‘SM Town Live in New York‘ received great appreciation from American media. ‘New York times‘ featured the whole story on next day’s front page, entitled “K-pop invasion in New York”. All the great musicians and producers applaud for K-pop artists’ and said that artists’ talent was above their expectations.
SM artists surely made a history in NYC but one group that stand out among all was ‘Shinee‘, a group of youngsters. According to media, Shinee has the most unique kind of music different from usual K-pop and they has the best vocals. ‘New York Times’ wrote, “Their music, especially “Replay,” “Ring Ding Dong” and “Juliette,” felt the riskiest, even if it only slightly tweaked that polyglot K-pop formula; these vocalists were among the night’s strongest.”
Previously, Shinee were compared to ‘The Beatles‘ by Japanese and English media, and now American media has compared them to legendary ‘N Sync‘ and ‘Back Street Boys‘.
Though as being a younger and less experienced group Shinee were not presented like other groups but their talent made them lead the whole event.
Moreover, New York Times further wrote that Super Junior, SNSD and TVXQ are the experienced and talented groups of South Korea and they have the capability to lead in American music industry.