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Japanese Music Recommendations

Post by cyclops » Oct 7th, '05, 03:40

Hi guys, I've recently started taking Japanese classes and i would like you to tell me where can i find j-music, if there is a place to download or a web page where i can buy Cd's and also give me some recommendations. I like ROCK but i also enjoy POP.

Thanks.
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Post by mizune » Oct 7th, '05, 04:12

There are a bunch of resources listed in the Links of Interest Thread.

Asking for recommendations here isn't a bad idea either though. There are a lot of forum members knowledgable in Japanese music and entertainment here.... :)

BTW, if you want to purchase CDs, by clicking on the little advertisement above and buying through yesasia.com, D-addicts gets a small portion to defray operating costs. 8)

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Post by Agent007 » Oct 7th, '05, 17:56

For good Jrock, I recommend:
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Art-School
The Brilliant Green

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Post by TNF » Oct 7th, '05, 22:00

For Jrock and pop I reccomend TOKIO

[edit] check the OFFICIAL tomoya nagase thread page 49. caitlincoffee has uploaded their song 'Green' on megaupload. Enjoy!
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Post by Lowest » Oct 7th, '05, 22:10

A really good album (so I think) is the Casshern Soundtrack which is rock/pop. Since it's an OST you can check which songs you like and follow up on the artists.
I got Gackts (Don't know a lot about him - first album I got of his because I heard it's jrock) new album which is kind of rocky

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Post by nekobaka » Oct 8th, '05, 14:51

depends on what genre you like. my favorites are
Hirahara Ayaka
Sakamoto Maaya
Onizuka Chihiro
Spitz
the Yellow Monkey
B'z
Undergraph
Moriyama Naotarou

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Post by silzii » Oct 8th, '05, 15:14

L'Arc~en~ciel is a good jrock band.

Not too hardcore rock but still rock, if you get what I mean
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Post by vicvicious » Oct 8th, '05, 16:56

"supercar" is my all time favourite. unfortunately the band already splited up! "kuruli" is also good. and 2 the hypest catchy bands are "asian kung fu generation" and "orange range"

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Post by aoi_hana » Oct 8th, '05, 17:16

Lately I've been into:

J-Rock

UVERworld (no album out yet, just singles- but they're awesome)
Orange Range
Asian Kung Fu Generation
Stance Punks


J-Pop

Utada Hikaru
Do as Infinity
M-Flo
Chemistry
Mikuni Shimokawa


There are a lot of bittorent sites out there that have their albums like http://mullemeck.serveftp.org/jps_beta/index.php . Also theres a really good site that has songs from anime - which are usually really good : http://gendou.com/

Also I recommend Yesasia because you know that the Cds aren't bootleg like some of the ones that you find on EBAY. ^___^ PM me if you want more suggestions> :)
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Post by cyclops » Oct 8th, '05, 20:37

thanks for all your recommendations, i'will check them all and please continue with the recommendations i'm open to any kind of music, so any other genders are welcome as well.
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Post by Aireedhelien » Oct 8th, '05, 21:01

d'espairs ray
janne da arc
gackt
miyavi
nightmare
hide
hyde
baroque
pierrot
malice mizer
penicillin

it's all jrock... maybe except gackt. janne da arc and baroque are not so hard rock either.

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Post by Schala » Oct 8th, '05, 23:19

I love Jrock! But with all music, there are good and bad bands/artists. Here are my top recommendations:

L'Arc~en~Ciel (my favorite band, not just in Jrock)
Luna Sea
Siam Shade
Pierrot
Janne Da Arc
Sads
X Japan
Porno Graffitti
The Brilliant Green
B'z (They are classic! They've been around since the 80's, which is amazing! But many Jrock fans do not know of them or listen to them, since many non-Japanese Jrock fans tend to be fangirls, and only like bands/artists who are pretty boys, and B'z are all men in their 40's, so they do not care for them.....It's so sad too, because they are very talented!)
Glay
Rumania Montevideo (She's not very well known....)

