November Updates: NCT Profile+ End of the Year Plans

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I realize that many people who read this blog aren’t actually from the United States, but I think that taking a moment to be grateful is something we can all relate to.  I have a lot to be thankful for this year both personally and professionally, but here on this blog I’mContinue reading “November Updates: NCT Profile+ End of the Year Plans”

NU’EST W Comeback Review: “Where You At”

It’s been quite a year for NU’EST.  Though they started 2017 on the verge of disbandment, they’re ending it more popular than ever before. They saw joining Produce 101 as a last-ditch effort, but in reality the show brought them more love and attention than they could have ever expected.  With Minhyun in Wanna One, manyContinue reading “NU’EST W Comeback Review: “Where You At””

That’s Right My Type: An Appreciation Post for NU’EST’s JR

October has been all about the rise of NU’EST W, from topping charts to getting their first ever music show win after five long years. They even got nominated for Best Male Group at the MAMAs this year! (I don’t think they’ll win, but wouldn’t that be nice?) If 2017 in K-Pop has proven anything,Continue reading “That’s Right My Type: An Appreciation Post for NU’EST’s JR”

BTS Comeback Review: “DNA”

BTS is the group to beat right now.  After exploding in popularity last year, they’ve continued to achieve new heights both in their home country and the international K-Pop market.  There’s been so much buzz around them lately, from their Billboard award to their associations with popular Western artists like The Chainsmokers. The problem with massive popularity,Continue reading “BTS Comeback Review: “DNA””

EXO Comeback Review: “Power”

EXO is going all in on their superpower idea, and my not-so-inner geek is absolutely loving it. Aside from “Mama,” most references to their debut concept have been pretty subtle. Music videos like “Lucky One” and “Ko Ko Bop” were more on the artsy side, hinting at their elemental abilities through cool visual techniques. SoContinue reading “EXO Comeback Review: “Power””

Wanna One Debut Review: “Energetic” and “Burn it Up”

It’s hard to believe there was a time people scoffed at the idea of a male Produce 101.  But even for the less skeptical, Wanna One has had an astounding amount of success. They literally dominated August, from charts to music shows to even variety show viewership ratings.  I did a profile on them, and myContinue reading “Wanna One Debut Review: “Energetic” and “Burn it Up””

Group Profile Update – Wanna One added!

Hi again! I want to apologize to frequent visitors for the lack of activity on this blog – this summer’s been a busy one! I have a lot of different posts in the works, but I still have to edit most of them.  In the meantime, I’ve been working on building up my Group ProfileContinue reading “Group Profile Update – Wanna One added!”

VIXX Comeback Review: “Shangri-La”

Concepts are very big in K-pop, but they can also be very tricky.  Rookie groups often struggle to find one that works, and veteran groups might consider them limiting. Vixx, however, has turned concepts into their greatest asset. Part of their popularity comes from their ability to bring their ideas to life. The concept is the foundation ofContinue reading “VIXX Comeback Review: “Shangri-La””

SF9 Comeback Review: “Easy Love”

I’ve mentioned before that my main focus with SF9 is (or was) their dancing, because they’ve been pushed as FNC’s first male dance group. As long as their choreography is great, I was satisfied – I didn’t mind if other elements weren’t as interesting.  But SF9 is pushing themselves, and “Easy Love” shows that they’reContinue reading “SF9 Comeback Review: “Easy Love””

Teen Top Comeback Review: “Love Is”

Teen Top was actually the first group from the second generation (or is it third?) that I checked out. They motivated me to venture outside of the currently trending groups and really check out all the artists K-pop had to offer.  It sounds cheesy, but if it weren’t for them I might be a veryContinue reading “Teen Top Comeback Review: “Love Is””