OH!Press is back with another fortnightly recap, this time stronger than ever with the official addition of seven talented new writers to our ranks. There’s a few more red banners you might be noticing around the forums, and that means a lot more articles to share from the OH!Blog. So without further ado, let’s get into what OH!Press has been up to for the past two weeks.
OH!Press tackles the controversial distinction between artist and idol in the latest OH!Press Talk. There’s plenty of dissenting opinions to go around amongst our writers. So many, in fact, that we had to split this article into two parts. Check out both to see where we draw the line or share your own standard for artists in heavily manufactured industries like Kpop.
Need a detailed guide on the full experience of an EXO concert - from ticketing to proper hydration? Mogwai is here to help after witnessing EXO’rDIUM first hand in Singapore. Bonus: listen to her recount the concert highlights with only minor digressions about Chen’s beauty along the way.
In this Throwback Thursday Wasta reminisces about the classic Korean film The King and the Clown in honor of Lee Junki’s recent dating news. Well, not really, but she does reflect on all the best things of this beautiful low budget movie and the legacy it left behind.
OH!Press’s boss woman Rinne is here with a review of Oh My Girl’s latest album Coloring Book. Read on to find out what she thinks of this bright and fittingly colorful comeback. Oh My Girl, queens of serving Disney channel original OSTs indeed.
Album Review: Winner – Fate Number For by coconut water
On 04/04 Winner recently made their first comeback as a four membered group with their single album Fate Number For. There’s a lot of heavy-handed symbolism going on there, but how is the quality of the music? OH!Press debutee coconut water is here with a review to answer this.
The much buzzed about rookie girl group Dreamcatcher officially made their first comeback after their early 2017 debut. Did these talented ladies manage to “catch” one of our newest additions to the Press team, alouette? Read the full review to find out!
#5YearsWithEXO: The Best of the Best by Sansa
In honor of EXO’s recent five year anniversary, Sansa looks back on some of their best title tracks, stages, and collaborations with some input from a few OH EXO-ls. Will Lucky One finally get the respect it deserves?
Album Review: Monsta X – Beautiful by LeeTaeyongsWife
Monsta X recently made a comeback with their album Beautiful… but does it live up to its name? LeeTaeyeongsWife shares her thoughts on each of the album’s ten tracks.
There’s a lot of discussion and misconceptions going around about THAAD and what it means for Kpop as whole. Fear not, alouette is here to give a breakdown about what THAAD really is and how it is currently affecting Kpop, as well as where it may go in the future.
Song Review: Zico – She's a Baby by coconut water
Block B member and digimon Zico recently made a solo comeback with the somewhat quirkily titled song “She’s a Baby.” Click that link above to see what coconut water thinks about this musical direction for him.
With the first three months of 2017 officially behind us, Sansa gives a breakdown for the top digital and physical sellers of the first quarter with Gaon’s released data. Need receipts for your faves’ everlasting impact? Come here.
Block B also celebrated their anniversary over the last two weeks, this being their sixth year as an active group. Coconut water takes some time to look over the hardships and accomplishments of they have faced over the years, and their best hits.
Sansa shares her experience of dipping her toes in the vast pool that is anime with a look at her first three animes ever: RWBY, Death Note, and Bleach. Find out what she thinks of these classics and whether she’s convinced enough to dive further into anime as a whole.
Album Review – Charisma.com – not not me by Rabbit
Japanese musical duo Charisma.com are back with a new album and a lengthy tracklist to boot. How does the quality of these songs stack up, especially in the light of past great releases? Check out Rabbit’s first article on the OH!Blog to find out more.
Film Review: Digimon Adventure Tri-Sōshitsu by BasedChungha
BasedChungha gives a recap, and shares some thoughts, on the recent Digimon movie released in celebration of the franchise’s 15th anniversary. Read on to find out if the film delivers nostalgia and a good story at the same time.
Alisonn is here to talk about a recently released Chinese film Duckweed, starring Deng Chao, Zhao Liying, and Eddie Peng. Does this time-travelling movie bring anything new to the table? Read on for her final verdict.
Movie Review: Suddenly Seventeen by Sapphic
In a similar vein, the movie Suddenly Seventeen also uses some time manipulations, but for the purposes of a romantic comedy that discusses self-love as much as real love. Sapphic gives a review of this film with Ni Ni and Wallace Huo in the leads.
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