Battle of the B-Sides: Elris, Wonder Girls, Oh My Girl, B1A4, NCT 127
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Battle of the B-Sides: Elris, Wonder Girls, Oh My Girl, B1A4, 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

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: 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

Song Review: ONF – Popping
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Song Review: ONF – Popping

2021 has been a banner year for ONF. Not only have they released more material than ever, but the music itself is among their strongest work. Those looking for a spiritual successor to February’s excellent Beautiful Beautiful will find their match in new summer single Popping (여름 쏙). Beautiful set an impossibly high bar, making … Continue reading

Battle of the B-Sides: YooA, Bigstar, Jonghyun, GFriend, IMFACT
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Battle of the B-Sides: YooA, Bigstar, Jonghyun, GFriend, IMFACT

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: ONF, NCT 127, G.Soul, Cho Yong-Pil, Lovelyz
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Battle of the B-Sides: ONF, NCT 127, G.Soul, Cho Yong-Pil, Lovelyz

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