Links

NEWS:

Reddit K-Pop Community

Want the quickest, most up to date news? Reddit is the place to go.

Allkpop

Usually my first go to place for kpop news. It has more than its share of fluff articles and gossip, but it’s pretty comprehensive.

Soompi

Not quite as comprehensive as allkpop, but definitely with less fluff.

JpopAsia

A decent source of big jpop and kpop news, but it’s even better for song title translations and discography information (particularly for jpop artists)


INTERACT:

OneHallyu Forums

There are other kpop forums, but Onehallyu is the biggest and most comprehensive. In fact, it’s often the best place to go for breaking news. Just try to avoid the fanwars.


LISTEN/WATCH:

Essential K-Pop

A handy compiling of every major and minor kpop music video as they’re released.

Melon

Basically a Korean spotify. It’s written in Hangul, but fairly easy to navigate. A good place for chart information and song/album samples.


COMMENTARY:

Seoulbeats

Critical K-Pop (no longer updated)

What’s Happening In K-Pop


REVIEWS:

K-Pop On My Mind

K-Pop Reviews

The Singles Jukebox (general music site, but sometimes features kpop)


BUY:

Make sure to read my post on buying kpop online first!!

Catchopcd

My go-to online shop for newer Korean releases. Always the cheapest for me (in the States) and quick shipping with excellent packaging. Plus, if you create an account using the above link, you’ll get 5% off your first order!

Yesasia

Kpopmart

Kpoptown


PODCASTS

This Week in K-Pop

My favorite of all the kpop podcasts, even though their taste is usually completely different than mine. Stephen and Josh are always entertaining to listen to, and I love the format of their shows.

K-Stop
Fuse TV’s official k-pop podcast. Fun, insightful commentary on the big releases of the week, as well as chart placings and special features.

UP-AND-COMERS

Because the K-Pop community is strongest when we support each other! Feel free to contact me for a link exchange!

Hallyu Guide

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