Jopping along with SuperM: An Album Chatty Review

What happens when you have a few loose idols kicking around the entertainment company? If you’re SM, you throw them into a super group and watch the views and the money roll in. Come see what the Fangirls thought of SuperM’s first album!

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Top 5 Kpop MVs: Speak Indie to Me

Slapping an “indie” label on a band isn’t easy, in my mind. Indie music has evolved to have a certain sound and setup — it isn’t just music produced by musicians who are independent of the big labels anymore.

My definition of indie has come to mean a band whose focus is on the vocals and the instruments they play — they aren’t necessarily worried about their visual concept and dancing is very, VERY low on their priority list!

Come enjoy some indie music with me and see if you agree . . . .

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Top 5 Kpop MVs: ALL the Quirk

Kmuse knows me so well. She was entertaining me with quirky kpop videos the other night that totally fit my impromptu video qualification list.

Off the wall sense of humor? Check!

Catchy melody? Check!

Fun visuals? Check!

Disappearing and reappearing flowers, awkwardly dancing clones, eerie marionettes, angry teddy bears, and a cross-dressing Siwon and imaginary motorcycles — what more do you need? Come watch these MVs to entertain your brain AND your ears!

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Top 5 Kpop Tunes: Going Instrumental

There’s something to be said for a melody that can stand all by itself. It proves the skill of the songwriter who created it and shows off what they can do without voices. I also find myself listening to the versions of the songs that include the vocals very differently, and I can appreciate them as two different works of art. Come listen to these instrumentals and tell me if they help you hear these songs in a new light.

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All the Running and Shooting in New Vagabond Teaser!

Lee Seung Gi. Bae Suzy. Shin Sung Rok. Netflix. September 20th. Do you really need to know any more??

If you do, watch this teaser!

And in case you need a reminder like I did, here’s the plot description again:

“Cha Dal-gun (Lee Seung-gi) becomes an awakened tiger in the face of his nephew’s death in a mysterious plane crash. As an orphan himself, he had raised his nephew single-handedly in place of his brother who had passed on. Triggered by the large-scale cover up of the incident, he sets off on a journey to discover the truth.  Go Hae-ri (Bae Suzy) is the eldest daughter of a marine who died during an operation. She has always wanted to be a normal civil servant to support her family, but life had other plans and she ends up as a National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent.  Their lives intertwine as they discover a tangled web of corruption behind the plane crash. “

I’m totally and completely in! What about you, k-fans?