Forget K-Pop for a moment. Can't we discuss J-Pop. Just a little?
Anyone on /mu/ listening to anything in particular?
浜崎あゆみ / 『ayu-mi-x 7 presents ayu trance 4』
great album, my fave from that series was ayu-mi-x 7 presents ayu-ro mix 4 since i'm a sucker for cheesy eurobeat. love her ayu-mi-x 6 silver album too
i've been out of the loop with j-pop lately. i did like miliyah kato's last album
Utada Hikaru was one of the first musicians I ever really got into outside of my parents' influence
I cried when my friend told me she was taking an indefinite hiatus. Even now when I listen to this song it just pierces my heart so much https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfpX8lkaSdk
Fuck off cunt, this is a music board, not a weeaboo board.
And before you start, just because this site was set up as an anime imageboard doesn't any more mean this is a weeaboo site now, than the fact that France was set up as a monarchy means it still is.
There are plenty of weeaboo boards for weeboos, but this isn't one of them.
Only thing more entertaining about k-pop girls is that they buy a new face every 6 months, must be kinda exciting.
>no image dvds
>shitty watered down photobooks
yeah, no thanks
You can claim this as much as you want and scream about weeaboos as loudly as you can but it will never change a thing. I hope this fact eventually sinks in and you stop caring so much about an image board for vietnamese wood carvings.
Cause everyone here hates kpop. I mean admit it that's fine, but when I'm in a Jpop thread i never say I listen to Kpop - because i don't really have to tell them.
I'm pretty sure anywhere else besides /mu/ is fine though
>been listening to tohoshinki for years
>they aren't even native japanese but dedicated their careers to becoming fluent in moonrunes just to promote in japan
>hard work pays of and get consecutive number 1 placements in the oricon chart, sold out tokyo dome concerts, massive success
>tfw they will never sing as 5 again.
who else tohoshinki here?
the decline of japan and the rise of korea feels so weird
remember when japan was the hot new thing? well, now korea is better at pop idol groups, pop culture in general, actually, including apparently comic books and obviously gaming, and their general economy seems more dynamic too
I really struggle to get into jpop outside of kyary, capsule, and a handful of others. I find kpop much more accessible with slicker production. there's a tonne of great japanese music that isn't jpop though
Assuming you haven't already check out Perfume anon
Assuming you haven't already check out Babymetal anon
I /Perfume? here.
I love the music video for this song. That's not something that i thought I would say about any modern music video, but it's just so ridiculous and funny.
>at least it sounds modern
It's modern because it's chasing newest western trends and I don't understand how that makes it better than j-pop.
Japan doesn't give a fuck and just does what it wants that's why we get gems like perfume or whacky shit like Momoiro clover (which korea tried to copy too).
True a lot of it is stagnant shit but I don't see much difference between stagnant modern shit or old shit.
My favorite MV is probably Nee but yeah i get you
Musically, i prefer their earlier two albums. Nakata production game was on point.
>Japan doesn't give a fuck and just does what it wants
and that's precisely why it doesn't appeal to anyone outside of japan.
jrock on the other hand, i'll say, is pretty accessible, and that's because it's totally indebted to western rock.
Rock scene isn't normal there either.
For some reason math rock and post hardcore have a huge boom there.
This is literally the most popular rock band in japan right now.