Song Review: OFFICIAL HIGE DANdism – White Noise

After a near flawless run between 2019 and 2020, my personal enjoyment of Higedan's releases kind of came to a standstill. Sure the group were releasing some pretty great stuff but few, if any of it really connected with me as much as their prior efforts. And while last years pretty great Subtitle did much … Continue reading Song Review: OFFICIAL HIGE DANdism – White Noise

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SONG REVIEW: NewJeans – OMG

As the complete musical antithesis to many of the ever-present sounds of the k-pop landscape, NewJean's sudden debut and almost instantaneous growth remains a welcome surprise. Their sheer vitality and magnitude of success however remains utterly insane regardless, with each single almost always dominating the charts. And much like everyone else, I wasn't immune to … Continue reading SONG REVIEW: NewJeans – OMG

SONG REVIEW: Rie (OnlyOneOf) – Because

Though I would have loved to see a full group comeback from them after January's Skinz, OnlyOneOf's Underground Idol project has been remarkably solid. Bar Junji's middling Be Mine, both Yoojung's Begin and KB's Be Free have served as 2022 standouts, targeting my musical sweet spots whilst also working as great expansions of the groups … Continue reading SONG REVIEW: Rie (OnlyOneOf) – Because