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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Monkey Majik "westview" Exclusive Interview Translation

Original: Excite
Translated by Erin Grace

--2010 was the 10th anniversary of when the band was formed, and as such you were engaged in a pretty vigorous schedule.

tax: Yeah. Last year was really busy... We were on tour starting February, in May we played in the Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall, in July we released our best-of album, “MONKEY MAJIK BEST~10Years & Forever~,” and starting in October we went on tour again. Before that we went to Greece to work on mixing our new album, “westview,” and before we went to Greece we did the pre-production for it.

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