Hello! Hope your Monday was at least okay, if not good or great for that matter.
Today's Album-A-Day is Do As Infinity's first full album, Break of Dawn, from 2000. DAI has been one of those groups that I have known as long as I have been into anime. It helps that one of my favorite songs of theirs was one of the end themes of my first major anime fandom, Inuyasha. Some of the songs I saved from way back when before streaming music was a thing were such bad quality and obviously recorded off of radio or something as it was pretty terrible, but it thrilled me all the same because I was able to listen to music made by a Japanese band and it made me happy. This was before I even knew what Livejournal was. Before I even started reading fanfiction, though that soon followed as soon as I found a Yahoo group for Inuyasha. Yahoo Groups was my main interactions back then.
Anyhow, as a result, I have a huge soft spot for them and seeing all their discography on YouTube Music streaming is thrilling to me because of how difficult it was back in 2002-2003 to get anything from Japan, unless you knew fandom people who knew how and I didn't know people, so this is so awesome.
For today's Music Shuffle Nostalgia, f(x) came up with their album, Hot Summer from 2011! I don't even remember how I found them. They are a Korean girl group that was less pop sweetness and more dance and I loved their single "Hot Summer". It stuck in my head so I ended up finding their album on an LJ that was sharing downloads over Sendspace, or Yousendit, or Mediafire, or Megauploads back in the day and I was able to find most of what they had released up to that point. Anyways, they are a delight to listen to and I definitely recommend their first few EPs and Albums. I haven't listened to much of theirs recently, but eventually I plan to.
Thanks for reading my ramblings about the past and about the artists. Hope you have a good rest of the day!
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