The 50 Greatest Alternative Idol Albums of the Last Decade: #31 – 40

Welcome to week two of our latest project where we blatantly rip off Rolling Stone’s Greatest of All Time lists.  These imperfect and perpetually recurring features from the Gray Lady of rock journalism have a special place in my heart. As a young teen who only knew David Bowie from “Let’s Dance” and Labyrinth, my first browse through Rolling Stone’s inaugural best rock album list introduced me to The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.  The encounter was genuinely life changing.

Hopefully, through this exercise of recognizing some of the most influential underground, indie and alternative idol albums of the last decade, you will not only encounter many of your personal favorites, but make some new discoveries as well.

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This Monday Match Game Is All about the Beats

Hello weird people! Welcome back to the Monday Match Game, the only game in idol that verifiably wastes more time than it’s worth pits idol against idol, style against style and fan against fan in brutal, HTML-rendered public opinion combat!

In last week’s no-holds-barred matchup between emerging DIY idols, Under Beasty connected a knockout punch straight to Gokigen Teikoku’s chin, thereby declaring themselves the Queens of Idols Who Are Good Enough on Their Own.

But this week, we’re getting topical, and we’re getting projectionable. Our pal dofphoto doesn’t just offer reviews, but translates bits of news about developments in idol, too. Take it away, dofphoto!

Kouteka 3 is a new unit formed by inheriting the will of Koutei Camera Girl Zwei (abbreviation: Kouteka 2) who broke up with a live performed at Tokyo · WWW X on January 13. The conditions for submitting an audition are women living in Tokyo from 16 to 22 who are not affiliated with a particular production or record company.”Koutei Camera Girl Drei is a group focused on music and design. I would like to disseminate something I want to express, I am waiting for the application of girls who want to change the current situation.”There is no problem with inexperienced raps , it is better for inexperienced people. “All members so far were inexperienced” Tapestock explains.

Amazing. And as the Weekender has now according to the Official Policy of Homicidols.com unofficially become Koutei Camera Girl/2/Gal’s honorary place of celebration, it’s fitting to break from our regularly scheduled programming for a minute to not only hold up the coolest thing in idol rap, but also ask ourselves the question: If you dropped all three of them into a bear pit (sans bear), who’d win? Continue reading

This Is Why We’ll Miss Koutei Camera Girl Zwei

Having now seen this shared in a great number of public fora ever since I caught it while walking into a restaurant for dinner on Tuesday, it’s probably not news to a lot of you, but still. Koutei Camera Girl Zwei may not have made the final cut in the Best/Worst of 2016 nominations, but they still deserve your love and respect in their fleeting remaining time together.

Somebody give them lots of money, then book them with Oyasumi Hologram and the three-headed dragon named Bell Melt Mute that I sometimes like to pretend exists, and send them on a world tour of student unions and coffee shops

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