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Jan 15

[review] Namie Amuro: Past < Future

Here’s the good news about Past < Future: It’s much better than Queen of Hip-Pop and Play. While the former was mumbly and dull, and the latter tended toward loud and cluttered, Namie Amuro’s ninth album sounds refreshingly clean and energetic. “Love Game” delivers a hard urban groove without any distracting frills. The hamony in …

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Aug 02

[review] Tommy heavenly6: I Kill My Heart

The brilliant green vocalist Kawase Tomoko’s concurrent solo careers, nerdy 80’s pop singer Tommy february6 and eyeliner-caked rocker Tommy heavenly6, were traditionally a chance for the entire band to let loose and make funny—but still quality—songs about baby candy pop and jumping pumpkin monsters. Literally, the entire band: Bassist Okuda Shunsaku and guitarist Matsui Ryo …

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