2004 will see South Korea completely lift its ban on Japanese pop culture. Allegedly the news has been met with considerable enthusiasm from certain sections of South Korea’s youth, especially those with an ear for J-pop.
I’m not familiar with Korean pop music, but I really don’t see what all the fuss is about, as quite frankly J-pop is rubbish. If I was to say that 90% of it is worthless pap, I think I’d be doing the industry a favour.
To prove my point, the talentless Tube held a concert in Seoul to celebrate.
How’s that for objectivity?
..I have no idea what you are talking about (that doesn’t mean I’m not interested)…however as the only other musicians you have mentioned on this blog is tatu and village people I’m a bit worried about your musical tastes…oh, hang on – I’ve just looked to the right :^)…ah, primal scream, happy mondays, stone roses and no kylie :^)…
Unfortunately I don’t get to see much of Kylie over here. For reasons unknown she isn’t big in Japan. Heaven knows why, as almost everybody else is. Even Ant and Dec had something of a following.
Well…believe it or not but I find J-Pop a releif (!!!) from American pop. I’m beginning to think interesting things come out of Pop here in America once a generation.
really? it was banned before? i never knew that. I wonder why. I thought some Koreans love Jpop. Even Arashi held a Concert there. Or when Yamapi went to Korea. There were many fans waiting at the airport. lol.