STELLAR’s Elegant Football Performance Surpasses 2NE1′s Entire ‘Crush’ Era
March 30, 2014 9:23 am . Comments
Since surpassing HyunA, Girl's Day, Brown Eyed Girls, and Lee Hyori as the nation's new sexy icons, the majestic STELLAR has been in high demand across Korea. Lucrative university performances, fan signings, variety show appearances -- it seems that these days you can't go anywhere without experiencing "the STELLAR effect," as the local media has dubbed it.Read More →
The Four Best Songs From 2NE1′s ‘Crush’…
March 3, 2014 5:20 am . Comments
There's a misconception about me (especially among the Filipino community -- y'all know who you are) that I hate 2NE1, but it's simply not true. Do I think 2NE1's the most over-hyped and overrated girl group in K-pop today? Sure. Do I enjoy upsetting the Blackjacks, who are the worst fandom in Asia because they so closely mirror humourless low IQ American stans? Of course. Do I think CL is the Diana Ross and Beyonce of our generation who's being held back from a glittering solo career by a bunch of useless dead weight who could never possibly survive without her spectacular swag? Well, that goes without saying.Read More →
Crappy Korean Media Publishes Crappy Girl Group Ranking, So I Made a Way Better One
February 4, 2014 1:44 pm . Comments
Korea is obsessed with random rankings, surveys, and polls. Most of it's just inane shit that isn't worth reading ("So-and-so voted the celebrity people most likely want to read a bedtime story to"), but I get a kick out of popularity rankings. The downside is that most of them are usually biased or uninformed, like the new 2014 Girl Group Popularity Ranking that Sports Chosun published today.Read More →
The Top Ten Most Anticipated K-pop Comebacks Of October
October 1, 2013 12:21 pm . Comments
Whether it's Western pop or K-pop, the fourth quarter is always the most exciting time for big pop releases. Everybody rushes out their albums and your fave is battling someone else's fave and we all have fun little stan wars. It's great. October is looking especially juicy for K-pop this year: We've got the tarnished IU and T-ara putting out their first post-scandal releases, Taeyang and Kahi coming back after several years away from the solo spotlight, the almighty Nine Muses with their first full-length album, new stuff from underdogs like Block B and AOA, and a whole lot more.
I've rounded up the ten most anticipated K-pop comebacks of the bunch and ranked 'em all from least to best. Only the officially confirmed or strongly rumoured returns for October made the list, so that means no miss A, B1A4, Sunmi, or TVXQ.
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What Happened To 2NE1′s Plan To Release a New Single Every Three Weeks?
September 25, 2013 9:11 am . Comments
Oh 2NE1, how you continue to fail us all. As expected, 2NE1 has not stuck to their promised schedule of releasing one new single every three weeks. Their last single, "Do You Love Me" dropped August 7, which means the follow-up should've been out on August 28. It's now September 25 --almost an entire month later-- and there's still no word on when the next single is coming.Read More →