Song Review: Weeekly – Tag Me
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Song Review: Weeekly – Tag Me

2020 has been flush with girl group debuts. The problem is, most of them have emerged from smaller companies and fallen under the radar. Weeekly’s debut has been anticipated for some time thanks to various members’ participation in 2018’s MIXNINE. Their song Tag Me (@Me) borrows from the impossibly peppy, upbeat girl group trends of … Continue reading

Song Review: 3YE – YESSIR
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Song Review: 3YE – YESSIR

I wasn’t too enthralled with 3YE’s debut year sound, but February’s Queen hit me unexpectedly hard. I appreciated how it drew from older K-pop elements, largely foregoing trends. That song alone made me anticipate the group’s eventual comeback. For the first time, a 3YE track arrived with expectations. And judging from my initial shoulder shrug … Continue reading

Song Review: AB6IX – The Answer
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Song Review: AB6IX – The Answer

Despite finding early success thanks to their Produce-fueled notoriety, AB6IX have had a rough go of it. They’ve rarely been able to promote as a full group, sidelined by injury and now scandal. The Answer (답을 줘) marks their first comeback after leader Youngmin permanently withdrew from the group following his DUI. It will take … Continue reading

Song Review: TXT – Eternally
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Song Review: TXT – Eternally

From Can’t You See Me to Puma, the choices around TXT’s latest mini album have easily been my biggest disappointments of 2020. But by promoting album-closer Eternally, Big Hit has finally done something right. Now, don’t get me wrong – although it has some cool, trippy moments, the music video is bloated as hell and … Continue reading

Song Review: IU – Into The I-Land
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Song Review: IU – Into The I-Land

When I think of K-pop survival series, IU doesn’t immediately come to mind. But to be fair, she probably never thought she’d be singing something called “Into the I-Land” either. For those who haven’t been keeping up, I-Land is the name of Big Hit Entertainment and MNET’s upcoming “making the band” series, where trainees will … Continue reading