Review: NU’EST Happily ever after Epilogue behind book & NU’EST Road photo essay

For any K-pop fan out there, collecting official merchandise is no strange thing. It’s never obligatory because we all come from different backgrounds with different financial abilities, but it’s always nice to own an official item to show support to your favorite artist.

Today I’ll be doing a double review in double form – text and video – of my two most recent NU’EST related purchases. The video version is mostly made for the purpose of doing a quick flip-through, while this text version will give you a more in-depth opinion on the items. If you prefer the audio-visual format, scroll down for the YouTube video link, otherwise – keep reading~

Full shot of two NU'EST photobook items
NU’EST Happily Ever After Epilogue behind book (left) and NU’EST Road photo essay (right)

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[B-side Treasures] NU’EST – R.L.T.L. (Real Love True Love) (One morning)

Like I’ve announced yesterday, from this week on, I’ll be having two fixed weekly sections of Rina’s Ranting Blog, one of which is called B-side Treasures, where I talk about non-title songs of K-pop artists that, in my opinion, should be more appreciated.

And guess what, my bias group is the main character of the pilot issue!

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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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A letter to NU’EST.

Hello, dear NU’EST members: Aron, JR, Baekho, Minhyun and Ren!
I hope you’re all healthy and enjoying your time preparing for new round of promotions in respective places.

It’s been less than a year since I’ve re-discovered you, and I’ve never felt so many things as a k-pop fan of 10 years as I did within those 10 months.

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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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[Opinion] NU’EST official colors finally claimed!

Well wow!

I really didn’t manage to rant about it here right after the news broke out, because I was busy jumping on my stan Twitter while bleeding Deep Teal and Vivid Pink, so… oops.

Anyways, to put in short: Pledis announced NU’EST official colors as Deep Teal (hex code #00313c) and Vivid Pink (hex code #e31c79),

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[Opinion] NU’EST & 2017: A year full of emotional rollercoasters

It’s been a difficult year for all of us: NU’EST long-term fans, and Produce 101 stans.

Up until now lots of us regret not knowing/stanning/staying with NU’EST throughout all those years they’ve been struggling to get recognition, and as for me, even the slightest thought of how it must have been to all their old L.O.Λ.E.s, watching those 4 months of probably a nightmare alive, gives me so many chills.

It’s been a difficult, but at the same time, a blissful year. Witnessing NU’EST’s eventual rise to stardom is probably the biggest highlight of 2017, and I feel so blessed to be a part of it.

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