90% of J-POP that I’ve been exposed to has been absolute rubbish, but every once in a while I find one that completely hooks me in, and I go on a JPOP binge on youtube that leaves me passed out in a puddle of my own sick and sharpie drawings on my face. I’m trying to avoid that latter part of the experience, so I’m hoping some of you genius dopers will be able to recommend J-POP music that a musician might appreciate. I’ll give some examples of what I’ve enjoyed so far.
Love is War - originally “performed” by the vocaloid Hatsune Miku, covered brilliantly here by Fye, a 14-year-old Russian girl
Kirei na kanjou (Beautiful Feeling) - Akino Arai
Tamashii no Rufuran and Kokoro yo genshi ni modore - Hayashibara Megumi
Stuff performed by Origa (ironically, she is also Russian)
Stuff written by Yoko Kanno (especially the stuff written for Origa in the GitS:SAC series)
So, music afficionados… please help me out before I consume J-POP that I’ll regret :eek:
K-POP works, too, but keep it down, will ya?