Can you suggest some Japanese music?

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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by night_knight » Fri 04.27.2007 7:13 am

if you're into pop-rock-hip hop combination, you should try listening to UVERworld..

and of course.. listen to nightmare too.

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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by khan » Sun 04.29.2007 5:34 am

i don't know whether you want unique singer or just good singer. japan has a lot of good singer, just try what have mentioned before.
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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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by Kiin » Thu 06.28.2007 10:40 am

you should check out Kamiki Aya. Shes a Jrocker but dosent do alot of hardcore music like Nightmare, L'Arc~en~Ciel, Alice nine, etc.. Shes not well known either. But shes is extremly hot. Not so strong on her vocals, but some of her songs are really good to listen to. I recommend all the guys check her out. Did I mention she is HOT!!! Also try Glay. They are alittle outdated but their music is really something. And one of the best bands (in my opinion) in japans history is X-Japan. I really recommend listening to some of their songs. Though old they have some real classics.

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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by stay_away357 » Sun 07.29.2007 10:28 am

i'd higly recommend l'arc~en~ciel. for starters, listening to niji or stay away or ready steady go would surely enthrall you... ;) anyway, those are the more popular songs so you an download them easily... but im not mentioning where... lest i'll be caught for promoting piracy haha.

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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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by UpHand » Sun 07.29.2007 10:36 am

Did you just copy and paste that message to 2 topics?
Igiari! Because there's a contradiction in every internet statement.

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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by Chris Hart » Mon 07.30.2007 10:22 am

This probably isn't quite your thing, but I have ここにしか咲かない花 stuck in my head.
-.. .   -.- -.-. ---.. ..- ..-. ...-

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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by Kokuhaku » Tue 08.14.2007 10:25 am and give a search for japanese radio stations :) i like the hardcore j station and some others :)
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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by burstandbloom » Thu 08.23.2007 1:25 am

tsu shi ma mi re
sake rock

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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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by Txkun » Thu 08.23.2007 1:55 am

You may find interesting listening to some music of the following groups/artists:
Hide, Miyavi, Porno Graffiti, High and Mighty Color...

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RE: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by jziemba » Thu 08.23.2007 4:41 am

I really like utada hikaru, if you like songs from Okinawa I know a lot of good artists but most of the songs are in Uchina guchi
Too Hot
Too Upper
Too Happy
To Relax

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Re: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by 赤空 » Mon 05.05.2008 3:20 am

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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Re: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by GraceyLike » Thu 05.08.2008 11:55 am

Hmm :?
Well, I'm into Electronica and J-pop etc, so, I can reccomend:

, a 3 girl techno group. They started in 2002, but weren't really famous until about September. My favourite band =3, very cute. <---Secret Secret, there newest song. They just released a new album, "GAME". It's soo cool 8) . <--- Perfume's first song, Omanjina Perori. As you can see, they've changed a lot :D <---- 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. <---- Mini Moni's first song, Jankenpyon. The most famous one. <--- One of their more sophisticated songs, Crazy About You. It's R'n'B

Oreskaband A ska/rock band, I really like them =D <--- 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. <--- 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 <--- The Higher I Fly. Song from the new album, Chiptop Lips.

Sorry about the long post XDD

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Re: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by gaaragaara » Fri 06.13.2008 3:45 pm

"Simple and Clean" by Hikaru Utada...I love that song, it's from Kingdom Hearts...*has it stuck in her head just from the thought*

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Re: Can you suggest some Japanese music?

Post by LoudAssNinja » Mon 08.18.2008 2:11 pm

A few J groups that I like are: Thee Out Mods, Rhymester, and Back-On.

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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