[Roundup] Non-Idol Picks of Q4 2019

by Garry

So, I lied about there being no more 2019 content

Now, I know I said a while ago that we were done with the 2019 content and it was going to be all 2020 stuff from now on but…well, I lied alright? Although if you’ve been following the site for any length of time you should have probably guessed that I was going to get around to this eventually. I mean, it’s pretty much the most read thing I (semi) frequently post and makes me wonder if I should ditch the Idol thing and just focus on the general J-Music scene full-ti…ahem.

So yeah, it’s time for another Non-Idol Roundup. As you might have guessed from the title it’s where I round up all of the Japanese music I’ve been enjoying lately (typically from the last 3 months) and present it to you all so you can judge my tastes. Or ya know, maybe find something cool and new to listen to like I do most of the time. I’m woefully bad at keeping on top of these things and getting them out in a timely manner so today I’m recapping my favorite releases from the last 3 months of 2019. Yes, it was a long time ago at this point but there was some great music released and I want to talk about it.

How these things typically work is I’ll write about a paragraph about each release and give a very rough overview of what it is, who it’s by and why I enjoyed it. I don’t have time to get much more in-depth than that but that’s why I try to include links to videos and where to buy everything wherever I can so if something sounds interesting to you it shouldn’t be too difficult to track it down. I get a small cut of anything you buy using the links by the way so if you would like to support the site, that’s one way you can do so. If not it’s all good, it’s the music itself that’s important at the end of the day.

I have a pretty varied taste in music and I try to keep these things as wide ranging as possible so hopefully you’ll all find something interesting to listen to. Longtime readers will know that I do have certain genres I gravitate more towards, but there’s been quite a few weird and wonderful things in these posts down the years. I basically use writing these roundups as an excuse to get out there and listen to a bunch of random stuff and then come back and distill it all into one post for you all to read. Its been working out pretty well so far too I think.

Anyway, that’s enough of a preamble from me I think. I should probably leave you all to explore the article now. I hope you find something that interests you but if this sort of content isn’t what you’re here for then don’t worry. Just check back another day and I’ll be right back to sharing my opinions on all manner of Idol releases like always. Thank you for any time you do spend reading here though, as I appreciate there’s a lot going on in the world right now that probably deserves your attention much more than me. With all that said, let’s get into the roundup.

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