News #5

Hi guys!!! It has been foreeever since I’ve logged in/looked at/posted on this blog. I definitely want to get back to reviewing music again. It’s a new year with new goals. Plus, my tastes in music has definitely changed a little, so it’d be interesting to see how that compares with my old interests. With being gone so long, I have gotten interested in a lot of new artists and lost interests in others.

Artists to Add:

Tsubaki Factory

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Since I added their sister group, kobushi factory, why not add Tsubaki as well? I admit, they don’t impress me as much as kobushi does. Kobushi just has better personalities, vocals, music, etc, but I admit that tsubaki has been improving a lot so they are worth giving a try at least!

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Crayon Pop

I KNOW. What is a kpop group doing on this blog? The HORROR. I have been increasningly enjoying a lot of kpop girl groups lately, but even before this new craze, crayon pop has always been one of my favorite groups. They’re silly and a little quirky. Due to that, they don’t get a lt of attention and are often labeled “weird.” Despite this, I am a huge fan of theirs and think they should be added.

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Stellar

Another kpop group! Stellar is a small 4 unit girl group, and like Crayon Pop, they are seriously underrated. When their cute concept wasn’t working, they turned to a more mature style to gain attention. This came with extreme backlash from the public and now this group is kind of hated a bit. Despite Stellar’s mature themes, their music is actually very good. They have an interesting and unique sort of synthpop style.

Thinking About Adding

Predia: This group was requested, and I have taken a peek at their music. They all seem to have good vocals and I love that they embrace a more mature image instead of going for the typical youthful idol thing

Gfriend: This is a kpop group again. Although I’m not blown away by Gfriend’s music, their dances and concepts are always really cool

WJSN (Cosmic Girls): This large kpop group is very cutsey which I normally don’t go for, but they have a very “cosmic” or “spacey” quality to their music which I like

Not Reviewing Anymore

Dream5: They are disbanding soon and my interest over the years has gone down

Momoiro Clover Z: My interest with momoclo also dwindled down. I think them doing blackface was the last straw for me honestly…

Sakura Gakuin: Once all of my favorites graduated, I lost interest in this group which is such as shame. They were just a generic idol group, but their songs were so lively and the members had spirit

Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku: See Sakura Gakuin

Weather Girls: I really liked this taiwanese-japanese group but it seems that are not active anymore : (

 

 

News #3

Since I’ve been on hiatus for so long until now, my interests in music have changed. I think it’s time to change my review list.

I will be adding some new artists!

E-girls

Ever since Follow Me, they’ve caught my eye. I’ve been listening to some of their music, and I like it! Their dancing is awesome, as well as their PV’s. They’ve become one of my new favorite artists.

Berryz Koubou

In memory of Berryz disbandment, I thought it would be nice to go back and listen to all of their music. This is the group that got me into jpop, and I have followed them for many years! Also, I have reviewed pretty much all of         C-ute’s stuff.

 

Mano Erina

I already reviewed one of her albums, I should just finish the rest of her music since she no longer releases music!

 

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I will also be suspending some artists:

Sakura Gakuin: I don’t know, after Ayami, Ayaka, and Airi left, my interest in this group has plummeted. Their last two singles didn’t really impress me either.

Momorio Clover Z: Same with Sakura Gakuin, I haven’t really been caught up with momoclo is a long time.

Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku: I was never really into this group, but I don’t want to completely drop them because I like them still.

Weather Girls: Where have these girls been?

Cheeky Parade: Same reason as Momoclo and Sakura Gakuin.

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I will be getting rid of the artists:

SUPER☆GiRLS: I’m sorry. I really hate their music style. I tried to like them, but cutesy generic Idol pop is not for me.

i☆Ris: Same reason for SUPERGiRLS.

 

That’s all for now!

Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku: Chime!

