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Finally! Namie Amuro sells over one million copies of her new album + Final tour update

J-diva Namie Amuro has really defined ol' J-Pop land right now! The singer's new album Finally was released just six days ago, but according to Oricon and Billboard, it has sold over one million copies in Japan! This automatically makes it the best-selling album of the year so far—surpassing SMAP's final album SMAP -25 Years-—and is the first… Continue reading Finally! Namie Amuro sells over one million copies of her new album + Final tour update

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Namie Amuro: ‘Finally’ – Album Review

Released: November 8, 2017 (Dimension Point) While her retirement clock is continuing to tick, Japanese pop diva Namie Amuro has, yet again, decided to repackage her best singles into a massive greatest hits album. Trust me, it's not a rare occasion when you witness prominent acts such as Amuro-chan hand-pick each chart-bop, and put it… Continue reading Namie Amuro: ‘Finally’ – Album Review

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TWICE: ‘twicetagram’ – Album Review

Released: October 30, 2017 (JYP Entertainment) South Korean girl-group Twice have been in the game for a couple years now, serving out some infectious-as-F tunes and tight choreography. But their first studio album Twicetagram—uhuhh, a play on Twice and Instagram... duhh—comes out straight after the success of their Japanese debut a few months ago. Now I'm… Continue reading TWICE: ‘twicetagram’ – Album Review

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Ayumi Hamasaki: ‘A Complete: All Singles’ – Album Review

Released: November 8, 2008 (Avex Trax) I'm a bit of a random guy when it comes to iTunes, scrolling through the charts to see what's hot and not. You know, a typical week for me haha. As I scroll through, I somehow always see Ms. Ayumi Hamasaki. Even though she has yet to release another… Continue reading Ayumi Hamasaki: ‘A Complete: All Singles’ – Album Review

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Maroon 5: ‘Red Pill Blues’ – Album Review

Released: November 3, 2017 (222 / Interscope Records) On Red Pill Blues, it looks like Maroon 5 have decided to go full-circle on a record that smashes a variety of contemporary pop elements into one package. Truth be told, the album is probably their most accessible and polished work. Opening with the trippy pop-meets-funk number "Best 4… Continue reading Maroon 5: ‘Red Pill Blues’ – Album Review

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Taylor Swift: ‘Reputation’ – Album Review

Released: November 10, 2017 (Big Machine Records) Approximately every two-to-three years, Taylor Swift releases a studio album. And, if we all didn't notice (which y'all should notice by now, because it sticks out like the Christmas shopping promos in October...), but majority of the content on her album's deal with her private life... that goes… Continue reading Taylor Swift: ‘Reputation’ – Album Review

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GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE: “Big City Rodeo” – Single Review

Released: October 25, 2017 (Rhythm Zone) "Big City Rodeo" comes straight off the bat from their previous studio album Namida wo Nagasenai Pierrot wa Taiyou mo Tsuki mo nai Sora wo Miageta... or what I like to call, that Generations album with the long-ass title. Now, I'm in for heavy club numbers, especially when it's from any… Continue reading GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE: “Big City Rodeo” – Single Review

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THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE: “100degrees” – Single Review

Released: November 8, 2017 (Rhythm Zone) THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE have been really gettin' out there haven't they? With three singles in, the Japanese boy band have continued to tour around Japan and unveil their talents on various television shows and outdoor concert performances. Now, THE RAMPAGE have released their fourth single "100degrees", alongside… Continue reading THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE: “100degrees” – Single Review