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K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Line 1 K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Line 1

My birthday is coming up. Pardon me if this week is melancholic. It’s just my mood at the moment.

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Zimzalabim

Red Velvet, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists of all time, just released their newest title track, Zimzalabim. And it’s... hmm.

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Step By Step K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Step By Step

It’s been awhile since we’ve featured a classic girl group pop ballad, in the veins of Gfriend’s Me Gustas Tu or A Pink’s No No No. Oh My Girl’s Step By Step is one of the better examples of late.

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Run K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Run

It’s summer. You’re working on your beach body. Jogging seems like an easy way to do it. Your running soundtrack would benefit from the inclusion of Younha’s Run.

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Birthday K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Birthday

It feels weird writing the words “Jeon Somi’s debut” in the year 2019, because as far as I’m concerned, she debuted all the way back in 2016 with Produce 101 and I.O.I. But I suppose Birthday is offically considered to be Somi’s first release, which is wild, because, well, what has she been doing all these years??

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Show Me The Light K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Show Me The Light

I just wrapped up three days’ worth of E3 conferences, so all I want to do is lean back, close my eyes, and put on some chill tunes.

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Swimming Pool K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Swimming Pool

Summer is very nearly upon us. Here in New York, where Kotaku’s mothership is based, that means the advent of sticky, humid weather that has you aching for—you got it—a swimming pool.

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Sorry Sorry K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Sorry Sorry

A decade after it was released, Super Junior’s 2009 hit Sorry Sorry remains one of K-Pop’s untouchable anthems.

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Whatever K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Whatever

The opening chords to Exist’s Whatever kind of remind me of an atmospheric soundtrack to a Metroidvania or a roguelike, right before everything goes to hell.

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Get It K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Get It

Last week, Pledis Entertainment announced Pristin’s official disbandment after a year of radio silence. Fans expected this to happen, but the finality by which the company hit the last nail in the coffin surprised many—especially given its waffling on another, similarly-fated girl group.

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Mushroom Wave K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Mushroom Wave

Offing is one of those Korean artists that I randomly stumbled upon during my late-night YouTube listening sessions. You know the ones: where you pick a song for the mood and you let the website’s auto-next-song function dictate your night. No one else does that? Just me?

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Really Really K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Really Really

I’ve become quite fond of the newbie group Cherry Bullet, despite their somewhat underbaked debut. Maybe it has something to do with their insistence on video-game-themed music videos. (That’s probably it.)

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Girls' Generation K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Girls' Generation

This isn’t a song by Girls’ Generation, the iconic girl group. This is a song about Girls’ Generation.

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Shampoo K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Shampoo

Congratulations are due for Shampoo, which never fails to bring a double-take to anyone who hears the name for the first time. “This song is called what?”

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Wonder K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Wonder

English lyrics? In K-Pop? This might be the furthest we’ve stretched the definition of the genre so far, but Wonder is worth it.

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: The Chaser K-Pop Pick Of The Day: The Chaser

Out of the dozens upon dozens of boy groups that debuted near the beginning of K-Pop’s recognition on the world stage in the early 2010s, few have had more impact or have lasted as long as INFINITE.

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Summer Man K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Summer Man

A common side effect of obsessively following a single music genre is burnout. My love for K-Pop has waxed and waned over the years, and in the interim, I find substitute genres to keep my ears busy. When I do come back to K-Pop (and I always do), I end up searching for music that lies at the intersection of these two…

Avengers: Endgame Is Excellent Avengers: Endgame Is Excellent

Avengers: Endgame, the big send-off to the current crop of money-printers known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hits theaters this week. Two of Kotaku’s hero-worshippers, Joshua Rivera and Seung Park, have thoughts about this conclusion (or is it?) to the franchise. We do spoil the movie, so if you’re planning to…

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Wee Woo K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Wee Woo

When I first introduced Pristin last year, I couldn’t hide my enthusiasm for their surely long and productive future careers. After all, their first couple of releases did great, right? It wasn’t like Pledis Entertainment would repeat the same mistakes they made with After School, right? What could possibly go wrong?

K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Cherry Blossom Ending K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Cherry Blossom Ending

It’s springtime in Korea, and that means one thing: a resurgence in the nation’s collective obsession with cherry blossoms.

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