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#91 neshcom

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:27 PM

Finally got around to listening to Perfume's JPN and Maki's Ai Kotoba (VOICE). Both were generally good, if not a little middle-of-the-road. All of the singles in both were great and the album tracks worked well enough. Perfume's album songs were almost single quality, but a little interchangeable and a few of Maki's were just snooze-fests. Perfume has a consistent sound, but not as much variance as is uaual from Perfume albums. Maki had some progression, but it was strange. The dance-y stuff stuck out from the rest of the pop/rock/RnB stuff. I recommend them both, but probably Perfume's a little more than Maki.

#92 Ap2000

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:15 AM

Finally got around to listening to Perfume's JPN and Maki's Ai Kotoba (VOICE). Both were generally good, if not a little middle-of-the-road. All of the singles in both were great and the album tracks worked well enough. Perfume's album songs were almost single quality, but a little interchangeable and a few of Maki's were just snooze-fests. Perfume has a consistent sound, but not as much variance as is uaual from Perfume albums. Maki had some progression, but it was strange. The dance-y stuff stuck out from the rest of the pop/rock/RnB stuff. I recommend them both, but probably Perfume's a little more than Maki.


Do you know what exactly this is ?
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=GMOe6z0eVZ0

Sounds like a remix of some sort of the album.
But I'm not sure, since I haven't listened to it yet.
Either way, it seems very playful and something I could listen to for a long time.

#93 neshcom

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:37 AM

Seems to be a mix of some of the songs on the album with footage from concerts, PVs, CMs, and other things. Didn't watch it all, but that seems to be the gist of it.

#94 freezingkiss

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:36 PM

I bought myself three albums for Christmas. Rihanna's 'Loud', Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' and The Strokes 'Is This It?' - I'm going to make sure I buy a lot of albums over the next month or two, as when I get back to Aus, everything's going to become epic more expensive. :cryalot:

#95 Shoujo Q

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:13 AM

Tomoko is back with more Tommy goodness!

#96 The☆AEUGNewtype

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:12 AM

super sudden marriage worked out for Hamasaki though, so hopefully it works out for her too.

Apparently not, she just announced divorce about 2 weeks ago...

Konami is taking their Kinect title, "Dance Masters" to the arcades of Japan as "Dance Evolution," and MM (RR21) and AKB (Heavy Rotation) are two confirmed licenses! Konami has been getting some pretty cool licenses for their games lately (jubeat has some amazing picks).

Man, they better put some of this stuff up as DLC in Dance Masters or release a new one <3 And Jubeat did have some really good stuff. I haven't been able to keep up on it, though, I need to reinstall it and never got around to it.

The Strokes 'Is This It?'

One of the best albums ever made. Though I might actually like "Room On Fire" a little more, but "Is This It" hit me like a ton of bricks when it came out, since it was first.

Tomoko is back with more Tommy goodness!

That's pretty cool, though I have this feeling like I almost wanted her to stay on hiatus just cause her entire discography is so good as it was before the hiatus that I didn't want her to release new songs and they suck. Plus, I already owned her entire discography and don't want to buy more :P But I'll definitely be downloading this and checking it out, maybe buying if its great and/or includes a DVD.

#97 Shoujo Q

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:38 AM


Tomoko is back with more Tommy goodness!

That's pretty cool, though I have this feeling like I almost wanted her to stay on hiatus just cause her entire discography is so good as it was before the hiatus that I didn't want her to release new songs and they suck. Plus, I already owned her entire discography and don't want to buy more :P But I'll definitely be downloading this and checking it out, maybe buying if its great and/or includes a DVD.



Well from the looks of the content, Tomoko agrees with you because it's basically February covering Heavenly stuff and vise-versa? It sorta gets confusing.

#98 neshcom

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:38 AM

Yazima did a single with Matsuda Seiko apparently! And it's the theme for their film! I need to see this film.

#99 Rally

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:23 PM

I discovered Lana Del Rey a couple of days ago. I'm obsessed. :lol:

#100 neshcom

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:33 AM

Namie Amuro's new single announced: "Go Round" with b-side "YEAH OH." CD and CD+DVD editions.
Can anyone translate what the "4ver." refers to? 4 editions? 4 remixes?

2012年の第一弾シングル「Go Round」の発売が、3月21日に決定しました! カップリング曲「YEAH OH」を含む全2曲4ver.を収録予定。 <CD+DVD盤>にはミュージックビデオも収録予定です。 お楽しみに!!!

She can really put out music when she's not on 16-month tours.

#101 showraniy

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:18 AM

Or when she's not promoting. :(

#102 Anderei

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:50 AM

I was so worried that Paris Hilton would never make a return to music.

