Posts Tagged ‘Morning Musume’

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Poll: Best Female Groups (Kpop and Jpop)

2010年 6月 7日

Ok so this time on Tsuki no Ai we wanted to know who the queen bitches of music were in Korean and Japan. Personally I thought the Korean candidates were a lot stronger than the Japanese ones. While Japan has had a surge of new, strong female groups it still lags behind the veteran market of Korea. Let’s see who came out on top.

Jpop

awww how pretty

Perfume- 10 votes, 40%
Stereopony- 5 votes, 20%
Buono!- 4 votes, 16%
SCANDAL- 3 votes, 12%
Morning Musume- 2 votes, 8%
C-ute- 0 votes, no love for these girls.

Kpop


4minute- 9 votes, 35%
f(x)- 6 votes, 23%
2NE1- 4 votes, 15%
SNSD- 4 votes, 15%
T-ara- 2 votes, 8 %
Wonder Girls- 1 vote, 4%

Yay Perfume! I would have voted for those girls too. I was a bit stuck on Kpop results… I would have voted for 4minute or f(x) or even T-ara. Bleh 4 votes for SNSD? Now that I’m reviewing Kpop you all will probably hear me bantering on about my hatred for those #%(#$@(!&… heh sorry for those who like them, but I just can’t get over the Dream Concert controversy lol. I’m surprised Wonder Girls didn’t get more votes o_O

Is there anyone that you felt should have been on the poll? Speak up!

Anyway, bet you can all guess the theme for the new poll….

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Poll: Best album thus far (2010)?

2010年 4月 26日

oh hay kuu chan…. you look so cute but you didn’t win!!

So we’re a third of the way through the year.. how are we doing album wise? Personally there hasn’t been a one single album to fully grab my attention as “perfect.” Sure there have been great tracks on every album, but as a whole there hasn’t been one that is so outstanding that it shames all others (last year? alan’s Voice of Earth). However, the year is nascent and we’ve got some time. Let’s hear it again for Kalafina, shall we?

Kalafina- Red Moon– 13 votes, 46%
Ayumi Hamasaki- Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus– 6 votes, 21%

Sayuri Sugawara- First story- 3 votes 11%
Rie fu- at Rie sessions- 2 votes, 7%
KOKIA- REAL WORLD- 1 vote, 4%
Abingdon Boys School- ABINGDON ROAD- 1 vote, 4%
Tokyo Jihen- Sports- 1 vote, 4%
SuG- Tokyo Muzical Hotal- 1 vote, 4%

The following earned 0 votes:

Koda Kumi- UNIVERSE
D- 7th Rose
Morning Musume 10 MY ME
Aya Kamiki- INDIVIDUAL EMOTION

Let’s analyze the votes. Red Moon was the most anticipated release AND the “best” according to you readers. I thought the album was pretty good, but Kalafina isn’t a group I listen to too often. For me I’d either say Rie fu, KOKIA or Koda Kumi’s was best. Rie fu resonates with the kind of folksy sound I love. KOKIA opened up a new door in music for me. And Koda Kumi is just my little Kuu-chan. (What?? I work out to her stuff!) I should have added salyu’s maiden voyage to the mix! Well that’s what I get for making polls after midnight.

Now I haven’t listened to Tokyo Jihen before (though I’ve heard good things about them) and I haven’t listened to SuG in ages (I can’t really get into oshare-kei sometimes). I was surprised at how many votes Ayumi Hamasaki (what with all the bashing on the blogosphere lately). I think that she has more fans in Japan (relatively speaking) than across the globe. I think Ayu is highly talented, but I don’t think her album is quite “the best of 2010.” To each her own.

So… what do you think of the results? Are they a fair representation of the best musicians or do we have some stans in the house? You tell me.

~aoliwa