This week in music 05.07.2014

This week’s featured releases come from ANNA☆S and Momoiro Clover Z.


ANNA☆S – “Jinsei! Maji Mottainaiyo!


Kicking this week off we have ANNA☆S. A group that I’m pretty sure at least some of you are familiar with. “Jinsei! Maji Mottainaiyo!” is their 10th single in 4 years, not bad for a group that tends to fly under the radar in the western fandom. So, how does this one stack up? Well, it’s definitely not my favorite ANNA☆S single but I’m pretty positive on what they’re trying to do here. The song has a pretty catchy beat and the girls can definitely sing well and that’s always a good thing. Even if this particular song isn’t for you, I would encourage you to check out ANNA☆S’s back catalog because there’s some really good stuff there.


Momoiro Clover Z – “Naitemo Iindayo


Its been quite a while since Momoiro Clover Z last released a single. 6 months is a pretty long time in the idol world but this kind of release schedule seems to be becoming the norm for Momoclo. Releasing sub-par songs also seems to be becoming a common occurrence too because that’s what we have on offer here. Stop the ride, I want to get off. This is not the Momoiro Clover that I fell in love with. I get that they’re getting older and they can’t be “genki” forever but I didn’t think they’d go full Auntie-clo this quickly. Yet again I’m left feeling disappointed by a Momoclo single. Hell maybe it’s not them, maybe I’m just not mature enough to enjoy this new direction that their music has taken. What a shame.



Luvscream” by Luvya
“Blue Sky Blue / Warera Suma Aho Shoukougun” by N Zero
“Houkago Anthology From Sakura Gakuin” by Sakura Gakuin
“Nerima Zettai Girls” by Zettai★Girls

Fairly uninspiring selection of other stuff releasing this week. Most notable of the bunch being Sakura Gakuin who are releasing a compilation album filled with music from all of their school club sub-units. I’m pretty sure most of it has been released in one form or another previously but it’s kinda interesting. Apart from that, a fairly so-so week again. Until next time.

If you missed any of the last few weeks’ worth of new music you can check out past editions of This Week in Music here.

What new music are you looking forward to this week? Leave a comment and let us know!

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