[Music] MinJoon’s Monthly Top 10 – July 2018

It’s now July, and the heat is kicking real hard in Vegas. Stay cool, stay hydrated. Let’s get onto our list shall we?

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10. Samina GUGUDAN SAMINA
I was a bit confused on if the sub unit was called Samina, or just the title was weird. So, looking into this, this sub unit is all the girls that participated in Produce 101 Season 1. There is a short scene where they all answer the phone, and each member has their own color; it honestly reminded me of Power Puff Girls, and their Emergency Phone. I thought it was kind of funny that the sign on the closed shop said “Sorry We’re Holiday!” The song and MV have this rockabilly vibe, almost a MAMAMOO powerhouse vintage feel, if ya get what I’m trying to say. Its a fun little vacation song, and I find it to be cute, and different from Gugudan’s usual style.

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9. Oh MySEVENTEEN
Leave it up to Seventeen to play with the aesthetics. Their MV’s are always artistic in some sort of way, though they don’t always tell a story, they are very pleasing to watch. I also like how they took on the dancing this time, with the different times of movement; reminds me of those soldier walks. I’m really glad they brought back the clouds, it brought back memories of Adore U. They honestly never fail to impress me with how much talent they really do have.

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8. Retro FutureTriple H
The beginning of this music video kind of starts off looking like a purge movie, the show up at a couple’s house with masks and baseball bats, and ring the door bell, that seems to have a camera attached. The beginning also starts off with some Cha Cha Slide remix in the background, Well the trio makes it into the home and starts trashing it and playing around with the couple inside. The song itself has old funky beats and some new vibes, so it really fits with the title Retro Future; but we all know that if Hyuna is involved, its going to sound sexy as well. The MV also has a lot of ink spill filters to give it that old vibe as well, other than that it is very artistic.

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7. I’m So SickApink
I feel as this month is a more retro/vintage month. In this video we have a lot of VHS filters, Old box TVs, and film tape, that unfortunately is being more abused than looked at, such as sitting in a sink, or being touched with fingers. I really enjoy the chorus it gives the song a different kind of feel to it. The lyrics go on to talk about how they don’t have the same feelings they used to, but how they don’t really want it to end, though they cannot continue lying about their feelings. It also feels like the other person’s feelings has changed as well, they say “you call every night when your drunk and show no sign of sincerity” So it seems both sides are trying to hold on to feelings that are no longer there. 

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6. Dance The Night AwayTwice
Now this MV confuses me a tad bit and I have been reading into some theories for it. So, the girls end up on a strange island, and they start building shelter and gathering food and all that, and thanks to their good effort, they have a party. Well notice how Nayeon, Momo, Mina, and Jungyeon are all wearing full black dresses that don’t seem to fit the time era of the rest of the outfits? And they also didn’t really help create the shelter and/or help getting food. Twice even mentioned that this was a bit of a Horror theme, but at first glance you really don’t notice much. Some have theories that those in black are ghosts, and are trying to keep the rest of the girls on the island. It’s also strange how in the beginning they are calling out for help, and waving out to the ocean for any sign of help, but at the end, when a cruise ship passes by the island, they go back to sleep and forget about it. What’s your take on this MV?

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5. Ride on the WindKARD
I can always appreciate that KARD has a lot of choreography in their music videos, it really does tie the video together. I really like the summer beach vibes, it seems they honestly had a lot of fun filming this on the beach. To me the song sounds a bit like uncertainty in a relationship between friends potentially becoming lovers. The male part is asking how do I get into your heart, what am I not doing, I can wait; while the female part is asking, do you really like me, tell me you don’t hate me, and is all brought together with ‘Ride on the Wind’. Ride on the wind almost sounds like another way to say go with the flow, just let nature take its coarse.

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4. Always You ASTRO
Beautiful Astro, beautiful! I actually love this. Also I’m super excited about their hair colors this comeback, I have a soft spot in my heart for green hair. (if anyone remembers my hair was green for two years). This comeback has a lot of emotion in it, and I adore that ASTRO can always pull that off. The music video switches around from clear, black and white, to full colors and its very visually pleasing.

