Tag Archives: rock

Impressions: JUMP

I have been intrigued by Babyraids’ concept of the idol group take over and have been somewhat impressed by their previous releases. See what I thought of their newest release, “JUMP” by hitting, “read” more”.  

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This Week in Music 03.06.2013

The pickings are pretty slim as far as new music goes this week, which is probably a good thing because I just slept my entire Sunday away so now I’m trying to catch up with a ton of stuff. With that being said, let’s get this show on the road. …

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That’s No Idol Group…

With the recent arrival of groups that deviate wildly from the typical idol formula, it begs the question: how far can you go before they stop being classed as idol groups, and simply become female rap groups or rock bands with a collection of female vocalists. Unfortunately, these arguments are …

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This Week in Music 02.27.2013

At the time of writing this, AKB48 have still to sell a million copies of their latest single “So long!”. They’ll no doubt make it up on the last day or through Oricon’s end of week sales adjustment but still, it makes you wonder doesn’t it? But that was last …

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This Week in Music 02.13.2013

I tried coming up with an interesting introduction for this post but in the end I gave up. This week is a pretty varied selection as far as releases go but there’s a bunch of Sakura inspired and love themed songs doing the rounds. Not my favorite time of year …

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Lovin’ how they survive as rock

As I’ve developed my fandom for Scandal I’d really come to appreciate them as the all girl rock outfit. They were the exception to the rule, the rule that if you put a handful of Japanese girls together they would become bubble gum. Not only did they play their own …

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SCANDAL Dances in with Their Next Single

Scandal’s latest, ‘Nanka Buttobase’, has a PV out and I recently gave it a listen. SCANDAL’s been on and off my radar since I’ve heard about them.  I was captivated by songs like ‘Space Ranger’ and ‘Doll’, but also felt bored or unsure about some of their other singles.  Their …

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what happened?

i want to bring to light someone i consider invaluable to the korean music industry. Shin Jung Hyun.  born in 1938, he grew up during the japanese occupation.  his mother died at an early age, soon followed by his father by the age of 14.  shin moved to the big …

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