• Best of 2009!

    31 Dec 2009, 14:42 by chenka

    With New Year's being only 15 minutes away where I am (Japan), here's my Best of 2009!

    Top 3 bands of 2009
    01. L'Arc~en~Ciel. They released their Live in Paris dvd this year, and all their solo projects were very active and amazing as well!
    02. D'erlanger. New album, and from what I have heard their show in the NHK Hall in Tokyo in November was amazing too (and is probably gonna be made into a dvd if I got this right!)
    03. MUCC. Lots of activity overseas, as well as a new album, as well as being just plain amazing lately!

    Top 5 albums of 2009
    This was seriously difficult. I know throughout the year I felt there wasn't enough new music released by artists I like, but looking back there was plenty. Very good stuff too! That's why I decided to not make this a top 3 like in previous years, but instead a top 5.
    01. Ken - IN PHYSICAL. When this was just released I had doubts about it, but it grew on me and now I absolutely absolutely love it.
  • Farewell MP3's! + wish list

    6 May 2009, 20:16 by chenka

    Personally I don't really believe in MP3's. They are excellent for sampling, which I admit I do, but I love buying cd's and I've got the means to buy most cd's I want. I rip the cd's and mostly listen to them on my laptop or iPod. Anyway, so recently I deleted 99% of the MP3's on my hard drive. I mostly collected these years ago and haven't listened to them in literally years, so there was some really old stuff. Lots of visual kei crap, but also some stuff that I love. So I just went through everything and added everything I want to own to my wish list, which is now:

    30 Seconds to Mars - 30 seconds to mars
    Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business
    Da Endorphine - Parb Luang Tar
    David Sylvian - Everything and Nothing
    De Hardheid - De Nodige Hardheid
    heidi. - Kasou
    Közi - Catharsis
    Közi - Izayoi no Tsuki
    Közi - Loki n' Roll
    Moby - Hotel
    Sugar - Antilon
    Sugizo - Clear
    The Killers - Hot Fuss
    Versailles - Noble
    Weird Al Yankovic - Straight outta Lynwood
    And something by GO!GO!7188 and inugami circus-dan.