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abingdon boys school = ♥ (+ a happy birthday)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER~!!!

:D:D:D:D:D

She turns 18 today~ I remember when I used to give her baths, feed her bottles, and blow raspberries on her little belly. 🙂 She’ll be going off to college in August, and I’ll miss her very much. *snugglehugs*

Okay, now on to the good stuff:

abingdon boys school

ABINGDON BOYS SCHOOL!!!1!1one!1eleven11!!!shift!!1!

I can’t believe I haven’t noticed these guys yet. O: They are like high energy rock/pop/awesomeness that I love so much. *_* Here is their latest single PV, Nephilim…

((All singles are compatible with iTunes!))


Album: INNOCENT SORROW
Release Date: December 6, 2006
Tracks:
1. INNOCENT SORROW
2. Fre@k $HoW

INNOCENT SORROW is the opening theme song to the show D. Gray Man. It is definitely a good song to start with as a debut. I personally like some of their later stuff better, but it’s worth a listen for sure. Fre@k $HoW was very enjoyable. I liked the change of pace throughout the song. I’m a sucker for that sort of thing. ^_~

Download the INNOCENT SORROW single


Album: HOWLING
Release Date: May 16, 2007
Tracks:
1. HOWLING
2. NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

HOWLING is definitely a J-Rock song. The random talking in the beginning with the strong percussion and guitar will be sure to get your head banging! I really liked the overall beat and the fact that it is kinda catchy once you hear it enough. NERVOUS BREAKDOWN was a similar style to HOWLING, but it was a bit slower in the beginning. The English in this song was very understandable, so you don’t have to cover your ears when he sings. 😉 Both songs are great to listen to if you need to rock out for a while.

Download the HOWLING single (coming soon!)


Album: Nephilim
Release Date: July 4, 2007
Tracks:
1. Nephilim
2. LOST REASON

Nephilim is a dramatic rock song that sorta reminds me of some of Gackt’s songs in a way—BUT DON’T BE SCARED OFF!! As much as I love Gackt, I know a lot of people don’t like his style, but please give this a chance! If you are nervous about J-Rock in general, take a listen to the PV I have up there to see what it sounds like. You never know what you like until you try it. ^_~ LOST REASON is actually a little more enjoyable to me than Nephilim was, but that just might be because it starts out a bit faster. *shrugs* Both of these songs are really great, so I shouldn’t play favourites. I can’t WAIT until their first album! ^O^~!!

Download the Nephilim single

Please leave a comment to tell me what you think. I really enjoy hearing other opinions!! Don’t be shy! ^__^ I will also add the Innocent Sorrow single to this post when I finally get it. @_@;

Shuffle time! :O

So I put iTunes on shuffle.

Interesting, ne?

Well it is, because the first five songs that it landed on, I uploaded… for you! (: On Mediafire no less! O: I’m such a doll~

SE7EN – Girl Friend
*fangirlemosigh* Aww.. I wish SE7EN didn’t have a girlfriend. D: *smacks self* Right. On to it then… This song is one of his standard R&B songs with slower lyrics and a smooth melody over top of some nice pulsating synth beats. It can be found on SE7EN’s fourth album, Se7olution.

Download Girl Friend

KOKIA – dandelion
This is a really sweet song that KOKIA makes even sweeter with her gentle voice. Of course, that doesn’t stop her from showing off how strong she can be. dandelion really showcases how solid her voice is without being all IN YO’ FACE about it. It’s probably my favourite from KOKIA thus far~

Download dandelion

Jolin Tsai – Dancing Diva
This song was my first break away from my rigid J-Pop lineup. My first experience with Chinese pop was Dancing Diva. Jolin has a very uppity dance song here that has an Arabian feel to it. It will definitely get your head bobbing and toes tapping. I had never heard Chinese sung before, so it was interesting to hear how it sounded. Try it!

Download Dancing Diva

Stephanie – ANGEL GIRL
Yay Stephanie! I can’t wait until she gets an album out~ She has an AMAZING voice, and her first single just captured me right away. This song was the third one on the tracklist of her Kimi Ga Iru Kagiri Single, but that doesn’t mean it’s lower quality. ANGEL GIRL is an uppity pop song that is catchy but not too cutesy. Her English is very good too. (: Give her a shot!

Download ANGEL GIRL

UVERworld – Home binetsu 39°C
Ah UVERworld… Some of their stuff I adore, and some doesn’t do a thing for me. Luckily, this song is one that I like. It can be found as track number three on their BUGRIGHT album. I really enjoy the beginning of the song with the strong percussion. The overall mood of this song is energetic and fun.

