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11 September 2014 @ 08:41 pm
A SUPER HUGE REC LIST OF GIRL GROUPS [last updated 10/03/14]  
I've been listening to a lot of kpop at work recently (for many reasons) but mostly because I want to get into more groups! So right now I am working on girl groups.

(I'm also sorry kpop is going through a "sexy" phase right now -facepalm-)

Here are some:

QUEENS OF MY HEART
GIRLS' GENERATION & GIRLS' GENERATION - TAETISEO


9 8 (;----; SICA!!)member group & 3 member subunit from SM Entertainment

I pretty much love EVERYTHING by GG or TTS and they are one of the few groups that I will instabuy any piece of merch from. I don't really think I need to say more as they are the reigning queens of kpop but here are a few of my favorite releases of theirs (Japanese & Korean):

Mr. Mr.
Run Devil Run
Echo
Galaxy Supernova
Beep Beep
Twinkle
Holler

F(X)

5 (or 4 now...?) member group from SM Entertainment

f(x) has the best music and is basically constantly mismanaged by SM. Their most recent albums (Pink Tape & Red Light) were excellent end to end.

Red Light
Milk
Rum Pum Pum Pum
NU ABO
Electric Shock
Step
Airplane
Danger

RED VELVET
(2014 Debut from SM)

4 member group from SM Entertainment

They only have one song but I'm really excited to see where they go! I also hope that the whole "there are 3 groups of different colored velvets" isn't true.
Happiness


PRINCESSES OF MY HEART
ORANGE CARAMEL

3 member subunit of After School

All of their videos/performances are so quirky and fun! There music took some time to grow on me but now I super like them.
My Copycat
Catallena
Lipstick

2NE1

4 member group from YG

I didn't like them at first because I thought they were too intense but now I appreciate how that they aren't the cutesy/sexy girl group and instead are a strong hip hop inspired one. They have some of the best music.

Come Back Home
I Am The Best
Crush

4MINUTE

5 member group from Cube Entertainment

I really loved their Volume Up mini album from 2012 (I think) and some of their more recent releases have been really catchy! I like that they sort of do the whole pop/hip hop concept with lots of colors!

Is It Poppin'?
What's Your Name?
Volume Up

MINX
(2014 Debut from Happy Face Entertainment)

5 member group from Happy Face Entertainment

They only have 1 song (with an unfortunate name) but it was a really solid debut! They remind me a bit of early Little Mix (in part becasue their name looks like Little Mix at a quick glance)/4Minute. Hopefully they can get their own image.

Why Did You Come To My Home?

CRAYON POP

5 member group from Chrome Entertainment

THEY ARE SO CUTE YOU GUYS. They don't have a lot of songs (they've also done several more "2.0" versions than I would like) but I really like the songs generally and the dances are super cute and the girls themselves have a lovely personality! The band also has twin sisters in the group (who are also becoming the first subunit of the group which also seems to early for me but whatever!).

Bar Bar Bar
Dancing Queen (technically the 2.0 version but it doesn't really sound that different)
Bing Bing

EXID

5 member group from Yedang Entertainment

The MV for Up & Down makes me SO MAD despite it being a good song. Once I get over my anger I might be able to try and listen to more of their stuff.

Ok I listened to their stuff and I LOVE IT. It reminds me a lot of 2NE1. They don't have a lot of songs so it should be pretty easy to listen to all of them if you're interested.

Up & Down
I Feel Good
Every Night

THESE ARE OK
SECRET

4 member group from TS Entertainment
I really want to like Secret but their music just never seems to sound great to me? They always seem to be too cutesy. But Poison is super good!!

Poison
Shy Boy

BROWN EYED GIRLS

4 member group from Nega Network

They have a lot of good classics. I think if I listened to them more they could move up in the list.

Abracadabra
Sixth Sense
Kill Bill

AFTER SCHOOL

8 member group from Pledis Entertainment

I started listening to them more because I like Orange Caramel so much. I think there is a chance that I could look them a lot more. First Love really got me hooked. Also, tap dancing kpop.

First Love
Flashback
Shampoo
Let's Step Up [aka TAP DANCING KPOP]

SPICA

5 member group from B2M Entertainment

I REALLY liked their English song "I Did It" (and the English was pretty good so don't cringe!) and then not much else which is really too bad becasue they have AMAZING vocals. But while writing this I found another song I liked and their sub unit [SPICA.S] (which is everyone in the band minus 1 so that's not really a sub unit in my eyes) song so basically I think there is a good chance for them! CHECK THEM OUT.

I Did It
You Don't Love Me
Give Your Love - SPICA.S

APINK

6 (formerly 7) member group from A Cube Entertainment

They remind me a LOT of early SNSD (the Girls' Generation/Baby Baby era). They definitely do the ageyo concepts (which I can appreciate especially with all the sexy concepts right now) but after 4 mini albums and 1 full length album you think they would have matured a little concept wise? Most of their songs are happy though! They also seem to not do a lot of ballads which is nice (since I don't like ballads)?

Mr. Chu
NoNoNo
MYMY
U YOU

I LIKED 1 SONG

GIRL'S DAY

4 member group from Dream Tea Entertainment

Too cutesy? IDK, wasn't really into them.

Darling

ACE OF ANGELS (AOA)

8 member group from FNC Entertainment

They did too much of the JYP whisper shit of AOA and I was fairly unimpressed with their songs as a whole. These two singles were alright though.

Short Hair
Mini Skirt

MISS A

4 member group from JYP Entertainment

Hush & the album it's off of is ok but I wasn't really interested in listening to more.

Hush [also features a really cool dance!]

9 MUSES

6 member group from Star Empire Entertainment

I only looked them up because EYK references the dance from Ticket pretty frequently. Gun was alright but was pretty unimpressed with their work (also apparently Star Empire is super terrible and sketchy???).

Gun
Ticket

SUNNY HILL

4 member group from LOEN Entertainment

I don't think their vocals were that strong.

Once in Summer [I just super love garden concepts OK]
Midnight Circus

KARA

4 member group from DSP Media

I have only liked this one song. I think they are pretty popular as a group but I've always been pretty "meh" about them.
Step

T-ARA

6 member group from Core Contents Media

I listened to a lot of their albums all the way through and was just not into it. I tried several times to be honest cause they are pretty popular in Korea and I still couldn't get into it. They do have a mini album called John Travolta Wannabe which is pretty funny to me though.

Number 9
Roly Poly (I think this is their most famous song - or at least EYK references it a lot)

SISTAR

4 member group from Starship Entertainment

Another very popular band in Korea that I just didn't like all that much.

Alone
Loving U


COMING SOON

HELLO VENUS


AILEE


IU


BOA




 
 
 
Lord Peter Wimsey: why yes I nap by skullsshifty_gardener on September 20th, 2014 11:27 pm (UTC)
So many pretty pictures ♥ (although Sooyoung looks so different in that first picture o_____o weird camera angle?? I had to use process of elimination to figure out who it was) And I really like the multicolored titles above the band names haha

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it that most girlbands are usually ~sexy~ and that SNSD and bands like it are an exception? I think that's why they were hated on when they first came out (and because all the Wonder Girls fans disliked them).
calmingcupofteacalmingcupoftea on September 23rd, 2014 02:39 am (UTC)
Everyone does the sexy thing at some point but I feel like there's been a very big resurgence recently with the sexy concepts :( Like every single girl group's comeback has been "sexy"