I can't believe this group isn't more popular here! I'm so totally sold on them.
It's not that I dislike this group, it's just that this is kind of music that I'm trying to get away from in America by listening to Apop bubblegum. Most of the time the melodies are no more than five notes total, and they don't even have the excuse that Sondheim has of clever lyrics. And the arrangements tend to have mostly simple chords with claps on two and four. In other words, it bores me when it doesn't annoy me. That's why I only like select songs from 2NE1 and Big Bang, as well. I can only last about 20 seconds into any of G-Dragon's new solo stuff. And in that I think that HALO HALO HALO ICANSEEUR HALO HALO HAAAAALOOOOOOO is really annoying, songs like What a Girl Wants or I Don't Care definitely aren't my cup of tea.
But like I said, it's not that I dislike the groups. 2NE1 has some of the most awesome members evar, and if a song has a good enough hook and arrangement I can still appreciate it, like with Muzik. That catchy DJ move helps as well.
And to make this post worthwhile, here's an example of a song with a tech-y arrangement, a great hook, AND clever lyrics that I like!
There's even 4minute involved, if but superficially.4Minute On A Boat