Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2018: Part One (Big Hit, Cube, DSP, Fantagio, FNC, Jellyfish, MBK)
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Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2018: Part One (Big Hit, Cube, DSP, Fantagio, FNC, Jellyfish, MBK)

Disclaimer: As with my write-ups on the Big Three 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 … Continue reading

Song Review: Weki Meki – Crush
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Song Review: Weki Meki – Crush

Weki Meki have been circling the girl crush concept since their debut last year, nailing the attitude but struggling to find songs that fully harnessed their talent. The group’s work has been declared “messy” by many listeners, but I don’t think that’s inherently a bad thing. As a fan of K-pop’s anything-goes past, I love … Continue reading

Song Review: Astro – Always You
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Song Review: Astro – Always You

Astro have been put through the wringer these past few months, as their agency Fantagio came dangerously close to collapsing. This pushed a planned June comeback to July, restricting the group’s ability to promote their title track on music shows. It’s been nearly nine months since their last comeback, but they’re back with a song … Continue reading