It’s been a while since the last K-Indie Chart, but we are going to revive this section because it’s important (and interesting) to understand how the Korean indie market works.

Electro pop-rock duo Peppertones tops the chart with their 5th album and we can also find their album debut ‘Colorful Express’. Female duo J Rabbit ranks second and rock band Wiretap In My Ear comeback with their 5th LP. Hip hop label Illionaire Records covers three places with ‘11:11’ and rapper Beenzino’s  ‘24:26’ (again, this is an absolute record!) and 2nd solo EP ‘Up All Night’ (definitely superior, though still not the Zino I expected). Electronic rock band Idiotape and their 2nd album also achieve a position in the top 10, along with rock quartet Thornapple and acoustic singer Kwon Young Chan’s 1st full album.

Other new on the chart are: funk trio Serengeti’s 4th album, electronic duo Glen Check’s sensational 1st album, singer Yi Sung Yol’s 3rd album, debut albums from metal  band Trashst and rock band Julia Dream.

This time my picks of the top 10 songs are the super chic “How Do I Look ?” by Beenzino,  “Airdrome” by Idiotape and the fantastic “낯선열대” by Thornapple.

Most popular albums:

  1. Peppertones (페퍼톤스) – 하이파이브 (HIGH-FIVE)
  2. J Rabbit (제이레빗) – STOP&GO
  3. Wiretap In My Ear (내 귀에 도청장치) – CUMULUS
  4. Illionaire Records – 11:11
  5. Beenzino (빈지노) – Up All Night
  6. Idiotape (이디오테잎) – TOURS
  7. Peppertones (페퍼톤스) – Colorful Express
  8. Beenzino (빈지노) – 2 4 : 2 6
  9. Thornapple (쏜애플) – 이상기후
  10. Kwon Young Chan (권영찬) – page end


  • 07. Peppertones (페퍼톤스) – Colorful Express
  • 10. Kwon Young Chan (권영찬) – page end
  • 12. Peppertones (페퍼톤스) – New Standard
  • 30. Serengeti (세렝게티) – Trio
  • 32. Glen Check (글렌체크) – Haute Couture
  • 33. Yi Sung Yol (이승열) – Why We Fail
  • 38. Trashst (쓰레기스트) – 새우사냥
  • 50. Julia Dream (줄리아드림) – Lay It Down On Me

Most popular songs:

  1. Peppertones (페퍼톤스) – 굿모닝 샌드위치맨 (Good Morning Sandwichman)    
  2. J Rabbit (제이레빗) – Round & Round
  3. Wiretap In My Ear (내 귀에 도청장치) – 구슬
  4. Illionaire Records – 11:11
  5. Beenzino (빈지노) – How Do I Look ?                                                                                                                 
  6. Idiotape (이디오테잎) – Airdrome                                                                                                      
  7. Peppertones (페퍼톤스) – Ready, Get Set, Go! (radio edit)
  8. Beenzino (빈지노) – Aquaman                                                                                                          
  9. Thornapple (쏜애플) – 낯선열대                                                                                       
  10. Kwon Young Chan (권영찬) – 안녕, 우주 (Goodbye, Universe)                                                    


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