The first in a series of translated articles by international idol journalists from all around the world. This edition covers the foundation and concept behind idols.
Steve is a contributor and resident music nerd for Selective Hearing, specializing in Japanese idol industry commentary and coverage. A lifetime musician, film lover, journalist, video game fanatic, philosophy enthusiast, and idol aficionado. A dweller of the idol scene since the late 1990s, he loves to discuss industry trends and ideas, past or present.
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Steve reviews his favorite idol's solo debut single, the 2nd solo release from Idoling!!! Does it live up to the expectations of die-hard fan?
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: Seo Taiji's 7th Issue.
Steve discusses hiding your idol fandom from others and whether it is an inescapable part of being part of the fan culture.
Steve has exclusive coverage of Anime Expo 2013's idol guests Carat and Ikeda Aya's first US appearances.
Indie idol group Starmarie visits Los Angeles for multiple appearances and gives us a closer look at what they're all about.
Last week, NMB48 released their new single, predictably crushing all their opponents. Are the songs worthy of these staggering sales numbers?
The new release from metal-idols BABYMETAL drops this week. Does their attempt at mixing traditional Japanese music and heavy metal actually sound good?