Kyunghang Shinmun & Gaseum webzine - The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2007)

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Kyunghang Shinmun & Gaseum webzine - The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2007)

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Disclaimer: I've been having these lists of Korean and Taiwanese albums sitting in my comp for years now, and the increasing frustration of not being able to do anything with them overcame me recently, so I decided to transliterate the lists so they could be shared here. However, I can hold my own a bit in Japanese, but I can't do shit in Korean and the Chinese languages. Therefore, I transcribed all the names and titles as best as I could, but the transcriptions herewith are to be taken with a salt mine, as they combine data available online, dubious search tricks, and, in last resort, my own Google Translate-assisted transcriptions. I had a somewhat easier time overall than I feared, as the Internet has spread well in Asia, but not all artists or albums have been mentioned or discussed by English-speaking users yet.

The transliteration of these languages is not helped by the fact that, contrary to Japanese which transliteration is well-defined, the official frames for transliteration of Korean or Chinese languages are not clear or are lousily enforced, and some sounds in both languages are transliterated in various ways (eo/oo/u in Korean, ch/zh/xh in Chinese…). The Internet has taken the habit of directly translating the album titles to avoid the issue, which is a luxury I wanted to avoid. Do we translate French, German or Spanish album titles for English-speaking audiences?

Both languages have specific additional issues. Korean albums are very often self-titled, or self-titled with a number; it seems to be a habit of their industry. So you guess how annoying it was to sort the stuff out. Chinese's issue is that they literally have two names: one in native Chinese, and one for foreign people. Most of them, at least. That's why in the Taiwan albums list, you will find a lot of notes, indicating the transliterated name and the "international" name for non-Chinese. For clarity… I hope?

I post the transliterated lists, but I also decided to post the lists in the native alphabet at the end each time, and this for two reasons: first, as I said, it was a completely amateurish endeavour, and maybe somewhat more skilful might come by and suggest better transliterations. The second reason is that you guys might want to check stuff on Youtube or Spotify despite the language barrier (one can dream), and using the Western alphabet will get you nowhere in your searches. You can try – surprisingly enough, a good amount of these albums are available around. Though sung in Korean and Chinese languages, so…




This list was made in collaboration between the printed magazine Kyunghyang Shinmun and the webzine Gaseum Webzine (now dead) in 2007. It was compiled by a panel of 56 people specialized in the South Korean scene.

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Samzpoke ... _all_time/
http://mydearkorea.blogspot.com/2012/09 ... atest.html


