Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 22/2/16

It’s that time of the week again – time for another Kpopalypse roundup!  Let’s take a look at this week’s new releases!

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B.A.P – Feel So Good

Starts off awful… and then gets instantly much, much better thanks to some great bass guitar.

Brave Girls – Deepened

Some okay ambience here – when you can hear it, which is never.  Once the song gets going the incessant vocals just crowds out everything else.  A horrible warble-fest.

Taemin – Drip Drop

Dull melodies but cool backings, now if “4 Walls” had a few subtle Aphex Twin-isms like this track I would have liked it a whole lot more.  Why is SHINee stuff better than f(x) stuff these days.  Something’s up with the universe.

Nu’est – Overcome

Pledis are broke?  Don’t think so, morons – there’s easily $250000 worth of money spent on this… plus another $50000 just for styling that guy with the long hair into a male Boram.

SS301 – Pain

Hey, how do you think Kim Hyun Joong is going in the army?  I’ve heard that army life isn’t exactly OH&S compliant and soldiers don’t look too kindly to people with lots of sharp-edged furniture in their house.  Hopefully he can stay strong and think positive.

 

APL – Might Die

Speaking of non OH&S compliance, these guys seemingly shot their video on the set of my Tzuyu fanfic.  I wonder if they’re k-pop group x or k-pop group z.

Sixbomb – Wait Ten Years Baby

Right from the very first note I knew this was going to be great, and it was.  Never expected this group to even come back at all let alone make something I actually like.  Now if only they could dress themselves.

Kali – I Am

The “Love The Way You Lie” formula that Korean rap spits out a new version of each and every week doesn’t sound any better (or worse) when the genders are reversed.  Yawn.

BONUS SONGS

Wable – I Want To Fall In Love

This group are aiming for Carpenters territory like Davichi were back in “Don’t Say Goodbye” days, and congratulations girls it worked, you sound just as boring.

Big Brain – Yes-No

He’s called Big Brain and I guess it’s trufax – he’s smart enough to realise Korea loves rubbish like this.

D.O. & Yoo Young Jin – What Is Love

…baby don’t hurt me, baby don’t hurt me (with this shitty ballad), no more…

K.will, Jungigo, Jooyoung, Brother Su – Cook For Love

Makes me wish I got takeaway instead.

Yumdda – Yes

You can’t just load up some Nintendo game, sit there on the first level doing nothing, record the sound that comes out of the speakers and make your rap track out of that.  Rappers have no determination these days.

Jeong Seulgi – You & I

A Fender Rhodes solo intro is always a warning sign.  The “Fender Rhodes shitball” really is a k-pop subgenre all its own.  Oh god it sucks, make it stop.


 

That’s it for another Kpopalypse roundup!  More songs next week!

13 thoughts on “Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 22/2/16

  1. This week I liked Taemin and BAP releases. I was iffy about the latest but they could pull it off surprisingly I guess… not bad. Taemin MV was… weird but it kept my attention till the end and it is fine for me. Good luck to them

  2. “You can’t just load up some Nintendo game, sit there on the first level doing nothing, record the sound that comes out of the speakers and make your rap track out of that”

    You underestimate rappers

  3. SHINee has always had better stuff than fx -at least to me. both are awesome though. 4 walls album is my jam (but odd album was my religion). what about taemin’s press your number?

  4. I liked Feel so Good, but Carnival from the same album was really really good… maybe even better. I wonder why it wasn’t the title track? Both songs were good though.

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