Honestly, "Mr. Mr." takes some time to warm up to. It isn't ringing "catchy" the first few listens, but after time, it becomes super addicting. It was a bit different from what SNSD has always done, but I'm glad that their style is evolving. It somewhat shows a development in maturity for the girls and I love it. My favorite part of Mr. Mr. really was the high notes, courtesy of Tiffany's beautiful voice. Nevertheless, all the other additions by Taeyeon, Seohyun, and Jessica were nice as well. The only problem I have with the song itself is that Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, Yuri, and Yoona (all the lacking members in terms of voice) really didn't sing much. I know with a nine member group, there is only so much you can do when dishing out parts, but it's somewhat depressing listening to the track and pointing out the one time one of the four sing. Also, I read tons of comments, and I somewhat agree, that it feels like SM is trying to promote TaeTiSeo, what with Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun always in the front, stealing the show with their high notes and dance moves. I honestly think it's just a coincidence, but then again, you can never tell with the money-grabbing SM, that produces unneeded subgroups that release one album in their entire lifetime (*cough* Toheart *cough* I mean, honestly, what was the point of Toheart?) Regardless, "Mr. Mr." was a pretty satisfying song, if not nearly as catchy as IGAB and some of SNSD's other releases... I'm just grateful it didn't tank like "The Boys" (don't even get me started...).
The Music Video:
Thank the heavens for this music video! Honestly, the music video wasn't KPOP's cream of the crop video, but I'm thankful regardless. For the first time in forever (cue the Frozen soundtrack), SM finally trashed the box sets and decided on something legitimate. Even though the girls did still end up in the box once in awhile, at least they did stuff, albeit some pretty weird stuff. Nevertheless, "Mr. Mr." made me happy beyond comparison and it did give me some hope about seeing a bit of SM variety. Now, f(x) deserves a comeback and a well thought out music video...
The Live Performances:
Overall, I would give this comeback/song 4/5 sparkles... Pretty darn nice. The music video clinched it for me :)