Every 10/10 of the Past Five Years (2017 – 2021)

As someone who’s kind of bored with the state of music right now, I’ve spent most of time either going back and listening to some of my favourite songs of all time or, at least according to last.fm, Taylor Swift (I know I know). And though I never really thought to really put all my favourite tracks together into a post, I was inspired by 108ent’s most recent post to actually give it a shot.

Now I know that I’m not the most harsh of reviewers and the length of this list follows such a notion. It’s quite long (63 songs to be exact) but highlights songs that I truly consider perfect. And yes it’s all subjective in the end but if I were to distill my music taste into a group of modern day tracks, I think these would perfectly fit the bill. And this time, rather than jus took at singles, I’m taking into consideration both singles and b-sides for maximum content. I’ve grouped the songs by release year and then alphabetically so the ordering here doesn’t matter at all. And alongside those tracks that made the list, I’ve got a number of tracks that are *just* on the edge. Songs that I adore but just aren’t there for me to consider them a perfect 10.

So get ready to scroll (and scroll) and hopefully you might end up enjoying some of these songs as much as I do!


2017

On the Edge: Kis-My-f2 – Red Fruit // Kis-My-ft2 – Even Now, There Are Endless Dreams // Produce 101 s2- It’s Me (Pick Me!) // Snuper – Back:Hug // Taeyeon – Time Lapse // UP10TION – Going Crazy


BTS – Spring Day


GFRIEND – Fingertip


Kis-My-Ft2 – Dream On


Kis-My-Ft2 – Tonight


NEWS – Black Fire


NEWS – EMMA


SEVENTEEN – Don’t Wanna Cry


Snuper – The Star of Stars (review)


Wanna One – Energetic


2018

On the Edge: April – Oh My Mistake // fromis_9 – Love Bomb // INFINITE – Begin Again / Wind // SHINee – Good Evening // SF9 – Now or Never


AKB48 – Sentimental Train


Daichi Miura – Be Myself


EXO – Gravity


Golden Child – Lady


King & Prince – Cinderella Girl


Kis-My-Ft2 – Break The Chains


Kis-My-Ft2 – Freeze


Masaki Suda – Sayonara Elegy


Nissy – The Eternal Live


OH MY GIRL – Secret Garden


ONF – Complete


RAINZ – Open Ur Heart


Sunmi – Heroine


WJSN – I-YAH


Yoshiki – Red Swan (feat. Hyde)


2019

On the edge: ATEEZ – Wave // JBJ95 – Spark // Golden Child – Lately / She’s My Girl // Kis-My-ft2 – Edge of Days // Shuta Sueyoshi – I’m Your Owner // Stray Kids – Side Effects // The Rampage – Swag & Pride // TXT – Crown


ATEEZ – Utopia


ATEEZ – Wonderland


BTS – Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)


Centimillimental – Kizuato


Dreamcatcher – Silent Night


Hey! Say! JUMP – Beast and Rose

*Click image for mv (it’s pretty low quality though)


KNK – Sunset


Given Soundtrack – Fuyu no hanashi


GOT7 – You Calling My Name


JBJ95 – Hey, Summer (review)


NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven


NCT 127 – Superhuman


NU’EST – Stay Up All Night


Official HIGE DANdism – Yesterday


Stray Kids – MIROH


TXT – Run Away (9 and Three Quarters)


2020

On the edge: Apink – Dumhdurum ATEEZ – Answer // Dreamcatcher – Scream // Drippin – Overdrive // GFRIEND – Labyrinth / Mago // Miyavi – Heaven is a place on earth // ONF – New World // SixTONES – Imitation Rain // The Boyz – The Stealer


A.C.E – Favorite Boys (Original review)


Everglow – La Di Da (Original review)


Fantastics – High Fever


Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Rising Soul


King & Prince – Mazy Night (Original review)


Official HIGE DANdism – Laughter (original review)


Sexy Zone – Run (Original Review)


Sunmi – pporappippam (Original review)


Taemin – Criminal (Original review)


TXT – Blue Hour (original / updated review) / Ghosting (original / updated review) / Wishlist (review)


2021

On the edge: Golden Child – Fanfare // Hikaru Utada – One Last Kiss // Lucy – Stove // ONF – My Genesis (Übermensch) // SHINee – CØDE // SEVENTEEN – Anyone // Shinsei Kamattechan – My War // TXT – LO$ER LOVER


ATEEZ – Take Me Home (Original review)


Brave Girls – After We Ride (Original review)


DRIPPIN – Reach Out Your Hands


Fantastics – Stop For Nothing (Original Review)


Golden Child – Breathe (review) / Burn It (Original review)


JO1 – Born To Be Wild


ONF – Beautiful Beautiful (Original Review)


SHINee – Atlantis (Original review)


SHINee – I Really Want You (Original review)


TXT – 0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) (feat. Seori) (Original review)

3 thoughts on “Every 10/10 of the Past Five Years (2017 – 2021)

  1. So glad my feature inspired you Arpydarpy, thanks for the shout-out!

    It is crazy that despite our tastes in music being so similar, we only have two 10s in common from this period (Sunmi’s Heroine and Snuper’s Star of Stars), but all these songs are like 9.25 to nearly 10s for me. So many fantastic songs.

    Also, after hearing Be Myself in this post… I have put it as an almost 10. It is still so fantastic!

    Great post!

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