Discussion in 'K-pop' started by Slice of Life, Apr 21, 2019.
Sis, you should have.... Now my points to Butterfly will go to WASTE.
Dddd nawt when my ballot is basically all Twice mixed with LOONA.
Not me trying to secure tastemaker status by illegally including May's #1 song* on my April ballot ddd. Sorry for holding up proceedings!
*It's by a boy, so, yeah, no.
I thought of doing this for.... some boys. But we’ll just wait till May.
Sorry for not submitting, unnie! I had some unexpected things come up this weekend and had virtually no time to complete my ballot.
Oop, I've been on a mini-vacation from the forrem and of course I forgot to submit my scores for this...
Omfg sorry for keeping you waiting. Just had to prioritize IRL stuff. Results will start later tonight, my time. ♡
《BUBBLING UNDER CHART》
6 - @eliminathan
3 - @ryjm, @Cotton Park, @Wills
ryjm: My obsession with this mini grows with each listen. I absolutely adore the hazy, dreamy sensuality of it all (legit features in my date night playlist because holy fuck is this one sexy mini). While GOT7 can be pretty inconsistent with their output, this sub-unit is perfection and I need them to release a follow up. Such a seductive and thrilling mini.
8 - @BEST FICTION
4 - @Coming Century, @Slice of Life
8 - @Serg.
5 - @Wills
4 - @ryjm
ryjm: I’m a dumb bitch for not throwing some points at this last month, so to repent, I am acknowledging its greatness now. 신토불이 is a relentless earth-shattering bop and (perhaps controversially) a better interpretation of Wanna One’s Energetic sound. Lost Paradise is surprisingly affecting – for a rap focused track with more aggressive vocals, it’s rather captivating and emotive. 에일리언 and Round 1 showcase Pentagon’s boundless energy and just exude pure joy, even if they are not the most beautifully crafted songs, they’re undeniably enjoyable.
BVNDIT, BE AMBITIOUS!
8 - @Empty Shoebox, @Squashua
1 - @Cotton Park
DDDDDD I just realized the album only includes two full songs and 1 intro so technically this was ineligible to chart. But it is what is. Thankfully it didn't chart higher. x
APRIL, AND A FLOWER
9 - @Squashua
7 - @Serg.
1 - @Oleander
《BUBBLING UNDER CHART》
7 - @Dangerous Maknae
6 - @Serg.
5 - @Kuhleezi
7 - @Sanctuary
6 - @OspreyQueen
5 - @Coming Century
THE DREAM CHAPTER: STAR
Big Hit Entertainment
7 - @Wills
6 - @Vixen
3 - @OspreyQueen
2 - @ryjm
ryjm: Ddddd the BigHit stan jumped out. I love these boys, I have no shame, blame Slicey. (SOL: I'M INNOCENT!)
7 - @PopZeitgeist, @Kuhleezi, @Vixen
YOUTH DIARY 1: FLOWER ENERGY
9 - @Oleander
7 - @ryan_riot92
5 - @Slice of Life
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS FLOPPED SO BAD DDDD.
I'm still bitter about this one not being half as good as I expected it to be.
I would have included BOL4's mini if I'd been able to scrape together a top 10 albums, but it wasn't to be this month.
《BUBBLING UNDER CHART》
from the Holland mini album
9 - @bbynewyear
8 - @RUNAWAY, @Sanctuary
1 - @OspreyQueen
Definitely a step in the right direction for the good sis Holland. His voice sounds... listenable here which is what I really wanted from him. The production is cute too. What's not cute is Holland not having a kissing scene with his co-star in the music video. I WAS ROOTING FOR U.
bbynewyear: He did a good job with this! The beat makes it an easy sell for me and the video is refreshing to see. It *does* feel like the he’s a guest on his own track in some places but ultimately that doesn’t matter, no idea what his trajectory is like but this is the first track from him that’s given me confidence in his presence. I’m watching!
from the VERI-ABLE mini album
9 - @OspreyQueen, @Sanctuary
6 - @Slice of Life
2 - @Coming Century
I'M IN PAIN. My babies deserved better. I know this isn't as good as their debut song, Ring Ring Ring. But it's still pretty stellar. I'm gagged that a group this young already found a sound that's inherently them. Better luck next time, boys.
from the Kill This Love mini album
9 - @Slice of Life
7 - @Love Deluxe
6 - @Serg.
2 - @Salami
1 - @Reboot, @ohnostalgia
The Anti-Ballad Brigade won again. Hope Not is gorgeous y'all. After missing the mark with their first ballad effort, Stay, BLACKPINK really hit it out of the park with Hope Not. Rosé especially sounded angelic here.
from the IT'z Different single album
10 - @bbynewyear
9 - @Kuhleezi
4 - @Artemisia
2 - @codecat
1 - @GeiPanda
YATHHHHHHHHHH Dalla Dalla is still the girl group debut song to beat this year. So fun, so fresh, so... messy. It's already a classic.
bbynewyear: 2 months later and the song just improves with every listen. I’m still convinced the track would have received an even warmer welcome if it opted for more uptempo and less juvenile-ish verses for Ryujin and Yeji at the beginning, but these sins are easily forgiven upon the 400th listen.
As soon as a I watched the chorus play out in the MV I realised the girls were giving me Spice-Girls-but-for-2019 energy. I didn’t know I wanted it, but I’m so thankful. In a group where everyone is pulling their weight on debut, it’s crazy that Yuna is still the MVP of the track. The Yuna-Chaer-Yeji rap break is insane, and visions of a sub unit come to mind.
Nitpick: This is the first time in a while I haven’t followed a fav’s live performances and that’s mostly because the choreography (which I loved so much) just doesn’t hit the same here, it lose SO much energy when performed live. Did the music video elevate it too much? Is that a thing? (SOL: I'm living for your comments, unnie. KEEP EM COMING!)
from the HEART*IZ mini album
Stone Music Entertainment
8 - @PopZeitgeist
6 - @SloMover, @Gintoki
5 - @Love Deluxe
4 - @ryjm
YATH. Definitely one of the highlights (kii) of IZ*ONE's stunning second mini album. I understand why Violeta was chosen as the single but Highlight sounds far more interesting to me. Either way, both songs are good and WIZ*ONEs should be happy with the level of quality IZ*ONE are serving. Wanna One can't relate.
ryjm: Lowkey my favourite thing these girls have done, THIS is the kind of track I envisioned my dream line-up delivering. This completely side steps the groups overly cute and soft image, opting for a sparkling house-tinged banger. The production is absolutely thrilling, that rolling synth feels almost ticklish – and then that heavy bass drops for the chorus and my booty instantly slams to the floor. I would never have thought IZ*ONE would provide a club ready bop, but here we are.
Unnie, same. Let's hope Kai's solo music delivers.
Y’all just........hate talent huh
Yeah but you need to give them credit for naming their album after a Dalshabet song.
Who_said_that.gif binch, Stay is beautiful.
Obviously me, bih. Fight me.
Oooh happy we have some Holland fans here! I think his album was a great effort, I hope it finds a little more love.
Oop at me completely forgetting about IZ*One's Highlight, it's actually brilliant................................ should have gone to a solo artist though. Don't ask me why, it's just a feeling. Whatever, @ryjm 's commentary sold me on it!
Whoops I forgot to vote for Holland.
This month's moment of "Fell In Love Too Late" is the Eunha/Ravi track, so that's next month's useless 10-pointer sorted.
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