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Why is Japanese Girl bands so bad??
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Posted 12/13/09
I haven't listened to many Korean girl bands, but I do really like bands like Scandal, GagaalinG, and Hangry & Angry. Yeah, I know that GagaalinG only has a female lead singer, but she has such an awesome rock voice. I love Nym! Stereo Pony's lead singer has a mature rock voice as well. Another band that has a great female co-lead singer is HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR. The problem is that saying that groups like Morning Musume (as much as I love them!) represent Japanese girl bands is like saying fried chicken represents the extent of American cuisine. There is more depth if people explore.
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It seems like people are only looking at mainstream girl bands since they keep mentioning Morning Musume. To say Japanese girl bands are bad kinda gets to me since there are a couple I REALLY like. Besides Morning Musume and other groups under the same label, what Japanese bands are bad? Scandal doesn't seem to focus to much on being doll like more like normal highschool girls. Danger Gang's vocalists sound has a low mature voice. Exist trace is NOT cute. Earth was a idol type group like Morning Musume but there voices were mature considering their age at the time. Listen to some other girl bands and see if they can change your mind. Here are some links, don't know if they'll help change anyones mind but why not:
Dream http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB6sliHNHvo
DRM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiWX8gtypXU&
EARTH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6MpuduCE1o
Scandal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvoeVNMlD_U&
Eu Phoria http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IusZ8bY-ku4&
The last two were closer to what everyone keeps complaining about but can you blame young girls for trying to look cute?
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Posted 12/13/09
idk.. probably because of their singing and dancing isnt very good. korean girl groups tend have good choreography and theyre smooth at dancing. i think the reason why korean groups are so good is that the korean music industry is very strict. they probably have to practice way more at everything. there have been incidents where celebs have gotten sick from exhaustion and had to go to the hospital.
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Posted 12/13/09
Japanese girl bands are always with those cute voices ,
unlike korean girl bands, their outfit are more trendy fashion-ish type. and they have great voices.
too,their mv are far more better than the jap's.
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Posted 12/14/09

MiniWoofy93 wrote:

It seems like people are only looking at mainstream girl bands since they keep mentioning Morning Musume. To say Japanese girl bands are bad kinda gets to me since there are a couple I REALLY like. Besides Morning Musume and other groups under the same label, what Japanese bands are bad? Scandal doesn't seem to focus to much on being doll like more like normal highschool girls. Danger Gang's vocalists sound has a low mature voice. Exist trace is NOT cute. Earth was a idol type group like Morning Musume but there voices were mature considering their age at the time. Listen to some other girl bands and see if they can change your mind. Here are some links, don't know if they'll help change anyones mind but why not:
Dream http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB6sliHNHvo
DRM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiWX8gtypXU&
EARTH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6MpuduCE1o
Scandal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvoeVNMlD_U&
Eu Phoria http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IusZ8bY-ku4&
The last two were closer to what everyone keeps complaining about but can you blame young girls for trying to look cute?


U are right, Dream for example do actually sing I can appreciate that fact! But I would like to know if there are any japanese bands (maybe indie bands?) which bring something new to the market besides to all the commercial stuff. I'm totaly aware that Europe and America are totaly commercial aswell (And I hate commercial music like lady gaga and all auto tune "artists"). But I was wondering if Japan got stuff with their own sound like The Police or Radiohead... Or maybe some good rock bands like Porcupine tree or Foo Fighters?
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Not all Japanese girl bands are bad. They try to look cute and that probably appeals to the male crowd, which is just right. Boy bands = female crowd, so there has got to be something that grabs the eyes of the opposite gender.
They also are aiming at high pitched voice,challenging themselves, which is really hard to do for many people for that I admire them. Of course, I can't really say I like all of Japan's girl bands.

And second, Exist Trace is NOT a cute girly band, they're pure Visual Kei and their bassist scares me, but I really like them. Danger Gang has good music, it's only the vocals that seem to make it funny (personally).

