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Full disclosure: I’ve heard this song before as well, but I’ve never seen the video. If you listen to the song, it’s really nothing but a fluffy song about a young woman about to get married and telling her parents how she feels about how she was as a child.
One thing I’ve always loved about JPop is how creative it tends to be – unafraid to try new things and experiment. With nearly every JPop group I’m familiar with, they have never “nickelbacked” it – every song is a different creation. Some groups, such as Babymetal, take this to rather
So, full disclosure: I’ve heard this song before. I’m aware it’s their breakout single, and I find the tune to be somewhat catchy. But I’d never seen the video. I have just one word for all of it: incomprehensible. The video kind of has a “Tears for Fears” psychedelic vibe
Ok, not gonna lie, this one brought out the onion ninjas. You know, I can be hard on JPop. The groups, the artists, the songs. My standards are pretty high, and I’ll call anyone out when I don’t think they’re met. I have been somewhat hard on the songs I’ve
Finally, a light one. Pardon the pun. I don’t feel like there’s a lot to say about this one, though I’ll try to fill a couple of paragraphs. I can find no evidence for this, but I feel like it was filmed in Hawaii, which would make sense. It seems
Well, I gotta admit, this one surprised me. As I do when starting any review on this site of a song I’ve never heard before, the first thing I did was pull up the lyrics, and the first thing I thought was “oh no, not again”. I mean, we have
Going through Morning Musume’s early discography, I’m starting to notice patterns. They had a very distinct style, they found it early, and I’m not entirely sure they ever really lost it. I see their influences on AKB48 pretty strongly, except AKB48 kind of feels a bit like they’re doing it
“Summer Night Town” is Morning Musume’s third single, and it looks like this is where they start to figure out what their identity is as a group. The video is stylistically very different from the first two – I mentioned that they were very stiff, but in this video, they