Article: Idol groups have reached their limit... they are no longer a 'trend' or a 'role model'
Source: TV Daily via Nate
Editorial type article talking about how idols have oversaturated the market to the point where they're no longer special or important. The article says that even idols themselves have realized this, as most of them are jumping ship to launch careers in other areas like acting. In December, there hasn't been one idol song in the top 20 on the digital charts on Gaon. Listeners complain that no matter how many idol songs pour out into the market each day, there's nothing to listen to.
On the contrary, idols are finding greater success in other areas like their acting careers or on variety shows. The music market is also seeing more spotlight given to solo acts like Lee Seung Gi, Lee Hi, Juniel, all of whom are in the top 10.
1. [+1,773, -332] Songs these days have no depth or meaning to them. I'm in my early 20s and I like g.o.d.'s "Lies" better than Big Bang's "Lies"...
2. [+1,479, -188] They're all dead the minute Park Hyo Shin releases a new album
3. [+1,349, -64] I think they've reached their limit now... Just a few years ago, there were national songs like Big Bang's Lies, Wonder Girls' Tell Me, and SNSD's Gee... but now, whenever idols release an album and it doesn't garner a positive response, they come right back the next month with a new album. Then they go overseas because it's obviously not working in Korea anymore...
4. [+185, -20] One of the few respectable articles I've read in a while. I feel that the downfall of idols was brought about upon themselves. They should've known to bow their heads the more fame they garnered but instead they caused more havoc and scandals the higher they got. And of course, their stupid fangirls would be right alongside them defending every single mistake, which only made their image worse. Thanks to shows like I Am a Singer, the publics' ears are not what they used to be and they're becoming more aware to what's autotuned and what's a hook song. Idol music has no place in our market anymore.
5. [+160, -8] An article of this quality is a rarity. This journalist really knows what the real reason behind the downfall of idols is. So please, stop with the debutsㅡㅡ