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1 | Deulgukhwa | Deulgukhwa | 1985
2 | Yoo Jae-ha | Salanghagi ttaemun-e | 1987
3 | Kim Min-ki | Kim Min-ki | 1971
4 | Eotteonnal | Eotteonnal I: 1960-1965 | 1986
5 | Sanullim | Saenolae Mo-eum | 1977
6 | Sanullim | Je2Jib | 1978
7 | Shin Jung Hyun & Yup Juns | Shin Jung Hyun & Yup Juns | 1974
8 | Han Dae-soo | Meolgo Meon-gil | 1974
9 | Deli Spice | Deli Spice | 1997
10 | Lee Sang-eun | Gongmudohaga | 1995
11 | Eotteonnal | Eotteonnal II | 1989 [according to all other sources, the list featured on RYM has an erroneous entry here with Lee Sang-eun | Salanghalkkeoya | 1989]
12 | Salang-gwa Pyeonghwa | Handong-an Tteumhaess-eossji | 1978
13 | Kim Hyun-sik | Kim Hyun-sik III | 1986
14 | Siinkwa Chonjang | Siinkwa Chonjang 2 | 1986
15 | Jang Pil-soon | Naui Oeloum-i Neol Buleul Ttae | 1997
16 | Lee Moon-sae | Lee Moon-sae 4/Sarangi jinagamyeon - Gip-eun bam-eul nal-aseo | 1987 [the album is identified as "Lee Moon-sae 4" on the CD, but Sarangi jinagamyeon - Gip-eun bam-eul nal-aseo are two songs from the album that are mentioned on the front cover art]
17 | Kim Hyun-chul | Vol. 1 | 1989
18 | Boohwal | Rock Will Never Die | 1986
19 | Han Young-ae | Balabonda | 1988
20 | H2O | Today I – Oneul Naneun | 1993
21 | Dongmulwon | Dongmulwon/Geolieseo - Byeonhaegane | 1988 [theoretically eponymous, but the album cover features the title of the two songs, just like for the Lee Moon-sae album]
22 | Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Kyeoul/SSAW | Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Kyeoul | 1988
23 | U&Me Blue | Cry... Our Wanna Be Nation! | 1996
24 | Seo Taiji and Boys | Seo Taiji and Boys | 1992
25 | Kim Kwang-seok | Dasi buleugi II | 1995 [tagged as a compilation on RYM and the Korean Wikipedia, but I understand it's actually a cover album]
26 | No Brain | Cheongnyeon Pogdo Maengjinga/No | 2000 [the album is known by both titles: " Cheongnyeon Pogdo Maengjinga" or "No"]
27 | Noizegarden | Noizegarden | 1996
28 | Jag-eun Geoin/Little Big Man | Jag-eun Geoin 2jib | 1981 [Little Big Man seems to be the band's favored translation for their name]
29 | Cho Yong-pil | Chang Bakkui Yeoja | 1980 [the album cover art features the title of three songs including this one, which I presume is the most famous as the album seems to be universally referred to by this title, or its translation, "The woman/girl outside the window"]
30 | Seo Taiji and Boys | Seo Taiji and Boys II | 1993
31 | Siinkwa Chonjang | Sup | 1988
32 | Sinawe | Heavy Metal Sinawe | 1986
33 | Magma | Magma | 1981 [different band from the French one]
34 | Onnine Ibalgwan | Bidulgineun Haneurui Jwi | 1996
35 | Deux | Force Deux | 1995
36 | Seo Taiji and Boys | Seo Taiji & Boys IV | 1995
37 | Nachseon Salamdeul | Nachseon Salamdeul | 1993
38 | N.EX.T | The Return of N.EX.T Part 1 – The Being | 1994
39 | Jo Dong-Jin | Jo Dong-Jin | 1979
40 | Jeon In-Kwon & Heo Sung-Wook | 1979-1987 Chueog Deulgukhwa | 1987 [tagged as a compilation on Rate Your Music and the Korean Wikipedia, but it seems to be a more complex case; Jeon In-Kwon was the leader of the band Deulgukhwa and this album seems to be made of re-recorded songs written during the Deulgukhwa era]
41 | U&Me Blue | Nothing's Good Enough | 1994
42 | Sinchon Blues | Sinchon Blues | 1988
43 | Dongmulwon | Du Beonjjae Nolaemo-eum | 1988
