This week in music 07.16.2014

This week’s featured release comes from Hello! Project group C-ute.


C-ute – “The Power / Kanashiki Heaven


It’s C-ute’s turn in the Hello! Project release cycle this week. They’re giving us another double a-side single because why not, right? Anyway, it’s very much a single of two halves. “The Power” is almost like a throwback to the early 2000s Hello! Project sound but with hints of the current musical stylings attempting to bleed through. “Kanashiki Heaven” is probably familiar to some of you because it isn’t actually a new song. Why it’s given a-side status is beyond me but whatever. If “The Power” was a throwback then “Kanashiki Heaven” is the contemporary song to balance that right out. It’s pretty representative of where Hello! Project and a fair number of J-Pop artists are at musically these days. Overall, not the best C-ute single in recent times but still very enjoyable.



Omatsuri Japan!! Kokuhaku Night” by Death Rabbits
Sky Traveler” by Dorothy Little Happy
Umi Karatto Sora Karatto” by Kokepiyo
Fresh!!!” by Lyrical School

The past few weeks have been rather dry as far as interesting releases go (in my humble opinion anyway). I guess the other standout for this week would be Lyrical School? Even then you’d have to already like idol rap for it to be super interesting to you. Next week should be a little better I think and then we should a few more solid weeks after that too. Just stick with me guys, these articles should get better real soon. 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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