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  1. Red Velvet: Wendy Mini Album Vol. 1 - Like Water (Case Version) Red Velvet: Wendy Mini Album Vol. 1 - Like Water (Case Version) Wendy (Red Velvet)
    Wendy's beautiful blues
    April 30, 2021 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    After seven years of wait, Red Velvet's Wendy finally gifts us her long-awaited first solo mini-album Like Water! Having gone through hardships in her yearlong hiatus, Wendy comes back in a stronger self, and with a stronger voice, to welcome a new chapter of her life. Wendy shows off her vocal color and skills all at once in the mellow but powerful main title track Like Water (Track 2). Produced by Coach & Sendo, the acoustic pop ballad describes a love that is soft, healing and important Like Water: "My love is like water, filling up your painful spots, wrapping around your wounds, and hugging you tightly, making you stand up again." We're used to hearing Wendy sing high notes in Red... [read more]
  2. Pentagon Mini Album Vol. 11 - LOVE or TAKE (Mild Version) Pentagon Mini Album Vol. 11 - LOVE or TAKE (Mild Version) Pentagon
    Do or Not? Just do it yo!
    April 13, 2021 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    After going wild and crazy for love with Dr. BeBe and Daisy last year, Pentagon brings back their signature gleeful and bouncy music in their latest release! Eight manhwa boys pop up and melt your heart with romantic songs in LOVE or TAKE. The physical album is well designed in a manhwa concept complete with comic book sleeves, making it especially worth collecting. Making their first refreshing-style comeback in almost two years, Pentagon goes all bright, sweet and lovey-dovey in their 11th mini-album. Opening track 10s and (Track 1) sets a dreamy and fantasy ambience for the album, leading you into the world of a melodrama or romance comic. "Say you like me, just stick with me or not / Do... [read more]
  3. Pentagon Mini Album Vol. 11 - LOVE or TAKE (Romantic Version) Pentagon Mini Album Vol. 11 - LOVE or TAKE (Romantic Version) Pentagon
    Do or Not? Just do it yo!
    April 12, 2021 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    After going wild and crazy for love with Dr. BeBe and Daisy last year, Pentagon brings back their signature gleeful and bouncy music in their latest release! Eight manhwa boys pop up and melt your heart with romantic songs in LOVE or TAKE. The physical album is well designed in a manhwa concept complete with comic book sleeves, making it especially worth collecting. Making their first refreshing-style comeback in almost two years, Pentagon goes all bright, sweet and lovey-dovey in their 11th mini-album. Opening track 10s and (Track 1) sets a dreamy and fantasy ambience for the album, leading you into the world of a melodrama or romance comic. "Say you like me, just stick with me or not / Do... [read more]
  4. Weeekly Mini Album Vol. 3 - We play (Random Version) Weeekly Mini Album Vol. 3 - We play (Random Version) Weeekly
    It's Spring Time!
    March 31, 2021 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    While Weeekly may not be a huge name as of yet, they in fact swept five newcomer awards last year at different year-end ceremonies. One of the few rookies to not go for the trendy "girl crush" style in their debut, the group has continued with their youthful and lively "high-teen" concept in their third mini-album We play. Following Tag Me (@Me) and Zig Zag, Weeekly pursues their overwhelming teen energy and passion again in this album's title track After School (Track 3). Produced by Denzil Remedios and Ryan Jhun, the cheery pop number mixed with reggae and trap beats captures the joy of students enjoying their free time after school: "We're on our skateboards. Stamping our feet like we're... [read more]
  5. ONF Vol. 1 - ONF:MY NAME (Random Version) ONF Vol. 1 - ONF:MY NAME (Random Version) ONF
    Beautiful and blossoming
    March 31, 2021 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    After five mini-album releases, ONF finally drops their ambitious and conceptual first full-length album. The boys take us along on their youthful journey to search for freedom in the future through their 11-track album ONF: My Name. ONF first lifts us up with the funky house jam Beautiful Beautiful (Track 1). Again produced by Hwang Hyun, Beautiful Beautiful is an encouraging, upbeat self-love anthem with a retro spin, performed with lyrics that are plainly straightforward: "It's all about the frame people made up / Never gonna give in I'm a break it / Courage I set to be hated my man / Damagin' me but it makin' me strong / Taking off for today baby, God, bless me." The song may feel odd... [read more]
