― _Rudipherous_, Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:56 (3 years ago) Permalink
not a star, but the title reminded me of herhttp://youtu.be/8_IAMVW7RQA?t=3m17s
also there's always one singer per idol group who has a strong voice. they don't get to use it too much.
― blah blah blah, Thursday, 19 April 2012 08:53 (3 years ago) Permalink
try UA. she prob has a more cool & restrained approach to vocals in some breeezy sade/corinne drewery kinda way but can also rip the shit out of her chords sometimes
an earlier tune from mid 90s
and this one is a great collab w/ yamp kolt from last year
― cock chirea, Thursday, 19 April 2012 09:35 (3 years ago) Permalink
Insooni's father was African-American military personnel, like (recently eliminated) kpopstar Lee Michelle:
And rapper T(Tasha):
Whale from W and Whale grew up outside Korea, I believe. There are some 100% Korean idol group members who are US-influenced, though... the ones I'm thinking of at the moment are guys but I'm sure there are some girls are well... aside from the 2NE1 girls (CL/Bom/Minji), Taeyeon from SNSD can pull off RnB vocals:
― hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:16 (3 years ago) Permalink
Wanna thanks everybody for contributing to this thread, despite the weird tone of the opening posts. Will check out these tubes this evening. <3<3<3 to all
― yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:24 (3 years ago) Permalink
According to marxy at neojaponisme, African-American "soul" vocals are more familiar in Japan due to the influence of the Japanese version of <i>Hair</i>:
Here's a recording from Hair (African-American singers brought in for backing vocals on the chorus):
― hurricane weather (forapper), Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:33 (3 years ago) Permalink
Superfly? although singer Shiho Ochi is a bit more Joss Stone than Aretha
― zappi, Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:52 (3 years ago) Permalink
― dayo, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink
the basic assumption you have is that liking japanese anime/manga = liking j-pop.
Yeah, this is maybe an easy mistake to make but very wrongheaded. I generally don't care much for the former but love the latter.
Yuki isn't exactly what contenderizer's talking about here, but she definitely has one of the more distinctive voices in j-pop.
Utada Hikaru is another good one.
I have a lot of other favorites, but I can't think of many that stray from that general high-pitched range.
― You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink
woah, timely revive. was thinking of this thread last night, sorry that i'd let it die. anyway, a bunch of great recommendations from two weeks ago. lee michelle is amazing, and i fucking LOVE that superfly track. it's exactly the kind of singing i was hoping to find when starting his thread, and i'm a sucker for 70s metal. also, been hearing about shiina ringo & tokyo jihen for years on ILM, but had never checked her/them out. great stuff. thanks again to all who responded.
― 10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink
again, not to mutilate a dead horse, but hatsune miku was an example chosen for specific reasons and wasn't meant as a general exemplar of all j/k-pop. i do think she's an instructive example when talking about the way japanese & korean pop culture is often marketed and (mis-)understood in the US, but i don't wanna get distracted by an argument about that.
― 10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink
also like that yuki song a hell of a lot, and it does help answer my initial question, cuz she's got a bit of that joan jett, punk style, "fuck you" rasp and swagger (lol, despite the fact that she's basically offering herself to the listener, check the video)
― 10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink