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Old 2012-01-01, 11:38   Link #1944
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: East Boston, Massachusetts
Age: 29
Originally Posted by Sumeragi View Post
One thing that I did notice about the difference between Korean and Japanese megagroups is the talent at the individual level. I may be biased, but having personally met SNSD, I can see that almost every single member could do well on her own. It's also what seems to be the trend with girl groups in general, with most members of a former major girl group having a post-group musical career.

On the other hand, you don't see the same level of success with former members of Japanese girl groups after they leave the group. My feeling has always been that Japanese mega groups tend to mask the relatively low talent on the individual level.
To add my opinion, you can't mask a complete lack of talent. They're all terrible, just like the major American girl pop musicians like Lady Gaga and Kesha.

Japanese jazz, guys like Tetsuo Sakurai, those are real musicians. And of course Japanese traditional music is epic.

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