Maeda Atsuko – Seventh Chord Review


April 23rd, 2014

Maeda Atsuko, she who was formerly the face of the three-lettered beast called AKB released her 4th single Seventh Chord back in March. The song is featured in the trailer for the movie Seventh Code that happens to star whom? You guessed it, Maeda Atsuko.



April 21st, 2014

BABYMETAL's debut album dropped in February much to the delight of many idol fans. Is this just another marketing gimmick running its course or a stain on the underwear of all that is metal?

AKB48 – Mae Shika Mukanee Review


April 20th, 2014

Mae Shika Mukanee is AKB48’s 35th single (37th overall) and the final one for long-time member Oshima Yuko who will be graduating from the group at Ajinomoto Stadium on June 8, 2014.

Selective Hearing’s News Roundup


April 19th, 2014

This week's highlights include: Mai Kuraki and Bonnie Pink going on tour, NMB48 and AKB48 lose more members to graduation, Yoshizawa Hitomi starts a blog and information on upcoming releases and PV's.

Vocal Production in Idol Music: Past and Present


April 18th, 2014

Steve takes a look at the history as well as the current state of vocal production in Japanese idol music.

That’s My Jam: Whitney Houston – Heartbreak Hotel


April 17th, 2014

That’s My Jam is a weekly feature where one person from the Selective Hearing staff goes to wax poetic about music that is pivotal to their musical tastes. Whether that would be an album, a song, or anything in-between. We all had to start somewhere. This week: Whitney Houston's Heartbreak Hotel.

Selective Hearing’s News Roundup


April 12th, 2014

This week's highlights include: SKE48, E-Girls & Happiness lose more members, a former member of STEREOPONY returns, the next AKB documentary to hit theaters, and information on upcoming releases and PV's.

Trouble Maker – Chemistry Review


April 10th, 2014

The second mini-album from Cube Entertainment's Trouble Maker (Hyuna from 4minute and Hyunseung from BEAST) comes two years after their self-titled debut.

AKB48 Makes You Crush The Dreams of Young Girls: 2014 Edition


April 7th, 2014

With the 2014 AKB48 Election nearing, Selective Hearing's admin takes a look at the changes and qualifications for this year's event.

Big Bang – Somebody To Love Remix


April 6th, 2014

Selective Hearing takes a run at remixing Big Bang's Somebody To Love.