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 official K-pop merch collection! + tips on buying

Hello lovelies!

I should start thinking about fandom name… or is it too early? lol

Not too long ago I held a poll on my Twitter page (go follow me at @RantingRina if you haven’t yet!) about what next I should post on the blog after my return from hiatus announcement, and most votes went to showing my official K-pop merch collection! I mean, who doesn’t like seeing shelves full of albums and other possible merch? Amirite?

So let’s just dive into my K-pop collection! And I also will tell you some tips on how I purchase albums and official merchandise~

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Officially coming back from hiatus + changes

It’s… been a while.

I’ve been trying to figure out how to make the reboot work the best for me, and it took me almost half a year and a couple of photoshop attempts to realize that I was probably trying to achieve the impossible, and that I didn’t have a clear image of what I wanted my blogging platform to be. So I took a longer break than I expected, and the anxiety that creeped in after that only delayed my return to blogging sphere even more.

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I… fell into a writing slump.

Hello there!

Yes, you read it correctly. I fell into a writing slump. But not a general slump when you just can’t produce any type of content.

I realized that these days I’m not really into urgently checking out all new K-pop releases in order to write reviews, especially after two, almost three packed months of all sort of songs and mini-albums. I’m not sure if anyone did a research study, but apparently all new blogs tend to fall into their first writing slump after 6 months of running their platform. That situation happened when I ran my previous blog, and this time my slump came a little bit later than I thought. Or, to be more precise, I forced myself to constantly write in order to avoid that creativity block. But, as you can see, it still came to me, and I guess, I have to admit my surrender.

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[INFO] Announcing two new weekly blog sections!

Hello guys!

It’s time to finally announce my two new blog sections that are gonna have a fixed schedule, hence allowing you to expect some constant content without guessing when the hell it’s gonna be published!

First one is called B-side Treasures, where I’m sharing with you guys the b-side tracks that, in my opinion, deserves more recognition/appreciation. This section will be on this blog every Wednesday.

The other section is Hidden Gemstone, which is also a underrated songs appreciation post, with only difference that it’s gonna feature a title track that has been heavily slept on. This section will be published every Friday.

I’m really hoping that with these two new sections, as much as with all other ones I have here, I can help K-pop fans to explore more songs and maybe find new artists to follow up with! It’s always a pleasure receiving comments and messages from readers saying that I helped them discover another gem of a song or an artist, it makes me feel very satisfied, because that’s exactly what I wished for when I started this whole blog. Sometimes, when I write strong statements on my personal Twitter, and then meet people from my fandom that are loving my bold attitude, I feel simply happy. Whenever I recommend a song, and the person like it a lot, I feel happy.

Please look forward to these new sections of my blog!