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!



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.


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.


Don’t forget to be a good soldier for objectification like Shindong and do the Kpopalypse super objectification survey!

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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