On the other hand, not so much in J-Pop outside of anime.... Note that I used the term popular twice in the title. There are anisongs, and then there are anisongs in which you just happen to know... ...or maybe because they are actually good, hence being popular? Maybe it is just my preference… Continue reading The most popular instrument in ‘popular’ Anisong is a guitar?!
It's no secret that I'm a huge ONE OK ROCK fan! Their times in Zankyou Reference has got me into Japanese Rock genre and I stayed that way forever. This isn't a top whatever list but rather where I'll place the songs from the album. 🙂 Let's rock! Blast Them - Sub Woofers And All!… Continue reading My picks from Ambitions by ONE OK ROCK
Second in line we have a rock band that loves to give behind-the-scenes on pretty much every MV. https://www.youtube.com/embed/O_DLtVuiqhI While they don't have a full English version, Yoohei is definitely above the cuts when it comes to English clarity in his lyrics. Do check out other songs by them. These guys are more pop… Continue reading Blasting My Headphones: [Alexandros] – ワタリドリ (Wataridori)
Having been astounded by ALL OFF's Refrain Boy, I want to let in two of the more traditional rock songs that I've come to take huge interest in. First up we have an insert song from the ever so high grossing anime film, 君の名は。(Kimi no Na Wa./Your Name). https://www.youtube.com/embed/PDSkFeMVNFs Like movie, like song. It went and garnered various… Continue reading Blasting My Headphones: RADWIMPS – 前前前世 (Zen Zen Zense)
The time when anime songs happen to be pure J-Rock is now rare. ALL OFF however managed to save us some time with their great tunes. https://www.youtube.com/embed/lZLEXj52lcc This seriously bad-ass rock song is used as an ending to the anime Mob Psycho 100. Attention to the details Yes. You did hear fluent English in there!… Continue reading Blasting My Headphones: ALL OFF – リフレインボーイ (Refrain Boy)