Tag: Korean

  • mini-album review: NewJeans “New Jeans”

    mini-album review: NewJeans “New Jeans”

    Remember when Beyoncé surprised everyone with an album nine years ago, changing the music industry’s way of releasing music as we knew it back then? Nothing of the sort has ever made its tread into Korean pop waters until ADOR, a subsidiary label under HYBE LABELS (you know, the one that houses the likes of […]

  • mini-album review: fromis_9 “from our Memento Box”

    mini-album review: fromis_9 “from our Memento Box”

    Summer has arrived, and the girl groups are not holding back with their summer concepts this year! Summer queens galore! One of the many few releases for the summer comes from nine-member unit fromis_9, who have had their fair share of summer jams and bops throughout their tenure that started out with Idol School. The […]

  • compilation review: Queendom 2 “FINAL”

    compilation review: Queendom 2 “FINAL”

    I’m back! After some false promises, and a bout with the COVID herself, I am back to give the children what they want! And I bet you have been waiting patiently for what I’ve been thinking about what’s going on in the South Korean pop music scene, with its insane amount of debuts and comebacks […]

  • mini-album review: Brave Girls “THANK YOU”

    mini-album review: Brave Girls “THANK YOU”

    Well, Fearless, we’re back at another comeback from the girls! Brave Girls returns to the K-pop scene with a new mini-album, and this time, the girls take on a retro disco concept that will have you screaming ‘2nd-generation vibes’. Titled “THANK YOU“, Brave Girls aims this comeback right to the heart of their success, the […]

  • single review: NMIXX “AD MARE”

    single review: NMIXX “AD MARE”

    I am back, and I’ve finally gotten things together to put full focus on reviewing! And, frankly, what a better way to get back into it than reviewing one of the most controversial debuts ever to hit the K-pop scene? Introduced as a ‘blind package’ concept back sometime in early 2021 (probably even earlier, if […]

  • mini-album review: Kep1er “FIRST IMPACT”

    mini-album review: Kep1er “FIRST IMPACT”

    Where are all my Girls Planet 999 fans at? If you recall previously at the tail end of 2021, Mnet unleashed a new survival reality TV series known as Girls Planet 999, which is just a Produce 101 program with a fresh coat of paint (to hide all the drama of 2019). After several episodes, […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]