But she did not let me down.

#103 Wapiko

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:06 AM

I'm so fucking pissed off with the fuckery that's happening with Meisus Christ and Akanishi Jin.

#104 neshcom

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:14 PM

Namie Amuro's new single announced: "Go Round" with b-side "YEAH OH." CD and CD+DVD editions.
Can anyone translate what the "4ver." refers to? 4 editions? 4 remixes?


2012年の第一弾シングル「Go Round」の発売が、3月21日に決定しました! カップリング曲「YEAH OH」を含む全2曲4ver.を収録予定。 <CD+DVD盤>にはミュージックビデオも収録予定です。 お楽しみに!!!

She can really put out music when she's not on 16-month tours.

Update: radio rip, gurl! Not bad, but it's no Higher. It needs alittle more build, but the chorus is nice and I like what I can hear of the arrangement.

#105 Cyrene

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:42 PM

So this rant is about American music! Why is it that I finally found an English song I absolutely adore (A Thousand Years by Christina Perri), it's associated with TWILIGHT?! WHY! Stop tainting good sounding songs!! :cryalot:

#106 The☆AEUGNewtype

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:18 AM

I was so worried that Paris Hilton would never make a return to music.

But she did not let me down.

I can't tell if this is sarcastic or not, especially since the video has already been taken down, but her first album actually like 3 or 4 listenable songs on it, even if she's really not a good singer and some of the songs are so god-awful I can't even listen to 10 seconds of them.

#107 aine

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:12 AM

Dir en Grey goes on hiatus. Shit. :sad:

I guess it's only surprising that it didn't happen years ago, considering Kyo's singing style and his stage act. I hope it's only a temporary thing, otherwise I'll be pretty bitter about missing their European tour in 2011. But I'll always remain proud of being at their famous first concert in Berlin in 2005. :jam:

#108 Anderei

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:23 AM


I was so worried that Paris Hilton would never make a return to music.

But she did not let me down.

I can't tell if this is sarcastic or not, especially since the video has already been taken down, but her first album actually like 3 or 4 listenable songs on it, even if she's really not a good singer and some of the songs are so god-awful I can't even listen to 10 seconds of them.


I can't find another video of it, but it was bad. It was called Drunk Text, and she doesn't even sing. She just speaks the whole time. She's supposedly working on another album for this year.

#109 Mukuro

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:50 AM

Yesterday our dance teacher had us dance to this song by a guy named Jacob called Angel. He's a French singer and I just love him to death now. :heart:

#110 neshcom

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:25 AM

Perfume's going GLOBAL, BITCHES!

Electropop group Perfume has announced that they are changing record labels, from Tokuma Japan Communications to Universal J (part of Universal Music). Their first single under the new label will be “Spring of Life,” scheduled for release this spring. The song is being used in a new commercial for Kirin Chuhai Hyoketsu, which begins airing on television today.

With the move to Universal, which has operations or licensees in 77 countries, Perfume is aiming to expand their audience globally. Their latest album “JPN,” released last November, will be made available on the iTunes Store in 50 countries other than Japan, beginning on March 6.

In addition to updating their official website, Perfume has launched an official global website aimed at overseas fans. The site currently has a countdown timer, set to reach zero at 0:00 on March 6. The site also features tweets using the Twitter hashtag #Perfume_um.

The group has launched an official YouTube channel. The Kirin website also has video clips of the new Hyoketsu commercial and some making-of footage.

Sources:
Natalie
Natalie

This is a big step up for Perfume and the new CM song sounds nice. Yasutaka-types have usually been on Contemode [sic][citation needed] which I think was a subsidiary of Tokuma (which I think was under Yamaha). Maybe? Universal clearly sees something with a wide-appeal in a group like this. Hopefully, they don't try to do anything beyond some tours and digital downloads because physical CD sales are circling the drain.

#111 neshcom

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:00 PM

So Ayumi Hamasaki's got a new album coming out next month. Here's a clip from her recent Countdown Live with "Party Queen" and a clip of her new cover of "Happening Here."

CDJapan is listing the special limited box set as CD+5DVD. It'll have the CD+DVD (4 new PVs+makings), 2 DVD Countdown Live, and Blu-Ray of her last tour Power of Music 2011 A. It also includes half-pint glasses, coasters, and something for an Ayupan AR app?
There's also CD, CD+DVD (with PVs), and CD+2DVD (PVs, entire Countdown Live) editions.

Now, I couldn't find a decent write-up from a well-known source (read: Tokyograph as they are oft to do), but here's someone's opinion on the release and it's hilarious. Apparently, Ayumi Hamasaki and Koda Kumi have stopped being pillars of pop music and are now rival school girls constantly jabbing at each other. Read the comments, too.

