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it's been fairly slow january again

Jonghyun's posthumous track is nice, "Always Be With You" indeed, RIP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J41qe-TM1DY

other highlights so far:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQGRg8XBnB4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=900X9fDFLc4

LOONA's Go Won should release her track in a week or so to hopefully continue their excellent run of singles

ufo, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 04:53 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmJL2_9BscM
this is good too

ufo, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 05:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Chunga's good, good do well at a Eurovision, I like that we have a couple of popular female solo pop stars doing their thing now.

abcfsk, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 06:56 (two months ago) Permalink

sigh, that Jonghyun video is making me sad all over again. He really was one of the best.

Roz, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 12:19 (two months ago) Permalink

;____;

Just can't get behind Ravi as a rapper (he's an OK producer) but nice to see Park Jimin getting some work.

hurricane weather (forapper), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 02:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Jonghyun's entire album is out:

https://youtu.be/9RYkdsaMdq4

Proceeds are going to his mom, you can read up on how to support here:

http://fyjjong.tumblr.com/post/169944328293/support-guide-poet-artist

hurricane weather (forapper), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 02:41 (two months ago) Permalink

I really like Jonghyun's Rewind off of the new record:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVFJ5yzIjbY

fragglerock, Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:50 (two months ago) Permalink

The whole album is great but I can't quite bring myself to replay it. It's #1 on iTunes BTW.

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm really enjoying the fanscreams for East Light, they sound like elementary school students...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjPGv-lfZy8

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 28 January 2018 02:03 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_CFBjAyPWE

new red velvet is ok but their r&b 'velvet' singles are never as good as the pop 'red' ones

ufo, Monday, 29 January 2018 10:23 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5qwcYL8a0o

loona continue to be excellent

ufo, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 04:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Loona stuff continues to sound quite different from release to release but maintain its cool, and a conceptual consistency.

Velvet song seems ok, but yeah, when they're not 'Red' they tend to get more generic

abcfsk, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 09:07 (two months ago) Permalink

I guess I'm in the minority that likes Bad Boy more than their last two singles... winter is the best season for RnB and the production on this is so nice.

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 1 February 2018 03:10 (two months ago) Permalink

I really like the Go Won track too!

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 1 February 2018 03:12 (two months ago) Permalink

I like Bad Boy a fair amount, and more than Peek-A-Boo, but it's summer here. it's probably their best r&b single so far but Red Flavor is my favourite single of theirs.

ufo, Thursday, 1 February 2018 06:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Thoughts on Holland, the first openly gay idol? song isn't great imo but am glad there's actual making out in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVzGsh0zRec

And I really like how breezy this iKon track is (their actual title track was bleh). The fun choreography helps:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzZOvqE1pxg

Roz, Saturday, 3 February 2018 15:46 (two months ago) Permalink

He has a nice voice (Holland). The BF is cute. There have been other idols who were all-but-out but it's something different to have a scene that purposefully removes the ambiguity. I wonder if he'll end up with a niche audience like Double A (never forget).

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:58 (two months ago) Permalink

or the fabulous, Kazaky-inspired N.O.M :D https://youtu.be/3vmlYkbcVeA

yeah someone on omona pointed out that even Adam Lambert hasn't had any gay scenes in his videos, which honestly surprised me considering how long he's been out.

Roz, Sunday, 4 February 2018 05:25 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm reading that most of Holland's fans are international, which could be a problem for him financially (again similar to Double A). A solo singer is a lot cheaper to produce than a group though, hopefully he'll make it.

I have to say that I like Love Scenario more than Beautiful... on the one hand Love Scenario is really minimal and sparse, so on that count it's kinda boring but on the other hand it's got the old-tyme-country feel with the weird off-beat rhythms like Bae Bae had and that's a recent YG production trend I enjoy and support.

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 5 February 2018 04:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Another excellent single from Sunmi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4qfN5UeFvQ

New Suzy is good too, kind of Bad Liar-ish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgT4CPv_CCE

Roz, Thursday, 15 February 2018 15:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Finally an NCT release that fulfills the promise of the project:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0DqRstCgj4

It's young, hip, melodic, retro, current, and has an easy chorus. And for once the easy chorus/dense throwback harmonies aren't at odds with the rest of the song!

Though I do like BOSS too.

hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 03:45 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJMdTzq5xEQ

Like here, they are still making unusually melodic hip hop over a decent beat, but they don't know how to incorporate the more traditional "kpop" melodic content, except by suspending the beat for a few bars.

hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 03:55 (one month ago) Permalink

great sunmi track
the riff reminds me of 'fight for this love'

nxd, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 10:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Sober is quite good but I think I'd like it more if it had a moment of cartharsis like Bad Liar does with "oh baby let's make reality actuality" etc.

I really like all the overlapping vocals in the Baby Don't Stop chorus, definitely one of the best NCT singles.

ufo, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 15:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Right??? And right before it ends, there's some straight-up jazz do-wop harmonies.

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 1 March 2018 03:35 (one month ago) Permalink

Be ba da loo bob beep bop ba

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 1 March 2018 03:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Lol this is the first time I'm watching the "BOSS" video - that is both great and hilarious.

And "Baby Don't Stop" is just great, period. Those vocal arrangements are incredible.

