Monday, February 26, 2024

New & Noteworthy J-pop of the Week (February 11, 2024)

New and Noteworthy J-popIn reference to my want to completely sustain with the J-pop trade, I’m planning on doing a weekly round-up of any new releases which have caught my ear. A few of these might have been coated on the weblog already, however my hope is that it will develop into a one-stop store for anybody fascinated by what’s new in J-pop.

With that in thoughts, right here’s the place you are available: I’m one individual with one set of musical preferences, so please embed every other new J-pop tracks you’ve loved within the feedback so we will get a fuller spectrum every week.

*And similar to I do with my opinions, I’ll wait till full variations of songs can be found earlier than posting them on this round-up. This can principally apply to Johnny’s teams, who nonetheless restrict the vast majority of their YouTube uploads to shorter, edited variations.

2023 Index

2024 Index: Dec 24 – Jan 6 // Jan 7 – Jan 13 // Jan 14 – Jan 20 // Jan 21 – Jan 27 // Jan 28 – Feb 3

Aina The Finish – Treasure

I’ve a sense Purple:birthmark could also be a one-off, however this isn’t half-bad both. Undoubtedly extra subdued.

Ako – Planet

Quirky and somewhat otherworldly in a great way.

Again-On x Circulation – CHEMYxSTORY

I like the combo of punk and rap. It’s a really highly effective sound.

Billlie – Domino (Butterfly Impact)

I wrote about this right here. I favored it!


I need to be an enormous fan of this group and maintain ready for them to wow me. This isn’t the track that may do it, sadly.

GOODM!X – Come On, Combine!

Fluffy lady group J-pop. It’s just about what you’d count on.

INI – Legit

Sigh. They have been on such a roll, however this seems like a step again.

Lil’ League – Lollipop

I’m not an enormous fan of Exile Tribe’s new gen teams, which is a disgrace. That is higher than I anticipated, however I’m unsure about that interpolation.

Masayoshi Oishi – Electrical Parade

I cherished his Uni-verse from final 12 months, however there’s an excessive amount of mugging happening on this vocal efficiency for me. I just like the refrain, although.

MindaRyn – Third Celebration

I like the distinction between the intense vocals and heavy backing observe. That is anthemic in all the appropriate methods.

NiziU – Reminiscences

As anticipated, that is very “JYP lady group.” It seems like a Twice b-side, which isn’t a nasty factor.

Philosophy no Dance – Go Survive

Funky and upbeat. I prefer it!

ReLit – Chocolate

They launched one in every of my favourite songs of final 12 months. That is… very a lot not that.

Sakurazaka46 – Aburawosase!

The brass is an fascinating contact to their sound, however aside from that this feels fairly customary for them.

Tatsuya Ueda – Girisuto!

Eh… not likely feeling his new solo songs, to me sincere.

Takane No Nadeshiko – Watashi wa Kaibutsu

Nonetheless nowhere close to their finest work, however the jazzy sound matches them effectively.

The Telephones – Hazard Boy (track of the week!)

The vocals have a really indie-rock strategy, however I like that thrilling dance instrumental.

Touken Danshi Daihensei Suehirogari2023 – Hajime No Kaze

I at all times maintain a sneaky eye on the Touken Danshi music releases as a result of they’re typically fairly good.

Watwing – Shine

I like this higher in idea than execution.

Wednesday Campanella – Ghost and Author

They’re very hit and miss for me. This leans nearer to “hit,” however I’m not fairly positive but.

White Scorpion – Hijoushudan (track of the week!)

One other sturdy track from this new group. It’s not good, however the refrain type of slaps. It’s most likely their finest observe but.

Yena – DNA

I wrote about this right here. I believed it was okay.

HIM – Aquarius (1995)

One of many many mixed-gender dance tasks of the 90’s. For those who like TRF, you’ll love this!

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