K-POP ME VS. MY FRIEND (ft. Adele @Bookishdella) PART 1

Okay, so I’ve been watching quite a few of these types of videos on YouTube at the moment because… procrastination, and they looked like a lot of fun, so I suggested to Adele (a fellow book and music blogger) that we should do it together!

Both of us have been big K-Pop fans for a couple of years now and we often have quite different yet similar tastes in music at the same time. For example, we might both like the same group or album, but my favourite song will be her least favourite, and vice versa. It’s really interesting when we discuss our thoughts, so hopefully you find this post interesting too!

Also, this is part 1 of 2 (for now) so please go and check out part 2 on Adele’s post!

note: click on the gifs to view the videos


FAVOURITE BAND

adele’s pick: The rose

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“It was the first k-band I got into and I love Woosung’s voice. BABY is one of my fave songs ever.”

KEIRA’S PICK: day6

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“I was so torn between The Rose and DAY6, so I’m glad Adele picked The Rose so I can feel less guilty about having to pick between the two! DAY6 maybe has a slight edge simply because they have more music (and like… I’m pretty sure they can’t really release a bad song).”


FAVOURITE GIRL GROUP

adele’s pick: rED VELVET

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“Joy.”

KEIRA’S PICK: MAMAMOO

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“Vocal queens, plus I love how relatable and mature, yet down-to-earth their concepts are. It’s something that I haven’t found much with other girl groups.”


FAVOURITE BOY GROUP

ADELE’S PICK: NU’EST

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writes a paragraph about why I love NU’EST.”

KEIRA’S PICK: GOT7

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“Okay, so my answer isn’t nearly as funny as Adele’s but well… I love them! Especially since they started to make more their own music and matured as artists (the lack of horrible hairstyles helps). They’re just incredibly hilarious and talented, which is a perfect mix… I think I have a thing for groups which are completely insane.”


FAVOURITE FEMALE SOLOIST

ADELE’S PICK: CHUNGHA

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“She won me over with Gotta Go, love the song and the choreo, and she is stunning.”

KEIRA’S PICK: IU

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“To be honest, this was really hard because I love so many female soloists basically equally, but IU is iconic and legendary.”


FAVOURITE MALE SOLOIST

ADELE’S PICK: TAEMIN

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“Blew me away with MOVE, blew me away again with WANT, love his voice and dance style.”

KEIRA’S PICK: ZION.T

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“His voice. I also really like his lyrics.”


FAVOURITE FEMALE ROOKIE

ADELE’S PICK: LOONA

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“The first and only girl group I stan. Followed them from before Olivia Hye, love all the girls and the music style, how they are different from the norm and like to experiment with their music.”

KEIRA’S PICK: MINSEO

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“Her voice and her charisma are incredibly unique and powerful.”


FAVOURITE MALE ROOKIE

ADELE’S PICK: ATEEZ

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“First time stanning a male group from debut, love all the members, love their concept and song styles.”

KEIRA’S PICK: A.C.E

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“They’re the first and only group to make me fall in love with them from their debut (except maybe The Rose, but they’re technically a band).”

Note: as it is less than two years since they debuted, they count as a rookie until May 😉 and also, yes that gif is a lie… Callin’ is not a cute song…


FAVOURITE FEMALE SENIOR

ADELE’S PICK: F(X)

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“I got intro f(x) after Electric Shock and played the song on repeat for ages. I liked that they had a member that didn’t fit the ‘girly norms’ and found their music to be really catchy.”

KEIRA’S PICK: WONDER GIRLS

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“I will admit, I don’t actually like their earlier music. But the retro stuff they did later in their careers is perfection. I’m sad they disbanded ;(”


FAVOURITE MALE SENIOR

ADELE’S PICK: BIGBANG

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“I have known about BIGBANG since Fantastic Baby went viral and loved the song and grew to love the group, especially GD. In light of recent scandals involving Seungri, I no longer feel I can enjoy their music like I used to. I will continue to support the other 4 members in the future music careers.”

KEIRA’S PICK: SHINEE

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“I mean, they have an incredible discography and are ridiculously talented + funny. What more could I ask for?”


FAVOURITE FEMALE RAPPER

ADELE’S PICK: SOYEON

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“(G)I-DLE’s debut was the first time for me seeing and hearing Soyeon and I fell in love with her a bit, so sassy.”

KEIRA’S PICK: MOONBYUL

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“I love deeper voices. Moonbyul is an incredibly talented and charismatic rapper.”


FAVOURITE MALE RAPPER

ADELE’S PICK: RM

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“Hard to decide between the 3 rappers of BTS, but I loved RM’s solo work the best.”

KEIRA’S PICK: SUGA

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“Well, like I said before: I love deep voices whether they be singing or rapping, and Suga’s voice holds so much emotion in his rap that I can’t help but pick him.”


FAVOURITE FEMALE DANCER

ADELE’S PICK: YVES

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“Yves is my favourite dancer from Loona and I love her choreo for new.”

KEIRA’S PICK: MOMO

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“The charisma… I feel like I keep repeating myself in this post.”


FAVOURITE MALE DANCER

ADELE’S PICK: J-HOPE

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“This was a choice between J-Hope, Jimin and TAEMIN, but J-Hope’s solo dance for Boy Meets Evil is legendary.”

KEIRA’S PICK: TAEMIN

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“My own dance background is in ballet and contemporary dance, so I really appreciate the fluidity of TAEMIN’s dancing. He also has so much charisma when he dances. Also honourable mention to Jimin, who’s an amazing dancer but has less solo dances so didn’t get picked.”


FAVOURITE FEMALE VOCALIST

ADELE’S PICK: KIM LIP

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“Kim Lip’s solo is my fave of the Loona pre-debut solo songs and there is something sweet and unique to her voice.”

KEIRA’S PICK: HWASa

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“Does this even need any explanation? Listen to her sing. (But honestly, it was so hard to pick between Mamamoo members.)”


FAVOURITE MALE VOCALIST

ADELE + KEIRA’S PICK: V

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“I’ve yet to hear another voice that sounds anything like V’s, his vocal range is insane, and his deep breathy singing melts me. Plus, honourable mention for Minhyun’s (NU’EST) honey vocals.”

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“Yeah so here comes my thing for deep voices again… V’s voice is incredibly soulful. Also, honourable mention to Wow from A.C.E (he’s not the main vocal, but I love his texture).”


BONUS: FAVOURITE UNDERRATED ARTIST

ADELE’S PICK: NOIR

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“I discovered Noir shortly after their debut in 2018 and immediately bought their debut album and then their second album when it came out. These guys are so talented and deserve a lot more recognition than they are currently getting. I hope they have another comeback soon.”

KEIRA’S PICK: OH MY GIRL

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“I just started getting into OH MY GIRL in 2018 and I have since gone back and listened to their whole discography. Super talented and sweet! Plus, an honourable mention for DREAMCATCHER because I love their music.”


What did you think of our choices? Are you more like me or Adele? Let us know! Also, if you haven’t already, please check out part 2 on Adele’s blog!

Happy listening, Keira x.

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