I do not like a lot of Jpop, but I do like some of Aya Ueto's music and Judy And Mary.
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Post by 8thSin » Oct 9th, '05, 02:21

I listen to a lot of:

Amuro Namie

BoA
B'z
Do As Infinity (DAI)
Dream
Exile
Every Little Thing (ELT)
Glay
Gackt
Globe
Gospellers
Hitoto You
Kinki Kids
Kouda Kumi
Matsu Takako
Matsuda Seiko
Melody.
Move
Mr. Children
Ootsuka Ai
Psycho Le Cemu
Shimatani Hitomi
SMAP
Speed
Spitz
TRF
Ueto Aya
Utada Hikaru
W-inds.
Zone

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Post by tonydesu » Oct 9th, '05, 18:17

I can't believe no one's mentioned Southern All Stars サザンオールスターズ! They have the best love songs. My personal favs being tsunami and 涙のキス.

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Post by kYos » Oct 10th, '05, 04:25

All Johnny Jr. 8)

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JRock Reccomendation thread

Post by Trondog » Oct 12th, '05, 03:43

I am a big fan of rock music in general as I perform my own with a band and as a solo artist.
But anyways, I have become a big big fan of JRock.
I would like new artists to listen to...so here are the ones I listen to currently:
Nicotine
Asian Kung Fu Generation
The Back Horn
Orange Range
L'Arc~en~Ciel
Dragon Ash
Glay
Malice Mizer


I have enjoyed all the artists I've listened to so far...I would love to have more to listen to
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Post by Azumi » Oct 12th, '05, 03:53

My favorite: Do As Infinity
http://www.d-a-i.com/index.html

but, the band decided to split this month. :cry: :hissy:

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Post by Schala » Oct 12th, '05, 04:28

Hmm..other bands I like that you don't have listed are...

Janne Da Arc
Pierrot
Porno Graffitti
Luna Sea
Siam Shade
B'z

Just to name a few for now. ^^
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Post by acid_android » Oct 12th, '05, 05:02

My recommendations:
X Japan
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Siam Shade
camino
D'espairsRay
Shiina Ringo
HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR

Hm..and since you like Orange Range, I'd suggest ZZ. And a relatively new band that I think has a lot of potential is UVERworld. Their second single is coming out in a couple of weeks, but I really like what I've heard from them so far. I also really like the TRAX; they do both Korean and Japanese rock. They're also relatively new as they've only had four singles out, but they're pretty good.

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Post by mizune » Oct 12th, '05, 05:15

There's a similar topic here, so they've been merged...

Oo..."not authorised" bug is gone now...

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Post by Trondog » Oct 12th, '05, 05:32

acid_android wrote:My recommendations:
X Japan
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Siam Shade
camino
D'espairsRay
Shiina Ringo
HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR

Hm..and since you like Orange Range, I'd suggest ZZ. And a relatively new band that I think has a lot of potential is UVERworld. Their second single is coming out in a couple of weeks, but I really like what I've heard from them so far. I also really like the TRAX; they do both Korean and Japanese rock. They're also relatively new as they've only had four singles out, but they're pretty good.
Oh yes yes yes, I've heard of UVERworld. I have their first single. And I really enjoy it. Their sound seems unique in the way they mix different sounds. I look forward to their second single :)
And also to their album
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Post by x_XJules » Oct 12th, '05, 05:42

ahhh so many reccommendations.. i don't know where to start.

are there any drama actors in any (good) bands?

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Post by mizune » Oct 12th, '05, 06:01

x_XJules wrote:ahhh so many reccommendations.. i don't know where to start.

are there any drama actors in any (good) bands?
Welcome to Japanese Entertainment (or should i say Asian entertainment in general), where if you can sing, you can act! And if you can act, you can sing! :lol
It depends on what your definition of "good bands" are and what music genre you're interested in, but here are a few off the top of my head that have had good success in both music and drama:
Fukuyama Masaharu (solo)
Matsu Takako (solo)
Shibasaki Kou (solo)
Ueto Aya (solo)
Oshio Manabu (LIV)
Fujiki Naohito (solo)
Nakayama Miho (solo)
Sakai Noriko (solo)

uhh.... lots of idols....

