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SuperM “Jopping” Single Review

Reading Time: 3 minutes SuperM is a consolidation, a diverse and strong one, spanning members across several SM Entertainment boy groups, from the veteran SHINee to the relatively new WayV. It consists of SHINee’s Taemin, the resident dance god of K-Pop; EXO’s Baekhyun, famed for his vocal belting; EXO’s Kai, known for his sharp moves; NCT127’s Mark and Taeyong,…Continue readingSuperM “Jopping” Single Review

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Dreamcatcher ‘Raid of Dream’ Album Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dreamcatchers catch and conceal nightmares, protecting us from all the horror, but the girls of Dreamcatcher don’t do the same—they are the nightmares themselves. With the concept of escaping nightmares being the sole Sol around which everything revolves, Dreamcatcher have always presented us with their signature horror concept—Gothic and Victorian, fierce martial art-flavoured choreographies, and…Continue readingDreamcatcher ‘Raid of Dream’ Album Review

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K-Pop Group Music

Girl Groups of the Litha: 15 Ways Girl Groups Celebrated Summer 2019

Reading Time: 6 minutes Imagine the sun directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer or the Tropic of Capricorn, sunglasses and sunscreen on, sweating profusely, burning in the scorching heat, but there’s one stop (or many) to chill your eardrums—here are the Korean girl groups of summer 2019! 2019 has been a bounteous year when it comes to K-pop, and…Continue readingGirl Groups of the Litha: 15 Ways Girl Groups Celebrated Summer 2019

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Red Velvet ‘The ReVe Festival: Day 1’ Album Review

Reading Time: 6 minutes Red Velvet are the most experimental girl group in terms of music amongst the newer generation of the Big Three girl groups. Their music is sweet and tasteful, a direct reflection of the group’s name, with tracks even named after food items. They have expanded their soundscape far and wide with ranging influences from western…Continue readingRed Velvet ‘The ReVe Festival: Day 1’ Album Review

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LOONA’s HaSeul Returns After Temporary Hiatus From Group Activities

Reading Time: < 1 minute On May 10, Blockberry Creative announced HaSeul’s temporary hiatus from group activities. The announcement posted read as follows: “Hello, this is Blockberry Creative. We’re here to make an announcement for the fans regarding HaSeul. HaSeul will not be able to participate in LOONA’s schedule for a while due to personal reasons. We apologize to the fans who’ve…Continue readingLOONA’s HaSeul Returns After Temporary Hiatus From Group Activities

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IZ*ONE’s ‘HEART*IZ’ Album Review

Reading Time: 6 minutes IZ*ONE are rookies from Stone Entertainment that are sending waves across South Korea, courtesy of their large fandom due to their selection from the hugely popular Produce 48. With the debut of two Produce groups before them, one would expect IZ*ONE to be a rehash, musically speaking, but they still have a disparate style and…Continue readingIZ*ONE’s ‘HEART*IZ’ Album Review

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K-Pop Music Solo

Sulli Goes Back To Her f(x) Roots With “Goblin”.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sulli has released her single “Goblin”! The track is a bit reminiscent of f(x)’s very own “Shadow” off of the “Pink Tape” album, with the glistening glockenspiel and music box sounds, with sections of a very joyful-sounding piano interspersed in between. It is a soft-sounding, playful track which provides a drasting contrast to the lyrics…Continue readingSulli Goes Back To Her f(x) Roots With “Goblin”.

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GWSN’s ‘The Park in the Night, Part Two’ Album Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes GWSN, or Gongwon Sonyeo, have already adopted a certain sound in the two albums they have dropped. Their music is especially magical and fantasy-like with enough eclecticism, drawing influences from genres like Deep House, R&B, Dance, and Electronic. Conceptual consistency is very visible in GWSN’s music, as their concept plays an important role, and they…Continue readingGWSN’s ‘The Park in the Night, Part Two’ Album Review

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Oh My Girl’s ‘The Fifth Season’ Album Review

Reading Time: 6 minutes Oh My Girl are famed for their signature fairytale sound and aesthetic, which is supported by their extravagant shimmering instrumentals and saccharine, airy, lucid vocals which almost seems as if a real group of fairies descended upon this planet. In this age of EPs and singles, coming back with a full album after only four…Continue readingOh My Girl’s ‘The Fifth Season’ Album Review

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EXO’s Chanyeol & Sehun Debuting In A New Unit Group In July, Confirmed By SM

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to industry representatives, EXO members Chanyeol and Sehun are preparing to make their debut as EXO’s first duo & new sub-unit in July. It has been stated that the members are in the final stage of their unit debut preparations and have reportedly finished filming their music video too. The members have been said…Continue readingEXO’s Chanyeol & Sehun Debuting In A New Unit Group In July, Confirmed By SM

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Former Pristin members to reportedly debut together in a new girl group

Reading Time: < 1 minute Approximately two years after their debut, Pristin was announced to have disbanded on May 24, with the departure of all members from Pledis Entertainment sans Kyulkyung, Yehana, and Sungyeon. On June 4, industry agents reported that the departed members have signed with a new agency to re-debut with Nayoung as their leader. Along with them,…Continue readingFormer Pristin members to reportedly debut together in a new girl group