Hey friends! One of my non-Tumblrist friends is a big SNSD (Girls’ Generation) fan, and he admitted recently that he hasn’t heard much in the way of other Korean groups, so he asked me for a few suggestions.
Needless to say, I got a bit carried away. But I figured since I’d gone to the trouble of throwing a new playlist together that I might as well share it with you. I remember when I was first discovering the genre that I had real trouble initially finding new bands and songs.
Thankfully the genre has expanded in popularity in Europe and the US over the past few years which has made that job easier, but now all you have to do is listen to this playlist and your YouTube recommendations won’t let you find anything else for at least a month. =)
It’s mostly girl groups, because I figured that’d be a good first transition from SNSD, but there’s a sprinkling of male artists in there too (as well as a few less pop-oriented Korean songs). So if you want to hear more variety, let me know and I can hopefully point you in the right direction.
Any questions, comments, specific recommendations or similar that you have are more than welcome. I wouldn’t call myself an “expert” but I have a pretty broad experience of Korean pop and similar at this point, and I’m always happy to help anyone looking for new music of any kind - regardless of genre or country origin!
Scattershot K-pop - YouTube Music Playlist
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