On December the 18th 2017, Jonghyun committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. The full text of his suicide note says it all, and if you have any shred of anything, you'll come out of reading it with a full understanding of why he ended his life. It wasn’t my path to become world-famous. That’s why … Continue reading We Need To Talk About Jonghyun
K-Pop songs I cared about for one reason or another. March edition. Oh boy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlJp65MCqjo Hey, this is actually good. Not as good as What Time Is It Now?, which was fucking stellar as far as rookie releases go, but hey, gift horse and all that. Considering that they're from the same company as APink, … Continue reading My 2017 in K-Pop (March)
The saga continues. All the K-Pop I cared about in February, and why! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0h8-OTC38I Dear god I hated this to bits on the first listen, but it does, in the end, uncomfortably worm its way into your head and by that point you really don't care anymore that it's "lookie" and … Continue reading My 2017 in K-pop (February)
A round-up of the music and visuals I cared about for the month of January 2017, with commentary! Presented in chronological order. Unleash the ramble.
The timeline of APink's Korean releases (both title tracks and whatever other fan-appreciation fluff they've released) might look differently depending on which side of the fandom you are (i.e. are-you-or-have-you-ever-been-a-communist-Pink-Panda), and it might elicit different feelings in different people. For some, song quality and fap potential is all that matters. For other, more critically-minded people, such as myself, … Continue reading Why I’m Right About APink: Rambling and Reviewing APink’s “FIVE” (Part 2: The Reviewing)
Yes, it's this shit again, but man, I just have so much to say about APink. And I really want to review FIVE, but I just can't, because I'm going to get into a bunch of tangents. So I thought I'd put the tangents and explanations into their own post, so when you read the … Continue reading Why I Am Right About APink: Rambling and Reviewing APink’s “FIVE” (Part 1: The Rambling)
Now that I've made clear my position on APink and the dynamic of their releases, I'm going to go deeper and explain in detail why tracks like Always are so boring to me. The Song As stated before, no new musical ground is being broken by Always. It follows the recipe of APink anniversary songs … Continue reading Unfashionably Late: Rambling and Reviewing APink’s “Always” (Part 2: The Reviewing)