Top 100 K-pop music videos by girl groups (2009-2022)

NOTE: Because 100 embedded YouTube videos was too much for browsers to handle, I use small thumbnails that you can click on instead to watch the videos. Here it is: The list! I’ve locked myself into the magical world of K-pop, and used the whole last month to binge-watch almost all K-pop music videos (byContinue reading “Top 100 K-pop music videos by girl groups (2009-2022)”

How was this music video made? Here’s my guess (“Pink Life” by Pink Guy)

Hi! Have you ever looked at a music video and wondered how it was made? Apparently, that’s easy to figure out. A great example of a good music video is “Pink Life” by Pink Guy (also known as Filthy Frank, also known as Joji). Let’s start with a diagram: You’ll understand later. Here’s the actualContinue reading “How was this music video made? Here’s my guess (“Pink Life” by Pink Guy)”

Second-person and third-person music (feat. You’ll Melt More!)

In the music video for “Hamidashi PARADISE” by You’ll Melt More!, you’re encouraged to take part of it like a game. You choose your favorite member, “drag” the screen to make choices, and get a unique storyline depending on it (and you’ll probably get a bad ending). It’s the most interactive music video I’ve seen:Continue reading “Second-person and third-person music (feat. You’ll Melt More!)”

I played Undertale and now I have some demands on the video game industry

Yes, I write about games now too. Get used to it. I do whatever I want! I played through Undertale, also known as the game where you get different endings depending on how many monsters you choose to kill or spare. It’s created mostly by one single person, Toby Fox, and is probably most knownContinue reading “I played Undertale and now I have some demands on the video game industry”

“Bitch Lasagna” is best song, according to critics

Don’t know the backstory? The year was 2018, and the Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie declared war against the Indian music company T-Series, who were about to pass him in having the most subscribers on YouTube. With the diss song “bitch lasagna” he proved that one single man can destroy a big corporate entity if he usesContinue reading ““Bitch Lasagna” is best song, according to critics”

My first reaction to $UICIDEBOY$

Ruby and $crim were two cousins who rapped on their own songs separately, but neither of their careers didn’t really get off before they started writing songs about their life troubles, formed a duo and started calling themselves “$UICIDEBOY$”. The group’s career started on Soundcloud in 2014, where they got a good amount of traction,Continue reading “My first reaction to $UICIDEBOY$”

Frej Larsson – korta tankar om vad som gör honom speciell

Efter att ha lyssnat igenom en massa låtar av Frej Larsson, så tänkte jag försöka förstå vad det är som gör honom ständigt aktuell och aldrig passé, vilket han i mina ögon varit under de senaste 15 åren. Vad är det som gör honom så äkta, tidlös och intressant? Frej Larssons liv är något avContinue reading “Frej Larsson – korta tankar om vad som gör honom speciell”

Mange Makers – R3UNION (recension och analys på svenska)

Mange Makers är tillbaka! Efter att ha varit borta sedan 2016 visar de sig åter i offentligheten, och har under året släppt både en dokumentärserie, några musikvideos och allra senast det nya albumet “R3UNION”. Kulturellt sett kan de påstås ha varit borta ända sedan 2011, eftersom de äntrade musikvärlden som en 2011-meme, förblev en 2011-memeContinue reading “Mange Makers – R3UNION (recension och analys på svenska)”

First Summer Uika – her music, her career and her personality

Who is First Summer Uika, you may ask? Maybe this could give you an answer: No? At first I was drawn to First Summer Uika’s quirkiness and weird behavior on stage. But I dug deeper and found other parts of her – she’s not only cool, unfiltered and funny – she’s also very professional, pragmaticContinue reading “First Summer Uika – her music, her career and her personality”

After 4 years of searching, I finally found “ロッカチェリー白書” by Rock-A-Cherry

Back in 2016, I was surfing Youtube, and found a random live video by the garage punk rock band “ROCK-A-CHERRY”. They were really cool. Just listen to this great song! Hear the sloppy guitar solo! And the lovely voice crack at 0:35! (see the video under the paragraph) I immediately loved their music and coolContinue reading “After 4 years of searching, I finally found “ロッカチェリー白書” by Rock-A-Cherry”

The endless party-hype:ing of early 2010s K-pop – featuring 2NE1

The album “Collection” by K-pop group 2NE1 is actually an album in Japanese made for the Japanese market, but at the same time it’s a pretty accurate summary of K-pop from around 2008-2012. The video “The music that defined the 2010s” claims that music from this time was hard and loud, which also seems to be trueContinue reading “The endless party-hype:ing of early 2010s K-pop – featuring 2NE1”

The timelessness of Lee Jung Hyun

Even though the album “007” by Lee Jung Hyun starts off with 3-4 loud gun shots followed by Lee Jung Hyun whispering “bad boy…”, it isn’t as unique and crazy as her earlier works. It’s great pop with great hooks (“dididididi it girl, daradada dadada, dididididi it girl…”) that’s not always instantly nice or distinct, but itContinue reading “The timelessness of Lee Jung Hyun”

Why Phil Anselmo is one of the greatest (starting at “Walk Through Exits Only” by Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals, but then covering everything else but it)

“Walk Through Exits Only” by Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals is still one of the weirdest albums I’ve heard. Confusing chaos. Totally impossible to predict what rythm or part is coming next. What I love is that this isn’t the underground album he made before he got famous, it’s the one he made atContinue reading “Why Phil Anselmo is one of the greatest (starting at “Walk Through Exits Only” by Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals, but then covering everything else but it)”

hy4_4yh – the most overly-Japanese group out there?

hy4_4yh (Hyper YoYo) is a weird group. They’re in a way like 80s rappers, but in Japan, in the 2000s, rapping mostly over Indonesian rave music (“funkot”). Or rock, or punk, or pop, or hiphop. They’re incredibly… like they are. Wearing cool hiphop hats, doing dope dances and signs, and screaming “Tickeeeee” and “Yavay!” (see footnote)Continue reading “hy4_4yh – the most overly-Japanese group out there?”

“Brokencyde Will Never Die” – a misunderstood album?

Ten years later – is it really that bad? No, it’s very good. And weird. The metal screams aren’t what’s weird, what’s weird is to use them for screaming the words “it’s boppin’ for sure”. They distort and autotune the screams, and use them in all places possible (compared to before and after this periodContinue reading ““Brokencyde Will Never Die” – a misunderstood album?”

Deep dive: Gucci Mane

Schoochie! He’s not the most well-known rapper, and he hasn’t really created any critically acclaimed masterpieces, but he kind of created the whole trap genre. He may sound similar to many others in the genre today, but in the early 00s he was quite unique. Not even “Trap Musik” by T.I., known for being theContinue reading “Deep dive: Gucci Mane”

Sugar-sweet rock with SCANDAL on “Honey”

“Honey” is a rock album with introspective and emotional lyrics, sometimes bordering to punk and sometimes to balads. Soundwise they have ditched most of their pop influences, but it’s still present in their choruses, with guitarist Mami Sasazaki giving the album a lot of hit quality with her catchy lead melodies. All together the fourContinue reading “Sugar-sweet rock with SCANDAL on “Honey””