Journal

  • BEST & WORST of 2007

    4 Jan 2008, 08:41 by Fleseastorm

    THE BEST

    Top 10 Singles:
    1.Stranger-Hilary Duff
    2.Gimme More-Britney Spears
    3.Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)-Ashlee Simpson
    4.Over It-Katharine McPhee
    5.Hide & Seek-Namie Amuro
    6.Inconsolable-Backstreet Boys
    7.하늘 위로 Feat. 김지은-Lexy
    8.Last Night (Feat. Keyshia Cole)-Diddy
    9.Tell Me (feat. Christina Aguilera)-Diddy
    10.Dance Floor Anthem-Good Charlotte

    Top 5 Non-Single:
    1.Freakshow-Britney Spears
    2.Dignity-Hilary Duff
    3.Goodbye-Wonder Girls
    4.Break Her Heart Apart-Good Charlotte
    5.Get Naked (I Got a Plan)-Britney Spears

    Top 5 Videos:
    1.Hilary Duff - Stranger
    2.Fergie - Clumsy
    3.Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape
    4.Ashlee Simpson - Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)
    5.Hilary Duff - With Love

    Top 5 Albums:
    1.Dignity - Hilary Duff
    2.Blackout - Britney Spears
    3.Kala - M.I.A.
    4.The Wonder Years - Wonder Girls
    5.Rush - Lexy

    THE WORST

    Top 10 Worst Songs:
    1.Until The End Of Time (Duet with Beyonce)-Justin Timberlake
    2.Crank That (Soulja Boy)-Soulja Boy Tell Em'
    3.Baby Love-Nicole Scherzinger
  • The Best Music Videos, 2007

    2 Nov 2007, 08:28 by aku-rei

    November has begun. Well, there is one more Ayu single to come out in december, perhaps, and at the end of november, there will be a new Mai Kuraki Single, but i already dare to think about the best music video of 2007. Pls, look up my favorites and tell me your opinion. Of course, the video should be my music taste like. ;)

    Top 5:

    1st: Ayupart of Me
    Comment: I share the opinion of many Ayu fans, it is one of her best videos. The arrangement is awesome, the "story" impressive.
    2nd: Namie AmuroHide & Seek
    Comment: Namie knows that she is damn sexy, and thats fine with me. However, this is also my favorite track by her.
    3rd: Ami SuzukiFREE FREE
    Comment: Normally, i don't like trance. But this video is just great! Ami is so cute in it. The overall composition is super! I like the video much better than the single track, beyond, the single track is longer than the version in the PV.
    4th: ayakaWhy
    Comment: Very nice song, and a very nice Video! I like the idea with the model railway... xD
  • Artist Review #2: Namie Amuro

    26 Jun 2007, 05:01 by KaenKage

    If Hikki is a J-pop artist of consistency, Namie Amuro is one of reinvention. Having been in the J-pop industry for 13 years, her style has completely changed from the heavy dance sounds produced by Tetsuya Komuro to a more hip-hop, R&B style that's all her own. For this entry, I'm gonna stick to most of her post-STYLE stuff, since that's what I like better.

    I first started listening to Namie Amuro after hearing a lot about her history as one of the first J-pop idols, before falling out of popularity with the emergence of Ayumi Hamasaki and Utada Hikaru. Having gotten tired of Ayumi's constant lalalala's at the end of all her songs and impatient at Hikki's infrequent releases, I decided to investigate.

    QUEEN OF HIP-POP
    So, I tried out her album Queen of Hip-Pop to get a sense of what her style was. I was skeptical of a Japanese artist utilizing a hip-hop, R&B approach. However, I was surprised at how well the album worked. …