The buzz generated from “SM Town Live in New York” has not stopped with America’s K-Pop fans, but rippled to garner media attention as well. The New York Times reviewed the “SM Town Live in New York” concert on its Oct. 24 edition, right after the one-night-only performance at the Madison Square Garden.
Jon Caramanica’s article discusses the evening’s events and turns the spotlight on the performances that he thought shone throughout the show. Super Junior KRY’s “Sorry Sorry Answer” is his pick for the best performance of the night. He also noted that SHINee’s vocals are among the strongest as a group and likewise praises f(x) Amber’s rapping.
The writer notes that K-Pop’s current popularity is borne of the artists’ years of painstaking training to deliver crowd-pleasing performances.
This observation reiterates the thoughts in a recent feature in the New York Daily News that described SNSD’s journey toward reaching the worldwide audiences. The New York Daily News also named “SM Town” acts Super Junior and DBSK, along with 2NE1, Big Bang and 2PM as the “5 Must-Hear Groups” in the same article.
The complete review of The New York Times may be accessed online here. The New York Times is a multi-awarded daily broadsheet founded and continuously published since 1851. It is still the largest metropolitan newspaper and the third overall largest newspaper in the United States, with a readership of almost one million.