Alright so I don't know how to label these 5 albums because they are a mix of pop, r&b, and hip hop...
But regardless they are some of my favorite albums ever and I wanted to share in case anyone was looking for new tunes!
WINNER - S/S
I love every single track on this album. The styling and execution of this debut was so perfect, and their talent is obvious in the fact that the members wrote and collaborated on most of the tracks. I've bolded some of the tracks you should really give a listen to!
Color Ring (컬러링)
Don't Flirt (끼부리지마)
I'm Him (걔 세)
Love is a Lie (척)
Tonight (이 밤)
Tablo - Fevers End (Part 1 + 2)
Tablo and Epik High as a whole made me fall in love with Korean hip hop. Their unique style will always make me think and listen deeper than any other group has ever made me do. Tablo's solo album blew me away and gave me hope when I most needed it - it will always have a huge part of my heart.
Bad (나쁘다) [feat. Jinsil]
Airbag (feat. Naul)
The Tide (밀물) [Scratch By DJ Friz]
Try (밑바닥에서) [feat. Bumkey]
Tomorrow (feat. Taeyang)
Trace (출처) [Scratch by DJ Tukutz]
Dear TV : 해열
Thank You for Breathing (고마운 숨) [feat. Yankie & Bong TaeGyu]
Zion.T - Red Light
This is the album that brought me back to the Korean R&B world after being away for too long. While many of the songs have a similar flare and tend to run together in my mind, Zion.T brought something fun and unique to the scene that honestly started it all up again.
Doop (feat. Verbal Jint)
She (feat. Beenzino)
Babay (feat. Gaeko)
지구온난화 (feat. YDG)
뻔한 멜로디 (feat. Crush)
Doop (inst.)10. Neon' / Director's Cut
Click Me (2013) (feat. Dok2)
Dynamic Duo - Lucky Numbers
Obviously Dynamic Duo had to be on this list. I didn't stop replaying this album for months after it came out and half of these songs are still my jaaaaam. Also be sure to check out their album Band of Dynamic Brothers.
진격의 거인 둘 (Return Of The Kings)
쌔끈해 (Three Dopeboyz) (feat. Zion.T)
거품 안 넘치게 따라줘 (Life Is Good) (Feat. Crush, DJ Friz)
BAAAM (feat. Muzie Of UV)
Airplane Mode (Feat. 이주한 혜원 Of Winterplay, Simo)
만루홈런 (Lee Dae Ho) (Feat. Supreme Team, DJ Friz)
슛 골인 (Shoot -- Goal In)
날개뼈 (Hot Wings) (feat. 효린 Of Sistar)
아침사랑 (Good Morning Love)
비극 Pt.2 (Tragedy Pt.2)
범죄야 범죄 (Crime Scene) (feat. 정재일)
가끔씩 오래 보자 (Shin Dong Yeop)
Epik High - Epilogue
Just do yourself a favor and listen to every Epik High album, ever. I can't pick a favorite so I just picked the first one that really came to mind. This album is more of a journey that needs all of the pieces. Listen to the album as a whole - not just individual tracks! And be sure to look up the lyric translations because Epik High is profound, really.
바보 (Fool) (featuring Bumkey)
비늘 (Scales) (featuring Yankie)
Coffee (featuring 성아)