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2KPJ18: The Year-End Review/Musings Thread

Discussion in 'K-pop' started by Squashua, Jul 4, 2018.


  1. Hey unnies!


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    I probably shouldn't be opening threads considering my recent lack of activity and swampy left in limbo other thread I need to get back asap but I figured considering it's half way through 2018 we should check and see how everyone is feeling about this year's output so far.​


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    Who has been your favourite artist / group this year so far?
    Best comeback?

    Most surprising turnaround?
    Biggest disappointment?
    What songs did you love in January but now are a bit meh towards (or vice-versa)?
    Has this year lived up to 2017 / 2016 / whichever "golden age" you felt K-Pop peaked at?
    Live performances you have been enjoying?
    Indie or alt finds you feel like everyone missed?

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    Feel free to post personal charts/rankings, embed videos, flood the thread with forum-like grabbing gifs and unpopular opinions we'll probably shoot you down/put you on block for about everything K-Pop between January and June. <3333

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  2. Yath lemme prepare my listssssss.
     
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  3. Moment of the year is from LOONA TV when YYXY land at Budapest and three of them smile at the waiting fans while Olivia sprints past desperately trying to make it to the exit.
     
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  4. Top 10 Singles :

    1. Momoland - Bboom Bboom
    2. Sunmi - Heroine
    3. BoA - One Shot Two Shot
    4. Oh My Girl - Secret Garden
    5. Taeyeon - Something New
    6. EXO-CBX - Blooming Day
    7. Chungha Rollercoaster
    8. BlackPink - DDDD
    9 GFriend - Time for the Moon Night
    10. Olivia Hye - Egoist

    Album of the Year :

    Taeyeon - Something New

    Album track of the Year :

    BoA - Everybody Knows


    Biggest disappointment?

    AOA - Bingle Bangle


    Most surprising turnaround?

    Momoland - Bboom Bboom


    What songs did you love in January but now are a bit meh towards?

    Not meh cause it's still in my top 10 but Rollercoaster is not the perfect song that it was in January. I blame it on Chungha's tone.


    Has this year lived up to 2017 / 2016 / whichever "golden age" you felt K-Pop peaked at?

    I don't know if it's me not being an easy girl anymore but no if I'm being honest. This year had a lot of the songs I enjoyed but it still hasn't given me that song.

    And there are two albums I like but still no album that I go crazy about. 2017 had like 5 of those albums in it's first quarter alone.
     
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  5. Lemme throw some stats into the ring. So I use a chart-building website that assigns points for where songs place on weekly charts e.t.c so here's my rankings from the purely K-Pop version of that + play counts ranks from my Last.fm (which are different because sometimes songs charted high on a slower playcount week & got more points):


    TOP 10 GIRL-GROUP TRACKS
    #1: MOMOLAND - BBoom BBoom

    #2: (G)I-DLE - LATATA
    #3: Red Velvet - Bad Boy

    #4: LOONA (Olivia Hye / Jinsoul) - Egoist
    #5: CLC - Black Dress
    #6: LOONA (Chuu) - Heart Attack
    #7: April - The Blue Bird
    #8: Gugudan - The Boots
    #9: Dreamcatcher - You And I
    #10: Oh My Girl - Secret Garden

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    TOP 10 BOY-BAND TRACKS
    #1: Pentagon - Shine
    #2: Rainz - Turn It Up
    #3: IN2IT - SnapShot

    #4: Monsta X - Fallin'
    #5: A.C.E. - Take Me Higher
    #6: VIXX - Scentist
    #7: Halo - O.M.G.
    #8: Black6ix - Alone
    #9: EXO - Universe
    #10: SF9 - Mamma Mia


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    TOP 10 SOLO ARTIST TRACKS
    #1: Uhm Jung Hwa - Ending Credit
    #2: Heize - Mianhae
    #3: Kim Chungha - Roller Coaster

    #4: HyunA - Lip & Hip
    #5: YESEO - Privacy
    #6: Younha - FEEL (ft. Chancellor)
    #7: KATIE - Remember
    #8: Minseo - Is Who
    #9: BoA - One Shot, Two Shot
    #10: Hyolyn - Dally (ft. Gray)


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    MY CURRENT TOP 40 FOR 2018 YTD
    1 ~~ MOMOLAND - BBoom BBoom {#1 on plays}
    2 ~~ (G)I-DLE - LATATA {#6 on plays}
    3 ~~ Red Velvet - Bad Boy {#5 on plays)
    4 ~~ LOONA (Olivia Hye / JinSoul) - Egoist {#14}
    5 ~~ CLC - Black Dress {#3}
    6 ~~ Uhm Jung Hwa - Ending Credit {#2}
    7 ~~ LOONA (Chuu) - Heart Attack {#4}
    8 ~~ Pentagon - Shine {#12}
    9 ~~ Heize - Mianhae {#11}
    10 ~~ April - The Blue Bird {#10}

