Tuesday, November 21, 2017

ARASHI - Doors ~Yuuki no Kiseki~

CD

CD + DVD A

CD + DVD B

Doors ~Yuuki no Kiseki~ is ARASHI's 53rd single & it was released on 8th Nov .

This single was released a month + after their 16th album 「untitled」(song is not included in the album) & the A-side was used to promote NTV's Saki ni Umareta Dake no Boku drama starring member Sakurai Sho .

Doors ~Yuuki no Kiseki~ is described as a warm but powerful slight ballad with a message about the importance of looking ahead & moving forward even through any problems that involve relationships with people .

The warm medium-tempo ballad carries an encouraging message for listeners & the lyrics were written based on the drama theme .

There're a total of 5 B-sides available in Doors ~Yuuki no Kiseki~ . NOW or NEVER is available in the CD only & CD + DVD B versions of the single .

NOW or NEVER is also ARASHI's 1st B-side to have a video made & it's described as a jaunty pop no. with catchy dance moves . Promo wise , the song was used in the ads of Puzzle & Dragons handphone game that ARASHI stars in themselves .

Perfect Night & BORDER are exclusively found in the CD only version of Doors ~Yuuki no Kiseki~ while Winter days is only available in the CD + DVD version of the single .

ARASHI wraps up another successful fruitful year with the release of their 3rd single of 2017 , Doors ~Yuuki no Kiseki~ .

I thought Doors ~Yuuki no Kiseki~ was going to be included in 「untitled」 but I guess due to marketing tactics , JStorm decides to exclude it from the group's latest album (which I will write about it soon) .

On 1st listen , Doors ~Yuuki no Kiseki~ sounds like a typical ARASHI mid tempo ballad & there's no doubt that this no. is overshadowed by I'll be there & Tsunagu considerably as both songs are fantastic in their own respective right .

But over time , Doors ~Yuuki no Kiseki~ is actually not bad on whole & that goes for the B-sides too .

Considering that ARASHI has released so many B-sides over the past 18 years , I'm very surprised it took them so long to finally make a video for a B-side but it's better late than never as NOW or NEVER do deserve it as it's a great fun catchy song .

NOW or NEVER is frankly good to be A-side material which contrasts Doors ~Yuuki no Kiseki~ extremely well . I'm sure ARASHI could have released both songs together as another double A-side single but alas that didn't happened .

B-sides wise , this time round they're generally quite good (Perfect Night is a nice slow no. while BORDER is aggressive & should have more gruff) but I feel Winter days is the weak link as I was expecting it to be Winter theme but ironically that's not the case .

All in all I'm pleased on what ARASHI has released this year & I look forward to what else they have in store in 2018 !


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CD Review :: BREAKERZ - X

2 CDs

2 CDs + DVD A

2 CDs + 2 DVDs B

1st CD - 10th anniversary special collaboration album

1) GREAT AMBITIOUS Feat GLAY's JIRO & Toshi Nagai
2) RODEO DRIVE Feat GRANRODEO's e-ZUKA
3) BLACK SKY Feat SKY-HI
4) Golden Night ~Ogonshoku ni Dakishimete~ Feat Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho
5) Koi no Super Express Feat Choutokkyuu
6) Triangle Feat Trignal
7) NEVER ENDING STORY Feat MY FIRST STORY's Kid’z & Nob
8) She Is Devil
9) Hirari Mai Chiru Hana no Youni Feat Kuraki Mai
10) GOD Feat Ju-ken & ARIMATSU

2nd CD - Fans' Select Best

1) Ikusen no Meikyuu de Ikusen no Nazo wo Toite
2) SUMMER PARTY
3) Sekai wa Odoru
4) Ao no Mirai
5) Hikari
6) Everlasting Luv
7) SUGAR BABY
8) Kamisori
9) Angelic Smile
10) Birdman
11) Kokoro o Tsunaide
12) hEaVeN
13) FAKE LOVE
14) DESTROY CRASHER
15) Yume Monogatari

X is a 10th anniversary special album by BREAKERZ & it was released last month on 18th Oct .

