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broz0rs
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(02-16-2017, 10:20 AM)
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48g idol Haruppi of HKT48 tweeted a behind the scenes footage of her close-ups for her group's latest MV. She has an assortment of facial expressions, all of which are cute lol

バグっていいじゃん (behind the scenes)
Kurita
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(02-16-2017, 10:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Very Berry Sunday

I'm still trying to decide which Japanese music to listen to first. Looking for critically acclaimed albums.

I did listen to a woman, who sang in English, but her English is good, but isn't that great.

Is there a list of masterpieces, like Rolling Stone top 500 albums of all time? I'm looking for critically acclaimed albums that are as good or better than top 500 albums of all time. And boy did I find masterpieces in that list, such as In The Court of The Crimson King.

Did you actually give a shot to the albums people mentioned when you've asked? There was plenty of damn good stuff in there, not sure why you want a "critically acclaimed masterpieces" list so much.
Just start from these recommendations and see what resonates with you.

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Awesome City Club – 青春の胸騒ぎ
Kinda wanted a MV for Movin' on or Sunriseまで but that'll do.

Bentham / 激しい雨
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SweetDonuts
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(02-16-2017, 10:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Very Berry Sunday

I'm still trying to decide which Japanese music to listen to first. Looking for critically acclaimed albums.

I did listen to a woman, who sang in English, but her English is good, but isn't that great.

Is there a list of masterpieces, like Rolling Stone top 500 albums of all time? I'm looking for critically acclaimed albums that are as good or better than top 500 albums of all time. And boy did I find masterpieces in that list, such as In The Court of The Crimson King.

Whom?? this could be so many people.
Kurita
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(02-16-2017, 11:53 AM)
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Currently listening to Negoto's latest album, ETERNALBEAT. Holy crap, I'm just 4 songs in but it's freaking great. Might top VISION if the rest of the album is as strong.

EDIT : finished it, second half was also pretty solid. highly recommended
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Kansoku
(02-16-2017, 02:14 PM)
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Ehhhhhh. The album is not bad, it's pretty good actually. But it's pretty different from their usual stuff, in a baaaad way. It's way too synth heavy and way too mellow. DESTINY, Ribbon and シグナル are great, and reminiscent of their older stuff. The rest is fine, but just fine. I like the album, but I hope it's an one off, and they'll go back to their VISION sound.
MezzoForte
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(02-16-2017, 02:27 PM)
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when someone asks for "all time" recs, it's always interesting to see what people like to mention. As someone who's always listening to new stuff, when someone asks for classics, masterpieces, etc. in any given style of music it's important to step back and look for the ones that have stood the test of time. This of course doesn't give newer albums much of a chance, and the stuff that you're consuming the most of probably will seem not to get so much as a nod in the eyes of someone on the outside, so to speak. It's not really a reflection of the music, but the time it has been allowed to show how well it's held up and what audience it reached and stuck with.

that said. Two more I would highlight for the guy.

Flower Travellin Band - Satori

stump rec'd this one, I have to second. A legit really fucking amazing rock album and a classic in every sense of the word.

Sabbat - The Dwelling

this one is coming as a more personal rec, but if someone ever wanted to do so much as a top 10 Japanese metal albums and this wasn't there, I'd hella laugh. Seriously though this is a really amazing LP.
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Kurita
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(02-16-2017, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kansoku

Ehhhhhh. The album is not bad, it's pretty good actually. But it's pretty different from their usual stuff, in a baaaad way. It's way too synth heavy and way too mellow. DESTINY, Ribbon and シグナル are great, and reminiscent of their older stuff. The rest is fine, but just fine. I like the album, but I hope it's an one off, and they'll go back to their VISION sound.

That's what I liked! lol
The first 5 tracks blew me away, while Destiny is cool but too classic. I'd say I like this album as much as VISION, for completely different reasons.

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One of my favorite tracks from his latest album! Cool video.
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chrominance
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(02-16-2017, 02:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kansoku

Ehhhhhh. The album is not bad, it's pretty good actually. But it's pretty different from their usual stuff, in a baaaad way. It's way too synth heavy and way too mellow. DESTINY, Ribbon and シグナル are great, and reminiscent of their older stuff. The rest is fine, but just fine. I like the album, but I hope it's an one off, and they'll go back to their VISION sound.

