Melon & The Hankyoreh: The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2018)

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Melon & The Hankyoreh: The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2018)

Post by Pierre » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:53 pm

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 one was curated by Melon, an online e-commerce platform, in association with the Hankyoreh (a Korean newspaper) and a panel of 47 experts in the South Korean music scene. It was published in 2018. People who are interested will probably notice fast that it's extremely similar to the Kyunghang Shinmun-Gaseum Website one. It appears that the same methods and the same goals bring out the same results; some albums are even at the exact same rank as in the former list!

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/inmydrea ... elon-2018/


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1 | Yoo Jae-ha | Salanghagi ttaemun-e | 1987
2 | Deulgukhwa | Deulgukhwa | 1985
3 | Shin Jung Hyun & Yup Juns | Shin Jung Hyun & Yup Juns | 1974
4 | Kim Min-ki | Kim Min-ki | 1971
5 | Sanullim | Saenolae mo-eum | 1977
6 | Eotteonnal | Eotteonnal I: 1960-1965 | 1986
7 | Sanullim | Je2Jib | 1978
8 | Han Dae-soo | Meolgo meon-gil | 1974
9 | N.EX.T | The Return of N.EX.T Part 1 – The Being | 1994
10 | Lee Sang-eun | Gongmudohaga | 1995
11 | Jang Pil-soon | Naui Oeloum-i Neol Buleul Ttae | 1997
12 | Kim Hyun-chul | Vol. 1 | 1989
13 | 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]
14 | Siinkwa Chonjang | Siinkwa Chonjang 2 | 1986
15 | Salang-gwa Pyeonghwa | Handong-an Tteumhaess-eossji | 1978
16 | Kim Hyun-sik | Kim Hyun-sik III | 1986
17 | Han Young-ae | Balabonda | 1988
18 | Deli Spice | Deli Spice | 1997
19 | Deux | Force Deux | 1995
20 | Eotteonnal | Eotteonnal II | 1989
21 | Noizegarden | Noizegarden | 1996
22 | Seo Taiji and Boys | Seo Taiji and Boys | 1992
23 | Songolmae | Songolmae II | 1982
24 | 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]
25 | Jo Dong-Jin | Jo Dong-Jin | 1979
26 | No Brain | Cheongnyeon Pogdo Maengjinga/No | 2000 [the album is known by both titles: " Cheongnyeon Pogdo Maengjinga" or "No"]
27 | Sinchon Blues | Sinchon Blues II | 1989
28 | Cho Yong-Pil | Cho Yong-Pil 7Jib | 1985
29 | Jung Tae Choon & Park Eun Ok | 92nyeon Jangma, Jongno-eseo | 1993
30 | Lee So-ra | Nunsseopdal | 2004
31 | H2O | Today I – Oneul Naneun | 1993
32 | 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]
33 | Pipi Band | Munhwa Hyeogmyeong | 1995
34 | Sinawe | Heavy Metal Sinawe | 1986
35 | Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Kyeoul/SSAW | Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Kyeoul | 1988
36 | Garion | Garion | 2004
37 | Magma | Magma | 1981 [different band from the French one]
38 | 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]
39 | DJ Soulscape | 180g Beats | 2000
40 | U&Me Blue | Cry... Our Wanna Be Nation! | 1996
41 | Nachseon Salamdeul | Nachseon Salamdeul | 1993
42 | 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]
43 | Bichgwa Sogeum | Bichgwa Sogeum Vol. 1 | 1990
44 | Nolaeleul Chajneun Salamdeul | Nolaeleul Chajneun Salamdeul 2 | 1989
45 | Asoto Union | Sound Renovates a Structure| 2003
