3 items from 2011
I was toying with the idea of calling this list "Ephemeral Pleasures," but if there's anything I've learned in my decades of music fandom, it's that the silliest stuff can show surprising durability thanks to the tenaciousness of nostalgia. And "silly" certain describes three of these songs.
As will quickly become clear, I find Asian pop music more alluring than most of the cliched bombast on American radio. There were many catchy songs I omitted because they were also supremely annoying. I suppose to some people even some of my picks here are annoying, but that's the thing about catchy songs: there's a fine line between pleasure and -- after sufficient repetition -- pain.
Note that though I tried to avoid overlap between this list and my best albums list that will soon follow, I had to include the #1 song.
1. "She Walks the Night" by Matthew Sweet
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Oh, how I’ve missed that goofy grin on a wanted poster. The wildly popular anime Trigun is getting the big screen treatment. FUNimation Entertainment and Eleven Arts are bringing the feature length film Trigun: Badlands Rumble to America this summer! Trigun: Badlands Rumble is a followup to the 1998 anime series that ran 26 episodes. Check out some production stills below as well as the official press release that tells you all about the movie.
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Trigun: Badlands Rumble Blasts Into North American Box Offices in Summer 2011!
Eleven Arts and FUNimation Entertainment are bringing the feature length followup film to the popular “Trigun” anime series, Trigun: Badlands Rumble, to the big screen in theaters across North America in Summer 2011.
- Brandon Johnston
The final volume of InuYasha, by the acclaimed creator Rumiko Takahashi, arrives on book stands on Jan 11, 2011. This will be the final showdown between Team Kagome & Inuyasha against the demon Naraku.
Kagome, a modern-day high school girl, is pulled into Japan’s ancient past! There, her destiny is linked to a dog-eared half demon named Inuyasha. Together, they battle evil demons who seek to acquire the shards of the legendary Shikon Jewel and wield its incredible power. But can Kagome and Inuyasha stop feuding with each other long enough to save the feudal or modern world–let alone both?
In the climactic showdown, the demon Naraku’s true intentions are finally revealed! Then, Kagome is swallowed up by the Meido. Is she finally beyond her friends’ reach? And will the final battle over the Shikon Jewel draw Inuyasha and Kagome together…or pull them apart forever?! Find out in the exciting concluding volume! »
- Terry Boyden
3 items from 2011
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