AOTY 2023

서울여자 [SOUL LADY]

유키카 [YUKIKA] - 서울여자 [SOUL LADY]
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2020 Ratings: #35
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They offer just the right changes of pacing for the record’s 35-minute runtime to play out with as much contour as concentration, both to extremes. And so it is that Soul Lady slaps like no-one’s business.


It isn't K-Pop, it's Yukika-Pop!

I have finally decided to listen and review this album. A lot of questions ran through my brain before listening. Is it overrated? Is it everything people say it is? Does it push the boundaries of K-Pop? Could something like this even come impress me in the slightest bit?

Oh yes, it does! She wasn't wrong when she called herself the Soul Lady!

You've gotta admit, this is a feel good album. This is definitely a staple in the genre of K-Pop, and really thinking ... read more


Shout out to albums that start with strings.
Gotta be one of my favorite genders.

This is city pop at it's finest, has one of the best vocal performances and production in the entire genre and it just sounds beautiful. Also shout out to the snare on "SOUL LADY", It is the single best thing that's happened to mankind since the fucking wheel.


It is great to know that this type of music can exist in the K-Pop industry. This album is fantastic, with retro tunes blending seamlessly with great production quality, bringing back the Citypop aesthetic to listeners. Obvious examples of Citypop are Soul Lady, Neon, Shade etc. Apart from Citypop, Yukika also steps her foot into different types of music, like the Korean R&B-themed A Day For Love, the modern wacky electro-pop-themed Pit-a-pet etc, and all songs still fit the general fluffy ... read more


After Yukika's announcement yesterday that she will not make any more music, I thought I would finally give her work some well-deserved reviews. Yukika's soulful and classic take on city pop has long held a special place in my heart; nobody captures the city pop spirit quite like she does.

Originally from Japan, she moved to South Korea in the 2010's to pursue a Korean music career. After taking part in multiple temporary projects and shows, Yukika released her first Korean solo song ... read more


lavish production and competent singing make for a striking modern city pop experience. mad i didn't check this out sooner.


So far one of my favorite k-pop albums, although at times the songs are bland and the production is very anti-climactic.

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Added on: July 12, 2020