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24.04 Weekly J-pop “Review” but I suck at Instagramming

Hello. Usually I post these weekly reviews on Instagram but I have been failing to do that lately. It’s kinda fun to make the post but at the same time it’s like I can’t be bothered to post on Instagram. How do people social media? It’s hard and tiring.

Anyway, here’s this week’s selection. Let’s go~

CHiCO with HoneyWorks 『冒険のVLOG』

I don’t mind this song. It’s an upbeat happy-go-lucky song showcasing one character’s journey around the world and of course, as someone who wishes she could travel more – I’m totally up for that. So basically, a feel good song if you like that kinda thing.

HoneyWorks feat.Hanon – 人生は最高の暇つぶし

Another HoneyWorks song. This one is okay as well but I like the song above better.

LiSA 『Another Great Day!!』

Quite a rocking song, in the beginning especially. Once the vocals kicking into the verses and chorus, it doesn’t rock with me as much as before. Not a bad song, but not 100% there for me.

ONE OK ROCK – Renegades 

I never really got into ONE OK ROCK even though they seem rather popular in their own right (oh, for sure, they definitely are), but despite their sound being something you’d think I like…I don’t actually? I don’t find it bad but it doesn’t spark anything in me. Song is kinda a mood though.

EXILE TAKAHIRO – Lovers Again

Not bad actually? I’m surprised I don’t mind this song as in I didn’t find it boring or lackluster. It’s a chill song I wouldn’t mind playing or hearing in a café while I study or read a novel.

DUSTCELL – 命の行方

Despite the interesting MV, the song didn’t really capture my attention as much as the visuals did.

マカロニえんぴつ「はしりがき」

Oh, this is a song I can get behind too. It has those feel good vibes similar to the Honeyworks song except while this sounds like that, what we’re seeing sends a different message.

さとうもか (Satou Moka) – ラムネにシガレット

This word that popped up into my mind as I listened to this song was: lifeless. I don’t mean that in a bad way…kinda, but I don’t think this song is for me.

ACCAMER「最深」

This song is also kinda meh for me.

kiki vivi lily – ココロオドル with nobodyknows+ 

The chords (melody? Shoot, like I said, I don’t know music) but those notes that are constantly played throughout the song really remind of a K-pop song called “Dolphin,” by Oh My Girl. They aren’t exactly the same but there’s similarities. Anyways, don’t got much else to say about this song honestly.

=LOVE(イコールラブ) – cinema

Yup, it’s a pretty typical J-pop girl group song though it is on the calmer side (no kawaii explosiveness here).

Dempagumi.inc – ” Princess Dempa Power ! Shine On ! “

As soon as this started I thought of Disney and hearing the lyrics/reading the subs really sinks that in. And I unironically love it. Quite entertaining to watch and listen to.

But then about halfway through, it shifts to…uh, showing the reality of things, let’s say. Still pretty great.

ねぐせ。(Neguse) -「彩り」

Well, this song will close us out this week on a chiller note.


Welp, that’s this week. Hopefully, I’ll put out this week on Instagram along with last week’s “review.” Eh, it’s not that egregious when I barely have any followers on there in the first place. Yup, that’s what I tell myself anyway.

See you guys next week!

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