new year new ((G)I-DLE)
((G)I-DLE) - (HWAA)
here's a boy band for balance
VICTION - What I Said
― oscar bravo, Monday, 11 January 2021 16:59 (three months ago) link
that should be VICTON, no extra 'I'
― oscar bravo, Monday, 11 January 2021 17:04 (three months ago) link
m83ish shimmery gloss pop, love it
YOUHA - Abittipsy
― oscar bravo, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 17:06 (three months ago) link
That Youha song is so good!
― Roz, Friday, 15 January 2021 04:35 (three months ago) link
Yubin's "Perfume" is excellent too
― Roz, Friday, 15 January 2021 04:44 (three months ago) link
I much prefer broody gloomy Oneus cf twilight, a song written easily, come back home, to be or not to be. Also i really disliked their song from last month but the new one is okay and the visuals are on point, plus they always have great facial expressions (oh and no it's NOT a cover version)
Oneus - No Diggity
― oscar bravo, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 17:08 (two months ago) link
New Dreamcatcher: Dreamcatcher - Odd Eye
Really like the chorus to this - am a sucker for big orchestral synths used for light, spring melodies: AB6IX - Stay Young
IU's lyrics are always so beautifully evocative, even when translated into English (turn on captions): IU - Celebrity
― Roz, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 09:24 (two months ago) link
I like the IU
― abcfsk, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10:06 (two months ago) link
IU track is nice
weirdly, LOONA have made it to the top 40 of the US pop radio airplay chart with "Star"
― ufo, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10:15 (two months ago) link
g-idle album is p good
― nxd, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10:20 (two months ago) link
Do kpop artists usually chart on the airplay chart?
― abcfsk, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10:29 (two months ago) link
it's pretty rare, they're only the 4th group to. the previous ones are BTS (of course), Monsta X (with "You Can't Hold My Heart"), and Blackpink (with "Ice Cream"). the Monsta X and Blackpink tracks were deliberate crossover attempts in english backed by US labels, but this was just LOONA putting an english track on their album and fans requested it so much at radio that it caught on beyond that somehow, without a US label pushing it.
is the (g)-idle album worth listening to if i didn't care at all for "hwaa"
― ufo, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10:36 (two months ago) link
i can't even remember track titles tbh sorry!
i found it nice background music for my walk yesterday
― nxd, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10:39 (two months ago) link
xposts thanks for that IU preview abcfsk, that's lovely.
yes, it's a six-song EP - nice and short. Love "MOON".
― Roz, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10:42 (two months ago) link
this is really nice for a pre-debut song, they have great voices Purple Kiss - Can We Talk Again
oh yay, K-boy groups have discovered Troye Sivan: CIX - Cinema
― Roz, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 13:51 (two months ago) link
new chung ha CHUNG HA - Bicycle
new group TRI.BE - Doom Doom Ta
always been meh about but finally caved KANG DANIEL - Paranoia
― oscar bravo, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 14:23 (one month ago) link
listened to all the songs posted so far today and while I liked most everything (big thumbs up for LOONA’s “Star”), there was only one track that really stood out for me: “Can We Talk Again” by Purple Kiss. it has that 90s poppy r&b girl group/r&b-ish pop girl group thing down pat.
― Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 19 February 2021 15:23 (one month ago) link
fun K-pop/Latin pop crossover track with Chung Ha singing a few bars in perfect Spanish: Chung Ha x Guaynaa - Demente
― Roz, Sunday, 21 February 2021 05:18 (one month ago) link
Shinee comeback with a YYJ/Kenzie joint, this is that classic playful SM sound
― abcfsk, Monday, 22 February 2021 11:33 (one month ago) link
oh this is excellent... love how woozy that sounds
― Roz, Monday, 22 February 2021 13:03 (one month ago) link
SUNMI - TAIL
― oscar bravo, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:10 (one month ago) link
love the beatbox-y/trampoline-y underpinning of large parts of “Don’t Call Me”
― Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 20:36 (one month ago) link
i like "cinema" and "can we talk again," both seem distinctly less eager to please
― That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 February 2021 16:01 (one month ago) link
uh. lost a bunch of tracks i was listening to and now i know why.https://www.soompi.com/article/1456887wpp/kakao-m-releases-statement-explaining-that-spotify-was-the-one-to-end-their-licensing-agreement
― G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 1 March 2021 20:32 (one month ago) link
Spotify, Kakao M: Can we talk again?
― Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 1 March 2021 21:27 (one month ago) link
― Roz, Thursday, 11 March 2021 01:11 (one month ago) link
from a couple of weeks ago
Wonho - Lose
also really like Rose's solo debut where she semi channels her inner ldr.
― oscar bravo, Friday, 12 March 2021 16:20 (one month ago) link
yeah it's good, the way the chorus synth riff fits with the rest is cool. easily my favourite blackpink thing in years
― ufo, Friday, 12 March 2021 22:11 (one month ago) link
So many kpop tracks seem rock-inspired now, I wonder why...
― hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 15 March 2021 19:23 (one month ago) link
Anyway I'm popping in after 84 years to let you guys know that I enjoyed the chromatic jazz scales on this one:
Also i realize this is last year but... god bless you JYP
Switch to Me
― hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 15 March 2021 19:30 (one month ago) link
Also I wish the chorus on this (i'm beautiful, etc) was stronger because the rum pum pum pum pum parts are so fun! Especially the acapella version in the bridge!
― hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 15 March 2021 19:35 (one month ago) link
ALSO ALSO... U-Know's "NOIR" album rocks, y'all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylUX9pfdBbs
If you guys remember TVXQ's, it's in that mold... jazzy soundtrack music with really modern drum track production and the SM layered harmonies. Hell yeah!
On the other hand, this should 100% have been a SHINEE song... Key woulda done that "Eeny Meeny Miney Mo" part justice :(
― hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 15 March 2021 19:46 (one month ago) link
I meant to say it's like TVXQ's Something... though Something's stronger I think, more of a big band sound.
But give the other title track to SHINEE!
― hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 15 March 2021 19:52 (one month ago) link
And a random collection of other songs I enjoyed this month.. just pop music:
(Disappears for another 84 years)
― hurricane weather (forapper), Monday, 15 March 2021 20:05 (one month ago) link
good picks, i really like "eeny meeny", "beautiful beautiful", "good girl" and "only you"
― ufo, Monday, 15 March 2021 22:51 (one month ago) link
I'm really into Thank U... without the lyrics on screen it sounds like one of those gratitude songs idols put out with behind the scenes footage thanking their fans for supporting them...
Thank U for This / Thank U for Life / Thank U for This Life
But with the lyrics on screen, you realize it is actually...
Thank U for Dis / Thank U for Like / Thank U for Dislike
In other words, a fuck the haters song, which is exactly where I'm mentally at right now wrt the socials.
― hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 04:44 (four weeks ago) link
getting strong block b energy from this lot
MIRAE - KILLA
chung ha with the latin vibes
CHUNG HA x GUAYNAA - DEMENTE
jessi being jessi with a p generic song but she has a certain energy that i always fall for
JESSI - WHAT TYPE OF X
― oscar bravo, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 15:53 (four weeks ago) link
forapper, you've been missed! lots of good songs this year imo though I haven't had much time to post lately
WOODZ - "Feel like" - that BASS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2KMxSb4GIo
From last month, RAVI's "Tiger" featuring an incredible chorus from a traditional Korean folk choir:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XvGaLdtcJk
I don't like this as much as "Can We Talk Again?" but "Ponzona" is another good track from Purple Kiss, who are def coming for MAMAMOO and (G)I-DLE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8M_n7olIqM
speaking of rock-influenced tracks, this is fun: Pentagon - "DO or NOT" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU6cnHHX4LM
― Roz, Thursday, 18 March 2021 13:31 (four weeks ago) link
MIRAE's Killa giving me late 00s Ed Banger flashbacks
really like "beautiful beautiful" and "crush" too
― Roz, Thursday, 18 March 2021 13:39 (four weeks ago) link
catchy chorus club
― abcfsk, Thursday, 18 March 2021 14:30 (four weeks ago) link
oooh that's nice!
― hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 19 March 2021 01:29 (three weeks ago) link
Also that woodz song is sooooooo nice, spring is my favorite season for music
― hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 19 March 2021 03:05 (three weeks ago) link
okay, and the pentagon song is WONDERFUL. sorry to split this up into so many messages, but this is exactly the kind of song we come to the ILX kpop thread for.
― hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 19 March 2021 03:14 (three weeks ago) link
I also wanna point out that Super Junior's House Party is actually a PSA to wear masks, social distance, and avoid parties:
― hurricane weather (forapper), Friday, 19 March 2021 03:21 (three weeks ago) link
lol i wanted to post abt "house party" but after all these years, i still have trouble mustering up any kind of enthusiasm for SuJu
SURAN's "Sunny" is exquisite
― Roz, Saturday, 20 March 2021 03:04 (three weeks ago) link
C-pop but likely only popped up in my recommendations because of K-pop. Don't know much about Didi other than he's a member of Chinese boy group ONER but "Rebellious" kinda sounds like if Taemin was produced by Disclosure
― Roz, Saturday, 20 March 2021 03:10 (three weeks ago) link
city pop/disco is a good look for IU
IU - "Lilac" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7bnOxV4jAc
IU - "COIN" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86BST8NIpNM
and a dnb remix of SHINEE, cause why not?
SHINEE - Don't Call Me (Fox Stevenson remix)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZYfyjT0Bso
― Roz, Sunday, 28 March 2021 06:54 (two weeks ago) link
Oh man, I just recently started actively listening to BTS, and it made me miss all of my favorites when I was in high school. TVXQ has gone through SOME STUFF, but I'm glad that at least a few of their members are still making music! Glad to see Hyuna still in the game also! Wish I could say the same for 1TYM, OneTwo, and Co-Ed School...but I saw a few people saying that there's rumors of a Girl's Generation comeback!
It's such a trip to see who is still around from SM Town 15 years later.
― hourspass, Monday, 29 March 2021 20:47 (two weeks ago) link
finally looked up what the deal is with brave girls promoting "rollin'" again on all the music shows 4 years after its original release and apparently a video compiling performances of it they did for the military went viral early this year and it somehow became a huge hit right when they were already about to disband so they started promoting it again??? bizarre
was a classic 4 years ago and is still a classic now, peak tropical house
still baffling that the original video for it had the concept "sexy dancing in a gloomy house" when it's such a summer jam
the 2018 remix is also fantastic
― ufo, Monday, 5 April 2021 23:20 (one week ago) link
The most impressive thing about Rollin is that Minyong can really hit those notes on the chorus live XD.
Some Korean TV show I was watched about this said that when Rollin was released the first time, soldiers in the army weren't allowed to have phones and couldn't vote in the music shows. But now they are, and can, so this is a 100% domestic resurgence.
BTW Brave Girls have been around for about 10 years but it's not really the same group anymore... Brave Sound did a complete revamp in 2017, there's not a single original member in the group anymore.
― hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:27 (one week ago) link
Hmm the link doesn't work.. here it is:
― hurricane weather (forapper), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:28 (one week ago) link
slick and shiny
G.E.M - Superpower
really only love this for the bit that appears in the first 7 secs and recurs throughout, the 'bumbabadumdum' bit
3YE - Stalker
also really like WEEKLY-'YUMMY' but no m/v i don't think.
― oscar bravo, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 16:59 (yesterday) link