This week in music 08.26.2015

This week’s featured releases come from Afilia Saga and AKB48.


Afilia Saga – “Realism


Everyone’s favorite maid-themed idol group (if they aren’t then there’s something wrong with you) Afilia Saga release their latest album this week. If you’re an idol fan and you haven’t heard of Afilia Saga before then I’m not sure where you’ve been for the last however many years as they’re somewhat of an institution in the scene. That being said, this album is probably an alright place to start to get a feel for the current state of the Saga. It has just about everything they’ve released in the past two years in one package. I personally prefer their earlier efforts though.


AKB48 – “Halloween Night


AKB48 are releasing a new single this week and I have it on good authority that I have to talk about it or else I’ll be hauled off to a camp to perform hard labor for the next decade to pay for my disrespect. *cough* Anyway, in true 48G fashion, whoever worked on this single has somehow managed to strip all but a tiny sliver of hype out of what should have been a monster party anthem. Bored vocals slapped on top of an instrumental track that’s breaking its back trying to carry the whole affair is par for the course so if you’re buying the single for anything other than the handshake tickets, you know what to expect by now.



My Only One” by 9nine
Michi no Sekai e / Odoru Kokoro” by Dancing Dolls
Kimiyuki Express” by Dela
Koiiro Starmine / Yoroshiku ne!” by Icle Girls
“Nantoka Kantoka” by Nato☆Kan
The Uchouten Summer!!” by Niji no Conquistador
Doomsday” by nIo-Destroy
Mitashite Amore” by Predia
Tamani wa Jimoto ni Kaeroukana” by Station

Feel free to complain in the comments about my opinion of AKB48, it’s okay, I can take it. If you’re looking for anything else to check out this week, Niji no Conquistador have a catchy number, nIo-Destroy have you metalheads covered and Predia add a touch of class for all of the ladies and gentlemen among us.

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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