A summary of the news, current and upcoming comebacks, charts and music show wins, and more!
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”
About a year ago, I kicked off this blog with my 50 favorite K-pop songs of 2016 listed by season. This time, I decided it would be fun to do an “official” ranking. So, I grabbed a set of index cards and wrote down all the songs I wanted to talk about… only to endContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part One: #51-100”
This was a crazy month for K-Pop. There was so much going on it took me all the way through September to catch up! It’s probably because I spent most of August focusing on SNSD’s 10th anniversary and Wanna One’s debut, but there were plenty of great new releases. Sometimes these posts are biased becauseContinue reading “Favorites of 2017: August”
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)”
On September 20, digital music platform Soribada hosted their first ever BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS. Eligible songs were from September 2016 to August 2017, with online voting starting in July. New Korean Wave Producer Award: Iggy Youngbae (I assume for a GFriend song) New Korean Wave Music Video Award: Zanybros (I’m not sure if theyContinue reading “Soribada Awards 2017: Winners List”
I was expecting January to be a slow time for K-pop, but we still got a lot of great of music. Female artists basically dominated this month for me. A lot of my favorite rookie girl groups had comebacks, Dreamcatcher had a strong debut, Seohyun and Suzy released amazing music, and three of my favorite biases hadContinue reading “Favorites of 2017: January”
It seems like many international K-Pop fans have at least one group that they feel is underrated and want others to stan. There are a lot of under-appreciated groups in this competitive industry and they all deserve attention, but I think that Sonamoo really needs a lot of love. Some groups are more popular in KoreaContinue reading “Sonamoo Comeback Review: “I Think I Love You””
This summer had a lot of fun releases that perfectly suited the season. It was dominated by girl groups, with the likes of Gfriend, Wonder Girls, I.O.I., and Red Velvet taking a lot of music show wins. My personal list of favorites for summer is female-dominated, so go girl power!