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Kpop Critical is a kiki where we deconstruct Kpop. Catrina and Morgan, talk notions of "the Diva", Kpop being the grandchild of Motown and Hollywood, the commodity of art-making, white supremacy's relentless grip on pop, and the intersection of "pointless" and "perfect" in pop culture. It might not sound like it sometimes but we like Kpop, we would just prefer if celebrity and US imperialism didn't exist. read less
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Ladies and Gentlemen... The Weekend :)
22-02-2022
Ladies and Gentlemen... The Weekend :)
AAAAANNNDDDDD we're back... sorta kinda. We're back today and that's what matters :) We have a special guest (my friend Kelly) to discuss an incredibly important topic (women). Has Taeyeon's sound changed this time around? (Yes) Can anything top this INVU? (it's early but uh... so far...) Is INVU her best work yet? (it is) There's also a lil bit of Apink talk as well as some other music by women. In fact, Kelly and Jooyoung are the only men who speak this entire episode. (you can't hear the bigbang track that well i think...) And you should listen to Kelly's podcast, This is Why I'm Gay! (https://open.spotify.com/show/5WpN5SWm1Mr8lT6mMn6ipy?si=dd6f3bbf0be54b24) *~Music this Episode~* INVU | Taeyeon Mr. Mr. Live at the 2014 KMF | SNSD (https://youtu.be/IcTf-dSBw1I) I Just Wanna Dance | Tiffany VOICE | Taeyeon Starlight (feat. Dean) | Taeyeon 저녁의 이유 (All Night Long feat. Lucas) | Taeyeon I Got Love | Taeyeon Love You Like Crazy | Taeyeon Do You Love Me | Taeyeon 그런 밤 (Some Nights) | Taeyeon Ending Credits | Taeyeon Ending Credit | Uhm Jung Hwa 호피무늬 (Hop In feat. Hwasa, DPR LIVE) | Uhm Jung Hwa Can't Control Myself | Taeyeon LOSER | BIGBANG Cold As Hell | Taeyeon Siren | Taeyeon No Love Again | Taeyeon Timeless | Taeyeon 품 (Heart) | Taeyeon Set Myself on Fire | Taeyeon 어른아이 (Toddler) | Taeyeon What You Won't Do For Love | Bobby Caldwell You Better Not | Taeyeon Weekend | Taeyeon Red Carpet | Apink White Boy | Jensen McRae 秘密 (A Secret) | Tokyo Jihen Heaven | Tierra Whack Bussin (feat. Lil Baby) | Nicki Minaj WA DA DA | Kep1er SMILEY (feat. BIBI) | Yena WooAh HIP | MAMADOL Mr. Chu | Apink Ah-Choo | Lovelyz Dilemma | Apink Single Rider | Apink MAGO | GFRIEND BOP BOP! | Viviz 놀이 (Play) | Yuju Madonna | Luna Layin' Low (feat. Jooyoung) | Hyolyn MVSK | Kep1er Follow Us: @kpop_critical_ $kpopcritical Catrina Cash App: $catrinajk www.instagram.com/catnastee/ Morgan Cash App: $mrgnhayes www.instagram.com/mrgnhayes.co.uk/ "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
Blackness Series: Kpop Really Kinda Destroying My People Tho...
20-11-2020
Blackness Series: Kpop Really Kinda Destroying My People Tho...
Oooooh shit, hey didn't see you there. Snuck up on me. Huh, what do you mean we've been gone for months? Today's episode is, obviously, the first in a while. Been a busy year but Kpop works a bit harder than us all apparently so we've been behind amongst other things like getting our lives together and trying not to catch a debilitating airborne illness. But somehow in the midst of this... we've been able to muster up enough strength to FINALLY start our series on Blackness and Kpop. (Or really just Morgan flying solo here lmfao.) This episode is dedicated to Black fans. We'll talk about doxxing, cultural appropriation, Black Lives Matter, whatever happened to kmusicandblackwomen and why the fuck antiBlackness is so normalized in pop culture. Super lighthearted episode... yeah. Don't forget! We have our phone lines OPEN throughout the duration of this series for y'all to call in to talk to us. Our next episode in this series will revolve around Black music and the sound of Kpop! Call us anonymously at (862)438-5353! Links: K-pop trainees learn about Cultural Appropriation: Digital Blackface 👁https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flqKIrQDYyo KmusicandBlackwomen 👁KmusicandBlackwomen.tumblr.com Follow Mason on Apple Music 👁@masonw David Guetta Tribute to George Floyd 👁https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5ZgEtgxxg0 *~Music this Episode~* Automatic (Remix) | Chancellor Somewhere (ft. GRAY, Hoody, ELO & DeVita) | GooseBumps Can’t Stop Me | TWICE Make a Wish (Birthday Song) | NCT U 못된 여자 (Lovekiller) | Niel LA DI DA | Everglow Bionic | Christina Aguilera Together | Beabadoobee Alcohol | Millionaires Stupid Horse | 100 Gecs MMM | Treasure Why Not | LOOΠΔ Idea(理想)| Taemin Caution | Mariah Carey Wet Me | Ray J Touch | NCT 127 Ko Ko Bop | EXO Numb | Jessi Ringtone | 100 Gecs Know Your Name (ft. Dok2) | Jay Park I Need You To | Tobe Nwigwe Follow Us: @kpop_critical_ $kpopcritical Catrina Cash App: $catrinajk www.instagram.com/catnastee/ Morgan Cash App: $mrgnhayes www.instagram.com/mrgnhayes.co.uk/ "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
Trauma: Look at Me, Wait Don't Look at Me. Ok, Now Look at Me
06-08-2020
Trauma: Look at Me, Wait Don't Look at Me. Ok, Now Look at Me
Some y'all be like "Pick me! Pick me! Pick me UP! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me UP!" and don't even know it... It's been a while, as usual. Just think of us as a solar eclipse. Depending where you are in the world, not everybody is going to see us. Make sure not to look directly at us if you do see us tho. This episode is the third part to our Trauma Series! We discuss the spectacle of the training process, "hardship" as a concept, and how baring witness to growing pains doesn't necessarily guarantee safety, security and money (which... like most regular people... most of these kids are looking for)for the ones trying their hardest. When is someone prepared enough for the whirlwind of connections and luck that industrialized art runs on!? 🤔 I'm convinced this episode would be a solid 4 hours long if we talked about No Mercy, Finding Momoland, The Unit, Dance or Band, Boys24, MIXNINE, YG Treasure Box... Even though there are a slew of underrepresented and disbanded groups we stick to mostly Produce but trust, we touch on a couple of other ones too. Shoutout After School... shoutout Pristin... shoutout Fromis_9... shoutout Gugudan... shoutout Weki Meki... shoutout DIA... shoutout WJSN... Also the lovely professor referenced is Suk-Young Kim, head of Theater and Performance Studies at UCLA. She's also @DrAjumma on Twitter. *~Music this Episode~* Trauma | SEVENTEEN Spotlight | 1THE9 10억뷰 (1 Billion Views)| EXO-SC 