#112 Wapiko

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:14 PM

1. I had an outburst at the contemode community in Livejournal over the Universal move because they've fucked over a lot of my favorite artists, but I think Perfume's safe because they're not indie-popularity-level anymore.

2. That reminds me, I had a dream involving Ayu last night! I don't even know what happened. It wasn't a sexy dream, which would make Al happy, though he would probably consider any night-thoughts of Ayu to be nightmares...but whatever I STILL LOVE H.E.R.

I'm excited for the new album. I wish I could afford it, but I balked even at the Gomaki album that recently came out. $90...sigh.

#113 Shoujo Q

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:42 PM

Perfume's going GLOBAL, BITCHES!

Electropop group Perfume has announced that they are changing record labels, from Tokuma Japan Communications to Universal J (part of Universal Music). Their first single under the new label will be “Spring of Life,” scheduled for release this spring. The song is being used in a new commercial for Kirin Chuhai Hyoketsu, which begins airing on television today.

With the move to Universal, which has operations or licensees in 77 countries, Perfume is aiming to expand their audience globally. Their latest album “JPN,” released last November, will be made available on the iTunes Store in 50 countries other than Japan, beginning on March 6.

In addition to updating their official website, Perfume has launched an official global website aimed at overseas fans. The site currently has a countdown timer, set to reach zero at 0:00 on March 6. The site also features tweets using the Twitter hashtag #Perfume_um.

The group has launched an official YouTube channel. The Kirin website also has video clips of the new Hyoketsu commercial and some making-of footage.

Sources:
Natalie
Natalie

This is a big step up for Perfume and the new CM song sounds nice. Yasutaka-types have usually been on Contemode [sic][citation needed] which I think was a subsidiary of Tokuma (which I think was under Yamaha). Maybe? Universal clearly sees something with a wide-appeal in a group like this. Hopefully, they don't try to do anything beyond some tours and digital downloads because physical CD sales are circling the drain.


We have a Perfume thread. Pretty and no one ever uses it. Posted Image Good thing I came here first because I would have posted this again.

#114 neshcom

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:58 PM

Ah, my b. I totally forgot it completely (mainly because it's so underused) and I'm not helping~ Sorry...

#115 neshcom

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:22 AM

Holy. Crap. Wapiko mentioned this in the capsule thread, but fucking RAM RIDER, one of Japan's best best best producers, is coming out with two new albums April 11, "AUDIO GALAXY -RAM RIDER vs STARS-" and "AUDIO GALAXY -RAM RIDER STRIKES BACK-." They seem to be named after his current internet radio program, Audio Galaxy. "vs STARS" will be a collab album and "STRIKES BACK" will be an original album.

RAM RIDER's been kind of lower-key than other electronic/electro-pop artists, but his sound and style are entire highways ahead of other artists. Here are a few RR songs to whet your appetite. This is Daft Punk-level news, you guys. My world is askew right now at his return :whatthe:

vs STARS tracklist
Spoiler


STRIKES BACK tracklist
Spoiler


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Official website

#116 Shoujo Q

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

Looks like we'll be getting another big idol group soon. With her pedigree for female idols, it should be interesting to see what they come up with musically. The way they are creating it is interesting also.

#117 neshcom

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:06 AM

Anyone listen to Party Queen yet? It's a weird strange sound, especially with that title. It makes me expect something very dance-pop, but she's got this dark and mature tone lately and a lot of this has a circus sound. Some of the songs are soft ballads and then there are these really minimal and really cheap-sounding songs. You can't just call it "Party Queen" and then only have 3 party-esque tracks. Has the goose run out of golden eggs?

#118 Rally

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:00 AM

I think EVERYONE was expecting a dance-pop extravaganza from Ayu. At first I was disappointed, but then I realized that Ayu has never done dance-pop THAT well.

This may be pushing it, but I think Party Queen is easily one of her best works. And it's the first I've been able to listen to the bulk of since SECRET (Though Love Songs was pretty good, too). Everything on it was pretty catchy.

#119 AquaChan

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:59 AM

Well, I'm not used to it yet XD. Sounds weird.
For me, last album I liked was Rock'n Roll Circus.

#120 showraniy

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:10 AM

You guys make me feel like an old fart 'cause the last thing I liked from Ayu was (miss)understood... and those weren't even her own damn songs.

But I hope Party Queen is really depressing in the face of her recent divorce because heart-wrenching, depressing songs are what she does best. (I really like her electronica songs too, but she hasn't really done those since I am...)