New & Noteworthy J-pop of the Week (Could 12, 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 lined on the weblog already, however my hope is that this can change into a one-stop store for anybody concerned about 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 some other new J-pop tracks you’ve loved within the feedback so we are able to get a fuller spectrum every week.

*And similar to I do with my evaluations, 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 // Feb 4 – Feb 10 // Feb 11 – Feb 17 // Feb 18 – Feb 24 // Feb 25 – Mar 2 // Mar 3 – Mar 9 // Mar 10 – Mar 16 // Mar 17 – Mar 23 // Mar 24 – Mar 30 // Mar 31 – Apr 6 // Apr 7 – Apr 13 // Apr 14 – Apr 20 // Apr 21 – Apr 27 // Apr 28 – Could 4



ICEx – Bilimi (track of the week!)

Final week, I discussed that I used to be ready on a music video to see how I felt about this track. I truly didn’t even want to attend that lengthy as a result of repeated listens have revealed its charms. I like this one lots.


Millennium Parade – GOLDENWEEK

I admire how that is each experimental and accessible. It’s received an actual temper to it, however doesn’t skimp on memorable melodies.


Miyavi – Operating In My Head (track of the week!)

That is Miyavi at his greatest. I actually like it. It’s such a shot of adrenaline.


Naniwa Danshi – Alpha

It appears like they’ve launched this similar track a number of occasions already. There’s no disgrace in repeating a profitable method, however it’s worthwhile to enhance on it as you go on. Alpha doesn’t do this, making it feels extraneous.


NCT Dream – Moonlight (track of the week!)

This can certainly have a music video later (and thus, a track assessment!), so I’ll elaborate extra at that time. For now, I’ll merely say I take pleasure in this fairly a bit.


One Love One Coronary heart – Women Eternally

I feel that is the primary One Love One Coronary heart track that I dislike. I’m not thrilled with the concept of male/feminine unit tracks on the whole, and this echoes a few of my least favourite J-pop lady group sounds.


REIKO – So Good

I admire the great vibes, however this isn’t for me.


Sean Oshima – Kuchibirowo Mikatani (Sing Sing Sing)

This can be a bit too “campfire singalong” for me, however I nonetheless love his voice.


Sekai No Owari – Romantic

Considered one of their extra boring songs, sadly.


TK from Ling tosite sigure – Tagatame

I like his songwriting however his vocals have at all times put me off from diving additional into his work. Nonetheless, this track is actually good so I may should take that plunge.


VK Blanka – By no means Run

A satisfying, upbeat pop observe.


&TEAM – Samidare

I wrote about this right here. I assumed it was uninteresting.



Bullet Prepare (Choutokkyuu) – EBiDAY EBiNAI (2014)

I’ve been obsessive about Bullet Prepare’s newest single Steal A Kiss currently, so I assumed I’d share one among my favourite tracks from their early years. That refrain is epic!

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