From the monthly archives:

February 2008


by Rinoa on February 27, 2008 · 11 comments · AddThis

Photobook Image
Artist: Ayumi Hamasaki
Product Code: AVCD-23503/4
Release Date: 2008.01.01
Highest Ranking: #1
First Press: Photobook
Genre: Pop/Rock
Label: avex trax
Format: CD or CD+DVD

A new year has finally arrived and J-Pop diva, Ayumi Hamasaki has walked in 2008 along with her ninth studio album. Following a similar trend to previous albums like “I Am…” and “(miss)understood“, “GUILTY” was released on the first day of 2008. However the album was available on sale in stores on Christmas day. The album was released in two packages, which comprised of a CD-only and a CD+DVD version. A special 32 page photobook was included with the first press edition. It is needless to say that “GUILTY” was highly anticipated amongst both Hamasaki and J-Pop fans alike.

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Ai Otsuka – LOVE JAM

by eyn on February 25, 2008 · 16 comments · AddThis

LOVE JAM booklet photo
Ai-chin will be mad if you don't buy this album
Artist: Ai Otsuka
Product Code: AVCD-17538
Release date: 2004.11.17
Debut Ranking: #1
Label: avex trax
First Press: 80 page drawing booklet

Ai-chin’s 2nd album, “LOVE JAM”, was released on 2004.11.17, that is less than 8 months since the release of her debut album, “LOVE PUNCH“. Despite the short time frame between these two albums, no quality of music was compromised, in fact “LOVE JAM” is arguably a tuned up version of “LOVE PUNCH”, showing improvements in both the arrangement of music and the depth of her ballads.

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