Battle of the B-Sides: SHINee, Miss A, Girls’ Generation, BTOB, SF9
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Battle of the B-Sides: SHINee, Miss A, Girls’ Generation, BTOB, SF9

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: NCT 127, Woodz, Hyolyn, P1Harmony, Gugudan
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Battle of the B-Sides: NCT 127, Woodz, Hyolyn, P1Harmony, Gugudan

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: TVXQ, BTS, Dal Shabet, Dreamcatcher, U-Know
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Battle of the B-Sides: TVXQ, BTS, Dal Shabet, Dreamcatcher, U-Know

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: Luna – Madonna
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Song Review: Luna – Madonna

It’s been years since f(x)’s Luna graced us with her dance opus Free Somebody. That mini album represents so much wasted potential. Her music could have been tearing up dance floors these past five years. Instead, we’re lucky to get an occasional ballad. New single Madonna promises to change that, delivering her most upbeat offering … Continue reading

Song Review: aespa – Savage
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Song Review: aespa – Savage

As a day-one admirer of aespa’s Next Level, I’ve loved watching the song work its way into public consciousness and become one of 2021’s most iconic K-pop tracks. SM Entertainment is clearly angling for an edgier sound for the group, perhaps in an attempt to replicate BLACKPINK’s global success. But so far, their tracks have … Continue reading

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