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

Reading Time: 8 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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IZ*ONE’s ‘HEART*IZ’ Album Review

Reading Time: 8 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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GWSN’s ‘The Park in the Night, Part Two’ Album Review

Reading Time: 5 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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A.C.E’s ‘Under Cover’ Album Review

Reading Time: 8 minutes Even as a boy group that doesn’t have a big discography yet A.C.E has always impressed their fans and newcomers with their different music styles and variety of genres. With this newest album “Under Cover” they are continuing to go out of their way and create something new for fans to listen to. They aren’t…Continue readingA.C.E’s ‘Under Cover’ Album Review

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ATEEZ’s ‘Treasure EP.2: Zero to One’ Album Review

Reading Time: 8 minutes This album was their second outing after coming out with their stellar debut album that shocked many and brought them a lot of fans, after this second album, they got so popular they even had a world tour, this in itself shocked them as well as they weren’t expecting such a thing anytime soon. I…Continue readingATEEZ’s ‘Treasure EP.2: Zero to One’ Album Review

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

Reading Time: 8 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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NCT 127’s ‘We Are Superhuman’ Album Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes NCT 127 is the second sub-unit and Seoul-based unit of the South Korean boy group NCT. The unit debuted on July 7, 2016 . Their name is a combination of the acronym for Neo Culture Technology which is their meaning for their unlimited members, and the number 127, which represents the longitudinal coordinate of Seoul. The group released their fourth…Continue readingNCT 127’s ‘We Are Superhuman’ Album Review

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Everglow’s ‘Arrival of Everglow’ Album Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes Everglow are a new girl group from Yuehua Entertainment that feature girls who have already participated in survival shows. Since Yuehua and Starship Entertainment have a partnership to co-manage several of WJSN’s Chinese members, this technically makes Everglow a step-sister girl group to WJSN, but the two groups’ sounds heavily differ in character. Everglow’s first…Continue readingEverglow’s ‘Arrival of Everglow’ Album Review

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LOONA’s ‘X X’ Album Review

Reading Time: 7 minutes LOONA are well-known for dabbling in different genres and bringing in foreign sounds that have never been heard in K-pop before. They provide a cosmic sound but different from other GGs with such concepts (like WJSN); their sound is more spread-out, less concentrated, and focuses on expanding their repertoire through diverse genres. The creative process…Continue readingLOONA’s ‘X X’ Album Review

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WJSN ‘WJ Please?’ Album Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes WJSN, or Cosmic Girls, is a 13-member girl group whose music is well-defined by their name—a style heavily inspired by cosmic sounds. Twinkling, space-esque, and wonderfully mystical, WJSN’s music style has been consistently maintained throughout their career, and it is particularly present in their mini-album WJ Please? (2018). 01. “Save Me, Save You” Undoubtedly the…Continue readingWJSN ‘WJ Please?’ Album Review

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SF9’s ‘Burning Sensation’ Album Review

Reading Time: 5 minutes This will be one of our first Album Reviews on the KS Blog and we hope you enjoy it. We will continue to do similar types of reviews as we move forward. SF9’s Burning Sensation is a criminally underrated album so we wanted to give it some love by showing some of our thoughts on…Continue readingSF9’s ‘Burning Sensation’ Album Review