KPop - aka Only Scott Cares - aka Not as Good as Metal


#201

Dumb noob question, is there a go to streaming g service like Pandora that speciizes in j and k pop and rock? Yt music used to be it but they borked their search so it is no longer valid.


#202

July is on fire. Even though 4/5 of BIGBANG is currently serving in the military, THE GREAT SEUNGRI holds the fort down.

This is incredible, but it’s also obvious he watched too many John Travolta movies.


#203

Now that JYP is on Spotify, they have effectively almost all KPop. Apple Music has just about everything also. Every KPop everything is also on YouTube, you just have to search and you will find it.

Unlike JPop, the KPop companies spread their content far and wide.

There is also VLive which is like a Twitch/YouTube hybrid, but the only people allowed to have a channel are actual KPop stars and companies.


#204

JPop companies need to get get with it!


#205

They never will. They can’t let go of their Japanese ways.

As a wise Internet person once said “KPop fans are well fed.” If you are into KPop there is a never-ending fountain of content, most of it subtitled, even into non-English langauages like Thai, Chinese, Arabic, etc. This is the number one reason fandom has gotten so big. They produce more than 24 hours of professional KPop content every day. You can spend your entire waking life doing nothing else, and never getting bored. All for pretty much free.

The ultimate media for the Internet generation.


#206

OMG The album has been out for a week now, but The Great Seungri had another music video in his back pocket. And let me tell you. It is a DOOZY.


#207

So I can’t find an official version yet, but it looks like 5XID(!!!) is coming with a Japanese version of Up & Down? I can’t remember when last they had all five members. I’m really happy for them!


#208

Yes, they are making a push into Japan (where the money is). Solji has supposedly recovered from her hyperthyroidism, but they are worried it could come back. It is still up in the air as to how much she will participate in their promotional activities.

Also, the Japanese album has a completely new track on it in addition to Japanese versions of Up & Down, Cream, and maybe another song.


#209

Kpop adjacent. Looks like a member of RED VELVET learned english by living in a native english speaking place and has to adjust her accent to be understood sometimes.


#210

Wendy is from Canada. She learned English the same way we did.

And yes, while Koreans do seem to have a hard time understanding “proper” English pronunciation vs. Korean accented pronunciation of English, that isn’t entirely what is going on here. This is on a variety show, and they are teasing/pestering her for the purposes of comedy.


#211

Ah, fair enough. It’s also somewhat amusing anytime someone is speaking a foreign language and all of a sudden, unaccented english out of nowhere is heard. I enjoy that aspect of it as well.


#212

There is a treasure trove of videos of KPop idols doing exactly this waiting for you to watch them. Off the top of my head, here are some KPop idols that are from English speaking countries or speak terrific English. If you search for them you’ll find good stuff.

SNSD Tiffany, 2NE1 CL, f(x) Amber, EXID Hani, KARD BM, GOT7 Jackson, Eric Nam, UKISS Kevin, 15& Jimin, Jessi, GOD Park Joon Hyung, Jay Park, JYP, BtoB Peniel.

I’m sure those are many more. Also, this video is great.


#213

I havn’t been listening to any K-pop or korean-anything in months and months; been on a big Japanese City Pop groove (along with half of YouTube it seems) tho.

And so I have listened to this an unreasonable amount over the last week:

And while I’m way into the aesthetic and all that the jam is good and another take-away: I’m glad to see someone who looks (is) my age in one of these joints. Are we finally seeing the OG’s age into their 30’s making waves? Cuz I fuck with that heavy.