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The 10th anniversary of “Free Free”, one of J-Pop’s most glorious dance tracks by Ami Suzuki and Yasutaka Nakata – The Breakdown

Released: August 22, 2007 (Avex Trax) If y'all have noticed this past week, I've been re-doing my reviews for two of Ami Suzuki's most recent album's (which, ironically, was ten years ago). Why? Well, because I can, and that they are F-ing awesome records to review. But before the conception of both of those albums… Continue reading The 10th anniversary of “Free Free”, one of J-Pop’s most glorious dance tracks by Ami Suzuki and Yasutaka Nakata – The Breakdown

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The 21st birthday of ‘Sweet 19 Blues’, the classic Namie Amuro album about the youthful idol singer – The Breakdown

Released: July 20, 1996 The 1990s was the best period for Japanese music, in my opinion. The market skyrocketed with timeless releases, sales were at an all-time high, and the amount of up-and-coming musicians were inevitable as it was filled with prosperity. You had artists like Globe, Seiko Matsuda, B'z and Mr. Children who, for… Continue reading The 21st birthday of ‘Sweet 19 Blues’, the classic Namie Amuro album about the youthful idol singer – The Breakdown

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Remember Nicki Minaj’s frilly offering ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’? – The Breakdown

Released: April 2, 2012 (Young Money / Universal) Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was one of those album's where everyone was either completely murdered by or completely afraid of purchasing because, truth be told, it was a lil' unexpecting when I purchased it back in 2012. But before even thinking about Roman Reloaded, think back to… Continue reading Remember Nicki Minaj’s frilly offering ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’? – The Breakdown

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Remember ‘Teenage Dream’, the iconic pop collection way before ‘Witness’ and ‘Prism’ – The Breakdown

Around last week I had reviewed Ms. Katy Perry's new studio album Witness. To be fair, it wasn't exactly what I expected, which was a bummer, considering that Ms. Thang is undeniable one of my biggest teenage dreams (get it? teenage dream?). The thing is that, it's not that Katy went into another direction or spread… Continue reading Remember ‘Teenage Dream’, the iconic pop collection way before ‘Witness’ and ‘Prism’ – The Breakdown

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Remember “Passion” and “Sanctuary” by Utada Hikaru? Let’s go back in Time! – The Breakdown

As I have been growing to write reviews primarily based on my own interpretation rather than a somewhat “professional” outlook, I have noticed that there are some major subjects/songs/albums/art/others etc. pieces that have not been discussed on a personal level. A lot of the music and reviews I conduct are pretty simple and basic without… Continue reading Remember “Passion” and “Sanctuary” by Utada Hikaru? Let’s go back in Time! – The Breakdown