Table of Contents
- 20. Tremendous Junior – 2YA2YAO
- 19. NCT Dream – Deja Vu
- 18. BLACKPINK – How You Like That
- 17. Stray Children – God’s Menu
- 16. Weeekly – Zig Zag
- 15. SuperM – Tiger Inside
- 14. cignature – Nun Nu Nan Na
- 13. EVERGLOW – DUN DUN
- 12. Kai – 음 (Mmmh)
- 11. Dreamcatcher – Scream
- 10. ITZY – Wannabe
- 9. TWICE – Can’t Cease Me
- 8. Irene & Seulgi – Monster
- 7. Taemin – Felony
- 6. BoA – Higher
- 5. MAMAMOO – Dingga
- 4. GOT7 – Breath
- 3. BTS – Black Swan
- 2. GFRIEND – Apple
- 1. NCT 127 – Kick It
- Honourable mentions…
- Baekhyun – Sweet
- Hwa Sa – Maria
- (G)-IDLE – Oh My God
BTS delivered two nice albums this 12 months (Image: Large Hit)
Whereas the world excursions might have been placed on maintain this 12 months, it hasn’t stopped the most effective and brightest Okay-Pop stars releasing some strong 2020 comebacks.
From big hitters BTS and BLACKPINK to newer teams like Weeekly and veterans akin to BoA and Taemin, there was one thing for everybody.
Okay-Pop followers have been fortunate sufficient to get pleasure from loads of content material coming from the trade with online concerts permitting idols to attach with their followers all around the world.
As 2020 attracts to an in depth we’re wanting again at 20 of the strongest releases and rating them from nice to superior.
Did we miss any? Tell us within the feedback!
20. Tremendous Junior – 2YA2YAO
In January Okay-Pop legends Tremendous Junior returned with the retro 2YA2YAO.
From the pun within the music title to the energetic, bouncy refrain, the SM Leisure group’s ‘nice showmanship’ clearly hasn’t dimmed through the years.
19. NCT Dream – Deja Vu
With member Mark returning after time away from NCT’s cutesiest unit there was a fear that he may need change into a bit too mature for NCT Dream.
Deja Vu made it work by mixing the group’s youthful contemporary sound with a little bit of an edge; the second half of that refrain is just too catchy to be denied.
18. BLACKPINK – How You Like That
How You Like That’s sparse; the primary sound is an digital twanging. Nonetheless it permits Jennie, Jisoo, Rose and particularly Lisa’s perspective to shine by.
‘Have a look at you, now have a look at me’ they taunt earlier than demanding ‘Deliver out your boss b***h!’ in a hyped finale. We prefer it quite a bit.
17. Stray Children – God’s Menu
Suffering from meals references it sees the group evaluate themselves to omnipotent beings within the music world.
Felix’s low voice and Changbin’s bravado are used to nice impact for this ferocious observe. Add it to your operating playlist.
16. Weeekly – Zig Zag
Newbies Weeekly acquired off to a robust begin with Zig Zag. It’s playful, cute and extra importantly for a rookie group, memorable. It won’t be what you normally go for within the style however you’ll catch your self singing it within the bathe, we wager. Regulate these ladies.
15. SuperM – Tiger Inside
With much less noise, extra vocals and an early-00s membership vibe, Tiger Inside does one thing SuperM’s precise title observe 100 didn’t – enable each member to shine. SM Leisure’s crossover group each sound and look far more cohesive right here.
14. cignature – Nun Nu Nan Na
Newbies cignature debuted in February with this cute-as-a-button lead single.
Enjoyable to say and sing, Nun Nu Nan Na ought to be loved for the straightforward, excessive power, candy-coloured pleasure it’s.
13. EVERGLOW – DUN DUN
Fairly merely, DUN DUN is a hair-flipping, glowstick-waving riot with the most effective drop of the 12 months.
‘I’ll dominate in a flash and depart you breathless’ Aisha spits out in her assured drawl. Mission achieved!
12. Kai – 음 (Mmmh)
Whereas he could also be higher recognized for his dancing than his singing, this chilled, seductive gradual jam is suited to the EXO star’s voice. Kai doesn’t do an excessive amount of and doesn’t must. The ‘Mmm’ chorus does all of the speaking.
11. Dreamcatcher – Scream
Props to Dreamcatcher for staying firmly of their musical lane. This 12 months they stood out with the quick, livid and darkish Scream, a music no different group may pull off.
10. ITZY – Wannabe
‘I don’t wanna be any person, simply wanna be me’ say ITZY who got here out swinging with this music.
No two elements of Wannabe are the identical – apart from the refrain – so it holds your consideration all through, and there’s a message of self-confidence delivered over an influence refrain. It simply rocks.
9. TWICE – Can’t Cease Me
Maybe now greater than ever individuals are eager for nostalgia, together with of their music – the essential acclaim of Dua Lipa and Kylie Minogue’s newest albums are proof of that. This might go some solution to explaining why I Can’t Cease Me, a synth-pop rollercoaster journey again in time, sounds so bloomin’ good.
8. Irene & Seulgi – Monster
Horny and barely terrifying, Monster sounds as harmful because the title suggests.
The crunchy, teeth-chattering baseline is a pleasant distinction with Irene and Seulgi’s candy voices, and what’s that mournful wail all through? Spooky.
7. Taemin – Felony
Taemin all the time delivers together with his comebacks and this 12 months he gave us the sultry dance single Felony, elevated by his breathy vocals.
6. BoA – Higher
Okay-Pop icon BoA delivered with a slice of sensual old skool R’n’B telling her lover to step their recreation up.
This 12 months noticed her have fun 20 years within the Okay-Pop trade and Higher is an ideal solution to mark it; it’s the sound that made her stand the take a look at of time.
5. MAMAMOO – Dingga
Solely MAMAMOO are cool sufficient to place the phrase ‘drink like a fish’ right into a shimmering disco observe about having fun along with your mates. And who may resist Hwasa crooning ‘Do you wanna dance?’ proper at you?
4. GOT7 – Breath
It’s the refrain that makes Breath nice. The sound dropping out midway is a intelligent manufacturing alternative, whereas the whistling will get in your head and refuses to budge. Not that we wish it to…
3. BTS – Black Swan
Launching their Map Of The Soul: 7 comeback with a sombre pre-release was a danger following the heights of Boy With Luv, nevertheless it paid off. The result’s a stirring mixture of strings and entice beats because the group mirror on what it means to be an artist.
2. GFRIEND – Apple
For some motive Apple handed lots of people by when it was launched in July, a hidden gem in the summertime of BLACKPINK. Candy and mysterious unexpectedly, it hooks you proper from the beginning with its 80s really feel.
1. NCT 127 – Kick It
NCT 127 stood out in a 12 months when the women served up the bangers barely greater than the boys, proving but once more this group is certainly limitless and might mould themselves to any style.
The martial arts idea, the top banging guitar riffs, the Bruce Lee shout out finest yelled on the prime of your voice – every little thing about Kick It was pure enjoyable.
Baekhyun – Sweet
Hwa Sa – Maria
(G)-IDLE – Oh My God