J-Pop Will Eat Itself

By: Francis Henville

Posted 01/13/2005 - 06:53:28 AM by JoshLove:
 Say it ain't so, Francis! I'm gonna miss your column, dude, it was a great source of info on a style of music that I'm just starting to explore. I'm reviewing the new Hamasaki Ayumi record soon, I remember you're not the biggest fan of her music, I'm just hoping I can do the genre half as well as you have. PS - best closing sentence ever.
Posted 01/20/2005 - 09:41:08 AM by badhaircut:
 This is a nice little track. Feels like a cross between Boa (or was it BOA or bOA, I can't recall) and Sigur Ros. At first I was a bit put off by it, but it's so unconcerned with meeting my expectations that I eventually had to give into it on its own terms. It's really a beautiful thing. Much thanks for writing this column and for the recommendations (particularly Origa, which I suppose I didn't need any further introduction to, but now hear in a new light). I think it's as important as ever in 2005 for someone to have an ear to the ground for this stuff. Hopefully this column has a future. One of the things I most look forward to on this site.