Virtually all the Johny's groups (if you like that sort of thing), but the more successful actors of the bunch are:
Nagase Tomoya (TOKIO)
Domoto Tsuyoshi (Kinki Kids)
Kimura Takuya, Nakai Masahiro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi (SMAP)
Matsumoto Jun, Ninomiya Kazunari (Arashi)
Okada Junichi (V6)
Yamashita Tomohisa (NEWS...I think)

Good god, I could go on...... @_@

EDIT: Also thought I should add a couple "classic" guys:
Tamaki Koji (Anzen Chitai, solo)
Terao Akira (The Savege, solo)
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Post by Trondog » Oct 12th, '05, 06:08

Ah...well since this is now a general music thread....I am really enjoying m-flo...I have listened to two of their CDs and really enjoy them.

I also enjoy Shiina Ringo quite a bit, it is sad that she is no longer a solo artist.
However her material with Tokyo Jihen is also very very good :)

I like Utada Hikaru, but mostly the music she does in japanese only...

Ketsumeishi is also an artist I enjoy.
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Post by x_XJules » Oct 12th, '05, 06:26

mizune wrote:Welcome to Japanese Entertainment (or should i say Asian entertainment in general), where if you can sing, you can act! And if you can act, you can sing! :lol
haha, thanks!

i was wondering is Narimiya Hiroki in a band? i heard someone talking about that, but i thought it to be untrue, and i can't find any info on it.

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Post by mizune » Oct 12th, '05, 06:31

^ They were probably talking about the movie NANA, where he has a role as one of the bandmembers for uhh...Trapnest? or Black Stones?
meh.... one of 'em :roll
As far as I know, he's strictly an actor....

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Post by kinki » Oct 12th, '05, 08:51

i listen to a lot of singers too:

my ipod has mostly songs by:

- Hirahara Ayaka
- Chemistry
- Gackt
- Otsuka Ai
- Moriyama Naotarou
- Onitsuka Chihiro
- Mr. Children
- Nakashima Mika
- Spitz
- SMAP
- Matsuda Seiko
- Nakamori Akina
- porno graffitti
- Gospellers
- Hitoto You
- Anri
- Nakayama Miho & Wands
- Noriko Sakai
- Pink Lady
- DEEN
- The BOOM
- X-japan
- hide
- Crystal Kay
- Kyougo Kawaguchi
- and many many others im tired to mention (im sure other ppl here will help you too)
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Post by groink » Oct 12th, '05, 09:29

You should check out Yuna Ito. She sings one of the songs in the movie NANA. Sort of a shameless promotion because I eat dinner at her parents' Japanese restaurant in Hawaii every Friday night. :)

Also, if you have any questions about Japanese enka music, I'm the one to ask. It's my favorite genre of Japanese music.

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Post by 20centuryboy » Oct 12th, '05, 09:39

Talking about enka, if you are looking for some Meiko Kaji's stuff here's a french site with a lot of sound.

Meiko kaji.

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Post by Scandalous » Oct 12th, '05, 10:02

I can't believe no one mentioned the ULTIMATE Japanese song of all time...

Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoro
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All the other recommendations are good, but they do not even come close to this classic... :notworthy: ...not only that, its also a fun karaoke song too...

