Okay, now that 2NE1’s review has been put out, I’ll share my thoughts about this topic.
First off, I think that KPOP fans are in the wrong to even be thinking about creating fanwars like this. As I stated before, how can we spread KPOP when there’s chaos within our love for KPOP? Each group is unique in their own way, and to dislike one or call them untalented is probably the most nonsense thing to do. As many other fans have noted, SNSD support 2NE1, and 2NE1 respects SNSD. So why can’t all the fans take note of that?
Now, the only reason why I think 2NE1 outdid SNSD with this comeback in my opinion is because they went back to their roots. 2NE1 went back to what made them unique, what made them famous, what made them 2NE1. Sure, their follow up songs after IATB were good, but their unique image is what garnered them so many fans. I think everyone was waiting for 2NE1 to come back as 2NE1 for a long time, and they finally did and that’s why there’s such a huge ruckus over them right now, not to mention YG’s trolling and keeping them away from the music scene for such a long time.
In regards to SNSD, they’re still venturing into new territory. They’re trying to break from their cutesy images and I think they have every right to do so as they are all in their mid-twenties now. But it wasn’t the cutesy concepts that really made them. It was the fact that they sang songs, in their wide range of vocals among the members, that could easily get stuck in your head. Just as I loved 2NE1’s experiment with I Love You, I felt the same about SNSD’s The Boys. But 2NE1 is a hip-hop group, so when their songs barely had any rap in it, I was confused. SNSD is more of a vocal group, so when they switched to rap, I also got confused. SNSD songs weren’t horrible, but they weren’t SNSD either. So, I shall wait here until SNSD releases a song that screams “WE ARE GIRL’S GENERATION!”
Exploring a new genre is good and I encourage groups to do it. But I also hope that groups will remember their original concepts that made them so loved and not stray away for too long from those concepts.
That’s my quick opinion about these two groups. Fanwars can’t help but to exist, but I’m proud to say that I’m neither a solid SONE nor a solid Black Jack, but rather just a solid KPOP lover.