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3. EgotisticMAMAMOO
This song has a very Latin feel, but stays true to MAMAMOO’s unique style. They take on a very sensual feel to this MV; such as Hwasa in a bathing suit, Solar on a pole, the hip rolls, skit slits. I like that Moonbyul plays up her style a lot, between a Mariachi jacket to a very feminine two piece suit. You can also see more of Wheein’s tattoos, I’m not sure how many are hers or just for this comeback, but they suit her. I also like the new logo they are using.

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2. Summer Night’s DreamFTIsland
Wow oh Wow, Hongki is looking cute! The way he acts in this music video reminds me of the way he acted as Jeremy in You’re Beautiful; just that shy almost dorky cute love. I do believe the theme has a bit of a MidSummer Night’s Dream in it, with the soft focus, flowers and romance. They are even performing in a theatre.

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1. Touch and SketchLeo
Wow oh wow. This is really sexy. I am extremely proud that Leo is doing a solo, he’s so passionate with his work, and it shows in Canvas. The video in short reminds me of “Paint me like one of your french girls.” It’s very sexy, lots of painting, amazing choreography, it’s awesome. You can also see how much Leo has broken out of his shell, and how much his acting comes out in this.

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[Music] MinJoon’s Monthly Top 10 – June 2018

It’s June and it’s extremely hot in Vegas!! Why not beat the heat with these cool beats! Haha sorry, I am attempting to make this fun, but for real, it’s super hot.

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10. Rain SoundsMigyo
This song is all about missing someone, and how everything falls to memory after a long time. Through the video she goes through the grief of breaking up, and longs for them to comeback or call her when they are drunk. She talks about how her heart is stunned by the sorrow she feels and how everything she remembers is just a memory and no longer things that are happening at the moment.

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9. You Are My XXXXXUrata Naoya
Holy Crap, so, Urata is my bias from AAA (triple A, Attack All Around) released solo, that isn’t on itunes or anything, I just happened to see the teaser on twitter. Those who don’t know AAA, they are a 6 member group from Japan, that consists of 2 girls and 4 boys, that debuted in 2005. Anyways, I knew the title had XXXXX in it, but I had no idea it was gonna be lowkey sexy. Urata has such a unique voice and it fits this song and concept very well.

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8. SunsetKim Dong Han
So JBJ’s Maknae has a solo! A very impressive Solo. He that some vibe Taemin gives off in his solos, not saying he’s like Taemin, just saying they have a very unique emotion when dancing. Its very sensual they way he dances, and the song fits perfectly with it. I’ve never listened to JBJ, but if this is the vibe him and his members are going to give off, I’ll give it a shot! It’s a very simple but visually pleasing MV.

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7. #Cookie JarRed Velvet
This video was a little weird, but super cute. Some how the girls found a random jar of cookies buried in the forest, and thought “Hey lets eat these!” and on this weird magic sugar high they are on, they start to add random ingredients to their sweets, such as shoes. Well now eating those sweets they start getting random buttons, ants and shoelaces inside those sweets, so they destroy all the sweets and smash the now ant infested cookie jar. TBH I hate finding weird things in my food, so it was a little hard for me to watch them pull weird stuff out of cakes and cookies. I do enjoy that the colors of their outfits shift to black to pink. Red Velvet never fails to impress me with their songs, and how often they put them out. Also Congrats on the 1st Japanese Mini Album!

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6. Something NewTaeyeon
I really enjoy MV that are half Black and White and half Color. As much as I miss Tae’s blonde hair, she looks amazing as always. It starts off with very random flashes of scenes and then Taeyeon crying, to stepping out of a car onto the red carpet. Then it goes to her being an assassin of sorts. Which usually there is a reason behind it, money, fame, revenge, but at the end Taeyeon throws her suitcases full of money and jewels while shooting them with a shot gun. Very odd but I dig it.

