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G.O.D debuted with 'To My Mother.'

K-Pop Rewind: g.o.d ‘To My Mother’

Old K-Pop 07.20.14 | 12:45PM EDT

g.o.d debuted with the track ‘To My Mother.’


K-Pop Rewind: Shinhwa 'T.O.P'

Old K-Pop 06.27.14 | 12:26AM EDT

'T.O.P' was one of the first commercial successes for Shinhwa.

Korea's first hard-rock supergroup, Songolmae

Korean Classic Albums: Falcon's 1983 Album 'Songolmae III' Brings Hard Rock To The Masses [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 06.27.14 | 05:19PM EDT

On their third album, Korean supergroup Falcon (Songolmae) walked a line between hard rock and pure pop.

Korean psych-rockers Runway.

Korean Classic Albums: Runway's 'Whal Ju Loh' From 1979 Bridges Two Eras Of Korean Psych [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 06.20.14 | 04:34PM EDT

On their album "Whal Ju Loh," Runway connected the 1960s era of retro garage rock and the hard rock yet to come.

H.O.T abandoned their boy band look for one which resembled Visual Kei.

K-Pop Rewind: H.O.T 'I Yah!'

Old K-Pop 06.21.14 | 12:36PM EDT

H.O.T adopted a sharp edged rock sound for the politically charged track 'I Yah!'

The Key Brothers

Korean Classic Albums: Key Brothers Find Their Voice On The Seminal 1971 Release 'Mare Throat' [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 06.16.14 | 04:32PM EDT

By attempting to imitate Western pop music of the 1960s, Key Brothers honed their own skills and discovered some new places their own sound could take them.

the cover of Sinawe's album

K-Pop Star Flashback: Seo Taiji's First Band Sinawe Rock Across The Cultural Divide On Their 1980 Hit 'Metalizer' [AUDIO]

Hidden Treasures 06.06.14 | 03:27PM EDT

On their 1990 song "Metalizer," long-running Korean metal pioneers Sinawe attempted to unite metal heads the world over.

Uhm Jung Hwa dominated Korean pop in the nineties.

K-Pop Rewind: Uhm Jung Hwa 'Poison'

Old K-Pop 05.30.14 | 04:01AM EDT

While she is now recognized as an actress, Uhm Jung Hwa delivered stirring vocals on the 1998 hit, 'Poison'.

Linus' self-titled album

Korean Classic Albums: Inside The Interstellar Prog Rock of Linus's 1980 Self-Titled Opus [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 05.29.14 | 02:50PM EDT

On their self-titled album "Linus," released in 1980, the South Korean prog quintet made music that aptly matched their bizarre album cover.

cover of Han Dae Soo's 1974 album

Korean Classic Albums: Take A Walk Down Folk Singer Han Dae Soo's 'Long Long Road' [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 05.30.14 | 03:19PM EDT

Han Dae Soo's raw vocal power can be best witnessed on his 1974 debut "Long Long Road," an authentic snapshot of how acoustic music can be both rebellious and lighthearted.


K-Pop Throwback: Why SHINee's 'Love Like Oxygen' Made Me A K-Pop Fan [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 05.20.14 | 11:07AM EDT

It's rare that a group delivers the kind of commanding performance right out of the gate that SHINee offers up in "Love Like Oxygen."

YouTube still shot from Sunmi's

Review: Robyn Adele Anderson Explores Sexual Innuendos In The Lyrics Of Sunmi's Hit Single 'Full Moon' [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 05.19.14 | 06:27PM EDT

Sunmi's "Full Moon" seems to be about making love under, or perhaps, on the moon, possibly for the first time.

Robyn Adele Anderson's new favorite K-pop artist, Ailee

Review: Why Postmodern Jukebox Vocalist Robyn Adele Anderson Can't Get Ailee's 'U&I' Out Of Her Head [VIDEO]

Old K-Pop 04.30.14 | 04:11PM EDT

With a sound that is unique yet familiar and a look that is sexy yet strong, Ailee has become one my new favorite K-pop artists.

Kim Jung Mi's

Korean Classics: Kim Jung Mi Blends Styles And Sounds To Create Her 1973 Masterpiece 'Now' [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 04.25.14 | 01:48PM EDT

Kim Jung Mi hits the mark on her classic 1973 psych-folk record "Now."

Yang Dong Geun aka YDG

K-Hip-Hop Throwback: YDG Blends The East And The West On The Double Dragon-Produced 'Run' [AUDIO]

Hidden Treasures 04.24.14 | 06:25PM EDT

YDG's high caliber of guest stars on the track, including the rappers Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae and Bizzy, offer a stunning array of styles on what is a profoundly solid beat from legendary Korean hip-hop production team Double Dragon.

Androgynous K-Pop artist Lee Sang Eun.

K-Pop Throwback: Lee Sung Eun Evokes The Dark Sounds Of Kate Bush On 'Bird' [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 04.24.14 | 12:14PM EDT

Compared to the larger-than-large explosions that K-Pop is often associated with, "Bird" seems content in its own modest, almost miniature stature.

Kim Chu Ja, always turning heads.

K-Pop Retro-Throwback: Kim Chu Ja's 1971 Track 'Spring Rain' Proves She Is More Than Just A Pretty Face [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 04.22.14 | 04:04PM EDT

As K-pop's first sex symbol, Kim Chu Ja's natural talent was sometimes overshadowed by her beauty.

Arden Cho

K-Pop Covers: Arden Cho Of MTV's 'Teen Wolf' Performs Top-Notch Version Of BEAST's 'Beautiful Night' [VIDEO]

Hidden Treasures 04.18.14 | 12:49PM EDT

Arden Cho's cover of "Beautiful Night" is a sweeter and more stripped-down version of the popular BEAST song.

Drummer extraordinaire Kim Dae Hwan

K-Pop Album Picks: Inside The Crazy Rhythms of Kim Dae Hwan's "Drum! Drum! Drum!" [AUDIO]

Old K-Pop 04.16.14 | 06:00PM EDT

Kim Dae Hwan could be be the first drummer in Korea who insisted on forging his own path.

legendary South Korean singer Lee Moon Sae

Korean Classics: Lee Moon Sae's 'I Am A Happy Man' Is One For The Ages [AUDIO]

Hidden Treasures 04.08.14 | 06:13PM EDT

Fusing elements of classic 1960s American crooners like Johnny Mathis and the 1970s pop icons of his homeland like Cho Young Pil, "I Am A Happy Man," seems to come from another time, almost another world.

Kim Soo Chul

K-Pop Classic Albums: How Kim Soo Chul's 'The Flower That Could Not Blossom' Saved His Career [AUDIO]

Hidden Treasures 04.04.14 | 12:58PM EDT

Kim Soo Chul nearly quit music after releasing his first album "The Flower That Could Not Blossom" in 1983.


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