GK's Top 5 Albums of 2011 [So Far]

After the triple disaster Japan faced nobody knew what to expect from the Japanese music industry. Though it should come as no surprise, as after only a few weeks of limited releases the industry got back into the swing of things and continued to release high quality music as if nothing had happened. We offer this list to those who do not have the time to go through the copious amount of Japanese releases each year. We highlight what we believe to be the best based on our individual tastes. Hope you all enjoy it!
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Galileo Galilei "Parade" Interview Translation

Original: Excite
Translated by Erin Grace

--We’re very interested to hear about your winning the “Senkou Riot 2008” Gran Prix prize, worth 1 million yen (~$12,000). (laugh) That’s $3000 per person. What do you plan to do with it?

Yuuki: Get new instruments. When we went into the contest, I was playing a $120 guitar. I’ve upgraded it to a $1200 one. The sound, the way it plays... Everything about it is different. (laugh)

Kazuki: And on top of that, my brother [Yuuki] stole my prize money and bought an effector. (laugh) I just bought a $725 snare.

Sakou: I bought a nice bass.

Iwai: I wasn’t in the band at that point.

--So when you were finally able to get your hands on the instruments you’d always dreamed of, did your passion for the band grow?

Y: It did. We all began to feel that the band was a priority.

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