It’s that time of week again – Kpopalypse roundup time! Let’s take a look at this week’s new releases!
This week the radio show and the roundup are more or less back in sync. This means that “bonus songs” have returned, i.e the songs are separated into ones that made the cut for the show and ones that did not. Unfortunately it was also a quieter week than usual. Here’s what was new!
Nu’est – Love Paint
The male version of Hyomin’s “Sketch“, both thematically and musically – but faster. Oddly, some things don’t work that well at twice the speed.
Sunny Hill – On The Way Home
I think the “Midnight Circus” quality era has left them for good but this is still alright, the kind of thing Davichi might do on the right drugs.
Brave Girls – Yoo Hoo
Just like E-Tribe kept doing with Dal Shabet, Bravesound tend to strike out a lot with their “home team” for some reason. Maybe it’s the lack of performance pressure that comes from working with an outside name that makes songwriters get sloppy.
Hitchhiker – $10
This will either annoy you to shit, or you’ll love it and it’ll annoy everybody else around you to shit. Either way, someone is being annoyed, so Kpopalypse wins.
Mamamoo – Dabdab
An uncharacteristically reasonable song from a group that churns out constant duds, it’s probably because the two who usually get all the vocal wank lines are absent.
Jay Park – Aquaman
It’s not great, but I much prefer Jay Park ripping off Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” than R.Kelly or T-Pain or whatever the fuck it is he usually does. Don’t tell the Gaye family that Jay Park is one of the few k-poppers with money or they’ll chase him and tackle him in a corner with open wallets!
Microdot – My Lemonade
I wonder what “my lemonade” is all about – do you think he likes water sports?
Kei & Myundo ft. Bumzu – Y
IREN – Butt
It not only looks like ass but also sounds like ass.
Homme – Dilemma
Boring Korean piano ballad that sounds like every other boring piano ballad ever #59873
Swings – Your Soul
Listening to Swings telling me to take care of my soul is like listening to Donald Trump telling me to take care of my scalp.
Mamamoo – Angel
Mamamoo’s twin song to “Dabdab” for the vocalfaggot crowd is just as bad as I was expecting it to be.
Yang Da Il & Hyorin – And Then
And then there’s this piece of shit which is even worse.
Lou.de – 1:00 AM (Tonight Without You)
Sometimes when I miss a song for the weekly roundup and someone alerts me to the fact on ask.fm, it’s a great pleasure to discover a hidden jewel of quality music that nearly slipped me by. Right now is not one of those times.
Biuret – The End Of The World
I really did a double-take over this one because I thought it was Hitomi Tanaka on the bass there for a second.
KCM – Hedgehog Love
This bizarre pseudo-country thing nearly made the cut for my show but I decided at the last minute that I couldn’t do that to my listeners.
That’s it for this week’s roundup – more next week!