DryedMangoez Music Monday

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed anything music-related on DryedMangoez.com. But I’ve often tweeted musical opinions and preferences on Twitter over the years instead.

I’ve decided to do a regular, weekly feature of my favorite artists, songs and perhaps some of what I’m listening to currently. Sometimes reviews, sometimes appreciation. But fair warning, I’m not much of a musical person. I’m not going to intricately critique songs or vocals. I’m not going to know technical terms. Heck, I barely know how to distinguish different genres of music. (lol)

Basically, I’ll be expressing my personal preferences and basic opinions. It’s all coming from a basic listener of music who is a fan of artists.

Another warning though, it’ll likely be K-pop related most of the time. But even if you’re not particularly into Korean pop music, maybe I’ll be able to recommend something you will end up liking one of these weeks!



June 29, 2020: Meet Korean singer-songwriter Demian

July 6, 2020: Top 20 Favorite Songs of 2020 (So Far)

July 13, 2020: Top 20 Favorite B-side Tracks of 2020 (So Far)

July 13, 2020 Extra: F.CUZ and Dalmatian

July 20, 2020: How I Got Swept Up By the Korean Wave

July 27, 2020: Ultimate Bias – Lim Hyunsik

August 3, 2020: Underrated – MR.MR

August 10, 2020: “Zero: Fever Part.1,” ATEEZ

August 17, 2020: “Magenta,” Kang Daniel

August 24, 2020: ITZY, DONGKIZ, ONEUS, MCND + Wonho

August 31, 2020: Romantic Tracks from Demian, Seven O’Clock, OnlyOneOf, Hyunjun Hur

September 7, 2020: From “No.Mercy” to “Open Mind” – Wonho’s Strong Solo Debut – #Bias

September 14, 2020: Jamie, ENOi, DAY6 (Even of Day), HA:TFELT

September 21, 2020: Excellent Comebacks from the Underrated, but Immensely Talented VAV and KNK

September 28, 2020: UNVS, CHECKMATE, BDC, ONEWE + MOOBIN&SANHA

October 5, 2020 – 2Z (투지), Dami Im, A.C.E and The Boyz

October 12, 2020 – Narachan (M.O.N.T), Bobby, NU’EST, WEi

October 19, 2020 – Arashi, VERIVERY, M.O.N.T, PENTAGON

October 26, 2020 (Special) – Celebrating MYNAME’s 9th Anniversary

November 1, 2020 (Part 1) – Powerful Debuts from ORBIT, BXW, P1Harmony, DRIPPIN

November 1, 2020 (Part 2) – Latest Releases from Demian, MVP, DKB, D-CRUNCH

November 9, 2020 – Repeat Worthy Comebacks from Park Jihoon, Tomorrow X Together, CIX, B1A4

November 16, 2020 – Great comebacks and powerful rookies: Ha Sung Woon, E’LAST, JO1, BXK

November 16, 2020 Extra – Happy to Have Been Along for the “Journey” with Henry Lau#Bias

November 30, 2020 – GOT7’s “Breath of Love : Last Piece” May Be Their Strongest Release Yet

December 7, 2020 – BoA, ONEUS, VANNER, Henry Lau

December 7, 2020 Extra – 1iL, KIMMUSEUM, Yuri Park & DMITRYSFACE and BM, Lee Jun Hyuk, Lee Sang Min

December 14, 2020 – ONEWE, ACE (VAV), JO1, BAE173

December 14, 2020 Extra – Jamie, JERO, Lacuna, GHOST9

December 21, 2020- Christmas Treats from Brooklyn, Jun.K, Starship Planet and JYP Nation!

December 28, 2020- TOP 60 OF 2020 – My Favorite Songs of the Year!

January 4, 2021 – TOP 60 OF 2020 – Ten More Songs!

