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LookBack: Stereopony Music, Vol. 11

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Three and a half songs left to cover? With so many repeats, maybe we should have done this one in one go… Since “cherry my…” and “Hanbunko” have already been covered previously, it is time to start the drum and base lines and start jumping up and down as we fast forward to one of Aimi’s favorite songs to play …

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OverView: Stereopony Music, Vol. 11

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Let’s have a running start on the slide. Here we go! Last “OverView” was all about the first half of OVER THE BORDER, Stereopony’s second full album, released in the middle of 2010. We talked about the songs, their meanings, my impressions on how it was structured, and we reached the conclusion that this album represents Stereopony’s best work until …

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LookBack: Stereopony Music, Vol. 10

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I am crossing state borders, and Stereopony is the furthest thing from my mind… I really, really, really should have written this earlier in the week instead of being on the train to New York to see ONE OK ROCK. My mind is on beginnings, never ending stories, liars, and nearby answers, when it should be on border crossings, happy …

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OverView: Stereopony Music, Vol. 10

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Here’s a world without borders, restrictions or dilemmas Four exciting singles later, we have finally reached another milestone here in OverView: Stereopony’s second full album. But before talking about this record, I would like to reflect upon its components for a while. For example, we could start by talking about the singles that made an appearance there. We have four …

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LookBack: Stereopony Music Vol. 9

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Somewhere in the past, there are memories left behind riding on the wind… As usual, I am inclined to agree with my counterpart; “OVERDRIVE” the song, just like “OVERDRIVE” the video, feels like a summer drive to the beach. I can imagine Stereopony enjoying themselves there on a beach blanket, perhaps the three of them braving the water and fleeing …

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OverView: Stereopony Music, Vol. 9

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Our tears and pain will become the power that supports our future Stereopony’s seventh single – OVER DRIVE –, hit stores just a couple of months after Hanbunko, on the 12th of May. This single was also their second release in 2010, with its leading track “OVER DRIVE” coming out as an opening theme for the Japanese drama “Pro Golfer …

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LookBack: Stereopony Music, Vol. 8

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Once upon a time, in high school, there was this couple that had a fight… Cover songs are always a difficult item to look at. There will always be a rift between those fans that like it and those that like the original better. I have the original album version of “Okami”, which will come into play when we get …

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OverView: Stereopony Music, Vol. 8

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The cherry blossoms are just an excuse “Split in two” is literally what “Hanbunko” means when translated to English. Stereopony’s sixth single leading track is a cover of one of Bivattchee’s most popular songs, and also marks the first half of all of Stereopony’s releases, which totals to 16 records, including their “Best Of Stereopony”. Had the girls known this …

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LookBack: Stereopony Music, Vol. 7

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The pressure is on, and I am standing at a moonlit signpost… I really wish that there was more distance between Smilife and Tsukiakari no Michisurube, because having two songs that I really like one after the other complicates matters. Well that, and being too spent and too distracted to write this earlier in the week, and coming down to …

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OverView: Stereopony Music, Vol. 7

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Unbounded, Unrestrained Stereopony’s fifth single – Tsukiakari no Michishirube – hit the stores on November fourth, 2009, almost a whole year since their debut. Looking back, it is hard not to be amazed at how much they accomplished in just a year of being in the music industry. Releasing five singles, a full album, and one live DVD in just …

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