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50 best K-pop songs of 2020

Hopes were high at the beginning of the year. Different Korean artists were reaching new grounds throughout the entire world and K-pop was starting to see mainstream attention and success. Groups were starting to tour more and in new countries, different music markets were being explored, monster rookies were debuting left and right —  it […]

BLACKPINK’s ‘The Album’ song ranking by a Blink

By Maddy Myer Following a night of jam-packed content from BLACKPINK, including an exclusive Apple Music Interview and the premier of YouTube Released, one of the most anticipated albums of the year is finally here.  BLACKPINK finally released their debut full album The Album and it quickly shot up to No. 1 on the US […]

Super M’s ‘Super One’ song ranking

By Maddy Myer Fresh off two pre-release singles, a new partnership with the superhero media franchise Marvel, and performing their title track “One (Monster & Infinity)” on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, SuperM are on a roll. The super K-pop group dropped their debut studio album Super One on Sept. 25, almost a year after their […]

EXO-SC’s ‘1 Billion Views’ album review

By Chyenne Tatum Although SM Entertainment has yet to reveal any 2020 plans for a full EXO album thus far, there really hasn’t been a single shortage of content from the members individually. Right on the heels of solo albums released by Suho, Baekhyun, and Lay, SM confirmed that EXO-SC would be making a comeback […]

It’s time to stop infantilizing K-pop idols

By Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima Moosa One of the greatest impacts of the global pandemic and sweeping social movements against police brutality and for Black Lives Matter is the questioning of the celebrity. As a society we have increasingly been questioning the role of the celebrity and how much power we, as fans, attribute to […]

TWICE’s ‘More & More’ album review

By Chermel Porter TWICE is back with your soundtrack for the summer. The release of their latest mini album More & More  on Jun. 1 was highly anticipated due to the long gap between its drop and their previous release Feel Special, which came out in Sep. of last year. More & More, and the […]

K-Pop Unmuted: the best of the decade part 2

On Episode 48 of Kultscene’s K-pop Unmuted, Joe, Scott, Stephen, and Tamar continue their review of the last decade of Kpop. In this second of two episodes, we each select a Wildcard category, choose our Songs of the Decade, and pick our Albums of the Decade. You can also listen to this episode, and previous […]