Song Review: SF9 – Trauma
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Song Review: SF9 – Trauma

I went into this year’s Kingdom: Legendary War familiar with SF9’s music but not attached to the group itself. I’m not sure the competition changed that much, but their interpretation of Taemin’s Move offered a potential inroad that caught my attention. Its sleek, dancefloor-ready sound and stylish image informed parts of their summer comeback Tear … Continue reading

Song Review: B.I – Cosmos
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Song Review: B.I – Cosmos

Since debuting as a soloist earlier this year, B.I has been quite prolific. It’s amazing what creative freedom and a break from YG’s restrictive release schedule can do for an artist! He’s delivered a breadth of sound I hadn’t expected, and new single Cosmos continues to push his music in new directions. Though hip-hop remains … Continue reading

Buried Treasure: TXT – Eyes
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Buried Treasure: TXT – Eyes

A K-pop act’s title track isn’t always the best song on their album, even if it’s the one most people will hear. Sometimes, b-sides deserve recognition too. In the singles-oriented world of K-pop, I want to spotlight some of these buried treasures and give them the props they deserve. Though they had no comeback, TXT … Continue reading

Song Review: DreamNote – Ghost
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Song Review: DreamNote – Ghost

While DreamNote’s title tracks have been pretty inconsistent, they’ve shown a marked improvement over time. I didn’t care for their debut at all, but follow-up Hakuna Matata ended up being one of my favorites of 2019. We last heard from the girls pre-pandemic – almost two years ago. I worry that the ensuing restrictions stole … Continue reading