Editorials & Opinions

You know, Seungri’s car accident WAS pretty average, we just happened to see it

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K-netz and I-netz are upset and creating conspiracies. Why? Because police said that the accident Seungri was involved in would be “average” if he wasn’t famous. 1. [+1,299, -63] Yeah, I’m sure a Porsche flipping over while racing through the Gangbyeon Expressway is something normal, fu*k 2. [+1,149, -58] Since when are any car accidents average 3. [+1,164, -108] Just ... Read More »

[Review] Super Junior’s ‘MAMACITA’ album falls short of expectations

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So Super Junior got around to releasing ‘MAMACITA‘ after over two years of a Korean release drought. Two years! And my oh my did we deserve a little better than this album. Just a little. —– Perhaps that introduction was a little harsh, but after two years of no releases as a full group in Korea, you would expect that ... Read More »

So what’s the difference between K-pop and Western pop anyway?

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Inquiring minds wish to know the differences between Korean pop and pop from other countries. What are the differences? How much has one influenced the other? Is it true that one is superior? I keep getting asked about this type of shit, so here’s another one of those posts where I wrap some vaguely educational information up in my usual ... Read More »

[Review] SISTAR’s “I Swear” is SISTAR at their highest level of SISTAR

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SISTAR’s second release of the summer, “I Swear”, is predictable and safe but it’s also damn good. Editor’s Note: Glad you were able to write this after the blood deprivation to your brain for the past day. So dedicated. The first ten seconds of “I Swear” may be the most interesting bit of the song, but what follows isn’t bad ... Read More »

Hyosung does thing, people mad + ALS Ice Bucket Challenge haters just shut the fuck up

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Hyosung did her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and it was a normal thing. I watched it on Instagram hours before an article was written on it and didn’t think anything of it. But people found shit to get mad about, because she was wearing a white shirt and black bra, which meant she was an attention-whoring slut and didn’t care ... Read More »

[Review] Orange Caramel’s “My Copycat” predictably (and unpredictably) marvelous

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At this point, Orange Caramel operates in a gleeful paradox. The group is consistent but their concepts are not like anything else in the K-pop scene. They don’t shock, but it’s incredibly hard to predict what they’re going to do next. The only thing that can be confidently predicted about each Orange Caramel release is that it will be memorable ... Read More »

Indie Focus: Beenzino effectively delivers a concept rap album with “Up All Night”

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Beenzino has been blowing up big time. Ever since debuting with ‘24:26‘, the third leg of 1llionaire Records has worked with so many people, from Hi Lite Records’ Okasian and Sean2slow to big names like Verbal Jint, Dynamic Duo, and Hyori. Seriously, the kid’s on fire, and he hasn’t even released a second LP yet. Fucking bonkers. While working on ... Read More »

[Review] SECRET’s “I’m In Love” a great example of basic K-pop executed flawlessly

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SECRET may not be doing anything new with “I’m In Love”, but when everything is working in sync like it is here, that ends up not mattering much at all. SECRET has made a career out of repurposing retro 50s and 60s tunes and putting a modern K-pop twist on them, and “I’m In Love” wisely continues that tradition. The ... Read More »

[Review] HyunA’s “RED” works against all odds thanks to the impossibly charismatic lead

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In many ways, “RED” follows in a long line of HyunA hip-pop projects. It has the requisite hip-pop hooks and verses, and the visuals are bright, colorful, and often hot in ways that still manage to surprise. Of course, when a project goes for bright, colorful, and shocking, it can often unfortunately veer off into the realm of the nonsensical ... Read More »