Download Home binetsu 39°C

Well that was fun~! xD Hope you like!

i heart japan.

Let’s hear a big round of applause for the people from the Land of the Rising Sun! For, if they did not exist, I would be suffering in the hands of the icky Western pop that nearly always makes me gag. 😦

*stands up and claps*

Thank you, J-pop. Thank you, C-Pop. Thank you, K-Pop.
America loves your music too. ♥

Now I would just like to take some time to highly recommend some of the albums that I have really been enjoying lately.  Please feel free to comment, but be sure to thank the people responsible for uploading these albums for their time too. ^^

Namie Amuro - Hide&Seek (CD+DVD)

Artist: Namie Amuro
Album: PLAY
Release Date: June 27, 2007
Genre: Pop, R&B, Dance
Tracks:
o1. Hide & Seek
o2. Full Moon
o3. CAN’T SLEEP, CAN’T EAT, I’M SICK
o4. It’s all about you
o5. FUNKY TOWN
o6. Step With It
o7. Hello
o8. Should I Love Him?
o9. Top Secret
10. Violet Sauce
11. Baby Don’t Cry
12. Pink Key

Well, duh. You didn’t think that I would leave this glorious piece of artwork out, did you? Amuro-san really did a fantastic job with this album. Every song is its own, but each can still fit together as a whole wonderfully. It’s innovative, catchy, and I am just one of many people who love it. There are tons of other blogs that have this available for download, so please choose one from any of the following links to do so. You won’t regret it. ^_~

ongoing melody→zShare
Too Fast to Live→zShare
YONGWONHI→sendspace

Next up…

Artist: m-flo/various
Album: COSMICOLOR
Release Date: March 28, 2007
Genre: R&B, Dance, Pop
Tracks:
01 Issue No 5
02 Love Don’t Cry / m-flo loves Crystal Kay
03 Luvotomy / m-flo loves 安室奈美恵
04 STUCK IN YOUR LOVE / m-flo loves melody.
05 Current Affairs
06 Summer Time Love / m-flo loves 日之内エミ & Ryohei
07 Simple & Lovely / m-flo loves 倖田來未
08 Picture Perfect Love / m-flo loves MONKEY MAJIK
09 Music Monopoly
10 she loves the CREAM / m-flo loves DOPING PANDA
11 Love Me After 12AM / m-flo loves Alex(CLAZZIQUAI PROJECT)
12 Love Song / m-flo loves BONNIE PINK
13 Love Long and Prosper / m-flo loves STAR TREK™
14 LOVE ME, HATE THE GAME / m-flo loves Chan, Thaitanium, Edison Chen, Ryohei
15 Lotta Love / m-flo loves MINMI
16 People of Cosmicolor
17 Love to Live By / m-flo loves Chara

Now I know this came out a while ago, but its greatness should not be forgotten so easily! This is a great album to listen to during the summertime… even if it did come out in late March. =P m-flo’s projects with each of these artists were probably some of the most successful collabs I’ve ever heard in my life! None of them sound like rushed, filler songs. Each song is carefully and wonderfully unique …and enjoyable! Take a chance to relax with m-flo singing with some of the biggest artists out there… while sipping some tangy lemonade. Ahhh~

Go to one of these spectacular blogs to download. ^_^

YONGWONHI→sendspace
Too Fast to Live→usaupload

Last but not least…

Foxxi misQ - GLOSS

Artist: Foxxi misQ
Album: GLOSS
Release Date: June 27, 2007
Genre: Urban, R&B, Dance
Tracks:
01. Tha F.Q’s Style feat.JiN
02. ULTIMATE GIRLS
03. Introduction -I Like It-
04. I like it
05. Higher feat.B-BANDJ(FU-TEN)
06. Crush On You
07. Interlude
08. I’ll Never Know
09. Delicious Circus
10. A-L-I-V-E
11. Golden Palace Feat.Corn Head
12. A Taste Of Honey -Gloss Mix-
13. Luxury ride Feat.Zeebra
14. Magnetic Love
15. Introduction -Party Booty Shake-
16. Party Booty Shake feat.Miss Monday

This is Foxxi misQ’s debut album and it’s a GREAT way to start. I was really happy with this album. It is similar to PLAY because it has songs that are GREAT by themselves or as a whole wit h the album. My favourites are still the singles, like Luxury Ride and A-L-I-V-E. But the rest of them are still enjoyable and will definitely put you in a dancing mood. Go to the following blog for this download. =)

Too Fast to Live→usaupload

I just wanted to say THANKS to these blogs mentioned in this post and all the others on my Blogroll. I wouldn’t be able to hear all this great music if it wasn’t for you, so I owe you all my gratitude! ♥♥ Please keep up the great work~

That’s all for now, kidlets! Enjoy.

