Quickie Catchup Reviews: AB6IX, Berry Good, E’last, GFRIEND, Mamamoo, Monsta X, Park Jihoon, Taemin, TREASURE, TXT, XIA

Oh boy it's been a while hasn't it. I really don't want to keep taking these really long breaks but University exam season is in full swing down under and as a result, the time I can afford to spare on reviewing the latest kpop releases has shrunk massively. So, here is a jam packed … Continue reading Quickie Catchup Reviews: AB6IX, Berry Good, E’last, GFRIEND, Mamamoo, Monsta X, Park Jihoon, Taemin, TREASURE, TXT, XIA

Quickie Catchup Reviews: 1TEAM, 1THE9, ENOi, Hyolyn, Lucy, Saturday, Wonho, Yi Saebom

1TEAM - ULLAELI KKOLLAELI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2QesBxZbx4 A wonderfully fun track that utilised its punchy rock guitar to great effect, ULLAELI KKOLLAELI helped beef up 1TEAM's rather languid and generic discography. And while it's use of vocal effects and autotune hinder it from being a total standout, it's hard to not get won over by its charms … Continue reading Quickie Catchup Reviews: 1TEAM, 1THE9, ENOi, Hyolyn, Lucy, Saturday, Wonho, Yi Saebom

Quickie Catchup Reviews: AleXa, Dongkiz I:KAN, Great Guys, HYO, Jeong Eunji, Jeong Sewoon, Pink Fantasy, Yukika

AleXa - Villian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGA4F5WOXOs Most of AleXa's work has adhered to the staple girl crush sound with loud clatter trap backing tracks and even louder drops that sacrifice enjoyable melodic refrains for often underwhelming drops with incredibly cringeworthy hooks. Villian is the biggest offender of this sound adhering very heavily to most of what made … Continue reading Quickie Catchup Reviews: AleXa, Dongkiz I:KAN, Great Guys, HYO, Jeong Eunji, Jeong Sewoon, Pink Fantasy, Yukika

Quickie Catchup Reviews: A.C.E, Aweek, Bang Yedam, Ha Sungwoon, IU, Momoland, N.Flying, Super Junior K.R.Y, Victon,

A.C.E - Stand By You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWLiDxXTFlc After a year that saw them release both their best and worst singles, A.C.E have finally made their mark in 2020 with the powerful balladry of Stand By You. While I would usually discount tracks such as this, Stand By You is a ballad that manages to hold its … Continue reading Quickie Catchup Reviews: A.C.E, Aweek, Bang Yedam, Ha Sungwoon, IU, Momoland, N.Flying, Super Junior K.R.Y, Victon,

Quickie Catchup Reviews: 2Z, Bol4, Fanatics, IU, Moon Jong up, Natty, Taeyeon

2Z (TuZi) - Doctor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JipujX1_8aQ A fun little early 2000's rock throwback, rookie idol rock group 2Z's sophomore effort Doctor is a vast improvement over their debut. While the energetic verses are enjoyable, it's that soaring anthemic hook that really gets it over the line. It's nostalgic in the best way possible, though the rest … Continue reading Quickie Catchup Reviews: 2Z, Bol4, Fanatics, IU, Moon Jong up, Natty, Taeyeon

Quickie Catchup Reviews: 3YE, AB6IX, ELRIS, Henry,TWICE, Spectrum, UNVS

3YE - Queen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWOtN5B8PnU The entire first half of this song is as near perfect as modern k-pop can get. Heavily recalling everything great about 2NE1's imperial phase, Queen rides on an incredibly potent electro bounce that's made even better by the attitude infused delivery of the groups members. The trance influenced hook is also … Continue reading Quickie Catchup Reviews: 3YE, AB6IX, ELRIS, Henry,TWICE, Spectrum, UNVS