TOP 10 IDOL MV – May 2021

TOP 10 IDOL MV - May 2021

How time flies! I almost didn’t realize that May was already over, but here we are. I feel like last month there slight less good MV, but on the other hand there was a lot of quality stuff. Let’s see which are the best MV’s of May!


10) MIRAI FLEET – わたしはもうきみのじゃない。 (Watashi Wa Mou Kimi No Janai)

Straightforward 4/4 EDM beats, powerful electric guitars, dramatic strings: MIRAI FLEET starts off with a song featuring lots of interesting elements. The colors of the MV perfectly fit this intense sound, showing all of its energy through many light rays. You may also be interested in the debut MV of Mirai⭐︎Frontier, their sister unit.


9) ASP – A Song of Punk

I’d never thought that someday I’d say that I like anal sex penis, but yeah, I don’t dislike it. ASP‘s first MV for “A Song of Punk” is literally what the title says: nothing but a punk song, but an enjoyable one, following the usual Wack style. The aesthetics of the group is probably what caught my attention the most, but the music is not half bad too.


8) ピューパ!! (Pupa!!) – Caramelt

Once again, I must praise Pupa!!. The catchy synth pop of this MV has been stuck in my head for a while, and I’m not really complaining. The songs of this trio often features ethereal elements together with more intense ones and “Caramelt” is no exception, with that very nice synth melody merging with refined piano notes. Yes, I love them.


7) 電影と少年CQ (Cinema And Boy CQ) – トランキライザーの恋人 (Tranquilizer no koibito)

Despite using a very elegant palace as the main setting for the video which made me think there could be some neoclassical influences somewhere in the song, Cinema And Boy CQ‘s “Tranquilizer No Koibito” breathes strong 80s vibes through its melodies especially in the duo’s vocal lines: how can you not love that chorus?


6) femme fatale – ピューピル (Pupil)

Speaking of the 80s, we can’t forget about femme fatale. Their interest in the sounds and aesthetics of the past is still strong in “Pupil”, featuring synth pop elements, funk-inspired basslines and lots of stuff from decades ago. Basically, everything you would expect from this duo.


5) ミソラドエジソン (Misolade Edison) – ムーンライトシアター (Moonlight Theater)

“Moonlight Theater” by Misolade Edison sounds almost like a very nice Halloween song, except its MV came out in May. Am I the only one who thinks that this would be the perfect song for an idol group in “The Nightmare Before Christmas”? Unfortunately, Burton didn’t put any idol in his story, but we still got this awesome and slightly dark song.


4) 感覚ロヂック (Kankaku Logic) – Fragrance

Kankaku Logic are one of the most intense idol metal groups, as shown in “Fragrance”; mixing various subgenres such has alternative, melodic death and the good old heavy metal, the song features both spiteful and delicate vocals, some creepy synths and, obviously, a lot of distorted guitars. Bonus points for the dark aesthetics of the four members.


3) クロスノエシス (CROSSNOESIS) – moon light

I wish CROSSNOESIS would release stuff more often, because everytime they do there is something great: this time, “moon light” made me fall in love with its sound based on drum and bass, which is not a genre you find that much in idol music. Now I want them to do more songs in this style.


2) MANACLE – Look at me!

We were all waiting for MANACLE‘s first MV, so here it is. “Look at me!” is a catchy and intense electronic song featuring some dark guitars and background synths which made me realize once again how cool Risaki, Ray and Hina are, together with their new friend Maon. Now, I don’t want to start a war, but this song is probably far better than anything these three girls did in their previous group.


1) 禁断の多数決 (Kindan No Tasuketsu) – Night Breeze

The fuzzy and ethereal synth/dream pop music of “Night Breeze” totally deserves the first place for this month. You never know what to epect from Kindan No Tasuketsu, but you can be sure that it will be good. But this time, it’s not just good: it’s incredible. And the video showing fireworks, the night sky, a cat… I don’t really know what’s going on here, but I love it.


Honorable Mentions

TOP 10 IDOL MV – March 2021

TOP 10 IDOL MV - March 2021

Another month has passed, and so here we are for another Top 10 of the best alternative idol MV’s released in March. Let’s take a look at these ten awesome videos!


10) EIMIE – FAKE

EIMIE‘s latest MV is pretty good. “FAKE” consists of an alternative metal sound with vocals mostly influenced by rap, except for those awesome growled parts, which unfortunately don’t last that much. In any case, the song is still very enjoyable.


9) 8bitBRAIN – Black Sabbath

No Osbournes were harmed in the making of this video, I promise. 8bitBRAIN are back with their electronic-infused metal sound, with the usual autotuned vocals. If you love this style, you’ll surely enjoy “Black Sabbath”. Although I wanna hear them saying I am iron man in autotune now.


8) プシュケとラーガ (Psyche and Raga) – Winning Ark (Daybreak)

How many times have I been featuring プシュケとラーガ (Psyche and Raga) lately? Not that’s a problem. The psychedelic unit brings us their first MV for “Winning Ark (Daybreak)”, which is a kinda catchy and simple one, compared to other songs they have released before.


7) POPPiNG EMO – SELFISH

POPPiNG EMO have been doing great lately, just listen to the intense electronic/pop-infused rock sound of “SELFISH” to understand what I mean. For some reason, the main guitar has been stuck in my head for a while, despite not being really that much unique or awesome. Not that I complain, anyway.


6) ピューパ!! (Pupa!!) – Vanilla

Everytime I listen to ピューパ!! (Pupa!!), I get fascinated by their dreamy, delicate sound; “Vanilla” is no exception, of course. You start getting lulled by guitars resembling post-rock’s calmer parts, accompanied by a synthetic background, and then some intense synth pop hits you. That’s a very nice feeling.


