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There’s an album out called She Loves You, which is a tribute album to YUI where other artists cover her songs. I really like this album. My reservation is that some of the covers are perhaps a bit too straight forward. I think that a great cover is an interpretation where the artists adds their unique traits to the song. Many of the covers on this album, while good, sound a lot like the original songs. Maybe the artists who participated are just too similar to YUI. That said, it’s definitely worth a listen. I’ve been listening to and enjoying it a lot this week.

I thought I’d share some thoughts on each track:

1. SCANDAL - How Crazy. A pretty straight forward cover with slightly heavier electric guitars and drums.
2. Negoto - Tomorrow’s Way. I like her voice and the way she half-speaks during the verse. The song is a lot more “filled out” with sound than the original. Lots of drums and even a little “noise”. Maybe I should recommend this song to a friend of mine who listens to “noise music” (not enough of it perhaps). I’m a sucker for all-over-the-place-y drums like the ones in this song.
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Haruka is a poppier song than usual(?) from Japanese girl band SCANDAL. It’s also their latest.

SCANDAL ~ Haruka

SCANDAL ~ Haruka

33MB 5:06 H.264/AVC 480×272 PSP Ready

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Credit: source vid. r3z4prof via BK_201@jpopsuki

 

Shoujo S (少女S) for you SCANDAL lovers out there ;) .

SCANDAL ~ Shoujo S

SCANDAL ~ Shoujo S

31MB 4:27 H.264/AVC 480×272 PSP Ready

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Credit: source vid. jmaeshawn@jpopsuki

 

I got a facebook request for Namida no Regret (涙のリグレット) by SCANDAL, so here it is :) .

SCANDAL ~ Namida no Regret

SCANDAL ~ Namida no Regret

26MB 5:11 H.264/AVC 480×272 PSP Ready

(download | thm | preview)

Credit: source vid. from loveotsukaai@jpopsuki

 

Ayu recently did a shoot for the November issue ViVi magazine as a part of the promotion for her 50th single, where she shows off her tattoos (among other things).

  • Vivi November 2010
  • Vivi November 2010
  • Vivi November 2010
  • Vivi November 2010
  • Vivi November 2010
  • Vivi November 2010
  • Vivi November 2010

I can’t say I fully understand magazine numbering. By the time I post this, the November issue photo shoot is already old news, and it’s still September.

Credit: scans by iloveayu.com

 

Here are some mixed pictures of the members of Girls’ Generation.

  • Blood donor
  • SNSD
  • SNSD
  • Tiffany and Tae-yeon

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  • SNSD
  • SNSD
  • SNSD
  • SNSD

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A little bird whispered in my ear that someone out there would like to watch the PV for the song DOLL by Japanese “high school girl band” SCANDAL ;)

SCANDAL ~ DOLL

SCANDAL ~ DOLL

23MB 3:32 H.264/AVC 480×272 PSP Ready

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Credit: source video from kenshinjpop@jpopsuki

 
17-sai no live

Yuko Fukudome continues to be very popular (in the statistics for this site), so I thought I’d post a selection of scans from her photo book 17-sai no live that I ran into (I didn’t scan them myself).

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Since it’s Ayu’s 10th anniversary as artist this year, I thought I’d post some Ayu stuff on the site. I’m almost ashamed about how few Ayu related posts I’ve made this far.

So, let’s start with some pictures:

  • Bea’s Up May 2008
  • Bea’s Up May 2008
  • Bea’s Up May 2008
  • Bea’s Up May 2008
  • Bea’s Up May 2008
  • Cawaii May 2008
  • Cawaii May 2008
  • Cawaii May 2008
  • Cawaii May 2008
  • Cawaii May 2008
  • Mirrorcle World
  • Mirrorcle World

credits: iloveayu.com & ayu-mi-x.com

I plan to post some of Ayu’s PVs, sized for the PSP. It’s a mix of my favourite PVs and some PVs that I haven’t watched much and wanted on my own PSP. I will post these PVs over the course of a few weeks, but if you want a bunch of them now you can download them via the torrent below:

Ayu PVs part 1Ayu PVs part 1

269MB H.264/AVC 480×272

(torrent | status)

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