Multifacetedacg Presents: An Album a Day

Multifacetedacg Presents: An Album a Day

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You already binge on K-pop. Now, it's time to know a little about everything with your favorite Korean music historian! Journey through the entire catalog of some of Korean entertainment's most popular artists and become familiar with lesser known acts with this "shortcast."

"An Album a Day" is associated with content from The Great Moments. The Great Moments, Korean music commentary and history YouTube channel developed by Multifacetedacg (Ashley Griffin), is a spin-off from her Great Moments in Production & Delivery series.
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You already binge on K-pop. Now, it's time to know a little about everything with your favorite Korean music historian! Journey through the entire catalog of some of Korean entertainment's most popular artists and become familiar with lesser known acts with this "shortcast."

"An Album a Day" is associated with content from The Great Moments. The Great Moments, Korean music commentary and history YouTube channel developed by Multifacetedacg (Ashley Griffin), is a spin-off from her Great Moments in Production & Delivery series.
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100% “Re:tro” (2019) + Final Thoughts
As we conclude the 100% experience with their latest album, Ashley comes to the realization that all idol groups cannot be created equal. The path towards career success has many footsteps of a different size, indeed.
08:56
November 11, 2019
100% “Sunshine” (2018)
Released a few months after the untimely passing of their former leader, 100% made a cohesive return to the K-pop charts after a long hiatus.
10:54
November 8, 2019
100% “Sketchbook” (2017)
Following the groups Japanese debut in January 2017, they released their fourth mini album on February 22 with the title track “Sketch U.” The EP is the first to challenge the group’s initial impressions on #a3day for certain.
11:51
November 7, 2019
100% “TIME LEAP” (2016)
With the departure of one group member just weeks before the release of this EP, things sound as if the focus was more on Japan and not on advancing their Korean audience.
12:04
November 6, 2019
100% “BANG The BUSH” (2014)
With a tongue-in-cheek EP album name such as this, Ashley hopes it’s the bang that can set 100% apart from other boy bands during this era in 2014,
10:22
November 5, 2019
100% “We, 100%” (2012) and “Real 100%” (2013)
South Korean boy band 100% (Korean: 백퍼센트) is a K-pop group currently comprised of four members: Rockhyun, Joghean, Chanyong, and Hyukjin. The group was originally a seven-member set but has experienced changes since its debuted in 2012 on TOP Media. TOP Media is a label formed by Shinhwa member Andy Lee.
10:54
November 4, 2019
2NE1 Final Thoughts
Unscripted and authentic, Ashley shares her final thoughts on the collective discography of 2NE1. Anchor.fm exclusive listeners can hear snippets of select songs from the publicly available Spotify playlist, “#A3Day Highlights” while listening to this episode.
29:57
October 31, 2019
2NE1 "Crush" (2014)
The final project of the foursome formerly known as 2NE1 was historic, period. *Clears throat* Period.
16:05
October 25, 2019
2NE1 “2NE1” (2011)
More than the music led to this album being voted the best album of 2011 at the 3rd MelOn Music Awards... there was “strategery.”
18:16
October 21, 2019
2NE1 “To Anyone”
After a positive debut, 2NE1 returned just over a year later with their first studio album. The album provided an opportunity for the members to show their unique colors with solos and duets.
11:15
October 18, 2019
2NE1 “2NE1: The 1st Mini Album”
Get your “awws” and “uwu” feelings in order because Ashley’s beloved girl group debuts on the show. The biography presented here is directly referenced from Wikipedia: “2NE1 was a South Korean girl group composed of Bom, CL, Dara, and Minzy, formed by YG Entertainment in 2009. After appearing alongside boy band Big Bang in the song "Lollipop", a promotional single for LG Electronics, the group rose to fame with the release of their two eponymous extended plays, 2NE1 (2009) and 2NE1 (2011), and two studio albums, To Anyone (2010) and Crush (2014). All peaked at the number one position on the Gaon Album Chart.”
25:17
October 17, 2019
2NB: Final Thoughts
A short group discography is swiftly addressed in an honest recap of both “2comfortable” and “Old Memory.” Will the duo place highly or somewhere in the middle for their overall ranking?
09:51
October 16, 2019
2NB "Noonsiul (눈시울)" (2008)
In this episode, we become familiar with OST mainstays 2NB. 2NB (Korean: 투앤비) is a South Korean R&B duo formed by Friday Entertainment in 2006. The duo consisted of Heo Solji and Kim Song-yi. They released their debut single "The First Fragrance" on March 31, 2006. The group disbanded in 2012. Shortly afterward, Heo Solji became the main singer of the girl group EXID, which debuted that same year. Also, Kim Song-yi became the lead singer of the girl group Blady, which was in 2015. In 2016, 2NB came back with two new members Son Yoo-na and Kim Hyo-jin. [Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2NB]
13:37
October 11, 2019
Special Episode Part 2: The Facts & Fan Explanations of NCT
Ashley shares the history of SM Entertainment boy band NCT between the years of 2008 and 2018. NCT will receive its discography reviews later in the podcast schedules.
17:19
October 8, 2019
Special Episode Part 1: SMTOWN Museum
Ashley is joined by Cy, co-host of The Daily Plug podcast, on a field trip to the SMTOWN MUSEUM for podcast research (and fangirling) purposes. SMTOWN MUSEUM is a vast collection of K-pop memorabilia and historical artifacts of SM Entertainment’s 30+ years in the music industry. The museum is located within the COEX in Gangnam, South Korea.
