As someone who liked all sm girl groups from SNSD to Fx and to Red velvet, aespa is just so disappointing.
aespa girls are amazing all rounders and they are all gorgeous, but aespa feels like snsd without yoona or red velvet without irene.
i don't understand, what happened to sm? they had such unreal standards in beauty.
of course aespa girls are gorgeous, but the prettiest member karina is barely at Seulgi or Yeji's level. She is below actually, even with all the sm care and her gorgeous body. Which is pretty high indeed but it's not Yoona, Irene, Krystal or even Sulli level. Nope. In fx she would have been the 3rd visual at best.
moreover, i'm sorry, but their main dancer is barely a lead dancer level for sm standards. so where is the mindblowing main dancer?
(their vocals are fine tho, below sm standards again, but what they lost in technic they compensate in vocal color so it's fine)
and let's not talk about their music, i can't even. it doesn't sound like sm at all, except forever and i'll make you cry. Many of their songs sound like BP's songs. Or a Bp wannabe song. Which is kinda annoying.
I gave them a third chance to prove themselves, and i was quite trilled with the futuristic concept and the synth pop trip hop musical direction (like the next sm girl group would have taken) but damn it, the bp influence and specially the rapping is just terrible, ughh i can't even
even bp doesn't have that much rap i think
I'm just so perplexed, they are investing so much. But their musical direction is really not for me as an sm gg lover, and i still can't change my mind about the fact that their need a proper visual and a proper main dancer.
Now imagine if irene and seulgi were young enough to debut in aespa. man they are the level of visual and talent that aespa lacks; even someoen like Yiren (everglow) would have been amazing as the visual member
anyway, i feel like aespa is really a tournant in sm's image and musical direction which actually had started with nct i think and i think for this time , i'll just really pass.