[Review] Concert Coverage: FTISLAND Rocks NYC

On Wednesday night, January 28th, hundreds of fans lined up around the block at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square, NYC despite the bone chilling cold to see five man band, FTISLAND… Continue reading [Review] Concert Coverage: FTISLAND Rocks NYC

[Review] Super Junior’s 7th Album Offers Nothing But A Catchy Title Song. So…Business As Usual

After two years, military service, and personal hardships Super Junior returned with their 7th album “Mamacita.” The teasers leading up to this comeback was hint enough that this song was going to be…confused. And, while “Mamacita” isn’t quite sure what type of song it is, it just barely makes it all work. The music video featured a storyline that struggled big time to find a place for … Continue reading [Review] Super Junior’s 7th Album Offers Nothing But A Catchy Title Song. So…Business As Usual

[Review] Beenzino Likes What He Likes on “Up All Night” Album

Up and coming rapper Beenzino of Illionaire Records released his provocative mini album “Up All Night” back in July, and with it made a strong case for indie music. While Beenzino has featured for a number of heavy hitting mainstream Korean artists, such as Lee Hyori, K.Will, Ha:tfelt, and more, he is still technically an indie/underground artist, but with his uniquely suggestive lyrics and chill rap style … Continue reading [Review] Beenzino Likes What He Likes on “Up All Night” Album

[Review] TaeTiSeo Follows The Same Old, Same Old Routine With “Holler”

Girls’ Generation’s sole sub-unit group, TaeTiSeo, has retuned after 2 years with their 2nd mini album “Holler.” The SM trio is back again looking perfect and sounding perfect, with a title song not unlike their 2012 hit “Twinkle,” that displays no effort to set themselves apart from the main group. The girls make no attempt to experiment with their sound, vocal ability, or even image with “Holler,” but rather … Continue reading [Review] TaeTiSeo Follows The Same Old, Same Old Routine With “Holler”

[Review] Taemin’s Debut Is Perfect For Him

Back in August, SHINee’s maknae, Taemin made his solo debut with the release of his first mini-album. It included tracks by labelmate Changmin of TVXQ (“ACE”) and bandmate, Jonghyun of SHINee (“Pretty Boy” ft. Kai of EXO-K). The first track on the album is “Ace,” a good song, with a very nice flow, a strong dance routine, and fluid lyrics. DBSK’s Changmin showed surprisingly good writing skills, while Taemin successfully brought this ballad to life. Title song … Continue reading [Review] Taemin’s Debut Is Perfect For Him

[Review] I’m Failing to Hear the “Evolution” in Jay Park’s Latest Album

Jay Park is back again with his second full length album “Evolution” after being hiatus from music for a little over a year and starting his independent label, AOMG, a year ago. Lead single “So Good” falters in the same way “좋아 (Joah)” did. Overall it’s a pleasantly listen, but it fails to tap into Jay Park the artist. “So Good” was so littered with thinly veiled … Continue reading [Review] I’m Failing to Hear the “Evolution” in Jay Park’s Latest Album

Recommended Drama: My Secret Hotel

Classified as a romantic-mystery-suspense-comedy drama, “My Secret Hotel“ combines the unlikely genres to bring out a pretty well rounded show. Even though its still early in the game, if it keeps up with the great writing and acting, this could be one of the better dramas of the year. “My Secret Hotel” tells the story of a cheerful, perfectionist wedding planner (Yoo In Na) who … Continue reading Recommended Drama: My Secret Hotel

[Review] “A Talk” Gives Lots to Talk About, Little to Enjoy

After a 2 year hiatus from solo activity, 4minute’s HyunA has released mini album “A Talk,” and she’s got her usual provocative style in tow. With this latest release HyunA has left all her listeners, international and domestic, scratching their heads with their jaws on the floor. Clearly the sexual innuendo is all there, but only with an understanding of its origin will you get just how raunchy this song really is. The writers, Seo Jae Woo, BlueSun and Socrates, … Continue reading [Review] “A Talk” Gives Lots to Talk About, Little to Enjoy

[Review] We’ve Got a WINNER With “S/S 2014”

YG’s long overdue boy band, and fan-dubbed Big Bang 2.0, WINNER has made their debut with full length album “S/S 2014” as well as a sound and style completely unexpected of, and fresh to their agency. The first track on the album, and the first of two title song, “공허해 (Empty)” immediately makes an impression as it opens with rapper Minho singing the chorus over … Continue reading [Review] We’ve Got a WINNER With “S/S 2014”

[MV Review] Ladies’ Code Want More Kisses in New MV

Ladies’ Code has released their new digital single “Kiss Kiss.” With “Kiss Kiss” the girls are doing some serious channeling of their 2013 release, “Pretty Pretty,” right down to the title, music AND music video. From their “Pretty Pretty” video, the girls borrow vibrant colors and stop motion video techniques. The song has very similar style as structure, but most basically they’ve brought back the repetitive title, and equally redundant chant-singing for the chorus. The … Continue reading [MV Review] Ladies’ Code Want More Kisses in New MV

[Review] History’s Album Tracks Blow the Single “Psycho” Out of the Water

History, LOEN Entertainment‘s first ever boy group, broke into the Kpop scene in 2013 with a song that broke the mold. “Dreamer” was a dramatic pop-ballad that included harmonies and acapella sections that were reminiscent of Queen‘s “Boehmian Rhapsody” and a chorus that sped up into an irresistibly catchy, sweeping melody. This song set them on a path of distinction among the K-pop community because it … Continue reading [Review] History’s Album Tracks Blow the Single “Psycho” Out of the Water

#ThrowbackThurdsday: [Review] Haru Haru

Everyone who is a fan of Korean music, longtime or newbie, should be very familiar with “Haru Haru,” the biggest hit from Kpop group Big Bang’s 2008 extended play album “Stand Up.” Such a classic break up song that out of all their previous songs on this subject, I still find myself itching to listen to it time and time again. It is the kind of song that stays with you … Continue reading #ThrowbackThurdsday: [Review] Haru Haru

[Review] Shim Eun Kyung is Impressive As “Miss Granny”

Miss Granny, one of South Korea’s top film of the year, was a box office smash and solidified Shim Eun Kyung’s career as one of the upcoming child-actor stars to look out for. After appearing in 3 commercial hit films, you will no doubt add Shim Eun Kyung to your top actress list by the end of this movie. Na Moon Hee who plays Oh Mal … Continue reading [Review] Shim Eun Kyung is Impressive As “Miss Granny”

[Review] What is Luv?

Soulful singer, ALi, is back with her latest single “What is LUV” featuring rapper Loco, a cast member of the MNet show, ‘Show Me the Money’. The single is reggae influenced with lyrics written by another chart topping R&B crooner, Wheesung. She released her EP ‘Eraser‘ last year followed by a few singles earlier this year. ALi has collaborated with rap duo, LeeSsang on songs from their … Continue reading [Review] What is Luv?