질렀어 (Now or Never) | SF9 죽겠다(KILLING ME)| iKON I Feel You | Wonder Girls You Raised Me Up | Josh Groban The Climb | Miley Cyrus I Got a Boy | Girls Generation Applause (Lady Gaga Cover) | Yoo Jeongyeon youtube.com/watch?v=vLISena_9Us Headlines Freestyle | Choi Vernon youtube.com/watch?v=Geg5j_ivuKQ Pick Me | Produce 101 EOEO | UNIQ 봄바람 (Spring Breeze)| Wanna One Flash | X1 Secret Tape | Sunmi Drip | Hinapia Follow Us: @kpop_critical_ $kpopcritical Catrina Cash App: $catrinajk www.instagram.com/catnastee/ Morgan Cash App: $mrgnhayes www.instagram.com/mrgnhayes.co.uk/ "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
KPC Live at #KPSNPODCASTFEST 2020
20-07-2020
KPC Live at #KPSNPODCASTFEST 2020
Yay!! Back with a cute, reasonably-timed episode for y'all. This episode, recorded live during Kpop Social Night's Podcast Fest, we speak on Taemin's birthday notes, the steep spiral of iKON, the uptick in female recording artists' rights, and pop in Seventeen just because. Definitely more of a kiki... Special thanks to all who attended and to everyone who organized at KPSN and MACG Productions! We'll try to get into live shows more because this was great! That being said, this is our first recorded live show so there are tech difficulties and points where the audio is a bit low. Bare with us! 🥺 *~Music this Episode~* The SHINee World (Doo-Bop) | SHINee Bling Bling | iKON Danger | Taemin 보라빛 밤 (Pporappippam) | Sunmi yaya(넵넵) (ME TIME) | Yubin Life Sucks | HA:TFELT Monster | Irene & Seulgi 10억뷰 (1 Billion Views) (Feat. MOON) | EXO-SC Hot Babe | Super Junior-D&E I’m Ok | iKON Trip (Ella Mai cover) | Jinhwan Left & Right | SEVENTEEN Apple | GFriend Follow Us:
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MF DO NOT BE HATING WHITE SUPREMACY ENOUGH FOR ME
26-06-2020
MF DO NOT BE HATING WHITE SUPREMACY ENOUGH FOR ME
BEFORE YOU BUY ANY KPOP ANYTHING, DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL BAIL/MUTUAL AID FUND AND CASHAPP A BLACK TRANS PERSON IMMEDIATELY. We'll even help you get started: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd KPOP, you are not getting a single cent from me EVER again! However, I do plan on uplifting the SeulRene cb coming out July 6th... Alternatively if you see us at a Shinee concert look the other way please..... Seventeen? You will be dealt with. She’s coming in late but she’s coming in hot. It's been a month... of just utterly... unbearable... antiblack-genocide popping off at an ACCELERATED rate. Sorry we haven't put out an episode, but we've been incredibly angry and actively fighting with our government.......... This episode, we discuss the moral obligation of celebrities and idols along with the moral compass their fans may or may not have. Whether NCT or SM likes it or not, Punch is now one of the many songs of the revolution. Here's a link to our notes and full thought process for this episode: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OBoZQbWcmacHJ3yfozpHQjCDrWClCPRFRTHRKUvXOW8/edit *~Music this Episode~* NCT 127 x Grace Lee Boggs Mix Vice News "Who Was George Floyd" Candy | Baekhyun More & More | TWICE Oxygen | TWICE Don't Call Me Again | TWICE Turn Back Time(超时空回)| WayV 水 (H20) | Lay Ungodly Hour | Chloe x Halle Our 25th ep :’) (Intro is all our wonderful friend Moses’ doing and we thank and love him!!!!!!!) Follow Us:
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Jupiter's In Retrograde
30-05-2020
Jupiter's In Retrograde
