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Song Review: T1419 – Dracula
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Song Review: T1419 – Dracula

I am not against some good Halloween-themed K-pop fun. As eager as the industry is to churn out wintery releases in December, few idol acts ever embrace the inherently goofy potential of Halloween. T1419 (we’re gonna change that mouthful of a name upon debut, right??) are teasing their upcoming music with pre-release track Dracula. And, … Continue reading

Song Review: DKB – Work Hard
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Song Review: DKB – Work Hard

Though they haven’t received as much attention as some of the year’s more prominent rookies, boy group DKB has been chugging along, steadily releasing music that matches the sonic history of their agency Brave Entertainment. Unfortunately, as they’ve gone on I’ve enjoyed their output less and less. Though Brave Brothers is listed as a composer, … Continue reading

Song Review: MVP – Every Day
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Song Review: MVP – Every Day

A week after Rania was resurrected from K-pop purgatory, an even more surprising comeback has occurred. Boy group MVP debuted in March of 2017 with the excellent Take It… and then never returned. After a stint on survival (“rebooting”) series The Unit, the group seemed to disappear from the face of the earth, destined to … Continue reading

K-Pop A-Z Review: f(x) – Chu~♡
K-Pop A-Z

K-Pop A-Z Review: f(x) – Chu~♡

One song. Every day. Alphabetical order. Keep up with f(x)’s A-Z reviews here! Chu~♡ (from Chu~♡ – 2009) As f(x)’s first comeback, Chu worked to extend the idiosyncratic electro-pop sound that had marked their debut. Its herky-jerky instrumental and seesawing hook combine to create a strange little pop truffle. Essentially, the song is an incredibly … Continue reading

Song Review: CRAVITY – Ohh Ahh
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Song Review: CRAVITY – Ohh Ahh

Thus far, CRAVITY’s promotional schedule has included duel concepts. Their title tracks opt for a harder-hitting dance pop style, while their follow-ups embrace the lighter side of boy group fare. The latter has offered greater opportunity to deliver solid pop melody, making it my preferred sound for the group. And though I would have enjoyed … Continue reading