K-pop group BTS have hit big in the international market with Dynamite – but is the track really lightning in a bottle, or just all flash? Photo: AFP Photo/Big Hit EntertainmentK-pop group BTS have hit big in the international market with Dynamite – but is the track really lightning in a bottle, or just all flash? Photo: AFP Photo/Big Hit Entertainment
K-pop group BTS have hit big in the international market with Dynamite – but is the track really lightning in a bottle, or just all flash? Photo: AFP Photo/Big Hit Entertainment
Andre Neveling
Opinion

Opinion

Andre Neveling

BTS’ Dynamite and Blackpink’s Ice Cream are finally here, but is this really the best K-pop can offer the American music charts?

From a stock library beat to inane choruses, neither song impresses nor showcases the bands’ flair – BTS and Blackpink should focus on what made them different in the first place and not be afraid to show their Korean take on pop music

K-pop group BTS have hit big in the international market with Dynamite – but is the track really lightning in a bottle, or just all flash? Photo: AFP Photo/Big Hit EntertainmentK-pop group BTS have hit big in the international market with Dynamite – but is the track really lightning in a bottle, or just all flash? Photo: AFP Photo/Big Hit Entertainment
K-pop group BTS have hit big in the international market with Dynamite – but is the track really lightning in a bottle, or just all flash? Photo: AFP Photo/Big Hit Entertainment
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