Homicidols Best: Papermaiden’s Top Ten Favorite Idol Songs of All Time

Here is my idol song top 10. I wish I had something witty to say to introduce my list, but I’ll bare my heart in each song’s description instead. I’d just like to say that with the exception of my top pick (somehow!), I have all these songs taking up precious space on my phone because I know I’ll never get sick of any of them. If I could get them into my body for easier listening, I would. That’s how committed I am to each item of this list.

Let’s get to it!

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It’s Time to Listen to Yukueshirezutsurezure’s ‘Doppelgänger’

Feast your ears on this puppy:

What an interesting song! Very much in the vein of their big sisters, no? Well, except for the extra levels of melancholy and Shidare doing her thing. Continue reading

I Review Things: Yukueshirezutsurezure | “Antino Ideology”

Cover art for Yukueshirezutsurezure's mini-album Antino Ideology

The unofficial disclaimer on this EP is this: From the perspective of this Maniac and this website, the emergence of Yukueshirezutsurezure (along with their sister group Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da) in the past year is one of the most exciting things in idol, period. While new trails are being blazed pretty much week to week, somebody will naturally stand out more than others, and Tsurezure is like this incredible beacon of loss and pain.

Want to know more? Check out this interview with them.

As befits an idol group, in just over six months of existence, they’ve already experienced their share of membership turnover, but they haven’t slowed their trajectory one bit, for which kudos to Codomomental management are deserved; to stand out and keep standing out in a ridiculously competitive scene, you must keep moving. No sooner was this CD in stores than the group’s first official single was announced for an August release.

That piece, given recent developments in the membership and something of an emergence of a core sound, will likely be a stepping-off point for the group, their real debut. This EP, on the other hand, very much is a collection from its formative period, and as such includes several different moves in its short length.

So with that being said, what is the verdict on this relative time capsule? Continue reading