Review: T-ara - “Sugar Free” Is A Criminally Unwatchable Music Video

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The best thing about T-ara’s single “Sugar Free” is that it’s a prime example of what T-ara brings to the table musically. The worst thing about “Sugar Free” is that it’s a prime example of the absolute worst tendencies of T-ara music videos.

I’m not sure how we reached this point, but T-ara may be underrated musically. “Sugar…

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Review: TaeTiSeo - “Holler” Is Fairly, Kinda, Sorta Alright

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For all the opportunities that a sub-unit offers groups (chances to experiment with looks, concepts or genres), TaeTiSeo eschews them in “Holler” in favor of a look and sound that is almost all too familiar and safe.

Like everything in “Holler”, the track itself is well made and competently sung but it ends up sounding a bit too…

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Waifu Wednesday: Cao Lu

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cao lu cover ww

Cao Lu is a Chinese K-Pop singer and dancer. She is best known for being a member of K-Pop group FIESTAR and for being given a criminally paltry amount of lines in “One More”.

Cao Lu has been in the pop singing game for awhile. Before she debuted with FIESTAR, Cao Lu was a solo singer in China, having won a 2004 CCTV singing contest. She went by the name LuLu which she thankfully left behind…

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Ailee Will Haunt Your Dreams For Upcoming 3rd Mini Album “Magazine”

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While SM continues to mess with my daily plans and not release TaeTiSeo’s “Holler” music video as of the writing (which means that I won’t likely get to it till Thursday), Ailee has announced that she’ll soon be dropping her third mini-album, entitled “Magazine.”

The release date is set for September 25th:

Her agency YMC Entertainment tweeted on the 16th, “[Ailee] September 25! Ailee’s 3rd mini…

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Ok, TaeTiSeo’s “Holler” MV Teaser Looks Promising

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TaeTiSeo is going to be releasing their “Holler” music video really soon so this teaser isn’t going to have a very long shelf life until it’s obsolete. However, it definitely does a good job teasing what SNSD’s talented trio has in store for people when the real music video drops.

Much like “Twinkle”, “Holler” sounds like it’ll…

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Selca Sunday, Fresh Off The E-Press

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Welcome to another edition of Selca Sunday, where the social media sphere is stripped of extraneous memes and bad opinions to deliver what was the internet’s one true intention: K-Pop selcas. In this edition, Jieun is flawless. That is all. Without further ado:

Gyuri of KARA:

The dream is real.

The dream is real.

Seohyun of SNSD:

The Seobot calibrates for perfection.

The Seobot calibrates for perfection.

Nana of After School:

The goddess celebrates the holy day of Nana.

The goddess celebrates…

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TaeTiSeo’s “Holler” Concept Appears To Be “TaeTiSeo Is Pretty” + Seohyun Teasers

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TaeTiSeo has released the album cover for its upcoming comeback “Holler” and it follows the same strangely blase look of the individual teasers. Behold the wonder of Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun as they stare at the camera while trying to betray no emotion whatsoever while wearing clothes that wouldn’t be out of place at your average mall! To be fair, on the one hand, the trio looks amazing. On…

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Review: SPICA.S - “Give Your Love” Is A Missed Opportunity For Something Special

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Perhaps the most disappointing thing about “Give Your Love” (and there’s plenty to disappointed about) is that the SPICA sub-unit SPICA.S completely whiffs on a golden opportunity for the group to experiment with their talented roster and their image.

The main issues with “Give Your Love” are tempo-based. The beat starts off at a…

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TaeTiSeo Releases Puzzlingly Non-Descript Teasers Of Tiffany And Taeyeon

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For TaeTiSeo’s first single, “Twinkle”, the group unleashed some of the worst teasers imaginable as they somehow managed to commit two cardinal sins of teasers – they looked horrifying and they ended up not representing the final product at all.

It's like a rainbow got food poisoning.

It’s like a rainbow got food poisoning.

So, perhaps TaeTiSeo thought that it would be a good idea to take the exact opposite approach this time around…

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Waifu Wednesday: Seolhyun

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Kim Seolhyun, better known by her stage name Seolhyun, is a South Korean idol singer, dancer and actress. She is best known for being the internet’s favorite thing about K-Pop girl group Ace of Angels (AOA).

A Seolhyun Waifu Wednesday was inevitable at some point which is what also, paradoxically, makes it a bit less fun. One can just look at Seolhyun and the first thought that comes to mind is…

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