Crazy for K-pop? Point your browser this waywww.annyoung.com
Annyoung.com bills itself as the world’s leading Internet source of Korean entertainment products. In addition to selling CDs, the site, based in Irvine, California, offers excellent critical reviews. The latest is of Lee Hyun-woo’s eighth album, “Da Painkiller.”
Music, media, drama, photo gallery, Top-10 charts, Soompi.com has it all. This is one of the most comprehensive Korean entertainment sites on the Web. You can download music videos or watch streaming video of selected Korean TV dramas.
If you think K-pop is for kids, think again. Although Soompi has a forum dedicated to kids, it has another for folks in their 20s and 30s.
This Webzine for Generation-X Korean-Americans includes short album reviews. If you click on the entertainment link, you’ll get a bevy of information, most of it U.S. mainstream entertainment.
Based in Los Angeles, this Web site also includes a Best of Koreatown ― best karaoke bar, best BBQ joint, best hair salon.
The domain name says it all. If you can’t get enough of your favorite stars, come here for photos, the latest gossip and background information. The profile list is rather short and the profiles themselves are only listings, but you can get lyrics in three versions: Konglish (a Korean-English hybrid), English and Korean. You can even chat with other fans.
by Joe Yong-hee