46 | Roller Coaster | Ilsangdabansa | 2000
47 | 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]
48 | Jo Dong-Ik | Dong-gyeong | 1994
49 | Dongmulwon | Du Beonjjae Nolaemo-eum | 1988
50 | Onnine Ibalgwan | Gajang Botongui Jonjae | 2008
51 | Crash | Endless Supply of Pain | 1994
52 | Seo Taiji and Boys | Seo Taiji and Boys II | 1993
53 | Jang Pil-soon | Soony 6 | 2002
54 | Siinkwa Chonjang | Sup | 1988
55 | 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"]
56 | E SENS | The Anecdote | 2015
57 | Shin Hae-chul | Myself | 1991
58 | Kim Jung Mi | Now | 1973
59 | Boohwal | Rock Will Never Die | 1986
60 | DJ DOC | The Life… Doc Blues 5% | 2000
61 | Panic | Mit | 1996
62 | Kim Doo Soo | Jayu Hon | 2002
63 | Lee Jung Sun | 30dae | 1985
64 | 015B | The Third Wave | 1992
65 | Lucid Fall | Lucid Fall | 2001
66 | Jung Tae Choon | Siin-ui Ma-eul | 1978
67 | Brown Eyes | Brown Eyes | 2001
68 | 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]
69 | Seo Taiji and Boys | Seo Taiji and Boys III | 1994
70 | Mot | Non-linear | 2004
71 | My Aunt Mary | Just Pop | 2004
72 | Sinchon Blues | Sinchon Blues | 1988
73 | Geomjeong Chima/The Black Skirts | 201 | 2008 [the band goes by both its name in Korean, "Geomjeong Chima" and their preferred translation in English, "The Black Skirts"]
74 | Lee Jang-hee | Geugeon Neo! | 1973
75 | Seoul Electric Band/Seoul Jeonja-eum Agdan | Life Is Strange | 2009 [the band goes by both its name in Korean, "Seoul Jeonja-eum Agdan" and their preferred translation in English, "Seoul Electric Band"]
76 | Various Artists | Uli Nolae Jeonsihoe | 1984 [tagged as a compilation, but it's just a various artists album]
77 | 3rd Line Butterfly/3hoseon Butterfly | Dreamtalk | 2012 [the band goes by both its name in Korean, "3hoseon Butterfly" and their preferred translation in English, "3rd Line Butterfly"]
78 | Boohwal | Boohwal II: Remember | 1987
79 | Lee Jang Hyuk | Lee Jang Hyuk Vol. 1 | 2004
80 | Yang Hee-eun | 1991 | 1991
81 | Yoon Sang | The 3rd: Clichè | 2000
82 | Seo Taiji and Boys | Seo Taiji & Boys IV | 1995
83 | Lee Seung-hwan | Human – The Different Side | 1995
84 | Onnine Ibalgwan | Bidulgineun Haneurui Jwi | 1996
85 | 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]
86 | Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Kyeoul/SSAW | Naui Aleumdaun Nolaega Dangsin-ui Ma-eum-eul Kkaekkeushage Hal Su Issdamyeon… | 1989
87 | Kim Kwang-seok | Nebeonjjae | 1994
88 | Kim Gun-mo | Kim Gun-mo 3/Jalmosdoen Mannam | 1995 [the cover art mentions "Kim Gun-Mo 3", but the album is also referred to by its most famous song, Jalmosdoen Mannam]
89 | Misoni | Drifting | 1998
90 | Onnine Ibalgwan | Huildam | 1998
91 | Panic | Panic | 1995
92 | Jeonlamhoe | Exhibition | 1994
93 | Hollow Jan | Rough Draft in Progress | 2006
94 | Chang Kiha wa Eolguldeul/Kiha & the Faces | Byeol-il Eobs-i Sanda | 2009 [Chang Kiha wa Eolguldeul is the Korean name of the band; Kiha & the Faces is their preferred English translation]
95 | An Chi Hwan | Naega Manil | 1995
96 | f(x) | Pink Tape | 2013
97 | Verbal Jint | Numyeong | 2008
98 | W | Where the Story Ends | 2005
99 | Yun Yeong Bae | Wiheomhan Segye | 2013
100 | Song Chang-sik | Salang-iya/Tohamsan | 1978




