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what i said unique is because i never heard to the similar music style except theirs. IMO: mihimaru GT, ootsuka ai, morning musume, etc.
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after larc, why don't you listen to HYDE too? he's the vocalist of larc. good voice + good looks + good looks + good looks + ..... + good looks. enough said.
tetsu, the bassist of larc, also sings. he has only 1 album though. ken (the guitarist) also has a career separate from larc -- vocalist (solo) and band volcalist (S.O.A.P.)... the drummer, yukihiro, also is the vocalist of acid android.
HENCE, larc is sooo cool that all of the members are vocalists in their own right!!!! they can also play all the other instruments (lead guiatr, bass, drums, etc.) SO I IM SO PROUD OF LARC!!!! WOOOHOOO!!!! (crazy fan)
then, listen to hyde's controversial "friend" (omg i'll stop myself) -- Gackt. the sexiest jrock artist ever. aside from that, he's also a good composer/singer/instrumentalist. yeah he's a very talented guy.
tired of jrock, try some jpop. utada hikaru is by far the best i've listened to. i like almost all her songs (she composes and writes her own songs). and the fact that she doesn't sound like a squeaking mosue like the other japanese female singers is a plus point for me.
ayaka (she's a new singer) has i think, huge lungs like utada. when i first heard her sing, i told myself, "oh, she CAN sing." (unlike the other japanese females)
if you prefer the squeaking type, go for ayumi hamasaki. although sometimes i can't tolerate her voice, she writes really good lyrics. moving on... mihimaru GT (a duo) is also good. you can also listen to shimatani hitomi. amuro namie is also a nice choice (she has gone from the squeaking voice to a more mature hip-"pop" beat). or try tamaki nami (not so sure about this though).
DREAMS COME TRUE is another non-squeaky duo... they've been around since 1989.
you want bigger names? try B'z (said to be the highest selling artist in japan) or X-Japan and BOOWY (the highly acclaimed rock bands). both are disbanded now hehe. but they are the so-called idol of the idols hiihii.
you want boy bands japanese style? try listening to V6 (they're a bit old now but they still do boy band stuff), arashi (one of them stars in hana yori dango), or kat-tun. i believe that kat-tun is the most famous of them boy bands ... coz they were able to kick larcenciel's seventh heaven off the top spot in the single rankings last month *plans to kill kat-tun* grrrrr
hoooo that was a long list. hope you find the artists you wanna listen to. there are actually plenty. not all are good, but those who are good are really good. hehe.
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my two favorites at the moment.
oh wait, and can you deny the excessive amount of cuteness of aya matsuura?
no! you can't. that alone makes it worth checking out.
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I liked only one band in japan and thats:
FYI:they created 2 openings of Naruto (GO!!!,RE:Member)
- then Eureka7(Days)
- also on Code Geass(Colors)
- Tantei Gakuen(Live)(Answer)
- and right now on
Persona ~Trinity Soul~(Word of the Voice)
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Well, I'm into Electronica and J-pop etc, so, I can reccomend:
Perfume, a 3 girl techno group. They started in 2002, but weren't really famous until about September. My favourite band =3, very cute.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pAywdgnPNK8 <---Secret Secret, there newest song. They just released a new album, "GAME". It's soo cool .
http://youtube.com/watch?v=__9aM4e15p0 <--- Perfume's first song, Omanjina Perori. As you can see, they've changed a lot
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kwR74IOcRfs <---- A sort of in the middle song, Linear Motor Girl.
Mini Moni. They're a band for little kids, but I love they're music <3. They broke up in 2004? though T_T.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=v23LPrbS3Fk <---- Mini Moni's first song, Jankenpyon. The most famous one.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=YudEGpXYWDU <--- One of their more sophisticated songs, Crazy About You. It's R'n'B
Oreskaband A ska/rock band, I really like them =D
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BI8Fov00Cmw <--- Hana no suka dance. Pocky in the video =OO
Capsule Yasutaka Nakata from this band is Perfumes producer =3. A techno band, they're a bit weird but I love them.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=bJ3C356Mds8 <--- Quite a recent song, Sugarless Girl. I prefer their newer stuff =3
Motocompo. These are a sort of new wave band, but Japanese ;D. The first J-pop band trhat I bought a album from =D. Ermm, I don't think they're particulary that famous in Japan, but I like them. They sing in English =3
http://youtube.com/watch?v=5iKAFOdj7xk <--- The Higher I Fly. Song from the new album, Chiptop Lips.
Sorry about the long post XDD
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Back-On is sorta like Linkin Park, in doing that they preform the same style Rock-Hip/Hop Theme, with small hints of Pop from time to time. My own two personal favorite songs from them are Chain, (opening theme of Air Gear) and New Word (off of their New World Album)
Rhymester is J-rap. I don't know if you would like them too much, But I really like them. If you give them a chance you might see that J-Rap is much (well atleast the groups that I've found) different from the Westeren Counter-part of rappers that you know, (50-Cent, DMX, etc.) But I feel that they're more on a DJ Style'd Hip Hop, as opposed to what you usually here in American Rap.
Thee Out Mods, is my favorite Group out of the Three I just reccomended. Its an alternative punk band, and Their one album Treasure Island I feel is their best. I think youd really really like this group if you give them a listen too.
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