January 11, 2021 – Jeong Sewoon, MCND, Seongri, Hong Eunki

January 18, 2021 – Confident and Diverse, VICTON Releases Strong First Full Album

January 18, 2021 Extra – Lex (BIGFLO), Yubin, E’LAST, TREASURE

January 25, 2021 (Part 1) – AB6IX, BXW, ONEUS, CRAVITY

January 25, 2021 (Part 2) – Hoppipolla, Chungha, Jang Hanbyul, T1419

February 1, 2021 – Excellent Tracks from Bobby, Golden Child, KISU and Casper

February 8, 2021 – CIX, Kim Myungsoo (L), Dreamcatcher and U-KISS’ Soohyun & Hoon

February 15, 2021 – Kim Wooseok, Gaho, NOA, J.UNA

February 22, 2021 – KINGDOM, Chungha, Kang Daniel, LUCY

Friday, February 26, 2021 (Special) – Wonho‘s Excellent, Fascinating “Lose” Anchors A Strong Follow-Up to Solo Debut – #Bias

Monday, March 1, 2021 – Eight (!) New Tracks from a Busy Last Few Weeks: Jeongmin, 1iL, Dami Im, Narachan, J.DON, SHINee, ONF, WEi

Monday, March 8, 2021 – Five Great Tracks from Four Great Artists: Demian, Chan, ATEEZ, VERIVERY

Monday, March 15, 2021 – BDC, GHOST9, TRITOPS, Park Jihoon, IZ, Casper True, J.UNA, KIMMUSEUM, SB19, OWV, DONTGIVEAFXXK, Bobby

Monday, March 22, 2021 – Strong Comebacks and Debuts from Yonghyeon x Woonie, WOODZ, PENTAGON, MY.st, DRIPPIN, Jessi, Ciipher, MIRAE

Monday, March 29, 2021 – Vibe with These Four Tracks from ATO6, Earth Kim, I’ll and Wynn

Monday, March 29, 2021 Extra – Produce 101 Japan Season 2, JO1, Kang Seung Yoon, CHECKMATE

Monday, April 5, 2021 – A Mix of Great and Interesting Tracks from 2Z (TuZi), Jeongmin, MOVNING, DKB, ASTRO, Kim Sung Kyu, SHY (Son Ho Young)

Monday, April 5, 2021 Extra – Four More Great Tracks This Week from Hoshi, Park Bom, NTX and T1419

Monday, April 12, 2021 – Two Amazing Tracks from Two Underrated Groups: D-CRUNCH and OnlyOneOf

Monday, April 12, 2021 Extra – SIGNAL, BAE173, Jaejun featuring Aiden, Henry Lau

Monday, April 19, 2021 – Four Incredible Tracks from Kang Daniel, NU’EST and ORβIT

Monday, April 19, 2021 Extra – Four More Excellent Tracks for the Week from A.C.E, DONGKIZ, Hyunjun Hur and CIX!

Monday, April 26, 2021 – A Diverse Quartet of Great Songs from actor Kim Woo Seok, P1Harmony, Yoon Jisung, GreatGuys

Monday, April 26, 2021 Extra – Four Emotional Rock Tracks from MOVNING, IZ, Kim Jae Hwan, DAY6

Monday, May 3, 2021 Feature – Highlight Signals Meaningful Comeback with Excellent Album “The Blowing” and Amazing Title Track “Not The End”

Monday, May 3, 2021 (Part 1) – B1A4, BXW, AB6IX, ENHYPEN

Monday, May 3, 2021 (Part 2) – Marcy, THE8, W.A.O and ONF

Monday, May 10, 2021 (Part 1) – Soothing Sounds for the Season from VAV, CLASSMATE, Aivan and Shaun

Monday, May 10, 2021 (Part 2) – Ella Jay Basco, DVWN, JERO, ITZY

Monday, May 17, 2021 – ONEUS, BLITZERS, JAY B, CNBLUE

Monday, May 24, 2021 (Part 1) – TO1, 2Z, Kalen Anzai, ONEWE

Monday, May 24, 2021 (Part 2) – BTS, OnlyOneOf, ENHYPEN, Wonho featuring Kiiara

Monday, May 31, 2021 (Part 1) – Chan, E’LAST U, Taeho feat. Choi Yegeun, Wonwoo x Mingyu feat. Lee Hi

