Each year here at WDBM, the station staff votes for our favorite songs of the past year. I love year-end lists, and usually have no trouble contributing my votes, however when I looked at the hundreds of songs that have been added to The Impact’s daily rotation in the past year, I couldn’t find more than a few songs that I had even heard.
Sure, I’ve become somewhat discouraged with indie music – how can you not with band names like “Girls,” “Boat,” “Yuck,” or “Wire?” But this isn’t to say that indie rock isn’t good enough; it’s simply that in 2011, K-pop has become more relevant than ever. I’ve been immersed in it completely, and it’s highly addictive. If you’ve heard about the Korean Wave or K-pop and are wondering what it’s all about, keep reading. If you are more into indie music and would rather die than listen to pop music, KEEP READING.