Rank #1: Episode 23 - BTS - Love Yourself: Her
One Episode 23 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Tamar Herman and Alexis Hodoyan are joined by @USBTSARMY to discuss BTS's record-breaking album Love Yourself: Her. We also discuss BTS's amazing rise to the top, English-language press coverage of BTS, and more.
Rank #2: Episode 5 – K-Pop Reaction Videos
On Episode 5 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and Scott Interrante are joined by JRE of JREKML and Cortney and Jasmine of 2MinJinkJongKey to talk about K-Pop Reaction Videos.
Rank #3: Episode 4 – CL’s “Lifted”
On Episode 4 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and Scott Interrante are joined by Tokyo-based music writer Patrick St. Michel to discuss CL’s latest attempt to break into the American pop music market. Songs in this episode: BoA – “Eat You Up” Wonder Girls – “Like Money” Skrillex with Diplo, CL, and G-Dragon – “Dirty Vibe” CL – “Lifted” Wu-Tang Clan – “Method Man” Puer Kim – “Pearls” Hyuna – “Morning Glory” BLACKPINK – “Whistle” BLACKPINK – “Boombayah”
Rank #4: Episode 31 - Produce48 & What Is An Idol?
On Episode 31 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Tamar Herman, Stephen Knight, and Joe Palmer join guest Patrick St. Michel to preview Produce48 and to discuss the concept of an "idol" and what makes a great idol. In our Unmuted K-pop Picks we talk about GIRLKIND's 'S.O.R.R.Y,' Yubin's 'Lady,' ONF's 'You Complete Me,' and WJMK's 'STRONG.'
Rank #5: Episode 10 – A Closer Look At AOA
On Episode 10 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and Scott Interrante are joined by music blogger Jacques Peterson to talk about the new singles from AOA “Excuse Me” and “Bing Bing”.
Rank #6: Episode 17 - Produce 101
On Episode 17 of KultScene’s K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight, Alexis Hodoyan, and Tamar Herman discuss Produce 101, Seasons 1 and 2. They also discuss VIXX’s “Shangri-La,” Lovelyz’s “Aya,” and EXO-CBX’s “Ka-CHING.”
Rank #7: Episode 9 – 2016 K-Pop Awards
On the final K-Pop Unmuted episode of 2016, Stephen Knight and Scott Interrante are joined by Gabriel Wilder to look back at the year. They each give out three awards to songs, artists, and albums that impressed in 2016 including Best Parody Song, Sluttiest Choreography, and Best All-Girl Reggae Song.
Rank #8: Episode 11 – Remembering the Wonder Girls
On Episode 11 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and Scott Interrante discuss the disbandment of the Wonder Girls and some of their favorite Wonder Girls songs.
Rank #9: Episode 3 – KCON2016
On Episode 3 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and Scott Interrante are joined by Billboard contributor and KultScene co-founder Tamar Herman to discuss the 2016 editions of KCON.
Rank #10: Episode 7 – Dissonance
On Episode 7 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and Scott Interrante discuss the idea of dissonance and the different kinds of dissonances found in Kpop.
Rank #11: Episode 32 - June 2018
On Episode 32 of KultScene’s K-pop Unmuted, we take a look back at June 2018 in Kpop. We discuss KCON NY, Taeyeon’s “Circus,” Lee Jin Ah’s “Run,” SHINee’s “Our Page,” UNB’s “Black Heart,” Yuju’s “Love Rain,” and BlackPink's "DDU-DU DDU-DU."
Rank #12: Episode 33 - Stan Loona
On Episode 33 of KultScene’s K-pop Unmuted, Joe Palmer takes Tamar Herman and Stephen Knight on a walking tour of the Loonaverse. In anticipation of LOOΠΔ’s official debut, we discuss the individual members, the roles of each major sub-unit in the Loonaverse, some of the group’s more interesting releases, and other LOOΠΔ lore. We also talk about Lovelyz’s “Wag-zak,” Minseo’s “Zero,” and Triple H’s “Retro Future.” #stanloona
Rank #13: Episode 34 - Loona Debut
On Episode 34 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, guest m.o. kng joins Joe Palmer, Tamar Herman, and Stephen Knight to discuss LOOΠΔ’s official debut song "Hi High" and debut album "++". For our Unmuted K-pop Picks, we talk about BTS's "I'm Fine," BerryGood's "Green Apple" single and "Free Travel" album, and (G)I-DLE's "Hann."
Rank #14: Episode 25 - Super Junior - Play
On Episode 25 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Alexis Hodoyan, Tamar Herman, and Stephen Knight discuss Super Junior's "Play" album. We also discuss the group's history, including notable releases, "scandals," and other topics.
Rank #15: Episode 15 – EXID and “Eclipse”
On Episode 15 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and Joe Palmer are joined by music and culture writer Jessica Doyle to discuss EXID and their latest EP “Eclipse.” They also discuss MiSo’s “KKPP,” TEN’s “Dream in a Dream,” and CoCo Avenue’s “Eottae.”