Introducing "GK SqueezePlay". Available NOW!

Gaijin Kanpai! GK Squeeze Play Podcast - reviews of Jpop Jrock J-music digital releases available in AmericaAs Gaijin Kanpai shifts more and more into being the best place for fans of Asian Entertainment to get their podcast on, we will be announcing new podcasts in the coming months to fill whatever gaps we see in the community.

The first of those podcasts is "GK SqueezePlay" and it's available now!

GKSP serves as the bite-size version of Gaijin Kanpai. An appetizer, if you will. 3-4 times a month, GKSP will release a review of a JPOP/JROCK single or album that is available on American digital download services such as iTunes.

The reviews consist of one of the members of the GK staff giving their review constrained to the playtime of one song off the release. At the website will also be a summary of the release complete with a Like/Dislike rundown and track ratings. 

The launch of GKSP has 4 reviews already up for you: Kalafina - Seventh Heaven, Sakanaction - kikUUiki, MUCC - Freesia, and D'espairsRay - Redeemer.

Please subscribe now or visit GKSqueezePlay.com and let us know what you think! Also, you just gotta love what Zer0 did to our beloved Sake Grenade for the album art. 

A Week Later: 10-Feet "Life is Sweet"

it's sweeter than I thoughtWe reviewed 10-Feet's newest album "Life is Sweet" in episode 32 to a very mediocre concensus. I liked it, but didn't think it was anything special, Zer0 felt pretty much the same way and Jaylee went on record saying he has no interest in hearing more from them.

I decided to revisit reviewing this album after having it on heavy rotation in my list of new songs and I feel it deserves more than we gave it. I was surprised to find out that they've been around since 2001 (more noteably since 2004) and even did a collaboration album with the likes of KJ from Dragon Ash as well as Minmi. A good write-up of their background can be found here at JaME World.

So the question I seek to answer is, "Did Gaijin Kanpai give this album the review it deserves"? Let's dig in...

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