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Thursday, December 03, 2015

PSY - Bell Bottoms

God, these Psy songs are so stupid. Honestly, and I'll admit full bias here, if they were created and performed by some obnoxious American group like LMFAO instead of an obnoxious Korean, I'd probably dismiss them altogether. This is just my own issue, and I own that. A song like Daddy has the potential to be incredibly annoying, but something about Psy's exuberance to perform and make a mockery of himself is contagious.Plus, he's one hell of a dancer. Better than Daddy, though, is his other new single, Bell Bottoms. It's just not as in your face and... well... it's more of an actual song. Plus, I'm a sucker for anything 80's or disco influenced. The backing track and hook alone are worthy of praise here. The music video is also really clever and well-done, and as usual with Psy tracks, the production is top-of-the-line, robust and impeccable. It's great to see him returning to the kind of material he perfected between 2010 and 2012. Daddy, as fun as it is, feels like yet another diminished grasp for Gangnam Style-level success, but Bell Bottoms (and some of the other tracks on the album), have a bit more heft to them while still managing to be funny.

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