The Top 40 K-Pop Album Tracks & B-Sides of 2022 (40-21)
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The Top 40 K-Pop Album Tracks & B-Sides of 2022 (40-21)

I spend the whole year plucking “buried treasures” from K-pop’s vast slate of albums, and now it’s time for those b-sides to have their own countdown! As usual, some of 2022’s strongest music was never promoted with a glossy video or music show blitz. Over the next two days, I’ll be counting down my forty … Continue reading

Buried Treasure: BAE173 – Annoyed
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Buried Treasure: BAE173 – Annoyed

A K-pop act’s title track isn’t always the best song on their album, even if it’s the one most people will hear. Sometimes, b-sides deserve recognition too. In the singles-oriented world of K-pop, I want to spotlight some of these buried treasures and give them the props they deserve. File BAE173’s Annoyed (짜증나게) under: obvious … Continue reading

Song Review: BAE173 – Jaws
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Song Review: BAE173 – Jaws

Despite their rookie status, BAE173 haven’t released much music. We last heard from them nearly a year ago, when they delivered the anthemic Loved You. That song wasn’t perfect, but it had a classic touch and melodic though-line that made it stand out. With new single Jaws, the group has switched gears dramatically, opting for … Continue reading