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Rinoa
Posted: Oct 26, 2009 2:27 am Reply with quote
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Girl Next Door is a band which was created to commemorate avex's 20th anniversary. It is made up of three band members, Chisa, Suzuki Daisuke and Inoue Yuji. They made their debut in March 2008, with the single Guuzen no Kakuritsu. In December they released their self titled debut album.

Their music is an interesting blend of pop and rock, reminiscent of the 90's era. The band is usually involved in creating the whole music production process. Chisa writes the lyrics and Suzuki is involved in the composition process.

From the very beginning avex marketed this group aggressively by bringing them to the limelight in order to make them the "it" group. As a result, Girl Next Door's releases always have a huge budget backing them up. Consequently they always have high budget music videos, artistic covers and striking song titles.

I discovered this group quite by accident, while browsing an Ayu thread and reading about them. I was interested and watched "Seeds of Dreams". Even though it was a bit cheesy, I thought it sounded fun and started to watch and download their discography. Soon enough I got down to buying their CDs.

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[New Album] NEXT FUTURE : 2010.01.20

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Crystallas
Posted: Oct 26, 2009 11:01 am Reply with quote
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Yeah, I have every song from them. I don't like them as much as some other artists but their music is very refreshing, good pop music for your life Smile . I think their last two singles "Infinity" and the Triple A-Side single were awesome! Can't wait for "Orion" and the next album Boogie .
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Oct 26, 2009 2:44 pm Reply with quote
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Haha I was thinking of making a thread about them but hadn't had the time to. But I'm glad you made one, so that I know there's more ppl here that are interested in them.

I got into them right before Infinity was released because I heard Infinity on a J-drama, I know the name but I can't spell it without looking it up. I knew of them before that, as I've heard the name being tossed around but I never paid attention to their music as I thought they were way too gimmicky. I still think that, but like Crystallas said, their music is very refreshing (as well).

I really like their PVs though ORION isn't anything stunning, it's still a pretty PV. I can't wait for their second album because a lot of the stuff they have been releasing have been something I like.

ORION is much slower than all their other songs but it's still a nice song.
 
Rinoa
Posted: Oct 27, 2009 8:21 pm Reply with quote
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Yes most of their stuff is really purely pop and very mainstream but they managed to make it work. I think they won't ever create anything really revolutionary but it's nice music to listen to once in a while.

I hope the next album will be more full of new items like offshots or making ofs. Girl Next Door always seem to have big budgets so seeing what happens behind the scenes would be cool. Hopefully they will have another cool theme and photoshoot.

ORION has really pretty scenery but then it seems to stop there Shocked And I'm also trying to find somewhere to download it.
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Oct 27, 2009 8:28 pm Reply with quote
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The PV for ORION or the song?
 
Rinoa
Posted: Oct 28, 2009 1:20 am Reply with quote
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sakuraangel wrote:
The PV for ORION or the song?


The PV Smile
 
Crystallas
Posted: Oct 28, 2009 10:54 am Reply with quote
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Is the PV even out yet Shocked ?
 
Rinoa
Posted: Oct 28, 2009 12:30 pm Reply with quote
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Yes! I actually found it. If you want I can upload it on Ch-Ai! Giggle
 
1337rice
Posted: Oct 28, 2009 4:56 pm Reply with quote
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Rinoa wrote:

From the very beginning avex marketed this group aggressively by bringing them to the limelight in order to make them the "it" group. As a result, Girl Next Door's releases always have a huge budget backing them up. Consequently they always have high budget music videos, artistic covers and striking song titles.



or it's because Masato "Max" Matsuura found them, hence they get that special treatment.

The group is ok...I only seem to like their first 3 singles, after that...it just kinda went downhill in my opinion.
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Oct 30, 2009 12:35 pm Reply with quote
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@Rinoa, would you be able to upload the ORION PV still? Thanks in advance.
 
Rinoa
Posted: Oct 30, 2009 1:35 pm Reply with quote
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1337rice wrote:
or it's because Masato "Max" Matsuura found them, hence they get that special treatment.

The group is ok...I only seem to like their first 3 singles, after that...it just kinda went downhill in my opinion.


Actually it seemed that he wasn't too keen on Chisa at first. I don't know where I read it but I think what avex wanted to form a group to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a group which already had some polished skills. They wanted a band where to show everyone that this was the representation of their musical work and that's why they get special treatment. An ex-DAT and a vocalist which had dancing skills and Chisa kind of fit in that bill.

Max found/discovered many other artists but not all of them get special treatment, usually it depends on their sales.

And I'm uploading the pv right now sakuraangel Smile
 
Arashiro
Posted: Nov 08, 2009 1:54 am Reply with quote
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So, I saw the PV for Orion, and I like the scenes very much in the PV.

Yay for a GND thread. This band is so cool. I'm praying that they will release an album next after Orion.
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Nov 24, 2009 6:38 pm Reply with quote
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Orion the single is out!

Listening to it right now. Oh my gosh "Toki no Shizuku" is a very pretty song. I'm very happy with this single. So much so, if I have enough saved, I'll pick it up for Christmas.

I heard a rumor that their second album may come out in February but nothing solid yet.
 
Crystallas
Posted: Nov 25, 2009 1:27 pm Reply with quote
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Downloading it right now, I will post my opinion about it later Smile.

I would appreciate a new album because I liked all the singles they released after their first album so far Boogie.
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Nov 30, 2009 6:02 pm Reply with quote
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Woooooooooooooooo!

New album out confirmed!! Thank God I get paid three times in Jan. And I will be working extra during the holidays, I think I can pick this up.But I don't know which version yet since I like the PVs ... but I kind of want the extra cd. Darn.

Dunno the title yet but it comes on January 20 (I'll edit my post in the release thread)

According to CDJ
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Second album release from Girl Next Door featuring tracks "Seeds of dream," "Infinity," "Be your wings (theme to PSP game "Tales of Versus")," Friendship," "Orion," and more for 15 tracks total (subject to change). This edition includes bonus DVD with music videos for "Seeds of dreams," "Infinity," "Be you wings," "Friendship," "Orion," and "Jump." *Unless otherwise indicated, DVDs are region-2 encoded (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and carry no subtitles.

1st press (for DVD edition) = special collaboration booklet (4 pages x 3 copies) with "Numero," "NYLON," and "ELLE girl"

1st press (for CD edition) = Bonus CD : "Girl Next Door 1st Album Euro Remix Non-stop" (subject to change)
 
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