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The current situation of Kpop: The music is too boring, BTS and IU are both disappointing, while the 4th Gen is even worse

Fans are having a lot of opinions about Kpop songs released recently.

Since its appearance, the Hallyu wave has continuously developed and has had a great influence on a global scale. More and more new Kpop groups have been made one after another and created unprecedented records in the domestic and foreign music market. However, along with those successes, many people are also raising questions about the real quality of Kpop works in recent times.

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Recently, there’s a largely discussed topic on a Korean fan forum, related to how disappointing songs these days are compared to before. According to the author’s opinion, in the past, Kpop had a lot of songs worth listening to but now it’s really boring.

Specifically, the writer thinks that IU is a typical example. The song Lilac released in early 2021 had very good results, but the only reason is because it was sung by IU. Her later songs are quite disappointing.

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The topic owner said that IU’s song Lilac is not really a good song

Besides, this article also mentions many prominent names in the current Kpop music industry, or typical representatives of Kpop 3rd generation such as BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE, Red Velvet or SEVENTEEN. The writer thinks that Dynamite, Butter or Permission To Dance are all good songs but the lyrics are in English. BLACKPINK is disappointing because it has been a long time without new works.

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BTS’s recent songs are all good but the lyrics are in English
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BLACKPINK has not come back for a long time

About Red Velvet and TWICE, the writer says that their recent songs are of inferior quality to the past. All the songs are of average quality and have lost quite a lot of the groups’ inherent energy.

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Opinion that Queendom (Red Velvet) is of average quality
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TWICE lost energy like in Dance The Night Away, Yes Or Yes or Like Ooh Ahh after their comeback with Alcohol Free

Even 2nd gen idols like Taeyeon or SHINee have also returned to the current Kpop race, but they still don’t seem to bring the old feeling or outstanding breakthroughs. According to the post, SEVENTEEN , NCT or MAMAMOO all have good achievements but that’s all. The songs of these idols are nothing compared to before.

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2nd generation idols like Taeyeon…
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SEVENTEEN…
mamamoo stage
… MAMAMOO
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… or NCT have good achievements but that’s all?

In particular, the recent songs of 4th gen groups have brought about a lot of controversy. The songs of aespa, STAYC, Stray Kids, TXT, (G)I-DLE, or IVE all have a very hard to absorb music quality. Or most recently, fans have been looking forward to the debut of the JYP’s newest girl group NMIXX, but the song has received negative feedback because of the chaotic and disconnected feeling of the song.

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The songs of Kpop 4th generation have one common thing that they are difficult to absorb
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The much-anticipated rookie group NMIXX also brought mixed opinions

With the above opinions of the writer, netizens had different discussions. Most fans seem to agree with the above opinion that current Kpop songs cannot be as addictive as in the past. However, there is also another controversy that says that netizens are just admiring the past too much. Each era will have works with different specialties, listeners can’t always be satisfied with what’s in the present. Perhaps with the passage of time, these songs that were once considered difficult to listen to will become nostalgic to many people:

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