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Chime! 4.5/5

This is a pretty standard sounding song. It doesn’t exactly sound like a-side material, or a third single from an indie group, but it has its charms! The versus are pretty catchy, as is the chorus. The vocals are also pretty nice, especially the vocals at the end of the second chorus. This song is laid back, and has a nice rhythm.

Doshaburi Regret 3.5/5

This is a more mature sounding song. I think this is the most normal song Ebichu has ever released. It has random speaking parts, which are really random.  I’m trying not to take points off for the vocals, but I don’t think I can. The vocals are kind of bad, which is weird, since they were fine in the a-side. I love the random English I love you demo its too late. This song is okay, but I would love to see it re recorded in the future.

 

This is Ebichu’s third indie single, and for the most part it was okay. Chime is pretty catchy, it’s just kind of plain. Doshaburi Regret would have been better if the vocals were better.

Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku: Motto Hashire!!


Motto Hashire!! 5/5

I’m pretty sure Motto Hashire!! Is what made me an offical Ebichu fan! And after they released this, I started looking at some of their older singles. Anyway, I love how energetic motto hashire is, it really makes me want to run. The beginning of the song is my favorite, because they say “I don’t want to lose” at least four different ways! (I don’t want to lose, I can’t lose, There’s no way I’m losing, There’s no such think as losing). The speaking part by Ayaka and  Suzuki was cute. And of course, Hinata’s voice is really annoying, as always 😄 I really enjoy how fun this song is.

Uretai Emotion! 5/5

This is a pretty funky sounding song! The nai nai’s in the chorus are catchy, but they do become annoying after a while.

Eien ni Chuugakusei 5/5

I love this song so much, that It’s annoying to listen to it. But this is one of ebichu’s more relaxed songs. It’s a nice tune, and the speaking parts where they say their names, and near the end are cute.

This is ebichu’s sixth, and last single before their debut, and It’s just as good as their previous singles. It seems with each release, ebichu is getting better and better!

Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku: Oh My Ghost? ~Watashi ga Akuryou ni Natte mo~

 

Oh My Ghost? ~Watashi ga Akuryou ni Natte mo~  5/5

This is yet another fun song from ebichu! Their now singing about ghosts instead of tissues! (what a change!) In all seriousness, part of the reason why I really love this song is because it takes on a dark tone that not many idols put out, while still remaining fun. The speaking parts in this song are awesome, the dance is high energy and cool (I like the punches and the kicks).

Gozonji! Ebischu Ondo 5/5

I thought that this song was the weirdest song ever, when I first listened to it. It sounds like a particular style of Japanese music (I don’t know the name. If anyone does, please tell me!) I thought it was weird for an idol group to sing a song like this! But all of the “Sore Sore”‘s are so catchy, and the song does speed up after the first chorus, which was a complete surprise! Whoever is singing in the beginning, they have an amazing voice, I’d like to know who it is. Great b-side!

 

As Ebichu’s fifth indie single, Oh my ghost?! Is just as good as The Tissue! Another amazing release!

Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku:The Tissue ~Tomaranai Seishun~

 

The Tissue ~Tomaranai Seishun~ 5/5

This song is what got me into Ebi Chu! So it’s only appropriate that I review it first. I love this song! And it remains one of my favorite ebi chu songs. It’s so catchy! Especially all of the tissue’s that are chanted throughout the song. The vocals are also rather unique. As expected of a stardust group, this song is completely wacky and fun! You won’t find any other idol group that has a song about tissues!

Ebi Chuuichi Shuukan 5/5

When I first heard I did not like it. At all.  But it grew on me a lot! I love the beginning because I can repeat after the guy. I love the member who sung the “sonna donna no getuyoubi” I don’t know her name though, but she always has good solo’s. The subject of this song is also interesting. Their singing about their day as idols, voice lessons, and dance lessons, etc. The chorus is also extremely catchy. “Aidoru doru doru…”

 

This is the groups fourth indie’s single, and it’s amazing. Wonderful a-side, and even the b-side is addicting!