Soft release for the girls since there's a bunch going on at the moment. Donate to your city's Freedom Fund and support someone's bail. Start below, then continue and give individually to the black people you do and don't know: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/louisville-community-bail-fund/ https://www.paypal.me/columbusfreedomfund https://brooklynbailfund.org/donate https://fundly.com/coloradofreedom?form=popup# https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project *~Music this Episode~* BAZOOKA! | GWSN Tweaks ~ Heavy cloud but no rain | GWSN (玉) Jade | Lay 100 Ways | Jackson Wang 那幕 (Falling Down) | THE8 舞い落ちる花びら (Fallin' Flower) | SEVENTEEN Ridin’ | NCT DREAM 내게 말해줘 (7 Days) | NCT DREAM Say It | Tory Lanez Quiet Down | NCT DREAM Punch | NCT 127 NonStop | NCT 127 Chocolate | MAX Piano | MAX Me, Myself & I | MAX ya ya (넵넵) (ME TIME) | Yubin Happy | Taeyeon Yours (Feat. Lee Hi, Changmo) | Raiden X Chanyeol Not By the Moon | GOT7 Trust My Love | GOT7 Zombie | DAY6 사랑, 하자 (Let's Love) | Suho 너의 차례 (For You Now) Feat. Younha | Suho Remember | WINNER 뜸 (Hold) | WINNER I'm in Trouble | NU'EST Knock (널찾아가) | ASTRO Can’t You See Me? (세계가 불타버린 밤, 우린…) | TXT 덤더럼 (Dumhdurum) | Apink LALALILALA | APRIL Nonstop (살짝 설렜어) | OH MY GIRL Who Dis? | SECRET NUMBER Stay Tonight | Chungha Tiger Eyes | Ryu Sujeong 자나깨나 (Mayday) (Feat. Joy) | Crush 사장님 도박은 재미로 하셔야 합니다 (KAZINO) | BIBI 비누 (Binu) | BIBI Womp Womp (Feat. Jeremih) | Valee Candy | Baekhyun Follow Us:
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Trauma: Get Your Parasitic Parasocials Up
22-05-2020
Trauma: Get Your Parasitic Parasocials Up
Funny how we’re posting this this week and Baekhyun goes on Lysn to say a fan had stalked him to his home and that he’s disappointed and feel violated. His ass goes i never forget a face! So to that girl…keep those eyes peeled. So we got part two of our Trauma Series. Parasocial relationships in Kpop! How different subjects and mediums have parasocial relations to each other. Idols and their relationships to fans, journalists, social media, and people who stay hate watching. The kinds of influence that media has on parasocial relationships. These parasocial relationships that aide to fantasies of deranged, but generally wealthy people, we have sasaengs (stalkers) emerge and fit into a category of the Kpop-industrial complex. We talk about some absolute nut shit that has gone down because idols must be available to their audience, while not individually knowing their fans. Its like a little tragic but also kinda funny sometimes? Anyways, we’re speaking on some little and large known facts of Kpop which vary in severity. We also deal with spectacle and what creating spectacle really means, and how it functions with relation to idols. We got that drops episode coming up soon that mentioned in the end. Happy summer, stream us and Yubin’s yaya (ME TIME) Sources: The Adoring Audience: Fan Culture and Popular Media *~Music this Episode~* Trauma | SEVENTEEN 넵넵(ME TIME) | YUBIN Follow Us: @kpop_critical_ $kpopcritical Catrina Cash App: $catrinajk www.instagram.com/catnastee/ Morgan Cash App: $mrgnhayes www.instagram.com/mrgnhayes.co.uk/ "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
First Quarter Review: I'm So Happy I Didn't Buy Concert Tickets This Year
18-03-2020
First Quarter Review: I'm So Happy I Didn't Buy Concert Tickets This Year
