Launching my site in Japanese because of Japanese music

You can now read kbrecordzz in Japanese! https://kbrecordzzjp.wordpress.com I’ve written a lot about Japanese music on kbrecordzz.com, like Mami Yamase, SCANDAL (again), Seiko Oomori (again, again), Jun Togawa & Yapoos (again, again, again, again & again (the flagship of this site)), Wink, Zoomgals, Yoneko, hy4_4yh (again), 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-San, The Pink Panda, Rock-A-Cherry, YumiContinue reading “Launching my site in Japanese because of Japanese music”

The day Girls’ Generation and David Letterman met (and what it says about music)

I watched so many K-pop music videos this winter, on a mission to learn how they can be so captivating and awesome. It was fun. And then I thought: Why not watch the rest of the world’s music videos too? I started doing that, but… I quickly learned that, for some reason, the Western mindsetContinue reading “The day Girls’ Generation and David Letterman met (and what it says about music)”

Gwen Stefani’s lyrics are so weird (= good!!)

I re-published my old review of Gwen Stefani’s album “L.A.M.B.” (“Love. Angel. Music. Baby.”), read it and then come back to this one. Now it’s time to talk about the lyric side of this pop masterpiece and its sequel “The Sweet Escape”, and try to understand what it says about the world (it says thatContinue reading “Gwen Stefani’s lyrics are so weird (= good!!)”

Why Gwen Stefani’s “Love. Angel. Music. Baby” is so brilliant

(This text is from 2017 and was originally written in Swedish. It’s translated with DeepL) Gwen Stefani first became known as the singer of the ska/punk/rock band No Doubt, with their heyday in the second half of the 90s. In 1995 they released the album “The Tragic Kingdom”, after doing a number of lesser knownContinue reading “Why Gwen Stefani’s “Love. Angel. Music. Baby” is so brilliant”