K-Pop’s Dark Side

By Alyson Camus | March 27, 2016

the contracts these poor kids sign to become huge stars are borderline slavery!

Psy's "Gentleman" On Its Way To 2 Billion Youtube Views

By Mahalia Dark | April 24, 2013

But does that mean it will reach 2 Billion views, or even his previous 1.5 Billion. It looks like it but even if it doesn’t. one thing is sure, Psy is at least a two hit wonder.

Psy's "Gentleman" reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 14, 2013

Not up to G-Dragon levels but G-Dragon may well be too clever for a world audience. “Gentleman” isn’t just clever enough, completely clever enough, but not so it suffers from culture shock for the masses

Girls Generation "I Got A Boy" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2013

Even at its worse I Got A Boy is never ordinary, Ten tracks, no real dogs but too much filler, and the heights of “I Got A Boy”, “Express 999” and “Dancing Queen” leading the way.

the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards Winners (Who Are These People?)

By Mahalia Dark | December 7, 2012

Controversy surrounds PSY losing to BIGBANG and while anesthetically they made the right move, PSY singlehandedly put K-Pop on the map and is obviously the only recognizable figure in the entire scene unless you live in Asia.

Popdust Introduce Us To Another K-Popper: Juniel

By Mahalia Dark | November 29, 2012

Dubbed the Korean Taylor Swift for her soft sweet songs of romantic malaise, her My First June EP is just about flawless chick pop, all melody all the time. “Ready Go!” is already a pop song to beat in 2012

K-Pop Not Just Electro Pop Without The Irony

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2012

In 2012, K-Pop is the most exciting new big thing and while PSY might cause it to be misunderstood, the moor I listen the more in awe I am of this hobbled together scraps and parts of Western pop culture put through the grinder and arriving somewhere else.

G-Dragon's "One Of A Kind" EP Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 14, 2012

G-Dragon is a widely eccentric man, who looks like a tween in a gay bar looking for some rough stuff. He dresses flamboyantly has an eccentric persona that makes mincemeat of my earlier claim of regimental. But is he fun? On “Crayon” he is

BIGBANG At Prudential Center, Thursday, November 8th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 10, 2012

BIGBAND never bored, but they never enchanted either. They were a generic genre that never jumped to a place where what it means to be Korean informed what it means to be in a boy band. They were not overawed by playing for an American audience. But they lacked heart.

Must See: BIGBANG Bring K-Pop To Prudential Center In November, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | October 9, 2012

This is boyband r&b as written since NSYNC and Backstreet Boys roamed the earth. All close harmonies, finger snapping, falsetto, pop songs. Catchy? To a limited degree. Similar to the K-POp anti-irony movement? Not really. But if your taste goes towards the world of pop music even slightly, it is a huge concert