There probably are other girl bands that sound good and indie out there, but it's just not in trend yet. Don't forget that if something doesn't sell, they can't continue, which means right now the general market likes to cutey, girly, high-pitched bands
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Posted 12/14/09

MiniWoofy93 wrote:

It seems like people are only looking at mainstream girl bands since they keep mentioning Morning Musume. To say Japanese girl bands are bad kinda gets to me since there are a couple I REALLY like. Besides Morning Musume and other groups under the same label, what Japanese bands are bad? Scandal doesn't seem to focus to much on being doll like more like normal highschool girls. Danger Gang's vocalists sound has a low mature voice. Exist trace is NOT cute. Earth was a idol type group like Morning Musume but there voices were mature considering their age at the time. Listen to some other girl bands and see if they can change your mind. Here are some links, don't know if they'll help change anyones mind but why not:
Dream http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB6sliHNHvo
DRM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiWX8gtypXU&
EARTH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6MpuduCE1o
Scandal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvoeVNMlD_U&
Eu Phoria http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IusZ8bY-ku4&
The last two were closer to what everyone keeps complaining about but can you blame young girls for trying to look cute?


okay i really liked Dream but i can't say anything about them because i just heard one song from them but i'll check more latter
but the others i didn't really like them and like i said i'll check more latter
by the way i'm not blaming them for trying to look cute i'm a girl and i too like to look cute but they are being tooo cute.
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Couldn't agree more, Japanese girlbands have a wide range of style. You can't judge them if you only listen to Momusu
I'm sure that my favorite type would be electropop groups like Hangry & Angry, Perfume, Dream and Capsule, but I also like those who sing rock, cuz thats what You don't see everyday.
I definitely rate them much higher than a band of Lady GaGa's wannabes with auto tune, ton of make up, cr*ppy voice, and no real talent.
Their biggest advantage is that they are young, not all 13 and 14 year olds have developed talent and can sing live in front of a large audience at that age.
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Posted 12/14/09
The only reason I mentioned danger gang and is exist trace is because for different people different things come to mind when they here girl band. The kind that is being referred to here is idol group right? There are quite a few that are good it just depends where you look and what your looking for. And Yeah...Exist trace's bassist is pretty scary! Oh wait! No she's not! hehehe!
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Not all are that bad. Even if they are, they're not as bad as SNSD.(my opinion, so no bashing)
Personally, I actually like Morning Musume but if you don't like cute stuff & all then obviously thr are other Japanese girl bands which aren't.
Morning Musume is only 1 out of the many Japanese girl bands so remember that.
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well jap's girl bands aren't so good, but their solo singers are extremely good in my opinion :3
take boa, utada hikaru, YUI for instance. they're friggin awesome XD!!

but korea's girl bands aren't so bad as well. the only minus point for me is the fact that they're not as sexy or fashionable as jap's since most jap singers can dress reeaaalllyy extreme (which i think is a + point. i mean it takes originality to do that XP)
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cutiiegalo0 wrote:

Not all are that bad. Even if they are, they're not as bad as SNSD.(my opinion, so no bashing)
Personally, I actually like Morning Musume but if you don't like cute stuff & all then obviously thr are other Japanese girl bands which aren't.
Morning Musume is only 1 out of the many Japanese girl bands so remember that.


it's not that i hate cuteness i really love any thing that is cute but they are being to cute and if u like Morning Musume i'm not going to say anything.
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trumpace wrote:

well jap's girl bands aren't so good, but their solo singers are extremely good in my opinion :3
take boa, utada hikaru, YUI for instance. they're friggin awesome XD!!

but korea's girl bands aren't so bad as well. the only minus point for me is the fact that they're not as sexy or fashionable as jap's since most jap singers can dress reeaaalllyy extreme (which i think is a + point. i mean it takes originality to do that XP)


anno~~~ BoA is not Japanese she is Korean and yeah i really like Japanese solo singers

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sherrynd wrote:

Couldn't agree more, Japanese girlbands have a wide range of style. You can't judge them if you only listen to Momusu
I'm sure that my favorite type would be electropop groups like Hangry & Angry, Perfume, Dream and Capsule, but I also like those who sing rock, cuz thats what You don't see everyday.
I definitely rate them much higher than a band of Lady GaGa's wannabes with auto tune, ton of make up, cr*ppy voice, and no real talent.
Their biggest advantage is that they are young, not all 13 and 14 year olds have developed talent and can sing live in front of a large audience at that age.


anno~~ is Capsule a girl band?? it more like a girl man band
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crazy-cherry wrote:


trumpace wrote:

well jap's girl bands aren't so good, but their solo singers are extremely good in my opinion :3
take boa, utada hikaru, YUI for instance. they're friggin awesome XD!!

but korea's girl bands aren't so bad as well. the only minus point for me is the fact that they're not as sexy or fashionable as jap's since most jap singers can dress reeaaalllyy extreme (which i think is a + point. i mean it takes originality to do that XP)


anno~~~ BoA is not Japanese she is Korean and yeah i really like Japanese solo singers



but she's known as jap singer and she got the style of the jap solo singers. that's why i put her in the same category as jap solo singers :3
and yeah they rock XD!!

i like korea's boy bands better tho ><~
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