The recent Kpop situation makes Knet controversial: Gen 2 is 'no longer like the old days', Gen 4 is controversial
Recently released Kpop songs caused controversy, fans nostalgic about old songs.
Kpop is one of the leading music markets in the world with the Hallyu wave. Up to now, K-pop has been growing, reaching the world and creating more and more unprecedented records. But besides that development, many people also question the real quality of the songs released in recent times.
Accordingly, a topic of how disappointing recent songs are is being hotly discussed. The writer thinks that the Kpop songs of the past years have a lot of songs worth listening to, but now they are all market-oriented and no longer of good quality.
Specifically, this person thinks that IU's song " Lilac ", which was released in early 2021, has a very good record just because it was sung by IU . The songs released after that were quite disappointing.
Besides IU, this article also mentions many prominent names in the Kpop music industry such as BTS, BLACKPINK, Red Velvet , TWICE or SEVENTEEN . The songs that reached international charts like Dynamite, Butter or Permission To Dance by BTS are quite good, but they are composed in English. BLACKPINK is disappointing because it's been too long since a comeback and new product has been released.
BLACKPINK has not returned to the Kpop race for a long time
For Red Velvet and TWICE, recent songs are much worse than previous years. It's all average and fans remember Red Velvet's Psycho or TWICE's Yes or Yes, Dance The Night Away.
Even veteran idols of Gen 2 like Taeyeon and SHINee no longer bring the 'old feeling' of Kpop. Although still bringing back achievements for idols, there is no song that compares to the past.
In particular, the writer thinks that Gen 4 's songs are difficult to absorb. Products of aespa, STAYC , TXT or Stray Kids have all brought about many controversies surrounding the music quality. And recently, JYP's new girl group - NMIXX also disappointed fans with the disorder and fragmentation of the debut song.
This article brings in various fan opinions. Many people quite agree with the article, today's songs are no longer as "addictive" as they were back in the day. But there is also an opinion that each different period has different characteristics. The 'hard to listen' songs will later become the glorious past of Kpop.
- Honestly, Gen 2 songs are better… Of course, Gen 2 has a lot of hidden gems but also a lot of bad songs, but if you listen to Gen 2 songs, you'll be hooked there!
- People always paint the past pink. To be fair, the Gen 2 culture that you guys always romanticize and call the "golden age" of idols is weird and dirty. There are many idols involved in many scandals like now, so are the songs, there are also bad and good songs. There are also a lot of weird and hard-to-eat songs. It's just that it's in the past now so people just miss it and romanticize it.
Let's compare the quality of this popular visual set
The 4th generation of Kpop seems to be full of great idols with more talent and beauty than their seniors.
Indeed, 18-year-old girls with heavenly colors are adding to Kpop's brilliant flower garden, making fans flutter.
J & Yoon (STAYC)
Yoon's perfect doll-like face is compared to Lisa BlackPink. The girl has big round, sparkling eyes that attract viewers and a luxurious and haughty lady-like aura.
J is very similar - Yoona (SNSD) is the second-generation beauty wall of Kpop. Her pure innocence makes many people fall in love.
Jaehee & Jihan (Weeekly)
Jaehee has been noticed since childhood and participated in many film and television projects. The lovely girl is always loved by the audience for her friendliness and tenderness.
Wonyoung is often ranked in the top of the most outstanding faces of Gen 4 with a lovely and luxurious appearance.
Since debut, NMIXX has been praised as the best pet chicken of JYP. In which, the most prominent is Sullyoon who was named the first visual Gen 4 . It's been a long time since I've had such a clear, Korean-style visual.
Sullyoon has deer eyes and a delicate high nose.
Who do you think is the most beautiful goddess? Wonyoung or Sullyoon?