Entries by KultScene

Weekly K-pop Faves: Feb. 6-Feb. 12

February’s seen an uptick in K-pop releases, and this week the KultScene team had a wide array of new music to pick from. Between rockers, hip hop artists, and pop groups, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite songs of the week. “Princess” by Jung Joon Young (Released Feb. 7) After an unfortunate scandal late last […]

Weekly K-pop Faves: Jan. 23-30

The end of January was a bit sleepy in comparison to earlier in the month, but KultScene still had a lot of music to listen to. Some of of our writers fell for lovely, tender tracks and felt like we had to share Mugamak’s new single and EXO member Chen’s collaborative track with K-hip hop […]

Weekly K-pop Faves: Jan. 16-22

A week of farewells had K-pop saying “Goodbye” to girl groups 2NE1 and I.O.I, while CLC revamped their image. This very estrogen-filled week’s playlist is rounded out by Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun, who released her first solo album. ”Goodbye” by 2NE1 (Released January 21st) And that’s all, folks. 2NE1’s “Goodbye” hit me hard — I still […]

Weekly K-pop Faves: Jan. 9-15

January’s shaping out to be quite the slow month for K-pop releases — or at least thus far. 2016 showered us with songs every other day, so this pace is definitely a big change. And while releases have been scarce, we got enough to pick out our faves of the week. “Don’t Worry” by JB […]

Weekly K-pop Faves: Jan. 2-8

The second week of January brought K-pop the busiest week of 2017 (two down!) so far, with a variety of releases from well-known acts. Long-lived boy band Shinhwa released a new album, while VIXX member Ravi dropped some solo music. Rookie acts Akdong Musician (aka AKMU) and Day6 also returned with brand new music that […]

Weekly K-pop Faves: Dec. 26-Jan 1

It’s a new year so, of course, there is new music! (Okay, but really they were mostly released last week.) This week’s K-pop favorite playlist features some old and new tunes from the likes of old-school K-pop boy band Shinhwa, JB of Got7, and rising vocalist Jin Won. “T.O.P” by Shinhwa (Performed at MBC Gayo Daejejeon, Dec. […]

Best Korean Albums of 2016

2016 turned out to be a busy year for may Korean artists. From singles, to music videos, to albums, fans were showered by an influx of new material almost every day in 2016. And while we’ve already addressed the best Korean songs and music videos of the year, now it’s time for albums. Unlike previous […]

Best Korean MVs of 2016

Music videos, or MVs, and K-pop are practically synonymous at this point, and it’s rare for a song to do well without an accompanying music video. Hundreds upon hundreds Korean MVs are released each year: sad ones, happy ones, indie ones, blockbuster ones, short ones, long ones, etc. There are Korean music videos that that […]

50 Best Korean Songs of 2016: Part 2

As mentioned in part 1, 2016 turned out to be a year full of surprises in the world of Korean entertainment. Groups we held dear disbanded or lost key members, but it does not do well to dwell just on the negatives. 2016 was a transformative year that saw K-pop’s generation shift, with second-tier groups […]

50 Best Korean Songs of 2016: Part 1

After experiencing one of the best years of Korean releases in 2015, the expectations were high for 2016. This year, however, we were all bamboozled on every front imaginable, making 2016 a monumental year but not necessarily for the reasons we expected. Big names in K-pop disbanded, Korean R&B arose as hip-hop did in previous […]