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  • Golden Child GAME CHANGER: In-Depth Album Review – Bottom Of The Ocean
    by Nick on August 2, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    It’s ‘Golden Child comeback’ time again, which means a track-by-track review of their new album, Game Changer! Check back each day of the week as I make my way through the ten new songs. 1. Game Changer (Intro) // 2. Ra Pam Pam // 3. Bottom Of The Ocean // 4. Fanfare // 5. Singing … Continue reading → […]

  • Song Review: Somi – Dumb Dumb
    by Nick on August 2, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Somi’s solo career has existed in drips and drabs, with no more than a single comeback each year since debut. All three songs have been co-produced by Teddy, whose familiar touch has crafted most of BLACKPINK’s discography (along with so many other YG artists). As the years have gone on, his ‘beat drop chorus + … Continue reading → […]

  • Song Review: Astro – After Midnight
    by Nick on August 2, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    For years now, I’ve been crossing my fingers for Astro’s return to the bright, carefree pop of their debut era. Those fingers also begged for a reunion with producers Iggy and Youngbae, who crafted a definitive sound for the group. But, the world rarely gives you everything you want, so in place of another Hide … Continue reading → […]

  • Song Review: Golden Child – Ra Pam Pam
    by Nick on August 2, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    When it comes down to it, what makes a “bias” group? It’s a complicated formula – one that starts and ends with the personal connection you feel to the members and their music. Golden Child haven’t yet released my favorite single in any year since debut, but their appeal runs deeper than a single song. … Continue reading → […]

  • Battle of the B-Sides: Onew, Seventeen, Deux, VIXX, BoA
    by Nick on August 1, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    K-pop’s title tracks might gain most of listeners’ attention, but many album tracks are worth equal spotlight. I call these “buried treasures.” Beyond this, K-pop’s albums deliver thousands of additional tracks that settle for a more limited audience. It’s these songs that will become a part of my “battle of the b-sides” feature. In this … Continue reading → […]

  • Buried Treasure: Dreamcatcher – Whistle
    by Nick on July 31, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    As great as 2021 has been in K-pop, I’m still waiting for this era’s girl group trends to appeal to me. During “the great drought of July,” I’ve found myself returning to second gen girl group discographies. Songs by artists like Kara, SNSD, Nine Muses, Sistar, T-ara and Girl’s Day still hold up so well, … Continue reading → […]

  • The Top Three K-Pop Songs of July 2021
    by Nick on July 31, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    At the end of each month, I look back at my three favorite title tracks by K-pop artists. I take my own ratings into account, but there’s a bit of wiggle room as certain songs tend to grow or fade. July 2021 Overall Thoughts Well, July was… interesting. And by “interesting,” I mean unimaginably dull. Other … Continue reading → […]

  • Song Review: JO1 – Real
    by Nick on July 30, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    I can’t overstate how much I adore JO1’s Born To Be Wild. I loved it from the start, but it’s grown into the kind of pop behemoth that spawns entire essays on this blog. From build to chorus to breakdown, the track is perfection and still gives me goosebumps every time it pops up on … Continue reading → […]

  • Song Review: Dreamcatcher – BEcause
    by Nick on July 30, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    K-pop’s been on a “summer holiday” for weeks now, but Dreamcatcher are vacationing the right way – by releasing new music, of course! New single BEcause heralds their special summer album. Given this distinction, I wondered if the girls would take the opportunity to delve further into the EDM sound that pops up often in … Continue reading → […]

  • Battle of the B-Sides: Seventeen Edition
    by Nick on July 29, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    K-pop’s title tracks might gain most of listeners’ attention, but many album tracks are worth equal spotlight. I call these “buried treasures.” Beyond this, K-pop’s albums deliver thousands of additional tracks that settle for a more limited audience. It’s these songs that will become a part of my “battle of the b-sides” feature. In this … Continue reading → […]

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