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High views doesn't equal quality music
@Tran I think you need to stop worrying so much about what other people think. Yes, just because a video is popular that doesn’t make it automatically good. That’s why I will talk about videos with very little views and sometimes choose to forgo talking about more popular videos.
However, I have to disagree with every single example that you used here. I think all 4 videos that you mentioned are perfectly fine MVs for what they seek to accomplish. At the end of the day, they are all MVs made by the Vietnamese for the Vietnamese audience.
Huỳnh James x Pjnboys are not trying to be Big Bang. Of course a person from the outside looking in won’t understand Quăng Tao Cái Boong. They were basically memeing it up. Every country has their own memes and sense of humor. American humor is different from British humor. This goes for every nation.
Em Gái Mưa by Hương Tràm is exactly the type of song that would be popular with the Vietnamese audience. I talk about how nhạc buồn is popular in VN all the time. Just because it’s old-fashioned, that doesn’t make it bad. It does a good job at what it seeks to do, which is delivering a sappy love song that one can listen to on a rainy day.
365DABAND - BỐNG BỐNG BANG BANG was done for a movie. It may be somewhat generic for a pop song, but it’s extremely catchy. I can see why people would like this MV. People liked the movie. Would “Let It Go” be as popular as it is now if it wasn’t featured in a popular Disney movie? Probably not.
The whole point of BỐN CHỮ LẮM was to keep it simple. It was entirely shot on a smartphone. To call something bad without actually giving any specific or valid points of criticism is kind of a cop out. What kind of choreography did you expect? Some Jabbawockeez type dance moves? BỐN CHỮ LẮM isn’t a dance song.
I think you are falling into the same trap that a lot of Vietnamese people fall into – the need to validate your own Vietnameseness by seeking approval from other people. There’s a reason why reaction videos are so popular. People naturally want to validate their own existence/opinions. I think you need to take a page from the song “Let It Go,” and stop getting caught up with what others think.
It seems to me that you want other people to like Vpop, so your feelings don’t get hurt when you show your friends a MV or song that you like. All I ever see you do is talk bad about everything. It’s like you’re too scared to say anything positive about anything because it’s safer just to hate on everything. I like all those songs that you mentioned, and I like Southern Vietnamese rap. It doesn’t matter that other people don’t like it. I like it.
Why did you show your friends QUĂNG TAO CÁI BOONG in the first place if you thought it was a bad song? Did they not like it, and then you decided to adopt their opinion? Or, did you show it to them so you could hate harder on it? Either way, I don’t understand it.
High views doesn't equal quality music
Well… I suppose every fanbase also needs their harsher critics. A good proportion of these individuals to the larger, mostly braindead screaming fangirls is not necessarily a bad thing. You yourself are what I consider a nice critic, while Tran is what I consider a less nice critic. What you both want is for the Vpop community to succeed. He just places more emphasis in criticism and you place more emphasis in encouragement. This is quite healthy for a fanbase, as there will always be criticizers of Son Tung and fans, just like there are criticizers of BTS and then there’s ARMY.
Honestly I just think there should be more. More criticizers and supporters in the Vpop community alike. There’s so few of us it’s making me sad to think that it’s honestly just you, Tran, and I just talking amongst ourselves. I dunno how to spread the word though.