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esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






I haven't dug into their JP singles yet so can't speak on Cookie Jar, but out of their Korean singles atm my favourite is either Peek-a-Boo, Automatic, Russian Roulette or their cover of SES' Be Natural.

Also Zimzalabim owns and it is incredibly obvious the producers were inspired by I Got a Boy.

Cavauro posted:

the only ones i don't like are the Japanese ones and that seems to be a common thing among groups.

Depends. Some of SNSD's best songs are their Japanese singles. SM's Japanese work for their groups is usually top notch in general tbh.

Like Paparazzi loving slaps forever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUqP1xzRZkw

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Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008



Zimzalabim gets a lot of love for being underrated but I go for Umpah Umpah with the stupid nonsensical noise choruses. very feel-good

bovis
Jan 30, 2007





Zimzalabim took a while to grow on me but now I agree it slaps. I can see the I Got a Boy comparisons now and that makes me appreciate it more to be honest!

RBB is probably my least favourite main single from Red Velvet but even then I think it's pretty great. Butterflies off the same mini album could have been the lead single. It's just insane how consistent they are, their harmonies elevate them to the next level.

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






bovis posted:

Zimzalabim took a while to grow on me but now I agree it slaps. I can see the I Got a Boy comparisons now and that makes me appreciate it more to be honest!

RBB is probably my least favourite main single from Red Velvet but even then I think it's pretty great. Butterflies off the same mini album could have been the lead single. It's just insane how consistent they are, their harmonies elevate them to the next level.

Yeah, RBB is with Psycho as one of my 'this song owns but is at the bottom of my list of Red Velvet singles'. Bad Boy however is up there with the four I mentioned earlier.

Their harmonies are so loving good, and are a blessing in an era where I feel like GGs don't harmonize as often as they used to. You can always rely on SM for top tier vocals and exquisite harmonization.

I need to finish digging through their b-sides before I form any real opinions on them, but so far everything I've listened to is loving QUALITY.

Doggles
Apr 22, 2007



Twice's More & More in English:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4AXNnQf2SkyY8d4FQaBKo5



Thom and the Heads posted:

In my continuing efforts to listen to something other than Twice, Twice and only Twice, I've also just started getting into Red Velvet. Pretty good! If anyone has any b-sides they wanna recommend, I'm all ears.

I'm the reverse of this. I got into K-pop with Red Velvet and have only recently taken a deep dive into Twice. They're like the perfect distillation of pop music. I have no idea what they're singing about, but their songs will get stuck in my head all day long. Like I'll be chopping vegetables and realize I'm chopping to the rhythm of "kno-kno-kno-kno-knock on my door."

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxZVxFGTQNU

Oh hell yeahhhhhhh chill rear end vibes. Still like Gallant's cover of Only One the most but this is a very close second. Milky Way is such a good loving song.

Good god we're mere days away from BoA's anniversary!!

Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.



Aw their english is so good! Did not expect Chaeyoung's verse to include the word "concurrent" hahaha

101
Oct 15, 2012


Vault Dweller


Twice is about the only K-pop group I know of that consistently hits for me. I love them.

I'm relatively new to the genre though and my playlist is basically Twice, the League of Legends groups, and that When We Disco song from the last page. Would love to listen to more groups. Any logical next steps from Twice?

Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.


101 posted:

Twice is about the only K-pop group I know of that consistently hits for me. I love them.

I'm relatively new to the genre though and my playlist is basically Twice, the League of Legends groups, and that When We Disco song from the last page. Would love to listen to more groups. Any logical next steps from Twice?

I was in the same boat just a few weeks ago - I fuckin love Twice and hadn't really listened to anything else in the genre aside from a few Blackpink singles. I've been really digging Red Velvet lately! Here's some singles that scratch that Twice-ish itch for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QslJYDX3o8s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyiIGEHQP8o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_CFBjAyPWE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uJf2IT2Zh8

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






I'm only going to recommend two b/c otherwise I will go on about second gen girl groups for far too long than I have time to atm. I think tonight I might start populating that placeholder post on the first page with the debuts/important singles etc of older groups, and I'll probably start with GGs.

