Katherine’s Top K-pop Songs of 2019: A (Somewhat) Brief Summary

Hi all! I know I said I’d be posting my 2020 favorites soon, but the perfectionist in me just feels weird not putting up a 2019 list when I have one for every other year on this blog. So even though I’m really just making things harder for myself, I decided to take another quickContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-pop Songs of 2019: A (Somewhat) Brief Summary”

Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2018: #21-30

I call this part of the list the “Favoritism” section. That might seem a little weird since we’re basically halfway through the series, but it’s because I changed things up this year. I decided to allow more than two songs by my favorites groups because it was a more accurate reflection of what I reallyContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2018: #21-30”

Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2018: #41-50

You might have noticed that I labeled this series of posts “Top K-pop Releases” instead of “Top K-pop Songs.” That’s because I believe there’s a lot more to a group’s comeback or debut than just the song. While the music should always be the main focus, there are so many other elements that can shapeContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2018: #41-50”

A First-Timer At KCON New York (Part Three): Sunday’s Concert

KCON’s Day 1 concert was amazing, but Day 2 ended up being more memorable for me in the long run. I always laugh when I look back at my phone videos, because there is a HUGE difference between my reactions on both nights.  On the first day, I was so starstruck by seeing K-pop idolsContinue reading “A First-Timer At KCON New York (Part Three): Sunday’s Concert”

A First-Timer at KCON New York (Part One): The Convention

At this point, KCON New York happened a full month ago… yet I still find myself thinking about it every day. There’s so much to share that I’m making several posts, but I think covering the convention is a good place to start! This was the first time I’ve been to such a large scaleContinue reading “A First-Timer at KCON New York (Part One): The Convention”

Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part Four: #21-30

Okay, let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way: there are a bunch of boy groups in this post. Apparently, this is the part where I decided to put all the comebacks that have attractive men with intense auras. (Fortunately, the rest of the Top 50 will be more diverse!) I tried to be asContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part Four: #21-30”

Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part Two: #41-50

It’s hard doing rankings when you’re multifandom. Your favorites change like clockwork, and you literally like everything. I’ve been stubbornly pretending I don’t have a new ultimate bias for a month now, because I’ve switched four times this year alone. The only thing that’s ever certain is that you want all your bias groups toContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part Two: #41-50”

Favorites of 2017: April

April was one of those months where everyone and their mother had a comeback.  There was so much music that it was definitely hard to keep up!  For someone so multifandom as I am, it got pretty overwhelming.  But the good part was that there was a lot of variety and that there was somethingContinue reading “Favorites of 2017: April”

EXID Comeback: “Night Rather Than Day”

I’m a little on the fence with EXID.  I like the group themselves (Hani is one of my top biases), and I like their music.  But none of their songs have really grabbed at me.  The only one was “Up and Down,” which I definitely overplayed to death.  I was slightly skeptical when they announced a newContinue reading “EXID Comeback: “Night Rather Than Day””