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BoA’s Artistry Compromises Her Kpop Relevance

The OG Kpop Queen BoA returns with her track “CAMO” and the Kpopcast crew takes a critical look at her recent hit. Continue reading

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Can Blackpink Outshine 2ne1’s Shadow?

Kpop fans often make a number of natural comparisons between Blackpink and 2ne1. In light of this, we review “As If Its Your Last” to see if Blackpink is still 2ne2.

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SEVENTEEN’s Single: Can Carats Concur with Channeled Chainsmokers?

There’s no doubting that Seventeen’s “Don’t Wanna Cry” channels the essence of Chainsmokers’ “Closer,” but does it resonate with Carats and kpop fans? Continue reading

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What Twice’s “Signal” Misses In Translation

The Kpopcast attempts to interpret the mixed signs from Twice’s “Signal” and offer optimistic feedback on what could have been.

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The Subversive Side of PSY

PSY’s two new songs may very well be a shallow boast on hooking up with hot chicks in his 40s, but we discuss possible subversive themes behind the music.

 

Post production note: it is more likely that “New Face” was filmed at the Venetian in Macau – not Las Vegas. Peter was tired and confused.

Read Jacques’ take on PSY’s singles on Idolator:
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Triple H vs KARD: Who Did Co-ed Kpop Better?

Mixed gender groups in kpop are still novel, so naturally there’s a lot of hype around the latest ventures by Cube and DSP. In this episode of the Kpopcast, we welcome Stephanie Parker and review Triple H’s “365 FRESH.” Continue reading

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Could KARD’s “Rumor” Captivate Kpoppers? | Feat. IU, Jang HanByul, CHEEZE & SNUPER

With the completed debut for the kpop group loved by international fans, we take a critical look at K.A.R.D’s latest “Rumor” release.

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Is This Minzy’s Moment? | Feat. Kisum, Double Eight, SF9 & MiSO

It’s hard to evaluate Minzy’s solo debut without 2NE1’s baggage, but Kpopcast hosts give this title track a shot.

Songs highlighted in this episode:
– Kisum’s “Sleep Tight”
– Double Eight’s “Booster”
– SF9’s “Easy Love”
– MiSO’s “KKPP”

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Why You Will Love Taeyeon | Feat. Red Velvet, Teen Top, Highlight & WINNER

The Kpopcast reviews Taeyeon’s “Make Me Love You” for Daebak or Not, and spotlights other weekly top picks. The Taeyeon assessment begins at 18:00. Continue reading

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Three Years Later – How Kpop Has Responded to The Sewol Ferry

In a more somber look at a sensitive topic, we explore the role and the way Kpop has responded to the Sewol Ferry incident. We welcome Kpop contemporary, Tamar Herman, who has previously written on the issue. Continue reading

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