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New & Noteworthy J-pop of the Week (July 16, 2023)

New & Noteworthy J-pop of the Week (July 16, 2023)


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

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

*And identical to I do with my critiques, 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: Feb 1 – Feb 18 // Feb 19 – 25 // Feb 26 – Mar 3 // Mar 4 – Mar 10 // Mar 11 – Mar 18 // Mar 19 – Mar 25 // Mar 26 – Apr 1 // Apr 2 – Apr 8 // Apr 9 – Apr 15 // Apr 16 – Apr 22 // Apr 23 – Apr 29 // Apr 30 – Might 6 // Might 7 – Might 13 // Might 14 – Might 20 // Might 21 – Might 27 // Might 29 – Jun 3 // Jun 4 – Jun 10 // Jun 11 – Jun 17 // Jun 18 – Jun 24 // Jun 25 – Jul 1 // Jul 2 – Jul 8

Aimer – Resonantia

Aimer is a giant identify in J-pop. Her rock sound tends to be somewhat simple for me, however this music works effectively sufficient.

AliA – Animation

If we’re speaking ‘large rock monitor fronted by a feminine vocal,’ I a lot choose this one. It brings the drama.

Battle Of Tokyo: Code of Jr.Exile (single of the week!)

I reviewed all 5 songs this week. I appreciated all of them, and liked a pair. The Generations music is considered one of my singles of the week.
Evaluations: Generations / The Rampage / Fantastics / Ballistik Boyz / Psychic Fever

BiTE A SHOCK – Affected person!!

The BiSH universe expands with this new co-ed group. I actually just like the vitality of this monitor. I hope it will get a video quickly.

Boku ga Mitakatta Aozora – Aozora ni Tsuite Kangaeru

I’m fairly underwhelmed by this debut. It’s not providing something new from this fashion of group and the music isn’t very memorable.

BUGVEL – Summer time Occasion

You realize I’m all the time down for a great summer time monitor! This one has extra guitars than normal.

CLASS:y – Crack-Crack-Crackle

CLASS:y have launched extra Japanese materials 12 months than Korean this 12 months. The instrumental has some cool concepts however the music is marred by an excessive amount of sing-talk.

Generations – Minna no Uta

Along with their Battle Of Tokyo monitor, Generations launched this trap-pop gradual burn.

Girls² x iScream – Rock Regular

That is okay, however this collaboration deserved a greater music.

Hinatazaka46 – Mita Koto Nai Mamono

This has good, punchy vitality. Its refrain isn’t as robust as final week’s monitor, nevertheless it’s extra constant all through.

I Don’t Like Mondays. – Summer time Ghost

Some good, moody retro rock for the summer time.

Kanjani8 – Wolf And The Comet

Is that this the primary time Kanjani8 have launched a full music video on YouTube? This large, brassy sound matches them effectively.

Little Glee Monster – Ima Kono Toki wo

Little Glee Monster’s vocals are all the time nice and this has a pleasant, inspirational heft to it.

luz x Surii – Kakuriyo

I would like to take a look at luz’s work as a result of that is two songs in a row I’ve loved from him now.

Misamo – Do Not Contact

I wrote about this right here. I didn’t prefer it a lot.

Naniwa Danshi – Poppin’ Hoppin’ Lovin’ / LAI-LA-LA (single of the week!)

The group’s new album is out this week! Poppin’ Hoppin’ Lovin’ is enjoyable, however I a lot choose LAI-LA-LA. I wrote about it right here, and it’s my second single of the week!

Nissy – Rendezvous

To be sincere, I’m dissatisfied on this. It’s been awhile since we heard new Nissy music and that is far more subdued that I’d have appreciated.

Omoinotake – Shiawase

I actually just like the synth accents on this tender rock monitor. The melodies are good, too.

One Love One Coronary heart – Fireworks (b-side of the week!)

My favorites are again with a summer time music! I’m completely satisfied the fellows get to sing extra this time, however they’re nonetheless not totally capturing the appeal of the co-ed harmonies that marks their greatest materials. Nonetheless, I like this upbeat monitor rather a lot and it’s my b-side of the week.

&TEAM – Highway Not Taken

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

Genic – JiriJiri Summer time (2022)

This monitor is pretty current, nevertheless it’s remained a staple on my summer time playlist this 12 months. I really like Genic a lot and I would like them to launch new music asap.



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