Rapid(ish) Reviews, October 2017: BTOB, GOT7, TWICE, SF9, and More

Fall is one of the best times for K-pop because pretty much everyone makes a comeback. Like September, October saw the rise of some of the most talked about boy groups – who all delivered quality music. And though there was little to no activity on the girl group front, TWICE swooped in at theContinue reading “Rapid(ish) Reviews, October 2017: BTOB, GOT7, TWICE, SF9, and More”

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””

Rapid(ish) Reviews, September 2017: B1A4, B.A.P., GFriend, and More

August was hectic, and October and November are shaping up to be just as wild.  So September provided a nice little breather!  Things were on the lighter side, but there were still plenty of comebacks to enjoy. I’ll admit I spent most of my time fangirling over EXO and BTS, but some of my otherContinue reading “Rapid(ish) Reviews, September 2017: B1A4, B.A.P., GFriend, and More”

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””

Rapid(ish) Reviews: August 2017 ROOKIE EDITION (NCT Dream, Momoland, Golden Child, and more)

I feel like I’m always mentioning the large amounts of music released every month, but August was something else.  There were so many artists that I had to make three different posts!!!  Now you can see why I’ve decided to consolidate my reviews in the long run. I already covered a lot of rookies inContinue reading “Rapid(ish) Reviews: August 2017 ROOKIE EDITION (NCT Dream, Momoland, Golden Child, and more)”

Rapid(ish) Reviews: August 2017, PRODUCE 101 EDITION (Pristin, Weki Meki, Samuel, and More)

August was the magic month for Produce 101 reunions. Wanna One arrived on the scene, almost half of I.O.I. returned in their new groups, and alumni from both seasons either released new music or made their debut.  Who would have thought that this show would help jump start the careers of so many young idols?  Let’s lookContinue reading “Rapid(ish) Reviews: August 2017, PRODUCE 101 EDITION (Pristin, Weki Meki, Samuel, and More)”

Rapid(ish) Reviews: August 2017 (GFriend, Sunmi, Winner, and more)

Frequent readers of my blog will know I started out mainly writing reviews of K-POP’s latest releases.  I still really enjoy doing those, but they’re super time-consuming.  On average, it takes me about two days to do all the research, make GIFs, and actually write the review…and that’s when I’m focused! If I did that forContinue reading “Rapid(ish) Reviews: August 2017 (GFriend, Sunmi, Winner, and more)”

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””

SNSD Comeback Review: “Holiday” and “All Night”

These are turbulent times for K-pop’s second generation, especially for female idols. In the past year, we’ve seen so many iconic girl groups disband: Kara, 4minute, 2NE1, Wonder Girls, and my personal favorite Sistar (*sobs*).  With all these unexpected goodbyes, it’s kind of a miracle Girls’ Generation made it to the ten year mark.  TheContinue reading “SNSD Comeback Review: “Holiday” and “All Night””