Here are all of adrianbedford's jams.

COME BACK HOME M-V

COME BACK HOME M-V

by 2ne1

This is epic Korean girl group 2ne1 ( pronounced "21"), with their most recent big release, one of the most expensive music videos ever made in that country. Meanwhile, just check out the sfnal content! Someone's read and really loved SNOW CRASH, I'd say.

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Jammed: 3rd May 2015

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Error

Error

by VIXX

This is a great sad song about a doomed relationship--but it's a great video illustrating Asian pop music's cheerful embrace of science fiction tropes and themes, and has tremendous production values. Have a squizz! :)

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Jammed: 5th Apr 2015

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Come Party

Come Party

by Tomomi Itano

This is my current earworm, as virulent a JPop song as I've ever heard. I hear it in my head so much it's become like my personal anthem of late. The artist is a former member of huge JPop group AKB48 (48 members!), who "graduated", though am not sure what that means exactly. In any case this is a fun little pop song that you might like. Very catchy! :)

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Jammed: 29th Mar 2015

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SHAKE THAT BRASS (feat. Taeyeon)

SHAKE THAT BRASS (feat. Taeyeon)

by Amber

This is my favourite KPop song at the moment. Very upbeat and fun, catchy as all get-out, strong earworm power. Usually part of KPop girl group f(x), this is her first solo outing. Enjoy! :)

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Jammed: 18th Mar 2015

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U&I

U&I

by Ailee

This is the song I've had in my head all day today. It's a particularly fine example of the KPop genre of "you're dumped!" songs, of which there are a very great many examples. But Ailee does it very well. I also love the brass work in this song, and of course her huge voice. :)

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Jammed: 11th Mar 2015

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I AM THE BEST (내가 제일 잘 나가) M/V

I AM THE BEST (내가 제일 잘 나가) M/V

by 2NE1

I was just listening to this on Pandora. It's one of my favourite KPop tracks. But I've always wondered what that phrase that gets repeated so often is (which sounds like, "mega chae chalaga"), so I finally went and looked it up on Google Translate. Which says it's, naega jeil jal naga", or "I am the best".

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Jammed: 8th Nov 2014

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Don't Touch Me

Don't Touch Me

by AiLee

This is the latest release from Korean solo artist AiLee (that's pronounced AY-Lee), whose new song is about a wronged woman telling feckless boyfriend to bugger the hell off. The lyrics, when you see the translation, are surprisingly blunt about this, which is great. There's a whole genre of such songs in KPop, and this one is pretty good. I'm posting it because it's my earworm du jour. Hope you like it.

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Jammed: 29th Oct 2014

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Mr Ambiguous

Mr Ambiguous

by Mamamoo

This has been in my head lots just lately. I hope you like it. It's quite different from a great many other tracks by KPop girl groups. As for what it's about: a woman who's only too keen and ready to embark on a relationship with this guy (the titular Mr Ambiguous) is frustrated because he seems undecided, and "ambiguous" in his feelings.

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Jammed: 3rd Sep 2014

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Short Hair

Short Hair

by AOA

This is the latest outing from top-shelf KPop girl group "AOA" (which, if you listen closely, they will tell you means "Ace of Angels"--KPop acts often have bizarre acronyms for names which, when you find out what the acronym stands for, you can't help but think, "Hmm, I see." This song is about a woman who is dissatisfied with her life, and who decides to get her hair cut short, which will make her feel renewed/reborn. And this is the song that's been in my head pretty solidly now for a couple of days now. Michelle and I like it a lot, but there are parts of it we find baffling (like the oafish fat guy, who turns up at the end and dances with the girls--what?). You'll also notice lots of shots of the girls making cute faces at the camera. This is big in Korea. They're being "aegyo", or extremely cute. It strikes me, grumpy 51-year-old me who thinks they're all young enough to be my grandchildren, as manipulative.

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Jammed: 28th Jul 2014

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La Song

La Song

by Rain

This is my current earworm, "La Song", by Korean singer Rain (song title is "La" as in "la la la", btw). He's a terrific performer, has great athleticism. Watching his work often reminds Michelle and me of Michael Jackson, in a good way. You might like it, too.

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Jammed: 30th Jun 2014

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Spring of Life Full PV HD

Spring of Life Full PV HD

by Perfume

This is the song that's been in my head all day. Perfume, a JPop group, is one of my favourites, in part because of the way they really embrace science fictional tropes (some lovely CGI work in the clip, too, if you watch closely), and the way they do their musical thing without resorting to sexualising their image in any way (compared with, say, numerous KPop groups I can think of who really shove the whole sex appeal thing in your face). What Perfume does is unique to them, and they do it well.

