Wednesday, January 30, 2013

[Music Video] ayumi hamasaki - Melody

It seems like ayumi hotmessaki has saved the best for last. That doesn't say much though, because her music videos in the LOVE again era are enough evidence to show that she is slowly heading towards the Utada Hikaru direction PV-wise.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

[Album Review] ayumi hamasaki - A Classical

I have the insider story from avex trax itself. Apparently, after announcing the 5-releases-in-5-months campaign for ayumi hotmessaki's trainwreck of a 15th anniversary, Ayu's marketing team gathered in the conference room. The atmosphere was solemn that afternoon.

"What will the third release be?"

That was the question running through everyone's mind, but it didn't take them long to search "ayumi hamasaki discography" on Wikipedia before coming to a conclusion. "Another kurashiku arubamu!" yelled one employee. Everyone stared at him with confusion in their eyes.

"But Mitsubishi-san! We can't possibly do a Party Queen Classical? Its chart position will surely be N/A!"

"That's why we're not going to make a Party Queen Classical. Think about it. 15 years of music. Put the 'Classic' in Classical. DUH OF COURSE WE GON USE HER CLASSICS GURL LET'S JUST POST A POLL ON TA NOW AND ASK WHAT'S THEIR FAV SONGS WHICH WILL OBVS BE LIKE M AND SHIT LOLLLL"

[CD Packaging] ayumi hamasaki - A Classical

The pencil-drawn cover actually kinda looks better in person. Doesn't make it any less of a lazy effort though.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

[CD Packaging] Kaela Kimura - Sync (CD+DVD)

I didn't think I'd be buying Kaela Kimura's Sync this fast because I wanted to wait until it's on discount on CDJapan. Then who would have thought that they'd put this on 20% discount during their New Year's sale from 1 - 3 Jan? Score! Talk about a slap in the face for buyers who bought it before that it's almost like what avex did with Ayu's LOVE again.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Thoughts on NHK's 63rd Kouhaku Utagassen

I apologise for this late post, but I didn't watch the whole of Kouhaku by the way so I'm only talking about the performers I care about. Then again you should know how biased this blog already is by now so here we go!

I was kinda hoping that the Red team would win for the second year in a row because Taylor Swift has an album called Red and that shit sold like an AKB48 release. But alas, the White team won, so that's probably because Taylor Swift's Red is overrated as hell.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

[Album Review] Kaela Kimura - Sync

Can't touch ma weave bitches

When Kaela Kimura made her comeback after giving birth with 8EIGHT8, it didn't turn out to be as good as I had hoped for it to be. The songs are either really good or really shit, and she didn't exactly change her style from where she left off with HOCUS POCUS. This time with her seventh album, Sync, having it produce no hit singles prior to its release, will she be switching things up or still stick with the same sound she's been having since 253 B.C.?

[Album Review] ayumi hamasaki - again

I want to show the world how happy I am with my new boyfie, Maro-kun! ^_^
As the 2nd of 5 releases on the 8th of every month leading up to her 15th anniversary, again is once... again, another mini-album, that is once... again, like LOVE, which is not really a mini-album. It's not even a mystery why it's titled that way. Even though this album flopped hard on the charts and Namie is getting a real kick out of looking at her fall from grace from the top of Tokyo Dome, are the quality of the songs in this release a sad, miserable flop too?

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