Homicidols Community Picks for Best of 2024 (so far)

Earlier this month, Team compiled their thoughts regarding the best singles, EPs, Albums, and MVs of 2024 (so far) and then asked our dear readers to provide their picks as well. We now publish those thoughts for the collective edification of all.  As always, thank you to everyone who shared their opinions with us.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #392

I know I said I would get the Readers Best of the Year (so far) out this week, but I did throw in the caveat, “unless life gets in the way,” so I think I am covered. I am shooting for Monday now. Unfortunately, until idol blogging pays more bills than Day Job™, the day job takes precedent. Day Job™ is also responsible for the Weekender going out late this morning but it is also subsidizing my trip to LA to see Miho and Isiliel next month,  so it must be tolerated. But it’s the weekend now, so it’s time to forget about work and concentrate on all the stuff that makes life worth laboring for:

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Idol Overseas Summer Invasion 2024

Summer is almost upon us and a bunch of our favorite idols are undertaking overseas expeditions to come and see us!! Or, perhaps, they just want to escape the heat and humidity of Japan. Either way, it means that your chances of being able to see an idol live without leaving your home country are at a record high. 

While major hitters ATARASHII GAKKO! and BABYMETAL are tearing through Europe and Southeast Asia all summer long, a bunch of our indie and underground  idol favorites are venturing overseas in the next few months as well, such as:

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Your Homicidols Weekender #391

After 390 Weekenders, it’s getting progressively more difficult to come up with a unique preamble for each Saturday’s post. This is the least important part of the whole article though, so I doubt it matters that much. I thought of just recycling old intros and seeing if anyone noticed. Maybe I’m doing that right now. In the end, it probably doesn’t really matter, because all of the important stuff that you’re here for starts after this paragraph ends.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #390

It’s been a long, odd week and I think we all deserve some credit for getting through it. Some of our favorite idols have been trying to help us survive by dropping by in person.

MAD JAMIE is currently tearing up Europe an seems to have broken the sky. Here’s a link to details on all of her appearances.

A quick reminder that Yurapico and GARUDA are heading to Europe next month.

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Homicidols Best of the Year (so far)

We are one half of the way through the Homicidols calendar year (which runs December through November for REASONS) so we thought it was time to make note of the songs, albums and MVs that Team Homicidols have had on repeat for the last six months.  This year’s entries so far seem to largely skew to the punk, shoegaze, and dream pop side of the spectrum, with only a few entries dipping their toes into the louder more hardcore sub-genres. I guess a quieter year is to be expected in the absence of the likes of Melancholic Cinderella Story and Zsasz. However, what the class of 2024 lacks in brutality, it makes up for in inventiveness. As the below offerings graphically demonstrate: alternative idol is still the most creative music laboratory on the planet.

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Your Homicidols Weekender #389

You may have noticed that, over the past month or so, the only content being cranked out around here is this weekly digest. I have to apologize for that but, unfortunately, idol blogging doesn’t pay any bills (and actually generates a few) and my DayJob® that I do for money has been really kicking my butt lately. I do have a few posts planned and I will get them out the door as soon as I find the spare time and energy.

I am still pledged to getting The Weekender out each Saturday since, at 389 consecutive weeks and counting, this commitment has lasted longer than any other relationship I’ve ever had. On to the good stuff!

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Your Homicidols Weekender #388

It was an incredibly eventful week in global idol news!! First off, ATARASHII GAKKO absolutely slayed Coachella for the second weekend in a row. Then PLANCK STARS made their debut appearance in South America playing Anime Summit in Brazil. Everybody had a wonderful time!!


Or, maybe not… 

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Your Homicidols Weekender #387

I have family visiting, so I don’t have as much time as usual to devote to the Weekender. I’m going to keep the preamble short and apologize in advance if I miss anything. I mean, you all are my family too in a way, but if you disown me I’m not at risk of the loss of an inheritance, so without further ado:

More details of Isiliel’s US summer tour dates are rolling out. Tickets are on sale for the New Jersey show as well.


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Your Homicidols Weekender #386

When compared to the craziness of last week where we saw an avalanche of April Fools Day projects and a dump truck’s worth of new releases to kick off the new fiscal year, barely anything happened over the past seven days.

Not that nothing is going on. In a major milestone, ATARASHII GAKKO!, our quirky, dance obsessed, new school leaders who used to play URBANGARDE’s annual Depression Fest, are performing at Coachella this weekend.  You can witness their accomplishment live on YouTube tomorrow.


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