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Song Review: KNK – Rain
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Song Review: KNK – Rain

Though I didn’t really care for their debut, KNK absolutely knocked it out of the park with last year’s Back Again. That song seemed to mark them as true successors to 2nd generation idol groups like Beast. But since then, it feels like we’re dealing with ever diminishing returns. I’m not sure whose idea it … Continue reading

Song Review: KARD – Hola Hola
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Song Review: KARD – Hola Hola

Most newer Korean groups make an effort to court international fans, but few have gone as far as KARD. The co-ed quartet are practically unknown in their homeland, yet have amassed an impressive international following in the space of only eight months. With the constant tours and promotional videos comes a trendy brand of music … Continue reading

Song Review: EXO – Ko Ko Bop
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Song Review: EXO – Ko Ko Bop

Unfairly or not, comeback tracks by top-of-the-pack artists like EXO will always be held to a higher standard. K-pop moves so fast, with each month stuffed full of releases big and small. Within that framework, there are a handful of acts that command attention across the entire k-pop spectrum. This sets expectations sky-high, but throughout … Continue reading