Song Review: Exile – Paradox
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Song Review: Exile – Paradox

Whenever Exile drops a new single, it feels like we’ve reached the final boss level. With more focus on the various Jr. Exile groups, their releases are less frequent than in years past. But, Exile is still the pillar of the whole enterprise, pulling in performers from various units to create a powerhouse squad. To … Continue reading

Song Review: BTS – Film Out
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Song Review: BTS – Film Out

Taking BTS’s success out of the equation, it’s fascinating to trace how much their music has changed since their 2013 debut. As happens with many world-conquering pop groups, their sound expanded beyond a niche market, becoming more palatable to a wider audience. This has its upsides and downsides, but in general I think BTS have … Continue reading

Song Review: M!LK – Energy
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Song Review: M!LK – Energy

M!LK released my second-favorite J-pop single of last year, but I’ve followed them long before that. Though their early work drew from the idol world’s more exaggerated aspects, it’s been rewarding to hear their music mature and develop as the guys have grown older. Part of that development hinges upon collaboration, and that’s exactly what … Continue reading

Song Review: KAT-TUN – Roar
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Song Review: KAT-TUN – Roar

KAT-TUN are currently celebrating their 15th anniversary, and I hope that means we’ll be hearing a lot from them. It’s been nearly two years since their last album, and because the Kame x Yamapi project was scrapped last year, we haven’t even heard any solo music in the interim. KAT-TUN were one of my entry … Continue reading

Song Review: Voyz Boy – Galaxy
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Song Review: Voyz Boy – Galaxy

In Japan, massive idol group collectives tend to be concentrated on female performance units, usually ending in a “46” or “48.” But, Voyz Entertainment has thrown their hat in the ring with their 44-member Voyz Boy. The group is split into four color-coated units, though the music video shared here spotlights twelve members pulled from … Continue reading