underrated kpop singers [part 2]

forgot to add the ff. on my underrated kpop singers:

~ jaejoong – my original kpop fave when he was on tvxq..though he already have his own solo mini-album, i wld like one which suits his voice better..nah, not the genre..i me & my friend noticed difference comparing from when he first started up to when they stayed long in japan..am not sure if he was trying to blend with how jap songs are usually sang but it was more feminine than the soothing one that i loved before..more like the voice he used on korean songs like unforgettable, always, whatever they say etc..jap songs like eternal, begin, maze & boyz-2-men song in the still of the night..yah, jj what happened? want ur old voice back..wld be waiting for it..

~b2st’s yoseop is also good..he cld also sing almost any genre..his voice stands out among his co-members..good thing he was given a mini-album project (produced by b2st rapper junhyung if im not mistaken) called caffeine..the tracks are all good..a good-wise buy indeed..

~ next one is a girl grp..their songs are more on hip-hop/rock/dance style but they can also sing love songs..am talkin abt 4minute..sometimes i pity them coz they have the ability to compete strongly even outside of korea (not that good in singing live though) but still they were overtaken by others with less talent..

~ ji eun, leader of secret also has a nice voice..i was awed when i watched her in a special collab with davichi mem (the tall one, 4got her name) & sistar’s hyorin singing beyonce’s listen..small girl, small voice, but can also belt it out with less or no effort at all..

..all mentioned from these two posts are all my opinion..it definitely may differ from others but this is my pov..i know there are others who wld belong on this list if i come across their songs in the future as i strengthen my bond with kpop 🙂


underrated kpop singers [part 1]

i think some of kpop fans would agree with me that quite a number of idol group members are more than good enough to be given solo albums but unfortunately this is not the case..

[1] take a look at snsd’s leader tae yeon..whenever i hear the grp’s songs b4 i thought they all have small-cutey voices, not until i chanced upon a vid of a radio show showing tae yeon singing ‘byul’ [an ost from stairway to heaven]..waaah, she was sooo good!!! a full voice which expresses the feel of the song (even if i don’t understand d lyrics at 1st), even a non-korean like me was deeply touched..from then on i collected vids of her singing live XD i sooo love her voice.she was asked to do ost songs from time to time & each time, a lot of people love it..which made me think why do sme doesn’t give her a solo album? she more than deserved it..

[2] another one from the same agency is luna of f(x)..not ur typical idol from a girl grp in terms of looks but her voice is really something, it stood above the rest of her co-members in every song (blends perfectly with krystal’s voice though)..but when i was able to watch her one time in immortal songs 2, she didn’t impressed me as much as tae yeon singing live..but still, she’s really good..

[3] next on my list are exo-k’s main vocals baekhyun & d.o..never thought i wld like this grp..when they debuted, i was still bitter abt the separation of tvxq members that i saw them as sme’s way of trying to make them big as if to be possible replacements [their image, mama song & dance moves say it all]..but when i happened to see a vid of open arms at dkfc mla i was stunned! their voices & english pronunciation is perfect! (on the side: baekhyun+d.o’s what is love is my personal fave XD)..

[4] 2ne1’s maknae minzy is next..i first noticed her voice during i don’t care live stage. many thinks she’s the dance rep of the grp but the thing is, she can sing really good as well..sometimes even better than bom in some live stages [no offense meant to bom]..

i guess the kpop industry trend towards idol groups more than individual capabilities of an artist… it looks like agencies benefit more than the talents..hope those talents wldn’t be wasted though..