    11 ~~ Gugudan - The Boots {#8}
    12 ~~ Dreamcatcher - You And I {#29}
    13 ~~ Kim Chungha - Roller Coaster {#19}
    14 ~~ Oh My Girl - Secret Garden {#9}
    15 ~~ Rainz - Turn It Up {#15}
    16 ~~ HyunA - Lip & Hip {#7}
    17 ~~ YESEO - Privacy {#13}
    18 ~~ LOONA (Chuu / Go Won / Kim Lip) - See Saw {#28}
    19 ~~ UNI.T - No More {#31}
    20 ~~ IN2IT - SnapShot {#22}

    21 ~~ Younha - FEEL ft. Chancellor {#16}
    22 ~~ Pristin V - Get It {Not top 40}
    23 ~~ WJSN - Dreams Come True {#17}
    24 ~~ CLC - To The Sky {#23}
    25 ~~ KATIE - Remember {Not top 40}
    26 ~~ EXID - Lady {#25}
    27 ~~ Monsta X - Fallin' {#27}
    28 ~~ CLC - Distance {#18}
    29 ~~ LOONA yyxy - Love4Eva {Not top 40}
    30 ~~ Dreamcatcher - Full Moon {#24}

    31 ~~ A.C.E - Take Me Higher {Not top 40}
    32 ~~ (G)I-DLE - Maze {#30}
    33 ~~ LOONA (Go Won) - One & Only {#32}
    34 ~~ Minseo - Is Who {Not top 40}
    35 ~~ VIXX - Scentist {#35}
    36 ~~ BoA - One Shot, Two Shot {#20}
    37 ~~ Hyolyn - Dally ft. Gray {#39}
    38 ~~ (G)I-DLE - $$$ {Not top 40}
    39 ~~ 2xxx! & Miso - Girl, Interrupted {#21}
    40 ~~ Halo - O.M.G. {Not top 40}

    SONGS TOP 40 ON AIRPLAY BUT NOT ON CHART POINTS
    LOONA (Yves) - new {#26}
    Weki Meki - Metronome {#33}
    Younha - Parade {#34}
    EXO - Universe {#36}
    Black6ix - Alone {#37}
    SF9 - Mamma Mia {#39}
    Lovelyz - That Day {#40}
     
  6. T A L E N T
     
  7. My mid-year review : GFRIEND did that.
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  8. Ok, I've had some time to do this so here I come!

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    TOP TEN SINGLES
    1. Chungha - Roller Coaster
    2. Gugudan - The Boots
    3. LOONA Go Won - One & Only
    4. GFRIEND - Time for the moon night
    5. LOONA yyxy - love4eva
    6. Red Velvet - Peek-A-Boo
    7. Yubin - Lady
    8. EXID - Lady
    9. TWICE - What Is Love?
    10. Momoland - Bboom Bboom...but...

    What songs did you love in January but now are a bit meh towards (or vice-versa)?
    Bboom Bboom...I think I might have overplayed it? When the guitar intro comes on shuffle I just get angry and change the song as fast as I can (but I just don't have it in me to remove it from my playlist yet)​

    Biggest disappointments?
    Dora the Explorer tribute act AOA and their evil Kidz Bop tune + Momoland's follow up to Bboom Bboom

    Biggest surprises?
    Gugudan's management actually having the nerve to give 90% of The Boots to Sejeong + Yubin not rapping in Lady​
     
  9. TWENTY SINGLES:

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    1. SHINee - Good Evening
    2. Momoland - Bboom Bboom
    3. Heize - Jenga
    4. Ha:tfelt - Pluhmm
    5. EXO-CBX - Blooming Day
    6. SHINee - I Want You
    7. Pentagon - Shine
    8. Taeyeon - Something New
    9. Hyolyn - Dally
    10. SHINee - Our Page
    11. Dreamcatcher - You And I
    12. LOONA YYXY - love4eva
    13. Red Velvet - Bad Boy
    14. Pristin V - Get It
    15. NCT 127 - Touch
    16. Blackpink - DDDD
    17. Super Junior - Lo Siento
    18. Yong Junhyung - Go Away
    19. AOA - Bingle Bangle
    20. CLC - Black Dress


    TEN ALBUMS/MINI-ALBUMS:

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    1. SHINee - Story Of Light
    2. Jonghyun - Poet | Artist
    3. EXO-CBX - Blooming Days
    4. Taeyeon - Something New
    5. Red Velvet - The Perfect Red Velvet
    6. Yong Junhyung - Goodbye 20s
    7. HYUKOH - 24
    8. Heize - Wish & Wind
    9. BTS - Love Yourself: Tear
    10. Nu'est W - Who, You

     
  10. HEY.

    No fancy graphics because I'm incompetent.

