• mariejuli

    where’s IU? I understand that this website really doesn’t like her, but you could at least add her mini-album

    • Fannie_SB

      IU didn’t release any mini-albums this year. Her last Korean studio album was Last Fantasy, which was released in November of 2011. Her last Korean mini-album was Real, which was released in December of 2010. Her last promoted Korean release, Spring of a Twenty Year Old, was in May of 2012 — but that was a single, not an album. Even if we look at Japanese releases (which are not included in our polls), there were no albums or minis released by IU in 2012.

      We strictly look at official release date to judge whether something even qualifies as a nominee for our Best of 2012 polls. Other sites or award shows may use different qualification standards, which is why songs like “You and I” and “Trouble Maker” (end of 2011) may appear on some lists.

      Hope that helps to clear things up!

  • http://twitter.com/AeisHDkpop UndyingBBCWarrior

    I feel bad that I voted for Block B because I only listened to theirs from the list but I have to say it’s really good with a lot of variety from hip-hop, R&B to Taeil’s ballad. What a pleasant surprise! 

    I really don’t feel like B.A.P’s releases are mini albums since they have only four full songs on them but whatever…

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      No Mercy has six songs. >_<

  • http://piggy68gal.tumbr.com/ piggy68gal

    I love Nell’s Slip Away. Full of gems. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rich-Pacheco/768263418 Rich Pacheco

    Definitely Younha’s Supersonic, even though I really loved Nell’s Slip Away, Primary’s.& Verbal Jint’s.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/shahirashera Shahirashera

    The whole Blockbuster album is the first time I listened to Block B but boy.. the album did its wonder. I wont say Im a BBC but it somehow makes me interested in the music they offer. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

    Seriously, Big Bang’s “Alive” is their strongest release in years. Each song was great and none were fillers. I’ve always considered myself a casual fan of theirs, but “Alive” has been on repeat for me since it was released.

  • Alixana_Tigana

    I’m a huge Xia fan and while I really enjoyed Tarantallegra, I feel Block B’s album was much better. IMO, strongest release of the year.
    As for the mini album, I like U-kiss, Wonder Girls, Big Bang and TTS, but I voted for TTS. I like how simple and sweet the songs on the album are. Great improvement from SM.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    Block B and Sunggyu.

  • LightsOUtAce

    Volume Up is fantastic.  As good as Still Alive is, I find myself with 4Minute’s songs stuck in my head more than any other.

    • zweiosterei

      Dude, I can’t agree more with you, Volume Up is just awesome. I’ve been saying it all along: it’s the mini album of the year hands down. It’s also 4minute’s best work to date.

  • ggoma

    Block B over Nell? smfh

    • TheJadeBullet

      As much as I love Block B, I have to agree. I voted for Nell.

    • TheJadeBullet

      As much as I love Block B, I have to agree. I voted for Nell.

  • xNoirX

    Where is my “Which idol should take classes in political correctness?” poll?  That’s the real important one, not these stoopid shitastic ones!

  • xNoirX

    Where is my “Which idol should take classes in political correctness?” poll?  That’s the real important one, not these stoopid shitastic ones!

  • sarajgh

    lol Epik High over Leessang. lol.

  • http://www.twitter.com/veiledheart veiledheart

    BTOB’s Press Play is actually my favorite mini of the year. It was so much better than their debut it’s not even funny. It actually took me from completely ignoring their presence to becoming a huge fan of theirs.  Every single song on it is great. No filler whatsoever. Stays on repeat. BUT it’s not on here sooooo….Shinee it is. 

  • http://www.twitter.com/veiledheart veiledheart

    BTOB’s Press Play is actually my favorite mini of the year. It was so much better than their debut it’s not even funny. It actually took me from completely ignoring their presence to becoming a huge fan of theirs.  Every single song on it is great. No filler whatsoever. Stays on repeat. BUT it’s not on here sooooo….Shinee it is. 

  • straighttohelvetica

    I am so hurt by how few votes miss A’s “Touch ” received. That mini was close to perfection.

  • straighttohelvetica

    I am so hurt by how few votes miss A’s “Touch ” received. That mini was close to perfection.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      Really? I loved “Lips”, but that’s really the only song that caught my attention. I thought Independent Woman Part III was better.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      Really? I loved “Lips”, but that’s really the only song that caught my attention. I thought Independent Woman Part III was better.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      Really? I loved “Lips”, but that’s really the only song that caught my attention. I thought Independent Woman Part III was better.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      Really? I loved “Lips”, but that’s really the only song that caught my attention. I thought Independent Woman Part III was better.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      Really? I loved “Lips”, but that’s really the only song that caught my attention. I thought Independent Woman Part III was better.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      Really? I loved “Lips”, but that’s really the only song that caught my attention. I thought Independent Woman Part III was better.

      • straighttohelvetica

        I like “Independent Woman, Part III,” too, don’t get me wrong. Actually, what I love most about miss A is that, generally, all of their minis/singles tend to be well produced and really gel with them as a group. “Touch” to me, tho, felt more cohesive than “Independent Woman” and I really loved the styling in their video. The package a whole just stands out as my favorite out of all their releases~

    • cecedee

      I voted for Miss A’s Touch :D I love all the songs in it except, ironically, Touch.

  • http://twitter.com/ShinEunKi09 Milagros Apaza Pilco

    I’m happy for Block B and Blockbuster ><! 

  • Ling Mok

    Every song in LeeSSang’s Unplugged is memorable

  • Ling Mok

    Every song in LeeSSang’s Unplugged is memorable