Have you heard SHINee?!?!?
Also Verbal from mflo's collaboration with Crystal Kay, Ex-boyfriend.
Ayumi Hamasaki needs to retire already~ Her best work was Dearest.
I havent listened to much K-pop or any nonenglish J-pop artist, but the two K-pop artist i actually know are F(x) and SHINee. and SHINee just because he was featured in F(x)'s Lollipop, and has an amazing voice. (Im a guy) I love hot summer, the newest album, and cannot wait for the next.
As for J-pop, all i've heard of is Utada. but i've not listened to any of her Japanese songs. I remember some J-Pop posters while visiting japan, but couldnt read thjem so i had no time to listen to any of there music. hence why i like K-pop better.
And you questioned my sanity. My Anime List
'The Boys' is being delayed. Apparently the Girls are going to release an album stateside, and then release 'The Boys' worldwide. I don't see why they can't just release 'The Boys' but SM Entertainment kinda sucks.
Also, SHINee is like a poor man's TVXQ. Well, now it's the only TVXQ since the actual TVXQ sucks more now than they ever did...
I'm really addicted to K-POP right now. I'm listening to the album of Brown Eyed Girls right about now. I can't wait for SNSD's comeback album, so sad it got delayed
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Ayumi is a bad singer, that is not opinion it is just matter of fact. Her popularity is based on her looks, u mad bro? Lol.
SHINee is not the best, but TVXQ aka Tohoshinki is not either.
I will say I like them more than what I've heard of SHINee.
Particularly "Weep" and "Back to Tomorrow", their Japanese is so good, I only recently found out they were Korean, after some research.
Same goes for Rainbow, I heard "A" and thought they were Japanese.
Point is everyone has better Japanese skills than SHINee.
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TVXQ is the quintessential Kpop boyband. They were the biggest, they were one at the beginning of the boy/girl band wave. Every boyband is essentially following in their footsteps. That's all I meant by SHINee being a poor man's TVXQ
I'm a BlackJack haha, but I also like SNSD / SHINee.
I got into K-Pop a year ago and it is so catchy. Some of my friends also like J-Pop but I'm too lazy to even Youtube some J-Pop artists.
Does anyone know some good J-Pop artists :]?
That emoting I heard on Dearest and many of her biggest songs reminds me of someone being tortured, distorting notes, but obviously we have to agree to disagree.
I also disagree with what you said about Tohoshinki and their new stuff sucking.
In other news, does anyone like Kumi Koda's music?
I tend to enjoy her ballads, such as Ai wo Tomenaide, Anata Dake ga etc.
You don't have the slightest clue about the Japanese market or what it takes to be successful long term there. Ayumi is 33. She lost any semblance of "sex appeal" to the Japanese people a LONG time ago. And that's never what she was popular for. You never see her being remotely sexual in any of her videos. She was famous for her personal lyrics, a rarity in the Japanese market especially in 1998 when she debuted. Her lyrics touched people. If you see her live you'll notice that most of the fans in the audience are women. Because, you know, women are totally the ones who'd like a female artist because she's "sexy."
We can disagree, you can believe what you want about Ayumi's voice. And I can believe what I want. But know that it is your opinion and don't go masquerading it around as fact. And I'll do the same. What I have just spent the time laboriously explaining to you is, however, documented fact. You cannot dominate the market for 13 years, especially in a market that people are generally lucky if they're popular for two or three years, because you're "pretty." Ayumi is a talented songwriter, that's where her strength is. She may not be a vocal wonder, but she is a talented individual.
Also, as much as I love me some Koda Kumi ballads, Ai Wo Tomenaide is probably one of her worst. It sounds like Aitakute with ~dramatical instruments~ and Aitakute was one of the worst songs on Deja vu
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Ai wo Tomenaide is a much more epic Aitakute, and the only place they are similar is in the background music arrangement of the chorus.
My impression is that Ayumi is like the Britney Spears of Japan, who actually writes her own music.
What is your stance on いきものがかり？
My favourite J-Pop artists are AKB48, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Ayumi Hamasaki. But there are literally hundreds
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Those are two giant places to be similar. I don't think it's as strong as last year's Suki dex3/Anata Dake ga ballads. And I didn't even like Suki dex3 that much. Anata Dake ga, though, is amazing. My favorite Koda Kumi ballad will always be a toss up between Futari de... and hands though.
I'm not a fan of Ikimono-gakari. The timbre of the lead singer's voice disagrees with my ears.
SNSD I can agree with but 2NE1 bubblegummy? They're probably the least bubblegum girl group out there. And try SNSD's Japanese album, that's not 'cute' and 'girly'.
For Rainbow recommendations, my favourite songs are A, Gossip Girl, SO COOL, TO ME and Mach.
Yay, good to see this forum has a J-Pop/K-Pop/M-Pop thread.
Well, Ayumi Hamasaki is my favorite artist of all time. But I also really like KOTOKO, Lia, MELL, Utuda Hikaru, alan, BoA, 2NE1, ect. Basically all the I've Sound girls and "J-Pop Queens".
The most recent artists I've gotten into are Ayaka Ikio and Riryka.
Take this then, I really like Dearest, what other stuff by Ayumi can you recommend me in the flavor of dearest, please and tkyou.
It's weird because I like Anata Dake ga and Aitakute, but not as much as Ai wo Tomenaide alot more, and you feel opposite.
Nice to see we can disagree without mudslinging like happens in Anime Spoilers.
What other ballads of KK do you recommend.
Also I've yet to find any upbeat music of hers I can like.
Another member today asked me "How do you even know about Rainbow"
And she implied even in Korea, they are relatively unknown, is this so?
I did enjoy "A"s Korean video better. They looked alot cuter there.
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Songs like Dearest...? Hmm... CAROLS comes to mind, so do most of her epic grand ballads (No way to say, JEWEL, momentum, HEAVEN, Together when..., You were..., BALLAD, MOON, Virgin Road, and beloved.)
Futari de... and hands Those are amazing ballads. So is No Way from UNIVERSE, that's exceptional.
While it's not REALLY a ballad, IN THE AIR from 4 TIMES is also an exceptional song, probably one of my favorite songs released this year period. I'm surprised that you don't like her upbeat music, some of it's even better than her ballads (TABOO <3) and this, which is hands down my favorite Koda Kumi song