Damn... social distancing got y'all too...? This episode probably couldn't have come at a better time! We catch up on this entire first quarter. Just peeping what the girls are into u kno... We may not show it but staying indoors and away from people is giving us brain damage... Just act like we're your friends who came over to kiki for the afternoon. Before I go! We'd love for you guys to help us out with our next big three episode. Submit to this survey and you might be interviewed for an upcoming episode: https://tinyurl.com/kpopcform *~Music this Episode~* TING TING TING (featuring Oliver Heldens) | ITZY HIP | MAMAMOO Eclipse (달이 태양을 가릴 때) | Moonbyul DAZZLE DAZZLE | Weki Meki Hands Up (무릎을 탁 치고) | Cherry Bullet Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor | Ludwig van Beethoven All The Things She Said | t.A.T.u. DUN DUN | Everglow PLAYER | Everglow Scream | Dreamcatcher Endless Night | Dreamcatcher FIESTA | IZ*ONE 교차로 (Crossroads) | GFRIEND BOUNCY | Rocket Punch Dr. 베베 (Dr. Bebe) | Pentagon The Black Hall | Pentagon Someday | Pentagon # | LOONA So What | LOONA Oh (Yes I Am) | LOONA Day & Night | LOONA DIRTY LOVE (더럽게) | Sumin and Zion.T Demo.2 | Kim Hanbin DO IT (featuring Hanbin and One) | Yawah Holding On (견딜만해) | iKON All The World (온 세상) | iKON Flower (너란 바람 따라) | iKON Dive (뛰어들게) | iKON Creep | Radiohead WANNABE | ITZY 24HRS | ITZY YOU MAKE ME | ITZY Kick It (英雄; 영웅) | NCT 127 Jet Lag (시차) | NCT 127 Elevator (127F) | NCT 127 MAD DOG (뿔) | NCT 127 Boom (꿈) | NCT 127 Sit Down! | NCT 127 Pandora’s Box (낮잠) | NCT 127 Love Song (우산) | NCT 127 My Van (내 Van) | NCT 127 Ding Ding Dong (땡땡땡) | LOONA Follow Us: @kpop_critical_ Catrina Cash App: $catrinajk https://www.instagram.com/catnastee/ Morgan Cash App: $mrgnhayes https://www.instagram.com/mrgnhayes.co.uk/ "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
Bump SHINee
09-03-2020
Bump SHINee
In which Morgan compares SHINee to Beyoncé and the Jackson 5... lightly... and forgets to talk about Key's Forever Yours Shinee way for life we don’t know ANY other way... so this starts off a series of episodes dedicated to groups we stanning. We're gonna do more like these as we go and we needed Shinee to be the first of the girls. Who was doing it like them? Ever? Second generation had to show up to show out and Shinee really ran with it... To paint a picture, we’re talking the year 2008. Tik Tok was only a Kesha single. EXO was only a dream in LSM’s head, NCT were still in the womb... Shinee was passed down the crown from TVXQ. To excel, at one point or another, at facets of vocals, dancing, variety, live performance, and popularity with such skill and grace without question? For each member to have range in so many different arenas of entertainment??? Minho (nations trade) Korea’s own Boy Scout... Taemin straight-bisexual king of stable vocals and limber dancing... Onew... voice of an angel, charismatic actor, all around funny bitch... Jonghyun... nation's composer/producer/vocalist paving the way for self producing idols, and Kim Kibum... true cuntess and dynamic pop icon. When it comes to Shinee, we really don’t give a fuck what a bitch has to say about me I know wtf I said and didn’t say. There are so many different things Shinee accomplished throughout their careers it's impossible to go through it singlehandedly. There is so much to love about their dynamic, the variety material they’ve given us, and even the glimpses of their regular degular selves. Shinee came up in an era of kpop that withstood previous trends and continues to inspire each continuing generation. In every facet of kpop, Shinee has revolutionized styling, choreography, musicality, and onward. In the most bizarre but incomparable ways??? (Source: All of 2008-18.) They’ve offered such present and engaging performances and a piece of themselves for the public’s sake. There is literally only so much we can SAY. Shinee is so famous and popular, now all we can do is show why we’re stans. When I see Shinee, I see a dedicated group of entertainers coming together and harmonizing for the greater GOOD. People who’ve endured. Like Jay Park said: "Shinee is the best kpop group they have it all: talent, character, stage presents, bops, adversity." We talking our Shinee