Editorials & Opinions

Indie Focus: Startline continue down the same great path with ‘Across The Night’

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When it comes to melodic pop punk, Startline have established themselves firmly as a band to watch. With their previous EP, ‘Light My Fire‘, and single, “Time Goes By,” they’ve shown that the three members know how to craft really great songs. ‘Across The Night‘ isn’t anything different from past releases, and that’s perfectly fine. —– “Great Escape” is the ... Read More »

Indie Focus: J. Rabbit’s music has continually progressed, and ‘Stop & Go’ is no exception

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I have been a big fan of J. Rabbit since they released ‘Looking Around‘ two years ago. “Happy Things” is still one of my go-to feel-good songs, and I am always excited when they release a new video. So, I was really surprised when I had not heard about their new album ‘Stop & Go‘ until now. With every album, ... Read More »

CL & Ailee set sail for ‘Murica — is it all a waste of time?

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Korean idols making their way over to America is nothing new, and the US-of-A has already received the likes of SNSD, Wonder Girls, BoA, SPICA, and quite a few others. So far, it’s indisputable that the most successful venture belongs to PSY, whose accidental worldwide smash “Gangnam Style” raised the profile of Korean music across the globe, thus seemingly also ... Read More »

Park Si Hoo is coming back to the entertainment world, which makes me uneasy

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Park Si Hoo is apparently making a return to the entertainment world after over a year away due to the rape allegations against him. The comeback will be in a film called “After Love“, and his co-star will be Yoon Eun Hye. Actress Yoon Eun Hye is apparently not afraid of a little controversy. The actress, who recently appeared in ... Read More »

Fandom of 15&’s Yerin is mad at her for being a human, are entitled, lazy morons

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15&‘s Yerin (JYP Entertainment) has angered some members of her fandom due to alleged special treatment for some in the fandom and for lashing out at fans who spoke negatively about her getting close with certain fans. Basically, what happened is that Yerin hung out in Hongdae with a small group of fans, then other fans asked why the fuck ... Read More »

Indie Focus: Unchained’s ‘Thorn’ is a bold and convincing debut album

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Unchained is a Busan-based rock band that has been around for quite a while, releasing EPs and singles here and there, yet I had never heard of them before. Their last EP was in 2005, and they’ve been relatively quiet ever since. So their recently released full-length album, ‘Thorn‘, really came out of the blue — but at full force. ... Read More »

Indie Focus: Urban Zakapa’s collab with Soyu on ‘Space Between’ improves on ‘Some’

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Urban Zakapa released a lovely single, ‘Space Between’, featuring SISTAR‘s Soyu, and it’s supposedly the part two of hit song, “Some“, sung by JungGiGo and Soyu. Although some may argue differently, I think that “Space Between” is much more interesting piece than the highly sensationalized “Some”, and there are a few reasons why. —– Despite “Space Between” being it targeted ... Read More »

[Review] Jieun’s ’25’ is the risk of ‘trying something different’

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With “25”, TS Entertainment and Jieun attempt to branch out and give their resident lead vocalist something a little more “pop-py” than they have in the past. And while “25” is a departure from Jieun’s other solo efforts, it’s sadly not nearly as memorable. For better or worse, the best aspect of “25” is a delightful little Duble Sidekick horn ... Read More »

Jang Ja Yeon ruled to have been abused & forced to serve, $23,000 fine for CEO

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Korean courts have ruled that late actress Jang Ja Yeon was forced to serve at drinking sessions against her will and was subjected to abuse by her agency’s CEO, Kim Sung Hoon. As a result, Kim Sung Hoon has been ordered to pay her family about $23,000 in compensation. But the story of this case goes way deeper than just ... Read More »

Music show uploader in Japan arrested for sharing, Japan is dumb as hell

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Japan is dumb as fuck. Let’s just get that out of the way. A few days ago on Oct. 7, police arrested Fujimura Hideaki for violating Japanese copyright law. Why? Because he uploaded Japanese television shows on Dailymotion. This is probably the highest profile incident since Japan’s newest shitty draconian laws were put into place, and it’s only fucking Japan ... Read More »