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AKB48: The Million Seller Obsession?

In case you somehow haven’t heard, AKB48’s latest single “Eien Pressure” managed to sell over a million copies in its first week on sale and perhaps rather obviously ranked #1 on Oricon’s weekly singles chart. This marks the groups tenth consecutive single to sell over a million copies in a …

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Eating Your Just Desserts

So, is it wrong to have idol music be your main diet? Because let’s face it, few exceptions aside, this is basically the frozen Snickers Cheesecake™ of the musical pyramid. A franken-food that takes well-established dishes and slaps on its own commercial, mass-marketable hook. These things are great! These crack-laced …

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