SHINee doesn’t need a fancy introduction. They don’t even need their own week on the OneHallyu blog. But because this (insert fire emoji) group just put out one of the most entertaining MV’s that I have ever seen, Married To The Music, I can’t really write about anyone else.
SHINee is a five piece boy group from SM Entertainment (if you didn’t know) that debuted in 2008 with the iconic single, “Replay”. The group consists of Onew, Taemin, Key, Minho, and Jonghyun, who are all known individually for their own unique sets of talents. These boys have their hands in plenty of different activities, including acting (drama and musicals), fashion, and music production, and they dominate everything they participate in.
After over seven years, SHINee has released plenty of albums in both South Korea and Japan, and have made their name as one of the most impressive performance groups in all of KPOP with their mix of powerful live vocals and stunning choreography. Their concepts range from your typical run-of-the-mill aesthetic to downright outrageous (AKA what the f#$*!?), but the members’ ability to fit into any setting allows them this type of versatility, and in turn gives us something to scream about. Is there anything that SHINee can’t do?
Is there anyone comparable to SHINee? You tell me.
*I added a bit of variety for those who haven’t really gotten into SHINee. They are capable of doing many different styles, so I feel like it’s impossible to not find something that you like in their discography. There are plenty more that I like, but I tried to keep the list short(ish).
SHINee is quality, and that’s coming from someone who has never called themselves a Shawol (fandom name short for “SHINee World”). They are one of the first names people hear about when getting into the wide world of KPOP, and with good reason. They offer enough variety to fit any taste, and there isn’t a shortage of variety appearances and other visual media to feast on. I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface when it comes to SHINee, but I stand impressed by what I have seen. I hope to follow their Japanese releases more in the future, because I only know their Korean songs, but I’m about to jump to that as soon as I finish posting this article 😉
If you guys have any Japanese SHINee song suggestions or shows that I should check out, let me know in the comments!