A Very GLORIO 2016: Aqua’s Top 10 Songs of 2016

Once again, Aqua invites you to journey with him into the vast, diverse landscape of Japanese music that exists outside the realm of anime and other geekery and take a look at his ten favourite songs of the year.

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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?

A Very GLORIO 2014: Aqua’s Top 14 Tracks of 2014

Welcome to “A Very GLORIO 2014″, our look back at the best of the past year. We’ll be featuring a different post from each of our authors everyday leading up to our top 10 shows of the year. On this merry Christmas Day, Aqua does that thing where he talks for way too long about his dumb taste in music.

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?