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pitchfork:

Beyond the blinding videos, plastic sheen, and frank commerciality, South Korea’s pop industry has produced some of the most accomplished mainstream music of the past five years. Jakob Dorof highlights 20 Essential K-Pop Songs.

The amount of f(x) in here makes me happy and also shows me the writer knows what he’s talking about.

pitchfork:

Beyond the blinding videos, plastic sheen, and frank commerciality, South Korea’s pop industry has produced some of the most accomplished mainstream music of the past five years. Jakob Dorof highlights 20 Essential K-Pop Songs.

The amount of f(x) in here makes me happy and also shows me the writer knows what he’s talking about.

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Dynamic Duo chat and performance at GW tonight. They were AWESOME live!

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I’m about a month late to this party but oh my god I’m obsessed with this song right now. The whole CD, really. Such good study music.

(I’m using the kpop tag but is this really kpop? they’re not exactly indie either…oh well)

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The new single from Kpop queen Lee Hyori.

I’m not 100 percent sold on the song yet (it’s good, if a little slow) but I love love love the video and lyrics.

Amazing 60s feel shot entirely in black and white. Plus two drag queens. Can’t really go wrong.

And the message is outstanding, especially in a country that still has a huge problem with gender disparity and women’s beauty standards. Here’s my favorite stanza, the ending:

"Are others eyes that important?
Does it feel like it’s your fault when something goes bad?
No, it’s not like that, come here, it’ll be okay
You’re Miss Korea”

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Tomorrow.If I survive intense magazine staff meeting time, that is.

Tomorrow.

If I survive intense magazine staff meeting time, that is.

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How am I spending my Valentine’s Day?

With TVXQ and Super Junior (KRY + Siwon).

Apparently they cut some of the lower-priced seats (not ours since we opted for legit seats thank god) last week to make the concert “more intimate.” Aka they wanted more people to buy the higher priced seats. But I’ll take a more intimate atmosphere any day.

Going with two of my best friends to listen to two of my favorite groups crooning ballads in a tiny auditorium? Can’t think of a better way to spend this holiday.

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Was running on the treadmill when this came on amongst the kpop that my gym usually plays. Not sure where it came from, but it certainly pumped me up.

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TVXQ Catch Me concert experience, aka the day I made eye contact with Shim Changmin

After the break - the story of the epic TVXQ concert we saw this weekend. 

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I’m probably biased since this was already my favorite of TVXQ’s songs, but 왜 has to have been my favorite song from the concert last night.

Stay tuned for my rundown of the concert experience.

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Hearing Gangnam Style…

kikinitinkorea:

Three Months ago, I was all…

Now, I am all…

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