Battle of the B-Sides: Everglow, KARD, Han Seungwoo, SHINee, Pentagon
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Battle of the B-Sides: Everglow, KARD, Han Seungwoo, SHINee, Pentagon

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: Everglow – First
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Song Review: Everglow – First

Last September, Everglow reinvented themselves as retro synth warriors, releasing one of the year’s best songs in the process. La Di Da was immensely satisfying, finding a megawatt melody to match the girls’ always-impressive presence. Their charisma continues to flourish in the newly released First, but the song struggles to find a hook worth raving … Continue reading