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  • Top 100 Kpop Songs of 2020

    December 27, 2020 by

    It’s been a crazy year, but somehow we’ve managed to make it through… and music was a huge help to me (and many others I’m sure) in 2020. Kpop artists didn’t let the pandemic stop them from putting out a huge array of fantastic songs this year, and there were so many that I loved.… Read more

  • February B Sides

    March 3, 2020 by

    Dozens of groups decided to release music in February, turning a short month into a music extravaganza! As always, I listened my way through numerous albums and there are lots of B sides that I want to recommend to you. I hope a few of them make it to your playlists! EVERGLOW – No Lie,… Read more

  • A Few More Songs from 2019

    February 14, 2020 by

    The problem with making a list of your favorite songs at any point in time is that in reality, things are always changing. It’s very rare that I go from liking a song to disliking it, but there are many times that I start to enjoy songs more than before, or times that a song… Read more

  • Top 101 Kpop Songs of 2019

    December 26, 2019 by

    For me, 2019 has been a year to dive deeper into Kpop. I’ve learned new groups, paid more attention to articles, and listened to a huge amount of music – and all of this has been a wonderful adventure. I decided to take on the difficult task of ranking my own personal top 101 songs… Read more

  • Skeleton Flower

    December 18, 2019 by

    Skeleton Flower {나 항상 너의 얘길 기다리고 있어} {I’m always waiting for your story} An anniversary is a beautiful — and painful — way to remember. It brings dampened emotions back to the forefront, sharpening them into jagged clarity once again. In the first year after Jonghyun left us, I avoided his music, his words,… Read more

  • November B Sides

    December 10, 2019 by

    There were a lot of great releases in November, including a few underappreciated gems. As always, I have unending enthusiasm for B sides from my favorite artists, both new and old, so I wanted to share my list for the month! Victon – New World, Farewell, Intro (Nostalgia) (album: Nostalgia) I had so much anticipation… Read more

  • Produce

    December 5, 2019 by

    Produce. It’s a brilliant idea. Bring together 101 trainees, let viewers fall in love with them, and then have them vote for their favorites to create the ultimate group. Catalogue the ups and downs, the triumphs and tears, and crown the victors in a dramatic conclusion. I’ve always loved watching Produce, because I love seeing… Read more

  • October B Sides

    November 10, 2019 by

    October brought an absolute flood of Kpop releases and I have been eagerly listening my way through many of them. Although there are a number of excellent title tracks, I always feel that B sides do not get enough attention and my favorite songs are often among them. As such, here are my favorite B… Read more

  • Kpop Idols with Incredible Covers

    October 13, 2019 by

    Idols are passionate about music – that’s why they’re in the industry – and often put out song covers. Some are notably prolific, and for good reason. Vocalists like Chen from EXO have the ability to turn a simple cover into an emotional experience that resonates with you long after you finish listening, or that… Read more

  • Why SuperM is a Good Idea

    September 14, 2019 by

    Clearly SuperM is beneficial for SM – they will make tons of money – but many fans of the members’ original groups are less than thrilled about the prospect of a supergroup. I, too, was on the fence for a while – but it didn’t take long for me to get truly excited about SuperM.… Read more

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