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Little Glee Monster Idols With Voices 15 replies to this topic Started by JPope , Jan 14 2016 10:39 PM · 

#1 JPope

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 10:39 PM

Mizura mentioned Little Glee Monster in the 13th Gen audition thread, and after checking them out, I'm kind of obsessed. They can all legitimately sing well. Their first major label album just came out, and it's pretty good, if a bit spotty. It includes a 2nd CD with 5 cover songs, including a killer version of The Gospellers' "Towa ni"
 
 
Here's a video I made where I dropped their studio recording of Misia's "Hatenaku Tsuzuku Story" over live video of the same, then messed with filters to make it look old:
 
 
My favorite new track off their new album Colorful Monster, "Chiisana Koi Ga, Owatta":
 
 
And finally, their debut single "Houkago High Five":


#2 Farrah

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 03:29 AM

Honestly, their music style doesn't appeal to me at all but I do appreciate that someone is out there trying to do an idol group that doesn't sound like a bunch of shrieking cats LOL.



#3 Star

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 03:32 AM

I also looked them up and, I love them. I'm currently adding most of their stuff to my car playlist.



#4 JPope

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 04:42 AM

Honestly, their music style doesn't appeal to me at all but I do appreciate that someone is out there trying to do an idol group that doesn't sound like a bunch of shrieking cats LOL.

 

Yeah, I hope that second song I posted is the direction they continue to follow. Some of their stuff is downright embarrassing -- like their covers of "What Time Is It" and "Lady Marmalade" (I wonder if the genius who made a group of 13 - 15 year old girls sing this knows that the song is about a prostitute picking up and fucking a John?) -- and some is kind of boring. But when they're good, they're really damned good.



#5 Mizura

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 04:53 AM

I'm actually the person who made the Jpop wikia page so I'm glad to see that it's getting some attention. (This also means I'll have to update it tomorrow).

I'm not a huge fan of their cover songs, but they did a good job with Let it go and I like their main a-sides of singles. They have more of a budget for their music videos than H!P does. I just wish their YouTube channel was still viewable in America but they are apart of Sony record label.



#6 Mizura

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 11:48 PM

LGM is releasing a new single soon. The MV got uploaded onto the channel a few days ago, but someone put a link to a mirror version on another site. https://streamable.com/yh2n

 

Not the biggest fan of it, but I like it more than their last single.



#7 JPope

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 12:01 AM

LGM is releasing a new single soon. The MV got uploaded onto the channel a few days ago, but someone put a link to a mirror version on another site. https://streamable.com/yh2n

 

Not the biggest fan of it, but I like it more than their last single.

 

Pretty much how I feel about it, too. I don't know, it might grow on me.



#8 Mizura

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 05:39 AM

LGM is releasing another single (or they've already released it). Link is uploaded on a mirror site: https://streamable.com/xe4b

 

I like it more than their last few singles, but it's still not my favorite. But this might be a sign of good things to come.

 

 



#9 JPope

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 07:22 PM

I really wish they'd do more modern sounding stuff, because this could have been released back in 2000 when I started listening to Jpop. "Chiisana Koi Ga, Owatta" was so good, and I had hoped it would be a direction they would follow, but it was obviously an anomaly. These girls are wasted on songs like this.



#10 Mizura

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:44 AM

https://streamable.com/10we2

 

https://streamable.com/6ccg0

 

They released 2 new MVs recently. One in December that I only saw now since I rarely check their H!O thread, and another today. I like the song of the first one. It sounds a bit more modern. The second song Gift is good too but it does sound more like one of their standard song styles. The MV is really nice though.



#11 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:58 AM

Did they ever do a video for Dakara, Hitori Jaa Nai? All I've seen are live performances.



#12 JPope

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 08:45 AM

I followed LGM on Twitter back when I got into the group, but never paid much attention to them after their singles started to bore me a year later. Today they tweeted out that they will be performing at this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen, which piqued my interest. Turns out this is their third appearance, which shocked me, as I had no idea they had become so popular. A scan of their singles chart performance didn't exactly explain their popularity, either. They chart pretty well -- consistently top 10 with a few top 5s (no number ones, though) -- but not even as well as most H!P groups. Then I checked their album sales. Wow. Now it makes sense. Their last two long players moved 100K+ each and charted 2 and 1 respectively. 
 
Then I see that their upcoming single, "I Feel the Light", is a collaboration with fucking Earth Wind and Fire. There's a short PV of it up at their YT channel, and it's really goddamn good. This is the kind of shit they should have been doing for at least half of their releases, because their singles are mostly snoozers, and this kills. Their voices are wasted on the sort of ordinary mid-tempo pabulum they've trafficked in their entire career to this point. 
 
Then again, they're about to do their third Kohaku, so what the fuck do I know?


#13 Anderei

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 03:27 PM

Their singles probably do well on digital and streaming platforms. The physical sales charts have become a poor indicator of popularity. They don’t mirror real time charts of what people are listening to and watching at all.

#14 DonJuan

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:28 PM

I mean that's why H!P albums sell like shit despite their singles doing decently well on the oricon charts.



#15 JPope

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 10:26 PM

That makes sense.

 

Anyway, that EW&F collab is bad ass.



#16 Mizura

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 09:28 PM

I kind of stopped following them as well for similar reasons although I knew they had become pretty popular. That collaboration is really awesome