  6. BAE173 Mini Album Vol. 1 - INTERSECTION : SPARK BAE173 Mini Album Vol. 1 - INTERSECTION : SPARK BAE173
    Sparking joy with teen energy
    February 26, 2021 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    We all need something lively to cheer us up while we're trapped at home every day. Enter PocketDol Studio's (formerly known as MBK Entertainment) fresh-faced new boy group BAE173, whose nine member lineup includes X1's Han Gyul and Do Hyon. Unlike many other groups, BAE173 pursues a bubbly and high-spirited style that makes them stand out from the crowd! The rookie group collaborates with well-known K-pop producer team GALACTIKA* for all the tracks on their first mini-album Intersection: Spark. The prelude With Me (Track 1) starts the record off with a youthful and bright ambience and lyrics that share their hopes: "I'll never let you down, yeah. You just have to look at me…. I want you to... [read more]
  7. (G)I-DLE Mini Album Vol. 4 - I burn (Flower Version) (G)I-DLE Mini Album Vol. 4 - I burn (Flower Version) (G)I-DLE
    Burning, Sparkling and Blooming
    January 28, 2021 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    After their successful summer comeback with DUMDi DUMDi, (G)I-DLE geared back up in bold and fierce fashion for their fourth mini-album I burn. (G)I-DLE sets the bar high with the stunning intro HANN (Alone in Winter) (Track 1), which sets the mysterious wintry aura of the album. This theme is also meant to connect to their 2018 single HANN. Landing at #1 on various music charts, HWAA (Track 2) takes the Chinese characters of "fire" and "flower" as motifs to project the pain of breakup. So Yeon creates another masterpiece that blends Moombahton-based pop dance with traditional East Asian music and sentiments. Though it isn't as catchy as their previous title tracks, HWAA is the best... [read more]
  8. 18 Again OST (JTBC TV Drama) (2CD) 18 Again OST (JTBC TV Drama) (2CD) Korean TV Series Soundtrack | Yoon Sang Hyun | Sol Ji | Sondia
    18 Again, Love Again
    January 28, 2021 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    JTBC's 18 Again is arguably one of the best yet underrated Korean drama series of 2020. It conveys life lessons on family, love and friendship through a fantasy story about Dae Young (Yoon Sang Hyun), who returns to the body of his 18-year-old self (Lee Do Hyun) just before his wife Da Jung (Kim Ha Neul) files for divorce with him. Even though it's been almost three months since the finale, I'm still left with lingering feelings whenever I listen to the drama's original soundtrack. Overall, 18 Again is a very heartwarming and comedic drama, but it occasionally includes flashbacks that make our hearts wrench. Three songs – So You's "The Only One" (Track 1), So Hyang's Hello (Track 2) and Sol... [read more]
  9. BTOB 4U Mini Album Vol. 1 - INSIDE (SIDE Version) BTOB 4U Mini Album Vol. 1 - INSIDE (SIDE Version) BTOB 4U | BTOB
    Healing music 4U and me
    November 20, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    We all need some love and healing music to conquer this difficult time. Four out of seven members from BTOB – Eun Kwang, Chang Sub, Min Hyuk and Peniel – reunite as BTOB 4U, sending love to Melody and the world through their music in the subunit's first mini-album Inside. Despite having enlisted in the military, Hyun Sik still managed to produce the title track Show Your Love (Track 1) for his bandmates. Hyun Sik again worked with EDEN for the song production, along with Ollounder and LEEZ (who both took part in ATEEZ and Dreamcatcher's works). Show Your Love, needless to say, encourages us to express love heartily: "Everybody singing Show Your Love, Show Your Love. There is nothing more... [read more]
  10. LUCY Single Album Vol. 2 - Snooze LUCY Single Album Vol. 2 - Snooze LUCY
    Chilling in LUCY Island
    November 19, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    Among the countless survival shows in Korea over the past few years, JTBC's Super Band was certainly not the most internationally popular audition program, but it's been unexpectedly well-received among viewers. It has brought more recognition to bands like Hoppípolla, Purple Rain and LUCY and musicians like zai.ro and Woo Sung. I recently came across the show's first runner-up LUCY, and their new album Snooze is beyond my expectation. LUCY's second single album Snooze features a rearranged version of the same-titled song, which was one of their semi-final singles on Super Band. Co-produced by the members, "Snooze" (Track 1) is written for adults who aren't ready for society yet: "But you... [read more]
  11. Golden Child Single Album Vol. 2 - Pump It Up (C Version) Golden Child Single Album Vol. 2 - Pump It Up (C Version) Golden Child
    Pump it up baby!