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5. Take Me HigherACE
So I actually saw the Relay Dance of this before the MV, and I love the shorts haha. The dance on it’s own is fun and playful. The MV made me crack up a few times at them keeping a straight face while balls were flying at them. I like the bright colors and fun vibe of this MV a lot. Oh! Crop tops!

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4. Our PageSHINee
Grab your tissues cause this MV hurt me a lot. Now I know SHINee is on this list twice, and please know that I write all of these out of order according to what comes out first, Anyways… The Music Video shows the members going through training, filming shoots, making music, but all have this underlining want to not feel or be there. It cycles through feelings and with the lyrics together its honestly really emotional. So these lyrics the members wrote for JongHyun, and the album even includes a special track with JongHyun’s vocals included. “목소리 날아 너 있는 곳에 닿을 거란 걸 우린 알잖아” Our voices are flying, We know it’ll reach you wherever you are. SHINee will always continue to fly as 5

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3. Shoot Me DAY6
This is an amazing way to shine light onto verbal abuse. The lyrics say its easier to take a bullet than your harsh words. Verbal abuse can happen to anyone in any relationship, and from someone who has received verbal abuse, it honestly is hard to handle words that stick in your mind for a long time, and even DAY6 as idols, hearing harsh words constantly takes a toll on your well being.

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2. 파블로프의 개 (Ft. Cold Bay, Basick)RAVI
So I honestly thought Ravi was going to have a video for this, since he seems to enjoy them, but I don’t blame him. This is a Mixtape, and not technically a comeback, but its new music and that’s what matters to me. It’s a good sound to bounce to, I dig it. I appreciate Ravi’s efforts and how he goes to his friends for feedback. It takes a lot to produce a mixtape, and this being his 3rd one. You can defiantly feel and hear how far Ravi has come.

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1. I Want YouSHINee
I want you to love this song as much as I do. I absolutely adore this concept, the edit, the fashion, the style of song. This is a great Summer Bop. It has this late 80s early 90s computer vaporwave look to the MV, and their old fashion look, but with a modern song, *perfect.gif* Its just perfect.

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[Music] Top 10 of 2017

2017 was such a long year, and so much happened, a lot of history was made in the K-pop world. Well, opening up the new year, we present to you, our top ten songs. As hard as it is to keep track of all the music this year, we did it, just for you! These lists are in no particular order, they are all equal. 

Note: * songs are Japanese. ^ songs are in Chinese

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MinJoon’s List~
10. Power EXO
9. 창문 Samuel Seo
8. DDDEXID
7. CatwomanDrug Restaurant 
6. Wind FTISLAND
5. Really ReallyWINNER
4. Come Back HomeBTS
3.  BOMB Ravi Ft. San E
2. I loved you DAY 6
1. DinosaurAKMU

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Patty’s List~
10. Pick It UpKis-My-Ft2
9. ColorsV6
8. Peace SignKenshi Yonezu*
7. Hola HolaK.A.R.D
6. DNABTS
5. HobgoblinCLC
4. Lip & HipHyuna
3. Spring DayBTS
2. YesterdayBlock B
1. Shall We DanceBlock B

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RD’s List- 
10. DNABTS
9. Shangri – La VIXX
8. Movie BTOB
7. Star Boyfriend
6. Runner – UP10TION
5. Can Be Better HIGHLIGHT
4. Remember Me Viction
3. Beautiful Monsta X
2. Hola HolaK.A.R.D
1. RollinB1A4

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Iris’s List~
10. Girl FrontLOONA / ODD EYE CIRCLE
9. 고쳐주세요 (Fix Me) 볼빨간사춘기 (Bolbbalgan4)
8. DramaramaMonsta X
7. Where You At NU’EST W
6. Okay Jackson Wang ^
5. Intro: SerendipityBTS
4. 새 신발 (I Wander) – 예은 (HA:TFELT)
3. Let Me OutJongHyun
2. You in MeK.A.R.D
1. MoveTaemin

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SHINee World V – First USA Tour

