Song Review: HYO (Hyoyeon) – Dessert (ft. Loopy & Soyeon)
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Song Review: HYO (Hyoyeon) – Dessert (ft. Loopy & Soyeon)

Hyoyeon’s latest release under her HYO stage name has been classified as “jungle pop.” Jungle is a hybrid sub-genre that first emerged from the heavily-percussive breakbeat hardcore, incorporating elements of reggae, dancehall, funk and several other sounds into a dense, noisy brew that favors repeated electronic loops. That all sounds more interesting than Dessert turns … Continue reading

Song Review: (G)I-DLE – Oh My God
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Song Review: (G)I-DLE – Oh My God

(G)I-DLE seemed to debut right at the perfect time, finding instant success with a sound that was both trendy and addictive. Their run on last year’s Queendom series only boosted their appeal, spotlighting some of the lesser-known members and painting the group as a do-it-yourself idea bank. The concept of self-producing idol groups is not … Continue reading

2019 MBC Gayo Daejejeon Recap (+ the 10 Best Performances)
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2019 MBC Gayo Daejejeon Recap (+ the 10 Best Performances)

Honestly, I came into tonight’s festival feeling pretty pessimistic. KBS’s Gayo was largely forgettable, and tonight’s line-up was missing some of my favorite acts. But, MBC ended up balking expectations and being the most enjoyable of the three gayos overall. When I think about it, this isn’t too surprising. I’ve always loved MBC’s more intimate … Continue reading

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

Though I’ve already written about (and ranked) the Queendom finale songs, (G)I-DLE have made the smart move to pair their track Lion with an official music video. I think they deserve a full review for their efforts, right? While the song does nothing to dispel the accusations of cultural appropriation that swirl around the group … Continue reading

Song Review: (G)I-DLE – Uh-Oh
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Song Review: (G)I-DLE – Uh-Oh

(G)I-DLE have quickly jumped to the forefront of this generation’s girl group landscape, but that kind of meteoric rise is not without its growing pains. February’s Senorita wasn’t as universally admired as their 2018 work, raising the stakes for its follow-up. New single Uh-Oh rights the ship to some extent, even if its retro hip-hop … Continue reading