I am an unabashed fan of B1A4 since their debut last year with their first mini-album “Let’s Fly.” That album had one of my favorite songs of last year, “Only Learnt the Bad Things.” I still think they are the best debut of last year’s crop. Their second mini album was blissful if unintentionally funny due to the trademark bad Engrish that they have. Yet, for all the joyful idiocy in those songs, they are brimming with talent that it corrects all of the bad parts of it. For instance, “Beautiful Target” is fun even for all the bad English in it.
With their newest album, the boys are definitely straying away from their cute boy image that they’ve established in their second album. This new mature sound seems like a new chapter for the boys. To what extent are they successful in conveying that maturity is another thing.
Another week, another personally beloved group comes up with a new release that drags me out of academia hell. Well, this week brings out is my favorite best new artist from last year, B1A4. Their second album was so fun and energetic that regardless of how much they butchered the lyrics, it was a great listen.
Their new song also comes with this fantastic teaser of Baro, back to his black hair (and looking mighty fine). The sound of their new song is definitely surprising because it is nothing like anything they’ve made before.
Although I’ll probably say this every year, I really feel as though 2011 was a great year for Kpop. So many artists had their debuts and comeback so there was a wealth of great music produced. Continue reading
Finally! Here’s the final list of songs for my top twenty. Each of this song, I can only offer nice words because they made my year of listening to music so darn good. I cherish each one of these songs for their virtues, the talents involved, and lastly their impact on me as a listener. Last year, my favorite song was Super Junior’s addicting “Bonamana”. This year is a different story.
Well it’s that time of the year to consider the best achievements of the year, something that I look forward to every year with much anticipation because I’m a list whore who actively watches award shows with much gusto. I’ve done this kind of listing before and I’m glad to share my list of the best songs of 2011.
2011 has seen its fair share of great music. The trends this year: throwbacks or nostalgic beats to artists reinventing themselves. There are many comebacks from legends that made the year even more special. I suspect next year will be an interesting one too. My overall regard for this year’s crop of music is due mainly to the ten artists listed below who, for whatever reason I specify, has made my year of listening to K-pop a wonderful experience. Last year, Girls’ Generation and Shinee took the top two spots on my list. Here’s a rundown of my favorite artists this year.
In honor of the rainy days that the east coast has been getting a lot lately, I’d like to present you my ten favorite K-pop songs to listen to when it’s pouring outside.
Here’s a brief chat about these songs.
Rainy days are very relaxing for me. I grew up in the Philippines and when it rains, it really RAINS. Typhoons are common there that I’ve grown to love the rain. So it’s no surprise that rainy days are some of my favorite types of weather.
Rainy days also have “soundtracks” that goes with the mood of the weather. It seems like artists love making songs that fit our mood when it rains. While not all of these songs will necessarily have rain as an ongoing motif of some sorts, we still get the relaxing and “chill” vibe from them. So here’s the list for my favorite songs to listen to during a rainy day.