Thursday, January 20, 2011

Seungri's VVIP - Ear Candy of the Month

And it's well deserved - that smile can come hang out with me anytime. Oh, wait, that's "eye candy", not "ear candy"....

lol Jokes aside, I am REALLY loving this CD. I always love it when this kind of R&B comes my way - smooth with a touch of electro-glitter and a dash of pop. (That sounds like a drink. I should invent a drink and call it the VIP - with edible glitter. They make that right?)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Swedish & Icelandic Awesomeness

Okay, so this is random and only slightly related, but I was watching an episode of "House Hunters International" yesterday, and this couple was moving to Reykjavik, Iceland. I never thought about visiting a place so close to the North Pole, but the city is gorgeous, and apparently really fun to live in. In my planning out the numerous places I will travel to when I finally have the time and the money, I never remember all these Northern European countries, but I have to start including them soon, especially if they still make awesome music like this 2008 dance single by Swedish singer, Medina:

Also, I only just found out that Emiliana Torrini is from Iceland. She's one of those quirky indie singers that  kinda fly under the radar, but always pop up with amazing stuff, like Gollum's Song for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. My favorite track of hers is her cover of Tom Waits's "I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You":

Also another awesome thing about Northern Europe: IKEA! I know the furniture is cheap and not very durable, but the designs are still pretty cool. Plus I can have a stylish place without breaking the bank. If that's not a reason to love that place, I don't know what is.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

MBLAQ's BLAQ Style - Hit Or Miss?

MBLAQ has released their first full album!.... aaand that's about as much excitement as I can muster up for it now that I've listened to it. I do have enough energy to complete a review of it, though, so read on!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

So, Maybe That Wasn't Such A Good Idea...

I think I need to issue an apology for that last post - it was a lot, and I doubt a lot of people had the time or energy to go through it all. I've decided to break it up and separate my major reviews into their own posts so that they're less painful to find/read/get through. This also means I get to go into a little more detail (but not too much, I promise!). So look for those in the coming week, as well as a review of MBLAQ's new album "BLAQ Style", and hopefully also a post on k-indie music. Happy Monday everyone! If the beginning of the week has got you down, get lifted with this lovely bubbly song courtesy of Jieun and The Wolves (recommended by McRoth in his "Top K-Pop Songs of 2010 Phase 3" post).

Thursday, January 6, 2011

K-Pop New Music Roundup: New Year Snowstorm

From MBC's My Princess. Snow is cold, but so pretty

So they're predicting a snowstorm this weekend in my area. Dislike, dislike, dislike. Interestingly, this is accompanying a ridiculous amount of new Korean music that came out this week. It's a problem when Soribada's home page is one of your top sites in Safari - I can't help but want to listen to everything! But I won't bore you with millions of detailed reviews, I'll keep it as short as possible, only waxing lyrical in a few instances. So put on your scarves and let's get going!

Since this is mad long, my advice is to look over the paragraphs and read the ones that seem interesting. My favorite releases this week are One Way, TVXQ, Infinite, 4men and the My Princess OST. Oh, and I rant about the Piggy Dolls, so make sure to check out that review too.