Candy Jelly Hate – understanding k-pop business decisions

It doesn’t matter what the situation is, everybody’s got an opinion about how k-pop agencies should run their artists.  Surely with such a wealth of business knowledge coming from both Korean and international netizens, it’s a wonder that any k-pop agencies ever lose money and have misfortunes at all!  If only k-pop agencies took heed of the plethora of free advice and popular opinion out there on the Internet, nobody in k-pop need ever fail at anything ever again!


So why do k-pop agencies continue to act like they know what’s in their own best interests?  Why don’t they just listen to us and do what we want?  Read on as Kpopalypse demystifies the mystical mysteries of some of k-pop’s more mysterious business decisions!

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Honourable and dishonourable mentions for 2012

In my continuing quest to document songs that did and did not suck from previous years in k-pop, please enjoy this list of honourable and dishonourable mentions for 2012!


These were songs that I thought were either very good or very bad, but not good or bad enough to make it onto my official best or worst lists for 2012.  These are listed in alphabetical order, and are feature tracks only.  Enjoy (or not)!

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The Crayon Pop Twins Identification Test

Avid k-pop fans are having the trouble telling the difference between Crayon Pop’s twins, Choa and Way.  Kpopalypse is here to help!


There are already several helpful guides available online to assist Crayon Pop fans to tell the difference between these two girls, so a simple websearch should give you all that you need to tell Choa and Way apart under normal circumstances.  But what about those more unusual circumstances in life where the distinction may not be immediately obvious, but where it might still be important to be able to differentiate between the two girls?  Read on for a helpful list of questions and answers that I’ve prepared, which will help you and the people you love differentiate Choa and Way in those crucial important times of need!

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An introduction to k-pop music genres

Have you ever wondered what the fuck music reviewers are talking about when they discuss music genres in k-pop?  When is a piece of music one genre and not another?  Are these writers and journalists just pulling these music terms out of their ass or what?  It seems that many of you in fact wonder a lot about different music genres because I get questions all the time about it.  Of course, you could look the answers up on Wikipedia if you wanted, but what Wikipedia won’t give you is the k-pop connection and k-pop music examples.  That’s where Kpopalypse comes in!  If you’ve ever wondered about how to tell your pop from your rock, your ska from your reggae and your hip from your hop, then this is the post for you!

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