The Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2013 (Day Five: 10-1)
Feature

The Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2013 (Day Five: 10-1)

2013 was a high-concept, musically diverse year in K-pop. Hip-hop hadn’t yet taken over, and melody was still king. Instrumentals aimed for the rafters of stadiums, bringing in explosive guitar, sledgehammer beats and bombastic electro riffs. Songs played around with structure in artful, unexpected ways, often polarizing opinion before unveiling themselves as future classics. Here … Continue reading

Song Review: Shinhwa – Touch
Review

Song Review: Shinhwa – Touch

Barring last November’s toothless Orange, Shinhwa have always done a nice job keeping with the trends and releasing modern, edgy material each time they come back. And now that all sorts of 90’s acts are returning to the k-pop world, that sense of forward-moving momentum really sets them apart. But while that sense of experimentation … Continue reading

The Top Ten Best Songs by SHINHWA
Feature

The Top Ten Best Songs by SHINHWA

Mention the name Shinhwa and most people will immediately think: “k-pop’s longest running boy band.” It’s quite a title, and also quite an accomplishment for any group. Shinhwa debuted in 1998 and have remained strong since, reinventing their sound several times over amidst label changes and military conscription hiatuses. They now stand as a beacon … Continue reading