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#1
japanese underground musicians like boredoms, merzbow, boris, etc. are relatively well-known internationally,
but what about japanese mainstream pop, anyone here into that stuff ?

are there any good (english-speaking) online shops / ressources ?

who are the most popular artists ?
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#2
seek out Towa Tei.

The guys brilliant!!!!

does everything from rock to hiphop & house & everything in between & does it all very well.

I'm trying 2 get hold of all his lp's but it's quite hard over here Icon_sad

I should've picked it all up when I was in Tokyo Mad
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#3
inoran and luna sea are what i started with this morning. neither of em are fully loaded yet tho so i can't say much more than that Oops they're pretty big tho i guess
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#4
towa tei is really good...the boys/girl from m-flo have put out some really good stuff too...check out 'the replacement percussionists,' a remix album of a bunch of their tunes.


as far as REAL j-pop goes, most of it is pretty terrible in my opinion...here's some people that were popular as of about a year ago:

ayumi hamasaki
glay
orange range
bump of chicken
morning musume
kick the can crew (hip hop)
souled out (hip hop)
mongol 5000 (pop punk)
globe
l'arc en ciel
b'z
chara (her movie rules)
thee michelle gun elephant
mr children
gackt (ex-visual kei metal androgeny pop WHAT)
yaida hitomi (probably the best songwriter in japanese pop right now)
bird (best singer in j-pop in my opinion)


that should be enough...hopefully you find something you like in all of that...
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#5
gore beyond necropsy are good for a laugh, not exactly pop but good clean grinding metallic fun. also haco is a female vocalist who does indieish stuff which is pretty cool Xyxthumbs
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#6
alpha omega Wrote:towa tei.

cloak and dagger Wrote:ayumi hamasaki
glay
orange range
bump of chicken
morning musume
kick the can crew (hip hop)
souled out (hip hop)
mongol 5000 (pop punk)
globe
l'arc en ciel
b'z
chara (her movie rules)
thee michelle gun elephant
mr children
gackt (ex-visual kei metal androgeny pop what)
yaida hitomi (probably the best songwriter in japanese pop right now)
bird (best singer in j-pop in my opinion)

thanks, that'll give me a place to start. Xyxthumbs

noisemonkey Wrote:haco

i have heard two haco albums already :
one is bjorkish indie electronics, the other is improvisation with a contact-miced powerbook.
top stuff !

erbanta Wrote:inoran and luna sea are what i started with this morning. neither of em are fully loaded yet

don't let ken see that... Teef
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#7
i <3 shinohara tomoe, a psychotic girl who hosts a tv show and sings psychotically hyperactive songs

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i also like shiina ringo, but she's more of an alternative idol than mainstream. search for the 'karuki kamen zuri no hana' album.

yukari fresh are also great!! look for escalator records comps. also, kahimi karie.
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#8
evergreen Wrote:i also like shiina ringo, but she's more of an alternative idol than mainstream. search for the 'karuki kamen zuri no hana' album.


i am in love with that girl!

the album is actually called "karuki zaamen kuri no hana" (literally "chalk semen chestnut flower")...
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#9
Wha Ha Ha

they're sort of weird pop
in places Smile
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