Monday, May 31, 2021 (Part 2) – TXT, BXW, 9rush

Monday, June 7, 2021 (Part 1) – Summer vibes with Ra Mi Ran & Mirani, GHOST9, Paul Kim and Ha Sung Woon

Monday, June 7, 2021 (Part 2) – N.Flying, B.I, MONSTA X and MAMAMOO

Monday, June 14, 2021 (Part 1) – Debuts from BM, Woo Jin Young, EPEX, LIGHTSUM

Monday, June 14, 2021 (Part 2) – Comebacks from WEi, Hoya, 24K and TWICE

Monday, June 21, 2021 Feature – ONEWE Shows How Hard Work Pays Off

Monday, June 21, 2021 Extra – ONEWE, LUCY, SEVENTEEN, UP10TION

Monday, June 28, 2021 Feature – It’s the Hottest Time of the Day Once Again, Welcome Back 2PM! #UltimateBias

Monday, June 28, 2021 Extra – Break free with tracks from A.C.E, Woosung, Jeongmin and Sam Kim

Thursday, July 1, 2021 – Top 40 of 2021 – My Favorite Songs of the Year (So Far!)

Monday, July 5, 2021 (Part 1) – Enjoy new tracks from super rookies JUST B, KINGDOM, DRIPPIN, OMEGA X

Monday, July 5, 2021 (Part 2) – Great comebacks from DONGKIZ, BDC, Han Seung Woo, eSNa

Thursday, July 8, 2021 (Special) – Kim Woojin Soars as He Embarks on the Next Chapter

Monday, July 12, 2021 (Part 1) – Moon Jong Up, TRITOPS, Kyuhyun, DAY6 (Even of Day)

Monday, July 12, 2021 (Part 2) – Minzy, SF9, OWV, BXK

Monday, July 19, 2021 (Part 1) – Immaculate Vibes with Sam Kim, John Park, ADOY, Lee Hyun

Monday, July 19, 2021 (Part 2) – ATEEZ, Kevin Woo, HA:TFELT, SG Wannabe

Monday, July 26, 2021 – Excellent tracks from CORBYN, 2Z, Seongri, Sam Kim

Monday, July 26, 2021 (Extra) – NIve, Lim Sang Hyun, OnlyOneOf

Monday, August 2, 2021 – Golden Child, JO1, PL, ASTRO

Monday, August 2, 2021 Extra – from20’s Mesmerizing Tracks in His Solo Debut Year

Monday, August 9, 2021 – Excellent Tracks from Excellent Artists: Kim Woojin, 2Z, ONEUS

Monday, August 9, 2021 – Summer Fun with Sunmi, ONF, The Boyz, Ha Sung Woon

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Feature – #UltimateBias – Kang Insoo

Monday, August 16, 2021 – Amazing Performances of Excellent Tracks from 777 (Triple Seven), BZ-Boys, Park Ji Hoon, BDC

Monday, August 16, 2021 Extra – CIX, N.CUS, JO1, Siyoon

Monday, August 23, 2021 – HALF (KNK’s Kim Jihun), CRAVITY, NOA, LUCY

Monday, August 23, 2021 (Part 2) – Park Won, DUEL, MOVNING, Thunder feat. Yoon Seo Bin

Monday, August 30, 2021 – VERIVERY, T1419, Stray Kids, MIRAE

Monday, August 30, 2021 (Part 2) – Woo Tae Woon, IONE feat. Yoon Bomi, Lyson, Jenyer feat. Heo Gayoon, Jay B

Monday, September 6, 2021 – Positive Vibes with A.C.E, ONEUS, W.A.O

Monday, September 6, 2021 (Part 2)- Young K, Lee Eun Sang, Melotic and Kim Daegeon, Jvde Milez

Talented rookies and prolific comebacks featuring Corbyn, Luminous, Kairos and 2PM

MCND, OMEGA X, DIOS, Purple Kiss

ATEEZ, Wonho, Kim Woojin, NOA



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