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Post by Rhocake » Oct 12th, '05, 22:38

Trying not to overwhelm you with selections, I'll give you a very condense choice of great first time listening j music:

Utada Hikaru for a more r&b, mature mellow sound (Recommend) :)

Ayumi Hamasaki for the more poppy sound, the earlier you go into her music the less poppy is it, but I recommend the early stuff

The Pillows for a more American indie like rock sound. Great stuff. (Recommended) :)

Do As Infinity is like a combination of Utada Hikaru and The Pillows (Really Recommended) :)

X Japan for a more progressive/ pop metal sound

Morning Musume for the too cute for you own good sound (wouldn't recommend but interesting to experience)
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Post by albertoavena » Oct 12th, '05, 23:17

Road of Major is pretty interesting too... Not really hardcore rock but it's still rock
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Post by nicpkh » Oct 13th, '05, 01:08

Does anyone know FLOW... :-) This band song quite nice also. The most song i like is Stay Golf and Days... Try it ....
Other recommendation is Orange Range, See-Saw, Fiction Junction, NEWS, ZONE.
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[Dl] j-pop j-rock.!anything u like the most and recommended!

Post by adrian22 » Oct 14th, '05, 13:21

there have been threads bout recommendation on japanese music...so im not sure if its right to start this one...but my opinion is sharing the songs u love the most instead of just giving the name of the artist or the band/group name....heres a few that i recommend uploaded on rapidshare....

i hope u guys too can upload and share the songs u are fond off..after all sharing is caring...

~popular~
Withes-There She Is--->(the one in the flash where the bunny gal loves the cat)
http://rapidshare.de/files/6265431/Witc ... s.mp3.html

Southern all stars- Tsunami----> someone told me he/she likes it
http://files.filefront.com/Southern_All ... einfo.html

Utada Hikaru- Be My Last ---> latest single
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G7U595D8

Sambo Master-Sekai wa Sore wo Ai to Yobun da ze----> Densha Otoko Rocks M ySocks
http://files.filefront.com/ED_Densha_Ot ... einfo.html

Fukuyama Masaharu- Tokyo (he rocks with guitar!!!) ---->slow dance theme
http://rapidshare.de/files/5654592/Toky ... u.mp3.html

Sakuraba Yuichiro- Lonely Toothbrush (the most huggable man in My HUsband)
http://rapidshare.de/files/5654352/Saku ... i.mp3.html

Orange Range - michishirube ~a road home~ ----> Densha Otoko The Movie
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9GHVWPXW

Please respect the respective uploader and do not EVER EVER post links anywhere else! if u want to do it, upload the files urself!!

my intenet is kinda slow....will upload more later...

****all songs uploaded by adrian22****
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Post by Jecky » Oct 15th, '05, 04:11

thanks for the Utada Hikaru- Be My Last . i wanted to hear this :D
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Re: [Dl] j-pop j-rock.!anything u like the most and recommen

Post by gunjourui » Oct 15th, '05, 10:22

eh can't download Lonely Toothbrush.. I'm too late :-(
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Re: [Dl] j-pop j-rock.!anything u like the most and recommen

Post by adrian22 » Oct 15th, '05, 12:29

yamatsumi wrote:eh can't download Lonely Toothbrush.. I'm too late :-(
huh? the link still works fine...just tested it...

You have requested the file Sakuraba_Yuichiro_-_Hitoribocchi_no_Haburashi.mp3 (4177920 Bytes). This file has been downloaded 68 times already.
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Post by gunjourui » Oct 15th, '05, 12:35

ok it works now :P thanks for the song :salut:
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Post by adrian22 » Oct 16th, '05, 01:51

no one has any other songs to upload? common share it with all of us!!!
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Post by lila_ai » Oct 16th, '05, 02:45

Well, I luurve:
- Miyavi
- Aya
- SID
- Aiko

Besides them I also like Due le Quartz, Malice Mizer and Penicillin.

Here's Miyav's newest single:

Are you ready to rock
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NNHJCBV8
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Post by libabi1004 » Oct 16th, '05, 03:13

wah~
i'm into j-rock~~~*
Miyavi-sama~~ :P
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Post by bedhead » Oct 16th, '05, 03:55

Wah! Thankies! I love the ending song from Densha Otoko!

And since I really don't know too much about asian music... is the band Witches... are they korean? Sounded like it. :scratch: To which I reply: w00t! Love it!

And thanks to lila for the Miyavi song. :D So great.

