Song Review: Kis-My-Ft2 – A10TION
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Song Review: Kis-My-Ft2 – A10TION

Kis-My-Ft2 are celebrating their tenth anniversary, and that means it’s time for the requisite greatest hits package. Yes, Japan still does “greatest hits” albums – and they actually sell well! Kis-My-Ft2 remain my favorite Johnny’s group, though that’s as much to do with their entertaining personalities and interplay as the actual music. Still, I put … Continue reading

Song Review: Kis-My-Ft2 – To Yours
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Song Review: Kis-My-Ft2 – To Yours

As entertainment industries around the globe slowed down in March, Johnny’s Entertainment powered ahead. The month brought us no less than three full JE albums, including one from my faves Kis-My-Ft2. Granted, these releases had been scheduled and announced months in advance, but it was still a nice treasure trove just when I needed it … Continue reading

The Top 20 J-Pop Songs of 2018
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The Top 20 J-Pop Songs of 2018

Each year, I try to delve deeper into the vast world of J-pop. 2018, in particular, rewarded that persistence. J-pop may be difficult to find for international listeners, but it provided a wonderful antidote to some of K-pop’s overused trends. This countdown is usually littered with Japanese title tracks by Korean groups, but this year … Continue reading