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: 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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Top 5 Kpop MVs: Stray Kids B-sides

Knowledge Note: In the past, the b-side songs were the songs that weren’t the title song, the main attraction, but that still made it on to the album anyway. Sometimes it was just to fill up space, sometimes it’s because the artist felt like the song was strong enough to be released to the public, but the entertainment company didn’t agree. B-sides are a compromise.

Sometimes I wonder what musicians do when they’re not feeling pressured to create the perfect song, which is why I’m fascinated by the b-sides on most albums.

I love Stray Kids and their edgy-yet-playful sound, so I really loved hearing the b-sides on their latest album Cle 2: Yellow Wood. Come see if you like them as much as I do!

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