Song Review: Taemin – Famous
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Song Review: Taemin – Famous

Since venturing out into solo territory, SHINee’s Taemin has split his discography equally between Korea and Japan, maintaining a consistent level of quality regardless of the language he performs in. This is good news for fans, as it means we get new Taemin music regularly. His effortless charisma draws attention no matter what sound he … Continue reading

Song Review: Taemin – Want
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Song Review: Taemin – Want

Nowadays, K-pop song descriptions often lead with genre classification. Track A is a “cheerful song of the tropical house genre,” or Track B is a “dance song based on elements of trap and future house.” It’s as if the actual melodic construction and performance are secondary to the buzzword a title track can hitch itself … Continue reading

K-Pop Producer Spotlight: Daniel Caesar & Ludwig Lindell (Caesar & Loui)
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K-Pop Producer Spotlight: Daniel Caesar & Ludwig Lindell (Caesar & Loui)

If there’s anything I’ve learned from covering pop music for over a decade, it’s that songwriters and collaborators are just as important as the artists themselves. Though they often work behind the scenes, this feature is a chance to shine the light on some of k-pop’s most innovative and accomplished producers and composers. Daniel Caesar … Continue reading

Song Review: Taemin – Move
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Song Review: Taemin – Move

Taemin’s Press It was my favorite album of last year, so this comeback arrives with much anticipation (especially since it was originally confirmed for an August release). One of the reasons I gravitate to his solo music is that he pulls influence from the kind of classic, larger-than-life performers who simply don’t exist any more. … Continue reading