• the best of kpop 2021

    the best of kpop 2021

    Lo and behold! We are here! Let’s put it short and simple: this is MY list of the best Korean pop songs of the year. What a year, though! While we are still on uncertain times, 2021 proved to be a period of refresh, with South Korean acts pumping out comebacks that were unique and […]

  • the best of jpop 2021

    the best of jpop 2021

    We made it! The finish line! This is MY list of the best songs from Japan in 2021, and let me tell you, it’s been quite the year! I think I’ve become more accustomed to Korean pop music than I have Japanese pop music in recent years, but I still manage to get a lot […]

  • the best of kpop 2021 thus far

    the best of kpop 2021 thus far

    We’re so close to the end of the year… 2022 is only one month away! As such, I’ve brought it upon myself to bring the sequel to my ‘best of kpop 2021 so far‘ list and add fifteen new songs as contenders for the overall ranking of the ‘best kpop 2021 songs’. It really has […]

  • the best of jpop 2021 thus far

    the best of jpop 2021 thus far

    Here we are folks, we are at the sequel stage of 2021’s very best of Japanese pop in 2021. Surprisingly, my last post, “the best of jpop 2021 so far”, received an incredibly slow but warm welcome, to the point where I got inspired to share more songs that have been on my radar from […]

  • mini-album review: Billlie “the Billage of perception : chapter one”

    mini-album review: Billlie “the Billage of perception : chapter one”

    New girl group alert! Billlie is one of the new girls groups formed in 2021, formed under entertainment company Mystic Story. I recall that there was some hype with the group, having been previously known as Mystic Rookies, with anticipated members Moon Sua (well known for being part of ‘Future 2NE1’), Takeuchi Miyu (of both […]

  • single review: Jessi “Cold Blooded”

    single review: Jessi “Cold Blooded”

    There were two things in Korean media in the year 2021 that really made a name for themselves: the first was the fiery competition of Street Woman Fighter, the Mnet program that pinned professional female dance groups against each other to determine the fiercest of all-women dance troupes; the second was Korean rapper Jessi, famous […]

  • single review: Girls Planet 999 “Creation Mission”

    single review: Girls Planet 999 “Creation Mission”

    Have you been watching Girls Planet 999? You might remember how Korean TV network Mnet had the Produce series out for a significant chunk of K-pop’s current era, and yes, they faced a lot of controversies; the biggest of them being that each season was RIGGED (you saw that correctly). However, that might not be […]

  • single review: TWICE “The Feels”

    single review: TWICE “The Feels”

    Did anyone see this coming? TWICE makes their return following the summery title song of “Alcohol-Free” with their very first fully English-single “The Feels“, marking this moment in time to be TWICE’s foray into the Western market. With the current world enthralled by Korean acts and media such as BTS, BLACKPINK, Squid Game, and Parasite, […]

  • mini-album review: aespa “Savage”

    mini-album review: aespa “Savage”

    aespa returns! The four-member group (or eight-member, if we’re going by the group’s formalities) from the ever-popular SM Entertainment umbrella has made waves in the K-pop scene with their third single “Next Level”, reaching heights as the new hot 4th generation girl group. So, when the announcement for a mini-album comeback (this being their first) […]