seraphcelene: (kickass zoe)
I kinda love kpop.

But maybe that's an overstatement of what I mean to say when I say that I LOVE Big Bang. Big Bang is very possibly the most popular Korean boy band ever. Big Bang crosses genres between hip hop, R&B, disco and electropop. Depending on the "concept," the style of the song and video are transcendent of the group image. They are ever changing. Big Bang is truly international, having won the Best Worldwide Act at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. Except in the US they are little known because we don't get down with international music like that.

Generally, I don't mind the idea of that kind of mixbag musical experimentation. Big Bang is really good. I like their music. What I don't like is the habit amongst some Korean bands, in general, here highlighted by Big Bang and G-Dragon's most recent videos, of wholesale cultural appropriation just because you think it's cool.
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