(Original post by hyptonic)
I was getting bored of stalking the medicine threads and the depression that was taking over me so I thought I'd find some Asian music threads... it took so long though, and so few replies! Why is K/C/J Pop still quite unpopular in the UK? I think it's taking off quite well in the US right?
Anyways... I looooove the music. I admit that most Korean pop music is very shallow.. I'm not complaining though. Nice looking people making nice music. I think the language makes everything sound amazing. Since I have sooo much Korean music I'll only mention a few faves.
I like 2PM, Big Bang, 2NE1, Brown Eyed Girls, Super Junior, DBSK, SHINee, Epik High, Drunken Tiger, Tasha, Shinhwa, 1TYM, Se7en, Rain, G.O.D, Wheesung, Dynamic Duo, Outsider, MC Sniper, BoA, Clazziquai, F.T Island...
OK maybe that was too many but seriously the list goes on and on and I even like the underground indie stuff as well and the old school stuff like Seo Taiji.
Japanese pop and rock is really good too. Also love Japanese as a langauge and major love for Japanese rappers cos (unlike Korean) it seems really difficult to rap in.
I like Soulhead, Dragon Ash, M-flo, Amuro Namie, Crystal Kay, Abingdon Boys School, B'z, Polysics, Yui, Ayumi Hamasaki, Hikaru Utada, Ami Suzuki, Koda Kumi, Gackt, Arashi, UVERworld, SEAMO, Funky Monkey Babys, Yellow Magic Orchestra! There's also loads of nice Japanese indie stuff.
C-Pop is great too. I have loved Jay Chou for a looong time. Also like Wilber Pan, Fahrenheit, Kelly Chen, David Tao, Super Junior-M, Patrick Tang, Vanness Wu, Jolin Tsai, Evan Yo, A-Mei
Anyways.. long post. I'm up for the society.
I love Bom's 'You & I', have you heard CL & Minzy's solo 'Please Don't Go'?
They're so great live as well!