Song Review: MCND – #MOOD
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Song Review: MCND – #MOOD

Fresh off their solid pre-release W.A.T.1, MCND have returned with a new mini album – the sequel to last year’s Secret Mission Chapter 1. Over the years, this group has had a knack for making music I dismiss at first, yet come to love over repeated plays. This happened with Ice Age, Not Over and … Continue reading

Song Review: MCND – W.A.T.1
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Song Review: MCND – W.A.T.1

I’m not sure what it says about the state of the industry, but some of the best K-pop tracks of the past few weeks have been given “dance” or “performance” videos rather than the full comeback treatment. Take Treasure’s rocky remix of Darari, for example. The guys didn’t really promote it, but the accompanying video … Continue reading

Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2021: Part Two (KQ, P Nation, RBW, Starship, TOP, WM, Woollim)
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Grading the K-Pop Agencies 2021: Part Two (KQ, P Nation, RBW, Starship, TOP, WM, Woollim)

Disclaimer: As with my write-ups on K-Pop’s biggest agencies, this is written from an outsider’s perspective. I’m not privy to any business-related financial information beyond what any other fan would know. The purpose of these articles is to examine how well these agencies are serving their artists and the general K-pop fan-base. Make sure to … Continue reading

Battle of the B-Sides: Turbo, Teen Top, Beast, AKMU, GFriend
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Battle of the B-Sides: Turbo, Teen Top, Beast, AKMU, GFriend

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:  Ha Sungwoon, Nu’est, Lee Jinhyuk, GOT7, Suzy
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Battle of the B-Sides: Ha Sungwoon, Nu’est, Lee Jinhyuk, GOT7, Suzy

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