There's some Japanese albums out, or that will be coming out, that I'm interested in hearing. So I pulled up my bookmarks to find my Jmusic dl sites and subsequently found out that they're gone. I guess I picked the right time to lose interest bc if Japan is going to srsly make it that difficult to listen to their music, then I give up. IMagine realizing that on the same day that Namie Amuro, JPop queen, announces she's gonna retire next year.
But check out all the ways Japan forcefully LIMITS a foreigner's ability to listen to their music:
- Can't buy anything digitally at iTunes or Amazon without jumping through hoops
- IMporting shit is more or less expensive af depending on the yen conversion
- Limited selection on Spotify and just like the digital dl places, there's a separate Spotify Japan that you can't access
- Now they're apparently cracking down on downloads
Yeah so, honestly, I more or less give up. There's a few albums I have interest in hearing, which I'll probably either buy or hit up PSCK, which makes me wonder about that service and how legal it is and if it isn't, when will IT be cracked down on. Those albums are really just Junno, Spyair and UVERworld lol. I've been going on a deleting spree too for my harddrive music bc I started to realize that I'm probably not going to listen to at least half of it ever again.
Idk if this is the fault of Kpop or if I just got tired over being an OCD hoarder of music that i listen to once and be like YAS and then never touch it again lol.
IN Kpop news though, GOT7 is coming back next month and I'm at once excited and apprehensive. I still feel like the Jackson thing hasn't revealed its ending yet. I hope not, but...
I was trying to figure out how EXO shot into my number one group spot, but I think I got it (shawty I got it). Basically, I went into GOT7 and Pentagon with a clear bias and to this day, I still don't have anyone in either group that is even close to the members I bias. GOT7 seem fairly close, but Pentagon aren't all that funny together probably bc they're not. But EXO, I lowkey didn't like, or thought I didn't, so it was all music for awhile. The only members I knew were Baekhyun, Lay and Kai. I liked the former two bc of seeing them in shows. But the more I got sucked in, it was never immediately clear who I stanned the most, and even now though it's Baek, Xiumin and Chen are bias wreckers extraordinaire and ofc I still like Lay and now Chanyeol and Sehun. I don't exactly hate Kai, but I still sometimes forget Suho and DO exist lol.
I do this though, and especially with a group like EXO that I lowkey hated for some time. I tried to avoid and insist that they weren't crawling up my bias list (creepin in your heart babe), but it didn't work and now look where I am lmao.