AKA all the CN Blue!
NO REGRETS! (Except my credit card statement and my overall bias list because my overwhelming love for all their music is threatening to overtake my top 5!)
So all the fruits of my CN Blue buying spree came to me midway though April – necessitating some pretty ruthless shelf re-arranging (which is what happens when you suddenly add like 8 albums of one particular group). It makes me a bit sad, because I like to display at least one album from each group facing outwards – but now due to the lack of space there are quite a few groups that are ‘spined’ 😦
I’ll just really have to add that other shelving unit – who cares that I won’t be able to shut my door! I can sacrifice for the Kpops!
Due to the sad events in Korea with the Sewol ferry accident, a lot of comebacks have been postponed, so understandably there hasn’t been a lot of activity in the KPop world this past month. I’ve chosen to bundle most things that were released in April with other albums due out in May / pick them up in person when I’m at the BAP concert in Melbourne next week.
New to my collection this month
‘Can’t Stop’ CN Blue – 5th Mini Album
Ahhh CN Blue – forever one of my first KPop loves! I loved the featured single ‘Can’t Stop’ as soon is it was released and especially loved having the boys all over the music shows as a part of their comeback promotions. Yonghwa does also get +10 hotness points for his live piano playing skills (not quite enough to make him my bias, but he’s a very close second).
Being an actualfax band who play instruments, it helps that they’re all total flower boys as well. The mini album has a nice photobook with loads of photos with the members looking pensive and dreamy in what I can only presume is an American city as well as wearing cute white sweaters and lounging around on beds (cue all the slash ficcers going crazy). It also came with a standup card with a randomly chosen member. I got Jonghyun (yay! my bias!). I like all the tracks on the CD too – so I’d definitely recommend buying if you’re a fan.
Also added to my collection from CN Blue:
First Step + 1 – Thank You (OMG the photobook on this one… *dies*)
Present (Japan Singles)
Blue Moon Concert DVD
Now I can get collecting on all the Japan discography…
‘The Origin’ Infinite
I already made a post about this one!
‘Skool Love Affair’ BTS (Bangtan Boys)
Hahahaha remember when I was all “I will never succumb to this group because a) hip hop b) super ridiculous member names I mean ‘Rap Monster’ ‘J-Hope’??? Please??? c) OMG there are so many underage members I’d be a pedo noona” *hollow and bitter laugh* Yeah… so the inevitable happened. Damn them and that catchy song we were singing all New Years with it’s ‘Such a liiiiiiaaaaaaar’ hook in the English. *sigh*. Also I blame Tumblr for like brainwashing me with gifs and picspam to the point where I somehow learned all their names by osmosis. Leading of course, to the infamous MV watching on gchat with the girls where I was putting my member identifying skills to the test with ‘Boy in Luv’ – AKA this MV
And I suddenly decided that I really really liked the cute one JongKook that reminded me a bit of Woohyun from Infinite. I believe that the words “He’s like a baby Woohyun” were uttered / typed followed by “I think I might make him my bias” and then “NOOOOOO BEC HE’S THE MAKNAE* NOOOOOO HE’S 15 OMG!” from Emily and then immense horror and a meltdown of epic proportions ensued (I COULD BE HIS MOTHER WAAAEEEEEE – technically a teenage mother but it could have happened), but it was too late *sobbing all over the place*.
*maknae = the youngest member
And that is how I came to have a ’97 liner in my bias list.
I will never again commit to a bias without checking profiles that list dates of birth. 🙂
Anyway this is a fab album with a HUUUUGE photobook and extra goodies (a sticker set and a bookmark. Yay I got J-Hope, who is technically over the age of 20) and they are well deserving of all those ‘Rookie of the Year’ titles they won last year.
Also added from BTS:
2 COOL 4 SKOOL
O? R U L8 2?
Which also have some great goodies like posters, stickers and photocards. I’ll just live with myself somehow for making yet another maknae a bias…
‘Peter Pan’s Kiss’ – A-PRINCE
Move over ‘Boyfriend’ there’s a new cutie boy band that might just unseat you with the excessive display of aegyo. Yes – I have a problem… 😦
Also – they are in Pyjamas in the MV – I am helpless *cannot deal nosebleed* The teasers for this MV were hilarious as well – what’s not to like about cute boys being slapped in the face? A-PRINCE have a fab Youtube channel because they sub ALL their behind the scenes stuff in English and it’s all adorable as hell! This was a super cute single too.
Also added to my collection due to the overwhelming adorableness:
‘Mitaiken Future’ – FT Island
More Japan FT Island! (and they’re releasing yet another single later this month – not that I’ve already pre-ordered it or anything along with Boyfriend…)
This one is an upbeat and catchy song – I have version B of the album which includes a DVD of the MV and performances from their Freedom 2013 arena tour. I quite like the B sides on the single too – not that it’s hard – i do adore pretty much all of FT Island’s entire discography…
‘No Mercy’ B.A.P (Japan)
Awww yisss! My feeeels!!! (Due to going to their concert next week) One of my all time faves from this group as a Japan release. The MV was pretty good (seeing as I did gif-spam it)
I may have got ALL the concert goods on offer so I will have the whistle to go along with this song… (also because I can’t resist concert goodies, and you know a 1 in 5 shot at the high touch event.)
This was the limited edition version from Japan and the dog tags are a cute touch! The CD has a small photobook and a photocard (Yay Zelo! my other totally inappropriate maknae bias *more ugly sobbing*)
So only 16 albums added this month – not too bad (hehehehe)