Song Review: (G)I-DLE – HWAA
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Song Review: (G)I-DLE – HWAA

Whatever I may think about (G)I-DLE’s music, I can always appreciate their ambition. They commit to their concepts, and leader Soyeon’s composition skills ensure that their title tracks feel consistently them regardless of the genre. Unfortunately, more often than not their songs just don’t connect with me. Oftentimes, I find their work to be heavy … Continue reading

Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2020: Part One (Brand New, Cube, DSP, Fantagio, FNC, Jellyfish, Kakao M, KQ)
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Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2020: Part One (Brand New, Cube, DSP, Fantagio, FNC, Jellyfish, Kakao M, KQ)

Disclaimer: As with my write-ups on K-Pop’s biggest agencies, this is written from an outsider’s perspective. I’m not privy to any business-related financial information beyond what any other fan would know. The purpose of these articles is to examine how well these agencies are serving their artists and the general k-pop fan-base. If you’re curious … Continue reading

Song Review: Pentagon – Daisy
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Song Review: Pentagon – Daisy

Daisy (데이지) holds a special place among Pentagon’s comebacks for a variety of reasons. It’s their first single since participating in Road to Kingdom, their first without main vocal Jinho, and their first in a long while with member Yanan. The one thing that hasn’t changed is leader Hui’s participation in Daisy’s songwriting. His style … Continue reading