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K-Pop A-Z Review: f(x) – Ending Page

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Ending Page (from Pink Tape – 2013)

Opening with rock guitar and a catchy chant, Ending Page initially seems as if it’s going to more bombastic than it is. Instead, the verses dial back to focus on acoustic guitar and a satisfying pop shuffle. The distortion returns for the chorus, but the song’s warm harmonies temper the hardness of the instrumental. Melodically, this is standard mid-tempo fare, memorable and singalong but never building to one knockout moment. Ending Page is helped out immensely by its arrangement, which pulls drama from every possible turn. It has that quintessential “end of album” energy, and plays better in the context of Pink Tape than on its own.

 Hooks 7
 Production 8
 Longevity 8
 Bias 8
 RATING 7.75

~ Rest in peace, Sulli. We will forever be grateful for the incredible music and spirit you left behind ~

2 thoughts on “K-Pop A-Z Review: f(x) – Ending Page

  1. I actually like the melody in this , I mean pretty boring if you ask me , But I think it’s pretty good , I wish the song could have been what It’s introduction hinted at……….

    Rating: 7.5

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  2. I think it is a very good bside example of the f(x) gestalt: construction a little bonkers, spot on vocals, and it all works in a pleasing package.

    For example, that disjointed ay ay-oh-way-ay-oh in other hands would not blend into the song, but here it is actually perfect, and perfectly them. It is a solid album filler song, but albums need songs like these as it fleshes out their vibe and flexes the artists capabilities to more than just full out selling singles which have their own vibe.

    For example, there is another group who doesn’t have a lot of album tracks, and they don’t get the benefit of that expansion of sound and abilities. Instead, they can only sing every song they have, twice, or thrice, and that is it. Its no wonder Netizens poke fun at that because lack of solid album tracks make them less of artists, so its an easy target. Its mind boggling why their agency doesn’t release more music.

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