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Posted by Karlabos, 23.11.2014 - 05:34
So there wasn't a specific thread about this genre here yet. (Actually there was one but it was linked to anime intros which is pretty restrictive, and also the other existing pop thread seem to be spammed with american pop which is totally different from j-pop but anyway...) Anyone else here likes thisawesome genre?

Feel free to discuss, curse, complain, tell how horrid you think it is and all and more importantly feel free to recommend stuff here =]
15.01.2020 - 20:33
IronAngel

Written by Ansercanagicus on 15.01.2020 at 13:34

New Tricot incoming it seems

Sounds good! T H E has become one of my favorite albums of the decade (well, in the top 50 anyway), and although I don't think the following albums are quite as good, they're always very reliable.
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19.01.2020 - 23:03
Ansercanagicus
endangered bird
Hi. There's a new release out there called Space Ninjas From Hell by Victorius. It's cheesy power metal, but it seems Naruto inspired. Since I heard this I couldn't help but think that a lot of anime OPs are inspired by metal anyway, and that I'd rather listen to those.
I randomly recall Saint Seiya's OP today, so here it is:


and also what I think is the plagiarized version from the band Onmyo-Za (Soukoku #7 off Kongo Kyuubi)


(that's for the random japanese+metal related thoughts of today)
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21.01.2020 - 19:23
Ansercanagicus
endangered bird
New REOL, new TK





both decent but forgettable
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22.02.2020 - 11:23
Ansercanagicus
endangered bird
New Tricot. I don't know about the music but the clip is great!

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22.10.2020 - 09:26
Ansercanagicus
endangered bird
This one is banger



quadruple post btw
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07.11.2020 - 15:12
IronAngel

Written by Ansercanagicus on 22.10.2020 at 09:26

This one is banger

Two new Tricot albums is one of the best things about 2020. (Also forthcoming Ichiko Aoba LP after the fantastic live album.)

I guess Yukika fits here, too. Japanese living in South Korea, it's a fantastic city pop throwback album:
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22.01.2021 - 23:42
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Just discovered 五五七ニ三ニ〇. It's a pretty interesting math/prog jpop thing:

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29.01.2021 - 20:16
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Kyary is back!
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Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
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24.02.2021 - 20:10
Ansercanagicus
endangered bird
KKB
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24.02.2021 - 21:56
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Oh yeah, KKB is back to pop instead of their generic rock phase. This single kinda sounds like Yakushimaru Etsuko. I could do with a bit more silly bubblegum bops like in the first albums tho
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24.02.2021 - 22:04
Ansercanagicus
endangered bird
Written by Karlabos on 24.02.2021 at 21:56

Oh yeah, KKB is back to pop instead of their generic rock phase. This single kinda sounds like Yakushimaru Etsuko. I could do with a bit more silly bubblegum bops like in the first albums tho


generic rock phase? The last album was great too wasn't it?
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24.02.2021 - 22:08
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Written by Ansercanagicus on 24.02.2021 at 22:04

Written by Karlabos on 24.02.2021 at 21:56

Oh yeah, KKB is back to pop instead of their generic rock phase. This single kinda sounds like Yakushimaru Etsuko. I could do with a bit more silly bubblegum bops like in the first albums tho


generic rock phase? The last album was great too wasn't it?

Not as great as bubblegum bass
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05.03.2021 - 14:13
Ansercanagicus
endangered bird
Nice retro J-pop

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05.03.2021 - 16:14
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
The production is surprisingly good for 1987.
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06.03.2021 - 18:02
Ansercanagicus
endangered bird
Written by Karlabos on 05.03.2021 at 16:14

The production is surprisingly good for 1987.

Well actually the production is one of the main appeal of Japanese music for me. Most of 80s or 70s sound incredibly fresh. All instruments have their shining part, everything is efficient and well round, it's vibing, grooving, still sounds light in a good way.
That's why I'm often trashing the modern prod, we clearly lost something important since.
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02.07.2021 - 16:16
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
New Perfume sounding very city poppish. Nothing less than expected


One song only is too short, tho. Perfume is one of those bands that listening to the whole album is a far superior experience.
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04.07.2021 - 03:58
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
New Yunomi song: (new album when?)
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22.07.2021 - 02:26
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Her voice makes my ears bleed. And I absolutely love it.
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01.08.2021 - 18:39
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
This band is too good:

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Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
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20.08.2021 - 01:33
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Omg, Capsule is remastering Fruits Clipper. And Yasutaka Nakata (Perfume, Kyary pamyu pamyu, Coltemonikha etc) is the producer. Apparently there is gonna be a debut stream in 15 hours. Whatever that is.

From the single tracks, I guess it sounds pretty much like old Perfume, which is really good:

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26.08.2021 - 00:17
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
New Kyary Pamyu Pamyu song:

I like that heavy piano all over the mix. Bassy piano It's the kind of stuff I've been into lately
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