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LookBack: Stereopony Music, Vol. 6

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, we now present Destonus’ favorite song: Smilife! ::Shiho begins opening drumroll:: From the moment I first watched the PV for this song, I was hooked. From the extras paid to rock out to the girls, to Shiho going absolutely nuts on the drums, Nohana in human metronome mode as usual, with Aimi’s voice doing …

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OverView: Stereopony Music, Vol. 6

Tonight we believe in tomorrow, so we’ll continue to run Having gone through their first major release with A Hydrangea Blooms, Stereopony did not stop. In fact, they got better. Two months later – on August 19, 2009, to be exact – stores all over Japan would be selling their fourth single, Smilife. “Nagareboshi” lyrics are credited to SHIHO, all …

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LookBack: Stereopony Music, Vol. 5

We interrupt Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger meets Kaoru-hime to bring you this article on the second half of Hydrangea ga Saiteru… Welcome back to our two-part series on Hydrangea ga Saiteru This one will be a little longer since most of the new songs are on this end of the album. Why no one decided to use “Effective Line” as an …

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OverView: Stereopony Music, Vol. 5

The answer lies on the other side Last week, we talked about half of Stereopony’s first record album, A Hydrangea Blooms. We discussed its meaning, we looked over the new songs, and a conclusion was reached that the first half sounded great, just like it was promised at the release time. Now, we pick up the review exactly where we …

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LookBack: Stereopony Music, Vol. 4

A Hydrangea Blooms What can I say about Hydrangea ga Saiteru? It was the first album I bought when I could not find anything except their singles on Peer to Peer sites. You can punish me later for that. I had to go dig out my copy tonight to be able to do this review because my laptop only has …

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OverView: Stereopony Music, Vol. 4

With honest, open words, we want to try and speak our minds It all passed too fast. Bestselling singles, powerful hits, Oricon chart positions; and soon enough, Stereopony was set to hit another milestone: the release of their first record album. Hydrangea ga Saiteru hit the stores in June 17th, 2009, in its English version, A Hydrangea Blooms. The title …

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LookBack: Stereopony Music, Vol. 3

“One Day, in the Recording Studio, we ran into YUI!” It is no mystery to myself and my counterpart that Aimi Haraguni is a HUGE YUI fan. She also seems to be a huge Paramore fan, but I would need to see her CD collection or inspect her mp3 player or phone to know for sure. Ever since I got …

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OverView: Stereopony Music, Vol. 3

Running at full speed, we’re not afraid of anything After Namida no Mukou’s success, Stereopony’s third single I do it came to solidify Stereopony’s name in the Japanese music industry. Born out of a jam session with fellow musician and renowned artist YUI, I do it is considered to be a dream come true on Stereopony’s part, as neither girl …

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LookBack: Stereopony Music, Vol. 2

Beyond the tears and the pain is the bright future! LLike their debut single, this new single also has ties to anime; in this case, Gundam 00, the second half of the second season to be exact. I suppose I should get this out of the way now: of the four songs used as openings in Gundam 00, this one …

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OverView: Stereopony Music, Vol. 2

When the hydrangeas bloom, we will come back Namida no Mukou is Stereopony’s second Single, and one of their most memorable releases. That is because not only they scored another tie-in with an anime, but their leading track, “Namida no Mukou”, ranked second place at the Oricon Charts that week; the highest a Stereopony song ever reached. It was officially …

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