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Jammed: 24th Jun 2014

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FANTASTIC BABY M/V

FANTASTIC BABY M/V

by Bigbang

This is legendary K-Pop act Bigbang with their big hit "Fantastic Baby". We were just watching this, with the new soundbar sub-woofer booming out, and the Virtual Surround Sound on. Michelle was dancing on the couch next to me, having a brilliant time. :)

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Jammed: 26th May 2014

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Give It To Me

Give It To Me

by Sistar

This is what I'm listening to on PopAsia at the moment. I like this video a lot, but I feel terribly sorry for socially awkward 14- and 15-year old boys in South Korea. I think if videos like this existed when *I* was a socially awkward kid of that age, I'd never have been able to leave the house. Ye gods! :)

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Jammed: 1st May 2014

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Come Back Home M/V

Come Back Home M/V

by 2NE1

This is the latest outing from Korean group 2NE1, "Come Back Home", and while I'm not that crazy about the actual song, I love the video, which manages to pack in all manner of sf and particularly cyperpunk ideas and tropes into just a few minutes. I love the way the South Korean music scene seems only too happy to embrace sf ideas (you see it a lot in the videos) as a mainstream thing.

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Jammed: 10th Mar 2014

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Mr Mr

Mr Mr

by Girls' Generation

This is a new outing from Girls' Generation, who Michelle and I quite like. We do think it's ridiculous that there are *9* of them in the group (though there is a Japanese group, AKB48, which reportedly has well over 50-80 members, which is bonkers). Nonetheless, this is today's earworm for me. All day long, this. Of course, it could be much worse. Rather striking video, too. And this is an unusual GG track in that as far as I can tell, they don't name-check themselves during it. Usually they, like just about all the K-Pop acts we've seen, name-check themselves, usually at the beginning, I suppose so you know who it is you're listening to. This tells me Korean radio doesn't back-announce tracks the way they do here.

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Jammed: 5th Mar 2014

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Can't Nobody

Can't Nobody

by 2NE1

This is my current earworm. Have had it in my head now all day. Which, fortunately, I don't mind. I really like 2NE1 (pronounced "21") for their full-on approach to their work. :)

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Jammed: 26th Feb 2014

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The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

by 王菲

This is one of my favourite K-Pop songs at the moment. Singer's name is IU, pronounced the way it looks, "Eye You". I love the old movie angle, the reference to the classic story, and the whizzy old-jazzy vibe to the whole piece, which is very different from most of what we see (I should post a comparison piece to give you an idea). Anyway, a song like this perks me up, and when I'm feeling like there's an entire other person made of snot living inside my skin, and using up all my energy, this is pretty good to watch. Hope you like it.

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Jammed: 14th Feb 2014

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Sweet Refrain

Sweet Refrain

by Perfume

I love the video for this more than the song, but I'm a big Perfume fan generally. I like that they have their own thing going on. They don't sexualise their image in their videos; their dancing is intricate and curious, but doesn't resort to the overt sex appeal we see in the videos of lots of other Asian pop acts (see also: ramblings of an old fart). This particular song also has a way of getting in my head for days at a time; maybe it will get in yours, too! :)

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Jammed: 6th Feb 2014

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'내일은 없어 (Now)' M/V

'내일은 없어 (Now)' M/V

by Trouble Maker

This is one of our favourite K-Pop tracks at the moment, mainly for being so very *not* like typical K-Pop tracks. Here you've got a pair of doomed lovers, murder, a gun, and emotional desolation. It's all good! :) This uncut version is quite different from the version we've previously seen, and is about twice as long. Previously we've always wondered who these people are, why are there piles of cash in the caravan, and generally what's going on? This uncut version explains all.

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Jammed: 6th Jan 2014

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2NE1 - I AM THE BEST (내가 제일 잘 나가) M/V

2NE1 - I AM THE BEST (내가 제일 잘 나가) M/V

by [unknown]

Michelle and I love this track. They're a brilliant group, and this is one that always leaves us gobsmacked. The Spice Girls were never like this.

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Jammed: 30th Dec 2013

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Why So Serious

Why So Serious

by SHINee

These guys would be our favourite male K-Pop act at the moment. They're very charismatic, have fantastically precise and intricate choreography. Also, unlike a lot of male K-Pop acts, they don't come over as all broody and grim and angry (although with unlimited clothing budgets, of course), which I find wearying. These guys are fun, which is very appealing.

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Jammed: 27th Oct 2013

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Bar Bar Bar

Bar Bar Bar

by [Crayon Pop] 크레용팝 빠빠빠(Bar Bar Bar)

I do love this. Makes me happy. :)

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Jammed: 20th Oct 2013

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Jammed: 20th Oct 2013

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