    October 30, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    K-pop groups don't always go back to cute and sunshiny vibes after pursuing mature or chic styles. For their third comeback of the year, however, Golden Child surprised fans with the bright and upbeat new single Pump It Up after wrapping up the trilogy of Wannabe, Without You and One (Lucid Dream). Produced by MosPick (IZ*ONE's "Secret Story of the Swan"), title track Pump It Up (Track 1) is an uptempo dance number that conveys the heart-fluttering feeling when looking at a crush. The cheery vibe and energy of the song just naturally pumps up listeners and brightens up the mood. As usual, Jang Jun and TAG took part in writing the rap of the single. The verse where Jang Jun, Bo Min, TAG, and... [read more]
  12. WEi Mini Album Vol. 1 - IDENTITY : First Sight (Random Version) WEi Mini Album Vol. 1 - IDENTITY : First Sight (Random Version) WEi
    Time between dog and wolf
    October 23, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    With a full six-member lineup of survival program contestants, Oui Entertainment's first boy group WEi consists of familiar faces from Produce X 101, Produce 101 Season 2, Under Nineteen and YG Treasure Box. X1's Kim Yo Han, JBJ's Kim Dong Han, RAINZ's Jang Dae Hyeon, Produce X 101's Kang Seok Hwa and 1THE9's Yoo Yong Ha and Kim Jun Seo re-debut as WEi with their first mini-album IDENTITY: First Sight! Penned by Pentagon's Hui and Flow Blow, the alternative R&B title track Twilight (Track 1) unfolds the first chapter of their story, which evokes the image of butterflies searching for light in the time between dog and wolf: "You're a star shining brightly in the twilight / You are filled in... [read more]
  13. Lee Jin Ah Mini Album - Candy Pianist Lee Jin Ah Mini Album - Candy Pianist Lee Jin Ah
    Jin Ah in Wonderland
    October 9, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    There are days when you don't feel like jamming to those powerful, edgy, bass-driven K-pop EDM songs. That's when it's time to let K-pop Star 4's Lee Jin Ah bring you to a wonderland with her mini-album Candy Pianist! All written and produced by Jin Ah, Candy Pianist carries six jolly and fantasy-like songs that perfectly match the singer's sweet and pure vocal tone. The album opens with a same-titled intro (Track 1), escorting listeners to an imaginary world with an instrumental that makes you feel as if you're in a romantic comedy. Accompanied by a breezy, jazzy and upbeat melody, the cute lyrics of "The Wall Blocks Me" (Track 2) express the fear of failure while taking on new challenges.... [read more]
  14. CLC Single Album - HELICOPTER CLC Single Album - HELICOPTER CLC
    The journey never ends
    September 24, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    Looking through CLC's discography, they've made quite a few concept changes over the past years. In their recent comebacks, they've started to stick to more of a "girl crush" style of fashion and music. This time, CLC shows their ambition to follow their hearts and make it to the top in the fiery single Helicopter! Produced by hitmakers Hyuk Shin, Melanie Fontana and Michel Schulz, Helicopter (Track 1) is a mix of trap pop and EDM powerhouse beats. The song's lyrics channel their aspiration as singers and as a group ("I go up, helicopter. Then I make hella noise for the take off. I go up, helicopter. Never give up, ooh like a pilot"). While going through all the obstacles and challenges,... [read more]
  15. WONHO Mini Album Vol. 1 - LOVE SYNONYM #1. Right for Me (Random Version) WONHO Mini Album Vol. 1 - LOVE SYNONYM #1. Right for Me (Random Version) Won Ho
    Bouncing Back
    September 17, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    After half a year of hiatus, Won Ho surprisingly returned to the industry by signing with Highline Entertainment and Maverick. Before the album came out, I wondered what kind of music he would go for as a soloist. Despite looking strong and well-built on the outside, Won Ho actually owns a rather soft and velvety singing tone that fits R&B and ballads. But Love Synonym #1: Right for Me has totally changed my perceptions of him in terms of music. Losing You (Track 8) is a very meaningful song to him and his fans, especially those who went through the difficult time with him in the previous year. The heartfelt and straightforward lyrics, the simple yet soulful pop R&B melody, and the... [read more]
  16. SSAK3 Special Album Package (Special Edition) SSAK3 Special Album Package (Special Edition) SSAK3 | Yoo Jae Suk | Lee Hyo Ri | Rain (Jung Ji Hoon)
    Thanks for saving summer 2020!
