Buried Treasure: Lucy – Buddy
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Buried Treasure: Lucy – Buddy

A K-pop group’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. Two buried treasures in one day? … Continue reading

Song Review: BTS – Butter
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Song Review: BTS – Butter

BTS’s Dynamite has become the kind of ubiquitous megahit you hear soundtracking everything from talk shows to award show advertisements. It’s a feat I’d never thought possible for a K-pop act, and one I find myself resisting more than I’d like to admit. So, when it was announced that Butter would be another English-language pop … Continue reading

Song Review: ONF – Ugly Dance
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Song Review: ONF – Ugly Dance

It’s difficult to follow a song as excellent and beloved as Beautiful Beautiful, especially when it exists within the same concept and storyline. But, ONF are supported by the necessary firepower. Ugly Dance is again composed by Monotree’s Hwang Hyun, who may as well be the group’s seventh member given the importance of his musical … Continue reading