Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – December 15th, 2011

Chiima’s Picks

Best Singles of 2011 – Janakya Mottainai
Kick starting her 2011 countdown extravaganza, Aim goes into great detail about her favourite singles of 2011, telling us why she chose them and giving us a reason to listen to them, too~

Worst singles of 2011 – Janakya Mottainai
Continuing her 2011 count down, Aim tells us about the singles she found weak this year, with great detail to as why she does not like them.

Best Album Songs of 2011 – Janakya Mottainai
Aim brings us part 3 of her 2011 countdown, and gives us an interesting post about her favourite album songs from the year that was.

Dream Morning Musume – “Shining Butterfly”  Short PV Preview – Hello! Sayunii
So that means Koharu’s going to do a Kago Ai and date older men? Coolies

Morning Musume’s “PyokoPyoko” Ultra Promo Picture & Tracklist Released – Hello! Sayunii
Personally, I’m going to pretend that they are Chocobos and not ducks or whatever they are…

Ray’s Picks

A Wasted Potential or a Golden Opportunity? – Not Another K-Blog!!!
A carefully considered evaluation of Dream Morning Musume’s first and last original single.

I think I detect a little sarcasm here…?

Dream Morning Musume GTFO!!! – Genki Almost Idol
Martha reacts badly to the news of DMM’s single

Denpagumi. – くちづけキボンヌ PV made up of 1000 polaroid photos – aramatheydidnt
A veru cool PV which makes me wanna learn more about this group.

Mobekimasu Game! I wanna plaaaaaaaaaay! – Genki Almost Idol
More ranking fun…

Sorting My MoBeKiMaSu Favorites! – Chuu Sugoi Idol
… And still more.

No Honor Among Thieves – Selective Hearing
Greg gets miffed at Jpopsuki.

Hyuna is a whore and some dude sings. – idol love
Danielle turns her loving attention to Trouble Maker, with the expected results.

COUNTDOWN TO NEWS: Masuda Takahisa – Never Ending Music Power
The latest NEWS profile, this time featuring the JE with a sizeable unit.

New Happy Style Unit Announced, Titled “StylipS” – Hello! SayuNii
Hey, Arisa Noto! I kinda miss her!

SNSD spotted bowing 90 degrees to A Pink – allkpop
I like what this says about SNSD and their attitude towards their colleagues.

fyeahsquareenix: AKB48’s Yuko Oshima wearing her Final Fantasy… – Idols and Hollywood
And there was much rejoicing.

Charming me with Cuteness and Smiles – 9nine’s ‘Chikutaku☆2NITE’ PV Review! – Okay! Musume Time
Chiima turns her attention to the often-overlooked but still surviving idol group.

Because You were There for Me: Sato Amina’s Mother – MELOS no Michi
More than any other entries in this series, this one really brings home the difficulties of being an idols.

SUPER☆GiRLS jump out a window – Neaux Clicked On It
Can’t you see them standing there, they’ve got their backs against the record machine?

AKB48 Kouhaku Battle Teams Announced – IXA Ready
I think it’s enough just to realize AKB has enough idols to staff its own Kouhaku.

Small clip of the ‘Wonder Girls at the Apollo’ movie unveiled – allkpop
This looks both really cheesey and incredibly promising. Or maybe I’m just fooling myself.

Chiaki Takahashi – Konya wa Chupa Rico – Selective Hearing
Oh yeah, the so-called singer who licks the floor in her video.