After observing Bugs indie music chart for a few weeks, I can say that one thing I like about it is how it reminds me of good old songs I haven’t listened to for a while. By old I don’t mean from just a few months back, but as much as a few years. Last week I was happy to find that now defunct Dorothy Band‘s 소풍 from 2004 had re-entered the list at place 72, and this week it had even climbed 19 places to 53.
The chart is compiled considering the songs purchased from (50%) and listened to at Bugs (50%), but I have no idea how many purchases+listens are usually required during a week for a song to make it to the list. As much as I like finding old songs on the list, I can’t help but think that it would be better if more weight was put on the purchased songs to make the chart a bit fresher. Of course with the current way those solid tracks that shouldn’t be missed can be recognized by more people and that’s a good thing, but personally I would probably prefer two separate charts more.
Bugs Indie TOP10 – October 4, 2009
1. Siamese – 기억에 기억을 더해…
2. Lee Sung Woo – 널 만나러 가는 길
3. Cocore – 유체이탈 [@ club dgbd 090912]
4. Cryim – 사랑은 독약처럼
5. Playgirl – 해피매니아 [Beatball MySpace]
6. Noisecat – All Together Now
7. Julia Hart – 돌아와 [MySpace]
8. Telepathy – 넌 마치 UFO [MV]
9. Hush Creek – 타임머신
10. Broccoli, you too? – 앵콜요청금지 [@ Street Sound Take 1]
The new additions to the TOP100 list are the following:
13. Gayo Top 10 – 오직 하나뿐인 그대 [MySpace]
54. Unique-Shadow – 오늘 빨래 맑음 (Femme 메론씨)
58. S.I.D-Sound – 낙원의 꽃 [product demo]
75. Saechi – 홈런왕 이종욱
79. Lee Sung Woo – 비 오는 거리에서
92. Lee Sung Woo – 산골 소년
Most successful newcomer this week is Lee Sung Woo that saw three out of four songs from digital single debut 널 만나러 가는 길 enter the top 100 (the only missing track is called Stalk). Released September 25 it’s supposed to contain a combination of modern rock and funk.
S.I.D-Sound, short for “Studio. Innocent Dreamer-Sound project team”, does a lot of game music, but also releases the occasional single or album. The third full length album, 낙원의 꽃, was released on September 22. From what little I’ve heard their style of music goes in the same vein as that commonly associated with soundtracks of Japanese 90s anime series.
Saechi’s second digital single, Homerun King Lee Jong Ook, was released September 23 – not even two weeks after single debut 스딴뜨도웨. From what little I could understand of the release info, Saechi is all about fun music and this latest song is some kind of rock trot tune.