I’ve already written a post sampling my favorite tracks released in 2015, but I want to dive deeper into something that made 2015 special: the quality of releases by female artists. A few big names, like Sistar, AOA, and even my usual perennial favorite Girls’ Generation, were disappointments. But on the whole, from the music to the visuals to the dances, 2015 was a year of leading women and women leading.
Many great tracks came out this year, some from established names, others from rookie groups and small companies. It was difficult to narrow down my expansive running list, but this should give you an idea of what excited me in K-pop in 2015 and what I’d like to see more of in the coming year.