34:15
October 7, 2019
2PM: Final Thoughts
As the first stand-alone discography recap for the podcast, Ashley maximizes on the opportunity to ramble about K-pop, production choices, and Korean-to-English translations. She also shares her overall discography rankings and theories about the 2PM’s future at JYP Entertainment. NOTICE: Anchor.fm listeners will be able to hear snippets or full portions of select songs. Visit anchor.fm in your App Store if you’d like to experience the music. Or, visit the public Spotify playlist, #A3Day Highlights, and listen at your own leisure.
21:40
October 4, 2019
Special Episode 0: SuperM “Jopping” Debut
Formed in 2019 under the combined efforts of South Korea’s SM Entertainment and the United States’ Capitol Music Group, SuperM is a K-pop supergroup is seven members. The boy band is comprised of members from SM Entertainment groups SHINee, EXO, NCT, and WayV. The “K-pop Avengers” lineup are: Byun Baekhyun (EXO), Lee Taemin (SHINee), Kim Jongin (EXO), Lee Taeyong (NCT), Ten (NCT, WayV), Lucas (NCT, WayV), and Mark Lee (NCT).
08:34
October 4, 2019
2PM “Gentlemen’s Game”
The sixth Korean album (eleventh overall) by 2PM is a solid send off prior to the start of their military service. From eclectic electronic vibes, to smooth R&B that’s sure to get you moving, the industry seniors proved that they know exactly what it takes to mature with the body of work and to sustain a K-pop career for this long.
12:42
October 3, 2019
2PM “No.5”
“If ‘Grown’ was grown, then this album is GROWN-grown ‘grown!’” Ashley battles with the #a3day ranking for 2PM’s fifth Korean studio album. Will she round things out or avoid a ranking altogether?
12:46
October 2, 2019
2PM “Go Crazy!”
As we inch further towards the end of 2PM’s Korean discography, Ashley comes to the realization that she enjoys this album but also can’t remember which song led to her prolonged amnesia. Seriously.
07:33
October 1, 2019
2PM “Still 02:00PM” and “Grown”
We squeeze in two album reviews into one with a bit of vagueness to motivate you to listen. Could these albums really be worth the ranking that Ashley’s given them?
11:44
September 26, 2019
2PM “Hands Up”
The gentlemen have shown that they came to dominate the scene with their beastly ways. How’d the fair on their second studio album? Also, dogs. Loud dogs.
10:43
September 24, 2019
2PM "1:59PM"
Nostalgia gets a hold on Ashley as she weaves in and out of fangirling and quality commentary on 2PM.  2PM (Korean: 투피엠) is a South Korean boy group that currently consists of members Jun. K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung. Originally part of the eleven-member boy band One Day, this subgroup brought energy and "jimseung-dol" (jimseung means an "animal" or "beast" in Korean) like no other onto the scene. In fact, the demand for what they brought to the table during their 2008 - 2009 debut is reflected in the 110,000+ copies of this album sold in Korea.
21:48
September 17, 2019
2AM "Let's Talk" and Final Thoughts
Although their lowest selling album overall, "Let's Talk" (2014) was a standout. How did the gentlemen of 2AM rank both with this JYP Entertainment project and overall?
10:18
September 16, 2019
2AM "Nocturne"
As the group's project under Big Hit Entertainment, 2AM departs with their shortest EP yet.
08:33
June 4, 2019
2AM “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Way of Love”
At just over 21 minutes in length, this extended play lives up to the name of the popular Jazz Age author it’s named after.
11:56
June 1, 2019
2AM "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die" + "I Was Wrong"
A debut EP that was reissued into a full-length album set a tone that 2AM rose above tremendously by the time they released their first full studio album. Could this One Day-themed introduction win you over as a fan today?
10:27
May 30, 2019
2AM "One Spring Day"
Back-to-back high rankings is a first for An Album A Day but 2AM successfully pulls it off with their sophomore effort.
09:41
May 29, 2019
2AM "Saint o'Clock"
Get your ears ready for the musical styling (and Ashley's happy squeals) of 2AM.  2AM (Korean: 투에이엠) is a South Korean boy group that consisted of members Jo Kwon, Lee Changmin, Lim Seulong and Jeong Jinwoon. Originally part of the eleven-member boy band One Day, this subgroup focused on well-executed ballads with pop flair.
10:41
May 29, 2019
15& "Sugar"
 15& (Korean: 피프틴앤드, also known as Fifteen And) is a South Korean female duo formed by JYP Entertainment in 2012, consisting of Park Jimin and Baek Yerin. The ladies came onto the scene with a solid 10-track album that ranks highly on the A3Day recommendations scale. 
10:50
May 27, 2019
1TYM "One Way" and Final Thoughts
1TYM closed the chapter on their time together in late 2005, leaving fans with a solid final album. Was it really the end? And what about the overall discography?
11:09
May 15, 2019
1TYM "Once N 4 All"
Did the guys recover from the choices made with their last album? Which member stepped up to save the day? 
09:17
May 14, 2019
1TYM "Third Time Fo Yo' Mind"
The gentlemen make a swift turnaround from their 2000 album and stop at an unexpected spot. The first generation group's lowest-ranked Korean music charts album is discussed.
12:36
May 13, 2019
1TYM "2nd Round"
The sophomore album from 1TYM showed growth that took almost two years to release. What differentiates this from the debut album?
15:15
May 10, 2019
1TYM "One Time For Your Mind"
On the premiere episode, we're taking you all the way back to the early days of YG Entertainment with hip-hop group 1TYM (Korean: 원타임). Their debut album, "One Time For Your Mind" was released November 17, 1998 and is one of their most popular releases. 
12:17
April 14, 2019
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