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to start the year off we have a gorgeous sophisti-ballad from Luna

and another solid Chung Ha single

ufo, Friday, 4 January 2019 05:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh and of course Blackpink high up on the coachella lineup - rumour was they're going to make a big push at the US market this year so that fits

ufo, Friday, 4 January 2019 07:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yay Chungha killing it early in the year once again.

Luna's song is pretty - would prefer another "Free Somebody" though.

Blackpink signed with Interscope a few months back so yeah it makes sense. As much as I like them though, just thinking about their live performances makes me wish it was really 2NE1 at Coachella. Alas, the timing was never right.

Roz, Friday, 4 January 2019 15:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This little ditty is 10 years old today

Roz, Saturday, 5 January 2019 04:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

new japanese red velvet single 'Sappy' is pretty interesting, chorus still leans towards the sort of annoying repetitive thing they've had on weaker singles like 'Rookie' but that warped brass line rules

ufo, Sunday, 6 January 2019 05:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's probably their weirdest single yet and i'm here for that

ufo, Sunday, 6 January 2019 05:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

cosign on "weird" and "here for that"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 6 January 2019 17:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I couldn't finish Sappy the other day, but maybe I'll give it another try today. I just can't get into Red Velvet's new direction.

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 6 January 2019 19:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's the first time one of their hyperactive kitchen sink r&b tracks has really worked this well for me, predecessors like Really Bad Boy (still can't believe they called a song that), #Cookie Jar and Rookie were nowhere near as strong

Sappy feels like it's constantly threatening to completely go off the rails rhythmically but never quite does

ufo, Sunday, 6 January 2019 23:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

still confused by Apink's sudden shift to being decently interesting that happened last year but i'm glad they're keeping it up

ufo, Monday, 7 January 2019 09:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I really like this a lot, it's what So Sick promised to be but for real this time.

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 10 January 2019 01:43 (one week ago) Permalink

just discovered this fantastic shambhala track from last year, if i'd heard this sooner i'd absolutely have it in my eoy list

ufo, Sunday, 13 January 2019 06:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Surprising (to me) chart topper, lot of fun!

abcfsk, Monday, 14 January 2019 20:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Ok this lady rocks, this would've been campaigned for year-end heavily if I had heard it before

abcfsk, Monday, 14 January 2019 21:08 (one week ago) Permalink

'Tting' is really really good, but 'Enchanted Propaganda' might just be the greatest song in human history!

abcfsk, Monday, 14 January 2019 21:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Thank you ufo/abcfsk - last few tracks are all amazing.

Meanwhile, Lee Hi's all grown up. ;_; In my head, she's still the teenager with the big voice who YG insisted on dressing like a 5-year-old.

Roz, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:31 (six days ago) Permalink

Listening to ILX Listen: 2019

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 16:54 (six days ago) Permalink

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