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Have You Listened To Them Yet?: [5th – 23rd Oct 2014]

Disclaimer: All posts are just containing my OPINION. I don’t mean to offend. I mean to give only my honest feedback. Also, I do not listen to every song, although I try to. (I might have missed them or the site may not have posted on it. The ‘Discovered’ section exists for this reason.)

By the way, this link here is for those who wish to look at (almost) every song that came out in each week. Since I don’t like EVERY song that comes out, I thought the Soompi tag should reflect a better picture of the releases. 😀 Two other links here may help too: LINK #1 , LINK #2

Songs I Like and Would Like to Recommend 

Mann, the start of October is already this exciting with Epik High, Gaeko and Ha Dong Qn’s comebacks! Joining in are Roy Kim, Younha, Gummy, Lena Park, Suju, G.O.D & Crucial Star (well, he’s from C-JeS Ent…) from the mainstream side and Suki, Loptimist, 20 Years of Age and Urbanspace from the Indie/Underground counterpart. And even though this isn’t the finest time to debut, super rookies Bernard Park, Purfles & Almeng held their own in the face of such competition. 🙂

Epik High produces a masterpiece of an album in <Shoebox>, showing that the trio are capable of both sentimental and dope Hip-Hop. Moreover, Epik High deserves praise for hand-picking the right vocalists and rappers. As for the album, I can’t pick a favourite –  because every track was just GENIUS. If you need an introduction to the trio’s album, here you go: Raise The Curtain (Mid-tempo Hip-Hop Soul), ‘Happen Ending’ (ft Rollercoaster’s husky, deep vocalist Jo Wan Seon – mid-tempo Hip-Hop Rap Ballad; the 70s-influenced beats are so nostalgic/bittersweet.), ‘Rich’ (ft Big Bang’s Tae Yang – Urban mid-tempo Hip-Hop), ‘Spoiler’ (melancholic low-tempo Hip-Hop Ballad; lyrics were impressive – love the link between the title and breakups | Kim Ji Su looks like a cross between Clara and Yewon – pretty!..And that 95er(!!!) male model Kim Kibum >.<), ‘Burj Khalifa’ (ft Yankee, DD’s Gaeko – Urban Underground Hip-Hop Dance), ‘Fighting Again’( ft Younha – mid-tempo Hip-Hop Rap Ballad – will Younha do another remake? Hahahaha; the resignation in Younha’s voice makes her a good candidate for such blue tracks..), ‘Amor Fati’ (ft Nell’s Kim Jong Wan – mid-tempo Hip-Hop Ballad; oh this is just so raw & beautifully intense), ‘Born Hater’ (Mid-tempo Electronic Hip-Hop Rap featuring a rap line-up of Beenzino, Verbal Jint, Mino, Bobby and B.I; liked how they each had their own vent session with their rhyme time. …And with the standard dose of curses – what else? – but they ended it adorably with a ‘nono’…so I’ll forgive them for B.I’s sake 😛 ..and on Verbal Jint’s account – cos he seemed so awkwardly endearing in the MV. And that was icky Tablo – I’m a born hater of roaches. >.<) , Click title to read more comfortably or click to continue

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Have You Listened To Them Yet?: June Edition Part 2 [16th – 30th June 2013]

Disclaimer: All posts are just containing my OPINION. I don’t mean to offend. I mean to give only my honest feedback. Also, I do not listen to every song, although I try to.

The songs that came out during this post’s period made it difficult for me to classify strictly. So, I’m going to be less brutal for the section below. 

Songs I Would Recommend/ Songs I liked 

1. Ulala Session pre-releases ‘Fertilizer’ from their mini album ‘Memory’. Perhaps ‘Beautiful Night’ made such a deep impression on me that I totally didn’t anticipate a ballad from them. The ballad, is breathtaking. Their emotions are just overflowing and before I knew it, I became emotional hearing them sing. I just, feel so sad for their loss too. *tissue, where are you.* AND Goosebumps, don’t ever forget goosebumps. The group’s mini album focuses on a more serious image, remembering their leader Im Yoon Taek. The intro, ‘Dear’, is just pure a capella+falsetto goodness. ‘Memory’ makes me tear once again. The chorus, I just can’t.. The whole song is one word: bittersweet. ‘I’ll Be There’ is a more cheerful, hopeful song. I can’t dislike this, it’s amazing. ‘TAQ…Remember’ is a slower song compared to the rest. The lighter instrumentals made for a simpler, sweeter ballad about remembering the past. 

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Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Kpop, movies, Others

 

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Have You Listened To Them Yet?: April(2013) edition part 2 [updated on 23/6/13]

Disclaimer(for all posts actually): All posts are just containing my OPINION. I don’t mean to offend. I mean to give only my honest feedback. 

Recommended Songs

1. Zion T‘s first full album Red Light is out and it’s a unique album that IMO experiments. So some songs might be difficult to ‘get into’ but they are harmless(?). I do recommend listening to the whole album and my favourites are O, Doop, Neon, On Na Na, Two Melodies(released in early May), Click Me(debut). If you agree with me that the album is not an easy listen, then title song Babay(feat. Gaeko) would be a better, smoother track. As for what I personally think of Babay, I think it’s OK. The MV is quite cute though:)For those who don’t know who Zion T is, he is a singer(hip hop, rap, RnB) who has worked with many. One of his more recent works: Infinite H – Without U, Primary – Question Mark/?(Zion T and Choiza), Jokwon – I’m Da One

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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in General updates, k-drama, Kpop, news

 

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K-Pop News So Far [9th Nov – 29th Nov] songs

Haha I’m back! Sorry for MIA-ing. I had a test and assignments for the last two weeks. Hopefully, I can deliver my end-of-year project for you guys on time 🙂

It’s like overdose by songs. Seriously, the were so many songs that came out in the past three weeks that I might have passed wrong judgements on which songs to recommend.

It’s going to be a loooo~ooong post. Enjoy~

Recommendations

There have been quite a number of good songs but they only in showed up in the later part of the November news. Hopefully, I will satisfy you guys with my choices, though I know it’s gonna be like old news. (Fine, it is!)Hehe. In no order of liking, just maybe the top ones…hee

1. Beast/B2ST’s Yoseob has recently got his solo debut album, named Caffeine. Produced by JunhyungCaffeine may sound generic at first but it’s got a nice tweak to it that causes the entire track to sound diff. Slick MV, very cool heart scene. The other songs on the album were also ok:  Even Then, I (strongly recommend), Look at me nowYou don’t knowJust do as you always did. The BTS vid akp linky.

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K-Pop News So Far [14th – 21st Oct 2012] part 2: songs

part 3 then, would be KNSF [22 – 25 Oct 2012] songs. Gosh the amount of music that’s out is crazy. The page  might take some time to load. heh

Debuts

1. Rapper LK may be a rookie, but he is one talented rookie. That low husky voice of his is a nice contrast from that fun-loving boyish appearance. But…I could only find 2 tracks from his first mixtape (the memos) on youtube. Cry (or Me, myself and I) is a very addictive track. Having Maskerade’s vocals in this song was a perfect decision. The vocals gave an appropriately smooth R&B feel to the depressing song and LK’s rapping. I love how and where the MV was shot. It just made LK stand out as a down-to-earth kind of guy and had this appreciated low-key simple atmosphere.

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in General updates, Kpop, news, Others

 

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