Anyway, for Twice's contemporaries I cannot recommend Oh My Girl enough. They're one of the most exciting girl groups working rn imho and are all too talented for their own good. They're one of the strongest current groups vocally imho, up there with Mamamoo and RV, and YooA is one of the best dancers working rn too. Their main concept is typically a cuter one with a fairytale kind of spin, but they are super versatile especially once you dig into B-sides.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udGwca1HBM4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FY9VTlX-HI

The version of Twilight, my fave of their b-sides, they performed for Queendom last year is just too loving good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u8377YsRX4

Since you like When We Disco, you should dig into Wonder Girls imho. They're the first JYP girl group (Twice's company), and their concept is entirely retro with them playing around in a lot of different eras. Their lineup changed a few times but never to the group's detriment. Honestly their best album REBOOT (and one of the best pop albums period imho, kpop or otherwise) was when they were down to 4 members and came back as a band, with Sunmi having rejoined. Most of the members are songwriters and producers themselves, and early on were pretty involved with the production of their music, with REBOOT being almost entirely self composed! Fun fact: Sunmi's Siren was originally written for REBOOT, but was passed on for whatever reason.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBn1e9pr2Q
The intro to this is super long b/c that's how JYP rolls, the song starts around 1:58 in lmao.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxh3_sr5UAE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fy4cqWMhyI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9QXQz6uE0M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYGODWJgR-c

srsly tho all of REBOOT is loving amazing have some of the b-sides, then go listen to the whole thing if you dig it

Faded Love
GONE
One Black Night

They are legends and icons for a reason, up there with SNSD. All of their solo careers are loving amazing as well, Yubin especially-- though she unfortunately has far less material than Sunmi or Ye-eun's solo stuff. But it is all exceptional and it's always been a drat shame she never blew up like Sunmi or even Ye-eun's work as HA:TFELT. Yubin keeps the retro vibe the strongest of them all, from pure city pop bliss through to low fi hip hop heaven featuring legend Yoon Mi-rae.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MiQonPvlVM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiCDZYdPmys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M-GNLCPf2I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJD0arHF_5c

I'm always disappointed she gets so much less attention compared to Sunmi.

I know I said I was only gna recommend two but goddamnit more people need to realize how amazing Yubin is. The b-sides are also all loving quality. I really hope we get a full album out of her soon-- boss bitch been busy as she not only had a comeback this year, but also has followed in the steps of JYP himself and started her own entertainment agency.

esperterra fucked around with this message at 00:10 on Aug 22, 2020

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008



oh hell yeah KPOP THREAD

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008



esperterra posted:

I haven't dug into their JP singles yet so can't speak on Cookie Jar, but out of their Korean singles atm my favourite is either Peek-a-Boo, Automatic, Russian Roulette or their cover of SES' Be Natural.

Also Zimzalabim owns and it is incredibly obvious the producers were inspired by I Got a Boy.


Depends. Some of SNSD's best songs are their Japanese singles. SM's Japanese work for their groups is usually top notch in general tbh.

Like Paparazzi loving slaps forever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUqP1xzRZkw

its true, those japanese albums are bangers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXH5MItGkXY

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






Happy BoA day!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVAjn3ssMzI

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRXZj0DzXIA

Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.


did they forget to put the chorus in?

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






More importantly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uliNs_hPU_M

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008




I enjoyed this!

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



I change my mind, Selena is okay.

Paperback Writer fucked around with this message at 00:04 on Aug 29, 2020

Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.


I've warmed up to it. It's fine.

LOOK SO GOOD YEAH LOOK SO SWEET

Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.


I've had Not Shy stuck in my head for daysss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b80TWrBflh8

ITZAYYY

Thom and the Heads fucked around with this message at 19:20 on Aug 29, 2020

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008



I first really didn't like it and thought it was all over the place. But I've been warming up to the song now. Kinda feels like Yeji took a bit of a backstep kinda vocally

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



Elucidarius
Oct 14, 2006



The REAL Goobusters posted:

I first really didn't like it and thought it was all over the place. But I've been warming up to the song now.

This is exactly how I feel about it. I listened to it once and hated it and then the next week found myself listening to it a lot.

