Released: January 1, 2018 (Rhythm Zone) Japan has this insane infatuation with greatest hits album. And while this is the T, the most ironic element to these packages is the fact that most of the content in it rarely hits a 10-year mark, let alone 5 years for some artists (no T no shade...). So… Continue reading GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE: ‘Best Generations’ – Album Review
Released: November 15, 2017 (Victor Entertainment) Aspiring Japanese rapper Chanmina made some waves last year with her debut effort Miseinen—a record boasting a fun blend of hip-hop and electronic sounds (I recommend her track "Over" from the album; it's pure fire). Months later, it looks like Ms. Thang had a few more ideas that needed to… Continue reading Chanmina: ‘Chocolate’ – Album Review
A year after she released her double albums W Face ~Outside~ and ~Inside, it looks like Ms. Kumi Koda will be hitting another double whammy by releasing two new studio albums! Yup, J-Pop bells are ringing y'all! The singer released her previous studio album's on the same day last year—March 2, 2017 through Rhythm Zone. The albums didn't… Continue reading Kumi Koda will be releasing two albums this year… AGAIN!
As you all know, I created three MASSIVE lists of my favourite Namie Amuro singles from her entire career (which spans between 1992 to now). So, for a lil' extra summin' summin', I will be conducting a list of some of Amuro-chan's best non-single anthems because... well, why the hell not! Some of them missed… Continue reading Namie Amuro tracks that should have been singles
Released: May 29, 2013 (Dimension Point) As we all know (and if you don't, why the hell not, it should be a complete pop music emergency about now... the alarms have been ringing for months y'all haha) that Namie Amuro will be retiring next year. Yes y'all, a J-pop tragedy... Anyway, I've been wanting to… Continue reading Let’s look back at one of Namie’s most accomplishing and empowering recordings, “Contrail”
Released: July 10, 2013 (Avex Trax) Feel was the first Namie Amuro album I really got into. I remembering purchasing the album single "Contrail" at the time, and after the announcement of Feel, I was actually quite anticipated for its release. No previews. No small lil' teasers on the sides. Just waited until the date came… Continue reading Namie Amuro: ‘Feel’ – Album Review
Released: December 6, 2017 (Rhythm Zone) So LDH girl-group E-girls are back with a new single titled "Kitakaze to Taiyou", which translates to "North Wind and the Sun". Ahhh, refreshing title, right? You would think that with their spark in ol' J-Pop world and their summery vibes would reflect on a single release like this… Continue reading E-girls: “Kitakaze to Taiyou” – Single Review
Released: November 15, 2017 (SME Records) Kana Nishino's music is always a bundle of fun, heartbreak, and filled with kawaii-realness. That's been a trend throughout her entire career. It's her brand; it's her offer to the J-Pop world. But what I enjoy about her music (sometimes) is the fact that it isn't so in your… Continue reading Kana Nishino: ‘LOVE It’ – Album Review