Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 16/5/2016

It’s time for another Kpopalypse roundup – let’s check out some new releases!


AOA (Ace Of Angels)

AOA – Good Luck

This is tolerable despite the grating Beyonceishness of the backings but it could have been way better – imagine if they’d used the surf-guitar style backing track in the video intro for the actual song.

BTS – Save Me

Another potentially great song hobbled by poor backing track choices.  The weird slow yolo feel and that other double-time dance thing just don’t mix.

Tiffany – I Just Wanna Dance

Dancing to some oddball 80s electro beat thing is Tiffany’s best friend, is dancing to some oddball 80s electro beat thing your best friend?

San E ft. Gary – Like An Aeroplane

San E doesn’t sound any good when he’s not pissed off.  I hope he signs up with JYP again so he has something to be mad about.  This live version is at least slightly more acceptable that the shitty version I played on-air.

Hello Venus – Glow

True garbage of the lowest kind, even the girls themselves look bored out of their brains in every single shot.  Who can blame them.

Monsta X ft. Wheein (Mamamoo) – Ex Girl

Agencies usually don’t make music videos for this dull-as-dishwater crap and there’s a reason for that.


VAV – Brotherhood

Sounds pretty different to everything else out there at the moment, but I suspect that this might be at least partially accidental.  Oh well, full marks for effort.

Icia – Time Bomb

A great chorus helps lift this one above the nugu pack.  I’m time bomb!  Ticka ticka boom!

I.C.E – We Are Not Compatible

Another nugu gold star song, 10/10 for the daytime soap-opera style soft focus and the token Amber.

Sol-T – Curveball

Absolutely tonally weird, changes keys in the most awkward way, I don’t even know what I think of this.  Seriously this song could get on my best OR worst list for the year at this point.

Various – Only Want U

That’s right – “Various” is actually the group title.  How the fuck is anyone supposed to successfully search for this?  This is as crazy as G.I’s debut song being called “Beatles“.


G.Soul – Where Do We Go From Here

Your token R&B trash of the week.  Oh wait, that was Hello Venus.  Oh well whatever, have another one.

Baekhyun & K.will – The Day

Oh and here’s a crappy ballad with K.will in it, because there aren’t enough of those in k-pop.

G.Soul – Far Far Away

Let’s wander around on the beach like a drunk cunt and sing half-assed reggae, sounds like a great idea you fucking douchebag.

BgA – Dong Saya Dae

Sorry but this is far too close to the truth to actually be even slightly funny.

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

9 thoughts on “Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 16/5/2016

  1. ICIA used to be SIDA, who debuted in 2015.
    And there’s another nugu debuted last week called MOXIE with their single Ketch Up. I thought you’d play it today.

  2. The backing in the beginning of Good Luck is the instrumental for another song in the album, Cherry Pop.
    Don’t get your hopes up, it’s a boring use of a good instrumental.

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