Hello lovies! I know I haven’t been writing much on here or on ECE twitter. I even missed the second birthday of ECE! I know I’m horrible, BUT I have a good excuse I’ve been busy with university. If it makes you readers feel any better, I haven’t listened to any new kpop in the last three-four months.
So here’s just a post so you know that I haven’t abandoned my music lovers! Since it’s been sort of gloomy weather the last few days I decided to make a rainy day playlist. I feel like rainy day weather is the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book or movie, some hot tea or warm yummy food with a nice playlist in the background. Continue reading Rainy Day Playlist part 1 →
I wasnâ€™t like a superfan or anything untilÂ SecretÂ released Magic; that was the dealbreaker. Magic was just what they Â needed, it was catchy and fun. Also on that mini album they had some really great songs that showed that they can have a fun song and sing. Continue reading Artist Analysis: Secret →
Brown eyed girls are one of my favorite girl groups; they are the ones who really started me in more of an r&b sound in Korean music when all I knew about were SNSD and SHINee; the idols. I stumbled across the group when they were promoting ‘You’ from their mini album My Style.
ObviouslyÂ these girls are extremely talented,so I decided to disect each members voice using a cupcake analogy. Enjoy! Continue reading Artist analysis: Brown Eyed Girls →
So there’s two trio’s who have been pretty quiet since the release of their debut EP’s;Lady collection being the senior group. Both groups had hit debut tracks : lc with peeking melancholy and Bella with their cover of ‘don’t let go’. After the release of said tracks, they’ve been pushed out of the spotlight. As a fan of both groups it’s hard to see some really talented ladies get kicked to the back of peoples mind while a new group debuts every week. Continue reading Battle of the Girl Groups: Bella vs Lady Collection →
A lot of idol groups have four or five main singers, then a “rapper”. The reason I have rapper in quotations is because those so-called rappers aren’t really rappers at all. Most of them are doing this chant-talking thing that comes off as annoying and embarrassing. On top of that female rappers are like a joke in Korea. They can’t have a real rap about something unless they are thrown in skimpy clothes, doing some distasteful dance for a bunch of old guys that are old enough to be their dads. I’m not here to bash girl groups because that’s what I started out with when I first listened to K-pop, but I’m saying that female MC’s don’t get the recognition and respect that guys do. Continue reading Battle of the rappers: Gil Me v. E.via →
I watched a lot of MV’s during the year and some were good, some were bad and some were hilarious. Here’s my list of video’s that were pure awesomeness. Continue reading Top Kpop MVs 2010 →
This is a continuation of part one. This is a condensed version because I don’t remember all the songs I like and I’m too lazy to try to remember them. Continue reading 2010 in Music: Arieâ€™s Top Songs Part II →
2010 was quite a year. Break-ups, people leaving, new members, comebacks, deaths and ventures abroad. There were an endless amount of new girl groups with like a thousand members, okay that’s a bit exaggerated, but you get my point. Despite all that, there was some amazing music released this year.Â Continue reading 2010 in Music: Arieâ€™s Top Songs Part I →
I think anyone who reads the reviews on this site know that I (Arie Jai) am a huge fangirl of bothÂ BRIGHT and Tenjochiki/CSJH The Grace. They have amazing voices,can harmonize and dance well, are terribly under rated and a lot of people compare them frequently on each others videos.
The first song I heard from The Grace was their Korean single, Dancer In The Rain and the first Japanese song A Little Bit of Good a piano based ballad. I listened to different clips of them singing a capella medleys and I was blown away – I had never heard anything like that from a pop group. The first BRIGHT song I heard was ‘Shining Butterfly‘ that I was led to by watching Tenjochiki a-nation videos. I didn’t really care for Shining Butterfly, but I liked their sound so I looked them up Â and found their song Brightest Star. I listened to that song for about 2 months straight because it was just so catchy. After listening to them for about a year, I found myself always comparing them so I decided to give an in depth breakdown of both groups. Continue reading Battle of the Bands: BRIGHT vs. Tenjochiki →
Hey readers this is Arie Jai! I feel like not that many of you may know anything about me, so I’ll post this little survey. Enjoy! Continue reading A little info about my music journey →
Hi all! This is my very first post here, and I’d like to thank Arie for inviting me to contribute!
I’ll tell you a little about myself. The name’s Alisa. I’m a 19-year-old college student (I’m sure you all care *so* much about this) and a huge fan of Japanese music. My main blog can be found here. I figured some shameless plugging wouldn’t be TOO harmful! Ehehe. (hides from angry mob)
On my blog, I mainly review music. I try to talk a lot about artists that not many people know about, because I think all artists deserve a fair chance to be noticed. The genre I talk about with the most frequency is Visual Kei. Yeah, you read that right. Now I’m sure you’re baffled as to why a Visual Kei fanatic is writing on a k-pop blog. I wanted a challenge, so there you go. 🙂 Continue reading K-Rock Exists, Trust Me →