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!

Weather Girls: Koi wa Tokimeki Chuihoo

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Koi wa Tokimeki Chuihoo 5/5

At first when I listened to this song, I was a little disappointed, because their debut single was a little better, but after you listen to this song for a while, it becomes really catchy! It just takes time. Koi no tenki yohou definitely has a more mature kpop-ish sound, and this song sounds more like happy go lucky jpop (just a little), and the cuteness level has climbed. The spoken sound effects are so cute! The ohhohhohh‘s in the chorus are amazing, and its fun to sing along to them. Like in their debut song, they included the speaking part at the end of the second chorus, which is hilarious! Doshiyou??? Overall, this is a nice, summery high energy song! The outfits and PV are way better for this single.

Kimi Yohou 5/5

People who didn’t like the a-side were saying that this should have been the a-side instead. I disagree because this song is too slow to be an a-side. Fans tend to like high energy songs that they can rock out to during lives and concerts. So this song wouldn’t really work! Anyway, I really love this song! Like loving pass, it’s more slow and laid back. We get to hear the girls vocals a little more because their singing normally (And not cutely). The harmonizing is pretty. The SunnyDay RainyDay WindyDay thing is cute, and its nice to see that their sticking to their theme.

Ever since weather girls debuted, I’ve been looking forward to their next single! I think I like Koi no tenki yohou just a tad bit better (but only by a little but). But the b-side is amazing this time as well. This single also seemed to stick to their theme of weather more so than their last. I wonder If they’ll continue the pattern of having koi in their titles for their next single?

Weather Girls: Koi no Tenki Yohou

Koi no Tenki Yohou 5/5

This song is impossible to hate. Trust me, I tried, really hard. When I heard about Weather Girls debut, I was skeptical. A bunch of girls report the weather in Taiwan. Really? And now their debuting in Japan. They probably won’t have any talent… But I was wrong! This song is amazing! At first, it sounds a little crazy, but before the chorus starts, you’ll be hooked, like me. The chorus is the best part. Oh my oh my oh my gosh, you’ll be singing that part over and over. The vocals are good! They sound decent, even nice. And a lot of the members have deep vocals. Their Japanese is also good. You can hear their accent a tiny bit, but you can tell effort is made to pronounce the words right. The speaking part near the end is awkward at first, but it’s some how cute.

Loving Pass ~Koi no password~ 5/5

This is another catchy, kind of laid back song. The versus are really catchy follow me oh oh follow me. The A-side didn’t have that many solos, so this song shows off the members vocals a little more. The random guy talking reminds me of tsunku, lol. I’m glad that this isn’t a ballad. New, debuting groups seem to have really energetic b-sides, and then have a slow ballad kind of b-side. But I don’t like the contrast.

Weather Girls debut impressed me, so now I’ll be watching these girls and reviewing them. I hope these girls gain a lot of attention! I want other foreign groups other than SNSD and KARA to become popular in Japan too!