Song Review: KAT-TUN – Unstoppable
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Song Review: KAT-TUN – Unstoppable

After their reemergence with April’s excellent Ask Yourself, KAT-TUN have released their first full-length album in four years. Its diverse set of songs does a good job encapsulating the group’s twelve-year career — but though they’ve tackled many different genres throughout the years, KAT-TUN have always returned to their distinct blend of anthemic pop rock. … Continue reading

Song Review: Kis-My-Ft2 – L.O.V.E
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Song Review: Kis-My-Ft2 – L.O.V.E

One of the nice things for fans of Johnny’s Entertainment groups is the frequency of their comebacks. The agency’s stable of acts each average two to four releases a year, usually including a stuffed-to-the-brims album. It’s only been about three months since Kis-My-Ft2’s last full-length, but they’re back with L.O.V.E, which sees them donning their … Continue reading

Song Review: News – Blue
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Song Review: News – Blue

News are no stranger to World Cup anthems. This partnership has already resulted in my favorite single of theirs — 2012’s World Quest — as well as the excellent One (For The Win) two years later. Now they’re back with Blue, which sounds exactly as you’d expect it to. But when it comes to News … Continue reading

Song Review: V6 – Crazy Rays
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Song Review: V6 – Crazy Rays

V6 are the longest-running group still releasing music under j-pop agency Johnny’s Entertainment. Debuting all the way back in 1995, they’ve tackled almost every genre imaginable. And refreshingly, the group hasn’t allowed their age to drive their sound towards adult contemporary schlockiness. In fact, it feels like their team is taking the exact opposite approach … Continue reading

Song Review: King & Prince – Cinderella Girl
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Song Review: King & Prince – Cinderella Girl

Dominant j-pop agency Johnny’s Entertainment hasn’t debuted a new act since 2014, making King & Prince’s arrival highly anticipated. The group is a combination of two trainee units, Mr. King and Prince, and has already proven to be a huge commercial success with first single Cinderella Girl (シンデレラガール). As with most Johnny’s acts, no one voice … Continue reading