Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 9/11/2015

It’s time for this week’s Kpopalypse roundup!

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NEW RELEASES 9/11/2015

Brown Eyed Girls – Warm Hole

This is the typical kind of stuff that Gain does solo, when her group does it instead it’s not any more interesting.  The concept is great though, similar to Stellar’s (much better) “Vibrato” – now watch Brown Eyed Girls get away scot-free with exactly the same type of imagery and message that Stellar got criticised for.

Brown Eyed Girls – Brave New World

This rips off a specific disco song, I can’t remember which one (no, it’s not Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough“, there’s another one that sounds even closer to this).  A decent chorus makes this song the best thing BEG have done since “Abracadabra“, but then that’s not as much of a compliment as it might seem as I haven’t liked anything of theirs since then at all.  Gosh they look great though.

Rania – Demonstrate

Rania have new members but return to their original Teddy Riley sound of “Dr Feelgood“.  That’s precisely why I can’t get into it – both songs sound great at first but by the end of them you’re over it due to the general repetition in the backings.  Only the intro and ending are good here.

Romeo – Target

This song sounded fantastic and until about 0:52 I was in love with this, it was sounding like top 10 song of the year material.  Then the vocals started and it ruined everything, the vocal melodies are just woeful and all the cool stuff in the intro vanishes into the deep background, swamped by non-stop layers of vocal cheese.  What a complete waste of a great backing track.

Dean & Zico – Pour Up

I refuse to spell “Dean” with the stupid characters they do because that’s just lame.  Anyway this is the type of garbage Jay Park usually does.

Jay Park ft Okasian – You Know

Speaking of which, Jay Park’s song isn’t great either but it’s actually better than the Dean & Zico song.  This is the video he shot with Hyuna, but she only gets about five seconds of screen time so don’t get too excited about it.  She’s not in it musically and instead we got Okasian who achieves the impossible by actually managing to sound worse than Jay Park on a Jay Park track.

MC Sniper – Redemption

MC Sniper sounds a lot better when he’s going hard instead of doing this ballad nonsense but this is still pretty solid as far as ballad nonsense goes.  He released another song this week with Choi Young called “Where We Were” which is slightly better than this but it follows the boring “Love The Way You Lie” format and I didn’t want to subject anybody to that.

Lucia – Upon Your Existence

A dull ballad, nothing particularly good or bad about it.  I don’t usually play these on the show at all but hey it was a slow week for new stuff.

Flowsik – Yah, Nuh

A weird, creepy-sounding trap song but then they all sound weird or creepy in one way or another.  At least this one goes at over 60 BPM and has some vague semblance of a proper beat, that’s something.  Also he’s practically an honorary Australian with a song title like that, so it’s hard to hate on this too much.


IU – The Shower

I might be stanning the fuck out of IU lately to annoy the stupids who think she’s a pedo because they don’t understand critical satire, but that doesn’t mean I think IU’s new material doesn’t suck (mature age) dicks.  The whole “chat-shire” album I find to be dull, both musically and lyrically.  I played this song anyway, because my hatred of netizen hive-minded stupidity is deeper than my hatred of crappy generic IU ballads, and I’ll probably buy her album too and just give it away next year to a lucky listener once I’ve milked the liner notes for more ways to annoy others.

Kpopalypse will return next week with another roundup!

7 thoughts on “Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 9/11/2015

    • Just found both songs boring. “Kill Bill” was the worst, it copied the style of QTs favourite soundtrack sources but left the substance out and just adapted it to a super-generic pop format, total waste of a concept.

  1. Brown Eyed Girls get away with it because they wear cutie outfits and neglected to hunch the floor plus, we’re expecting the same people who whiffed on IU’s ZeZe to understand perfectly clear lyrics? They probably think it’s about soldiers shouting “fire in the hole” when they blow up another N Korean tunnel under the DMZ.

  2. “This rips off a specific disco song, I can’t remember which one (no, it’s not Michael Jackson’s ‘Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough’, there’s another one that sounds even closer to this). ”

    It may not be the song you’re referring to but this reminds somewhat of Lipps Inc.’s “Rock It”.

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