Pronounces as Cross , X was released in celebration of BREAKERZ's 10th anniversary . X includes 10 songs in the 1st CD titled 10th anniversary special collaboration album which BREAKERZ sang a different track during each of the 10 BREAKERZ 10 Shunen 10ban Shoubu -VS- 2 man lives with 10 different artistes which took place this year from Jan to April .

Writing/composing credits in the 1st disc of X :

1) GREAT AMBITIOUS ; words : DAIGO music : DAIGO 
2) RODEO DRIVE ; words : DAIGO music : SHINPEI 
3) BLACK SKY ; words : DAIGO music : AKIHIDE 
4) Golden Night ~Ogonshoku ni Dakishimete~ ; words : DAIGO music : AKIHIDE 
5) Koi no Super Express ; words : DAIGO music : DAIGO 
6) Triangle ; words : DAIGO music : DAIGO 
7) NEVER ENDING STORY ; words : DAIGO music : SHINPEI 
8) She Is Devil ; words : DAIGO music : AKIHIDE 
9) Hirari Mai Chiru Hana no Youni ; words : DAIGO music : DAIGO 
10) GOD ; words : DAIGO music : DAIGO

Songs in X that have additional vocals in the songs themselves

- BLACK SKY Feat SKY-HI
- Golden Night ~Ogonshoku ni Dakishimete~ Feat Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho
- Koi no Super Express Feat Choutokkyuu
- Triangle Feat Trignal (dialogue , no singing done by Trignal)
- Hirari Mai Chiru Hana no Youni Feat Kuraki Mai ; used as the collaboration song to promote the 37th Sapporo White Illustration event that will take place during 24th - 25th Nov

Songs in X that have no additional vocals in the songs themselves

- GREAT AMBITIOUS Feat GLAY's JIRO & Toshi Nagai
- RODEO DRIVE Feat GRANRODEO's e-ZUKA
- NEVER ENDING STORY Feat MY FIRST STORY's Kid’z & Nob
- GOD Feat Ju-ken & ARIMATSU

The fanclub version of X includes BATTLE SE -VS- as a bonus track . BATTLE SE -VS- is the same music that's played at every start of the 10 BREAKERZ 10 Shunen 10ban Shoubu -VS- concert prior to the respective artiste and/or BREAKERZ come out onstage to perform .

This's the 2nd instrumental song that guitarist SHINPEI composed in the guys' discography , the 1st was for THEME OF FIGHTERZ in FIGHTERZ .

The 2nd CD in X is titled Request best which includes 15 songs that fans selected/voted online as part of Fans' Select Best . This year's single songs which BREAKERZ released ie. Ikusen no Meikyuu de Ikusen no Nazo wo Toite & Yume Monogatari made the cut .

BREAKERZ encapsulates the band's decade-long career in the special album X . As the title indicates , X captures the band's crossovers with other artists & with fans .

Typically when an artiste celebrates their 10th anniversary , they normally will release a best album but for BREAKERZ , they've chosen to do something a bit different from the norm .

I have to be honest to say that the guys' last studio album 0-ZERO- is my least favourite album of them as I thought the album could have been so much better (I'm still a bit sore that their 14th single RUSTY HEARTS wasn't included in 0-ZERO-) .

BREAKERZ's 1st 2 studio albums which were released 10 years ago , both of them had no singles but yet most of the songs are still timeless classics up to now .

Likewise , their 1st mini album Ao no Mirai have only 7 songs but they still stood the test of time even though it was released 9 years ago .

That said , I was genuinely surprised when I heard the 1st disc in X & the songs were more musically diverse than I thought .

I support/listen GLAY , SID & GRANRODEO so when I listened to the songs that BREAKERZ performed on the day/s when they shared the same stage with the respective artistes , they sound like something that the artiste themselves might sing themselves .

I like most of the songs in X & I especially enjoy BLACK SKY , Koi no Super Express & Hirari Mai Chiru Hana no Youni . I wasn't surprised that GREAT AMBITIOUS is the 1st song in the tracklist as it's definitely 1 of the standout songs .

