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About this blog

A blog made for reviewing albums and songs from various Korean pop artists.

 

All of the songs are listened and reviewed through Spotify on my PC, so the timestamps displayed are indicative of Spotify's times. If a song is listened to using another service such as YouTube, I will say so in the opening.

 

Gear used:

  • FiiO FH5 IEM
  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Fx
  • Spotify set to 320kbps
  • My K-pop heart

Entries in this blog

Itzy - IT'z Different

Itzy - IT'z Different

Itzy are a new-generation girlgroup from JYP Entertainment, following on from the success of Twice, one of JYP's most successful girl groups to this date. Itzy's concept was to stand out and be different, and so they have debuted in 2019 with their first extended play 'IT'z Different'.   I'm curious as to how Dalla Dalla, the title song will sound, as a member of Itzy was formerly a contestant on JYP's reality show Sixteen, which was a competition to decide who would become part of 201

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Berry Good - Fantastic

Berry Good - Fantastic

Fantastic is a 5-member Berry Good group comeback that marked the last comeback before leader Taeha, would make her departure due to contract expiration. Fantastic features the bubbly and sincere 'Oh! Oh!' along with a range of B-side tracks that I will be listening to today.   Having been a fan of Berry Good only recently with their recent 2018 album 'Free Travel' which had awesome songs such as 'Green Apple,' 'Mellow Mellow,' and of course Seoyul's solo song 'Can I Dream Again?' I wa

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Cherry Bullet - Q&A (Single)

Cherry Bullet - Q&A (Single)

Cherry Bullet is a new-generation girl group under FNC entertainment, who house artists like AOA and FT Island. Their debut album 'Let's Play: Cherry Bullet' features their titular track 'Q&A' which FNC hopes can encapsulate the public in their cuteness. Cherry Bullet's concept is video games hence the abundance of pixels, 8-bit icons, and sound effects in their music videos, and obviously their music.   Today I'll be listening to Q&A alone, but the entire album also has two ot

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True Damage - GIANTS

True Damage - GIANTS

True Damage are a new, virtual hip-hop group created by Riot Games derived from the game League of Legends. The group features artists Duckwrth, Thutmose, Becky G, Keke Palmer, and Soyeon from (G)I-DLE, the last of which also featured in Riot Games' virtual K-pop group K/DA, also playing Akali.   As a fan fo K/DA and vibing with POP/STARS, I was very interested in True Damage when they were announced. I honestly had thought True Damage would've been similar to K/DA, but True Damage tur

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LOONA (Olivia Hye) - Egoist (Single)

LOONA (Olivia Hye) - Egoist (Single)

Olivia Hye of LOONA is the youngest member of the 12-member girlgroup, born in 2001, and being a trainee for only a reported single day before debuting in LOONA (or technically getting selected, LOONA did not 'debut' until after the individual promotions).   Olivia Hye got her chance to take the spotlight with her turn at the microphone, with the 2018 single 'Egoist' inside the 'Olivia Hye' album under LOONA's name. Yeah, it's kind of confusing but that's how LOONA's timeline worked, t

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fromis_9 - Glass Shoes

fromis_9 - Glass Shoes

fromis_9 are a 9-member girlgroup formed through the 2017 reality show 'Idol School', with the name 'fromis_9' meaning 'from Idol School 9'. Today I'll be taking a listen to their pre-debut single 'Glass Shoes' which aims to project them into the hallyu wave, with a soulful and pure schoolgirl vibe, similar to that of earlier Gfriend works.   Being a fan of girlgroups and especially ones with bubbly and sweet tones, I anticipate Glass Shoes will meet my expectations and be a song I'll

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fromis_9 - Fun Factory

fromis_9 - Fun Factory

fromis_9 returns with their 2019 album 'Fun Factory' after riding off the success of last year's hit song Love Bomb. The title track 'FUN!' aims to be a bubbly and gleeful Summertime song to bring a cute and playful atmosphere, and who better to represent a bubbly Summer song than the innocent and pure girls of fromis_9!   Having been a fan of fromis_9 since the explosion of cuteness from Love Bomb (no pun intended) I've been looking forward to see what fromis_9 come up with next, cons

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Apink - One & Six

Apink - One & Six

Apink returns with their 2018 album 'One & Six' and the title track 'I'm So Sick' also known as ' 1도 없어' officially. Apink aims to transition into a more mature and feminine concept over yesteryear's 'No No No' and 'Mr. Chu' hits. One & Six being one of Apink's more recent works at the time of review, the members have developed and grown their vocals and trained their singing to be top-notch over the years given that the group debuted all the way back in 2011.   I have hig

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EXID - I Love You

EXID - I Love You

EXID's 2018 single, I Love You, marks the comeback of their vocalist and leader Solji, who was absent from previous comebacks due to complications with her health. The five-member group returns with their new single, I Love You, a single that harkens to the themes of 80's disco and pop culture with the overly-engineered synths, VCR effects, polaroids, extreme shots of saturation and color, as well as the amazing vocal performances from the girls.   I've been a big fan of EXID and am gl

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SuperM - SuperM

SuperM - SuperM

Dubbed 'The Avengers of K-Pop', the Korean pop SuperM is a group comprised of SM's current greatest male vocalists, rappers, and dancers. The group has made their official debut with the release of their self-titled album 'SuperM' with the title 'Jopping' which is described as jumping & popping.   I find it cool that SM has decided to create a super group with all the elements of the individual groups together into one. I believe this is for North American success projection, but o

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Oh Hayoung - OH!

Oh Hayoung - OH!

Oh Hayoung of Apink makes her solo professional debut as a singer in her first mini-album, the lovingly-titled 'OH!', which is cutely her surname. I was super excited to hear that she was making a solo album as I am a huge fan of Hayoung, she's my second favorite member of Apink, closely behind Jeong Eunji, South Korea's #1 vocalist and absolute fluffball of cuteness. I find Hayoung's voice unique with its misty, pillowy soft natural tone and ability to effortlessly reach highs. She blends

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BTOB Blue - When It Rains (Single)

BTOB Blue - When It Rains (Single)

BTOB Blue is a subunit consisting of BTOB's Eunkwang, Changsub, Hyunsik, and Sungjae, essentially all the vocalists of BTOB minus the rappers, Ilhoon and Peniel. When It Rains is the quartet's 2018 single, and of course will follow the ballad style that the vocalists of BTOB are known for. I love the vocals of BTOB a lot so having all the vocalist in a subunit like this seems like it will make for a soothing, relaxing, comfortable, warm ballad to listen to when it rains, no pun intended.

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Jeong Eunji - The Space

Jeong Eunji - The Space

Eunji's EP, The Space, features her next exploration into her solo career, with her new title track, The Spring, a ballad made for thinking about the season of Spring. I am a huge fan of Eunji due to her amazing voice, and I put Eunji as South Korea's #1 vocalist. Her voice is also unique and soothing with a cool tone to it. I can't wait to listen to this EP and share my thoughts on each song. I have chosen to leave out the piano version of The Spring due to it being relatively the same as the o

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Ace of Angels - New Moon

Ace of Angels - New Moon

AOA's latest EP, New Moon, released November 2019, has officially come out, and having bene a long-time fan of AOA for the latter part of my life, I am extremely excited to check it out. This time around, AOA has 5 members with the departure of Kwon Mina, but if their Mnet Queendom appearance taught us anything, it's that AOA can slay the entire K-pop industry no matter how many members leave. Their title sing Come See Me has been highly anticipated, so I will be sharing my thoughts on not

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