Success for the fandom! - kind of?
But judging by the number of votes compared to earlier articles of their comeback (2,000+ compared to 400+ here), it just seems like non-fans have listened to the song, voiced their opinions, and are done with it/moved on now, so that makes it significantly easier for the fandom to move in and vote up positive comments.
I'll include the comments to the best replies for a better perspective.
Article: American Billboard "SNSD's new song is progressive pop" praise
Source: OSEN via Nate
1. [+424, -202] Journalist, you left out a zero. It's not 1.5 million but 15 million views.
2. [+370, -169] Ah~ My prince~ (TN: A lot of sones chose this as their favorite line in the song so the comments were kind of making fun of that, spamming the rap parts)
- A YO GG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- "Why'd he do that~ Tell me more about it~"
- "Right, right, I'm right, right?"
- "Ah, I'm surprised that was totally menboong!!!!"
3. [+338, -253] It's really addictive the more you listen to it, especially the chorus. It makes you hum along.
- Hahahahahahahahahahahaha you're trying to be funny, right?
- But Americans think any K-Pop song that is popular is good
- Where even is the chorus?
- ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Why are you forcing yourself to listen to the song?
- The song sucks.
- Sorry, I couldn't even listen to the end of the song..
- I can stand the stage somewhat for the visuals but the music is unbearable.
Article: 'Music Core' SNSD, cutie 'B-girls' impressive 'hip dance'
Source: TV Daily via Nate
1. [+283, -171] They're really pretty and cool ㅋㅋㅋ and I think Taenggu matches this concept the best. She's such a good singer and so pretty. So Taenggu Taenggu ♥
- Taeyeon's a great singer but it's so upsetting that she's in a situation like this. I'd rather she do ballads in another company.
- Taenggu Taenggu? Fu*king otaku.
- Taeyeon seems like the only one singing live./
- I'd rather the girls eat and sing live than starve themselves and lip sync
- Did he just say 'Taenggu Taenggu'......
- This song only makes you see why Taeyeon is more talented than the rest.
- Weren't they lip syncing?
2. [+260, -154] The outfits were so cute and they were really great dancers
- If they want to wear cute outfits and dance well, they should go to the club, not the stage
- Yeah, and what about the song?
3. [+275, -201] I didn't know what to think at first but the song makes you hum along the more you listen to it. The performance is impressive, they dance well, and they're getting prettier by the day. What can't they do?
- ㅋㅋㅋㅋ A YO GG?
- I'm a fan but I recognize this song as trash.. Can we please just admit the truth...
- Is this commenter deaf?
- Yeah I admit they're pretty and easy on the eyes but the song is so wrong ㅋ
- I almost turned into an octopus when Yoona rapped
- They all looked like pretty dolls but the song...ㅜ