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Post by Lowest » Oct 16th, '05, 05:20

Arg Rapidshare is evil and now megathingy is saying there are too many connections from my ip :x

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Post by libabi1004 » Oct 16th, '05, 05:30

^
yeah i much prefer megaupload rather than rapidshare ( :x )
if you resume the page or wait a few minutes the notice should not come up anymore

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Post by adrian22 » Oct 16th, '05, 05:50

sorry bout that...i am not sure whether the song by witches is korean lol....i enjoy that song so much...but i might got it confused with japanese...lol

anyway heres my review with the free upload servers we can get
rapidhare.de~with hourly limit+delay for round 25 secs speed is quite good
Megaupload~ very slow nowadays...(almost crawling) with 45 secs delay
filefront~GREAT speed! files removed when inactive for few days or so...(thats what i think)
ultrashare.net~ great speed with no delays and so on...but the uploader cannot see any progress bar...

heres one more nice song...
Yutaka Ozaki - I LOVE YOU
http://s6.ultrashare.net/hosting/fs/2d87d29c2759177b/

glad u guys anjoy japanese music too...
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Post by Lowest » Oct 16th, '05, 07:03

I have a small and slowly growing selection of jdorama/anime songs, so there isn't much to post.

Okay, I'm going to try this, using sendmefile (never used them - or any other for that matter). tested it and it seems to work ok, keeps the files for 14 days. - Though it wouldn't work in firefox (had to use ie.. though that's a small price to pay considering the rapidshare alternative)

Yui - Life
Pretty good song - 4th(I think) ending theme to the anime Bleach

UVERworld - D-tecnolife
Awesome Aweeesome song - 2nd opening to the Bleach anime

Takashi Sorimachi - Poison
Brings back memories of watching GTO (^_^) - Opening theme

Gackt - Farewell
From his new album Diabolos (only one I have)

and incased that site doesn't work.. [ultrashare]

Chihiro Onitsuka - Borderline
Nice song, taken from the Casshern OST (live action)

The back horn - REquim
Also from the Casshern OST .. I'd like to hear more songs from them but I can't seem to find a website or owt.

Hyde - Masquerade
Last one from the Casshern OST - It's a really good OST (;^_^)

Susumu Hirasawa - Yume no Shima Shinen Kouen
Paranoia agent is a weird anime and this song is awesome as the opening theme (always made me want to rewind and play the opening again)

The Pillows - Ride On Shooting Star
From the FLCL OST .. I think the pillows are pretty well known.

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Post by amrayu » Oct 16th, '05, 07:41

adrian22: I thought it was best to merge your thread with this existing one, since it's all about song/artist recommendations. Let's try to keep D-addicts forums clean. :)
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Post by Aireedhelien » Oct 16th, '05, 07:56

i'm looking for 'lonely in gorgeous' by tommy february 6 - anyone know where to download it??

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Post by kali4niaguy » Oct 16th, '05, 08:11

Lowest...thanks for all those songs! you can't use Netscape for SENDMEFILE, I think you can only use Explorer. as for ULTRASHARE, I had no problems dl'ing from it using Netscape.

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Post by adrian22 » Oct 16th, '05, 10:59

@amrayu...sorry ..i think i made a mistake by not posting at this earlier thread....

@eveyrone ...anyway glad to see so many uploaders now in this thread...thanks for sharing the songs u like!!!
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Post by fwenatic » Oct 16th, '05, 11:09

yeah jrock u should listen to
Janne Da Arc , Kagrra , the rest are pretty much listed
for jpop u should try Do As Infinity , Core of Sole, or better of just download randomly
u'll find something u like eventually
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Post by gunjourui » Oct 16th, '05, 18:56

my recommendation would be:

Asian Kung-Fu Generation
B'z
Dir en Grey
Dragon Ash
Gackt (prefer his old stuff tho)
Hide
Hyde
Janne da Arc (specially Another Story album)
L'Arc~en~Ciel
Malice Mizer
Miyavi
Mongoru 800
Onmyouza
ORANGE RANGE
Ozaki Yutaka (great stuff that never get old)
X-Japan

and jpop... as kYos already said: all Johnny Jr. I prefer looking at them to listening to their songs tho :mrgreen:
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Post by 1Yen » Oct 16th, '05, 20:09

