By virtue of the English alphabet and the small matter of a new album, Aimyon is once again kicking off this edition of the Non-Idol Roundup. “Oishii Pasta ga Aru to Kiite” is the singer’s third studio album and collects the 5 singles that were released between her last album and this one, along with 7 new tracks for a total of 12 and a pretty fair amount of old and new material as far as J-Pop albums go. Personal favorites in “HARU NO HI” and “Hadaka no kokoro” both feature as expected, along with some fantastic new material like “Asahi” and “Chika” which are fast becoming firm favorites of mine in the already quite deep Aimyon discography. Unsurprisingly this album also sees the soloist try her hand at a wide variety of genres, from the more typical Pop styles to some forays into Indie Folk, 70s influences and other popular styles of recent times. She probably isn’t going to blow you away with any radical, experimental styles but “Oishii Pasta ga Aru to Kiite” boasts solid songwriting, memorable hooks and if you’re looking for a solid Pop record and easily one of 2020s better offerings then you really can’t go wrong here.