shit, simple. Their history and legacy in kpop is in a narrow lane. Shawol world forever ⬆️‼️ *~Music this Episode~* Stranger (Live) | SHINee Shinee in the car singing Tik Tok I’m Home (그래) | Minho Famous | Taemin Press Your Number | Taemin Replay (샤이니 '누난 너무 예뻐) | SHINee Lucifer | SHINee A-Yo | SHINee Up & Down | SHINee Hello | SHINee Ring Ding Dong | SHINee Sherlock (Clue + Note) (셜록) | SHINee Clue | SHINee Note | SHINee Alarm Clock (알람시계) | SHINee Spoiler (스포일러) | SHINee Dream Girl | SHINee Dynamite (다이너마이트) | SHINee Punch Drunk Love | SHINee Why So Serious? | SHINee Orgel | SHINee Evil | SHINee Excuse Me Miss | SHINee Queen of New York (빗 속 뉴욕) | SHINee Odd Eye | SHINee Woof Woof | SHINee View | SHINee She Is (좋아) | Jonghyun Moon | Jonghyun Cocktail | Jonghyun White T-Shirt | Jonghyun Rewind | Jonghyun Beach 2k20 | Robyn Danger (괴도) | Taemin Married to the Music | SHINee Trigger | SHINee Soldier | Taemin 1 of 1 | SHINee Shift | SHINee Feel Good | SHINee Don’t Let Me Go (투명 우산) | SHINee U Need Me | SHINee Tell Me What to Do | SHINee Move | Taemin Thirsty | Taemin Flame of Love | Taemin Grease (기름때) | Jonghyun Before Our Spring (우린 봄이 오기 전에) | Jonghyun Good Evening (데리러 가) | SHINee I Want You | SHINee Jump | SHINee All Day All Night | SHINee Lock You Down | SHINee Good Evening (Japanese Ver.) | SHINee Countless | SHINee Follow Us: @kpop_critical_
Trauma: Kpop Industrial Complex
10-02-2020
Trauma: Kpop Industrial Complex
Trigger Warning: Death, Sexual Assault On October 14th 2019, Choi Jinri, popularly known as Sulli from f(x), committed suicide. The same day, one of her good friends, Goo Hara of KARA, went on Instagram live citing her own struggles with mental health. On November 24th, Hara committed suicide. they were both 25 and 28, respectively. Earlier in the summer, Jeon Mi Seon, a character actress featured in many Korean dramas also committed suicide. She was 49. I only hope they rest in power. Korea’s rate of suicide is around 27.3 per 100,000 people according to a 2014 survey. It has the second highest suicide rate of a country in the developed world. Suicide is the number cause of death in people ages 10-39. As most countries, this seems to affect the most vulnerable in Korea and the elderly, people in poverty, and minority groups carry the weight of this reality. In this series we’ll be free falling into some traumatic topics in kpop so if that’s that shit you’re not tryna, hear proceed with caution. In episode 1, we’re focused on spectacles and narratives in kpop that burst through the seams and draw global attention to the medium. Suicides, abuses of power & people, and all other tragic events publicized. We want to interrogate the importance of these narratives and the way they’re misconstrued and misrepresented. The orientalization of Koreans and the dehumanizing nature of western reports. The systems of power that generate the kpop industrial complex and how spectacle is reported plays a part in keeping this system intact. Pop culture is often a reflection of the larger culture that surrounds it. A giant mirror that reflects everything shiny and obscures anything undesirable. Where there are deaths of prominent pop culture figures the rest of country takes a lot of this on and always with higher stakes. Unfortunately this is most people’s intro to kpop, and we’re here to demystify the gps views around these events and hopefully humanize these humans. Wheeeeeeeeew wish us luck... Sources: Regarding the Pain of Others | Susan Sontag On Photography | Susan Sontag The Formal Economy as Patriarchy: Vandana Shiva’s Radical Vision The East Light Megathread *~Music this Episode~* Trauma | SEVENTEEN 하루살이 (dayfly) ft. Sulli, Rad Museum | Dean Follow Us: KPop Critical Twitter Instagram Catrina Cash App: $catrinajk https://www.instagram.com/catnastee/ Morgan Cash App: $mrgnhayes https://www.instagram.com/mrgnhayes.co.uk/ "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
