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Song Review: Pentagon – Runaway
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Song Review: Pentagon – Runaway

Pentagon are back with their second self-composed album after making a sonic shift with September’s Demo_01. Taking over the reigns of their music was a smart choice, especially when it resulted in a song as spectacular as Like This. Runaway successfully continues this sound, even if it never reaches the heights of its predecessor. Once … Continue reading

Grading the K-Pop Agencies: Part Two (Plan A, Pledis, Star Empire, Starship, Top, TS, WM, Woollim)
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Grading the K-Pop Agencies: Part Two (Plan A, Pledis, Star Empire, Starship, Top, TS, WM, Woollim)

Disclaimer: As with my write-ups on the Big Three agencies, this is written from an outsider’s perspective. I’m not privy to any business-related financial information beyond what any other fan would know. The purpose of these articles is to examine how well these agencies are serving their artists and the general k-pop fan-base. Read Part … Continue reading

Song Review: KARD – You In Me
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Song Review: KARD – You In Me

KARD have received a fair amount of criticism (including some from this very site) for essentially replicating the same sound each time they release a new single. There’s something to be said about artists spinning their wheels, but I also believe that the best idol groups are those who develop a trademark style and gradually … Continue reading