As an International Shawol, it’s a dream to attend SHINee’s legendary “SHINee World Tour” selling out major cities and arenas such as Japan’s ‘Tokyo Dome’ selling 50,000+ tickets multiple days in a row.
    Thanks to the team at SubKulture Entertainment our dreams have finally come true after 8 years, The first ever North American branch of SHINee World Tour had begun. Starting in Canada, kicking off the successful tour in Toronto and Vancouver, Then bringing it down to the states, where i was lucky enough to not just go to one, but both US dates!
       Flying from Las Vegas, to Dallas early morning on the 24th, my journey began. After checking into my hotel, having a meal and heading down to the venue. The Dallas stop of the tour was held in the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie TX. I had a P2 ticket, and I was first surprised at how well everything seemed to be organized as i entered the venue. I picked up my pre-ordered merch and quickly went down to my seat. With a good view of the stage and quickly meeting some new friends to enjoy it with. They kicked off the start with their song “Hitchhiking” which had the crowd going wild from the beginning. Playing well-known hits such as “Lucifer”, “Hello”, and “Ring Ding Dong”. They had our teal ocean in tears by throwing in their hit ballads Selene 6.23” “투명 우산 (don’t let me go)with JongHyun and Onew singing “잠꼬대 (please don’t go)”.They ended the concert with songs off their latest album “1 of 1” . As the boys told us stories about their tour so far, from Keys Gucci suit burning in Canada to what the members had for lunch. As the night came to an end we were sent off with memories to last a lifetime. That wasn’t the end for me, as I had a flight the next day to see them again at their LA show.  
  Last stop… the LA stop was held in the Shrine Auditorium. The same concert, same songs, same outfits, but a whole new day full of emotions and adventures. The concert pretty much stayed the same as Dallas, but with new jokes and stories told by the group. Key, MinHo and TaeMin all impressed us with their English skills, while JongHyun and Onew stuck to Korean with very little English. We still enjoyed every word they said, ending the concert we sang Happy Birthday to JongHyun as his birthday was the next week. As we said our goodbyes, the boys returned to Korea well rested with smiles and hopefully we impacted them as much as they did us.  
   Over all the SHINee World V was a dream come true with an experience and memories i’ll never forget, although people called me crazy flying to both concerts I would do it all over again.



 Kitty Smith

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Hyuna THE QUEEN’S BACK Tour in LA

When you think about March, one of the things that may come to your mind is March Madness which occurs in sports. However music, specifically K-Pop, also has had its share of madness this month with the amount of concert tours K-Pop fans are getting. One of those concert tours that began late last February and concluded last weekend was Hyuna’s first North American tour titled THE QUEEN’S BACK. It was so awesome that I had to take a week off before getting around to typing up this recollection. haha.

#Hyuna ‘s message to North American fans! Halfway through the tour #NYC tomorrow night. #HyunaTour

