Battle of the B-Sides: Oh My Girl, Sistar, GOT7, Twice, ONEUS
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Battle of the B-Sides: Oh My Girl, Sistar, GOT7, Twice, ONEUS

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: Boyfriend, JYP, Bobby, Block B, Beast
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Battle of the B-Sides: Boyfriend, JYP, Bobby, Block B, Beast

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: CRAVITY – Gas Pedal
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Song Review: CRAVITY – Gas Pedal

CRAVITY have had a very successful debut year, but I’ve yet to connect with any of their title tracks. Some of their b-sides and follow-up promotions have shown more promise, but the group’s sound seems stuck in this noisy, shouty style that takes promising concepts and upends them with ill-fitting breakdowns. This was especially apparent … Continue reading

Battle of the B-Sides: Weki Meki, Wonder Girls, Monsta X, EXO-CBX, NCT 127
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Battle of the B-Sides: Weki Meki, Wonder Girls, Monsta X, EXO-CBX, NCT 127

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: Girls’ Generation, Monsta X, Lovelyz, Cross Gene, Nu’est W
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Battle of the B-Sides: Girls’ Generation, Monsta X, Lovelyz, Cross Gene, Nu’est W

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

Top K-Pop Songs of 2021 (So Far)
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Top K-Pop Songs of 2021 (So Far)

What a difference a year makes! This time in 2020, I struggled to cobble together a mid-year list worth celebrating. I ended up finding five songs, though one wasn’t technically a single. This year, I’ve got a whopping fourteen tracks! That’s quite a turnaround, and a testament to 2021’s strength. Because of this, I’ve scrapped … Continue reading