Tier 4 – four streamers get massive critique and make a new video

In the spring of 2020, Korean Twitch streamers HAchubby, Jinnytty, Yuggie_TV and Yunicorn19 came together to form a k-pop group. HAchubby being the most charismatic of the four, and while it comes in weird and humorous forms on her Twitch channel, like overly-cute personas, bad English and memes, sh […]

Throwback: Baby VOX

Baby VOX was a cool group. They made a lot of hiphop influenced pop, not too unusual for a K-pop group in the 90s, and were more musically edgy and eclectic than many of their Western counterparts. At first they were promoted as a Korean version of Spice Girls, but according to Wikipedia people wasn […]

Kaachi – K-pop from Europe

Is it K-pop? Or European-pop? What is it?? Short explanation: No, Kaachi isn’t from Korea, but they still make K-pop, and for this they got a ridiculous amount of criticism. What is K-pop? “Pop music from Korea”? Way too simple. The Japanese group NiziU is categorized as J-pop but since they d […]

Hyuna IS cool, no matter what her EP says (Hyuna – I’m Not Cool)

HyunA just released her new EP “I’m Not Cool”, and I must clarify that she IS cool, no matter what she says. She’s so cool I don’t feel the need to cover up my excitement for her with intellectuality (just look at 1:06 and tell me you don’t love her). She seems to have this effect on eve […]

A quick look at “I <3 Natural” by Lee Jung Hyun (2002)

“I ? Natural” is one of the more straightforward and clear albums from the legendary K-pop star Lee Jung Hyun. Even though the unclear “wildlife” theme confuses a bit. Everything’s either brown or toned-down, which doesn’t at all align with the music, that is her usual colorful and power […]

The mystery of Lee Jung Hyun’s “pinky mic”

It’s time to talk about Lee Jung Hyun’s “pinky mic“. A great mic. But has she ever used it? It’s obviously a stage prop, but in the small extent it is spoken about on the internet, it’s spoken about like it’s a real mic. So, is it real? Is it fake? Is it partly realfake? It really does […]

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’ […]

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, whi […]

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 vid […]

What makes K-pop music videos so great? Here’s the answer!

How come K-pop music videos are so great? This question has boggled scientists (me) for years (about a month), and to find the answer I decided to dig deep. During an intense month I watched all music videos by over 100 K-pop girl groups (around a third of all of them, according to the K-pop databas […]

Jisoo is the most attractive K-pop singer

A short background if you don’t know who Jisoo is: BLACKPINK is the world’s biggest girl group and Jisoo is one of their four members. She’s talented and wholesome and when such a person gets to influence the world through fame we must celebrate it, and that’s why I write this!! Jisoo is sup […]

Red Velvet’s songs confuse people until they love them

People really thought “Zimzalabim” by Red Velvet was a bad song when it came out. Even though it’s a great song! Isn’t that incredibly insane and weird?? That’s because with every new song, Red Velvet goes outside their comfort-zone to make innovative stuff, which makes people not understa […]

The day Girls’ Generation and David Letterman met (and what it says about music)

I watched so many K-pop music videos this winter, on a mission to learn how they can be so captivating and awesome. It was fun. And then I thought: Why not watch the rest of the world’s music videos too? I started doing that, but… I quickly learned that, for some reason, the Western mindset of […]

Top 5 JISOO teaser videos

There seems to be only 5 of them, and I wanted to give them a proper and honest ranking! But mostly I made this post because I wanted to talk very briefly about the hype for BLACKPINK’s new song. The k-pop group has been posting teasers and trailers for a week now to create anticipation for their […]

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

This is the definitive, and absolutely objective, list of which K-pop girl group songs I personally like the most. To make this list I spent huge loads of time listening to all sorts of K-pop EP:s, albums and singles, which gave me a lot of insights about timelessness, trends and greatness in music, […]

Additional thoughts about Red Velvet

8 months ago I said some things the K-pop group Red Velvet, and now I need to say some more things about the K-pop group Red Velvet. Last time I talked about how innovative they are, how nice Wendy seems to be, and how mysterious and paranormal Irene seems to be after I've watched funny compilation […]