Category: J-Pop

Song of the Week for Oct. 7th, 2012

For now, we’re continuing with Japanese bands and songs. 歩み by GREEEEN I first heard this song on a plane ride from the US to Incheon (on my way to Japan). With a 12-hour-ish flight, this song was able to be repeated many times. I don’t know how many times I played the song, but …

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Song of the Week for Sep. 30th, 2012

The last song of September: SWEET RAIN SWEET HOME by Fuzzy Control There’s something simple about this song that makes it likable. It’s not terribly fast nor involving, but it keeps the same tone throughout the song. This is actually the first song I have heard from this band. I don’t know if this style …

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Song of the Week for Sep. 23rd, 2012

Here’s an interesting one: ダンデライオン by Bump of Chicken I really like Bump of Chicken. I think they do a fantastic job lyrically, and it helps that they know how to make a song sound good, too. This song is interesting because the pace and tone don’t exactly fit the lyrics. The lyrics start with talking …

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Song of the Week for Sep. 16th, 2012

Here’s a good one: 17才 by Base Ball Bear This song is so good that I sang it at karaoke twice in the same day. It was the first time I had ever sung it at karaoke, and it was so good I just had to sing it again. This really could be a perfect …

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