Friday, January 2, 2009

H!P Best of 2008 Poll

ami over at Merry Go Round has been bugging me to take her poll, so I guess I'll cave.

Bests

Best Group Single
High-King - C\C (Cinderella\Complex) (both songs on this release were really solid, moreso than any other single...except maybe Pepper Keibu, and both tracks from that release were on Cover You)

Best Soloist Single
Matsuura Aya - Kizuna (as much as I love Okitegami, I think Kizuna was a better single - sorry Miki)

Best Group Album
Morning Musume - Cover You (neither C-ute nor Berryz' albums impressed me very much, and I rarely listen to Buono! or Ongaku Gatas - but even still, Cover You is a great album, and it deserves the spot)

Best Soloist Album
Nakazawa Yuko - Legend (I haven't even listened to this album, actually...but I can guarantee it's better than Koharu's...which I also haven't listened to XD)

Best PV
Athena and Robikerottsu - Seishun Love Lunch (best PV - and best guilty pleasure to torture your friends with, hands down)

Group With Best Overall Releases
Buono! (even though I almost never listen to them, I can't deny how high-quality pretty much everything they release is)

Best New Group (debuted in 2008)
MilkyWay (I would have gone for High-King, but they already got best single, plus they were a one-shot :P)

Best New Soloist (debuted in 2008)
Is there even a choice to be made here? I haven't gotten into TNX yet, so Ogamana is out of the question...and honestly, Manoeri has done little musically to impress me thus far (she's adorable, but that doesn't make her a good soloist...just a cute idol). As such, no takers.

Best Established Group (did not debut in 2008)
Morning Musume (I don't care what anyone says, cover releases ftw)

Best Established Soloist (did not debut in 2008)
Fujimoto Miki (not even speaking from my bias, I have to give her this for all the promotion she did for Okitegami - it didn't end up as the longest-charting single by itself)

Best Photobook
Suzuki Airi- - 6gatsu no Kajitsu (seriously a beautiful photobook - Airi rules)

Hottest Idol of 2008
Do I even need to answer this? Fujimoto Miki.

Worsts

Worst Group Single
Tie between MADAYADE and FOREVER LOVE (honestly, I barely listened to either, but what I heard did little to impress)

Worst Soloist Single
Kusume Koharu - Papancake (actually, I love this single...but you can't deny that it's awful XD)

Worst PV
Berryz Koubou - Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance (you're in one of two boats on this PV - love the monkey suits, or hate the monkey suits...I hated them)

Worst Vocalist of 2008
Koharu is the only one that springs to mind, and I don't hate her voice or anything. No takers on this one.

Least Attractive Girl of 2008
Honestly, every currently active member is at least moderately attractive. I'll give this to Yasuda Kei, even though she did nothing...because I can.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you going to make January Purchases post?
I really love those, for some reason it warms my heart when I see people spending so much money on H!P *__*
(Don't know why.. o_o)

CatchFiveBats said...

haha, just for you (whoever you are O.o), I'll try and get my December post put together tonight. :)

Thanks for the comment, btw...good to know somebody gets enjoyment out of those posts :P

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J. Paulo said...

Miki? Over Aya?

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Really?

CatchFiveBats said...

You mean Aya over Miki, right? XD

And yes, I thought Kizuna was a better single than Okitegami when I put this post together. Don't know if I still feel that way, but they're pretty close regardless.