Broduce 98: The Clusterfuck Begins

I meant to cover Broduce 98 from ep 1 but as I said in the VIXX post, I’m a pretentious academic in real life, and Broduce had the misfortune of airing when pretentious academia prevented me from covering it, so I finally got to marathon everything once I had free time so this will be my massive ep 1-5 recap/review.

dumpster fire

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Best K-pop songs with repetitive/nonsensical refrains

This post is inspired by a convo I had with a friend on twitter about a song that sounded like its only lyrics were “yeah boy” over and over.

WARNING: a shitload of youtube embeds under the cut

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This gayo. This fucking gayo.

This post is dedicated to Jenny Trout, even though she probably does not care about K-pop. The title was just too perfect of an opportunity for a pun and a reference to her glorious Fifty Shades of Grey recaps.

SBS’s 2015 gayo daejun is four hours of mind-numbing sound and fury, signifying nothing, except perhaps how much I hate myself. Even if you don’t hate yourself, this gayo will drain the the will to live right out of you.

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2014 in Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh

2014 was quite the roller coaster year in K-pop. Here, I present Ahjummas Anon’s year in review.

2014

You may wonder why some popular or chart-dominating songs are curiously absent from my top picks. The only reason I can give is that my choices are completely and 100% subjective, based purely on my own opinions. Does that make this post biased? Hell yeah, it does. I’m not even trying to front like it isn’t. I am not claiming to represent anyone else’s opinions but my own. I did solicit suggestions from friends and twitter followers, but all of my commentary is my own honest opinion. Obviously, as with any opinion piece, you’re welcome to disagree, but popularity or chart position was never a factor in any of my picks. If it’s a popularity contest you seek, I suggest fan-voted year-end lists instead.

I am linking, not embedding youtube videos since the embeds will significantly slow the loading of this page.

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VIXX – “Hyde” or Hot Damn I F’n Love This Shit

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I have noticed that, among ifans, the reaction to “Hyde” has been quite polarized. There are those who have taste love it, and there are those who don’t. I am among the former, obviously. Now, when it comes to K-Pop, I am not easily impressed (not one word about U-KISS stanning. NOT ONE WORD). But as you can tell, this video impressed the shit out of me. It’s like a checklist of Shit I Love in a K-Pop Boy Band Video.

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2PM’s A.D.T.O.Y. or “What Straight Men Think Women Find Hot 101”

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I kind of love 2PM. Watching their live performances is like going to a male strip club without the cheap booze, stale cigarette-smoke-saturated air, and the need for crumpled dollar bills to stuff in the least greasy one’s g-string. After a two-year sabbatical following two somewhat lackluster releases–the monotonous “I’ll Be Back” featuring the Running Man (for real; I can’t make this shit up) and the GTop knockoff “Hands Up”–they’re back, and they’ve truly outdone themselves this time. With A.D.T.O.Y. (All Day Think about You), 2PM have mastered the fine art of being parodies of themselves.

WARNING: This recap has lots and lots of pictures!

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U-KISS has got you up against the wall like an animal: A "Stop Girl" MV Review

Man, recapping music videos is hard work. I usually have to watch them several times to catch everything. And sometimes I need to do some research, watch some behind the scenes footage. So recapping U-KISS, yeah, really hard work. But lucky for you, I am willing to put myself through this to deliver you fresh recaps.

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