44 | Nolaeleul Chajneun Salamdeul | Nolaeleul Chajneun Salamdeul 1 | 1984
45 | Sinchon Blues | Sinchon Blues II | 1989
46 | Jo Dong-Ik | Dong-gyeong | 1994
47 | My Aunt Mary | Just Pop | 2004
48 | Songolmae | Songolmae II | 1982
49 | Lucid Fall | Lucid Fall | 2001
50 | Lee Moon-sae | Lee Moon-sae 5/Garosu Geuneul-arae Seomyeon | 1988 [on the album cover art it's Lee Moon-sae 5, but the album is sometimes referred to by its most famous song, Garosu Geuneul-arae Seomyeon]
51 | Pipi Band | Munhwa Hyeogmyeong | 1995
52 | Boohwal | Boohwal II: Remember | 1987
53 | Nolaeleul Chajneun Salamdeul | Nolaeleul Chajneun Salamdeul 2 | 1989
54 | Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Kyeoul/SSAW | Naui Aleumdaun Nolaega Dangsin-ui Ma-eum-eul Kkaekkeushage Hal Su Issdamyeon… | 1989
55 | Daseos Songalag | Daseos Songalag | 1985
56 | Jung Tae Choon | Siin-ui Ma-eul | 1978
57 | Seo Taiji and Boys | Seo Taiji and Boys III | 1994
58 | Kim Kwang-seok | Dasi Buleugi 1 | 1993 [tagged as a compilation like the second one, but I understand it's actually a cover album]
59 | Mot | Non-linear | 2004
60 | Asoto Union | Sound Renovates a Structure | 2003
61 | Kim Soo-chul | Jag-eun Geoin Kim Soo-chul/Little Big Man Kim Soo-chul | 1983 [Kim Soo-chul was a member of the band Jag-eun Geoin, which had an "official" translation for their name, Little Big Man. Since he titled his first albums by sticking the name of his band and his own name together, the album is known by both names]
62 | Jang Pil-soon | Soony 6 | 2002
63 | Jung Tae Choon & Park Eun Ok | 92nyeon Jangma, Jongno-eseo | 1993
64 | Huckleberry Finn | 18il-ui Suyoil | 1998
65 | DJ DOC | The Life… Doc Blues 5% | 2000
66 | Roller Coaster | Ilsangdabansa | 2000
67 | Yang Hee-eun | Achim iseul/Morning Dew | 1971 [I believe the album might have been eponymous originally, but is now known by its most famous song]
68 | Onnine Ibalgwan | Huildam | 1998
69 | Kim Doo Soo | Jayu Hon | 2002
70 | Misoni | Drifting | 1999
71 | Panic | Panic | 1995
72 | Various Artists | Uli Nolae Jeonsihoe | 1984 [tagged as a compilation, but it's just a various artists album]
73 | Sanullim | Je3Jib | 1978
74 | Kim Kwang-seok | Nebeonjjae | 1994
75 | Crash | Endless Supply of Pain | 1994
76 | Cho Yong-Pil | Cho Yong-Pil 7Jib | 1985
77 | DJ Soulscape | 180g Beats | 2000
78 | An Chi Hwan | Naega Manil | 1995
79 | Kang San-ae | Vol. 0 | 1992
80 | Jung Tae Choon | A, Daehan Minguk… - Jung Tae Choon 5 | 1990
81 | Garion | Garion | 2004
82 | Han Dae-soo | Muhandae | 1989
83 | Lee Jung Sun | 30dae | 1985
84 | Deux | Deuxism | 1993
85 | Huckleberry Finn | Ollaengpioui Byeol | 2004
86 | Yi Sung Yol | Inal, Ittae, Ijeueum-e…. | 2003
87 | Lee Jang Hyuk | Lee Jang Hyuk Vol. 1 | 2004
88 | Bichgwa Sogeum | Bichgwa Sogeum Vol. 1 | 1990
89 | Panic | Mit | 1996
90 | Tubbonje Tal | Tubbonje Tal | 2005
91 | Yang Hee-eun | 1991 | 1991
92 | Clazziquai Project | Instant Pig | 2004
93 | Kang San-ae | Naneun Sachungi | 1994
94 | Lee So-ra | Nunsseopdal | 2004
95 | Jeon In-kwon | Jeon In-kwon/Parangsae | 1988 [theoretically eponymous, but often referred to by the first song on the album, "Parangsae"]
96 | Sinawe | Down and Up | 1987
97 | W | Where the Story Ends | 2005
98 | Brown Eyes | Brown Eyes | 2001
99 | Lee Sang-eun | Oirupgo Utgin Gage | 1997
100 | Dong Seo Nam Bug | Aju Oraedoen Gi-eokgwa-e Jo-u | 1988



