(2012.07.18) Angela Aki - BLUE (CD+DVD | Limited Edition)
Angela Aki's first album since giving birth! Looks like those maternal instincts have finally done something good to her creative decisions and made her look more feminine from head to knee. Not sure if those sneakers were done in bad taste or if she's trying to make a fashion statement.
I haven't heard this album yet but fan reactions seem to be rather mixed... plus this album isn't charting that well either. But oh wellz, at least it came with a (useless) postcard.
(shameless plug 1: click here check out the packaging pictures at J-Pop KAMPAI!)
(2012.07.25) JASMINE - Best Partner
What do the CDs featured this month have in common? Both artists are changing their usual cover patterns! Ma homegurl JASMINE is finally back with a single exactly 363 days after her previous single, and for once the cover is not a shot of her standing in front of some weird-assed background. The Times New Roman approach for the single title in the obi is lame though.
But music-wise I think Best Partner is her best a-side ever! Can't wait for her to drop her sophomore album and kick BENI's ass. I don't know why I brought her into the picture, but yea.
(shameless plug 2: check out my reviews for Namie's Uncontrolled and Crystal's VIVID at J-Pop KAMPAI!)
Anyway I'm very free now with only 2 more modules to worry about so I'll probably be churning out a few more posts over the next few weeks... BUT NO PROMISES HAHAH