C-ute’s 8th studio album has an interesting and possibly contentious title. Ignoring that fact one has to wonder if the album is any good or has C-ute been relegated to the abyss of generic Hello! Project pop?
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: Morning Musume – 3rd LOVE Paradise
The third of Morning Musume’s best of albums can be considered a turning point in the career of Hello! Project’s flagship group. If you still follow Morning Musume you may have noticed that their sound has shifted from the genki idol sound to a harder, electronic based one with huge Dubstep influences. The question is whether this shift relates well to the older songs in the group’s catalog or not and do the new translations push the group further from the ghosts of their past?
Back in 2008 Selective Hearing took a shot at remixing Morning Musume’s Resonant Blue. 5 years later an updated reworking of the mix has been completed.
This year’s Japan Expo USA marked the second US appearance for idol Kikkawa You.
The 12th generation Morning Musume Mirai Shoujo auditions have ended with an announcement from Tsunku about the winner(s) or lack thereof.
The Selective Hearing crew gathered to watch Dream Morning Musume’s Budokan concert. We reminisced on the Momusu days of yore, UP-FRONT costumes, the height of the members (of Dream Morning Musume and the commentary panel) and much more.
The videos for Morning Musume’s 54th single Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke/Ai no Gundan were recently unleashed upon the world via the Hello! Station YouTube program. Of course this has the hungry Hello! Project faithful so excited they are soiling their undergarments. The burning question is whether this soiling is premature or not?
NMB gives us the lowdown on his trip to Paris to see C-ute at La Cigale and Japan Expo.
In this discussion we try to nail down the criteria for the use of the word “amazing” when it comes to the current version of Morning Musume. Is performance or potential the main factor in dropping the “a-bomb”?