This far through the alphabet, you all should know my love for SAM KIM cannot be contained. Given the opportunity, I will talk about his as much as I possibly can. Although he doesn’t have a huge back catalogue just yet, his already existing body of work speaks volumes for the kind of artist and the kind of voice he has.
BAP is one of my Top 3 bias groups and for good reason. Their ability to come out with so many different genres all the time is breath-taking and I think not done enough by promoting groups at the moment. I do think they get played by their company TS Entertainment but their ability to be so well received by international fans is so amazing. “Voice Message” is one of those songs that is so easy to love – not only the song itself but the translation is beautiful as well.
I’ll tell you a little secret: “View” was the first ever SHINEE song I ever heard. Nor am I the biggest fan of them but that’s because I’ve never taken the time to go through their back catalogue. I do really like the members individually, especially TAEMIN and MINHO, but the first time I ever saw SHINEE was in their “View” MV.
It should be absolutely no surprise that I love me some KIM JIWON or IKONs BOBBY. He’s one of the most talented
idol rappers around at the moment and I’m so proud of him for how stellar this album is.
I was absolutely blindsided by MILLIC and his album Vida when it was released half way through last year. I thank the gods above for the title track being so good or else I never would’ve heard this album but especially this song. For those of you who saw my post TOP KPOP ALBUMS OF 2017 you’ll know this album made it into that list. For those who haven’t checked it out, you need to. My non-Kpop-listening boyfriend heard some songs off this album and immediately downloaded it – that’s how universal and amazing this album is.
This song was one of my absolute favourites from 2016 and for a damned good reason… it is SO SO GOOD! To be honest I haven’t heard this album too many times but with this song I didn’t need to check out the album as a whole to fall in love with it.
BTS has an amazing discography considering they’ve only been around since 2013 so it’s hard to pick only one song to talk about. For those who’ve followed this series should know I’ve included a lot of BTS songs but purely because I enjoy almost their entire back catalogue – something I don’t have with other groups. “Sea” being a part of Love Yourself: Her was catastrophic and I have a lot to talk about but I will be mindful of the length of this so I’ll try to control myself.