My 8 most favorite K-pop albums of 2018


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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[아주 작은 REVIEW] Soyeon, Chungha, Seulgi, SinB / NU’EST W / Yuri (SNSD) / Super Junior

Erm… Hi.

Okay, probably I hurried a little bit with my “grande” return from hiatus, as some of my life issues hasn’t been solved yet, hence I still didn’t schedule up all my daily routine to stick to in order to keep up with daily chores and blogging. But I’ll get there soon! Really soon. Probably by the 1st anniversary of the blog. Pssst.

So, before I disappear again for god knows how many more days, let me do a quick review of some latest releases I enjoyed? Today I have a craaaazy collaboration from Station 0NU’EST W (who I’m apparently seeing in Bangkok super soon), Yuri of SNSD, and Super Junior.

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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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[Review] NU’EST W – Dejavu (2nd mini album “WHO•YOU”)

8 months since the last release of W,Here EP with its big hit Where You At, NU’EST’s sub-unit NU’EST W are finally back with new mini-album called WHO•YOU, and it’s nothing but pure eargasm for me and for many fans and even non-fans. Challenging the Latin Pop genre for the very first time, the young men provide an absolutely different sound sugarcoated with their own sophisticating feeling. Let’s dig into this album, shall we?

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[Ranting] NU’EST Baekho acquitted of charges + full comeback preparations (thank you, Pledis!)

So! I know I’m 4 days later than I should’ve been, but I literally couldn’t find a proper time to write this post, plus I was busy re-designing the blog and spreading happiness on Twitter… but! I still think it’s worth expressing my thoughts on this.

I understand fully that the topic I’m about to mention is very sensitive, and I’m trying my best to choose the most neutral words to express my opinion, however, as I know that it’s impossible to please everyone with whatever going to be said, I apologize in advance to those readers who might not agree with my vision on the situation or will find it somewhat offensive. I’m willing to give proper explanations to whatever questionable sentences appearing in this post.

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[Opinion] Top 10 best produced songs: NU’EST / NU’EST W edition (subjective!)

I’ve talked about my 10 most favorite NU’EST songs (to be honest, I couldn’t help myself with the excessive fangirling in mentioned post), and since I’ve always been picky with songs I listen to (I have sensitive ears), I’m pretty sure that even without any musical theory knowledge, it is possible to figure out which songs are well produced/made, and which are… let’s just say, not living up to expectations.

Let’s go to my list?

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[Opinion] My Top 10 most favorite songs: NU’EST / NU’EST W

Less than one month is left before NU’EST’s 6th anniversary, and I’ve always wanted to make these kind of lists for those artists I frequently listen to, so here I present the first list.

Here’s the thing: NU’EST doesn’t have a bad song at all. Their full discography is one of those few made of gold, and the fact they’ve been overshadowed for so long, when they had the best gems possible, still breaks my heart. Lucky that we now can witness their rise in the industry, and that more and more people are appreciating their high quality music.

Let’s go and see which tracks have been my most favorite ever since I rediscovered and started stanning these talented kids.

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[아주 작은 Review] BoA / NU’EST W / JBJ / Dreamcatcher

Hi, and welcome to the episode 3 of 아주 작은 Review!
If you’re still confused, 아주 작은 Review is a segment where I comment on most recent reviews that won’t get a chance to be fully observed due to lack of impressive elements that could make me write a whole damn essay.

In this edition I’ll be reviewing another 2017 lately reviewed release from BoA, as well as most recent stuff from NU’EST W, JBJ and Dreamcatcher!

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[Experience] K-Wave 2 Music Festival in Malaysia!


So I’m back from my short trip to Malaysia where I attended K-Wave 2 Music Festival, and I have so many things to share, but first I needed some rest because you know, being on foot for 48 hours with zero sleep was a completely terrible idea.

Anyways, let’s get straight into talking about my experience!

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