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RE: Japanese music

Postby ohemgee » Sun 05.22.2005 6:51 pm

ZanbatouX wrote:
The only Japanese artist you ever need to listen to:

Ayumi Hamasaki

Her song EVOLUTION is really good, and so are tons of her other songs.


I absolutely hate, no, hate Ayumi Hamasaki's voice. It's like she's pinching her nose whenever any sound comes out of her mouth. And she does that on purpose! Japanese people have the strangest tastes.

As for the style of the Pillows, I would categorize them as "British Rock" even if they aren't from Britain. Another British-y group is The Brilliant Green, and you can easily see where they draw their influences if you listen to stuff like Oasis, The Smiths, Radiohead, etc.
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RE: Finding the music

Postby kanadajin » Sun 05.22.2005 7:30 pm

Hey does anyone know where i can find any Jpop music ... I only have some but there not that good.. :D so yea lol
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RE: Japanese music

Postby ZanbatouX » Mon 05.23.2005 12:20 pm

ohemgee wrote:
ZanbatouX wrote:
The only Japanese artist you ever need to listen to:

Ayumi Hamasaki

Her song EVOLUTION is really good, and so are tons of her other songs.


I absolutely hate, no, hate Ayumi Hamasaki's voice. It's like she's pinching her nose whenever any sound comes out of her mouth. And she does that on purpose! Japanese people have the strangest tastes.

As for the style of the Pillows, I would categorize them as "British Rock" even if they aren't from Britain. Another British-y group is The Brilliant Green, and you can easily see where they draw their influences if you listen to stuff like Oasis, The Smiths, Radiohead, etc.


LOL maybe I am Japanese then! (I wish) But I actually like here voice... I hate all American pop, But I listened to Ayumi and loved her music/singing. So maybe I am just weird! :p
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RE: Japanese music

Postby tokyo_mc04 » Tue 05.24.2005 9:13 am

ohemgee wrote:
Stay away from Japanese rap if you know what's good for you. And I'm not exactly a fan of JPop (I don't like it at all, in fact. "Loathe" is a much more accurate word, actually), but I do listen to some JRock.

Look up The Brilliant Green or Soulsberry if you like British-style rock. Anything from the Pillows is generally good. If you like Coldplay, you'll like Quruli. If you like metal, Sex Machineguns are actually damn good.


I don't care for the Japanese rap lyrics but I have to say that the Japanese hip hop beats (background) music are dope. So don't knock it too much if you're into hip hop that is. One girl who is becoming popular is this 16 year old chick name Kato Miliya: her song called Lonely Girl. Its a nice melody. Zeebra has a new album out as well. Orange Range is pretty good..they look weird though but they are cool as well. Im surprised no one mentioned Krystal K.
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RE: MUSIC

Postby SHADOWCATCHER » Tue 05.24.2005 3:13 pm

Here are a couple sites I use when looking into Japanese artist.

http://www.jpophelp.com/index.html
songjapan.com
http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/

The last 2 have a either parts or all of a couple song for the artist so you can listen and see if you might be interested. You can also find links or web adresses to the artist home site which usually have more music available. Should be able to find all types of music to suit your taste.
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RE: Japanese music

Postby DivineMacabre » Sat 05.28.2005 11:30 am

When I get into a band, I become obsessed.....and recently I've become completely devoted to Dir en Grey. They are dark and angry, yet maintain melody and level of maturity that keeps me listening.

I've also become a huge fan of Koda Kumi...I know..completely the other end of the spectrum, but what can I say....she's HOT! If I were a dude I would SOOOO try to hook up...hehee....

