Jun 30, 2015

Nugu Boy Group Combined Comeback Post Part 1 (MYNAME, History, Halo)

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There have been a lot of comebacks these past few months that I haven't had time to write full reviews about but still wanted to include somehow. Most prominently has it been the somewhat unfamiliar boy groups that have dominated May and June, but of course in the background, and I wanted to give these groups a chance in winning me over because I need some fresh material to get stuck on.

Jun 27, 2015

Glorious Photoshoots - June Round-Up

It's a summery edition for this month's round-up, and I'm in love with all the beautiful scenery and vibrant colors surrounding the beautiful stars featured in the post. Let's start off with this wonderful shoot with f(x)'s Sulli for Cosmopolitan. What a goddess she is!

Jun 26, 2015

What Is A Bias And How Do You Find One?

4Minute - Crazy

Bias is a word I was vaguely familiar with before I got into K-pop three years ago, but not in the way I use it today. Ultimately, being biased towards a person, group, object or whatever is leaning more towards their side not because they're always better but because you decided they are. In that case, having a bias means you're biased towards a person and think they're superior in all aspects, or to put it really simply: your favorite member of an idol group.

Jun 25, 2015

TBT - 2PM's "Heartbeat"

Released: November 11, 2009

2PM have had their fair square of hit songs, but this one might just be my favorite one. I'm aware that it's perhaps a bit too over-dramatic to be taken seriously, but the song is still pretty damn good and the dance that comes with it is just as iconic. 2009 was truly the year of 2PM, and no matter how well they do now this will always, in my opinion, represent them at their peak.

Jun 24, 2015

Kara's "Cupid" Is Sugar Without Sweetness

KARA - In Love

A year after making their grand comeback onto the scene as four members, Kara are back to show us they're still in the game. "Mamma Mia" was one of the highlights of last year, and possible my favorite comeback of the year too, so to say my expectations were anything but sky high for "Cupid" would be lying. Now I've seen what they can do and how they still work even after loosing two members, and in my head it was a no-brainier they would soon return to the top. After watching the MV for "Cupid" though, I wasn't so sure anymore.

Jun 23, 2015

SHINee Comes Back With 4th Album "Odd", And It's Glorious

SHINee - Odd

All I can say right now is: MY BABIES. As you may or may not know already; SHINee is my ultimate male bias group and I have been dying for them to make a comeback soon. I wasn't really a huge fan of the songs on "Everybody" apart from "Symptoms", but their 2013 year was still one of their absolute best thanks to the amazing "Misconceptions" albums. Now it's been one year and a half since their last comeback and they've released their fourth full album titled "Odd" which is a real treat for long-time SHINee fans.

Jun 22, 2015

"27" Makes A Refined Comeback For Kim Sunggyu

As you may or may not know Sunggyu is my absolute favorite member of Infinite, and also one of my main biases overall. I've always liked him not only for his wonderful personality and many talents, but because of his flawless music taste. Sunggyu's love for Nell is one that I share, and that love is reflected immensely in his solo work. His first solo album "Another Me" was amazing, and much thanks to the involvement of Nell frontman and main composer Kim Jong Wan. For that reason it was truly exciting to hear he would be the brain behind this one too.

Jun 21, 2015

Video of the Week #7

SHINee Performing "Odd Eye" On This Week's M!Countdown

SHINee has been killing it every performance of "View" this promotion cycle, and have proven themselves once again to be on top of the game when it comes to both live singing and dancing. Unfortunately they are already rounding up their promotions (thanks SM), so for their M!Countdown goodbye stage they performed one of my favorites from the album: "Odd Eye".

While I love the song it wasn't solely for that reason I wanted to post this video, but because of Key and Taemin who are giving me life with their performances. This kind of dark, mysterious thing they've got going on suits them like nothing else, and I'm in love with their styling. They should always have jet black hair and shaved sides. Now that's eye candy.

I mean, seriously? Are you trying to kill me?

Jun 18, 2015

TBT - AOA's "Get Out"

Released: October 9, 2012

This is probably my favorite AOA song still to this date, and although I liked their recent "Like A Cat" a lot it doesn't change my opinion that Brave Brothers was the worst thing that could have happened to them. Back in 2012 they had an original concept and a uniqueness being the first female idol band (at least AOA Black), and I desperately miss those days even though they're wonderful right now too.

Jun 14, 2015

A Tale Of Three Debuts: Romeo, Monsta X And N.Flying

This spring has been, arguably, dominated by girl groups, both new ones and seasoned. I have been loving all the debuts and comebacks by some of my favorite girls, but to say I haven't missed a bit of testosterone on the stage. However as spring started turning into summer, more boy groups started to enter the scene, and before the summer of girl group comebacks begin I wanted to highlight some of the rookie boy groups that have debuted the last couple of months: Romeo, Monsta X and N.Flying. 

Jun 7, 2015

Video(s) of the Week #6

BTS Singing Live On MBC's "Picnic"

Yet again a couple of performances from this program is being featured (and trust me there are more to come), but I love hearing my favorites sing their tracks with the help of a live band. BTS always perform well live, but these performances of two of my favorite songs blew me away.


I Need U

Jun 5, 2015

Seventeen FINALLY Debuts With "Adore You"

FINALLY. It's only been like three years or so. No biggie. Seriously though, when I got into K-pop back in 2012 I heard about these guys. They've literally been on everyone's radar for years and years and we've seen trainees come and go like the wind, but finally the 13 (!!) members of Seventeen are here, and it's a glorious time indeed.

Jun 3, 2015

BTS' "The Happiest Moment In Life, Part 1" Is Just That

Bangtan Boys - In The Mood For Love Pt.1

This review is long overdue, I know, but this past few weeks have been so busy and I just haven't had the time to sit down and write this review. Currently it's a little more than a week until I graduate and now that my grades have been finalized I will have time to start posting normally again.

Anyhow, BTS recently came back with a new album "The Happiest Moment In Life, Part 1" and title track "I Need U", for which I wrote a review and later more of a rant. As unaffected as I was by their 2014 release "Dark & Wild" it made me have much higher expectations for this mini, and thankfully I was not let down.