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juicyb

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Oct 27, 2017
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Just thought I'd give a heads up since I helped compile the mid year rankings but I'm not sure if I will be able to do the end of the year rankings. I've thought about it the last couple weeks and I've been super down. It could change but if anyone else wants to do it this year go ahead!
 

capitalCORN

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Oct 26, 2017
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Just thought I'd give a heads up since I helped compile the mid year rankings but I'm not sure if I will be able to do the end of the year rankings. I've thought about it the last couple weeks and I've been super down. It could change but if anyone else wants to do it this year go ahead!
I'm not volunteering, but thanks for all the effort, cheers.
 

Shizuka

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Oct 25, 2017
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Decided to watch Produce 101 before MNET deletes it from the internet. Wow, Sejeong came out as the boss ever since she showed up on camera.
 

DJChuy

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'll be making three lists: Top singles of 2019, Top B-Sides/Japanese/English, and the decade.

My biggest problem will be picking one GG and one 2NE1 song. I Got A Boy is iconic, but Lion Heart is one of their finest songs.
 

Wulfric

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Oct 25, 2017
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OMG how have I never heard of this group?

Looking back, SNSD must have diverted a lot of resources from them in 2009.


 

Shizuka

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Oct 25, 2017
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Is Polaris really giving LOONA the BLACKPINK treatment of one comeback per year? That's absolute clownery with a group with such potential.
 

Delphine

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At first I was heh about As You Wish, now I kinda like it. I think it still kinda disappointed me, but I think it can grow on me still.
 

SilentMike03

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Oct 27, 2017
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You'd think in a year where you have the first girl group to perform at Coachella, you'd want to capitalize on that exposure and maybe put out some new shit... You'd think.
 

juicyb

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Oct 27, 2017
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I've made my peace. After coachella, after the billion view milestone, after the award nominations, its just ineptitude of management at this point. Even after their concert tour. Capitalize on something
 

Neol

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Oct 25, 2017
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I honestly don't imagine them releasing anything until there done with there japan tour.

Realistically they should be working on a full album that there gonna fully promote and release after said tour but you can never predict YG's management lol
 

DJChuy

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Oct 25, 2017
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I will give YG credit for actually releasing new material before their Coachella performance. You would have imagined they would keep the momentum going after that though.

Anyways, Billboard posted their 100 songs that defined the decade, and three K-pop songs are included.

BTS - I Need U
Girls' Generation - I Got A Boy
PSY - Gangnam Style

 

Shizuka

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Oct 25, 2017
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Anyways, Billboard posted their 100 songs that defined the decade, and three K-pop songs are included.

BTS - I Need U
Girls' Generation - I Got A Boy
PSY - Gangnam Style

I'd have liked to see I AM THE BEST there as well, but that's a solid selection.
 

Delphine

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I'd have liked to see I AM THE BEST there as well, but that's a solid selection.

Honestly, I AM THE BEST not being on that list, but seeing IGAB or whatever that BTS song is being there, kind of make me go "whack!".
I AM THE BEST is still, to this day, my morning ring tone. Song is just too goddamn iconic.
 

juicyb

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Oct 27, 2017
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Don't really understand why they chose that specific BTS song as it is one of their more forgettable singles. Gangnam makes sense and I like the inclusion of IGAB
 

BaraSailey

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Oct 25, 2017
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Don't really understand why they chose that specific BTS song as it is one of their more forgettable singles. Gangnam makes sense and I like the inclusion of IGAB
It's probably because that was the first song BTS released where they changed their sound direction from hip hop to a more pop sound. They had their first win in Korea with it too. In a way it started their path toward where they are now. I would've picked Blood, Sweat, and Tears though; I feel that was when they really blew up.
 

DJChuy

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Each song has an article (just recently learned this). Just like it was already explained here, they mentioned the song was basically the start of their international fame among other things like series/concept albums.

I Am The Best would have been a solid pick as well.
 

Delphine

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Robinson

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Oct 27, 2017
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Jopping is a hot mess of a song. It's not cohesive at all. The individual pieces are good though so it's still listenable.
 

Favi

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Oct 25, 2017
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If they keep doing nothing about it, it has no reason to get any better this year or the next.
 

NameUser

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Oct 25, 2017
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Jesus, I have no words. I try my best not to criticize other cultures, but something seriously needs to change over there. Like I know celebrities commit suicide over here too, but it usually seems different. There it just seems like society has failed them and mental health isn’t being dealt with properly. Like it’s more stigmatized, and it also seems like they’re taught to take things more personal. Like when there’s a “scandal” they apologize for making their fans worry. It seems all about putting others feelings above yours to protect the status quo.

Idk. I’m ranting. This is so sad 😞
 

Kalnet

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm just... no words. I don't even have the heart to retweet anythinf related to her passing. Feeling a bit overwhelmed.
 

Casker

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Oct 25, 2017
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Holy shit that age of kpop is depressing now. That's at least 3 suicides now? Man once their group ends they should completely get the fuck out of the industry :(
 

DJChuy

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Oct 25, 2017
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RIP Hara

For a moment, it seemed like she was getting better and overcoming her hardships with her Japanese comeback, but Sulli's unfortunate death may have hit her very hard.

Kara was one of the first K-Pop groups I discovered and fell in love with. This is sad.