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I will be reviewing the tour from the Los Angeles stop perspective since that is the one me and my good friend, Pat Fu, experienced. The Los Angeles leg of the tour was held at The Novo which is located in downtown LA party hot spot LA LIVE which is next to major attractions such as the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center (where KCON LA is also held annually). Before the concert, I have never been inside The Novo before so I wondered how big and cool the venue would turn out to be. When I walked inside though I found it really cool as my first impressions were it reminded me of what an inside of a Las Vegas club might turn out to be like. There was a cool, ambient lounging area; but people were not looking to really chillax in it, because they were ready to see their queen Hyuna. Inside the lounging area was a bar. Since me and my friend are over 21, we wanted to get hyped even more and we bought drinks before heading into the seating/stage area. The staff at the bar and throughout the rest of THE NOVO were friendly and gave above average service in my opinion. We had someone escort us directly to our row, so we wouldn’t have trouble trying to find it in the dark. My favorite staff’s person though was the restroom attendant. They had someone actually hand out soap, like actually squeeze it into your hands, and pass you paper towels before even going for it yourself. That’s how you know it’s high class. hahaha. There was only one thing I caught up on that threw me off about the staff a little. I heard one of the ushers tell fans to calm down, because we were too excited. I thought by now, considering how many K-Pop concerts LA has had already, that they should know that most of us K-Pop fans have no chill and are so dedicated to our artists.
Anyways, onto the happenings of the concert. Someone actually told us before the show that there were rumors that there was going to be a 30 minute delay. To me though, the concert started good on time — or maybe it might have been because I was so excited to finally see Hyuna in person that I didn’t actually notice when me and my friend got into our seats. Before the show they had renowned dance cover group UCLA Koreos come out to open the show with a cover to Hyuna’s latest hit song 어때? (How’s This?). It was cool getting to see them perform as I missed them perform last year at KCON in the morning which I really wanted to see. Hyuna’s dancers then came out and started Roll Deep followed by the queen herself marching out with the unique swag she could only pull off herself and jumping into the first verse. The crowd went nuts as Hyuna was finally in person in front of our eyes!  Hahaha. After she performed Roll Deep she introduced herself and welcomed the Los Angeles crowd. She then gave fans a photo opportunity of her as she strolled around stage for a few minutes doing cool and cute poses giving fan service to us lucky crowd while lounge music played — which was kind of awkward but at the same time was just so right! She then thanked us for coming again and went back to performing. Throughout the show she performed more of her hit songs such as How’s This, RED, and Ice Cream. Man, this one male fan wanted her to perform Ice Cream, that he screamed out for her to perform Ice Cream and she was taken aback for a second in a funny, in a surprised way. It made us all crack up. She also promoted her latest album A’wesome more and performed songs off of that such as Do It! (for the first time on stage she said), Freaky (which me and Pat Fu were bumping to), and U&Me (my top favorite song of the night I think). She also brought back Change! A lot of fans felt nostalgic once she performed that hit from the good old days. Throughout the night she also had personal fun with her fans which is the reason why me and my friend like her a lot. She not only has her hot media image side, but she also has a down to earth, cool, friendly — real side of herself as well. She let fans ask her questions or even fulfilled some of their wishes such as take a selfie with them in the crowd. There were games played between Hyuna and her fans throughout the concert as well. One of the games was ‘How Compatible Are You With HyunA?’. Some of you might have seen it being played between idol group members on variety shows. The emcee would name two opposite things from a category, such as heels or sneakers, and at the same time after a countdown if you said the same thing as HyunA you would get a point. If you got 3 out of 5 rounds correct, you would win a prize. There were 3 people playing and they all won, so they got polaroid pictures of HyunA which HyunA kissed herself! So lucky! Another game was a dancing game where she called up 5 people to the stage and whoever was the best dancer and showed their love for HyunA the most through dance would win. The song they danced to was her latest song once again, 어때? How’s This?. I guess the prize was a back hug, because this girl got a back hug from HyunA and she was declared the winner. The show was then closing up and like other K-Pop concerts it felt so short. Me and my friend didn’t want HyunA to leave after finally seeing her in person. The show I would say ran for a good hour to an hour and thirty minutes. Like every other K-Pop concert, which makes me love these people I like to classify myself as — a K-Pop fan — people were chanting, “Encore, encore, encore…!”. There was only one song she didn’t perform that me and my friend were saying that she just HAD to perform or it wouldn’t feel right … Then after a few minutes dressed clad in her own tour merch was the queen HyunA coming out and performing the song that made her the queen that she is — BUBBLE POP! At that moment, at that closing moment of the show, me and my friend partied and sang together and knew, and appreciated, that we did it and came all the way out here to LA to show love for our homegirl, our queen, HyunA. …And that’s all I got to say. In the words of my good friend … “It was a good trip.” –in my own words now, a memorable trip that I will never forget (Thanks Pat Fu. ). ONTO KCON LA 2017!!! Where we will party even more – me and these other K-Pop fans out here! Thank you HyunA for being A’wesome. A-ing (Also her newly named fandom name)!

RD

 

–  RD
Vegas Admin/ Concert Reviewer

[Music] Top 10 of 2016

Wow, it’s hard to believe 2016 is already over. It’s been 2 whole years with Unordinary Fans! So since it is the end of the year, we would like to announce our favorite songs of the year! IT WAS HARD choosing only ten songs each, but we managed! Please tell us what your top ten 2016 songs are!