Also X has a considerable amount of input from other musicians , be it the same ones that performed together with BREAKERZ during BREAKERZ 10 Shunen 10ban Shoubu -VS- and/or with guest vocals or not .

I suppose if the guys didn't released BREAKERZ BEST ~SINGLE COLLECTION~ 5 years ago , they wouldn't have chosen to do something like X but I appreciate that they've done something unique instead of releasing another typical best album .

End of the day , I'm really proud to support BREAKERZ & to be their fan for such a long time as I pretty much grew up with them over the years . Despite certain ups & downs in their fandom , I wouldn't trade it for anything else & I look forward to the next decade of their career .

Happy 10th anniversary !


Thursday, November 09, 2017

CD Review :: Aoyama Thelma - 10TH DIARY

CD Regular

2 CDs Limited

1) tonight
2) doctor doctor
3) Isshou Nakama
4) don't call me
5) Aishiteru yo , Sayonara ,
6) only care about you
7) My Only Lover
8) Pancake
9) Kimi ga Kimi de ite Kureru Kara
10) Nanda Kanda

10TH DIARY is Aoyama Thelma's 5th album & it was released on 6th Sept .

Aoyama's last full length album release was 2014's Lonely Angel . 10TH DIARY release was to celebrate Aoyama's 10th anniversary in the business & the album's release date happened 1 day after the release of Aoyama's 2007 debut single ONE WAY .

The inspiration behind 10TH DIARY covers & promo picture are based on ONE WAY as the single cover utilises sunflowers . 10TH DIARY includes 10 songs , inclusive of digital single My Only Lover .

All songs in 10TH DIARY were written by Aoyama . The 2nd CD in the 2 CDs version of 10TH DIARY is a 10TH ANNIVERSARY BEST MIX that includes 29 of Aoyama's songs , the long remix was handled by DJ RYO-Z .

Kicking things off in 10TH DIARY is tonight & the album opening track is surprising because it's a ballad unlike the next song doctor doctor which's an aggressive R&B upbeat no. .

Isshou Nakama was 1st released digitally on 30th Aug & a music video was made for the song with rapper AI , Kemio RIEHATA making cameo appearances .

don't call me is track #4 , followed by Aishiteru yo , Sayonara , which's the longest track in the album clocking in at almost 7 mins .

I was a bit daunted prior to hearing Aishiteru yo , Sayonara , but it's actually not bad despite the length .

only care about you is track #6 and lyrically the song's quite amusing but to hear Aoyama swear in it , that doesn't happen often from her .

My Only Lover was 1st released digitally back in Feb & it was chosen to be used as the 30th anniversary collaboration song for French cosmetics brand Guerlain's popular item Meteorites .

Written by Aoyama , the lyrics of My Only Lover show the singer's true feelings about wanting to fall in love .

Pancake & Kimi ga Kimi de ite Kureru Kara are the next 2 album tracks . Both of them are upbeat R&B songs and each of them is quite good in their own respective right .

Nanda Kanda wrap things up in 10TH DIARY and it's also the shortest song in the album . Unlike most of the other tracks , Nanda Kanda is very simplistic as it's just Aoyama singing alongside with an acoustic guitar which doesn't get any better than this .

Aoyama Thelma celebrates the 10th anniversary of her debut with the special album 10TH DIARY , which comes with 10 songs that exemplify her emotions & growth . The album's title harks back to her 1st album DIARY & the album cover features a sunflower, just like her debut single ONE WAY .

Honestly before hearing 10TH DIARY , I was sceptical as aside from My Only Lover , I wasn't sure what to expect from the album's new material .

But 10TH DIARY overall is surprisingly good & better than I've expected . I've supported/followed Aoyama pretty much since the beginning of her career so I know her music capability quite well & frankly Aoyama's most popular song Soba ni Iru ne is actually 1 of my least favourite as I find it very over-rated .

