f(x)
Pinocchio


4.0
excellent

Review

by pizzamachine USER (219 Reviews)
February 5th, 2012 | 23 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: a wild Korean girl group appears!

I still haven't kicked my addiction to Girls' Generation (I probably never will), and now I find myself enamoured with yet another South Korean girl group's album. It's unfair I tell you! While I could easily blame my K-pop addiction to my abnormal fetish, an attraction to Korean girls, that would discredit my musical taste. I have never been one to fall into musical traps, but K-pop is a trap that I've walked into willingly. Quite simply, the Koreans are better at producing pop music than Americans, and until the Western part of the world can adjust their pop music to a similarly acceptable level, I see no reason to listen to such drible. f(x)'s Pinnochio, on the other hand, I will gladly lend my ears to.

One of the album's greatest aspects is its incredible diversity. f(x) have not nailed down their sound yet, but their spontaneousness makes for a fun, quirky album. For instance, their transition from a cool, sexy spy song, 'Dangerous', into a more moving direction with 'Beautiful Goodbye' should feel abrupt, but the songs are so good that bumpiness never becomes an issue. It's like being driven by a professional driver through town who changes cars every five minutes; it doesn't matter what vehicle f(x) use, because they drive each one with equal proficience. Also, be prepared for smooth twists like in 'Gangsta Boy' where the song seems ordinary until it transitions into a tropical beach through its delightfully Auto-Tuned chorus (I swear, any group that can make Auto-Tune enjoyable deserves a medal).

To be fair, Pinnochio isn't perfect. There's the typical filler songs like 'Beautiful Goodbye' and 'So Into U' that are certainly good songs, but in contrast to their generally riotous songs, they seem ill-fitting. f(x) have not found their sound, but this is to be expected considering this is their debut album. They may need to work that out, but for now, Pinnochio is an absurdly fun, cheery album with memorable choruses. This bodes well for f(x)'s future.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
pizzamachine
February 5th 2012


13863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I finally had time to write a review. Sup?

iFghtffyrdmns
February 5th 2012


7047 Comments


as a math major, I approve of this band name
as an audiophile, I don't think I approve of what i'm about to hear.

hello again old friend

indigonowhere
Emeritus
February 5th 2012


10727 Comments


Yeah, this band name is great.

pizzamachine
February 5th 2012


13863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Hey now, you can't know until you listen to it!

iFghtffyrdmns
February 5th 2012


7047 Comments


omg

this is
this is not good

sputnik. you kill me. why.

pizzamachine
February 5th 2012


13863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

haha clearly K-pop ain't your thang.

jefflebowski
February 5th 2012


8573 Comments


the notation of f(x)'s name differentiates them from similar groups such as f'(x) and dy/dx

Beachcoma
February 5th 2012


526 Comments


K-Pop has been getting popular on sputnik lately.

SowingSeason
Moderator
February 5th 2012


27712 Comments


Sometimes I think you are my double, dmns. You love brand new AND you're a math major?!?

Anyway, a group named after functions is pretty badass. I wonder if when they break up they will release an album titled undefined? Haha I jest, sometimes i'm so clever I kill myself.

Digging: mewithoutYou - [Untitled]

iFghtffyrdmns
February 5th 2012


7047 Comments


the notation of f(x)'s name differentiates them from similar groups such as f'(x) and dy/dx

i think you mean anti-differentiates from groups like f'(x)

duh dum
chhh


HAH SOWING WE MATH JOKERS R JUST 2 FUNNI
god fuck math though can't wait till i'm done studying this shit next year

jefflebowski
February 5th 2012


8573 Comments


'i think you mean anti-differentiates from groups like f'(x)

duh dum
chhh'

goddamnit
still trying to work out how to make the integration symbol on sputnik

Tyrannic
February 5th 2012


3295 Comments


dy/dx: the math metal version of ac/dc

jefflebowski
February 5th 2012


8573 Comments


definite integral sounds like a djent band

Yazz_Flute
February 5th 2012


18939 Comments


what a nerdy fucking band name

awesome

iFghtffyrdmns
February 5th 2012


7047 Comments


that can't possibly be your baby that your feeding
where did you steal it

Beachcoma
February 5th 2012


526 Comments


rofl

bloc
February 5th 2012


51807 Comments


Axe f(x)

Digging: Blahzay Blahzay - Blah Blah Blah

Ignimbrite
February 5th 2012


6470 Comments


f(x) = 2011pinocchio^pizzamachine
f'(x) = 2011/[(pizzamachine)*ln(pinocchio)]*pizzamachine'

or something like that


Digging: Travis Scott - Rodeo

pizzamachine
February 5th 2012


13863 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

hahaha

Acanthus
February 5th 2012


9812 Comments


Nice review sir! Luckily for me K-pop is something that only affects my cousin, and hasn't spread to the rest of the family yet.



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