Battle of the B-Sides: PSY, Elris, LOUD, Dreamcatcher, Xia Junsu
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Battle of the B-Sides: PSY, Elris, LOUD, Dreamcatcher, Xia Junsu

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

Battle of the B-Sides: Elris, Wonder Girls, Oh My Girl, B1A4, NCT 127
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Battle of the B-Sides: Elris, Wonder Girls, Oh My Girl, B1A4, NCT 127

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: Elris – Jackpot
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Song Review: Elris – Jackpot

It’s been a staggering twenty months since Elris’s last promoted comeback. That kind of lengthy hiatus is often a death knell for idol groups. At the very least, it necessitates an impactful return. A certain percentage of Elris’s fan base will hopefully remain loyal, but for many casual fans, this kind of long-awaited comeback might … Continue reading

Song Review: ELRIS – We, First
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Song Review: ELRIS – We, First

I’m not sure what kind of alternate-reality-grammar “We, First” is following, but I do know that this specific brand of synth-infused, cutesy girl group release is getting a bit stale. ELRIS is a brand new act, most notable for featuring K-Pop Star‘s Sohee as a member. She debuted last month with the trendy Spotlight, and … Continue reading