Here's the list in the Korean alphabet:

1 | 유재하 | 사랑하기 때문에 | 1987
2 | 들국화 | 들국화 | 1985
3 | 신중현과 엽전들 | 신중현과 엽전들 | 1974
4 | 김민기 | 김민기 |1971
5 | 산울림 | 새노래 모음 | 1977
6 | 어떤날 | 어떤날 I - 1960. 1965 | 1986
7 | 산울림 | 제2집 | 1978
8 | 한대수 | 멀고먼-길 | 1974
9 | N.EX.T | The Return of N.EX.T Part 1 – The Being | 1994
10 | 이상은 | 공무도하가 ~公無渡河歌~ | 1995
11 | 장필순 | 나의 외로움이 널 부를 때 | 1997
12 | 김현철 | Vol. 1 | 1989
13 | 이문세 | 이문세 4/사랑이 지나가면 - 깊은 밤을 날아서 | 1987
14 | 시인과 촌장 | 시인과 촌장 2 | 1986
15 | 사랑과 평화 | 한동안 뜸했었지 | 1978
16 | 김현식 | 김현식 III | 1986
17 | 한영애 | 바라본다 | 1988
18 | Deli Spice | Deli Spice | 1997
19 | Deux | Force Deux | 1995
20 | 어떤날 | 어떤날 II | 1989
21 | Noizegarden | Noizegarden | 1996
22 | 서태지와 아이들 | Seo Taiji & Boys | 1992
23 | 송골매 | 송골매 II | 1982
24 | 김광석 | 다시 부르기 II | 1995
25 | 조동진 | 조동진 | 1979
26 | No Brain | 청년폭도맹진가/怒 | 2000
27 | 신촌블루스 | 신촌블루스 II | 1989
28 | 조용필 | 조용필 7집 | 1985
29 | 정태춘 & 박은옥 | 92년 장마, 종로에서 | 1993
30 | 이소라 | 눈썹달 | 2004
31 | H2O | Today I - 오늘 나는 | 1993
32 | 김수철 | 작은거인 김수철 | 1983
33 | Pipi Band | 문화혁명 | 1995
34 | Sinawe | Heavy Metal Sinawe | 1986
35 | 봄여름가을겨울 | 봄여름가을겨울 | 1988
36 | Garion | Garion | 2004
37 | 마그마 | Magma | 1981
38 | 동물원 | 동물원/거리에서 - 변해가네 | 1988
39 | DJ Soulscape | 180g Beats | 2000
40 | 유앤미 블루 | Cry... Our Wanna Be Nation! | 1996
41 | 낯선 사람들 | 낯선 사람들 | 1993
42 | 이문세 | 이문세5/가로수 그늘 아래 서면 | 1988
43 | 빛과 소금 | 빛과 소금 Vol. 1 | 1990
44 | 노래를 찾는 사람들 | 노래를 찾는 사람들 2 | 1989
45 | Asoto Union | Sound Renovates a Structure| 2003
46 | Roller Coaster | 일상다반사/日常茶飯事 | 2000
47 | 작은 거인 | 작은거인 2집 | 1981
48 | 조동익 | 동경 | 1994
49 | 동물원 | 두 번째 노래모음 | 1988
50 | 언니네 이발관 | 가장 보통의 존재 | 2008
51 | Crash | Endless Supply of Pain | 1994
52 | 서태지와 아이들 | Seo Taiji and Boys II | 1993
53 | 장필순 | Soony 6 | 2002
54 | 시인과 촌장 | 숲 | 1988
55 | 조용필 | 창밖의 여자 | 1980
56 | E SENS | The Anecdote | 2015
57 | 신해철 | Myself | 1991
58 | 김정미 | Now | 1973
59 | 부활 | Rock Will Never Die | 1986
60 | DJ DOC | The Life… Doc Blues 5% | 2000
61 | Panic | 밑 | 1996
62 | 김두수 | 자유혼 | 2002
63 | 이정선 | 30대 | 1985
64 | 015B | The Third Wave | 1992
65 | Lucid Fall | Lucid Fall | 2001
66 | 정태춘 | 시인의 마을 | 1978
67 | Brown Eyes | Brown Eyes | 2001
68 | 전인권 & 허성욱 | 1979-1987 추억 들국화 | 1987
69 | 서태지와 아이들 | Seo Taiji and Boys III | 1994
70 | Mot | Non-linear | 2004
71 | My Aunt Mary | Just Pop | 2004
72 | 신촌블루스 | 신촌 Blues | 1988
73 | 검정치마/The Black Skirts | 201 | 2008
74 | 이장희 | 그건 너! | 1973
75 | 서울전자음악단/Seoul Electric Band | Life Is Strange | 2009
76 | 우리 노래 전시회 | 1984
77 | 3rd Line Butterfly/3호선 Butterfly | Dreamtalk | 2012
78 | 부활 | 부활 II: Remember | 1987
79 | 이장혁 | 이장혁 Vol. 1 | 2004
80 | 양희은 | 1991 | 1991
81 | 윤상 | The 3rd: Clichè | 2000
82 | 서태지와 아이들 | Seo Taiji & Boys IV | 1995
83 | 이승환 | Human – The Different Side | 1995
84 | 언니네이발관 | 비둘기는 하늘의 쥐 | 1996
85 | 양희은 | 아침이슬 | 1971
86 | 봄여름가을겨울 | 나의 아름다운 노래가 당신의 마음을 깨끗하게 할 수 있다면... | 1989
87 | 김광석 | 네번째 | 1994
88 | 김건모 | 김건모 3/잘못된 만남 | 1993
89 | 미선이 | Drifting | 1998
90 | 언니네 이발관 | 후일담 | 1998
91 | Panic | Panic | 1995
92 | 전람회 | Exhibition | 1994
93 | Hollow Jan | Rough Draft in Progress | 2006
94 | 장기하와 얼굴들/Kiha & the Faces | 별일 없이 산다 | 2009
95 | 안치환 | 내가 만일 | 1995
96 | f(x) | Pink Tape | 2013
97 | Verbal Jint | 누명 | 2008
98 | W | Where the Story Ends | 2005
99 | 윤영배 | 위험한 세계 | 2013
100 | 송창식 | 사랑이야/토함산 | 1978
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Re: Melon & The Hankyoreh: The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2018)

Post by Pauler » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:23 am

So the only K-Pop idols that made the cut is f(x) with Pink Tape. Well-deserved, I'd say because that is indeed the benchmark for album for an industry fixated on singles

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Re: Melon & The Hankyoreh: The 100 greatest South Korean albums of all time (2018)

Post by Jap123 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:50 am

Didn't realise Fantano knew so much about Korean music!

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