Rapid(ish) Reviews: August 2017 (GFriend, Sunmi, Winner, and more)

Frequent readers of my blog will know I started out mainly writing reviews of K-POP’s latest releases.  I still really enjoy doing those, but they’re super time-consuming.  On average, it takes me about two days to do all the research, make GIFs, and actually write the review…and that’s when I’m focused! If I did that forContinue reading “Rapid(ish) Reviews: August 2017 (GFriend, Sunmi, Winner, and more)”

Favorites of 2017: May

Oh my gosh, May feels like forever ago. K-pop moves so darn fast.  There wasn’t a whole lot going on in the beginning (because of elections?), but the last week brought a whole rush of comebacks that threw me off schedule.  I considered skipping this post altogether because it’s been so long, but ultimately my perfectionism needContinue reading “Favorites of 2017: May”

VIXX Comeback Review: “Shangri-La”

Concepts are very big in K-pop, but they can also be very tricky.  Rookie groups often struggle to find one that works, and veteran groups might consider them limiting. Vixx, however, has turned concepts into their greatest asset. Part of their popularity comes from their ability to bring their ideas to life. The concept is the foundation ofContinue reading “VIXX Comeback Review: “Shangri-La””

Gugudan Comeback Review: “A Girl Like Me”

I’ll admit it: I really only paid attention to gugudan because of the I.O.I connection. That is, I did at first.  As I got to know more about them, I came to appreciate them as a whole. They’re a very talented group with a lot of potential, and they have a lot of charm.  While I wasn’tContinue reading “Gugudan Comeback Review: “A Girl Like Me””

Favorites of 2017: February

While there were several newer groups like K.A.R.D. that had strong comebacks, February belonged to the heavy hitters.  Red Velvet dominated the first half of the month, while top groups of 2016 BTS and Twice battled it out in the second. Powerhouse Taeyeon ended the month on a high note with a solid album.  There was aContinue reading “Favorites of 2017: February”

My Favorite Songs of 2016: April – June

Around this time, I realized that there was no going back: I was officially a fan of K-pop. So I embraced it.  I watched even more MVs and variety shows. I got back into dancer mode and started to teach myself choreography from various dance practices (girl groups only so far). And I went to KCONContinue reading “My Favorite Songs of 2016: April – June”