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 – Nine 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

Monday, September 13, 2021 (Part 1) – Talented rookies and prolific comebacks featuring Corbyn, Luminous, Kairos and 2PM

Monday, September 13, 2021 (Part 2) – MCND, OMEGA X, DIOS, Purple Kiss

Monday, September 20, 2021 – ATEEZ, Wonho, Kim Woojin, NOA

Monday, September 27, 2021 (Part 1) – NIK, Do Han Se, Jeongmin, Woosung

Monday, September 27, 2021 (Part 2) – U-KISS, OWV, MEGAMAX, ITZY

Monday, October 4, 2021 (Part 1) – E’LAST, ATEEZ, AB6IX, Ciipher

Monday, October 4, 2021 (Part 2) – BJOO, Na Ungjae, Kim Feel, Key

Monday, October 11, 2021 – Growth and Maturity from Golden Child, BLITZERS, N.Flying, CRAVITY

Monday, October 11, 2021 (Part 2) – Youngjae, NOA, Paul Kim, WOODZ

Monday, October 18, 2021 – Powerful Tracks from ENHYPEN, NIK, WOODZ, The Wild Idol

Monday, October 25, 2021 – Enjoy Some Great J-pop with INI, BXW and GENIC

Monday, October 25, 2021 (Part 2) – Excellent comebacks from KINGDOM, CNBLUE, SEVENTEEN and Nam Woohyun

Monday, November 1, 2021 (Part 1) – Park Jihoon, HALF feat. YunGGI, Oh Heejun and from20

Monday, November 1, 2021 (Part 2) – JUST B, EPEX, DKB, VAV

Monday, November 8, 2021 (Part 1) – 2AM, TO1, The Boyz, Wild Idol

Monday, November 8, 2021 (Part 2) – Dami Im, Beverly Caimen, IMFACT’s Taeho, VIXX’s Leo

Monday, November 15, 2021 (Part 1) – Celebrate with ONEUS, VICTON, B1A4, MARS

Monday, November 15, 2021 (Part 2) – Bernard Park, NIve, Tay Tawan, Shin Yong Jae

Monday, November 22, 2021 (Part 1) – Amazing tracks from Brooklyn, from20, DRIPPIN, BXW

Monday, November 22, 2021 (Special) – These Excellent Tracks from B.I.G, ONEWE, ORBIT, Ha Sung Woon Can’t Wait!

Monday, November 29, 2021 – Diverse Tracks of Hope from 2Z, GHOST9 and JO1

Monday, November 29, 2021 (Extra) – SF9, J.UNA, KISU, E’LAST

Monday, December 6, 2021 – ATEEZ, ONF, Chungha, T1419

Monday, December 6, 2021 – Xdinary Heroes, Siyoon, Kim Daegeon, Min

Monday, December 13, 2021 – FTISLAND, NIK, LUCY, ATEEZ

Monday, December 13, 2021 Special – My Favorite it’s Live Performances from the Last Year – Kang Daniel, 777 (Triple Seven), DONGKIZ, LUCY

Monday, December 20, 2021 Special – VOISPER: Appreciating One of the Very Best Vocal Groups

Christmas Special – Four Christmas Treats from ONEWE & ONEUS, BF, OnlyOneOf, Kim Woojin

Monday, December 27, 2021 – Top 70 of 2021 – My Favorite Songs of the Year!

Monday, January 3, 2022 – Ten More Favorite Songs from 2021!

