Dal Shabet – Bang Bang Review

With Hurricane Sandy churning up the east coast, ready to disintegrate my cute South Jersey home, and made school close until Wednesday, I need to make use of the internet while I can. So, it’s time for a review!~ This K-pop album will be Dal Shabet‘s 14-track Bang Bang. It was released on June 6th, 2012 and was their first release with new member Woo Hee. You all know how much I love Dal Shabet, so let’s get this review started! My favorites are bolded.

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Hyun Ah’s “Ice Cream” vs. Ga In’s “Bloom”: Cut The Shit The Fuck OUT.

There seems to be this lovely, civilized debate circulating the K-pop universe that is comparing Ga In’s Bloom to Hyun Ah’s Ice Cream. Oh, did I say civilized? I meant, war zone between the “slut-shamers” and the “whore praisers.” It has irked my nerves more than the netizens accusing T-ara of bullying Hwayoung. It’s time for the shit to STOP.

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Show Must Go On

About a month ago, I finally had the time to watch AKB48’s documentary entitled Show must go on Shoujo Tachi wa Kizutsukinagara, Yume wo Miru. This has changed the way I see AKB48 forever. Before, I liked them. Their music was cute and nice and sometimes, a bit generic, but I never hated on them. I had my favorites and I liked who I liked without even really watching any variety shows, which might cause an uproar of “tsk tsk” from hardcore fans. I didn’t really mind that AKB48 pranced around in bikinis, because truly, almost every idol group has done it before. Until I watched this documentary, I’ve lacked that special connection I wanted for this group, something that I have for Berryz Koubou and maybe the Platinum Era Morning Musume. So when I did, I’ve finally come to realize why this group is the biggest phenomenon to ever walk the streets of Japan.

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The K-pop Round Up: September 2012

The month of September has been filled with copy-cat albums and titles. However, are any of them as good as the originals? Time to belly-flop into the music-verse of K-pop and hope we don’t slap our bellies too hard. Shall we~?

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