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






In the reverse of everyone else's reactions, I liked it immediately but haven't gone back to it much. I still like Sour Candy more but Ice Cream somehow manages to slap and be chill at the same time. It's got a super good vibe.

Lisa's raps are becoming increasingly ridiculous tho

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeXRgJprF8s

ffs yg give dara some goddamn music to sing she sounds amazing in tyool 2020

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008



this is the first itzy song that i am listening to on repeat. it's a good one for playing sports video games

It would fit in well on NBA Street Vol. 2 on the PlayStation 2 video game console.

Cavauro fucked around with this message at 00:59 on Sep 1, 2020

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUsUzbmSLow

Vastakaiun
Apr 16, 2008



"Dinner's ready, yeah"

Continuing the trend for me of really enjoying the solo parts in SuperM songs and wishing the chorus would be over already.

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008



another sweet boring ost song that i liked. the slightly off english is a plus. not trying to disrespect that these artists are really doing good work. please be my friend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdpIjE1k4YI

Deformed Church
May 12, 2012

bear-headed geese




I just can't get into Ice Cream. It's an incredibly generic summer dance song and doesn't really match the styles or strengths of either Blackpink or Selena.

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



https://youtu.be/yYeHOX4Uh4E
Randomly just came across this mash-up and whoa itís incredible lol.

Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.


Paperback Writer posted:

https://youtu.be/yYeHOX4Uh4E
Randomly just came across this mash-up and whoa itís incredible lol.

Better than the original imo. Bad Boy is such a great song.

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8JMSOj46tY

SET THEM ON FIRE

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008



Paperback Writer posted:

https://youtu.be/yYeHOX4Uh4E
Randomly just came across this mash-up and whoa itís incredible lol.

drat this is actually hard. I just wish there was a switch up on the beat during Lisaís verse

Elucidarius
Oct 14, 2006




Whoa that's weird I was JUST thinking "Maaaan I wish I had more CL".

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






Elucidarius posted:

Whoa that's weird I was JUST thinking "Maaaan I wish I had more CL".

I'm hyped the gently caress up for this comeback, super curious to see if it'll be a mostly US or Korean promotion considering she's been based out of LA for a few years now. Either way, it'll be her first real comeback since getting free of YG-- I'm not really counting the mix tape she dropped at the end of last year if only b/c it was all songs she wrote while still at YG that they wouldn't let her release.

God that EP is one of the best albums period in a long rear end time tho. Can't wait to see what she gives us next. I hope she goes hard again-- I need something like Baddest Female, MTBD or Hello Bitches in my life right now.

I wonder if it'll be a full album or what.

God what a fuckin serve tho 'I go by the name of, you already know'. The queen is loving baaaack.

e: any excuse to post this tbh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ6xU7SSEn4

esperterra fucked around with this message at 17:49 on Sep 2, 2020

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mo_gPeh25k

esperterra fucked around with this message at 04:22 on Sep 4, 2020

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






I've never listened to Monsta X, so I have no idea what Wonho's vibe was when he was still with them. But I really dig this, I'll def check out the rest of the mini.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zFS-V_iCiM

also

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU4A9iNkeEg

Vastakaiun
Apr 16, 2008



esperterra posted:

I've never listened to Monsta X, so I have no idea what Wonho's vibe was when he was still with them. But I really dig this, I'll def check out the rest of the mini.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zFS-V_iCiM

Digging the singles this sensitive beefcake has put out, can't wait to listen to the whole thing.

I love Monsta X, though it's pretty funny how their English album sold me a much softer group than they actually are. Compare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGCFaZIeB3k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-TZyUDoBKg

Some of my other faves:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxi_UPPvrBU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5Zedh_5DDM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7IXKQzmpK4

Also, I've been listening to the new A.C.E mini album. I'm not very familiar with them but I 'm digging it, really solid album. Gonna have to check out their previous stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlxfyRRYc_c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P416UUerDVs

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esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






Jackson's got a new song out, too. His solo stuff can be really hit or miss for me but I appreciate the variety of music he puts out. This poo poo is great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EjxIQXBhlc

Also good god it's almost time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8DEmtUV9Vw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc6o2GoQPrQ

esperterra fucked around with this message at 18:55 on Sep 4, 2020

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