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[Special] A Look Back At 2007

First of all, I’m sorry about the lack of posts in the past week – I’ve been on vacation.  But now that it’s over, it’s time to ring in the new year. There are many upcoming releases from big artists, including the likes of YUI, Utada Hikaru, and Koda Kumi. However, first it would be prudent to look back at 20o7 in J-pop and see what made 2007 great.  I’ll be reviewing a variety of popular singles and albums here on “Hip-pop: Jammin’ on the Pacific Rim” from many artists.  I have personal favorites from 2007, but I shall let my reviews speak for themselves. Naming an album or single of the year is hard, especially when considering how genre oriented (or should I say skewed) some people are.  I’d be happy to post my thoughts on album / single of the year if requested, but for now,  I’ll be providing reviews for 2007.

I hope you enjoy the reviews. And thanks to everyone for the continued support. In a month – without downloads – we’ve reached 9,000 hits.  Hopefully the blog will only continue to grow.

I wish everyone the best for 2008.