Here below the list in the Korean alphabet:


1 | 들국화 | 들국화 | 1985
2 | 유재하 | 사랑하기 때문에 | 1987
3 | 김민기 | 김민기 |1971
4 | 어떤날 | 어떤날 I - 1960. 1965 | 1986
5 | 산울림 | 새노래 모음 | 1977
6 | 산울림 | 제2집 | 1978
7 | 신중현과 엽전들 | 신중현과 엽전들 | 1974
8 | 한대수 | 멀고먼-길 | 1974
9 | Deli Spice | Deli Spice | 1997
10 | 이상은 | 공무도하가 ~公無渡河歌~ | 1995
11 | 어떤날 | 어떤날 II | 1989
12 | 사랑과 평화 | 한동안 뜸했었지 | 1978
13 | 김현식 | 김현식 III | 1986
14 | 시인과 촌장 | 시인과 촌장 2 | 1986
15 | 장필순 | 나의 외로움이 널 부를 때 | 1997
16 | 이문세 | 이문세 4/사랑이 지나가면 - 깊은 밤을 날아서 | 1987
17 | 김현철 | Vol. 1 | 1989
18 | 부활 | Rock Will Never Die | 1986
19 | 한영애 | 바라본다 | 1988
20 | H2O | Today I - 오늘 나는 | 1993
21 | 동물원 | 동물원/거리에서 - 변해가네 | 1988
22 | 봄여름가을겨울 | 봄여름가을겨울 | 1988
23 | 유앤미 블루 | Cry... Our Wanna Be Nation! | 1996
24 | 서태지와 아이들 | Seo Taiji & Boys | 1992
25 | 김광석 | 다시 부르기 II | 1995
26 | No Brain | 청년폭도맹진가/怒 | 2000
27 | Noizegarden | Noizegarden | 1996
28 | 작은 거인 | 작은거인 2집 | 1981
29 | 조용필 | 창밖의 여자 | 1980
30 | 서태지와 아이들 | Seo Taiji and Boys II | 1993
31 | 시인과 촌장 | 숲 | 1988
32 | Sinawe | Heavy Metal Sinawe | 1986
33 | 마그마 | Magma | 1981
34 | 언니네이발관 | 비둘기는 하늘의 쥐 | 1996
35 | Deux | Force Deux | 1995
36 | 서태지와 아이들 | Seo Taiji & Boys IV | 1995
37 | 낯선 사람들 | 낯선 사람들 | 1993
38 | N.EX.T | The Return of N.EX.T Part 1 – The Being | 1994
39 | 조동진 | 조동진 | 1979
40 | 전인권 & 허성욱 | 1979-1987 추억 들국화 | 1987
41 | 유앤미 블루 | Nothing's Good Enough | 1994
42 | 신촌블루스 | 신촌 Blues | 1988
43 | 동물원 | 두 번째 노래모음 | 1988
44 | 노래를 찾는 사람들 | 노래를 찾는 사람들 1 | 1984
45 | 신촌블루스 | 신촌블루스 II | 1989
46 | 조동익 | 동경 | 1994
47 | My Aunt Mary | Just Pop | 2004
48 | 송골매 | 송골매 II | 1982
49 | Lucid Fall | Lucid Fall | 2001
50 | 이문세 | 이문세5/가로수 그늘 아래 서면 | 1988
51 | Pipi Band | 문화혁명 | 1995
52 | 부활 | 부활 II: Remember | 1987
53 | 노래를 찾는 사람들 | 노래를 찾는 사람들 2 | 1989
54 | 봄여름가을겨울 | 나의 아름다운 노래가 당신의 마음을 깨끗하게 할 수 있다면... | 1989
55 | 다섯손가락 | 다섯손가락 | 1985
56 | 정태춘 | 시인의 마을 | 1978
57 | 서태지와 아이들 | Seo Taiji and Boys III | 1994
58 | 김광석 | 다시 부르기 1 | 1993
59 | Mot | Non-linear | 2004
60 | Asoto Union | Sound Renovates a Structure| 2003
61 | 김수철 | 작은거인 김수철 | 1983
62 | 장필순 | Soony 6 | 2002
63 | 정태춘 & 박은옥 | 92년 장마, 종로에서 | 1993
64 | Huckleberry Finn | 18일의 수요일 | 1998
65 | DJ DOC | The Life… Doc Blues 5% | 2000
66 | Roller Coaster | 일상다반사/日常茶飯事 | 2000
67 | 양희은 | 아침이슬 | 1971
68 | 언니네 이발관 | 후일담 | 1998
69 | 김두수 | 자유혼 | 2002
70 | 미선이 | Drifting | 1999
71 | Panic | Panic | 1995
72 | 우리 노래 전시회 | 1984
73 | 산울림 | 제3집 | 1978
74 | 김광석 | 네번째 | 1994
75 | Crash | Endless Supply of Pain | 1994
76 | 조용필 | 조용필 7집 | 1985
77 | DJ Soulscape | 180g Beats | 2000
78 | 안치환 | 내가 만일 | 1995
79 | 강산에 | Vol.0 | 1992
80 | 정태춘 | 아, 대한민국… - 정태춘5 | 1990
81 | Garion | Garion | 2004
82 | 한대수 | 무한대 | 1989
83 | 이정선 | 30대 | 1985
84 | Deux | Deuxism | 1993
85 | Huckleberry Finn | 올랭피오의 별 | 2004
86 | 이승열 | 이날, 이때, 이즈음에.... | 2003
87 | 이장혁 | 이장혁 Vol. 1 | 2004
88 | 빛과 소금 | 빛과 소금 Vol. 1 | 1990
89 | Panic | 밑 | 1996
90 | 두번째 달 | 두번째 달 | 2005
91 | 양희은 | 1991 | 1991
92 | Clazziquai Project | Instant Pig | 2004
93 | 강산에 | 나는 사춘기 | 1994
94 | 이소라 | 눈썹달 | 2004
95 | 전인권 | 전인권/파랑새 | 1988
96 | Sinawe | Down and Up | 1987
97 | W | Where the Story Ends | 2005
98 | Brown Eyes | Brown Eyes | 2001
99 | 이상은 | 외롭고 웃긴 가게 | 1997
100 | 동서남북 | 아주 오래된

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