Others I enjoy are

Melt Banana (which are coming to Norfolk Va on the 11th...woohoo)
Gackt
L'Arc en Ciel
The Pillows
X Japan
Luna Sea
Miyavi
Malice Mizer
Duel le Quartze(don't think I spelled that right)
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RE: Japanese music

Postby Yuubokumin » Tue 06.28.2005 5:53 pm

I like Otsuka Ai. Especially the song Sakuranbo. As you can see from my avatar thingie.
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RE: Japanese music

Postby Gakusha » Tue 06.28.2005 10:22 pm

My personal favorites are "Every Heart" by BoA from Inu Yasha, and "Last Impression" from Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz. Not sure who performs it though.
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RE: Japanese music

Postby Alpha9 » Thu 06.30.2005 12:18 am

GO!GO!7188 and PIERROT are awesome, check them out.
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RE: Japanese music

Postby kashiki » Thu 06.30.2005 8:24 am

chemistry is a good too
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RE: Japanese music

Postby Forever Yours » Thu 06.30.2005 12:46 pm

Utada Hikaru is a pretty cool singer...id say she's my favourite so far....i like her songs Eternally and first love.....
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RE: Japanese music

Postby Sanae-chan » Thu 06.30.2005 1:57 pm

Anyone ever heard Jaujama ni sasenaide from the Ranma½ anime?
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RE: Japanese music

Postby mskumikoyakuza » Thu 06.30.2005 2:05 pm

it has to be ayumi hamasaki, utada hikaru,namie amuro....i got thier CD with my own language translation thru website....i'm now pretty good at singing utada song (1st love):p- in the bathroom..LOL :D
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RE: Japanese music

Postby MenomaMinx » Sun 07.10.2005 1:46 pm

Japanese music is the ultimate vice! You can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on CDs and when anyone tries to make you feel guilty about it, you call it "learning materials" and they can't say nothing ;-)

My particular vice runs a couple of hundred CDs, a dozen or so concerts DVDs, and an almost religious devotion toward my favorite online Japanese radio station http://www.j-fan.com/radio/

I've become fanatical about watching for sales, because for those who haven't noticed, the original full album CDs from Japan are $30 U.S. with some particularly greedy artists recently asking for up to $48 for the same amount of music. That can be brought down to between $10 and $17.99 by shopping the international versions, and even cheaper if you buy the "legitimate" bootlegs . The Korean/international versions usually get goodies/extra tracks, so if you don't care about resale value, it's actually better to get the cheaper version of the CD..

Last 10 CDs in my CD player =

Porno graffiti's thump

Every little thing's acoustic latte

Yoshiki's classical album eternal melody 2

denki groove's singles and strikes

m-flo loves yoshika{title track sucks, but track 2 with Sister E was the real reason I bought it anyway -- good song :-)


kiroro's 歸る場所

onmyoza's Sekinetsu Enbu

Zone's complete a side singles

Hitomi Yaida's single collection

koda kumi's secret
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RE: Japanese music

Postby SO_Rennish » Sat 07.16.2005 8:36 pm

When most people think of Japanese music, they classify it as JPop, which is wrong because alot of artists that are classified as JPOP artists, don't consider their style of music pop. Like Amuro Namie, she is more hip hop mixed with pop, but is leaning more towards hip hop now. Now that i've listed that I'll list them is sections.

Hip Hop
AI
Bennie K [Hip Pop]
Heartsdales [Hip Pop]
Crystal Kay [Good]
Amuro Namie [Very good, Hip Pop]
Miliya Kato [Very good]
Ketsumeishi

R&B
DJ Masterkey [Weird]
Dragon Ash [Great Beat]
M-Flo [Great songs, good to listen to them to see new artists]
Double [Good Voice]
KREVA [Nice songs]

Rap
ZEEBRA [Strange voice, but kinda catchy]
DELI [Okay]

Rock
D.A.I [Kinda Old, but has good songs]
Orange Range [Very Good, nice beat]
The Pillows [Good beat, great songs]

Pop
Ayumi Hamasaki [She's overrated, I dislike her pitchy voice]
BoA [Even though she isn't Japanese]
Koda Kumi [Good voice]
Mika Nakashima [Great Voice]
Matsuura Aya [Kinda teenie bopper sound]
Emyli [Great Voice]
Melody [Nice Voice]
Hikaru Utada [Good english]
Younha [Very poppy, but nice]
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