Roz, Thursday, 1 March 2018 14:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Bad Boy has grown on me quite a lot. Roller Coaster still great, glad to see Chungha killing the charts.

abcfsk, Saturday, 3 March 2018 09:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Interesting to see if Momoland can follow up BboomBboom and become a truly major group. I enjoy their Egyptian Shumba-like screams live. Seems Japanese interest is high.

abcfsk, Saturday, 3 March 2018 10:03 (one month ago) Permalink

@Roz that's not the official video for BOSS, it's just something MNet does. I kinda prefer it tho lol.

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 3 March 2018 22:17 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?FvuYGPS9J0Y

Is there some brand value to putting "ft Jay Park" on a Loco song? Because I'm not sure what he adds to this lmao.

hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 23 March 2018 00:39 (four weeks ago) Permalink

whoops forgot the v=, here's the link : https://youtu.be/FvuYGPS9J0Y

hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 23 March 2018 00:40 (four weeks ago) Permalink

OMG guys... this is the most brilliant marketing scheme of 2018...

https://0.soompi.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/19085054/the-boyz2.jpg

What's the 1 thing preteen girls love more than Boyz?

hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The spoiler sounds awesome too, I'm excited:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJPq0I0WmdQ

GIDDY UP, guys!

hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also JYP on a roll with the self-produced boygroups... this one has a rock/hiphop sound as if some Korean American kids who grew up on eminem and linkin park were later given a chance to produce an idol group.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJPq0I0WmdQ

hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

GAH...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBVleKuOsck

hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this one has a rock/hiphop sound as if some Korean American kids who grew up on eminem and linkin park were later given a chance to produce an idol group.

oh good, i was trying to figure out where that familiar sense of secondhand embarrassment was coming from.

Roz, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 12:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkY8HvgvBJ8

middle section of the new LOONA is maybe a little too disjointed but I love the rest of it

ufo, Friday, 30 March 2018 03:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

chorus seems a bit lacking, but it's a lot better than the last one (GoWon's). The other song on her single is great too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un3eG6AWyDI

Their sound design is incredible - i can't wait for their group debut.

Roz, Friday, 30 March 2018 14:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I think she's a little weaker than other vocalists in LOONA, which makes the chorus sound lacking. But her emoting on the verses is good. I like the last section starting at 3:45 when they put all the echo effects on, other sections were a little predictable.

hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 30 March 2018 20:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Dunno if EXID's new jack swing will bring back all their fans who drifted away but I really like it, it's chill without being boring (lots of breaks for vocalists to show off):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Q1JiptOTxno

Could use maybe a change in tempo or volume though. I was a bigger fan of DDD.

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 2 April 2018 14:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I really like that too, it could use a more distinctive bridge or something to change things up as you said, but I prefer it to DDD

ufo, Monday, 2 April 2018 14:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Love this track, sounds very SHINee-esque.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNH7X46gMjQ

Roz, Thursday, 5 April 2018 11:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that's pretty good, I love the bridge especially

ufo, Thursday, 5 April 2018 11:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0p1bmr0EmE

Helpful youtube commenter:

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1.42 La Boum - 1980
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abcfsk, Monday, 9 April 2018 15:44 (one week ago) Permalink

decent but it's pretty TWICE-by-numbers

ufo, Monday, 9 April 2018 20:02 (one week ago) Permalink

TWICE-by-numbers >>>> 90% of K-pop

Roz, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 13:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Plus the video really is a delight

abcfsk, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 14:22 (one week ago) Permalink

it's a total earworm even if it's not as exciting as Likey

ufo, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:26 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm a fan of Giddy Up, even if they didn't put the horses in the actual MV.

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 16 April 2018 03:22 (six days ago) Permalink

best horse-related choreography since Gangnam Style.

Roz, Monday, 16 April 2018 03:32 (six days ago) Permalink

Yup!

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 16 April 2018 03:47 (six days ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7EMEwHPpQY

Really nice jazzy b-side from CLC. They have good voices for this style, it really makes me wish April's "The Blue Bird" was their song instead. (See also: CLC "Distance" for a song that mines the same emotional territory as April's "The Blue Bird" but less jazzy/Jpop-y with a more straightforward drum machine beat and throwback fast-sad rap.)

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 16 April 2018 03:48 (six days ago) Permalink

The whole CLC album is good, I like "Like That" a lot too.

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 16 April 2018 03:48 (six days ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qnbzT5jmNs

For all you LOONA fans of chopped and screwed stuff.

hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 16 April 2018 03:50 (six days ago) Permalink

Can I just say, because it just missed my 11-favourite-songs-of-the-moment-fuck list, how much I like LOOΠΔ’s “Rosy”, even if it’s sort of the B-side?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbeQ4zn-buI&list=PLhHsVaKji0ug6X8rp5o2KYmTt-ajUfR-X

breastcrawl, Monday, 16 April 2018 14:44 (six days ago) Permalink

My favorite nasal-voiced, whiplash-loving boy group back at it again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv8UhEjL2yA

Nasal rap, nasal rock, nasal crazed breakdown, nasal pop chorus, it's all there <3

hurricane weather (forapper), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 02:17 (four days ago) Permalink

Also, auto-post for VIXX, who reward but don't demand your attention:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MctZLEYlU4s

It's a very layered song, and interesting to hear everyone but Leo singing low and keeping the vocal runs short. It goes with their new, restraint is sexy vibe.

"Eux de VIXX" is a very coherent album, rise producer Ravi.

hurricane weather (forapper), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 02:46 (four days ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rb5ISGbAbU

Sounds good

abcfsk, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 09:16 (four days ago) Permalink

I know it's meant to be like "heartfelt", but Ha:Tfelt always just makes me think of fedoras.

Roz, Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:18 (three days ago) Permalink


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