Musica

Amaya – Heart or Mind (Album)


“Heart or Mind” is the album by Amaya.

Tracklist:

01 – Let Go
02 – Gone
03 – Heart or Mind
04 – Blinded
05 – Up All Night
06 – My Own

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3½ stars

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Jpop · Musica

Ayaka Ohashi – PROGRESS (Album)


2nd album from the popular seiyu and singer Ayaka Ohashi.

Released Date: 2018.05.09

Tracklist:

01.シンガロン進化論
02.Maiden Innocence
03.Break a Liar
04.ユー&アイ
05.希望フォトグラム
06.ハッピーメリーゴーランド!
07.うたたねのラブソング
08.彩りPlace
09.バカだなぁ
10.ワガママMIRROR HEART
11.Sentimen-Truth

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4 stars

Jpop · Musica

Hirahara Ayaka – Dear Music ~15th Anniversary Album~ (Album)


Back in December 2003, Hirahara Ayaka debuted with her single “Jupiter”.  15 years later and Hirahara Ayaka will be releasing a 15th anniversary album titled “Dear Music – 15th Anniversary Album”.

Included on the album is a new song titlted “Smile Song” which was written by Hirahara and composition by Ikimono-gakari’s Mizuno Yoshiki and arrangement by Kameda Seiji.

The album also include jazz and classic covers.

Hirahara commented on her 15th anniversary, “Compared to the time when I debuted at 19-years-old with “Jupiter”, I felt that matured year after year. Because I have been singing year after year, I feel that with every year, I am thankful to be performing musically and I feel thankful to the great people I have worked with.”

About her new song “Future”, “I think that love symbolizes a future for me. I wrote about love as a theme, while listening to the melody by Mizuno Yoshiki, the song became a live and the power of the lyrics makes it an amazing song. Kameda Seiji’s arrangement is wonderful and I think that the “Future” of Hirahara Ayaka was expressed through this one song”.

Release Date: May 09, 2018

Tracklist:

1.これから | Korekara
2.Smile Song
3.Beautiful
4.You’ve Got A Friend
5.(You Make Me Feel Like)A Natural Woman
6.Chim Chim Cher-ee
7.Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
8.Night In Tunisia (Concert Tour Version)
9.I’m Beginning To See The Light
10.Look With Your Heart ~こころでみつめて~ | ~Kokoro de mitsumete~
11.Love Never Dies ~愛は死なず~ | ~Ai wa shinazu~
12.The Sound of Music ~サウンド・オブ・ミュージック~ | ~Sound Of Music~
13.The Lonely Goatherd ~ひとりぼっちの山羊飼い~ | ~Hitori bocchi no yagikai~
14.Time To Say Goodbye (Concert Tour Version)
15.Jupiter

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4 stars

Jpop · Musica

Kurosaki Maon – décadence (décadence -デカダンス-) (Single)


“décadence” is the twelfth single (13th overall) released by Kurosaki Maon. It was released in two versions: a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD only edition. The title track was used as the ending theme for the anime Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons.

Released Date: 2018.05.09

Tracklist:

1.décadence (décadence -デカダンス-)
2.Renka. ([J]: Lian Flower)
3.décadence <instrumental> (décadence -デカダンス-)
4.Renka. <instrumental>

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3½ stars

Jpop · Musica

Endo Yurika – Emotional Daybreak – Singles Best – (Album)


Emotional Daybreak is the first best singles album released by Endo Yurika.

Released Date: 2018.05.09

Tracklist:

1.knight-night. (Album ver.)
2.REBORN
3.Parallel Spiral Line (パラレルスパイラルライン)
4.Grimm Truth
5.Yomi no You & Me (黄泉のYou&Me)
6.Monochrome Overdrive (モノクロームオーバードライブ)
7.Futari no Chronostasis (ふたりのクロノスタシス
8.Tasogare Juvenile (黄昏ジュヴナイル)
9.Melody and Flower
10.Hajimari no Uta (はじまりのうた)
11.Emotional Daybreak

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3½ stars

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Ayano Mashiro – Shoudou (衝動; Impulse) (Single)


“Shoudou” is the seventh single released by Ayano Mashiro. The single was released in three versions: a limited CD+DVD edition, a regular CD only edition, and a limited pressing CD+DVD anime edition. The title track was used as the ending theme for the 2nd cour of the anime Grancrest Senki and it was digitally on May 12th.

Released Date: 2018.05.16

Tracklist:

1.Shoudou (衝動)
2.MATROSKA
3.ECHOES
4.Shoudou (instrumental) (衝動(instrumental))

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4 stars

Jpop · Musica

Uesaka Sumire – Kanojo no Gensou (彼女の幻想) (Single)


“Kanojo no Gensou” is the ninth single released by Uesaka Sumire, also credited as her first EP. It was released in four versions: a limited CD+DVD edition, a regular CD edition, and two limited anime CD editions. The song “Riverside Lovers (Naraku no Koi)” was used as the second ending theme for the anime Houzuki no Reitetsu, while the song “Antithesis Escape” was used as the opening theme for the anime URAHARA.

Release Date: October 18, 2017

Tracklist:

1.Riverside Lovers (Naraku no Koi) (リバーサイド・ラヴァーズ(奈落の恋))
2.Antithesis Escape (アンチテーゼ・エスケイプ)
3.Doushite! Rui-sensei (どうして!ルイ先生)
4.Riverside Lovers (Naraku no Koi) off vocal ver.
5.Antithesis Escape off vocal ver.
6.Doushite! Rui-sensei off vocal ver.

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3½ stars

Kpop · Musica

N.Flying – HOW ARE YOU? (Mini Album)


N.Flying has made a bold transformation for their return, the band released their fourth mini album “How Are You?”

“How R U Today” is a sentimental alternative rock track with a message for a former girlfriend. The lyrics offer trendy expressions of the emotions following a break-up.

Release Date: 2018.05.16

Tracklist:

01. HOW R U TODAY
02. UP ALL NIGHT
03. 팔불출
04. ANYWAY
05. 너 없는 난

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3½ stars

Jpop · Musica

fripSide – divine criminal (Single)


“divine criminal” is the 14th single released by fripSide. The single was released in two versions: a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD only edition. The title track was used as the opening theme for the anime Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons.

Released Date: 2018.05.16

Tracklist:

1.divine criminal
2.I believe in my heart
3.brave new world -crossroads version- (fripSide Only)
4.divine criminal <instrumental>
5.I believe in my heart <instrumental>
6.brave new world -crossroads version- <instrumental>

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4½ stars

Kpop · Musica

Na Yoon Kwon – Thank You (Album)


Na Yoon Kwon, is returning with his 3rd full album.

The title song “10 Minutes Away” was produced by Phenomenotes with lyrics by lyricist Min Yeon Jae. According to Na Yoon Kwon’s side, his newest album will be able to showcase the singer’s complete vocal range without holding anything back.

Release Date: 2018.05.10

Tracklist:

01. Intro (서성이다)
02. 10분 거리인데
03. 364일의 꿈
04. 유난히도
05. Love Therapy (Feat. 한예리)
06. If only
07. 우주안에서
08. 愛창곡 (Piano Ver.) (With 송영주)
09. 그대가 있으니
10. 愛창곡 (Instrumental)
11. 10분 거리인데 (Instrumental)

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4 stars