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B1A4 – What’s Happening?

Wildly boppy hyper-pop with a hippy trippy MV that makes you wonder whether the whole art department were hallucinating – anything that opens with songwriter Jinyoung’s apparently disembodied head singing in a box trips my weird-o-meter. The song’s just a … Continue reading

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Shinee – Ring Ding Dong

You know those trashy magazines with headlines like “ALIEN worms CRAWLED in my EAR and ATE my BRAIN!!!”? They’re talking about this song. From Jonghyun’s first powerfully belted “Baby”, through the hypnotic bridge of “Rocka rocka rocka rocka rocka rocka … Continue reading

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Taemin – Advice

Not many artists would be brave enough to finish their music video posing like a paint-splashed Christ, but you can always count on Taemin to go the extra mile. The fact that he spends a portion of the MV wearing … Continue reading

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B1A4 – 10 Times

This is like the perfect video of the perfect holiday. The MV was released on 23rd April 2021, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary since their debut. Production is sensibly subtle – a good strong beat to keep the rhythm but … Continue reading

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Taemin – Move

Be honest – nobody watches Taemin’s music videos for the biting social commentary, do they? I love the way he starts the video wearing a t shirt with the slogan “Take a small bite” – sorry, mate, but I’m not … Continue reading

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Super Junior – Burn The Floor

The director deserves to be bathed in warm chocolate for this one, because it’s the most mesmerising MV I’ve seen. From the opening, with apparent multiple versions of Sadako from Ring crawling over a light box, to the close, with … Continue reading

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Heechul, Min Kyung-hoon, DinDin, Bibi, Ateez – Hanryang

Hang onto your hanbok – this collaboration brings the attitude in great big gobs, from some of the best in the biz. And nobody, but nobody, does attitude like Heechul, unless it’s Bibi, with her voice like melting chilli chocolate … Continue reading

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CNU/Sandeul – Oblique Line

This is a ‘smoky jazz club at 3:00 am’ sort of song, haunting and beautiful. Written by CNU (pronounced Shin-woo), who gave it to Sandeul for his solo album when he asked nicely (see what politeness gets you, kids?). CNU … Continue reading

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DinDin – DinDin Is DinDin (feat. Hanhae, Greg)

DinDin is a chameleonic life form whose musical output covers just about everything except opera and gregorian chant, and this is DinDin at his karaoke club rapper, irresistibly funky, best. If you’re not tapping your toes within ten seconds, check … Continue reading

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B1A4 – Water Drop

This has to be the most chill zombie apocalypse in history. The song, written by Sandeul the leek-beater (not a euphemism), is a mellow tune, about being a drop of dew in the mountains. The original video finds the boys … Continue reading

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