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Alone

Alone – Sistar

I called this my favourite song of last year, which in a year i only mostly kept up with K-pop is made all the more understandable. If i knew any other music maybe it could be dethroned, but until then i stick by my choice. That said, goddamn i wish i could tear out this drum track. Not accurate enough to be a throwback beat, not now enough to be now enough, not invisible enough to fall into and serve a step-leading background. It sounds like someone after just buying their first electronic drum kit playing along to the song in their apartment – all crash cymbal happy and ghost note busy. Just once i’d like the first bar not to lead off with a cymbal. Give it to me. I’d do wonders with it. Drums are useless, useless things. Anything more than keeping a beat is just attention-drawing, obtrusive sophistry. That can have it’s place, but not here.

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Alone

Alone – Sistar

It’s that time again when terribly up to date and with it people begin compiling correct lists of the best music released this year. And every year i feel the pinch of not actually paying attention to nor ever being in the line of the music that crops up on these lists. Though for the first time ever i think i care less this about this year than previous ones. Resignation or something. I know what i like, i know where to get it, i don’t feel any pressure to keep up with people or loss for not. Mostly i’ve figured out i cannot trust people. No one is going to call this their favourite song from this year. It might be mine.

R.I.P. Sarah Kirsch.

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Loving U

Loving U – Sistar

Leaving Gangnam Style aside, this was the song i most heard during my recent trip to South Korea. Out of every shop front, every car, every television screen, every space, public or private. Korea is the wrong place to go if you can’t stand this music. There is no escape.

I didn’t expect this song to be as big as it was, seagull (갈매기. Thanks, kids on ferry to Anmyeon-do!) samples and all. Riding on what already has been an incredible year for them, it became the Summer anthem for the country. A very hot summer. Korean beaches are very crowded and have no waves.

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Wednesday, July 11th:
Don’t wait up for me – The Beat

Thursday, July 12th:
El sueño de mi vida – Cola Jet Set

Friday, July 13th (ooooh):
Apple is A – T-ara

Saturday, July 14th:
Like a secret – Jawbreaker

Sunday, July 15th:
Alone – Sistar

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Ma Boy

Ma boy – Sistar19

Sistar19 are a two member sub-group of Sistar. I’m not sure of the reasoning behind it, where the other two members were during this, or if Sistar19 will ever do anything again, but it gave us this song. And a particularly popular dance practice video. The venture was far more popular than anything Sistar had done previously, and helped push Bora and Hyorin’s stars out so disproportionately far beyond the other members that i could not tell you anything about them apart from a news story a few weeks ago about one of those remaining members feeling inferior compared to the others. Sad. Sistar performed this song at the Google concert yesterday as Sistar, sharing the vocal duties among the four of them. They did very well.

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