The response by the k-fandom and several fansites closing. I mean it aint hard to see the petition going around complaining about the lack of loona content from them. You ain't gotta know some secret handshake to notice there's issues.
I'd hardly call 6 fansites closing and entitled manchildren complaining as backfiring... you make it seem as it's the end of the world for LOONA when in reality it's a whole lot of nothing.
The real reason why these fansites are closing is coz they got spurned by BBC, organizing expensive ass things for LOONA and expecting BBC to give them priority/special access to events/schedules ahead of time.
I dunno about you not only does that sounds like entitled manchildren to me... it almost sounds like they're wanting to be legalized stalkers which I'm glad BBC is stopping.
Either way, no this isn't backfiring in any way whatsoever. Also, BBC responded quicker than YG after this blew up, Heejin and Hyunjin already have a VLIVE scheduled for the 7th and there's nothing special about that day, so it's clearly a reaction to this.
This is the best groups that is ever going to come out of these survival shows, isn't it? I had zero hopes on their muical output seeing how unsuccesful The Unit was. They knocked it out of the park with both releases, but I mean is great. High energy catchy pop with a killer beat and their personalites all over the track. Bless them.
2.- Lovelyz – That day
Sweetune and Lovelyz, a match made in heaven. The bright atmosphere and melodies make this. Impossible not getting immediately cheered up.
3.- ONF - Complete
Mono Tree (Ex-sweetune B) at their best here. A great instrumental and a great hook. They even made a sax sample work.
4.- Oh My Girl – Secret Garden
Magical Oh My Girl is best Oh My Girl. Best girl group active (IMO) that mix a nice and varied discography, with nice concepts and a talented and balanced lineup. Hope 2019 ends up being their best year yet.
5.- IN2IT - Snapshot
Guilty pleasure throwback to kpop releases from 5 years ago, but with a modern twist. Nice catchy track.
7.- Laboum – Turn it on
Laboum are quickly entering my personal ranks, and they haven't really disappointed this year. Turn it on is a nice spin to the latin formula we have seen plenty of times this year, but this is the best interpretation.
8.- SHINee – Good Evening
SHINee still has it. Everything works like clockwork here. Really proud of them being able to keep doing what they do best.
Fantastic year in terms of music, really glad some nugus got big boosts this year (Oh My Girl and Momoland mainly). Legendary groups are missed, but the new blood is doing a decent job filling the gaps. Looking forward what 2019 will bring to the table.
I'm thinking of compiling all the best of the year posts into one post and pin it like I recently did with the ones from last year and maybe aggregating every ranking (people that had made at least top 10s or something), assign points to each position and make a global top song from the community.
I'm just glad about Namjoo regaining her confidence to appear on screen more often. Who wouldn't get sick stuck doing the cute concept for 7 year, they probably had much more leverage on negotiations during their last contract renewal.
Actually, calling their concepts "cute" may have been a mistake on my part. I enjoy cute stuff like that Oh My Girl Banana and Orange Carmel. Like Gfriend, they were more "innocent", and that's what bothered me. They were too pure for my liking 😅
Apink songs are usually cheerful and uplifting to me. Probably my favorite 2nd gen girl group. Their new song is alright and I like how they're trying new stuff out. Gonna listen to the rest of the album later, but this era was the best Apink. Classy and fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkTyUAwVUX8