Song Review: NCT 127 – Ay-Yo
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Song Review: NCT 127 – Ay-Yo

Whether I like it or not, context plays a huge role in how I review any new K-pop track. In a perfect world, we could imagine songs being released at different times and under different circumstances, but if you follow the industry as closely as I do it’s impossible to separate trends from a song’s … Continue reading

Song Review: WayV – Phantom
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Song Review: WayV – Phantom

WayV have often released the strongest music within the NCT universe, including standout singles like Turn Back Time, Take Off and Moonwalk. But, we haven’t had a proper WayV comeback in nearly two years. During that time, members have released solos and sub-units alongside their participation in larger NCT projects. New single Phantom picks up … Continue reading

Battle of the B-Sides: Chungha, BTS, Euijin, Girls’ Generation, NCT U
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Battle of the B-Sides: Chungha, BTS, Euijin, Girls’ Generation, NCT U

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