Note: * songs are Japanese 

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Patty’s List~
10. さよならひとりTaemin *
9. Playing with FireBlackpink
8. Save MeBTS
7. Please Come BackKIXS
6. QueenHISTORY
5. All InMonsta X
4. Full HouseMOBB
3. HomeAilee
2. I Am You, You Are MeZico
1. ToyBlock B

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MinJoon’s List~
10. I Love too MAMAMOO
9. Stuck Monsta X
8. NEWAAA *
7. I’m Young WINNER
6. Me Like Yuh Jay Park
5. Youth(Night)OOHYO
4. Mistake Drug Resturant
3. Take Me Now FTIsland
2. DamnRa Ravi
1. ReflectionBTS/Rap Monster

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Kat’s List~
10. This LoveDavichi
9. Oh NaNaK.A.R.D
8. Can’t Help MyselfEric Nam
7. 11:11Taeyeon
6. PrismSHINee
5. Hello Bitches CL
4. FXXK ITBIGBANG
3. さよならひとり  – Taemin *
2. Tell Me What To DoSHINee
1. MoonJongHyun 

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RD’s List-
10. RibbonBEAST
9. Hey Mama! EXO-CBX
8. Not the same Person You Knew One, G2, BeWhy ft. Simon D 
7. Last DanceBIGBANG
6. Very Very Very I.O.I
5. Full House MOBB
4. LOTTOEXO
3. NavilleraGFRIEND
2. FXXK ITBIGBANG
1. I Like ThatSISTAR

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Shelby’s List~
10. All InMonsta X
9. Very NiceSeventeen
8. Making it RainBlock B – BASTARZ
7. FlyGOT7
6.  RibbonBEAST
5. I am You, You are MeZico
4. OvercomeNu’est 
3. Feel AliveTOPPDOGG
2. Get DownBoys Republic
1. StalkerUKISS 

 

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Korean Rock – Music History

Korean Rock, the genre that is not often talked about among Hallyu fans. Now you may have heard a few of these names or heard some of these songs, but lets get into other groups and how it all started.

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shin_jung_hyun_webAccording to wikipedia, Korean Rock music started back in the 1950s with Shin Jung Hyun aka Korea’s “The Godfather of Rock”. So Shin Jung Hyun, set out to make music, and created a very distinct style of Rock music. To a lot of people, his style was very similar to the American Rock group, The Doors. In the 1970s, Shin was arrested on drug charges and the Government was censoring a lot of music, which put Rock music on a huge hold in Korea.
Listen to Beautiful Rivers and Mountains

the-brothers-of-sanulrimSo in the late 1970s a trio by Sanulrim made their debut saving Rock before the Pop wave came. Their songs were all over the place, some being children songs to some more 70s – 80s psychedelic rock. The group was actually all blood brothers, Kim Chang-wan, Kim Chang-hoon, and Kim Chang-ik. They started in University, and have released 13 albums. The group broke up in 2008 when the maknae of the group, Chang-ik died in an accident. The eldest brother, Chang-wan, went on into do other work, such as acting, and was in the popular drama, Coffee Price as Hong Gae-shik.
Listen to Will You Arrive in Autumn

1980s rolled around and Rock music got a bit heavy! With 3 major rock groups, Boohwal, Beakdoosan, and Sinawe.
Boohwal was 22005-boohwal-teuzsaid to have more Korean-style melodic rock ballads, than the other two groups. Throughout the years they have had many group member changes. They produced 13 albums and won Best Rock Performance in 2009.
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Beakdoosan, may sound similar due to the Japanese fighter game, built by Namco, Tekken 2. Unfortunately that isn’t the person we are talking about. Beakdoosan came out with 9 albums. They are very similar in sound to American Glam Rock, not so much style. When listening to them, my mind went straight to Motley Crue and KISS.
Listen to The Moon on BeakDoo Mountain
hqdefaultSinawe is your Korean Glam Rock. I do find them a lot more similar to Beakdoosan than to Boohwal, but I also see why these were the 1980s big 3. Sinawe is considered to be the first heavy rock group in South Korea. Shin Daechul is actually Shin Jung Hyun’s son, and formed Sinawe in 1986. Just like Boohwal, they also had a LOT of members leave and go. The released 12 albums, and also was featured on several albums.
Listen to 희망가

