Looking Back: The Top Three K-Pop Songs of May-June 2008
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Looking Back: The Top Three K-Pop Songs of May-June 2008

May-June 2008 Overall Thoughts In addition to my monthly K-pop round-up, I’ve taken a look at my favorite three singles from each month since 2009 and factored them into my ultimate Bias List scorecard, which can be found here. The problem is, prior to 2009 it becomes harder to find reliable sources for K-pop release … Continue reading

Battle of the B-Sides: BoA, Luminous, Monsta X, 4minute, Sechs Kies
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Battle of the B-Sides: BoA, Luminous, Monsta X, 4minute, Sechs Kies

K-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 … Continue reading

Song Review: BoA – The Greatest
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Song Review: BoA – The Greatest

BoA’s career forms the architecture of K-pop’s success in Japan, and she’s rightfully celebrating her 20th anniversary in Japan with all the pomp and circumstance that milestone deserves. A title like “The Greatest” may feel a bit cringey as part of other acts’ discographies, but it suits BoA just fine. The real question is: does … Continue reading