• [MV & Song Review] Taeyeon - 'Rain'

    February 2, 2016 @ 1:32 pm

    After letting her creative freedom shine through in "I", Taeyeon has returned boasting a new beautiful track for SM Entertainment's new 'Station' system. As expected, Taeyeon really let her brilliant vocals shine through with the mid-tempo and relaxing sound of "Rain," earning a high score in my book!  First off, "Rain" truly complements Taeyeon's voice! The instrumental is angelical with a soft tempo coupled with gentle guitar riffs,

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  • [Song Review] MAMAMOO - 'I Miss You'

    January 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

    MAMAMOO recently came back with "I Miss You"  during a time when K-Pop needed a buttery smooth R&B ballad. The song depicts the scenario of dealing with heartache in your leisure but stems far from something cliche. This song becomes more than just another side piece for your heartbreak playlist, and this review will enlighten you as to why! Although "I Miss You" doesn't stray far from its monotonous instrumental, the piano is melodic and is a s

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  • [MV & Song Review] Anda - 'Taxi'

    January 11, 2016 @ 5:08 pm

    Anda, formerly known as Andamiro, is back with another single! Ever since leaving her previous label, her style has changed quite dramatically as the agency has let her creative side run free alongside the musical concepts they push. The change has lead to smooth tracks like "Mastering" and now the whispery toned "Taxi."Something about "Taxi" is mesmerizing. I'll admit, upon first listen I wasn't interested since it made me miss Anda's retro-funk

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  • Epik High to hold preview night for upcoming album 'Shoebox'

    October 15, 2014 @ 8:24 am

    Epik High will be holding a private album preview event just for fans ahead of the release of 'Shoebox'!YG Entertainment announced that on October 17 the group will be having a private album premiere event for a select group of fans. The lucky attendees will be chosen from Epik High's official fan cafe and Naver Music page.Those who attend will be treated to a preview of the 12 tracks on 'Shoebox', which includes the pre-release "Born Hater" feat

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  • [Album Review] Dal Shabet 'Be Ambitious'

    June 25, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

    'Be Ambitious' seems to be an attempt to give the K-Pop consumers something a bit memorable by presenting us with what is arguably their most sexually suggestive releases to date. Sex sells, right? So it should be memorable, right? Dal Shabet's attempt at shocking-and-awing K-Pop in this manner might not have been the most successful this year with the likes of groups such as Girl's Day, but it looks like it might have been necessary in orde

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  • [Album Review] Rainbow 'Rainbow Syndrome Pt. 2'

    June 19, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    The latest release by Rainbow, 'Rainbow Syndrome Pt. 2', is the continuation of their album of the same name released in February 2013. While I found two of the tracks memorable—"Golden Touch" and "Tell Me Tell Me"—Overall, I was highly disappointed at the album as a whole. As my expectations were not set particularly high, I was quickly shut up upon giving this album a listen. While this album doesn't progress K-Pop or Rainbow's image in any way

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  • [Album Review] After School 'First Love'

    June 17, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    After School has gotten away with murder—and by murder, I mean high levels of sexuality—in their choreography before, so I'm anticipating the results (if any) by the Korean authorities at bay in the coming days. But in the meantime of doing research into this, I'll likely be listening to this mini-album on repeat for an extended period of time, as this unexpectedly ended up being one of the most polished, tasteful, and listenable releases I've he

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  • [Album Review] SISTAR 'Give It To Me'

    June 15, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    SISTAR, one of the major acts in K-Pop at the moment, not only released a new single, but also dropped an entire album: 'Give It To Me'. While I'm head-over-heels for the title song, the rest of the album doesn't exactly sit right with me. From an overall perspective, I appreciate the effort put in by the group, 'Give It To Me' ends up being nothing more than a collection of suspiciously-heard-before fillers which doesn't progress SISTAR's musica

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  • [Album Review] Henry Lau 'Trap'

    June 12, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    Most young male soloists in K-Pop these days lean on a sexy image (Rain when he was active, Jay Park, 2PM's Wooyoung, JYJ's Junsu, Roh Ji Hoon) or an artistic image (JYJ's Jaejoong, INFINITE's Sunggyu, Big Bang's G-Dragon). Looking at the K-Pop landscape, one has to wonder ... where's K-Pop's Justin Bieber?Before you freak out and exile me from the K-Pop fandom for daring to mention He Who Must Not Be Named (I'm a bit amused at the amou

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  • [Album Review] MBLAQ 'SEXY BEAT'

    June 7, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    MBLAQ still has the stigma of being known as "Rain's group" in Korea, even though Rain hasn't been involved with the group for a while. Rain's shadow is a dangerous place to be these days- however, with the recent announcement that he'll be returning to the industry with Cube Entertainment rather than J.Tune Camp or JYP Entertainment, MBLAQ has a prime opportunity to distance themselves from their controversial mentor. Seungho's turn on 'Dancing

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