I miss the guitars a lot too, but I haven't listened to it a ton so maybe it'll grow on me. I really loved Z'OOM and VISION and I remember thinking Asymmetry was just okay, so this isn't hugely surprising.
akileese
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(02-16-2017, 06:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by stump sock

they're not technically dead. I think they want to keep going with a new singer.

24 years is a long time to make a change though. To me, it'd never be the same. I'm curious if they would keep going in a sort of 65daysofstatic sense with just music and no vocals. Musically they're absolutely brilliant and it would still work very well.
Kurita
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(02-17-2017, 03:03 AM)
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New androp single, Prism, on May 10th!
01. Prism
02. Ryusei
03. BGM(single ver.)

They're moving to Universal with this release. Really hope this means more promotion/tie-ups for them, they deserve waaaaaaay more recognition.
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ladyluthien
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(02-17-2017, 03:08 AM)
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Superfly will be releasing a 10th anniversary album on April 4th. Here's the website that shows the covers and what will be included on the 3CD and the limited 4CD collection:
Superfly 10th Anniversary
The covers are amazing, and looking forward to this very much but I'm also a bit worried she might be heading to the end of her career. She's been very quiet the last few months due to an illness involving her throat. I'm hoping she's recovering well and will come back but right now she's being very quiet :(
evanmisha
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(02-17-2017, 03:12 AM)
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Both new Koda Kumi singles are horribly underwhelming
neshcom
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(02-17-2017, 04:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by evanmisha

Both new Koda Kumi singles are horribly underwhelming

shock. shock and awe.

I feel like I dig one new Koda Kumi song every couple of years, but she's so under the radar to me now... I dug Dance in the Rain, but that was 2014???
Wulfric
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(02-17-2017, 04:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by evanmisha

Both new Koda Kumi singles are horribly underwhelming

Which one? I didn't know she released anything lately.

Originally Posted by neshcom

I feel like I dig one new Koda Kumi song every couple of years, but she's so under the radar to me now... I dug Dance in the Rain, but that was 2014???

I haven't loved a Kumi song since 恋しくて... like 5 years ago.
evanmisha
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(02-17-2017, 05:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wulfric

Which one? I didn't know she released anything lately.

Double A-side out today. One single from each side of the double album she's releasing. Meh

Originally Posted by Wulfric

I haven't loved a Kumi song since 恋しくて... like 5 years ago.

I haven't loved one since Shake It in 2005.

EDIT: which I loved ironically

EDIT: unironically. The most brazenly sexual song and video combo I've ever seen to this day to the point of humor. I don't actually know where my love for that lands on the irony scale, to be honest.

EDIT: Okay, forgot that I LOVE her cover of the Cutie Honey theme for the '00s live action. So I did love a Koda Kumi song once. Apparently, my feelings toward her are complex and worthy of 3 edits.
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neshcom
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(02-17-2017, 07:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by evanmisha

Double A-side out today. One single from each side of the double album she's releasing. Meh



I haven't loved one since Shake It in 2005.

EDIT: which I loved ironically

EDIT: unironically. The most brazenly sexual song and video combo I've ever seen to this day to the point of humor. I don't actually know where my love for that lands on the irony scale, to be honest.

EDIT: Okay, forgot that I LOVE her cover of the Cutie Honey theme for the '00s live action. So I did love a Koda Kumi song once. Apparently, my feelings toward her are complex and worthy of 3 edits.

Reminds me of JUICY from her Black Cherry album (not a single, but an album PV).
llehuty
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(02-17-2017, 10:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wulfric

I haven't loved a Kumi song since 恋しくて... like 5 years ago.

Hotel and money in my bag were decent (released 3 years ago).
SweetDonuts
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(02-17-2017, 10:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wulfric

Which one? I didn't know she released anything lately

倖田來未 / Ultraviolet(from Album 「W FACE~outside~」)

倖田來未 / BRIDGET SONG (from Album 「W FACE~inside~」)

I guess it's good she's creating songs she loves, they just aren't that good...or popular. But, Pop Diva, Lollipop etc were all great Kumi songs, it's been a while since I've liked a release of hers.
Zoe
(02-17-2017, 04:43 PM)
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Those new songs aren't singles, just album cuts.

Originally Posted by neshcom

Reminds me of JUICY from her Black Cherry album (not a single, but an album PV).