The Summer of Singles

Yay! A new custom header and a nice clean white layout to absorb the summer freshness. Some say that the spring is a time for turning over a new leaf, but this summer has really been a summer of sweet changes for me. I just thought my little corner of cyberspace should reflect that. ^_^; Silly, ne?

I also added a bunch of links to my blogroll and updated my favourites page~

Well, we’re heading into July, and I want to make sure everyone has a chance to enjoy the new J-Pop/Rock that has come out for us so far. So, out of the kindness of my heart (*wink*) I have compiled a list of my *new* singles for you to inspect and download as you see fit. I was going to wait until I got over 5,000 hits, but I figured, meh, what the hey! Y’all deserve to be tossed a bone once in a while. =)

These songs are not necessarily in order of favourites or importance, so pay that no mind.

There you go! ^^ I hope you enjoy~

LAST ECLIPSE [dot] NET {open~}

Woo! My site is now open! Go check it out —LAUNCH!

Last Eclipse will basically be a fan collective of all the things I love. I plan to have many projects to keep myself busy (and not bored) online. Right now I am designing the layout for my personal part of the site.

*** !!! By the way, I’m having some trouble with the Enthusiast script and MySQL databases. The script says it cannot connect to the database. Any reasons why that may be? Please leave a comment!

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UPDATES:

-Added Exits section.
*Includes a “Link In”, “Link Out”, “Affiliates” and a “Special” section.

-Added my Radio.Blog.
*25 new songs by Ai Otsuka, Angela Aki, misono, Namie Amuro, move, Utada Hikaru, UVERworld, YUI and Yuna Ito.

-Added 7 new banners to Link In Section.

-Added 3 sites in Special

WORKING ON:

-Aiko’s personal site.
*developing layout structure

-Installing the Enthusiast script for multiple fanlistings.

Enjoy~

Wow! :O [over 1,000 hits]

I come back to check things out, and I discover that I have over 1,000 hits! That’s awesome~ :3 Thanks you guys!

In celebration, I have some downloads for you! ❤ I will upload ten of my regular J-Pop/Rock songs that appear in my playlist. If you have them, great. If not, then please enjoy~!

AiKo’s Random Ten:

Now y’all do realize that these are just sample MP3s and you have to delete them within 24 hours of downloading. *cough*

Right… So please leave a comment if you downloaded and enjoyed these songs. It does take a bit of effort to do this for you all, so appreciation for my work is always…er…appreciated…?

🙂

Hitomi Shimatani - PRIMA ROSA Ai Otsuka - Love Punch Yuna Ito - Endless Story

Hallelujah~

It’s Sunday, y’all!! That means it’s the beginning of a new week. I’m ecstatic. That means last week is behind me for good. It’s only a memory~

So in the spirit of Sunday, I have a song for you called “Hallelujah” by the female solo artist RURUTIA. Some people have heard of her, but not as many as I would like. >:[ She has a soothing (almost eerie) voice and her melodies are gorgeous. This particular song features an orchestral rock sound to it. I am an absolute sucker for orchestral rock, let me tell you. It just sounds so epic and important! While this song doesn’t sound as epic as, say, Passion ~Story Neverending Mix~ by Utada, it does have a very intense mood.

It starts off with some violin, and then after about 45 seconds, it adds the glorious, intense beat of percussion. It’s four minutes and sixteen seconds of awesomeness. Check her out, onegaishimasu~! ^o^/

Download “Hallelujah” by RURUTIA

If you like what you hear, then explore RURUTIA a bit more. She isn’t as famous as she should be! *_*

Here is an interview with RURUTIA that I found. It is her FIRST public appearance~! (If anyone can understand fluent Japanese, let me know what she’s saying. xD; )

This is one of her more famous songs. I’m pretty sure it was featured in an anime movie or something. I’m not sure though. ^^; It’s called “Primary.”

Well, I guess that’s it on the music front for today. I have to get out of my PJs now and get ready for Mass. See ya~

[edit] DUDE! I’ve totally renewed my love for Gackt. I got into him really hardcore a couple of years ago… But I just heard some of his new stuff, and he still pwnz all J-Rock. Go check him out on here at Crystal Oasis’ blog! His latest singles are awesome, and I’m sorry to have missed out on so much of his stuff. ;-;~ GAKUTO~ DAISUKI DESUYOOOO~!! ^___^ [/edit]

Gackt + Apple = Pure Love.