RaNia is just barely popular enough to scrape into the bottom tier of K-pop girl groups, but their international fanbase is strong. Their Western sound and style has earned them a tonne of well-deserved supporters outside of Korea. Their music may not be very original —or even of a high quality half the time– but the [...]
After sending stale and tasteless K-pop fans into a tailspin with their revolutionary new single, “I Got a Boy”, Gods’ Generation stepped out for their first official comeback stage (Romantic Fantasy doesn’t count tbh) on M! Countdown.
When I first played Girls’ Generation‘s comeback single, “I Got a Boy”, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It doesn’t sound like what a Girls’ Generation single is supposed to sound like, nor does it even remotely resemble what any commercial pop single –K-pop or otherwise– generally sounds like today.
SM Entertainment must be hella pressed over YG Entertainment’s high brand value and sales forecast for 2013, because the super agency’s been using Girls’ Generation‘s comeback to dump truckloads of shade onto the YG family.
I’m not surprised to see that the legendary Crayon Pop are now influencing K-pop’s biggest stars. After Crayon Pop wowed an unsuspecting Korean public with their underground hit, “Dancing Queen”, Girls’ Generation have now conveniently come out of the woodwork and released a song of their own titled –you guessed it– “Dancing Queen”.
The general consensus amongst most K-poppers is that Girls’ Generation‘s Japanese albums trump their Korean ones. I don’t necessarily agree as I enjoy both for different reasons, but I get why people feel that way — compared to their Korean albums, SNSD’s J-pop is more grown-up and electronic, and I imagine that when they eventually [...]
Girls’ Generation‘s weird new single “Flower Power” is in stores now, which means two very amazing things: performances and b-sides!
The otherworldly sirens of Girls’ Generation are due to drop their second Japanese album, Girls’ Generation II ~Girls & Peace~, on November 28. It’s already yielded one chart-topping single in the double A-side hit “Oh!/All My Love Is For You”, so chances are that the album is going to sell about a gajillion copies upon [...]