K-pop is a very fast-moving industry and there are times where you discover that the love you had for a group may not be there a few years later.
In an interesting new thread over on Reddit, K-pop fans got into a fascinating discussion about groups that they've become disinterested in after following them for some time. With Reddit being the home to a large number of fans who have diverse tastes and interests, the answers were certainly very interesting.
Here are some K-pop groups that fans have fallen out of love over time:
- I lost interest in EXO after Kris, Luhan, and Tao left. Now I pretty much only watch their music videos but don't keep up with anything else.
- SNSD after Jessica left - I lost interest in both SNSD and Jessica. It was strange, I didn't think I was that strongly OT9 but I guess there was something about that dynamic that worked for me. Not to mention that SNSD has been kinda phoning it in with their recent releases
I got into them around Sorry Sorry era and loved them though they never made it to the top as my ultimate bias group. But after a while, their songs just didn't appeal to me any more (MAMACITA was an exception) and now I don't bother with their activities. I do follow Heechul's variety shows pretty consistently but then again, he's always been my favorite from SUJU.
- AOA - I used to listen to them every day religiously until Good Luck came out, but it was so disappointing I started listening to them less and less. When Excuse Me and Bing Bing came out I got excited listening to them again and then Choa my favourite member left. Instantly lost interest again.
For me it has to be Block B. When I got into the group, I came in from the back of listening to NalinA and Nillila Mambo and just really enjoyed this rough image that tried to stand out from the flower groups. I also really enjoyed the elements of cheekiness from the group.
They went though a label change with some controversy but when Very Good and Jackpot came out, I was still happy they were pushing that same image. Her for me is the final hurrah, as they took the cheekiness to new levels.
After this though I just felt like the group dropped it all. I felt like Toy and A Few Years Later took themselves too seriously, while Yesterday was just ehh.
In the end the most recent songs have done so well and I am really happy for the guys, but unfortunately it's not the Block B I loved.
- Got7. I loved a lot of their old albums but they just aren't doing it for me musically anymore.
the music they put out is incredible, but watching them on variety shows is so painful, where i've become disinterested in the members because i find them so boring (except maybe jisoo). the rest i just feel like they're trying too hard to control their image (particulary jennie and rose, lisa seems to have gotten better) especially with the cute voices. i'll always love their music and on stage personas, but off-stage, not so much.
This might be a popular response: BTS. When I first got into kpop I watched their No Dream choreography so often, loved Boys in Luv, then Danger. It was around Need U I got disinterested beginning with the teasers with the dreamy-flower boy look. I loved the group for their dark image and they changed it up.
Other things happened, like their growing fandom overshadowing them, constant SNS updates, change of musical direction.
I don't hate the group I just don't love their newer stuff like their first couple comebacks.
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