But Juicy was a single.
ladyluthien
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(02-17-2017, 06:18 PM)
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Dreaming Now is probably the last physical single from Kumi that I loved. I like her music but some songs are absolute love and the others can be absolute ugh.
Bon Voyage was a good album I enjoyed, Walk of my Life not so much but it did have a couple of good songs on it. So far from what I'm hearing of the two recent sneak peeks, I'm not too impressed. Hoping the rest will be good! The instrumental previews that were posted on Twitter sounded promising.
neshcom
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(02-17-2017, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zoe

But Juicy was a single.

Oh shit, yeah, I forgot about that 12 weeks of singles thing. Dang.
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(02-17-2017, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by neshcom

Oh shit, yeah, I forgot about that 12 weeks of singles thing. Dang.

Actually Juicy was part of 4 Hot Wave.

The 12 weeks singles was kind of BS, but at least we got a PV for everything.
And I bought every single one along with Second Session >_>
kasane
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(02-17-2017, 07:58 PM)
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Wow im really digging My Hair is bad

緑黄色社会 / またね

i love her voice too
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vincenzogrubb
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(02-18-2017, 01:35 AM)
Some English-translated reading material:

The second Ano interview from IDOL AND READ is pretty in depth and provides some rare insight into what she really thinks. I still kind of worry about her sometimes though.

In this world, words are everywhere, and of course some can bring salvation. But words are powerful enough to affect peopleís minds ó and so they are just as capable of inspiring hope as they can inspire despair. Itís so easy to blurt out a few words and hurt other people in the process. I truly think words are violent. Thatís why there are times when I donít want to be influenced by all of those things.
And that made me like music even more.

Also the first interview with new Especia member Mia Nascimento, which took place the day after they announced their disbandment.
stump sock
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(02-18-2017, 02:10 AM)
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The Ano thing is a good read.

There There Theres (previously BRGH) has a live show streaming on youtube right now but it's been on for like an hour with no sound. maybe the archive will be fixed?
Kurita
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(02-18-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by kasane

Wow im really digging My Hair is bad

Check out their latest album, woman's. Could very well be a modern classic.
LayLa
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(02-18-2017, 02:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by vincenzogrubb

Some English-translated reading material:

The second Ano interview from IDOL AND READ is pretty in depth and provides some rare insight into what she really thinks. I still kind of worry about her sometimes though.

thanks for this link, she's always been an enigma to me so v interesting to get some idea of how she thinks. Damn how many of these girls were bullied at school, a lot of the BiSH girls had similar stories in their interviews.
chrominance
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(02-18-2017, 02:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by vincenzogrubb

Some English-translated reading material:

The second Ano interview from IDOL AND READ is pretty in depth and provides some rare insight into what she really thinks. I still kind of worry about her sometimes though.



Also the first interview with new Especia member Mia Nascimento, which took place the day after they announced their disbandment.

Reading Erika's interview now. Geez, they knew they were disbanding back in October. So basically the new Especia was really only a thing for two and a half months. The move to Tokyo really fucked things up, I guess. Also, I don't know if it's an Especia thing or if all idol interviews are like this, but they're surprisingly frank about their disappointment at how things turned out. The interviews they gave when three members graduated last year were similarly upfront about how each of them saw their futures. I'd always assumed Japanese idol groups were practically forced to be all rainbows and sunshine, or at least vapid/quirky.

(though reading that Ano interview, that goes to some heavy places too)
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Aizo
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(02-18-2017, 02:42 AM)
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Where's our resident Hip-Hop guy? Any recommendations from the last year?
ladyluthien
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(02-18-2017, 05:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zoe

And I bought every single one along with Second Session >_>

So did I haha
Slowdive
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(02-18-2017, 06:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by vincenzogrubb

Some English-translated reading material:

The second Ano interview from IDOL AND READ is pretty in depth and provides some rare insight into what she really thinks. I still kind of worry about her sometimes though.



Also the first interview with new Especia member Mia Nascimento, which took place the day after they announced their disbandment.

I mentioned this before but Ano tweeted some depressing stuff and deleted it almost straight away last month, I feel bad for her. Something along the lines of she's lonley all the time, got hardly any friends, she doesn't trust anyone, she blames herself and all she can do is put on an act.

I really hope Mia doesn't just disappear.

The new Koda Kumi songs are pretty bad.
Kurita
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(02-18-2017, 07:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aizo

Where's our resident Hip-Hop guy? Any recommendations from the last year?