2020: No More Dumb, Just Women's Rights
31-01-2020
2020: No More Dumb, Just Women's Rights
Oh my god!! We’re back lmfaoooooo. Today, 잊지 못할 ladies ladies ladies night! We talk the last of the old decade and first drops of the new decade, except only the drops from women. We rollercoaster into Irene’s head and talk Reve Festival Finale teas, hags and gals, and fit a little Loona in as well. We also talk about Chen and the non-celebrity love of his life. Before I go! We'd love for you guys to help us out with our next big three episode. Submit to this survey and you might be interviewed for an upcoming episode: https://tinyurl.com/kpopcform *~Music this Episode~* Eyes Locked, Hands Locked (눈 맞추고, 손 맞대고) | Red Velvet Psycho | Red Velvet 내게 들려주고 싶은 말 (Dear Me) | Taeyeon Psycho (Demo) | Cazzi Opeia In & Out | Red Velvet Jumpin' | Red Velvet Sunny Side Up! | Red Velvet 멋있게 (Sassy Me) | Red Velvet Really Bad Boy | Red Velvet Sweater | Ailee 365 | LOOΠΔ 이달의 소녀 (LOONA) Mini Album "#" # | LOOΠΔ So What | LOOΠΔ Thumbs Up | Momoland Take A Hike | Jiyeon 7th Element | Vitas Starry Night (feat. Crush) | BoA Black | BoA 보여 (Think About You) | BoA Butterfly | BoA +처음으로(REWIND)170205+ | CL 花요일 (Blooming Day) | CBX 우리 어떻게 할까요? (Shall We?) | Chen Follow Us: KPop Critical Twitter Instagram Catrina Cash App: $catrinajk https://www.instagram.com/catnastee/ Morgan Cash App: $mrgnhayes https://www.instagram.com/mrgnhayes.co.uk/ "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
First Annual Arbitrary Awards
29-12-2019
First Annual Arbitrary Awards
Damn y'all, we might not show it, but this decade been REALLY giving us brain damage. Today! We hold our Inaugural Annual Arbitrary Awards. We honor those who served tf out of this decade and those who annoyed tf out of this decade. Unfortunately, this is edited for time so we'll also be posting all nominees and winners on our social media. Argue with us then! Opening Music 11.12.29 SBS Gayo Daejun | SM Orchestra The Categories for 2019's Arbitrary Awards Most Iconic Boy Group Most Iconic Girl Group Rookie of the Decade Album of the Decade Comeback of the Decade Songwriter of the Decade Best Military Serve Best Trainee Most Anti-black Most Ethnic Hip Most Silent on the Track Stylist with the Most Days Off Strongest Scalp in Kpop HM: Healthy Scalp Catfish Oldest Man. Worst Discography Best Fire Sign Catfish Corniest Cornball Most Likely to be Robbed Most Likely to Rob Most Likely to be a Cashier at a McDonalds Weakest Scalp in Kpop Most Likely to Hate Men Most Likely Lesbian Whitest Man in Kpop Most Spiteful of Company's CEO Maknae of the Decade Most Memetic Misogynist of the Decade Most Likely Company to be OK with Slavery Most Likely to be a Dictator of a Small Nation Dancer of the Decade Best Female and Best Male Pop Vocalist Best Female and Best Male R&B Vocalist Best Lipsyncher Skinniest Loudest Bones Cracking on the Track Most Weathered by Kpop Least Weathered by Kpop Most Brainless Fandom Worst SMTM Bars Best 6'0" and Above Catfish Most Likely to Hate Kpop Critical Least Likely to Hate Kpop Critical Motown of the Decade Honorary Jackson Family Award Special thanks to @YaaMazz and @ahomari_ on Twitter and @taey0nce, @samtalebitch & @treisure13 on Instagram! Follow Us: @kpop_critical_ Catrina Cash App: $catrinajk https://www.instagram.com/catnastee/ Morgan Cash App: $mrgnhayes https://www.instagram.com/mrgnhayes.co.uk/
EXO's Obsession Part I: KEEP EXO IN THAT FUCKING CUBE!!!!!!!
