Battle of the B-Sides: SF9, Wonderboyz, DAY6, Girls’ Generation, Bigbang
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Battle of the B-Sides: SF9, Wonderboyz, DAY6, Girls’ Generation, Bigbang

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

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