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“Hangover” by PSY featuring Snoop Dogg

PSY is the South Korean K-pop powerhouse that brought you “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman”. He’s got a new YouTube music video out now called “Hangover” and it’s pretty terrible. It’s really terrible in fact. This song is a hangover. It makes you sick. It makes you nauseous. It makes you regret everything that you did that’s lead up to this point. It has an awful beat, lazy auto-tuning, and a bored Snoop Dogg mumbling his way through horrible lyrics. Snoop Dogg (or is still Snoop Lion?) spends a lot of time talking about smoking weed for a song that’s supposed to about a hangover. And how do South Koreans feel about weed anyway? Do they even smoke it over there? The video is mostly PSY and Snoop running around drinking and causing trouble wherever they go. They seem to be attempting to pull off the chemistry between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour, but it’s way too forced. It’s a bad song, it’s a bad video, and it’s time to say goodbye to PSY. His fifteen minutes of fame are up and he’s no longer relevant. I don’t want to hear from him again unless he’s doing a duet with William Hung and covering Chocolate Rain.” Avoid watching this video if you can.

Critically Rated at 6/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Gentleman by Psy

You failed at 2012 if you don’t know who Psy is. He’s the K-pop sensation who brought us Gangnam Style. It currently is the number one YouTube video of all time with over 1.571 billion views. That’s an absurd amount of views. How do you come up with a follow-up single to something so successful? I don’t know, but Psy manages to do that with his new single Gentleman. It’s just as catchy with a funnier video and zanier dance moves. It’s already set a few YouTube records like most views in the first 24 hours, most views in a 24-hour period, and the fastest to get to 100 million and 200 million views. That’s a lot of momentum and only time will tell if it becomes more popular than Gangnam Style. Nobody ever thought that Avatar would surpass Titanic though. Psy is a genius. His songs get stuck in your head and you can’t help but sing along even though you have no idea what he’s saying. Every now and then you hear some broken English and you sing that part really loud. You can tell that he’s having fun and that’s important. Gangnam Style was an unintentional viral sensation, and now he’s specifically trying to recreate the magic to avoid being called a one hit wonder. You’d think he would be stressed out. But instead he’s genuinely enjoying himself and it comes through in his work. The guy is an entertainer and I’m definitely entertained.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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