I still find it very unfortunate that after Aoyama's music peak , her career ain't the same as before but despite this , she still continue to release music & some of her non popular songs became some of my most favourite from her .

For Aoyama to release 10TH DIARY , it's kind of coming back full circle for her as both the visual concept & even the album's title paid homage to her debut which I thought it's quite cool .

I don't know how the future's like for Aoyama's music career but I enjoyed listening to 10TH DIARY and I will still continue to support her no matter how bad the circumstances are .


Sunday, November 05, 2017

Hilcrhyme - Koi no Honou

CD

CD + DVD

1) Koi no Honou
2) After Story
3) Magic Time
4) Koi no Honou -Original Instrumental-
5) After Story -Original Instrumental-
6) Magic Time -Original Instrumental-

Koi no Honou is Hilcrhyme's 21st single & it was released last month on 18th Oct .

The duo's last single release was last Nov's WARAE ~In The Mood~ . Koi no Honou was released on the same day as Hilcrhyme OFFICIAL YEARBOOK 2017-2018 「H」 .

2 B-sides are available in the single which both were released digitally prior to the physical single release of Koi no Honou .

After Story was 1st released digitally on 10th June . The song was used to promote the Shunkashuutou Monogatari movie & TOKYO MX's Kon'ya mo LL ♡ (LIVE & LOVE) drama .

The 2nd B-side Magic Time was 1st released digitally on 8th Sept & it was used as the tie up song for Natsu Matsuri in Sanrio Puroland .

I was surprised when I 1st heard Koi no Honou as it's not a typical upbeat Hilcrhyme song . In fact , I had vibes of Little Samba ~Jounetsu no Kinyoubi~ (B-side in debut single Jun'ya to Manami) as both tracks have that Latin music influence going on in them .

Not that it's a bad thing as I feel Little Samba ~Jounetsu no Kinyoubi~ is still 1 of the duo's best B-side songs and despite the inclusion of 2 songs that were already released digitally , I'm actually fine with it .

Hilcrhyme's 22nd single Namida no Tane , Shiawase no Hana will be released later this month on 22nd Nov .


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mika Nakashima - A or B

CD

CD + DVD

1) A or B
2) Happy Life (Mika Nakashima × Salyu)
3) A or B -instrumental-

A or B is Mika Nakashima's 42nd single & it was released last week on 25th Oct .

Mika's 8th album TOUGH was released in March .

A or B was used in the ads of Kao's Flare Fragrance Kokoro ni Hanasaku which actress Ishihara Satomi appears in the ad .

The A-side is described as a cute love song & it's a bright uptempo no. . The covers contrast each other , playing with the themes of Rain and Sunny .

A or B is a pop song about choosing between 2 different options in regards to love .

Happy Life serves as the B-side in the single & this was 1st released digitally on 12th May under the name Mika Nakashima × Salyu .

Produced by Kobayashi Takeshi , Happy Life was used in the ads of Tokyo Metro's Find my Tokyo. which also starred Ishihara Satomi & with Mika making a cameo appearance .

Mika's previous single Koi wo Suru showcased a different music side of her & similarly that goes for her latest single offering A or B .

1 thing that surprised me about A or B is the length as I didn't expect it to be quite long . I didn't quite like the song at 1st but the video no doubt changed my perception on it in due time .

Also I liked Happy Life when I 1st reviewed it so I have no issue for it to be included as the B-side in the single .

I'm not sure what Mika's next move will be but I assume that A or B will be her last music release of 2017 as she will be starting her new hall tour MIKA NAKASHIMA FULL COURSE TOUR 2017 ~YOU WON'T LOSE~ this coming Thurs & I'm quite sure she will be performing A or B .