In the early 1990s Korea took a change in leadership and Korean youths discovered more
and more music from around the world. This is the first time Punk music was fully introduced in Korea. Our first couple groups were, Crying Nut and No Brain. Around the time we had Sum 41 and Blink-182.
Listen to 넌 내게 반했어 by No Brain
crying-nut-2013-2Crying Nut has been around since 1995, but didn’t get famous till 1998 with their debut album Speed Up Losers. They are considered the Godfathers of Korean Punk music, A lot of Godfathers of music here! They also recorded 2002’s Fifa World Cup‘s Song for Team Korea. Which is actually, according to my mother, was my second World Cup. Korea and Japan hosted this World Cup, making it the first time in Asia, and Brazil one that year. Later Crying Nut was in a law suit against CNblue for the song Deadly Offside. Since then, as of 2014, they have 7 full length Albums!
Listen to Speed Up Losers

23326-lazybone-cmkqLate 1990s Ska Punk was really pushing forward. For those who don’t know, Ska is a type of Jamaican music, Similar in sound to Sublime. So Ska Punk is just a fusion of the two, and this produced Lazybone. Debuting in 1997. Due to their Ska sound they were very popular with TV commercials.
Listen to SanoRamen 

220px-%ec%88%98%ec%a0%95_%eb%8b%a8%ec%b2%b4_%ec%97%ac%eb%a6%84%ec%a0%95%ec%9e%a5_2Soon came along 2006, we have Dickpunks! Coming in Second place on Superstar k 4, in 2012, they hoped to gain more fans! Now Dickpunks is one of my favorites! They all participate in writing and creating their music. They have a total of 6 albums, and actually don’t have a guitarist. Hyun-Woo, the Pianist, thought the group would sound much better being a Piano based group.
Listen to We Young

Let’s get into our FNC Rock groups, FTisland, and CNblue. FTisland debuted back in 2007, and 2008 in Japan! They have 6 Korean albums and 7 Japanese albums, along with Solo albums. ft-island_1465625286_af_orgThey are one of the bigger known groups, due to countless promotion idea FNC as thrown lead vocalist Lee Hongki into. Hongki has been on many TV shows, and acted in many dramas. He often talks about his members, sex and drinking, almost like your typical rock star, but stays humble to his true being. Compared to their brother group, CNblue, FTisland considers themselves the Companies guinea pig group; and rather not be compared to CNblue. Hongki has stepped forward and has said the Company puts FTisland through things they would never put CNblue or AOA through, making them FNC’s experimental group. With Lee Hongki acting in dramas such as You’re Beautiful as Jeremy, and being a guest star on We Got Married, the group has gained more popularity.
Listen to Take Me Now
A couple years later, CNblue was formed! CNblue has a more Jazz Pop feel than FTisland. Lead vocalist Jung Yonghwa, has done many duets with other artists and also acting! Releasing only 2 Korean albums, they have released 7 Japanese albums! Their CEO said he would most likely leave the company in the hands of Jung Yonghwa instead of Lee Hongki starting a controversy among the groups.
Listen to You’re So Fine

Rock music in Korea has gone a long way! There are still so many groups to talk about and so much history behind each group! I hope you learned something new today, I know I did. I’ll make a list below of some other groups you got to give a listen! Tell us your favorite Korean Rock Band!

Mistake by Drug Restaurant
Congratulations by DAY6
Cherry Blossom Ending by Busker Busker
Wiing Wiing by Hyukoh
Everything by The Black Skirts
The Ship Going Down by SkaSucks
Run Away by Royal Pirates

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