Song Review: Golden Child – DDARA
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Song Review: Golden Child – DDARA

On the heels of their excellent Game Changer album, Golden Child are back with a quick repackage. You’ve gotta love Woollim Entertainment’s slavish devotion to traditional K-pop promotions. You’ll always get a repackage, even as other agencies phase out this old tactic. With new single DDARA, the guys make a big U-turn from August’s Latin-inspired … Continue reading

Battle of the B-Sides:  EPEX, Twice, IN2IT, Wheein, Infinite H
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Battle of the B-Sides: EPEX, Twice, IN2IT, Wheein, Infinite H

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: Kwon Eunbi – Door
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Song Review: Kwon Eunbi – Door

Several months after IZ*ONE’s disbandment, we’re beginning to see the re-debut of its members. Some will form new groups or join projects already in progress. Others – like Woollim Entertainment’s Kwon Eunbi – will debut as soloists. It’s always interesting to see which members pursue which careers, and which end up being successful. IOI, Wanna … Continue reading

Battle of the B-Sides: Infinite F, FIX, Astro, Wonder Girls, CNBlue
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Battle of the B-Sides: Infinite F, FIX, Astro, Wonder Girls, CNBlue

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