Thursday, October 26, 2017

CD Review :: SPYAIR - KINGDOM

CD

2 CDs

2nd CD tracklist - acoustic songs . Disc is named Acoustic Sessions

1) Samurai Heart (Some Like It Hot !!) ; 4th single
2) RAGE OF DUST ; 19th single
3) Be with ; 20th single
4) Supersonic ; track #8 in 3rd album MILLION
5) Stand by me ; track #12 in 4th album 4

Tracklist for all 3 versions

1) THE WORLD IS MINE
2) RAGE OF DUST
3) MIDNIGHT
4) Scramble
5) Kimi ga Ita Natsu
6) THIS IS HOW WE ROCK
7) BRING IT ON ~Battle of Rap~
8) Don't Look Back
9) Brand New Days
10) C!RCUS
11) Goldship
12) Be with

KINGDOM is SPYAIR's 5th album & it was released on 11th Oct .

The group's last studio album release was 2015's 4 . KINGDOM was released in 3 versions , CD , 2 CDs (2nd disc has 5 acoustic songs) & CD + DVD .

4 singles , 1 special single & 2 B-sides are included in the new album .

Kicking things off in KINGDOM is THE WORLD IS MINE which was a special single that only can be purchased at JUST LIKE THIS 2017 outdoor concert .

THE WORLD IS MINE was used as the theme song for JUST LIKE THIS 2017 . A video containing digest footages from JUST LIKE THIS 2017 was made for the song & it's included in the DVD of KINGDOM .

In addition , THE WORLD IS MINE was also chosen to be used as the opening theme song for TBS's CDTV for this & next month .

I'm so relieved SPYAIR included THE WORLD IS MINE in KINGDOM as prior to that , I've heard the edited version of the song which I really like & I feel it's a great choice to make it as the album's opening track .

The next 2 songs are singles before KINGDOM was released .

RAGE OF DUST was released as SPYAIR's 19th single & it was used as the opening theme no. for the 2nd season of the Mobile Suit Gundam : Iron-Blooded Orphans anime . The song was described as a positive & powerful message song that portrays the theme of 'battle' .

MIDNIGHT is SPYAIR's 21st single & it was used to promote Fuji TV's Utsubokazura no Yume drama . It was the most single release prior to KINGDOM .

Album track Scramble was chosen to be used as the theme song to promote the upcoming new Gintama Ranbu PlayStation4 / PlayStation Vita that will be released in Jan 2018 .

Past single songs of SPYAIR that were used to promote the Gintama anime franchise included 4th single Samurai Heart (Some Like It Hot!!) {ending theme} , 10th single Sakura Mitsutsuki (opening theme) & 12th single Genjou Destruction (theme song for Gintama : The Movie : The Final Chapter : Be Forever Yorozuya) .

After a considerable number of upbeat songs , things slow down considerably in the form of the mid tempo Kimi ga Ita Natsu & this's the 2nd longest track in KINGDOM after Be with .

THIS IS HOW WE ROCK was released as SPYAIR's 18th single & it was used as the theme song for last year's JUST LIKE THIS 2016 outdoor concert .

BRING IT ON ~Battle of Rap~ was originally included as a B-side track in SPYAIR's 20th single Be with & this song features a rap battle between vocalist IKE & guitarist UZ .

Don't Look Back & Brand New Days are 2 new album tracks back to back . Don't Look Back is aggressive sounding just like RAGE OF DUST while Brand New Days goes into synth usage overdrive which makes this song a class of its own .

C!RCUS was originally included as the B-side track of SPYAIR's 19th single RAGE OF DUST . This was used as the theme song to promote SPYAIR's 2nd Arena tour , SPYAIR ARENA TOUR 2016-2017 『Mafuyu no Dai Circus 』 .

When I 1st reviewed RAGE OF DUST , I really like C!RCUS so I'm pleased to see it made the cut in KINGDOM as it's still such a fun song to listen to .

Goldship is the last album track & this's a bit on the weaker side as it took me a while to remember how the song sounds like but aside from that , Goldship is an uplifting track .

Concluding KINGDOM is the ballad Be with which was released as SPYAIR's 20th single .

Overall I really enjoy listening to SPYAIR's latest album KINGDOM . 1 thing I notice about their past album releases is that the album tracks tend to be on par if not sound more superior than the single songs which's not an easy thing to do especially since they don't have a habit of including interlude in their albums .

