Category Archives: Music

DinDin – Insomnia (feat. Lee Hong Gi of FT Island)

This is mellow pastel Din Din pining, not for the fjords, but for a girl. He’s assisted in his pining by the dulcet tones of Lee Hong Gi from FT Island, who provides a calming counterpoint to DinDin’s melancholy musings.

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Sandeul – My Shy Boss OST (with lyrics)

Confession time: I started watching the series because of this song. Yes, tragic, I know. But I’m unrepentant – Sandeul’s glorious vocals make everything better, and the song appears frequently throughout the series at appropriate moments. It’s a gentle, lyrical … Continue reading

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Lee Seung Chul & San E (feat. Kang Min Hee) – You’re All Surrounded OST

Two songs this time, both strangely enough about love, which is odd for a cop show. Heigh ho. I’m not particularly enamoured of either, but providing them for your delectation nonetheless.

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Joy In K-pop – Part 2

See Part 1 of this post here: But wait, there’s more – yes, once I’ve gone through all the music that gives me joy, there’s some honorable mentions. Music that I like or love, but that’s not necessarily joyous. So … Continue reading

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Joy In K-pop – A Monster Thread

This started with a Twitter thread about joy in music – I promised to provide some references in K-pop, then things went pear-shaped and it dropped off my radar. So now I’m starting the year anew and all that. I’ll … Continue reading

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B1A4 – Beautiful Target

But just when you think it’s all fun and games, Sandeul opens his mouth. And keeps opening it – man damn near dislocates his jaw like a snake. And from that teddy bear face with the snake jaw comes the voice of an angel. And that voice Just. Does. Not. Stop. It gives the same sort of shock as opening your laundry basket to find it full of gold bars. Continue reading

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Sandeul – Smile Box

Sandeul excels at many things, and with this song, he’s the Maestro of Mellow. If you can resist the urge to dance around your house/office/street singing “Bababa” then you’re a better person than I. Continue reading

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Onew – Nessun Dorma

Random person: K-pop singers are just pretty faces, they can’t really sing. Onew: Nessun Dorma. Me: And there’s plenty more where that came from, mate. Video with the full operatic glory after the jump.

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B1A4 – Lonely

tiful Songwriter On The Planet demonstrates the fine art of levitation, as the boys try not to freeze their bits off while filming outdoors in a Korean winter. Continue reading

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Siusin And Heechul

Siusin is bored with X-Men, and is now fascinated with K-pop. Maybe it’s the faces, maybe it’s the voices. Maybe she’s just humouring me to ensure an ongoing supply of tuna. Who knows, but it does play merry hell with … Continue reading

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