My personal favorites divided by genre :
POP :
1) Utada Hikaru (Colors)
2) Orange Range (Hana)
3) Every Little Thing (Future World)
4) Dreams Come True (Yasashii Kiss wo shite)
5) Hamasaki Ayumi (Voyage)
6) Oda Kazumasa (Love Story wa Totsuzen ni)
7) Sakamoto Maaya (Gravity)

POP/ROCK :
1) Mr. Children (Tomorrow never knows)
2) Porno Graffitti (Saudaaji)
3) Southern All Stars (Tsunami)
4)Do as Infinity (We are)

ROCK :
1) B'z (Love me, I love you)
2) Glay (Be with you)
3) L'arc en ciel (winter fall)
4) Janne da Arc (Gekkouka)
5) X Japan (Dahlia)
6) Shiina Ringo (Honnou)

RAP :
1) Ketsumeishi (Tomodachi)
2) Kick the Can Crew (sayonara sayonara)
3) Rip Slyme (Blue Bebop)

R&B :
1)Chemistry (Point of no Return)
2)Hirai Ken (Hitomo wo tojite)

Favorite Composer :
1) Uematsu Nobuo (Final Fantasy Series)
2) Kanno Yoko (Tenkuu no Escaflowne)
3) Sugiyama Koichi (Dragon Quest Series)
4) Mitsuda Yasunori (Chrono Cross)
5) Hisaishi Joe (Ghibli Movies)
6) Hamauzu Masashi (Saga Series)
7) Kajiura Yuki (Xenosaga II)
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Post by gunjourui » Oct 16th, '05, 21:09

just thought about something...if you guys don't know what band/artist you're looking for I suggest downloading Oricon and this kind of stuff. this is pretty cool coz there's a lot of different bands and different genre. you can choose what you like. I luv Oricon coz I always find some new interesting band I didn't know before
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Post by x_XJules » Oct 16th, '05, 23:08

1Yen wrote:Favorite Composer :
1) Uematsu Nobuo (Final Fantasy Series)
2) Kanno Yoko (Tenkuu no Escaflowne)
3) Sugiyama Koichi (Dragon Quest Series)
4) Hisaishi Joe (Ghibli Movies)
5) Hamauzu Masashi (Saga Series)
6) Kajiura Yuki (Xenosaga II)
hahaha, i'm really glad you included video game music.

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Post by pfl_fan » Oct 16th, '05, 23:19

Yumeji's Theme (Originally Used in Seijun Suzuki's Movie"Yumeji") Umebayashi Shigeru. Though I heard it first from the HK movie "In the Mood For Love". I think it's very romantic.

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Post by Trondog » Oct 17th, '05, 06:27

I will share music!
I have a large collection of JRock.
This is how I will be sending them.
I will send them via Gmail.
Since Gmail does not limit file sizes and such in e-mails.
So here's how it works, I will be posting a list of Bands I have music of, you will request one song or more. ( I will limit this at 3 per person per 5 days) Just so I do not get overworked.
Now I can only send you these if your e-mail provider will allow e-mails of this size. Some of my mp3s are 320kbps (super high quality) so they will be large files.
G-mail I know for sure allows it, so if you need a gmail account I have plenty of invites so PM me for one if you want.

