1. Throwback Wonders: Infinite
Infinite draws a lot from the 1980s musically. For those who like throwback sounds, Infinite is definitely worth a shot!
2. The Big Bang Collection
Big Bang is a jack-of-all-trades group, covering hip-hop, dance, R&B, and pop. Their diversity has something for everyone. In 2012, they held a world tour and made stops in the U.S. The New York Times named their Alive Galaxy Tour one of the best in 2012.
3. Roy Kim's Mellow Sound
Roy Kim is fairly new to the Kpop world. After winning Super Star K4, Kim has made a name for himself with his sweet ballads. Roy Kim appeals to older and younger audiences alike.
"Love Love Love"
"Bom Bom Bom"
4. Indie Kings: Nell
Lead vocalist Kim Jong-Wan has a retro-feel to his voice (some older audiences can connect the feel to the 1970s group ELO) which makes Nell stand apart in today's Kpop industry.
"Ocean of Light"
"Standing in the Rain"
5. Jazzy Soul Ladies: Lim Kim, Lee-Hi, ALi
While the industry seems dominated by idol groups, there are artists who show their soulful sides that will definitely catch the person who loves soul, jazz, and powerful voices.
Lim Kim "All Right"
Lee Hi "Rose"
6. For Those Who Love Motivation and Thinking
There are some Kpop songs that are great motivational songs in life, love, and even working out, and there are some that require some thinking in order to get the whole message. Try these to see what happens.
Kim Hyun Joong "Unbreakable"
7. Rock Represent
There are several K-Rock bands making waves. While the music is not as prominent as idol group music, it may interest those who enjoy rock music or adult contemporary sounds.