I find it interesting that in KINGDOM there're 2 songs which were used in both last year & this year's JUST LIKE THIS outdoor concerts . Not sure if it's coincidental though .

Also , I like the acoustic songs that're included in the 2nd disc of KINGDOM . Out of the 5 songs given the acoustic treatment , I feel the acoustic take of Be with is the weakest as it doesn't elevate the original take of the song that much .

But the acoustic versions of the other 4 songs were good . Samurai Heart (Some Like It Hot !!) done acoustic was a nice surprise while the acoustic take of RAGE OF DUST more or less managed to retain the same attitude as the original .

Also hearing the acoustic take of Supersonic was interesting as I didn't expect that as I thought maybe Winding Road might get an acoustic treatment and lastly , acoustic take of Stand by me was good & it has become a favourite song of SPYAIR to perform during their recent concerts/tours during the encore segment .

End of the day , it's great to see how much SPYAIR has progressed since their early humble indie days . Fans have speculated that the round circle below the M word on the KINGDOM covers is Tokyo Dome & I don't see why SPYAIR is unable to perform in a future Dome tour where they already did so well for their 2 Arena tours .


Friday, October 13, 2017

Koda Kumi - HUSH

CD

1) HUSH
2) HUSH -Instrumental-

HUSH was released as Koda Kumi's 61st single & this latest release came out on 4th Oct .

For this , HUSH is the 2nd of 3 limited release singles from Koda just like last April's Shhh! & August's LIT . Koda's 62nd single will be released in Dec .

HUSH is described as a medium Autumn dance tune that's filled with different vocal expressions .

Unlike LIT which's a straightforward fun upbeat Summer song , HUSH itself is quite unusual as it was not what I thought it might sound like .

Traces of Insane can be felt in HUSH and just like in Insane & Bassline , Koda once again does a fair bit of rapping .

All in all , HUSH is a very interesting song & I enjoy it considerably . It wouldn't surprise me if Koda's next single will be a Winter ballad but I definitely am looking forward to it before 2017 wraps up .



