Knee Jerk Reaction: “Outsider” by BTOB

I have to be honest here: I don’t listen to BTOB all that frequently. I think they’re amazingly talented (particularly in singing), and they definitely have some stellar songs. However, most of their music is generally not the kind I’m naturally drawn to. Despite that, I’ve always been fond of them and I make sureContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Outsider” by BTOB”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Splash” by MIRAE

(NOTE: This reaction post is a little shorter than normal due to lack of time and personal circumstances.) Truthfully, I haven’t been too invested in this year’s rookie groups so far. It’s not a question of talent or ability, since I always want everyone to succeed. It’s 100% about the major age gap at play,Continue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Splash” by MIRAE”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Trigger” by VERIVERY

(NOTE: This reaction post is a little shorter than normal due to lack of time and personal circumstances.) VERIVERY is one of those K-pop groups that I always end up forgetting about when I REALLY shouldn’t. I genuinely like their stuff, and I think it’s great they’ve really been stepping up their game lately –Continue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Trigger” by VERIVERY”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Gas Pedal” by CRAVITY

(NOTE: This reaction post is a little shorter than normal due to lack of time and personal circumstances.) Ah, CRAVITY. They’ve only been around for like a year and a half, but somehow my journey with them has been all over the place. They’re on a very small list of rookie groups I’m interested inContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Gas Pedal” by CRAVITY”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Wave” by CIX

I’m going a bit out of order here – I posted about Stray Kids earlier this week, but there were a couple of groups like CIX that I should have covered first chronologically. This is because I originally planned to do a summary post and react to a bunch of August comebacks all at once.Continue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Wave” by CIX”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Thunderous” by Stray Kids

Stray Kids is a group that I’ve been slowly but surely getting more into as the years go by. I like them a lot, and I always check in on their comebacks… but I’m just not quite at the stage where I’m super invested in them. They’re undeniably talented with an impressive discography, so IContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Thunderous” by Stray Kids”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “LO$ER=LO♡ER” by TXT

My knowledge of TXT hasn’t really changed much since their last comeback in June – I’m still at the stage of just knowing their hit songs and their names. (And I apparently still can’t fully recognize them, because I recently realized I’ve been mixing up Taehyun and Beomgyu this ENTIRE time and I’m super embarrassedContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “LO$ER=LO♡ER” by TXT”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Thrill Ride” by The Boyz

It’s kind of wild how my feelings about The Boyz have changed in such a short amount of time. They debuted during a period when I was pretty ambivalent about youthful and upbeat music – which was their original concept – so I didn’t really pay attention to them for a while. But when IContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Thrill Ride” by The Boyz”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “Popping” by ONF

I can’t believe this is the THIRD time I’m writing about ONF in six months – they’ve truly been everywhere recently. But all that hard work is clearly paying off, because 2021 is turning out to be one of their best years yet. After earning their first ever music show win and getting some greatContinue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “Popping” by ONF”

Knee Jerk Reaction: “After Midnight” by ASTRO

ASTRO generally does pretty well for themselves, but I’ve always hoped that they would become more “mainstream” successful and get some more attention. (Like I mentioned in my last post about them, my Korean elementary school students – aka the ones who know about all what’s trendy in pop culture – only recognize Cha Eunwoo.)Continue reading “Knee Jerk Reaction: “After Midnight” by ASTRO”