On the arts section of the October 24 paper, New York Times carried a special report on the SM Town Live World Tour in New York held at Madison Square Garden on October 23.
The renowned paper said, “American teen-pop at its peak has never been this productive. K-pop — short for Korean pop — is an environment of relentless newness, both in participants and in style; even its veteran acts are still relatively young, and they make young music.”
Singers under the SM Entertainment were favorably received by the paper.
Regarding SHINee, the news article says, “Of these groups, the relative newcomer SHINee was the most ambitious. From the looks of it, the group’s men are powered by brightly colored leather, Dr. Martens boots and hair mousse.”
As for Super Junior, they also gave a favorable comment: “Super Junior, which at its maximum has 13 members, was one of this show’s highlights, appearing several times throughout the night in different color outfits, shining on “Mr. Simple” and the intense industrial dance-pop of “Bonamana.”
As the best rapper in the concert, the paper picked out f(x)’s Amber by saying, “The best rapping of the night came from Amber, the tomboy of the least polished group on the bill, f(x), who received frenzied screams each time she stepped out in front of her girly bandmates.”
The SM Town Live World Tour in New York held on October 23 at Madison Square Garden, in which most of the famous faces belonging to SM Entertainment appeared to show off fantastic performances.