Now the list of J-Artists I have:
Shiina Ringo (Entire Discography)
Utada Hikaru (Entire Discography)
Orange Range (Entire Discography, including their new album NATURAL)
The Back Horn (Large amount)
L'Arc~en~ciel (Entire Discography)
Malice Mizer (Entire Discography)
Asian Kung-Fu Generation (Pretty much everything from Kunkei-Five.M and on)
Koda Kumi (Her recent Best-First Things single collection)
M-Flo (Astromantic and Beat Space Nine)
Dragon Ash (Rio de Emoticon)
Stance Punks (Howling Idol and Self-titled album)
Tokyo Jihen (Kyoiku album)


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Post by kali4niaguy » Oct 17th, '05, 16:46

Trondog...instead of sending them by e-mail, why don't you try using 1 of those free web hosting sites:
http://www.ultrashare.net/ (30 mb)
http://www.megaupload.com/ (250mb)
http://freespace.filefront.com/1 (not sure)
http://rapidshare.de/ (50mb)

I haven't used any of those to upload, but I've dl'ed from them. There's some others like yousendit or sendmefile also. I think you'd save more time this way plus not everybody has a large capacity e-mail account.

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Post by Jecky » Oct 19th, '05, 01:19

@Lowest thanks for the Gackt song. i've been wanting to hear one of his songs from his new album,Diabolos. thanks again! :D
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Post by KimiWaPet2150 » Oct 19th, '05, 02:55

Jrock/Pop/Rap

Arashi (Your fun loving boy band)
ALICE NINE (awesome guitar) ::tackles Tora::
Pierrot (always good. I'd start with music from their Private Enemy CD)
L`Arc~en~Ciel (A good rock group that's been around for a long time. ^^)
Orang Range (Rap/Rock, good band!)
Rip Slyme (Rap/rockblues-ish? ^^' heh. I love the theme song they did for Gantz)

YesAsia.com - They have some higher prices, but you'll be able to see what all there is in Jrock/Pop/Rap, etc.
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Post by lila_ai » Oct 19th, '05, 03:19

KimiWaPet2150 wrote:Jrock/Pop/Rap

Rip Slyme (Rap/rockblues-ish? ^^' heh. I love the theme song they did for Gantz)
Oh, yeah! I love that Rip Slyme song for Gantz. It's got a funky addictive beat! Havent' really liked the rest of Rip Slyme but that only song totally makes up for it :-)
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Post by cyclops » Oct 19th, '05, 14:38

Wow, so much music, so little time. I've been downloading like crazy, and i haven't have much time to listen to all the music but I've really enjoyed what I've listened to. so keep the recommendations coming. I've downloaded 2GB of music, but don't worry i still have another 78GB of space available :D
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Post by Lowest » Oct 19th, '05, 14:51

lila_ai wrote:
KimiWaPet2150 wrote:Jrock/Pop/Rap

Rip Slyme (Rap/rockblues-ish? ^^' heh. I love the theme song they did for Gantz)
Oh, yeah! I love that Rip Slyme song for Gantz. It's got a funky addictive beat! Havent' really liked the rest of Rip Slyme but that only song totally makes up for it :-)
Ooo I love that song, though I prefer the short version used in the gantz anime (I don't like rap :P) It got deleted ages ago so I'm gonna get it again :D

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Post by noawesome » Oct 20th, '05, 07:10

............ *desperation*


I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS SONG EVERYWHERE BUT I CAN'T FIND IT................ A;WOEIJA;OWEIJF;AOWIEJOWJOIWJ


does anyone know where i can download "Koi kaze" opening theme? (it's an anime song)

it has really really nice lyrics.... and a really nice singing voice.


I know it's sung by "ef" but i don't know any site that has it for download...



please help me???? ..................

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Post by mizune » Oct 20th, '05, 07:41

^ If you can't find it here, you can also ask around some of the dedicated Jpop forums listed in our Links of Interest.

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Post by digital_yume » Oct 24th, '05, 10:36

noawesome wrote:does anyone know where i can download "Koi kaze" opening theme? (it's an anime song)
Aireedhelien wrote:i'm looking for 'lonely in gorgeous' by tommy february 6 - anyone know where to download it??
lol try www.gendou.com you have to register.. but d/ling is free ^^
noawesome: the op. theme to koi kaze is titled 'koi kaze' LOL .. i hope that's the song you're referring to :D
Aireedhelien: unfortunately they only have the t.v. size for 'lonely in gorgeous' atm .. wait a lil longer.. i'm sure someone'll upload the full =x eventually.. mwahhaha XD eventually!!

also, thx to everyone that uploaded songs !! :w00t:
.. haha i'll try to u/l some later ^^; .. must share love of funky music w/ ppl :crazy: !!!

