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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur4dLy0ozRQ

SF9 started off the year strong with the dubstep-inflected garage-house of "Good Guy"

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

i like the beat on BTS's "Black Swan"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEo5bmUKFvI

2018 thread MVPs LOONA are back with their best full-group single yet in "So What"

ufo, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 10:36 (three months ago) link

👍🏻 Had been hoping someone would start this thread already so I could rave about “Black Swan”.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 10:56 (three months ago) link

it's like a trap version of a vespertine track

ufo, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 11:00 (three months ago) link

Nice wubwubwubstep sounds on LOONA's [#] EP

Jeff W, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 12:33 (three months ago) link

loona are so good!

nxd, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 13:59 (three months ago) link

not quite there but p close

ANS - Say My Name
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NGoD8l-fp4

absolutely love this. think she's american with korean ancestry, but i may be wrong. gorgeous track.

Suzanne - Can't Hang
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZIA9kVNKu4

not quite as great as his namesake

Zico - Any Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuV2BmJ1p_I

did someone mention trap?

Itownkid - Grab.Drop.Pop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCyzYmAVoRQ

plus

Jiyeon - Take A Hike
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJNS1W0YmdE

yeah the bts up thread is great. love the video as well.

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 14:17 (three months ago) link

the bts video i was referring to was this one

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

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 14:19 (three months ago) link

Yeah, that Suzanne track is by far my favourite out of these.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 20:15 (three months ago) link

(it doesn’t get better than the first minute tho)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 20:17 (three months ago) link

that suzanne track is really cool

ufo, Thursday, 6 February 2020 01:01 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWQ5zNi_9r8

BVNDIT - "Cool" is fun kitchen sink pop

ufo, Thursday, 6 February 2020 10:05 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Love IZ*ONE's "Fiesta":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDEFolvLn0A

breastcrawl, Saturday, 22 February 2020 20:16 (three months ago) link

I've hardly been paying attention to Kpop but:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=120It4zkIZU

hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 02:19 (two months ago) link

So I have a playlist called Jazz Watch 2018 where I've been tracking jazz influences in Kpop singles since, basically, Lee Jin Ah hit it big with Random in 2017:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsh4Z5FNfPMC2xs8enWmT_J7pFvUIhXF1

And this one is coming a couple years later, but fits right into that trend.

hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 02:26 (two months ago) link

Hmm this song came out in 2019, my apologies guys. You can tell I haven't really been paying attention :P

hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 02:28 (two months ago) link

Anyway here's one from this year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPAIlZM1VUU

hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 02:41 (two months ago) link

OK but here's one I actually like (and the rest of the album is good too):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFOqlE0wCfs

Late aughts RnB revival can continue forever, thanks.

hurricane weather (forapper), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 02:28 (two months ago) link

really like 'cool'!

nxd, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 08:44 (two months ago) link

gloriously cheesy but i kinda like it

cherry bullet 'Hands Up' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0It6vWbGOX0

KARD 'Red Moon' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAEqQPAEkug

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 15:40 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs-tDMgXX6k

AVOKID - "Timid" is sublime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE2h3lGlOsk

"Wannabe" is the best Itzy single yet imo

ufo, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 03:23 (two months ago) link

like that AVOKID. 'dalla dalla' still my favourite itzy.

leebada - 'empty room'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXZ78sjxkPs

dongkiz - 'lupin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZgIW9CwhZw

park woo jin - 'color eye'

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

oscar bravo, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:41 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

i haven't been keeping up with k-pop this year admittedly but grown up Apink continues to be good (though I still prefer "Eung Eung" and "I'm So Sick"):

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

A couple of months old but this Dreamcatcher track is incredible. I love how they're continuing to grow within their little niche:

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

Roz, Saturday, 25 April 2020 09:46 (one month ago) link

"dumhdurum" is pretty good, but i agree their last two singles were better

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD06B-5SsSE

i like "spit it out" from mamamoo's solar a lot, a really distinctive sound. it's a little reminiscent of that wave folk-pop-edm from ~2013 (that avicii album etc.) except far more restrained in mood and actually good.

