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Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE: ‘The JSB World’ – Album Review

Released: 29 March 2017 (Rhythm Zone) Exile Tribe sub-group and LDH's biggest export, J Soul Brothers, have been really heating ol' J-Pop world up over the course of seven years; some love ballads for their fan-girls, a slick image make-over, and a whole lot of partying. Ahhh, the Tokyo lifestyle! But in order to really… Continue reading Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE: ‘The JSB World’ – Album Review

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Kumi Koda: ‘W Face ~Outside~’ – Album Review

Released: March 8, 2017 Hitting into March 2017, Ms. Kumi Koda has decided to drop by with not one, but TWO studio albums! Yes y’all, I said it… two albums in one year. A J-Pop emergency I say! I made a headline of this a month ago, but the scheme isn’t particularly new per say;… Continue reading Kumi Koda: ‘W Face ~Outside~’ – Album Review

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Kumi Koda: ‘W Face ~Inside~’ – Album Review

Released: 8 March 2017 (Rhythm Zone) Hitting into March 2017, Ms. Kumi Koda has decided to drop by with not one, but TWO studio albums! Yes y’all, I said it... two albums in one year. A J-Pop emergency I say! I made a headline of this a month ago, but the scheme isn’t particularly new… Continue reading Kumi Koda: ‘W Face ~Inside~’ – Album Review

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Kumi Koda: ‘Walk of My Life’ – Album Review

Released: 18 March 2015 (Rhythm Zone) Literally a year after Bon Voyage—which, bere in mind, is nothing but a walk in the park for Kumi Koda—she released Walk of My Life. I remember the press and publications saying that this would be a personal record for Ms. Kumi-chan, considering that it also marked the 15th anniversary of… Continue reading Kumi Koda: ‘Walk of My Life’ – Album Review

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Kumi Koda: ‘Bon Voyage’ – Album Review

Released: 26 February 2014 (Rhythm Zone) Bon Voyage was the first album that really got me into Ms. Kumi-chan. I wasn't a big fan of her earlier releases, with each album sporadically inducing your typical J-Pop ballads, R&B moments and mid-tempo frills. But I remember gettin' turnt to this album's promo singles "Show Me Your… Continue reading Kumi Koda: ‘Bon Voyage’ – Album Review

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Kumi Koda: ‘Japonesque’ – Album Review

Released: 25 January 2012 (Rhythm Zone) We all know that Ms. Kumi-Chan loves a mash-up of sounds in her albums. Ever since 2008's Kingdom, Ms. Thang has consistently made J-Pop records that sound inconsistent and sporadic from start to finish. And Japonesque—the diva's tenth studio album in 2012—saw no difference; a blend of hip-hop and EDM, a few… Continue reading Kumi Koda: ‘Japonesque’ – Album Review

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E-girls: ‘E.G. Crazy’ – Album Review

Released: 18 January 2017 (Rhythm Zone) E.G. Crazy, the fourth studio album by Japanese girl group E-girls, was literally EVERYTHANG back in 2017. Not only was it an album filled with J-Pop bangers and bops, but instead of listing it on one disc... IT WAS MADE INTO TWO ALBUMS! Yes y'all, now you will understand… Continue reading E-girls: ‘E.G. Crazy’ – Album Review

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Ayumi Hamasaki: ‘I Am…’ – Album Review

Released: January 1, 2002 (Avex Trax) After a fierce chart battle back in 2001 with her compilation A Best—which scored over 5 million units in her native Japan—the Queen of J-Pop came belting in with I Am…, her fourth studio album, for the New Year of 2002. Actually, looking back at it, I believe this… Continue reading Ayumi Hamasaki: ‘I Am…’ – Album Review