This week in music 08.19.2015

This week’s featured releases come from Babyraids, Flap Girl’s School and Morning Musume ’15.

 

Babyraids – “Pretty Little Baby

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I haven’t really talked about Babyraids in these posts that much so when I saw they had a new single out this week I thought what the heck, why not. Are they going by Babyraids Japan now? That’s kinda weird, I guess there must have already been a Babyraids somewhere else in the world or something. Anyway, if you like late 90s to early 00s American pop music then “Pretty Little Baby” is probably going to be right up your street. I’m still not sure what kind of image or sound Babyraids are going, what with all of these stylistic changes, but the music is pretty good at least.

 

Flap Girl’s School – “Summer Days Dance

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Flap Girl’s School are an idol group that have been on my radar for a while now, since their debut single last year to be exact. In that time I haven’t really seen many other people talk about them so I figured a feature here might help that along. I may or may not also be dumping all of my points on the CHEERZ app into one of them right now but that’s neither here nor there. “Summer Days Dance” like the title suggests is a bombastic summer pop song that does exactly what it says on the tin.

 

Morning Musume ’15 – “Oh My Wish! / Sukatto My Heart / Imasugu Tobikomu Yuuki

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It’s the turn of Morning Musume this week as the Hello! Project machine kicks out another in a slew of recent musical releases. Featuring a newly slimline Suzuki Kanon and a…slightly less so Sayashi Riho, this new triple a-side offering sees the 2015 iteration of the group finally start to come into their own. The whole package of songs compliment each other well and the new members seem to have found their feet. It was always going to be interesting to see how the group would perform without a tried and tested veteran leading the line but I think those fears will have been put to bed by now.

 

ALSO THIS WEEK:

Ai no Hana” by 2o Love to Sweet Bullet
Maybe Baby” by Ange☆Reve
Kimi no Omoi Todoketai” by Doll☆Elements
Seifuku Cinderella” by Houkago Princess
Zutto” by Pretty Good
Mekurumeku Yuuki” by Starmarie
Icchatte Yacchatte” by Super Girls

 
A very strong week for new idol music. From the stuff that wasn’t featured, I’m personally rather partial to the new singles from Ange☆Reve and Doll Elements. What do you guys think? 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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