Tag Archive: new album

Apr 21

The Cheap Gossip? New Ringo Album

Pinch me, I’m dreaming. As if news of her first single in forever wasn’t enough, now we get confirmation that, yes, Shiina Ringo is releasing her first fully original solo album in 6 years on June 24th. In the interest of full disclosure I must confess that it took me a full day to figure …

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Apr 19

[Review] Hamasaki Ayumi: Next Level

If you’re interested in purchasing Hamasaki Ayumi’s 10th album, Next Level, and don’t know which of the four versions—ranging from the plain CD to a blinged-out, 6800-yen USB stick—to buy, go for the 2CD+DVD package. It’s the only one that includes the singer’s first live CD, an attraction that is better than the uneventful feature …

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Apr 10

2 mothercoats for the price of one

OK this is just wacky. Our favorite low pop style rockers, mothercoat, are known for their eccentric release antics including a hexagonal origami CD jacket and their weird “send us the money for the album which isn’t yet finished” strategy known as “air review,” but this is unprecedented. Their first full length album entitled Patchwork_Shiki …

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Apr 09


I feel old. It’s been NINE long years since Glay last had a true BEST OF album (The super awesome but totally superfluous DRIVE being the last real one -The ballad collection doesn’t count.) Well all you young folks had better get ready to feel old in 2019 (a scientific estimate for the release of …

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Apr 06

Gazette Turn Down the Lights

Hello dear my bride? What are you looking at? Probably the news that current VK leaders GazettE, hot on the heels of their new hit single “DISTRESS AND COMA,” announced that they will be releasing their new album, DIM, on July 15th to be followed by a nationwide tour in their native Japan from July …

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