After School Releases “Shh,” Obliterates Every Other Girl Group In The Game
December 17, 2013 1:45 pm . Comments
It really looked like After School had lost their mojo last year after Kahi left. Their music wasn't as good, their sales were lower, and their subunit had suddenly become more popular than the main group. All that changed this year when the almost has-beens returned with a vengeance -- bigger, better, and sexier than ever before. They made every other girl group on the planet look like a pack of fat ugly slobs with their pole-dancing performances for the divine "First Love," and then followed it up with one of the greatest Japanese K-pop singles ever released, "Heaven."Read More →
‘Love & Peace’: Girls’ Generation’s Best Japanese Album Yet?
December 17, 2013 7:05 am . Comments
Generally speaking, most K-pop fans tend to favour Girls' Generation's Japanese releases over their Korean ones. I don't (and I think their Korean music is underrated and under-appreciated), but I get why the more top forty-driven electro-pop of their Japanese stuff appeals to the international fans better.Read More →
Arcadey Now: Miley Cyrus, Shiina Ringo, Perfume, Lily Allen
November 20, 2013 7:18 am . Comments
With all the new releases I dived into last week, I was a little musically burned out and didn't really listen to too much stuff this week. I returned to the ballads from Miley's Bangerz after all these other bitches' new albums reminded me just how savagely Milegend Godrus crushed her competitors this year, and I also got into Yasutaka Nakata's latest J-pop productions.
Over the next week, I have Blood Orange's Cupid Deluxe and Billie Joe + Norah's new Everly Brothers covers album on my "must listen" list, and am also looking forward to clogging my ears with some random Christmas music and K-pop.Read More →
BoA Releases New Double A-Side Single, “Message / Call My Name”
October 23, 2013 7:26 am . Comments
After taking some time off from the Japanese market to re-establish herself in Korea, BoA has been going hard on the J-pop front since the start of the year. She dropped "Only One" in February, followed it up with the Summer-themed "Tail of Hope" in June, and today, she officially released a new double A-side single, "Message / Call My Name".Read More →
Harajuku Mental Patient Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Returns With New Single, “Mottai Night Land”
October 22, 2013 12:45 am . Comments
For those of you bored to tears by the all-inclusive blandness of Katy Perry's Prism era, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu --Harajuku performance artist, style icon, eyelash designer, and possible trauma survivor-- is back to save pop music again with her latest single, "Mottai Night Land".Read More →