Dec 162014
 

Hey y’all! It’s Christmas! Well, according to K-pop it is. K-pop entertainment companies started releasing their Christmas singles as early as December 3rd. This week, I’ll be reviewing Starship Planet’s Love Is You. You’ll have to bear with me, because I’m not familiar with many of the people at this entertainment company, so I don’t know everyone by name.

I know Sistar, K.Will, and Jooyoung (from my last review), and I can assume that all the younger, prettier boys are in Boyfriend, but I can’t tell them apart. Mad Clown, and Junggigo, I figured out through process of elimination, so I guess the only people I don’t really know by name are the members of Boyfriend. That being said, let’s take a look at Love Is You.

starship planet love is you cover

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Dec 022014
 

Hey y’all! Today, I’ll be looking at a duet song with two of the nicest singers in k-pop. Sub-units and collaborations are huge in k-pop right now, and Hyolyn (sometimes romanized as Hyorin) and Jooyoung have recently come out with a beautiful ballad. This will probably be my last review before Christmas-style songs start getting released, so without further ado, let’s take a look at Erase!

hyolyn x jooyoung erase cover

 

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Nov 292014
 

Hey y’all! Hope you had a happy holiday. This week, I’ll be looking at an old favorite group of mine who have recently come back with a whole new concept. Out of their main singles for albums and mini-albums, Apink has never really had a break-up song. All their songs have been about love, with lots of bright colors and pastels, but most of all, a lot of pink. Now, they have a slightly more mature concept (while still keeping some of their cutesy aspects), with a bittersweet break-up song. Let’s take a look at Apink’s latest single, Luv!

apink pink luv cover

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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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