[HIGHLIGHT] G5SH: 舉刀自盡Back to Heaven ft.莫宰羊

I, shamefully, am only discovering this song three months after its release. I’m not familiar with G5SH or Mo Zai Yu莫宰羊, but I really love this piece they put out. I’m not really sure how to classify it. It’s predominantly electronic and has a sound that I associate with Taiwanese EDM very much but I…

WayV威神V: Take Over the Moon Album Design Critique/Translation

I’m always excited to go through K-pop album packaging despite not actually listening to much K-pop. It’s a nice learning experience to see how designers and creative directors curate and put together albums for artists. This time around, I critiqued WayV’s Take Over the Moon mini album. To be clear they are a mando-pop group…

[HIGHLIGHT] Vicky Chen陳忻玥 : Am I Who I Am

MUSIC RATING: 9/10 | MV RATING: 8.5/10 I always appreciate Vicky Chen’s sound. Her music is quite consistent and very suitable for her strong voice. I like the slight old-school Avril Lavigne vibe with the bold piano and drums in ‘Am I Who I Am’. The music is refreshing in the way that it leans…

[ALBUM CRITIQUE] LIM HYUNSIK: Rendez-Vous

Got to posting another critique video on critiquing photography and design from Lim Hyunsik’s awesome mini album, Rendez-Vous. While simple, they did a good job putting the design of thsi album together.

[ALBUM CRITIQUE] NCT127 Neo Zone The Final Round

Check our the album critique for Player No. 1 and Player No. 2 of NCT127’s repackaged album: The Final Round. This was an album that had a very fun concept but artistically wasn’t executed to its maximum potential, let’s see what opportunities there are to make it better!

[HIGHLIGHT] ONEWE: Regulus 야행성

Besides artistic critiques, I like to stick to Mando-pop on this blog as Kpop is already very widely known. I’ve had very little interest in Kpop after JYJ left TVXQ like ten years ago. As you can see at this point, things pertaining to Kpop here usually revolves around artistic stuff like music video critiques,…

[HIGHLIGHT] 曹楊 Young – Astray走散

I wanted to share a new artist I found and his recent song, Astray, a smooth, sad love song. I’m not familiar with Young (Cao Yang) at all but I definitely like the way he sings and projects his voice effortlessly without reservation. Normally I would probably just pass over a song like this but…

Stray Kids: God’s Menu 神메뉴 MV Critique

MUSIC RATING: 8.8/10 | MV RATING: 9.5/10 A week ago, k-pop group Stray Kids released the MV of their title track, God’s Menu. I don’t know anything about the group so I came into this MV without any expectations. MUSIC 8.8/10 I give them props for the music. I’m not familiar with this group but…