This Week in Music 07.18.2012

Another week and more new idol music hits store shelves. This is “This Week in Music” and as always we’re here to give you the rundown on what you should be checking out. We have a couple of releases to look at this week so read on after the break and we’ll get right into it.


Brand-new Idol Society – “PPCC”

First up this week we have Brand-new Idol Society (BiS) and their major label debut single “PPCC”. Long time followers of the site will know that I talk a lot about BiS on the site and during our podcasts. If you’re looking for some idol music that deviates from the norm then you’ll probably like what BiS have to offer. We actually reviewed the PV for this single on the site and you can read it here. For those of you too lazy to read the review; PPCC is an upbeat song paired with a killer pop-punk instrumental. Although the lyrics are rather basic and repetitive you can’t help but get them stuck in your head. BiS’s well documented antics might not be to everyone’s tastes but if you don’t check them out I think you’re missing out.


French Kiss – “Romance Privacy”

This week’s other new release is French Kiss with their fifth single “Romance Privacy”. I’m not much of a French Kiss fan but I rather liked their last single “Saisho no Mail” so I went into this release with a pretty open mind. Sadly old habits die hard and “Romance Privacy” is another rather forgettable entry in the French Kiss discography. I don’t know what the deal is with French Kiss but they always seem to get stuck with these rather uninspired songs that don’t have that much personality. Don’t get me wrong, there’s obviously a place for this kind of song but you can’t build a group around doing the same sort thing with every release. If you’re a big French Kiss fan then you know what to expect and obviously this is the kind of thing you’re into. For everyone else it’s probably not going to be the sort of thing that you’re looking for.


That’s all we have for you this week. Join me again next week when I challenge myself to say positive things about new releases from Berryz Koubou, Fairies and Watanabe Mayu.


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