Taeyang’s Hidden Messages In White Night

Taeyang’s “Wake Me Up” and “Darling” tease a number of deeper details which we explore in this episode. We welcome back Rhodri of The Kpop Show to dissect the music of “Darling” in particular. Continue reading

Wanna One Brings Bromance In “Energetic”

Did Wanna One’s “Energetic” live up to the hype? We discuss this bromantic broduction with guest host SYJOfficial who brings his expertise for the group. Continue reading

Did SNSD’s Holiday Night Herald A New Generation for Kpop?

10 years later, does Girls’ Generation give kpop fans something fresh and new? In a double-daebak review, we take a look at the two title tracks from Girls’ Generation’s “Holiday” and “All Night.” Let us know your thoughts on Twitter at @TheKpopcast. Continue reading

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Why Kpop Fans Love JJ Project

JJ Project’s “Tomorrow, Today” leaves a memorable message for many of its listeners and we dive into why that may be in the case. Guest Rhodri Thomas of The Kpop Show joins this episode to share his musical insight as well. Continue reading

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KARD’s Debut Marks The End of K-Tropical House

After three pre-debut singles (…) KARD delivers on its proper debut with “Hola Hola.” For a mixed-gender group attributed with kicking-off the tropical house genre for kpop, does “Hola Hola” mark the beginning of the end of the sub-genre?

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Why Red Velvet’s “Red Flavor” is a Lesson in #Adulting

Red Velvet’s summer jam offers perspective for young adults as they prepare for their next chapter in #adulting. The Kpopcast dives into this theory from KPOP Junkee after highlighting constructive listener feedback from the Kpopcast’s analysis of BoA’s “CAMO.” Continue reading

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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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