Monday, January 3, 2022 Extra – The Rose, Kim Jae Hwan, BF, Sungmin

Monday, January 10, 2022 – ONEWE, BZ-Boys, IZ, UP10TION

Monday, January 10, 2022 Extra – Hyunjun Hur, BLITZERS, P1Harmony, SF9

Monday, January 17, 2022 – OnlyOneOf, VXON, MIRAE, TRENDZ

Monday, January 17, 2022 Extra – OMEGA X, Kim Yohan, Hong Eunki, ENHYPEN

Monday, January 24, 2022 (Part 1) – Emotional Tracks and Good Vibes from 2Z, A.C.E, MOOK, AB6IX

Monday, January 24, 2022 (Part 2) – VICTON, LUMINOUS, DRIPPIN, ASTRO’s Jinjin & Rocky

Monday, January 31, 2022 Special – Taking a Kinda Sorta Deep Dive into P-Pop

Monday, January 31, 2022 – Def., HALF featuring Chaerang, PENTAGON, BXW

Monday, February 7, 2022 (Part 1) – 2Z, Tophyun, KISU, OnlyOneOf

Monday, February 7, 2022 (Part 2) – Jamie, BM, ATEEZ, Golden Child

Monday, February 14, 2022 – Tay Tawan, Moonbin & Sanha, Ha Sung Woon, Wonpil

Monday, February 21, 2022 – Han Seung Yun, Wonho, JWiiver, TREASURE

Monday, February 28, 2022 – ALAMAT, OWV, BTOB, NMIXX

Monday, March 7, 2022 – Black Level, TEMPEST, VANNER, TRENDZ

Monday, March 14, 2022 – Moon Kim, TAN, Kim Woo Seok, CALISTA

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Special – Thank you NU’EST for 10 Amazing Years!

Monday, March 21, 2022 (Part 1) – WEi, Kim Junsu, Stray Kids, INI

Monday, March 21, 2022 (Part 2) – MOVNING, Kang Seung Yoon, Moonbin & Sanha, Kihyun

Monday, March, 28, 2022 (Part 1) – VERIVERY, CRAVITY, HIGHLIGHT, D-CRUNCH

Monday, March 28, 2022 (Part 2) – T1419, eSNa, Zack Tabudlo, The Juans

Monday, April 4, 2022 (Part 1) – KINGDOM, NINE.i, INI, CIX

Monday, April 4, 2022 (Part 2) – BAE173, YOUNITE, Daybreak, Lucy and VXON

Monday, April 11, 2022 (Part 1) – W24, 2Z, GHOST9

Monday, April 11, 2022 (Part 2) – NOA, JO1, Beverly

Monday, April 18, 2022 (Part 1) – JUST B, EPEX, DKZ, KINGDOM

Monday, April 18, 2022 (Part 2) – Daybreak, LUCY, SEVENTEEN, Jessi, Onew

Monday, April 25, 2022 – YOUNITE, Min, Ryeowook, Kim Sung Kyu

Monday, April 25, 2022 (Part 2) – BXW, BUGVEL, INI

Monday, May 2, 2022 (Part 1) – ALAMAT, E’LAST, DKB, VERIVERY

Monday, May 2, 2022 (Part 2) – Yoon Jisung, Ha Sung Woon, Road-B, Boyz’s Touch

Monday, May 9, 2022 (Part 1) – from20, iKON, JO1, WOODZ

Monday, May 9, 2022 (Part 2) – Ryeowook, Yoon Seobin, MeloMance, Lee Minhyuk

Monday, May 16, 2022 (Part 1) – Ciipher, T1419, ONEWE, TXT

Monday, May 16, 2022 (Part 2) – Jeong Sewoon, Hwang Chi Yeul, Woosung, Kang Daniel

Monday, May 23, 2022 (Part 1) – Demian, LUMINOUS, ONEWE, BXW

Monday, May 23, 2022 (Part 2) – ONEUS, AB6IX, ASTRO, TNX

Monday, May 30, 2022 – BoA, GOT7, Kang Daniel, Seventeen

Monday, May 30, 2022 Extra – 2Z,, BLANK2Y, DRIPPIN, P1Harmony

Monday, June 6, 2022 – VICTON, CRAVITY, kyuu, Kim Jae Hwan

Monday, June 13, 2022 – TRENDZ, Son Dong Woon, ATEEZ, BTS

Monday, June 20, 2022 (Part 1) – MCND, DRIPPIN, BDC, bugAboo

Monday, June 20, 2022 (Part 2) – Wonho, Kang Daniel, Seo In Guk, Van Ness Wu

Monday, June 27, 2022 – TAN, TRITOPS, KARD, The Boyz

Monday, June 27, 2022 Extra – Kang So Yeon, Youngjae, Boa Kim, eSNa

Monday, July 4, 2022 – Top 40 of 2022 – My Favorite Songs of the Year (So Far!)

