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I was waiting for someone else to start this... but I guess it's me, huh?

Liking the laid-back, retro club vibe some of the newer Kpop groups are going with... seems like it's trickled up from last year's underground summer singles.

Personal highlights from January:

MIXX - Love is a Sudden

Cross Gene - White Mind

Sixth Sense - Don't Go (also check out their SUPERIOR single from last summer, Feel Me

BP Rania - Don't Start a Fire

Day6 - I Wait

Also listening to some of last year's summer singles I missed, for example TwoX, Bulldok, Dorothy M and K.A.R.D.'s Oh Nana and IMFACT's Feel so Good from the end of last year, which still bang).

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 5 February 2017 22:26 (five months ago) Permalink

In more mainstream news, Red Velvet's mini is strong.... you gotta give the single a chance, it grows on you:

The b-sides are strong as usual, I like Talk to Me the most

CLC are bombing hard after trying to become 4minute, but their mini has some decent b-sides too, I like Meow Meow the most

Also a fan of Zion T's first mini since he signed with YG, it's exactly what you'd expect from Zion.T, but in a good way:

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 5 February 2017 22:32 (five months ago) Permalink

it's felt like a fairly weak start to the year so far. rookie is ok but the chorus is kinda annoying

one of the better singles in the standard girl group vein lately

ufo, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 04:28 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I kinda agree...though iirc last year didn't have a lot of great singles out in January either.

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 9 February 2017 22:33 (five months ago) Permalink

Taeyeon jumping on that stripped-down instrumental chorus train, I think it works:

The song has a lot of momentum which it purposefully squanders on the sax drop, I think? In order to create an introspective feel.

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:50 (five months ago) Permalink

Meanwhile Cross Gene's new single sounds like it could have gone to BAP instead... which is probably why I like it...

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 18 February 2017 01:22 (five months ago) Permalink

best new single of 2017

, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:32 (five months ago) Permalink

linking other thread for posterity rolling k-pop 2017

, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:33 (five months ago) Permalink

this rules

devvvine, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:18 (five months ago) Permalink this is basically Awoo + Send My Love (To Your New Lover) but it's quite nice

like all Twice singles Knock Knock is extremely catchy but doesn't really do any more than that. the instrumental bit before the bridge feels pointless too

ufo, Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:03 (five months ago) Permalink

Aw, that's nice!

Frederik B, Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:08 (five months ago) Permalink

Thumbs up for Subin, Happy Face Ent has some nice songs.

hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 24 February 2017 22:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Incidentally here's Gaon's official singles for each month in 2016:

January - GFriend - Rough
February - Mamamoo - You're the Best
March - Jang Bum Joon - Fallen In Love (Only with You)
April- Twice - Cheer Up
May - Urban Zakapa - I Don't Love You
June - Sistar - I Like That
July - Wonder Girls - Why So Lonely
August - Blackpink - Whistle
September - Lim Chang Jung - The Love I Committed
October - Twice - TT
November - Blackpink - Playing with Fire
December - Big Bang - Fxxk It


hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 24 February 2017 23:34 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

First GOT7 single I've liked in a while:

More melody than you'd expect from a song in this style.

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 13 March 2017 17:54 (four months ago) Permalink

this is basically an Infinite single from a few years back so i like it a lot

enjoying this a lot despite being straight forward tropical house, chorus has a good hook. gloomy mansion is a very weird mv concept for it though

ufo, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 14:55 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Rolling is pretty good, WINNER's new tropical house single on the other hand...

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 8 April 2017 01:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Lost their main vocalist and main rapper... but this song is the light and the truth:

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:15 (three months ago) Permalink

abcfsk, Friday, 21 April 2017 09:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Taking bets on whether GDragon will show up for the live performances...

hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 21 April 2017 16:48 (three months ago) Permalink

This is nice though, a really smart collab that's having a bit of a conversation with Bae Bae ("You’re forever 25 to me / Won’t ever change BABE 5 X 5 BABE"). Walks a fine line between being self-appreciative and allowing other people in to witness and appreciate.. Twenty-five/truly fine is a bit clever too.

hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 21 April 2017 16:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Not to mention the clever conversation with Twenty-three

abcfsk, Friday, 21 April 2017 20:14 (three months ago) Permalink

yep, that too

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this is a lovely dreamy synth jam

ufo, Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:30 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

god bless "palette"

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:14 (one month ago) Permalink

new blackpink sounds quite 5 years ago but in a good way, it's probably the best single from any yg group in about that long

ufo, Sunday, 25 June 2017 07:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Thread much slower than in past years... not much happening or nobody posting about it?

anyways, half-year update:
ILM'S Rolling K-Pop Thread 2017 Spotify Playlist

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Sunday, 16 July 2017 17:07 (one week ago) Permalink

it's definitely felt a bit unexciting this year due to the big trend still just being tropical house but that's the same situation as elsewhere i guess

best red velvet single since ice cream cake i think

ufo, Sunday, 16 July 2017 23:35 (one week ago) Permalink

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