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Post by LeechKing » Oct 29th, '05, 22:42

Hi...
Does anybody know how can i get the Brilliant Green "Angel Song" from? Its from Manatsu No Merry Christmas Theme Song. The Torrent for this song apparently have no seeders anymore.Thanks

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Post by Tao Libra » Oct 29th, '05, 23:16

Since no one else has mentioned her, I highly recommend…

Yaida Hitomi - 矢井田瞳

Nickname: Yaiko
Albums: Daiya-monde (2000), Candlize (2001), i/flancy (2002), Air/Cook/Sky (2003), Here today - gone tomorrow (2005)

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Post by crossvii » Oct 30th, '05, 00:17

LeechKing wrote:Hi...
Does anybody know how can i get the Brilliant Green "Angel Song" from? Its from Manatsu No Merry Christmas Theme Song. The Torrent for this song apparently have no seeders anymore.Thanks
I had this song a long time ago, way back when i was into jpop. Maybe it's still in my cd stash somewhere :scratch: If i find it i'll post it up for ya.

I recommend.. Hitomi Shimatani (she was the best before the release of zipzapzipangu), Rhymester, Utada, Anri Kumaki, Move, and Melody. I'm not so much into the new bands and such.

Hitomi Yaida's Melody song rocked my ears for quite awhile too.. most of her songs are okay, but this one had me addicted.

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Post by LeechKing » Oct 30th, '05, 11:53

crossvii wrote:
LeechKing wrote:Hi...
Does anybody know how can i get the Brilliant Green "Angel Song" from? Its from Manatsu No Merry Christmas Theme Song. The Torrent for this song apparently have no seeders anymore.Thanks
I had this song a long time ago, way back when i was into jpop. Maybe it's still in my cd stash somewhere :scratch: If i find it i'll post it up for ya.
Thanks crossvii!!! Finally... :cheers: i hope you'll find it.hihi let me know if you already found it :thumright:

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Post by Eleven » Oct 30th, '05, 17:17

Kokia ^^ her voice is nice and beautifull ^^ :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

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Post by crossvii » Oct 31st, '05, 04:13

LeechKing wrote:Thanks crossvii!!! Finally... :cheers: i hope you'll find it.hihi let me know if you already found it :thumright:
sorry to keep ya waiting :P i uploaded it on rapidshare HERE so download it while it's still active.
Eleven wrote:Kokia ^^ her voice is nice and beautifull:
that's who i forgot. kokia and yuri chika (I Cry, Sekai Jyude Anata Dake) are great artists too.

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Post by LeechKing » Oct 31st, '05, 10:07

crossvii wrote:
LeechKing wrote:Thanks crossvii!!! Finally... :cheers: i hope you'll find it.hihi let me know if you already found it :thumright:
sorry to keep ya waiting :P i uploaded it on rapidshare HERE so download it while it's still active.
Thanks so much!!!! i already got it. i love u ur the best :salut:

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Post by Kaji-shonen » Nov 1st, '05, 14:54

If you are looking for little-known band.....
THE COLLECTORS - Sekai wo Tomete世界を止めて(Stop the world) Click here

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Post by NecareGenesis » Nov 5th, '05, 03:00

I'm surprised that not a lot of people mentioned Dir en grey, because they're my favorite band. They're not for everyone though I guess. ^^"

My recommendations are:
Dir en grey
L'arc~en~Ciel
Pierrot
Penicillin
Buck Tick
X Japan
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Luna Sea
Nightmare
Rentrer en Soi
.....I'm sure there are others, but I'm drawing a blank right now. I've recently started liking Mika Nakashima for Jpop music. I'm still not very fond of Jpop though.

You can get a lot of stuff here:
http://www.livejournal.com/community/jcrack/

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