Nov 182014

Hey y’all! This week I’m going back to an “old” group (old being relative since it’s still been less than a year since their debut), GOT7. This is their third comeback since January of this year, and this time, it’s a full album. I honestly can’t remember the last time a group put out so many releases in their first year. I wasn’t a huge fan of Girls Girls Girls, but I am a fan of the group’s overall work. So without further ado, let’s take a look at GOT7’s new single, Stop, Stop It (하지하지마).

got7 identity cover

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Nov 112014

Hey y’all! Today, I’ll be reviewing a pre-debut single from a group I’m pretty excited about. Woolim Entertainment has great groups like Nell, Infinite and Tasty, but until now, they have not had a girl group. I’m a huge fan of Woolim’s other groups, so I’m really excited to see what they do with this group. Now keep in mind that this is not their official debut (that comes out next week), but as a pre-debut single, it’s a pretty good way for them to showcase their talents. So let’s take a look at Lovelyz’s song, Good Night Like Yesterday. 

lovelyz girls' invasion cover

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Nov 072014

Echo - gumi english

As a rule, I don’t click on any English Vocaloid songs with high expectations. Usually, the majority of them are either covers of existing English songs or not produced in anywhere near as good quality as Japanese Vocaloid songs. After Hatsune Miku’s English voicebank tried to appeal to the U.S. crowd with Sharing the World on David Letterman, I was pretty much through with them entirely. Curiosity got the better of me when I noticed that my favorite, GUMI, had a song that ranked Niconico Best #1 for a few days. GUMI’s English V3 voicebank did have the popular Cyber Thunder Cider release, but the  vocals were too fast and the pronunciation near indistinguishable. Echo, however, makes it to one of the few English Vocaloid songs I have no problem listening to on repeat.

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Nov 042014

Hey y’all! Don’t laugh at this group’s name-I’m not entirely sure what it’s supposed to mean. A week or two ago, a new 3-person girl group debuted. That group is Purfles. They’re from a rather small entertainment company called Crescendo Music. This company is so small, in fact, that they don’t have their own Wikipedia page (but they are mentioned on LOEN Entertainment’s page as an independent label associated with LOEN). Still, these girls don’t need a huge entertainment company to back them. I’d say they’re doing pretty well as they are. So without further ado, let’s take a look at Purfles’s debut song, 1, 2, 3.

purfles 123 cover

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Oct 292014

Hey y’all! This week, I’m doing a special Halloween-themed review. There are a few k-pop songs that have dark, creepy concepts, but no one does them quite as well as VIXX. They’ve had several songs on with dark or fantastical elements, but the best one for the occasion would have to be a single from about a year ago. So without any further delay, let’s take a look at Voodoo Doll!

vixx voodoo cover

(WARNING: This music video involves body horror and gore, so view at your own discretion!)

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Oct 212014

Hey, y’all! This week, I’m reviewing a new duo that made its first appearance on K-pop Star Three. ALMENG, who made it to the top four but didn’t win, was signed by YNB Entertainment (who doesn’t even have their own wikipedia page). ALMENG is made up of Lee Haeyong and Choi Rin, and their music seems to have a rap feel to it, from this one song, at least. Let’s take a look at their debut song, Phone in Love.

almeng composing of love cover

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