    August 14, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    Just when I was ranting about how there haven't been a lot of seasonal songs in recent months, SSAK3 arrived to save my summer playlist with their special album! After debuting as trot singer Yoo San Seul, Yoo Jae Suk took on another challenge through the program Hangout With Yoo: form a summer co-ed project group with Lee Hyo Ri and Rain. It's chemistry overload when these three top stars collide! The superstars "re-debut" with new stage names to match the group's retro concept, with Yoo Jae Suk as U-Doragon, Lee Hyo Ri as Linda G and Rain as B-Ryong. They've dominated music charts with their upbeat newtro title single "Beach Again" (Track 1), which gives off 90s nostalgia on top of chill... [read more]
  17. (G)I-DLE Single Album Vol. 1 - DUMDi DUMDi (Night Version) (G)I-DLE Single Album Vol. 1 - DUMDi DUMDi (Night Version) (G)I-DLE
    Turn up my summer!
    August 14, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    After going all fierce and wild in Lion and Oh my god, (G)I-DLE shows a more cheerful and bright side with their addictive summer bop DUMDi DUMDi and i'M THE TREND! Turn up your summer with (G)I-DLE's summer anthem DUMDi DUMDi (Track 1)! As the group's first-ever summer comeback, DUMDi DUMDi spreads the passionate, refreshing and youthful feelings of summer love in the tropical pop dance number with strong Moombahton beats. Despite the style of the song departing quite a lot from their previous sounds, leader So Yeon has made another hit again collaborating with Pop Time, who took part in PSY's I LUV IT and Block B's Very Good. Minnie and Yuqi's husky tones and strong vocals stand out the... [read more]
  18. SF9 Mini Album Vol. 8 - 9loryUS (Random Version) SF9 Mini Album Vol. 8 - 9loryUS (Random Version) SF9
    Dancing in the Summer Breeze
    July 30, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    Miss those days when digital music charts were full of K-pop summer anthems ? This summer, we have SF9 who comes back with a bright, fresh yet chic style in 9loryUS! "The summer fragrance is making me dance! Bang Bang Bang! Let's giddy up, giddy up, giddy up now!" Composed by FNC's founder Han Sung Ho and RBW's Kim Do Hoon, "Summer Breeze" (Track 1) gives off summer energy in a mix of house beats and synth sounds accompanied by acoustic guitar melody. Han Sung Ho is also the main lyricist of the song along with N.Flying's Seung Hyub, Young Bin and Zu Ho. This summer bop is catchy, uplifting and addictive. It totally makes me want to dance in the summer breeze! What makes a summer jam isn't... [read more]
  19. AB6IX EP Album Vol. 2 - VIVID (Random Version) AB6IX EP Album Vol. 2 - VIVID (Random Version) AB6IX
    Vivid colors of AB6IX
    July 10, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    From Breathe to Blind For Love, AB6IX has mainly been exploring the deep house genre along with a subtly dark concept. A year after their debut, the boys show their energetic sides with some vivid sounds and styles. Rebooting in a four-member lineup, AB6IX brightens up your mood with their second mini-album Vivid! Jeon Woong, Dong Hyun, Woo Jin and Dae Hwi become your K-pop sweethearts in their upbeat title track "The Answer" (Track 3)! Produced by Zico, "The Answer" complements funk pop beats with lyrics about wishing a crush would give them "the answer." Lighthearted, vibrant and uplifting, both the song and its music video unveil the members' sweet and cute sides that totally suit their... [read more]
  20. Pentagon Vol. 1 - Universe : The Black Hall (Upside Version) Pentagon Vol. 1 - Universe : The Black Hall (Upside Version) Pentagon
    They're the new Basquiat!
    June 30, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    This year's Road to Kingdom was so much harsher than last year's Queendom. Despite there being no live audience in the studio, the groups made use of the I-shaped stage to present large-scale, versatile and inventive performances. All seven teams did well and gained more recognition that was much deserved. While watching the program, I began to fall for Pentagon's on- and off-stage charms and talents. They may be known more for their quirky image and upbeat sounds in previous releases, but Universe: The Black Hall will introduce you to a very different side of them that may make your jaw drop. From a pool of over 800 tracks, Universe: The Black Hall gathers 11 catchy and addictive songs,... [read more]
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