Music in Korea Besides KPop

Korean Music Other Than KPOP

Although I’m not a huge fan of Kpop, I have nothing against it. I just wanna give some love to some other artists out there in other genres that may not get as much play as all the idol groups. The artists above don’t necessarily reflect how popular they are, but they are the ones I know well and some of my favs. Don’t take it personally if your favorite is not on here. It’s just a quick list I wanted to come up with to share with those of you who are looking for something other than the standard Kpop fare from time to time.

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  • nereus719
    Nov 8,2015 at 7:00 am


  • TLay Lay
    Aug 17,2015 at 1:54 am

    I really enjoy kpop, but over the past 3 years I’ve been listening to other korean music genres. Indie and hip-hop are probably my fav next to kpop. 🙂

  • Lady_Aeryn
    Aug 11,2015 at 5:02 am


  • 나나
    Jul 12,2015 at 3:42 pm

    It’s nice that you included TRAX in spite of being one of SM bands. They used to be my favorite band 🙂

    I don’t know if you heard of this band, it is not very famous, 홀로그램 필름, they kind of mix a lot of styles, give it a try if you want. I like their song “Dead End” a lot.

  • Alexis
    Apr 1,2015 at 6:09 pm

    Loooove this list! Sometimes it’s hard to find korean music that isn’t kpop.

  • Michael Hwang
    Mar 29,2015 at 12:44 am

    Dominic, who’s your favorite Korean hip-hop artist??

  • Marit
    Mar 26,2015 at 11:06 am

    I must say that I’m quite fond of Urban Zakapa, Standing Egg and J Rabbit!

  • leelandluver
    Mar 26,2015 at 4:31 am

    Nice. 🙂 Many I’ve heard of before, but also lots I haven’t. I love discovering new music! Btw, I think the hangeul for “Primary” is wrong. Looks like you accidentally wrote 페퍼톤스 twice. . .

    • Dominic 'Dom' Dinkins
      Mar 26,2015 at 6:25 am

      Thanks! I just corrected it.

  • Fitri Amalia
    Mar 26,2015 at 12:22 am

    Cn blue & ft. Island are idol rock band. Not rock band. Btw there is no jung joonyoung? He is solo rocker

    • Dominic 'Dom' Dinkins
      Mar 26,2015 at 6:26 am

      Like I said these are just some of my personal favs.

    • Patrick07
      Aug 2,2015 at 4:44 am

      CNBLUE & F.T.Island are more PopRock band than a rock band

  • lil_fattie
    Mar 25,2015 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you!~
    But.. what about F.T Island?
    they are a good rock band

    • Mar 25,2015 at 6:22 pm

      I would argue that they are an idol rock band and not really rock lol

    • Patrick07
      Aug 2,2015 at 4:43 am

      they’re more a kind of Kpoprock band not a pure rock itself

  • Mar 25,2015 at 12:09 pm

    This is a great list! I know and love a large majority of these too ^^ but there are some I don’t know, which now I’m looking forward to checking out. Thank you!

    • Dominic 'Dom' Dinkins
      Mar 25,2015 at 12:14 pm

      No prob! Hope you find some you like 🙂

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