ufo, Saturday, 25 April 2020 12:08 (one month ago) link

bit of an outlier wrt the thread so far but love the song and the dance moves are on point ;)

Dasutt - Pigeon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt4oLCnJkTc

oscar bravo, Thursday, 30 April 2020 15:49 (one month ago) link

I recently discovered Dreamcatcher via the song 'Full Moon'. Maybe now is a good time to try getting into kpop more.

tangenttangent, Thursday, 30 April 2020 20:46 (one month ago) link

Oh My Girl getting their first big hit

abcfsk, Thursday, 30 April 2020 20:59 (one month ago) link

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

abcfsk, Sunday, 3 May 2020 09:45 (four weeks ago) link

Bibi - Kazino

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObzvA8tx9aA

oscar bravo, Friday, 8 May 2020 15:11 (three weeks ago) link

really into Crystal Tea, big j-pop vibes:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0iC9vkHN-c 

Roz, Saturday, 9 May 2020 13:39 (three weeks ago) link

"there there" is cool

ufo, Saturday, 9 May 2020 13:57 (three weeks ago) link

there is so much good stuff all of a sudden what the heck!!!

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 20:55 (three weeks ago) link

whoops

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 20:55 (three weeks ago) link

hmmmmmm

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 20:56 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8bJfx01WyQ

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 20:56 (three weeks ago) link

weird...

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 20:57 (three weeks ago) link

i guess this song is about online trolling, but i don't really know. certainly plenty of people will tell you you're doing it wrong online, no matter which side of any issue you fall on

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 21:00 (three weeks ago) link

anyway this is jaunty, i love the piano!

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 21:00 (three weeks ago) link

@roz I love ROman Porno a lot!!!!! It sounds kinda Jpop. I love how the vocal line just kind of slides around and goes into weird modulations.

hurricane weather (forapper), Saturday, 9 May 2020 21:44 (three weeks ago) link

there is so much good stuff all of a sudden what the heck!!!

Making up for a lacklustre 2019? I like “Villain” too and the lyrics of “Life Sucks”... oof.

re Roman Porno: love the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it glimpse of Björk’s Debut casually hanging out on the bed behind her. Her EP is good - her whole style and sound is very jpop.

Roz, Sunday, 10 May 2020 10:53 (three weeks ago) link

roman porno was the name for Japanese erotic movies in the 60's, quite the reference

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 10:12 (three weeks ago) link

loving Villain a lot!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 18:14 (three weeks ago) link

@daniel and the album is called pink movie, which... same.

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:23 (two weeks ago) link

wikipedia says "Nikkatsu made these higher-quality pink films almost exclusively, at an average rate of three per month, for the next 17 years" so it could be a reference to quality, i suppose. i really wanna know what the lyrics are but this is too indie for translators...

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:25 (two weeks ago) link

i've just been listening to those crystal tea songs on repeat, i'm like obsessed lol

hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:25 (two weeks ago) link

The new TWICE single is composed by Julia Michaels, MNEK and Zara Larsson

abcfsk, Monday, 18 May 2020 12:22 (two weeks ago) link

Huh. One step closer to my dream Western-Kpop collab, a boyband track produced by Shift K3y. (SF9 track posted at the top of this thread is real close to the sound I’m thinking of.)

Roz, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 11:55 (two weeks ago) link

Ok I posted that without realising that Shift K3y is also going to be on the TWICE record! Nice.

Still think he should be producing for a boy group though.

Roz, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 12:09 (two weeks ago) link

Slightly 'off-topic', but this popped up in my youtube. It's a recording from the concert IU had to do the same day her friend Goo Hara died. The news reached her midway through the concert, I think. This is the final song. She says, "I'll pull myself together and do this last song. You guys must be worrying [about me]. It's really.. really... be well, everyone. The more difficult this world is, the more we have to care for one another... Man, it's very.. Even if this world loses its warmth, if only people show each other love... Anyway, I'll sing this wholeheartedly." And she does fight through the song.

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

abcfsk, Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:13 (one week ago) link

man i don't think i can watch that. I still can't watch that video of Lee Hi freezing up while singing "Breathe" in tribute to Jonghyun. </3

Roz, Friday, 22 May 2020 02:30 (one week ago) link


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