Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 11/9/2017

It’s time once again for Kpopalypse roundup!  Let’s check out some more new releases!

Scan-dol of the week – Lizzy (After School/Orange Caramel)

EXO – Power

If you want to see some of those “stand on your head and drink tea” YouTube click-campaign posts that I was talking about in my “idol support” article, you’ll find plenty in this video’s comments.  In the meantime this song won’t set the world on fire but at least it avoids most of the usual shit trends that are in k-pop right now.

Eunji – Manito

Is she trying out for the new Busker Busker lineup, this garbage certainly sounds like it.

Day6 – I Loved You

If you really loved me, you’d perform better songs.

Pentagon – Like This

Starts boring, and then builds into boring.

MXM (Brand New Boys) – I’m The One

I sense a long stay in nugudom for this group.

Flashe – Popping

Arguably there’s a potentially good song here but it’s completely ruined by some of the worst production choices imaginable.

B.A.P – Honeymoon

It’s alright I suppose but even B.A.P fans will admit that B.A.P have done much better than this.

Yoona – When The Wind Blows

And the shock of the week is that the new Yoona is a new acoustic semi-ballad AND it doesn’t suck.  And I had my “when the song blows” joke all prepared and everything.

BONUS SONGS

Soyou – The Blue Night Of Jeju Island

The crap female solos just keep coming.  It’s like when every k-pop group disbands it divides into tiny cancerous fragments.

VMC – Tik Tok

Playing the Asian servers on Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is exactly like this.

10cm – Pet

Why is the puppy wearing baby clothes.  It’s not a fucking human you freak.

Seenroot – Together

When that beat started I thought “damn I hate those stupid video intros with the logos and shit” and then I realised that this was the actual song.

San E, Penomeco, Microdot, Kebee – Fresh Up

None of this fits together, it’s just weird.  Can all of these people just stop it.

Hangzoo ft. Gaeko – Best Driver

This song makes me want to take the bus.

Zia – Sad Eyes

This person had Hwasnake in their video once.  A good enough reason to dislike this song as any other.

Na Aram & Seha – Ennui

I’d like to beat the shit out of some crappy Korean pop composers too.

Koh Nayoung – Stars

When is this shit trend going to die.  I’m counting the days.

Rocoberry – Broken Heart

She looks about as interested in this as I am.

Novadox – In My Sight

Does not meet Flying V inclusion standards.

Dasom Hyung – Think I Wanted To Be

I’ll do that post one day about why jazz is all shit.  In the meantime, here’s example 6827b.

M To M – A Wind Of You

Is this song really about farts?  It certainly sounds like it just escaped from someone’s anus.

Sleepy ft. Bloo, Liquor k.jr – So What

This cover of the Anti Nowhere League classic seems to have lost a lot of what made the original great.  They really shouldn’t have taken out the “I fucked a goat” line.

Shin Hye Sung – Still There

Another boring song to scratch off the ever-shortening list of things I care about.

SPECIAL BONUS RETRO SONG

Beast – Beautiful Night

This was back in 2012 when every k-pop boy group ever wanted to sound like BigBang’s “Still Alive” album, which is a lot better than what we have nowadays where they all want to sound like either a z-grade Soulja Boy or some “tropical” bullshit.  Some people do have rose-coloured glasses though.

No you dumbass.  There were plenty of fanwars back then, in fact the most notorious of all fanwars date from the Golden Age period and immediately before/after.  You just weren’t following them as closely back then.  Gradually, bit by bit, trashy k-pop websites that prioritise stupid bullshit above music slowly sucked you into following the media gossip circus shit-show and now you spend almost all of your time reading about what some k-pop singer did or didn’t do or maybe did and forget to listen to the actual music that got you here in the first place.  Hopefully these roundups are helping to drag you back onto the right path.  You’re welcome.


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

9 thoughts on “Kpopalypse roundup – new k-pop releases 11/9/2017

  1. Regarding Beast and EXO’s songs, I must tell you that is the most overused shit in electronic music on mid 2000’s. The difference was, back then this type of ‘hyped trendy trash’ ended up quickly. Nowdays producers are extracting the worst since the scene became all about a fucking ‘drop the bass’ followed only by noises spinning in a blender. If you hate tropical shithouse, I think if i show you the amount of garbage promos i get on my e-mail, you will hate all this crap ‘EDM’ that’s going on right now. On the plus side, the “Absolute First Album” by T-ara has the best of electrinic music influences, for example.

  2. Hello! Just wanted to say I love your blog. Very funny, refreshing and insightful. Loved the interview with Melanie. Don’t know if this is offensive or not, but I’m surprised someone like you has such a passion for a musical genre like this. But I’m glad for it since this blog was born.

    Question: why isn’t Chung Ha on your bias list? She seems to fit your standards 🙂 Too jejune?

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