This week in music 02.05.2014

This week’s featured releases come from Oha Girl Chu! Chu! Chu! and Idoling!!!’s Yokoyama Rurika.

 

Oha Girl Chu! Chu! Chu! – “Shinyuu”

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We’re kicking this week off with a group I haven’t really talked about before…and won’t really get the chance to talk about again. Oha Girl Chu! Chu! Chu! are an idol unit from the morning television show “Oha Star” and unfortunately this album is to be their last release before they disband. Quite a few of us at NSK really enjoyed their recent singles “Natsu Thank You!!!” and “Yume Fussen” and if either of those songs appeal to you, I think you’ll really enjoy this album. It features all of their past singles and a few other odds and ends so it’s a good starting and finishing point if you want to give them a shot. What are you waiting for? Go check it out!

 

Yokoyama Rurika – “Mega Lover

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Our other featured release for this week comes from the lovely Yokoyama Rurika of Idoling!!! fame. “Mega Lover” (not to be confused with the quite fantastic Maximum the Hormone song) is her third solo single and it’s a fairly solid effort. For me personally, I much prefer her previous singles “Walk My Way” and “Your Voice, My Life” but that’s just what I think. No matter which of Ruri’s singles you listen to, you’re guaranteed fantastic instrumentals and a high caliber vocal performance. It’s unfortunate that more people don’t follow Idoling!!! so this kind of stuff slips under the radar. Well you know about it now so what’s your excuse for not giving this a try?

 

ALSO THIS WEEK:

“Go Go Go” by 1 Believe FNC (Sweet)
“Dai Dassou!” by Houkago Hirokawadan
Butterfly Effect” by Prizmmy☆

 
There isn’t really anything else out this week that I’d recommend. Partly because there are no previews and also partly because I’m pretty bored of Prizmmy☆ at this point. Until next time.
 

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