Music Monday Special: ALAMAT’s “Say U Love Me”

Monday, July 11, 2022 – OMEGA X, MCND, ENHYPEN, OWV

Monday, July 11, 2022 (Extra) – HUTA, June, Yuri Park, Kang Daniel

Monday, July 18, 2022 – SF9, Super Junior, ITZY and Jaechan of DKZ

Monday, July 25, 2022 – BLITZERS, SUPERKIND, BUGVEL and Woo Jin Young

Monday, July 25, 2022 (Extra) – P1Harmony, Xdinary Heroes, GreatGuys, Chung Ha

Monday, August 1, 2022 (Part 1) – ATBO, YOUNITE, TO1, ATEEZ

Monday, August 1, 2022 (Part 2) – HVLF, Nicole, Sunye, Beomhan feat. Jay Chang

Monday, August 8, 2022 – from20, Shaun, OnlyOneOf’s Yoojung and KB

Monday, August 15, 2022 (Part 1) – FTISLAND, INI, NIK, WEi

Monday, August 15, 2022 (Part 2) – Isaac Voo, Golden Child, Kino, BM

Music Monday, August 22, 2022 (Part 1) – LUMINOUS, ONF, LUCY, BAE173

Music Monday, August 22, 2022 (Part 2) – Seongri, Song Yuvin, 1iL, The Boyz

Thursday, August 25, 2022 – ALAMAT and CIX

Thursday, September 1, 2022 – OnlyOneOf’s Junji, DKB, TEMPEST, BLANK2Y

Thursday, September 8, 2022 – ONEUS, Boy Story, VXON, SB19

Thursday, September 15, 2022 – Vincent, Kim Jae Hwan, Bernard Park, Kim Jaejoong

Thursday, September 22, 2022 – Ha Sung Woon, BXW, NOA, MUSTB

Thursday, October 6, 2022 – KINGDOM, ONEWE, MIRAE, CRAVITY

Filipino Friday, October 7, 2022 – 1st.One, Press Hit Play, BINI

Thursday, October 13, 2022 – Park Jihoon and Baekho

Saturday, October 15, 2022 – RoaD-B, DKZ, KISU, AB6IX

Monday, October 17, 2022 – Stray Kids, TREASURE, The Rose, TAN

Saturday Sounds, October 22, 2022 – WEi, UP10TION, Wonho and JO1

Monday, October 24, 2022 – N.Flying, ITZY, OnlyOneOf, DUSTIN

Friday, October 28, 2022 – ALAMAT’s “Pasulong” is a Must-Listen, Must-Experience Album!

Thursday, November 3, 2022 – Rie (OnlyOneOf), EPEX, ATBO, TFN

Monday, November 7, 2022 – OWV, YOUNITE, BGYO

Thursday, November 10, 2022 – NINE.i, HIGHLIGHT, Def., Kim Jonghyeon (JR)

Monday, November 14, 2022 – TRENDZ, Xdinary Heroes, AleXa, Lee Yi Kyung

Thursday, November 17, 2022 – JUST B, DRIPPIN, VICTON

Saturday Sounds, November 19, 2022 – “Burn” by CORBYN

Monday, November 21, 2022 – B.I, NIve, Kevin Oh

Filipino Friday, November 25, 2022 – Sheryn Regis, 1st.One, VXON and Zephanie, Sarah Geronimo

Monday, November 28, 2022 – TEMPEST, TO1, NTX, Gomak Boys



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