Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 27/6/2016

It’s that time of week again, Kpopalypse roundup time!  Let’s take a look at this week’s new releases!

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Sistar – I Like That

Wow, Sistar released something good for a change, it’s only been about 4 years since that last happened.  There’s some things that even my super Boram powers can’t predict.

Taeyeon ft. Dean – Starlight

Super-average R&B snoozefests aren’t just for groups you’ve never heard of!

Pledis Girlz – We

At least Gfriend copied the good early stuff from SNSD and not the shitty album tracks nobody even listens to.

Romeo – Miro

The incredibly crowded mix just sinks this one like a stone.  There’s a reasonable enough song in here somewhere but I can’t hear it over the 57 layers of vocals and funk guitar.

Brave Girls – High Heels

Kind of shrill, annoying and generic, which means that it’s one of this week’s better songs.  It’s been that kind of a week.

Kisum – No Jam

At least it’s not a ballad for a fucking change, but these insipid Playschoolisms aren’t much better honestly.

A.DE – Strawberry

This song doesn’t know what it’s doing, some of it’s quite good and some of it sounds like Red Velvet with half the budget.

O21 – Show Me

I hope this group get big enough to be featured on “Let’s Dance” because I want an explanation of that “show me” dance which looks like all the girls are waving around a 12-inch dildo.

Madtown – Emptiness

Sounds like a BigBang album track that you’d normally just skip over.

Up10tion – Run

You know it’s another shitty week in k-pop when OST stuff not only makes it onto the playlist, but ends up being one of the better tracks.

Bloo – Drive Thru

Why does this slow hip-hop song work when so many others fail?  Someone knew how to write a beat, that’s why.  Bonus points for gratuitously swearing lyrics.

The Barberettes ft. Marty Friedman – Time 2 Love

No full video for this song at this stage, but the teaser is pretty long and gives you a good idea.  Don’t get too excited Megadeth/Cacophony/Death Panda fans, Marty’s fairly wasted here.

Hexagonal Water – Adduddu

If you guys don’t follow the Kpopalypse Nugu Alert series, you don’t know what you’re missing.  This song shreds more than Marty these days, believe it or not.

BONUS SONGS

Kisum – Ocktabbang

I wasn’t going to play the other Kisum song because it’s even worse than “No Fap”.  The video is mostly talking and for once I’m not sad about that.

Beast – Butterfly

We waited all this time for a Beast comeback and it’s a shitty ballad?  I know you’re all sad about Hyunseng working himself to death but please.  If you want to get on the playlist, make an effort guys.

Seenroot – He & Me

There’s a joke in here about seeing roots or whatever, but the song’s just so bland that exercising my wit to drag it seems like a waste of brain power.

Sophie Pae – Over You

Forget the diamonds, big girls need better songs.

In & Choo – Vivid Girl

Actually pretty reasonable but didn’t make the playlist because I couldn’t find audio for it.

Jang Gi Seop – First Love

On the other hand, this was just too shit.

Vibe, Kim Heung Guk – Bottoms Up

Just because you’d old doesn’t mean you get a free pass on shit music like this.  People still expect my blog to meet required standards and I’m so old that I actually know who this guy is.

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That’s all for Kpopalypse roundup this week, more new songs next week!

4 thoughts on “Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 27/6/2016

  1. i’ve always wondered, where do you get the audio for these songs anyway? you don’t like illegal downloading or iTunes, so I’m not sure what’s left after that. i checked your faqs just now and didn’t find anything on it. just curious

  2. – Sistar’s “I Like That” actually has an impact on me unlike whatever they sang the past 3 years. So obviously Koreans hate it.

    – Romeo’s “Miro” is SHINee without SM’s production team. It hurts.

    – O21 sounds like they can replace 4minute. They both have numbers used weirdly and everything.

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