Battle Of The B-Sides

Battle of the B-sidesK-pop’s title tracks might gain most of listeners’ attention, but many album tracks are worth equal spotlight. I call these “buried treasures.”

Beyond this, K-pop’s albums deliver thousands of additional tracks that settle for a more limited audience. It’s these songs that will become a part of my “battle of the b-sides” feature.

In this feature, I’ll be putting on my A&R hat and taking a listen to five randomly-selected K-pop b-sides. I’ll write a mini review for each, including a Bias List rating, and rank them from least to most favorite. The winner will join a special Bias List B-side playlist. Think of it like my own little agency, hand-selecting songs I’d like to pitch to my nonexistent artists!

Round One: Limitless, Hwanhee, Sechs Kies, Royal Pirates, Ladies’ Code

Round Two: ONF, NCT 127, G.Soul, Cho Yong-Pil, Lovelyz

Round Three: Zion.T, GOT7, TVXQ, 14U, LOONA

Round Four: YooA, Bigstar, Jonghyun, GFriend, IMFACT

Round Five: Key, Pentagon, Red Velvet, A.C.E, Kim Hyun Joong

Round Six: Yoon Jisung, 1Punch, Zico, Brown Eyed Girls, 2NE1

Round Seven: Red Velvet Edition

Round Eight: Twice, DAY6, Super Junior-D&E, SF9, Son Dam Bi

Round Nine: AOA, AKMU, Taeyang, 4minute, BTS

Round Ten: Laboum, SHINee, B.A.P, U-KISS, BoA

Round Eleven: Girls’ Generation, Monsta X, Lovelyz, Cross Gene, Nu’est W

Round Twelve: Highlight, GWSN, U-KISS, AOA, Taeyeon

Round Thirteen: Weki Meki, Wonder Girls, Monsta X, EXO-CBX, NCT 127

Round Fourteen: Seventeen Edition

Round Fifteen: Onew, Seventeen, Deux, VIXX, BoA

Round Sixteen: Infinite F, FIX, Astro, Wonder Girls, CNBlue

Round Seventeen: Heo Young Saeng, Just B, Trouble Maker, Stray Kids, Girls’ Generation

Round Eighteen: Astro, Neon Punch, Snuper, fromis_9, April

Round Nineteen: Girls’ Generation (SNSD) Edition

Round Twenty: After School, ToppDogg, T-ara, Girls’ Generation, ITZY

Round Twenty-One: Ha Sungwoon, Nu’est, Lee Jinhyuk, GOT7, Suzy

Round Twenty-Two: Boyfriend, JYP, Bobby, Block B, Beast

Round Twenty-Three: NCT Edition

Round Twenty-Four: EPEX, Twice, IN2IT, Wheein, Infinite H

Round Twenty-Five: SF9, Wonderboyz, DAY6, Girls’ Generation, Bigbang

Round Twenty-Six: TVXQ, BTS, Dal Shabet, Dreamcatcher, U-Know

Round Twenty-Seven: Oh My Girl, Sistar, GOT7, Twice, ONEUS

Round Twenty-Eight: Xia Junsu, Mamamoo, TO1, B1A4, iKON

Round Twenty-Nine: Lovelyz Edition

Round Thirty: Turbo, Teen Top, Beast, AKMU, GFriend

Round Thirty-One: NCT 127, Woodz, Hyolyn, P1Harmony, Gugudan

Round Thirty-Two: SHINee, Miss A, Girls’ Generation, BTOB, SF9

Round Thirty-Three: Elris, Wonder Girls, Oh My Girl, B1A4, NCT 127

Round Thirty-Four: Sweetune Edition

Round Thirty-Five: Ha Sungwoon, Kim Hyung Jun, Nine Muses, Agust D, TVXQ

Round Thirty-Six: April, Twice, Super Junior, U-KISS, Younha

Round Thirty-Seven: A.C.E, 4minute, DAY6, Click-B, LOONA Odd Eye Circle

Round Thirty-Eight: Pentagon, BoA, GOT7, Baekhyun, BTOB

Round Thirty-Nine: SF9, BTOB, Yuri, Seventeen, TRCNG

Round Forty: Everglow, KARD, Han Seungwoo, SHINee, Pentagon

Round Forty-One: Taeyeon, Super Junior-KRY, GOT7, TXT, Monsta X

Round Forty-Two: Winner, Shinhwa, Aprince, 1PUNCH, Momoland

Round Forty-Three: PSY, Elris, LOUD, Dreamcatcher, Xia Junsu

Round Forty-Four: Girls’ Generation, Epik High, G.Soul, (G)I-DLE, DAY6

Round Forty-Five: Chungha, BTS, Euijin, Girls’ Generation, NCT U

Round Forty-Six: N.Flying, AOA, Red Velvet, Beast, EXO-CBX

Round Forty-Seven: Seventeen, CNBlue, (G)I-DLE, Twice, STAYC

Round Forty-Eight: BoA, Luminous, Monsta X, 4minute, Sechs Kies

Round Forty-Nine: Winner, Changmin, AB6IX, ZE:A, Romeo

Round Fifty: 2PM, P1Harmony, Kara, Sistar, Mirae

Round Fifty-One: STAYC, IZ*ONE, YooA, PSY, JJ Project

Round Fifty-Two: Kara Edition

Round Fifty-Three: Winner, Youngjae, BTS, Rocket Punch, H.O.T

Round Fifty-Four: SHINee, SF9, MBLAQ, Baekhyun, (G)I-DLE

Round Fifty-Five: SHINee, Spectrum, Kara, UP10TION, Beast

Round Fifty-Six: GFriend Edition

Winning Song Playlist

(Warning: spoilers below!!)