Road to Kingdom: Episode Four Recap and Ranking
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Road to Kingdom: Episode Four Recap and Ranking

At one point when discussing his groups’ concept during this night’s episode, VERIVERY’s Dongheon mentioned “night hags.” I thought to myself: “Why, that’s the perfect description for what I briefly became after watching episode three’s ranking!” I’ve pulled myself back from the brink of last week’s rant-a-thon. That ranking disaster, coupled with some convincing internet … Continue reading

K-Pop’s Greatest Singles Runs
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K-Pop’s Greatest Singles Runs

Different groups are loved for different reasons, but one of my favorite concepts within pop music is the “imperial phase” — a (usually) brief era when every promoted song an act releases is absolutely superb and iconic. This got me to thinking: what are K-pop’s greatest imperial phases? I combed through my exhaustive playlists and … Continue reading

Song Review: Golden Child – Without You
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Song Review: Golden Child – Without You

Though blockbuster sales and world domination remained elusive, Golden Child’s Wannabe expanded the group’s international appeal and earned them their first music show win. For repackaged single Without You, they’ve once again paired with composer BLSSD — one half of Woollim Entertainment in-house production team Rphabet. In a bid to court fans of moody, BTS-style … Continue reading