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Old 2018.06.20, 05:42 PM   #1
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Noisey just declared Mariya Takeuchi's 'Plastic Love' as 'The Best Pop Song in the World'. So there. No need to keep listening to music.

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/articl...ve-song-review

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In all seriousness, I can see where they're coming from, I've always thought the song is undeniably infectious and beautiful. If this indeed is the greatest pop song in the world, I can live with it.
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Old 2018.06.20, 06:32 PM   #2
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This song is better is every way:


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Old 2018.06.21, 07:25 AM   #3
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So good in fact that even crappy Kpop singers have started to rip it off.
Plastic Love

https://www.soompi.com/2018/06/03/yu...ng-solo-album/

It's a fun song for sure and Mariya Takeuchi has a great voice, but sadly the rest of the album isn't quite as infectious.

That being said, I'm honestly ready for the City Pop revival to finally die. If only because I'm tired of these videos flooding my recommendations anytime I listen to Japanese music, lol.

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Old 2018.06.21, 11:04 AM   #4
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Ooh, so this is why Yubin's song sounded so familiar.
Plastic Love is amazing, but I don't mind that Korean song (ripoff?).


Honestly I'm all for City Pop revival to continue, at least for the rest of this summer. That's the vibe I'm craving lately.
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I wouldn't care if it continues for the next decade, honestly
most of japanese music produced nowadays is shit: idol songs and ballads that all sound the same
If I would name all the japanese artists that I consider good and are active nowadays it would probably be less than 20
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"Natsuiro no Nancy" is the most perfect slice of pop ever devised. These hipster influencer wannabe writers hitching on to the Mariya bandwagon can jog on!!!


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Originally Posted by Ringo~Bingo (ver. 2) View Post
About hipsters...writing something with a typewriter while in a pool must be the ultimate hipster thing to do
at least is smarter than doing it with a computer, though you still have to buy a new ink tape if the typewriter falls into the water
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That's just the Coke dream! It was the OG equivalent of posing with an Apple product!


Perfect pop has to be brief like a summer romance and last between 02:30~03:25 no more! "Plastic Love" takes years in pop time so can't be counted.
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Originally Posted by Lena-chan View Post
most of japanese music produced nowadays is shit: idol songs and ballads that all sound the same
If I would name all the japanese artists that I consider good and are active nowadays it would probably be less than 20
I'm so glad I'm not alone in thinking this. I think there are *maybe* 10 artists that I still like (including Makita Mashiro, who I just discovered thanks to dg).
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Originally Posted by zeroryouko View Post
I'm so glad I'm not alone in thinking this. I think there are *maybe* 10 artists that I still like (including Makita Mashiro, who I just discovered thanks to dg).
I'm sure there must be more people that think the same, and I'm not even as selective as most people here are... I used to like any regular ayumi or koda kumi song
btw their last good releases were microphone and kosokoso, respectively, some 7 years ago if I remember correctly
Even k-pop artists who are really good, when they release something in Japan they kinda "dumb down" their sound and release those plain happy-go-round kinda songs or boring ballads. And I'll not even start on the dumbing-down of their choreographies, that make them look like smap-shit
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