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Postby greenmachine » July 18th, 2008 10:03 pm

thanks for that. I prefer more guitar orientated stuff over electronic based music. I really enjoyed White Surf Style 5. I have just been doing some research. I think it's on Futurama. Would that be a good place to start?

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Postby Taurus » July 18th, 2008 10:13 pm

I think Futurama is the best place to start. I'd say it's like the midpoint of their transition from guitar to electronica. If you like guitar stuff, maybe you'll like their first album, Three Out Change. In many ways it's similar to Miki's solo albums. And Highvision is also really good, though probably a bit more electronic. I think a lot of it was used on the soundtrack of Ping Pong. But honestly, if you like her solo stuff, I think you will like something on all of Supercar's albums.

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Postby greenmachine » July 18th, 2008 10:41 pm

I just had a quick listen online. I think I might give Three Out Change a go first.
thanks Taurus.

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Postby hatch_jp » August 8th, 2008 11:53 pm

そばにいるね by 青山テルマ
I'll be by your side by Telma Aoyama (English lyrics subtitle embedded)

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Postby greenmachine » August 9th, 2008 8:25 am

Linda Linda by The Blue Hearts is awesome.

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Postby Taurus » August 20th, 2008 7:29 am

I quite like Kiss Shite Hoshii, too. And, not by the Blue Hearts, this.

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Postby MagicToaster » August 22nd, 2008 3:35 am

Hey I'm new to this site but my favorite band is An café ^^


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Postby Aliceffekt Kani » October 14th, 2008 1:46 am

Lots of pop posted here, here is some good electronica .

You can really grap the japanese culture through music : )

    ニッガー DENTAKU
    沢瀉 OMODAKA
    東京事変 TOKYO JIHEN ( pop )
    害意 MALICE
    妖精帝國 TEIKOKU
    モトコンポ MOTOCOMPO
    メトロノーム METRONOME
    ピノキヲ PINOKIWO
    ニウロン NEURON

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Postby minty247_ » November 10th, 2008 9:37 pm

I've been a Hamasaki Ayumi fan for about 6 years now~
she's an amazing artist! crowned the queen of jpop. This year also marks her 10th anniversary. My favourite Ayu songs are:

A Song for XX
walking proud
Memorial Address
Depend on You

Utada Hikaru, Otsuka Ai, and Koda Kumi are also really good.

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Postby visual_gaze » January 31st, 2009 3:42 pm

I would definatley recommened Miyavi for any visual kei lovers out there. His music is just amazing and he doesnt stick to one genre. just give him a try, i'm sure someone will find an interest in him. another is GazettE. they have realy good music too but are more on the metal side. both are amazing japanese artists.

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Postby JohnnyPr1827x » February 8th, 2009 10:45 am

Mine would have to be "Closer" by Joe Inoue, he was born and raised in the US, speaks perfect english and japanese. great artist.

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Postby Vozzy » February 8th, 2009 2:31 pm

Here are some bands I've found over my journeys, hope you guys like them. :lol:

ACIDMAN - スロウレイン(Slow Rain)

Ajico - 深緑(Dark Green)

ANATAKIKOU - リリー(Lily)

Burger Nuds - 空気清浄機(Air Cleaner)

DIMENSION - -No lyrics but awesome band

REDЯUM - サイレント(Silent)

SUPER BUTTER DOG - 踊る人たち(Dancing People)

くるり Quruli - 東京(Tokyo), ハイウェイ(Highway)

サカナクション Sakanaction - 「三日月サンセット」(Crescent Moon Sunset)

竹内電気(Takeuchi Denki) - do not disturb - These guys are funny

Sorry if some of the translations are wrong i just used Rikaichan. :wink:

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Postby zakojanai » February 8th, 2009 2:34 pm

For some reason, I just can't find very much Japanese music that interests me. I've seen the Polysics live a couple of times and even though they're great live, I can't really listen to their records. The Boredoms are a bit too noisy for me, but OOIOO has a couple of songs that I like. Boris' Pink album was great, but I'm not that into their other stuff. Shugo Tokumaru is pretty good, but it puts me to sleep sometimes. The Michelle Gun Elephant and Cornelius are good from what I've heard. I just haven't heard very much. I also really like Nagisa Ni Te, even though they're a little fond of writing very long songs. Anyone care to make some recommendations to me based on these random statements?

Here's some links to a few songs that I do really dig:

The Blue Hearts - Train Train

L'Arc En Ciel - Driver's High

Happy End - Kaze wo Atsumete ... re=related

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Postby Kobukuro » February 8th, 2009 9:44 pm

I really really love コブクロ (Kobukuro) :D !

Remioromen レミオロメン
Ikimono Gakari いきももがかり
Mr. Children/Bank Band
Ikue Asazaki
Asian Kung Fu Generation
... there are some more, but these are the singers I love most.

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