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Chanmina: ‘Chocolate’ – 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

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Let’s look back at one of Namie’s most accomplishing and empowering recordings, “Contrail”

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”

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Namie Amuro: ‘Feel’ – Album Review

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

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Björk: ‘Utopia’ – Album Review

Released: November 24, 2017 (One Little Indian) I've been a fan of Björk for quite sometime, and with every album she releases, I continue to feel intrigued by her music. I don't know why... I can't even explain how... she just knows how to keep me on my feet. Björk has been a self-independent creator throughout… Continue reading Björk: ‘Utopia’ – Album Review

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Kana Nishino: ‘LOVE It’ – Album 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

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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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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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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