Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 18/7/2016

Kpopalypse roundup is back once again!  Let’s look at this week’s new releases!


NCT 127

Hello Venus & Devine Channel – Paradise

Anything shot at the beach is usually going to be crap.  Not sure why, maybe it’s because the songwriters think hot girls in swimwear are enough and so they don’t really need to try.  Of course they’re right, but it doesn’t make the songs any better to listen to.

FTIsland – Take Me Now

The theme of this reminded me of Queensryche’s “Operation Mindcrime” album a bit so I went and had a listen to it and boy, do I regret it, that album has dated terribly, what a load of fucking shit!  I used to think Queensryche were cool when I was 15, which just goes to show we all make bad choices in our youth.  In the meantime this song’s okay I guess.

Snuper – You=Heaven

This is trying to be the same kind of thing as After School Blue’s “Wonder Boy” and it’s not bad but doesn’t quite get there.  It’s just a little too tricky for its own good, with too much stopping when there should be rocking.  I’ve heard Asian Junkie loves it though, not sure why he likes it so much more than “Platonic Love“, perhaps you should ask him about it.  Daily.

Stellar – Cry

The full MV isn’t out at the time of writing but radio listeners got to hear the full track anyway and it’s Makestar money well spent.

WAX & SSJ – Just One Shot

Weren’t WAX supposed to be some bad-ass rocking band?  I guess that fell on its ass, because this is basically an MBK-style trot-ballad.  Pity about the Wikihow-style video, this song really needs a high-gloss production with T-ara members staring solemnly straight to camera and barely moving their lips to the lyrics while they hold their non-plugged-in mics incorrectly.

Cha Jiyeon & LDN Noise –  My Show

The typical generic dancey pap for morons that SM does now.  “Ooooh wow it’s so different, it’s so innovative” – I think not, you fucking moron.

Eric Nam – Can’t Help Myself

I was getting really psyched up to spread my asscheeks wide and shit all over this because it’s Eric Nam and he always sucks, but this is actually pretty decent.  Ruin my fun why don’t you, cunt.

Jay Park & Ugly Duck – Ain’t No Party Like An AOMG Party

Even the Jay Park song this week isn’t that bad by Jay Park standards, i.e only in the worst 2% of all music ever, not the worst 1%.  Mathematically that’s a 100% improvement!  Go Jay!

Solar – In My Dreams

Look at those close facial zooms.  That surgeon did an outstanding job.  You can’t even see the seams or anything, Koreans know their shit.

Heize ft. Dean, DJ Friz – And July

Starts okay, but gets quickly ruined with too much smoothness, and too much Dean (i.e any).

LiVii – Luna

LiVii still dresses like she has special needs but the song’s actually really good this time, once it gets going at the 1:00 mark.  Although I would definitely fuck her in that lolita dress, which she should have kept on for the entire video instead of that hippie tent fucking thing.


Sol’ Flower – Saturday Night

This girl looks about 30 which probably means that she’s about 45, why is she standing around a bunch of really young girls, it just looks like they dragged their mum out to a dance party.  GOD YOU’RE SUCH A CUNT KPOPALYPSE ALWAYS PICKING ON PEOPLE’S APPEARANCES AND BEING SUPERFICIAL WHY DON’T YOU FOCUS ON THE MUSIC?  Okay, it’s a fucking shit “4 chords” song just like every single western one.  Happy?

BigDD – 0 Calorie

Like most things with zero calories, this also has zero flavour.

Kim Woojoo – The Wind Blew

More like “the song blew”.

Okasina & Brian Chase ft. Keith Ape – Underwater Bank

Hahahaha.   Some people actually listen to this.  They seriously put this sort of music on and go “yep, this goes hard, real hip-hop man”.  Hahahahaha.  Hahahahahahahahaha.

C.Cle – Caffeine

Weak p-funk style rap was considered a completely disgusting cancer back in 1993 but compared to the yolo bullshit we have to put up with these days (like the above and below), it’s almost listenable.  We didn’t know how good we had it.

Microdot ft. Ravi, LilBoi – Wave

Ravi’s song with Chad Future was better.  No, really.

Yankie – Panopticon

If I was making music like this I’d hide my face too.

VRomance – She

That intro had me fooled, I thought I was going to get some cool chick on the drums like S.White but NO THIS IS SHIT FUCK OFF VROMANCE


Zhou Mi – Empty Room

People may feel differently about Zhou Mi depending on their various upbringings, where they sit among the human diaspora, and how much they buy into the idea that a flag means any more than what a bunch of rich and powerful people who own everything thought was good graphic design, but disgusting ballads are a cancer that permeates all cultural and linguistic barriers.

2Bic – The Day Of Us

The fuck is this shit.  Srs.

John Park – Thought Of You

I bet dudes planning religious terror attacks listen to music like this beforehand to get them in the mood.  We’ve got to stop them by making sure we criticise these kind of songs whenever they appear.  If it saves just one life, it was worth it.

Whatever the fuck this bullshit is

Speaking of organised religion making life shitty, I think I’ve seen enough insipid Jesus sand paintings accompanying shit k-pop songs for about five lifetimes.  I wonder if Christians ever look at this shit and say to themselves “no wonder atheists laugh at us”.

Bubble Sisters – Dreaming Time

Why is this girl staring at everything like she’s on magic mushrooms.  No shit she stares at the same place on the wall for 20 seconds at a time.  It ain’t that interesting, girl.

Karacin Jr. – Ah U Ready

No ah am not.

Xia – Lean On Me

I don’t usually feature stuff from OSTs because it all sucks but just throwing JYJ fans a bone because they’re going through hard times.  When you look at the letters JYJ, does it ever look to you like the Y is kind of a wedge-shaped letter forcing itself in between the two Js?  I bet you’ll think about that now every time you see their name.  You’re welcome.

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

6 thoughts on “Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 18/7/2016

  1. Thanks for the epiphany. Yoochun shoved himself between Junsu and Jaejoong like he shoved himself inside those room salon girls.

    Here’s the MV for “Cry”. I don’t understand why Stellar’s label would put it up on Naver and not on Youtube, where more people can watch it. I also had to download the video in order to view it for some reason. But, anyways, I like “Cry” but it certainly does not live up to its excellent predecessors since the song is so monotonous. When watching the teasers, I got a semi “Sleepless Night” vibe but I was dissapointed by the end product (though it’s still enjoyable). It seems like “Cry” is “Sleepless Night”‘s evil twin.

    Thanks for the roundup, caonima!!!

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