Battle of the B-Sides: Twice, DAY6, Super Junior-D&E, SF9, Son Dam Bi
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Battle of the B-Sides: Twice, DAY6, Super Junior-D&E, SF9, Son Dam Bi

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

Song Review: SF9 – Tear Drop
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Song Review: SF9 – Tear Drop

Fresh off their participation in MNET’s Kingdom, SF9 are the first group to make their post-show comeback. Though they didn’t win the competition, the guys showcased their versatility as performers. I was a big fan of their Move stage, and hoped their future music would embrace that fashionable, forward-thinking concept. New single Tear Drop flirts … Continue reading

Buried Treasure: SF9 – Go High
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Buried Treasure: SF9 – Go High

Most of the time, a k-pop group’s title track is the best song on their album. But, 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 I would hesitate to call SF9’s 9loryUS a “summer” album, … Continue reading

Song Review: SF9 – Summer Breeze
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Song Review: SF9 – Summer Breeze

SF9’s first full album was a big commercial success back in January, and many readers have recommended its b-sides to me. Rest assured, I listened to the album when it was released and enjoyed almost everything on it. However, no one song stood out as being particularly impactful, which actually describes my feelings around SF9 … Continue reading