2022 K-pop Roundup (July – August)

aespa - Girls A mammoth SMP-style throwback from one of Korea's biggest and most popular groups, Girls reaches back to the SM sounds of old to create one of the years most magnetic singles. Endlessly creative and consistently thrilling, Girls stands as the groups most vocally exciting and instrumentally bombastic track yet, harnessing their many … Continue reading 2022 K-pop Roundup (July – August)



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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqnmcU4kCTQ 49. TWICE … Continue reading The Top 75 Best K-Pop B-sides of 2021 (50 – 26)