Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Best Korean Drama OST Albums of 2016



Every winter, I turn to the warmth and comfort that Korean dramas and OSTs radiate. I decided to look back and put the spotlight on some of the releases that caught my eye. Nothing quite captures the cozy aura of winter better than emotional Korean drama ballads. Also, the fact that I'm writing this as a new year begins is mostly because of Age of Youth, the beautifully written drama, that captured my attention and became one of favorite dramas of all time. Thus began my deep dive yet again into the world of Korean dramas (Signal, Misaeng, My Lawyer, Mr. JoAngry Mom, etc) and its soundtracks. 

There was a span of about a year where I hardly watched any dramas because of a lack of interest and disenchantment. Because of that, I missed last year's OST scene. It was unfortunate because dramas and OSTs introduced me to world of South Korean cinema and since then, I have even become a dedicated OST listener more than a drama viewer.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The 5 Best Korean Drama OST Albums & Songs of 2013



After You Who Came From The Stars and Miss Korea finished their respective runs, I was mentally drained. Both dramas were so engaging and charming yet different that it was hard waiting each week for another episode to come around. Maybe I'm still recovering but since then, I haven't had the desire to see any new dramas. Recently, my younger sister told me about High School - Love On and even managed to persuade my older sister to watch it. She's now equally as avid about it and waits for new episodes to come around. I haven't watched it yet but did download the first two episodes, which my younger sister proposed to watch together even though she's seen it about three times already. It must be that good, but I feel like I've already moved on from K-Dramas. Maybe that will change after I finally get around to watching High School - Love On and no one can say no to the lovable Kim Sae-ron, the brilliant youngster with an illustrious career ahead of her. 

Even though I didn't see that many dramas before either, I always kept up with the OST releases because I always welcome new music. Following are the top albums and songs that gave me a familiar feeling of dramas even though I never got around to watching half of them.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

15 Best K-pop Albums & 25 Best K-pop Songs of 2013


Following’s the comprehensive list of the top releases of 2013, and takes into account almost all the song released during the year. There were many releases that initially impressed me but as time passed, they lost their appeal. I nitpicked at any glaring inconsistencies I could find. I am not as keen on following idol releases these days, which might have been a result of exploring the emerging non-mainstream artists. It’s also because I didn’t do this at the end of last year as I should have.


Two years ago or maybe even one year ago, if I had made a list of my favorite songs, it might have been predictable because I would recall the go-to idol releases of the year. I follow the indie scene more than I did before and that has influenced my decision here to a great degree.

It’s nothing serious, so without further ado, I hope you enjoy listening to the songs because I’ve included videos as well.