5) FRUN FRIN FRIENDS – バニラ (Vanilla)

More “Vanilla”, this time from FRUN FRIN FRIENDS. Both the song and the video feel very artistic, if that makes any sense. Catchy, cute and poppy, but still refined and kinda unique. Check out the MV for “Strawberry” too, released together with this one.


4) 9DayzGlitchClubTokyo – Brand new Stimulate

Heavy and weird electronic stuff, catchy and intense pop/metal mix, a bit of hip-hop: anything else? Apparently, 9DayzGlitchClubTokyo have anything you need in their music. “Brand new Stimulate” is their first MV, and it shows how promising this unit is.


3) INUWASI – holy

If you read the review of their EP, you should already know I love INUWASI; in case you haven’t, go read it. Do it NOW. Anyway, while “holy” is not my favorite song from the mini-album, it’s still a good one where post-hardcore and electronic/hip-hop meet, which is a great mix.


2) めろん畑a go go (Melon Batake A Go Go) – 撃つな琉陀瓶! (Utsu Na RUTAKAME!)

Our favorite masked super-heroines are back with their usual retro-styled music. “撃つな琉陀瓶!” (Utsu Na RUTAKAME!) is an awesome song featuring memorable vocal lines and lots of stuff from long lost decades, exactly what we would expect from めろん畑a go go (Melon Batake A Go Go).


1) 感覚ロヂック (Kankaku Logic) – 深愛嫌悪 (Shin’ai Ken’o)

感覚ロヂック (Kankaku Logic) really outdid themselves with “深愛嫌悪” (Shin’ai Ken’o). The song keeps switching between extreme metal and dark, haunting parts, with a video which fits perfectly the music. Definitely not for the faint-hearted. Unless you want to get traumatized.


Honorable Mentions

TOP 10 IDOL MV – February 2021

TOP 10 IDOL MV - February 2021

Last month has been full of great videos, it has been kinda difficult to choose the best ones this time. Anyway, I managed to do it, se here we go with February’s Top 10 of the best MV’s!


10) MiiS – i.

The debut MV of MiiS is pretty impressive. Walking on the line between the heaviness of metal and the dynamics of rock with a very idol-ish hook, “i.” introduces this group to the scene with a very colorful and sparkling video.


9) ピューパ!! (Pupa!!) – Gardenia

ピューパ!! (Pupa!!) are such a good unit, often experimenting with not-too-mainstream genres and styles. “Gardenia” brings them towards some sort of alternative/post-rock sound, which combined with the live shots and its simple lighting creates a really good experience.


8) 誰もシラナイ。 (Dare mo Shiranai) – ESCAPE

誰もシラナイ。 (Dare mo Shiranai) released their debut MV last month, and it already showed us that these five girls deserve to be followed. The catchy rock-oriented sound and the good composition make “ESCAPE” a very enjoyable song.


7) Chu Kiss RIP – ハガネ (Hagane)

Imagine how the epic soundtrack of a Japanese B-movie where an idol group saves the world from some weird creatures would sound. If you managed to picture this, I’m quite sure you have hit and at the same time missed the point of how “ハガネ” (Hagane) by Chu Kiss RIP sounds. On the other hand, the MV is probably what you would expect from this description.


6) DESURABBITS – 無視するな、君の色は君で決めればいい (Mushi suru na, kimi no iro wa kimi de kimereba ī)

The legendary DESURABBITS are going to disband soon and this is probably last MV. The references to one of their first videos almost made me cry, and combined with the song made me realize how much they’ve grown in these years, not only with their age, but also in an artistic way. They will be missed, but we can’t really complain, considering how great their journey has been.


5) 代代代 (Dai Dai Dai) – 融解 (Yūkai)

The weirdness of 代代代 (Dai Dai Dai) knows no limits. Although “融解” (Yūkai) is less crazy than many of their songs, it still features their trademark bizarreness, with bleeping synths and darker, ethereal and intense parts alternating with each other. While you can’t really describe it as catchy, it’s fascinating enough to leave its mark.


4) situasion – 青のダリア (Ao No Dahlia)

Another debut, another great group. situasion‘s style is a bit different from the other debuting groups, and is also very interesting. A soul/funk/rock groove, jazzy undertones, some synths in the background and a very pop-oriented hook make “青のダリア” (Ao No Dahlia) an unexpectedly pleasant surprise.


3) ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (Zenbukiminoseida.) – 堕堕 (Dada)

This time, ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (Zenbukiminoseida.) went a bit crazy, and we can’t really complain: among videogame aesthetics and an insane electronic/rock sound, “堕堕” (Dada) will almost make you forget the serious line-up changes they had to endure in the last few months.


2) NECRONOMIDOL – RITUAL

Idols in corpse painting are pretty cool, aren’t they? And who else could have done it, if not NECRONOMIDOL? Despite the aesthetics, however, “RITUAL” is more oriented to the good old heavy metal sound, with some badass riffs and rhythms. Also, they didn’t burn any church yet. Yet.


1) 神激(神使轟く、激情の如く。 (Shingeki) – 神奏曲:ガイア (Shinsō Kyoku: Gaia)

We all know that Shingeki are a good group, but every now and then they get more than just good. “神奏曲:ガイア” (Shinsō Kyoku: Gaia) is one of those times, featuring a powerful, unpredictable and yet catchy sound in their usual style and an amazing MV where traditional Japanese looks and headbanging clash with each other. Just a personal advice: get your neck ready for the breakdown.


Honorable Mentions

1 2