Here we go again with another Top 10 of the latest MV’s. Check out this list of the best alternative idol music videos of November!
10) ピューパ!! (Pupa!!) – FUTURE IS MINE
Why do I never read people talking about ピューパ!! (Pupa!!)? They are a very refined idol unit and “FUTURE IS MINE” is a great tune. The fuzzy electric guitars in the background combined with their bright synth pop sound give an ethereal and almost post-rockish aura to to this song. I highly recommend you to follow them.
9) POPPiNG EMO – NIGHTMARE
I wouldn’t say that POPPiNG EMO are among my favorite groups, but every now and then they release something that makes me doubt this statement. The rock sound of “NIGHTMARE” feels full of emotions and the song is perfectly capable of conveying them all, thanks especially to the vocals and the very dynamic rhythm. Good job.
8) Devil ANTHEM. – UP
Did we just enter a Second Life session or what? Devil ANTHEM. activated their WTF mode with the MV for “UP”, a strongly EDM-oriented song accompanied by the weirdest music video of this month. I’m not sure about calling it beautiful or great, but what I’m sure is that I won’t be able to keep it out of my mind for a while.
7) ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (Zenbukiminoseida.) – インソムニア (Insomnia)
I’ll be honest, I’m still dealing with the recent line-up changes ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (Zenbukiminoseida.) went through, but at least “Insomnia” is a nice song. While it’s not their best one, it’s good enough to make me (partially) overcome my disappointment. Losing members important like Mashiro and Yotsu must have been hard, which is why I consider this a first positive step in rebuilding the part of the group which is not there anymore.
6) 回せ！グルーヴ開発部 (Mawase! Groove Kaihatsubu) – 安全開発ソング (Anzen kaihatsu song)
Unfortunately, this is probably the swansong of 回せ！グルーヴ開発部 (Mawase! Groove Kaihatsubu), and it’s a pity since they were very interesting. “安全開発ソング” (Anzen kaihatsu song) blends pop catchiness with happy hardcore beats and some breakcore-like parts. I’m sure I wanted a lot more music from this group, but we know how the cruel idol world likes to toy with our feelings.
5) YORUWAKOREKARA – オキテ破り (Okite-yaburi)
Don’t be fooled by the outdated visuals of this MV: YORUWAKOREKARA is a new idol group and this is their first music video. “オキテ破り” (Okite-yaburi) brings us some kind of catchy city pop mixed up with fast and intense electronic beats. The result is moderately bizarre, and that’s why this unit looks very interesting.
4) FRUN FRIN FRIENDS – 檸檬色の爆弾 (Lemon-iro no bakudan)
You can’t help but loving FRUN FRIN FRIENDS‘s unique brand of pop music. “檸檬色の爆弾” (Lemon-iro no bakudan) seems to draw influences from late 80s or early 90s music, which together with the cute vocals of the duo results in a charming and dreamlike song accompanied by a colorful video inspired by those past decades.
3) INforMEL – Drown
Despite being a young unit, INforMEL already sounds very interesting. Intense and emotional, their music will give you the kind of feelings you would expect from a post-hardcore group and “Drown” is a perfect example of how good they are at conveying them. The catchiness of the chorus combined with the powerful guitars and rhythms is definitely amazing.
2) 我儘ラキア (Wagamama Rakia) – SURVIVE
Although I already knew that 我儘ラキア (Wagamama Rakia) never disappoints, “SURVIVE” managed to surprise me with its quality: it’s the best proof of how MIRI has been a great addition to the group, often bringing the group’s sound towards some sort of nu metal, which works perfectly with their already intense, powerful and highly emotional music. A very cool song and an equally interesting MV.
1) ZOMBIE POWDER – 傷だらけのミラー (Kizu-darake no Mirror)
This month, Zombie Powder definitely deserve the first place. Blending heavy metal riffs with hip-hop beats and vocals and also an interesting k-pop-like flavor, “傷だらけのミラー” (Kizu-darake no Mirror) will bring you in a ghost town with its MV. And you’ll find yourself visiting that same abandoned city many and many times over, with the four zombie girls providing an awesome soundtrack to your journey.
Once again, there were so many good MV’s this month. So, if you need more of them, here they are!