Review: “Alcohol-Free” by TWICE

My feelings about TWICE have changed so much since I started this blog, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I wrote my first TWICE post about “Knock Knock” back in 2017, and I vividly remember giving it an average score because I didn’t find it as impressive as their mega-hits “Cheer Up” and “TT.”Continue reading “Review: “Alcohol-Free” by TWICE”

Review: “Don’t Call Me” by SHINee

Let’s all stage whisper together, everyone: “SHINee’s back.” (Well, they’ve been back for over a week… but I’m behind as usual.) It’s been a long two and a half years as most of the members fulfilled their military service, but one of South Korea’s most popular 2nd generation groups has finally returned with another fantasticContinue reading “Review: “Don’t Call Me” by SHINee”

Review: “화(火花)(HWAA)” by (G)I-DLE

Like I said a few days ago, I’m bringing my reviews back! Writing reviews was actually one of the main reasons I started this blog in the first place, so I’m really excited to get back into the swing of things. Since I don’t have as much time as I used to, I’ve chosen toContinue reading “Review: “화(火花)(HWAA)” by (G)I-DLE”

Rapid(ish) Reviews, October 2017: BTOB, GOT7, TWICE, SF9, and More

Fall is one of the best times for K-pop because pretty much everyone makes a comeback. Like September, October saw the rise of some of the most talked about boy groups – who all delivered quality music. And though there was little to no activity on the girl group front, TWICE swooped in at theContinue reading “Rapid(ish) Reviews, October 2017: BTOB, GOT7, TWICE, SF9, and More”

NU’EST W Comeback Review: “Where You At”

It’s been quite a year for NU’EST.  Though they started 2017 on the verge of disbandment, they’re ending it more popular than ever before. They saw joining Produce 101 as a last-ditch effort, but in reality the show brought them more love and attention than they could have ever expected.  With Minhyun in Wanna One, manyContinue reading “NU’EST W Comeback Review: “Where You At””

Rapid(ish) Reviews, September 2017: B1A4, B.A.P., GFriend, and More

August was hectic, and October and November are shaping up to be just as wild.  So September provided a nice little breather!  Things were on the lighter side, but there were still plenty of comebacks to enjoy. I’ll admit I spent most of my time fangirling over EXO and BTS, but some of my otherContinue reading “Rapid(ish) Reviews, September 2017: B1A4, B.A.P., GFriend, and More”

BTS Comeback Review: “DNA”

BTS is the group to beat right now.  After exploding in popularity last year, they’ve continued to achieve new heights both in their home country and the international K-Pop market.  There’s been so much buzz around them lately, from their Billboard award to their associations with popular Western artists like The Chainsmokers. The problem with massive popularity,Continue reading “BTS Comeback Review: “DNA””

EXO Comeback Review: “Power”

EXO is going all in on their superpower idea, and my not-so-inner geek is absolutely loving it. Aside from “Mama,” most references to their debut concept have been pretty subtle. Music videos like “Lucky One” and “Ko Ko Bop” were more on the artsy side, hinting at their elemental abilities through cool visual techniques. SoContinue reading “EXO Comeback Review: “Power””

Rapid(ish) Reviews: August 2017 ROOKIE EDITION (NCT Dream, Momoland, Golden Child, and more)

I feel like I’m always mentioning the large amounts of music released every month, but August was something else.  There were so many artists that I had to make three different posts!!!  Now you can see why I’ve decided to consolidate my reviews in the long run. I already covered a lot of rookies inContinue reading “Rapid(ish) Reviews: August 2017 ROOKIE EDITION (NCT Dream, Momoland, Golden Child, and more)”

Rapid(ish) Reviews: August 2017, PRODUCE 101 EDITION (Pristin, Weki Meki, Samuel, and More)

August was the magic month for Produce 101 reunions. Wanna One arrived on the scene, almost half of I.O.I. returned in their new groups, and alumni from both seasons either released new music or made their debut.  Who would have thought that this show would help jump start the careers of so many young idols?  Let’s lookContinue reading “Rapid(ish) Reviews: August 2017, PRODUCE 101 EDITION (Pristin, Weki Meki, Samuel, and More)”