Song Review: ONF – Your Song
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Song Review: ONF – Your Song

With the release of their new special album, ONF have rewritten the rules for how boy groups handle military enlistment. I’m no expert, but I thought idol groups weren’t able to release music during enlistment because of laws related to wages and income. However, WM Entertainment had the foresight to record and prepare this material … Continue reading

Song Review: ONF – Popping
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Song Review: ONF – Popping

2021 has been a banner year for ONF. Not only have they released more material than ever, but the music itself is among their strongest work. Those looking for a spiritual successor to February’s excellent Beautiful Beautiful will find their match in new summer single Popping (여름 쏙). Beautiful set an impossibly high bar, making … Continue reading

Battle of the B-Sides: ONF, NCT 127, G.Soul, Cho Yong-Pil, Lovelyz
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Battle of the B-Sides: ONF, NCT 127, G.Soul, Cho Yong-Pil, Lovelyz

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