    TOP 10 GIRL GROUPS SINGLES

    1. Red Velvet - Bad Boy
    2. Oh My Girl - Secret Garden
    3. Momoland - BBoom BBoom
    4. CLC - Black Dress
    5. WJSN - Dreams Come True
    6. Pristin V - Get It
    7. BLACKPINK - DDU-DU DDU-DU
    8. gugudan - The Boots
    9. GFriend - Time for the Moon Night
    10. UNI.T - No More

    SPECIAL MENTION
    (G)I-DLE - LATATA
    Lovelyz - That Day
    Twice - What Is Love?
    Weki Meki - La La La
    yyxy - love4eva (feat. Grimes)



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    TOP 10 BOY GROUPS SINGLES

    1. JBJ - My Flower
    2. A.C.E - Take Me Higher
    3. Pentagon - Shine
    4. Seventeen - Thanks
    5. SHINee - Good Evening
    6. NCT 127 - Touch
    7. Infinite - Tell Me
    8. GOT7 - Look
    9. NU'EST W - Dejavu
    10. NCT U - Timeless

    SPECIAL MENTION
    BIGBANG - Flower Road
    DAY6 - Shoot Me
    iKON - Love Scenario
    VIXX - Scentist
    YDPP - Love It Live It



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    TOP 10 SOLO ARTISTS SINGLES

    1. Chungha - Roller Coaster
    2. BoA - Nega Dola
    3. BoA - One Shot, Two Shot
    4. Sunmi - Heroine
    5. Hyolyn - Dally (feat. Gray)
    6. Hyolyn - To Do List
    7. Olivia Hye - Egoist (feat. JinSoul)
    8. Jeong Sewoon - Baby It's U
    9. Kim Dong Han - Sunset
    10. Samuel - One (feat. Jung Ilhoon of BTOB)
     
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  11. Am I the only one thinking the soloists really did that this year?? I mean last year had a lot of great solos as well but this year, like half of my favorite songs are from soloists.
     
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  12. I agree. I loved last year's soloists and I'm so glad this year's soloists are killing it too.

    Just give me a Babe-level of amazing single from HyunA this year and I'd want nothing else.
     
  13. I've really loved this year for k-pop, especially cos I've finally managed to find a way of consuming the music without being overwhelmed by it. Spotify playlists like the ones newkpop regularly updates have been amazing for discovering new music that I would otherwise have missed.

    My favourite song by far is Shinee's Good Evening.
     
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  14. Acts that stayed good: GFriend, Red Velvet, Blackpink

    Acts that disappointed: Twice, Mamamoo, Oh My Girl, AOA

    Acts that pleasantly surprised me: Apink, Chungha, Yubin

    The one boy group I listened to: Shinee
     


  15. If y'all don't get this into the Top 10 on the SOTY 2018 rate...
     
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  16. i don't know if there will be a year end thread or not so I'm just posting this here.


    20. Suzy - Holiday
    19. EXO-CBX - Blooming Day
    18. Red Velvet - Bad Boy
    17. Mamamoo - Starry Night
    16. Mamamoo - Egotistic

    15. Apink - I'm So Sick
    14. BoA - Woman
    13. Hyo - Sober
    12. BoA - One Shot Two Shot
    11. Loona - favorite

    10. Sunmi - Siren
    9. Chungha - Rollercoaster
    8. Loona/Olivia Hye - Egoist
    7. Oh My Girl - Secret Garden
    6. Taeyeon - Something New

    5. GFriend - Sunny Summer
    4. Girls' Generation-Oh!GG - Lil'Touch
    3. Momoland - Bboom Bboom
    2. Sunmi - Heroine
    1. BlackPink - DDDD



    Me after seeing my list:


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  17. Make one bih ♡
     
  18. What was disappointing about Oh My Girl? I thought they had a really strong year.
     
  19. This was the first 6 months of the year, after they had released that Banana Allergy Monkey disaster
     
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  20. Oh yes my mistake. And I forgot that nightmare thankfully!
     
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