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 super-charming, whichContinue reading “Jisoo is the most attractive K-pop singer”

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

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)”

Rebellious trap metal artist $ATSUKI is back with an album about Jesus

Six months ago, the Korean rapper $ATSUKI made music like this (read more about $ATSUKI’s old music here): Now she’s like this: Smiling, happy and practicing religion directly on her Instagram account! What happened? What happened to $ATSUKI’s extreme trap metal aesthetic and music? She found Jesus. When I heard the news, I got afraidContinue reading “Rebellious trap metal artist $ATSUKI is back with an album about Jesus”

$ATSUKI

Hey! Watch this Korean rapper: Her name is $ATSUKI, and she is pretty extreme. For example, on her song “이랴이랴!” she shouts “I am a boss and you are a slut! you suckin another dick. bitch i’m boss you are a slut!”, and it’s almost impossible to count how many times she says “shibal” (“씨발”,Continue reading “$ATSUKI”

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”

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

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 powerful eurotechno-pop. Overall less video/image niceness seems toContinue reading “A quick look at “I ❤ Natural" by Lee Jung Hyun (2002)”

Listening to Lee Jung Hyun’s nameless second album (“II”? “Peace”? “Nuh?”)

This album from 2000 by the K-pop legend Lee Jung Hyun is so conceptional and still it doesn’t have a clear concept. Because there’s too many of them. And what is the album called? “Peace”? “Lee Jung Hyun II?” “Nuh”? I don’t know. Listen to the whole album on Youtube! The song “너” (“Nuh”) has an “Egypt”Continue reading “Listening to Lee Jung Hyun’s nameless second album (“II”? “Peace”? “Nuh?”)”

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 everyone, whyContinue reading “Hyuna IS cool, no matter what her EP says (Hyuna – I’m Not Cool)”

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’tContinue reading “Throwback: Baby VOX”

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, she shines for real when she sings.Continue reading “Tier 4 – four streamers get massive critique and make a new video”