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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:38:08 GMT

PopCrush

Ayumi Hamasaki, Empress of J-Pop: The Essential Playlist
PopCrush
“Dearest”: Off the artist's 2002 record I Am…, “Dearest” is a sparkling mid-tempo love ballad that glitters thanks to Hamasaki's bittersweet lyricism. “My Name's Women”: A sort of feminist mission statement from the J-pop star, this melodic pop rock ...

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:32:36 GMT

Bandwagon

What Japan can tell us about the future of music
The Spinoff
The only singles that can compete are comedy numbers like the viral hits 'Pen Pineapple Apple Pen' (the shortest song to ever make the US's Billboard Top 100) and the J-pop mocking 'Music Video' by Taiiku Okazaki. Young bands have had to come up with ...
Japan is the envy of the world, especially when it comes to music.Bandwagon

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Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:33:03 GMT

Bandwagon

Japanese indie rock gets its due in Singapore with this special showcase
Bandwagon
From its thriving modern math rock and doom metal scenes to its rich and vivacious treasure trove of 80s pop music (now affectionately known as its own genre of city pop), along with its monolithic modern J-pop industry, there's so much to explore in ...