Creepy Nuts - たりないふたり
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVaZf3GliDs

KANDYTOWN - KANDYTOWN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIXrGAaSZNo

SANABAGUN. - デンジャー
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE74T237Ixo

KOHH - DIRT II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5InHLAraLgQ
Aizo
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(02-18-2017, 11:23 AM)
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How would you all feel about a Japanese Music GAF LINE group? If you're interested, send me your LINE IDs. I'll make a group. I just keep thinking I wish that there was an easier way to share stuff with you all more quickly.
Alanood
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(02-18-2017, 12:58 PM)
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NEWS' recent singles has some top-notch catchy songs. Snow Dance is incredible.
Kurita
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(02-18-2017, 01:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Alanood

NEWS' recent singles has some top-notch catchy songs. Snow Dance is incredible.

Randomly heard it recently, it was pretty tight. I don't really pay attention to Johnny's bands that aren't Arashi (whose recent input is hit or miss, which is a shame after their great albums Popcorn and Love) and Kanjani8. Maybe I should keep an eye on NEWS.
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(02-18-2017, 03:20 PM)
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I met Ian Martin tonight and talked for a good while. Pretty cool guy, and he knows some really cool musicians. I think a bunch of you would have really enjoyed the show tonight.
llehuty
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(02-19-2017, 02:35 AM)
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Faint⋆Star - Wonder Trip
Faint⋆Star - 真冬のTropical Night

I don't think this was posted before and it's fantastic. I like this duo so much, and I'm happy they are still trying with the electro-pop sound.
Rainy
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(02-19-2017, 05:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by kasane


緑黄色社会 / またね

i love her voice too

緑黄色社会 / Bitter is great too, wow I love this band.
Aizo
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(02-19-2017, 06:34 AM)
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One of the bands I saw last night, 泣き顔ツインテール, seems like something Stump, Larsa, and Slowdive would be into. I love that song I linked about wanting to quit the band.
Kurita
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(02-19-2017, 07:46 AM)
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Almost forgot SPECIAL OTHERS had a new collab album coming soon.
Can't wait to hear the song with Gen from 04 Limited Sazabys, the snippet sounds great
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVa0NaJ2-pI
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Originally Posted by Aizo

One of the bands I saw last night, 泣き顔ツインテール, seems like something Stump, Larsa, and Slowdive would be into. I love that song I linked about wanting to quit the band.

I'm liking this! The songs on soundcloud are good too, going to buy their album, only £9 including shipping.
Aizo
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I talked to them after the show, and they're nice, too! They were amused that I used to live near their hometown. I bought the album, and I'll probably go see them play in March.
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New ポルカドットスティングレイ!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5st_BGFpLI

Song is amazing as always.
kasane will love this.
Kurita
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Originally Posted by Kansoku

New ポルカドットスティングレイ!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5st_BGFpLI

Song is amazing as always.
kasane will love this.

LOL, the TV hosts are Ashizawa Muneto, the creator of Futeneko, and his wife. That's random.


ONE OK ROCK x WANIMA *insert a dozen fire emojis*


The fuck, when did Toru's arms get big
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stump sock
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(02-19-2017, 04:14 PM)
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There There Theresお披露目ワンマン「GOOD MORNING WORLD」

with audio this time
kasane
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ポルカドットスティングレイ「エレクトリック・パブリック」MV

NEW POLKA DOT SING RAY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHG

EDIT: I SEE MI LATE BUT NEVER TOO LATEE

EDIT2: THE LATEX SUIT I CANT BREATHHHH

FUCK honestly is this how those kpop fangirls or fujoshis feels towards their biases cause i get it now
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ladyluthien
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Originally Posted by Kurita

Creepy Nuts - たりないふたり
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVaZf3GliDs

KANDYTOWN - KANDYTOWN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIXrGAaSZNo

SANABAGUN. - デンジャー
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE74T237Ixo

KOHH - DIRT II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5InHLAraLgQ

This is all great, thanks for all the recommendations

I wish Namie would collab on another Suite Chic album. Loved the first.
Very Berry Sunday
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(02-19-2017, 07:16 PM)
Does Japan have amazing Progressive Rock music? I'm loving In The Court of Crimson King after discovering it.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzGt2tXOC9g
Rainy
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Originally Posted by kasane

ポルカドットスティングレイ「エレクトリック・パブリック」MV

NEW POLKA DOT SING RAY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHG

EDIT: I SEE MI LATE BUT NEVER TOO LATEE

EDIT2: THE LATEX SUIT I CANT BREATHHHH

FUCK honestly is this how those kpop fangirls or fujoshis feels towards their biases cause i get it now

I honestly feel the same way.

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