Posted by : KPopRanter August 22, 2013
As a fan of B.A.P, I want to shine light on both sides and then say which side I think is better.
Warning: Comparison between B.A.P and EXO ahead.
Obviously, with EXO as one of SM Entertainment's newest products, it's hard for other rookies like NU'EST, VIXX and A-JAX to shine as much as they do with their small number of comebacks whereas B.A.P, with their plethora of comebacks, seems to be doing fine regardless of the company difference. Not to mention, though B.A.P hasn't had as many physical album sales as EXO, they have slayed them in digital sales and have garnered money with all of their albums and songs (damn, that's a lot) which can actually make up for that big difference. Likewise, it seems like they have a lot of popularity, having a world tour and selling out in places faster than expected notwithstanding their supposed small popularity.
|Y we no worldwaid yet?!|
Nevertheless, after One Shot, it seemed like B.A.P's songs are getting a bit... mediocre, Coffee Shop being audible but not their best and both Hurricane and Bad Man both being my least favorite tracks from the group. Not to mention, it seems like though the boys basically just debuted a little while ago, they haven't grown much of a following past One Shot and are experiencing a halt in popularity whether they can top Billboard's Hip-Hop albums charts or not. Alongside their recent entertainment company controversies of supposed buybacks and plagiarism of SHINHWA's song, the six boys are already experiencing what I would like to call a downfall even with the short duration of their career. Likewise, the fact that they release songs basically every time I blink (their longest hiatus being five months) seems too like too much with their lack of result, them, now, losing the quality of songs that made people love them in the first place, money especially being that Bad Man was their most expensive video (past One Shot which was much better quality, anyway, and their song, Power, where they got a spaceship that cost over 100 million won) and well, their spark on the industry.