Thursday, December 31, 2015

Kpop Year in Review: 2015

With the year coming to an end, it's time to revisit the last 12 months of kpop. So how delicious was it?

As delicious as a Seulrene fanfic involving ice cream

Really, 2015 was easily the best year for kpop since 2009. The hardest part wasn't finding great, iconic songs, but rather choosing which ones were the best. So here are Soyeon Friend's and my favorite kpop songs of the year (as well as a couple wankers). And warning: As always, there will be overlap.

Best of the Worst: Dec. 31, 2015

Welcome, friends, to the last Best of the Worst of 2015. So what's been going on in kpop in the final week of the year? Fans getting outraged about stupid shit, of course.

Yes, TVXQ fans have been cry-crying about iKON's fandom light sticks, which are the same orangey-red color as their beloved group's. It seems that by being a similar color, the iKON sticks are fucking with the integrity of kpop and "disrupting the peace" between fandoms.

I think it's time to call in Officer Yura to maintain the peace. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

You Don't Always Have to Press 'F'

2015 was a pretty great year in k-pop tbqh, fam. However, it was a pretty bad year if you were in one of the groups mentioned in this here post. Basically, a lot of groups disbanded because they were shit, most likely, or because one of their members got put in jail. I'm going to tell you some groups that disbanded this year and whether you should care. (For full disclosure, a lot of these groups were already pretty inactive, but for the sake of this, I'm just going off ones that officially disbanded this year. For full-full disclosure, any group not mentioned in this post is not even worth mentioning/caring about.)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Best of the Worst: Dec. 10, 2015

It begins. Year-end lists are starting to roll out for 2015, and with them, so many objectively wrong opinions.

Or in the case of YouTube's most played list, so much bad taste.

A list that is as good as it is diverse

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Best of the Worst: Dec. 3, 2015

I stopped playing Laboum's "Aalow Aalow" long enough to put together this Best of the Worst for you, so please read it well.

This week in ridiculous kpop news, we have a singer who really hates Psy, an idol scolding his fans, and Taeyang's disappointment.

No, it wasn't the lack of skinship reciprocation from Seungri.