderline case, but I'll allow it. And they are coming off really well in their stages:
While we're on the subject, BLACKPINK is, sadly, the most popular (albeit not the most profitable, that distinction probably belongs to TWICE) girl group in the world, but you aren't going to find them in this thread because they are the working definition of girlcrush, and consequently most of their work is hard to stomach. For example:
It's frustrating because not all of their work is awful. Some of it is even sort of OK:
Sadly that's the exception, not the rule.