It’s summer and we’ve all anxiously been waiting to see and hear what groups will put out for the summer. Girl’s Day continue to ride the wave of their new success as they release their contribution to the party that is summer, “Darling.” * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading [MV Review] It’s a Summer Party with Girl’s Day’s “Darling”!
Oh! It feels good to be right! Didn’t I say Miley Cyrus was having an effect on the Kpop industry?! Hyomin and her solo debut not only proved my well timed point, but were the epitamie of wannabe. In a desperate attempt to drag herself out of the shadows of netizen hate, T-ara’s Hyomin took half baked puzzle pieces of other buzz worthy celebs’ to … Continue reading [Review] You Can’t Find a Bigger Wannabe Than Hyomin & Her “Nice Body”
It’s safe to say that Hyosung is Secret’s “face.” She has the looks, the moves, and the flare that sets her apart from her groupmates, but it’s always been suffocated by the group’s unwavering dedication to all things cute. After years of confining her stronger, sexier and quite frankly more interesting abilities to Secret’s concerts, Hyosung announced her coming solo debut in early May of this year. … Continue reading Review: Hyosung Gives A Confusing “Good Night Kiss”
It’s Spring and what’s a more perfect way to celebrate this new season than an APink comeback. The girls of Apink are back with their newest single “Mr. Chu.” * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading [Review] Spring is here with APink’s “Mr. Chu”
The Divine 9 is back after a year of hiatus from Korea, and playing doctor for their 4th mini album, “Mr.Mr.” Here’s what I think of “Mr.Mr.” It’s a good song, it just doesn’t excite me. There was no part of this song that wowed me, blew me away, or made me sit up in my seat. Taeyeon’s solo during “Baby Maybe,” the group’s cover of … Continue reading [GG vs. 21 Week] Review: SNSD’s “Mr.Mr” An Okay Listen, Lacks Depth
I have conflicted feelings for “Crush.” It gets off to a rough start with CL’s intro, and the girls’ “they love me cause…” break. But, once we get passed the awkward introduction, it explodes into greatness where we hear Park Bom sounding the best ever. I was dying to hear more of that singing throughout, but instead the song focused on these random, and disconnected … Continue reading [GG vs. 21 Week] Review: 2ne1 Makes a 4 Year Wait Worthwhile
It’s finally here! Girls’ Generation‘s new mini album “Mr. Mr.” is out and I am quite excited to review this mini album. It’s been almost a year since we’ve had Korean music released from this group, as in all 9 members. While there has been a mixed response to this mini album, I honestly enjoyed most of it. Music is subjective of course, but hey … Continue reading [GG vs. 21 Week] Review: GG’s “Mr. Mr.” Album is Enjoyable
After a month at the 3rd Kpop Writers’ Workshop, some very helpful critiques, and a revision I have reviewed Louie of Geeks’ single album “Where You At?” I hope you enjoy! Hip Hop duo, Geeks made their debut back in 2011 with single “Officially Missing You.” With a slow start, thanks to 2 years of lackluster releases, the duo struggled to really make an impression on … Continue reading Review: Where You At?
It may not be Christmas or December anymore but this mini from EXO will have you listening to it all year. There’s no denying that 2013 was such an amazing year for them and releasing this mini album around Christmas time was a perfect way to end it. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading Review: EXO Will Give You Christmas Feels All Year Long With “Miracles in December”
After catching the eyes of fans in late 2013, when they competed against YG trainees on the agency’s competition show, WINNER, JYP’s Got7, has made their official debut with 1st mini album, “Got It?” I firmly believe that the ‘value’ and quality of an album, especially that of a new artist, involves much more than the music itself. For Got7, they are debuting within the shadows of labelmates, and one … Continue reading Review: Got7 Doesn’t Have IT with “Got It?”
What’s not to love about waking up in the morning to the sounds of APink? As a celebration for their 1,000th day since debut and a gift to their fans for their support, APink released “Good Morning Baby” as digital single along with a music video. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading Review: Good Morning Baby
Gary of the hip hop duo LeeSsang rung in the New Year with the release of his solo debut mini album, “Mr. Gae.” This album has brought about a lot of the buzz for the rapper and variety star, earning him more than 1 million video views for each of his music videos, bans from major broadcast networks, and lots of controversy. * * * … Continue reading Review: Mr. Gae
An important factor to K-Drama is a good OST. I know when I watch a new K-Drama, I definitely perk up at the sounds of an OST song. These days I just can’t get over the OST for You Who Came From The Stars. This drama has also definitely moved up in my rankings of favorite K-Dramas of all time (and that’s saying something!) So … Continue reading Review: You Who Came From The Stars OST. Part 1-3
After a short 8 months since their last release, and only 3 months before their 4th anniversary, B1A4 has returned with their first full length album. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading Review: 2집 – Who Am I
After making a semi-comeback at the 2013 MAMAs, Rain has officially returned with his 6th album, “Rain Effect,” the first from the singer since before he entered the army two years ago. While the album cover suggests a collection of psychedelic, 70s inspired music, “Rain Effect” was more a mix of Ballads, Middle Eastern influenced dance numbers, and some run of the mill Kpop songs. With his first … Continue reading [Review] 6진 – Rain Effect