13-12-2019
EXO's Obsession Part I: KEEP EXO IN THAT FUCKING CUBE!!!!!!!
Surprise! You probably thought this was coming out Wednesday. Well, we're posting early cause we wanted to let you know that we will personally beat your ass if you do not stream the Obsession music video before listening to this episode........... we're almost at 40 million views................ I need that dance practice. Like NEED it need it. This episode we... get into it girls. So much so that we dead needed to do our first two parter. Can't even summarize... just gotta talk... Before I go! We'd love for you guys to help us out with our next big three episode. Submit to this survey and you might be interviewed for an upcoming episode: https://tinyurl.com/kpopcform *~Music this Episode~* Obsession | EXO Hurt | EXO Call Me Baby | EXO Tempo | EXO Monster | EXO Forever | EXO GIRLS (ft. Lil Kim) | SE7EN 늴리리야 (Niliria ft. Missy Elliott) | GDragon Rage | Rico Nasty BURNITUP! | Janet Jackson 알러뷰 (I LOVE YOU) | EXID 에너제틱 (Energetic) | Wanna One Stay Fly | Three 6 Mafia Bad and Boujee | Migos Cockiness | Rihanna Dammn Baby | Janet Jackson Gravity | EXO Carmen Amaya Dancing in See My Lawyer The Recipe (Featuring Dr. Dre) | Kendrick Lamar 가사 (Trouble) | EXO 지킬 (Jekyll) | EXO 오르골 (Orgel) | SHINee 춤 (Groove) | EXO Fool (아 깜짝이야) | NCT 127 Ridin' | Lana Del Rey and A$AP Rocky SWV | You're The One Ya Ya Ya | EXO Baby You Are | EXO Follow Us: @kpop_critical_ Catrina Cash App: $catrinajk https://www.instagram.com/catnastee/ Morgan Cash App: $mrgnhayes https://www.instagram.com/mrgnhayes.co.uk/ "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
Dude, Where's my Jungwoo...?
10-12-2019
Dude, Where's my Jungwoo...?
Oh, my bad... we were just busy taking a flower shower, sing it sing it babe, wing it wing it babe, bring it bring it babe. Did you miss us? This episode, we kiki. We talk about Gemini legends and fashionable Keebler elves, Hyuna and Dawn. We shoutout BVNDIT ~VERY~ briefly. We talk WayV and NCT and !!WHERETHEFUCKISJUNGWOO!! We also do an "Ok, Stop" with GOT7 and note JYP's ever-growing courtesy for our eardrums. We also BRIEFLY gag about EXO's Obsession teasers (yeah girl, we been seen the whole drop by now, we're editing a 3 hour one about her as we speak.) Before I go! We'd love for you guys to help us out with our next big three episode. Submit to this survey and you might be interviewed for an upcoming episode: https://tinyurl.com/kpopcform *~Music this Episode~* ZEZE (feat. Travis Scott & Offset) | Kodak Black 秘语 (Love Talk) | WayV FLOWER SHOWER | HyunA Your Love is My Drug | Ke$ha Everything Is Embarrassing | Sky Ferreira Soda | Azealia Banks MONEY | DAWN EXO’s Forever Deconstructed SHINee’s View Deconstructed 니가 부르는 나의 이름(You Calling My Name) | GOT7 Surfin’ | Def. & JOMALXNE THURSDAY | GOT7 Follow Us: @kpop_critical_ Catrina Cash App: $catrinajk https://www.instagram.com/catnastee/ Morgan Cash App: $mrgnhayes https://www.instagram.com/mrgnhayes.co.uk/ "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."