Sweet and Sour: A Review of Hoppipolla I’ll’s Kiwi Mixtape

When I was in junior high, well before YouTube and streaming services cropped up like the blessings they have come to be, we had to rely on physical methods to listen to and share music. Few things were as meaningful and exciting as receiving a mixtape from a friend or, better, a crush who would…

kpop fav of the day: music videos from 2010 to 2012, #5, shinee’s hello

Every day until the end of May, we're counting down our favorite MVs from the 2010-2012 era. Coming in a #5 is... Hello by SHINee. So, we've all been there at one point or another, pining hopelessly over a crush... trying our best to figure out how to approach them... But not all of us…

kpop fav of the day: music videos from 2010 to 2012, #6, right now by psy

Everyday until the end of May, we're counting down our favorite kpop MVs from 2010 to 2012. Sitting at #6 on our list is… While swimming through dozens of early '10s kpop videos, it's hard not to notice that all of them kinda look similar. They're dreary. They're exclusively grey and black or sepia color…

kpop fav of the day: music videos from 2010 to 2012, #7 mama by exo-k

Everyday until the end of May, we're counting down our favorite kpop MVs from 2010 to 2012. Sitting at #7 on our list is… EXO-K's Mama. A lot of the time, people joke (maybe they're joking?) about kpop being some sort of cult. And I'm just like, no. It's not like we have sacred texts…

kpop fav of the day: music videos from 2010 to 2012 #10, shinee’s lucifer

Every day until the end of May, we're counting down our favorite music videos from 2010-2012. Hanging out in the #10 spot is... SHINee's Lucifer. Coming to you live from what appears to be the parking deck of some space ship, because you totally need sports cars in space… Perhaps somewhere beneath the USS Enterprise,…

kpop fav of the day: music videos from 2010 to 2012 #17, psy’s gangnam style

Oh yeah. You heard us right. We're definitely going there. Every day until the end of May we're counting down our favorite MVs from 2010 to 2012. Doing... That Dance into the #17 spot is... PSY's Gangnam style. Say what you will about Gangnam Style but PSY was a smart guy bringing this shit over…

kpop fav of the day: music videos from 2010 to 2012 #24, 2pm’s i’ll be back

Everyday until the end of May, we're counting down our favorite music videos from the 2010 to 2012 era. Today, sitting at #24, we've got... I'll Be Back, by 2PM. It's hard to pick a favorite thing about this MV. Is it the dramatic eye makeup? Is it the wearing of the dramatic eye makeup…