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Album Reviews


# BREAKERZ - X

# Aoyama Thelmas - 10TH DIARY

# SPYAIR - KINGDOM

# SID - NOMAD

# V6 - THE ONES

# Shota Shimizu - FLY

# Ken Hirai - Utabaka Dake ni.

# Acid Black Cherry - Acid BLOOD Cherry

# Kis-My-Ft2 - MUSIC COLOSSEUM

# Mika Nakashima - TOUGH

# NEWS - NEVERLAND

# Koda Kumi - W FACE ~inside~ & W FACE ~outside~

# GRANRODEO - Karma to Labyrinth

# GRANRODEO - Pierrot Dancin'

# Hilcrhyme - SIDE BY SIDE

# Kanon Wakeshima - luminescence Q.E.D

# ARASHI - Are You Happy?

# Mao from SID - Maison de M EP

# Hey ! Say ! JUMP - DEAR.

# Ken Hirai - THE STILL LIFE

# BENI - Shiki Uta summer

# Kis-My-Ft2 - I SCREAM

# ayumi hamasaki - M(A)DE IN JAPAN

# MUSCLE ATTACK - HERCULES ROAD

# Aoyama Thelma - PINK TEARS EP

# Shota Shimizu - PROUD

# flumpool - EGG

# NEWS - QUARTETTO

# AKi - EPHEMERAL EP

# BENI - Undress

# SPYAIR - 4

# ARASHI - Japonism

# Aoyama Thelma - GRAY SMOKE EP

# ayumi hamasaki - sixxxxxx EP

# BREAKERZ - 0-ZERO-

# Domoto Koichi - Spiral

# Kis-My-Ft2 - KIS-MY-WORLD

# Hey ! Say ! JUMP - JUMPing CAR

# Namie Amuro - _genic

# ayaka - Rainbow Road

# THE TURTLES JAPAN - ELECTRONIC HUMANITY

# ayumi hamasaki - A ONE

# Hilcrhyme - REVIVAL

# MUSCLE ATTACK - ATTACK

# Koda Kumi - WALK OF MY LIFE

# B'z - EPIC DAY

# Acid Black Cherry - L

# Kanon Wakeshima - Tsukinami

# NEWS - White

# FLOWER FLOWER - Shiki EP

# AKi - ARISE

# FLOWER FLOWER - Mi

# ARASHI - THE DIGITALIAN

# Anna Tsuchiya - LUCIFER EP

# Yamashita Tomohisa - YOU

# Aoyama Thelma - Lonely Angel

# Yamashita Tomohisa - Asobi EP

# Kis-My-Ft2 - Kis-My-Journey

# ayumi hamasaki - Colours

# KAT-TUN - come Here

# Hey ! Say ! JUMP - smart

# Fukuyama Masaharu - HUMAN

# Miliyah Kato x Shota Shimizu - THE BEST

# JASMINE - Welcome to Jas Vegas

# SID - OUTSIDER

# Shota Shimizu - ENCORE

# Hilcrhyme - FIVE ZERO ONE

# DAIGO - DAIGOLD

# Koda Kumi - Bon Voyage

# Tegomass - Tegomass no Seishun

# MUSCLE ATTACK - MUSCLE

# KAT-TUN - Kusabi -kusabi- EP

# ARASHI - LOVE

# Yamashita Tomohisa - A NUDE

# Matsushita Yuya - #musicoverdose

# JASMINE - Complexxx

# SPYAIR - MILLION

# BENI - Red

# ON/OFF - DICE EP

# NEWS - NEWS

# Namie Amuro - FEEL

# AKIHIDE - Amber

# Kis-My-Ft2 - Good Ikuze !

# girl next door - Life of Sound

# V6 - Oh ! My ! Goodness !

# ayumi hamasaki - LOVE again

# Mika Nakashima - REAL

# flumpool - experience

# ayumi hamasaki - again EP

# Hilcrhyme - LIKE A NOVEL

# ayumi hamasaki - LOVE EP

# ARASHI - Popcorn

# Domoto Koichi - Gravity

# SPYAIR - Just Do It

# SID - M&W

# Yamashita Tomohisa - Ero

# Namie Amuro - Uncontrolled

# Hey ! Say ! JUMP - JUMP WORLD

# Kis-My-Ft2 - Kis-My-1st

# Acid Black Cherry - 『2012』

# Shota Shimizu - Naturally

# ayumi hamasaki - Party Queen

# Matsushita Yuya - 2U

# KAT-TUN - CHAIN

# Kuroki Meisa - UNLOCKED

# L'Arc~en~Ciel - BUTTERFLY

# ayaka - The beginning

# Koda Kumi - JAPONESQUE

# Kuriyama Chiaki - CIRCUS Deluxe Edition

# girl next door - Agaruneku !

# Hilcrhyme - RISING

# ON/OFF - Legend Of Twins II -Zoku Futago Densetsu-

# BENI - Fortune

# YUI - HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE

# Saito Kazuyoshi - 45 STONES

# Tegomass - Tegomass no Mahou

# SPYAIR - Rockin' the World

# BREAKERZ - GO

# ayumi hamasaki - FIVE EP

# B'z - C'mon

# School Food Punishment - Prog-Roid

# ARASHI - Beautiful World

# Aoyama Thelma - WILL

# Ken Hirai - JAPANESE SINGER

# GIRL NEXT DOOR - Destination

# Tackey & Tsubasa - TRIP & TREASURE EP

# Shota Shimizu - COLORS

# Koda Kumi - Dejavu

# SID - dead stock

# flumpool - Fantasia of Life Stripe

# Yamashita Tomohisa - SUPERGOOD , SUPERBAD

# Kuroki Meisa - MAGAZINE

# ayumi hamasaki - Love songs

# BENI - Jewel

# Hilcrhyme - MESSAGE

# Saito Kazuyoshi - ARE YOU READY ?

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# Soundtrack Of High School Musical 3 : Senior Year

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# Anna Tsuchiya - strip me ?

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