The GLORIO Decade: The 2010s in Anime Music

Music is as integral to a piece of media as visuals or plot, which is why for as long as The GLORIO Blog has existed, we have done some variety of a feature about our favourite anime songs. With the decade having come to a close, we’re presenting the most memorable tracks of them all right here, with all the pithy commentary from yours truly you’ve come to expect.

A Very GLORIO 2015: Aqua’s Top 15 Tracks of 2015

Oh hey, it’s Christmas! Seems like yesterday when 2014 was coming to an end and I figured 2015 couldn’t possibly be worse. Yeah, that, err, sure backfired spectacularly, didn’t it? Anyhow, we’re in the middle of our annual retrospective blowout and just like last year, that means that I get to blissfully ignore what this blog is actually about and yell at you to go like the music I like.

Jukebox: Reclaiming Idols

Believe it or not, Japan can make other music aside from peppy pop! It has a vibrant underground music scene, which over the years has developed into an influential force to be reckoned with. In Jukebox, we take a look at the versatility of the Japanese music industry — beyond the realm of anime and other geekery. This time, we explore how Japanese pop ‘idols’ have transformed over the years, maybe even for the better. Can idols be saved, or have scandals doomed them to live on as a creatively bankrupt, patriarchic relic?

Review: “Noise” – Boris

Boris is one of the most unique and critically acclaimed Japanese bands in history, yet delving into their expansive back catalogue is quite the challenge. Luckily, their latest album, “Noise”, has been designed to be “their most all-encompassing effort to date”.

Review: “DIStopping” – Charisma.com

Last year, Charisma.com released “Hate”, a fantastic song that sadly flew under The Glorio Blog’s radar. With the release of their first full album, DIStopping, it’s time to right that wrong and give these two badass ladies the attention they deserve.

Jukebox: Kayoko Yoshizawa

Believe it or not, Japan can make other music aside from peppy pop! It has a vibrant underground music scene, which over the years has developed into an influential force to be reckoned with. In Jukebox, we take a look at the versatility of the Japanese music industry — beyond the realm of anime and other geekery. Last time, way too long ago, we learnt about Mop of Head and their bouncy dance music. As usual with this feature, it’s time for something entirely different… erm, peppy pop, actually. Who the heck is Kayoko Yoshizawa?

Review: “Babymetal” – Babymetal

With their self-titled debut album skyrocketing up the charts faster than you can sacrifice a three-legged goat to the prince of darkness, Babymetal are definitely not “indie” enough to feature on Jukebox. Yet their first album is a record that demands being written about, not because it’s particularly good, but because it is prime evidence of something so utterly ridiculous it defies any sort of conventional criticism.

Jukebox: Mop of Head

Believe it or not, Japan can make other music aside from peppy pop! It has a vibrant underground music scene, which over the years has developed into an influential force to be reckoned with. In Jukebox, we take a look at the versatility of the Japanese music industry — beyond the realm of anime and other geekery.…

Jukebox: Matryoshka

Believe it or not, Japan can make other music aside from peppy pop! It has a vibrant underground music scene, which over the years has developed into an influential force to be reckoned with. In Jukebox, we take a look at the versatility of the Japanese music industry — beyond the realm of anime and other geekery.…

Jukebox: Brand-New Idol Society

Believe it or not, Japan can make other music aside from peppy pop! It has a vibrant underground music scene, which over the years has developed into an influential force to be reckoned with. In Jukebox, we take a look at the versatility of the Japanese music industry — beyond the realm of anime and other…