My top-10 favorite K-pop releases of 2019 so far (1st half year edition)

Don’t you feel like 2019 is passing by way too fast? I think this goes to every single year when we’re not completely as productive as we wished us were, but oh well⁠—anyways, we’re already at the almost end of July, and I’m guilty of not only updating my platforms as often as I promised but also of how I haven’t given you my top-10 favorite releases from this year! So without further ado, let’s jump into my list.

Here, on the blog version, I’ll be giving out my list of 10 favorite releases that only feature title tracks⁠—however, I will soon post photos of a spread from my newly started k-pop journal containing 12 actual songs released in 2019 that I loved to the core (there’s not much of a difference, don’t worry!). Continue reading, because at the end I’m gonna have another major change announcement to my blog 😉

All songs are listed in no particular order.

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My 8 most favorite K-pop albums of 2018

Hello!

After completing my Top 18 K-pop songs of 2018 list the other day, I thought that I can’t just leave out the album evaluations, and so, here’s my quick list of 8 most beloved albums of 2018. I must say, there are few EPs that impressed me more in its overall composition and completion than the included tracks on their own, so there will be titles you never saw coming because they weren’t on my mentioned Top 18 list.

Shall we dig in?

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18 K-pop songs that made my 2018

Well, hello there.

My end of the year has been pretty messy, and it affected my plans for a proper reboot very severely, I’d say. Nonetheless, I have made some major changes to this blog (which I’ll talk about in details in my future posts), but for now – let’s do some rankings!

Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep up with all releases for the second half of 2018, so my list is pretty much very biased towards acts I know from long before, and there are barely any new (as of, I’ve never talked about them) names. Usually I’d do rankings month by month, but somehow most of this year’s releases didn’t leave a deep impression on me, so instead of a long list I’ll be talking about 18 songs that made my 2018.

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[Rina’s List] Top songs of 2018 so far (1st half)

We’re already halfway into 2018! Time surely flies really fast.
Have you been enjoying the K-pop releases so far? I am for sure, as I can witness a stable transition from last year’s trendy sounds to new experimental music, and, of course, I’m enjoying every single bit of that movement. So how about we check out my personal lists for the first half of the year? ^__~

I’ll be doing two lists, one for title tracks, and one for B-sides, because we all know that in majority of situations B-sides become the main gems of album releases. Let’s go?

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[아주 작은 REVIEW] UNB / Eric Nam / Yoo Seonho / Hyungseop & Euiwoong / EXO-CBX

Too. Many. Releases. Send help, please. I literally can’t keep up with reviewing everything for April! Who was the one asking for a busy blogging month? – SHUT UP, BRAIN.

Well, here’s another 아주 작은 REVIEW, second one for this week, with 5 releases featured by UNB, Eric Nam, Yoo Seonho, Hyungseop & Euiwoong, and EXO-CBX.

Super Junior’s Lo Siento will go into a full scale review~

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[아주 작은 REVIEW] YDPP / UNB / Eric Nam / Lee Hongki & Yoo Hweseung

Like I mentioned earlier, most of my April review posts will be in 아주 작은 Review format due to overwhelming amount of comebacks that make it hard for me to keep up. This week already will have 2 of these posts, which means covering 8 (!) releases, so if I was doing a review post for each one, I wouldn’t be able to write posts long enough for it to be considered as full review.

Back to the topic. Intentionally skipping Twice comeback (which I will cover quickly on my Twitter), today I’ll be talking about YDPP CF collaboration, debut of UNB, a group coming out from The Uni+Eric Nam‘s long awaited comeback, and wonderful duet between FT Island’s Lee Hongki and N.Flying’s Yoo Hweseung.

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[아주 작은 Review] EXO / Eric Nam / Amber & Luna / Bumkey

Hi!

Welcome to the second edition of 아주 작은 Review, where I share my opinions on new releases in a shorter form due to lack of interesting points for me to point out in a full review. It’s definitely much easier for me to work with more releases without falling behind on schedules.

In this edition I’ll be talking about Hwayugi‘s second OST by Bumkey, new SM Station track by Amber & Luna, EXO‘s winter comeback, and Eric Nam‘s newest single.

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