Though perfectly serviceable and quite pleasant, Seventeen's Darl+ing didn't last as long as would have expected on my playlist. It's promising instrumental shifts excited initially but became more and more tiresome as the listens added up. As such, I didn't quite know what to expect from new single HOT. SEVENTEEN's music has become much more … Continue reading SONG REVIEW: SEVENTEEN – HOT


As the umpteenth group to embrace a western push with an English single since BTS' hit it big with Dynamite, SEVENTEEN have gifted fans with the pleasant Darl+ing. As a pre-release for their upcoming comeback, it's a satisfying if rather underwhelming single that fortunately maintains Seventeen's trademark sound but fails to reach its potential. Produced … Continue reading SONG REVIEW: SEVENTEEN – Darl+ing

The Top 75 Best K-Pop B-sides of 2021 (50 – 26)

(Every song from here onwards is better than anything I've this year and that's a fact) 75 - 51 50. Sunmi - Narcissism A track that felt like a sonic sequel to 2020's masterful pporappippam, Narcissism builds tension during its atmospheric verses to make that stunning chorus feel all the more impactful. 49. TWICE … Continue reading The Top 75 Best K-Pop B-sides of 2021 (50 – 26)