Gaijin Kanpai Ep.071 - "Better than Japanator's"

So here's the show for this week - its win is epic, and its epic is win!

071 - Better than Japanator's
Top 5 Albums of 2010 [so far]
Downloads: [
iTunes/M4A] | [MP3]

Naturally, all the fun was really in the uStream, so if you wanna join in, head on over on Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM Eastern time. That way you get to hear all the stuff that gets cut out, hang out & chat with the hosts before & after the show, and give your own input on our discussions. It is awesome!

This is the last show during which sound clips will be played for our contest. Entries are accepted until August 7th (when Loki's lifeclock blinks red) so be sure to listen to episodes 69, 70, and this one - if you know the bands responsible for the sound clips played during the show, shoot us an email with "Contest" in the subject!

This week is special - we give our top 5 albums of the year so far. The albums that we talk about are are listed below, check the show to hear what actually made our rankings!

SHOW NEWS:
- Last week of the contest - entries due August 7th!
- Sorry for last week's audio
- Zer0's article on crazy shopping fans
- Happy Birthday, Jaylee!

SINGLE REVIEW:
- Dreams Come True - ikiteyuku no desu <3

TOP FIVE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR SO FAR:
Better than Japanator's!
- ICONIQ - Change Myself
- Maika - Possible
- YUI - HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN
- BENI - LoveBox
- Kalafina - Red Moon
- Hamasaki Ayumi - Rock'n'Roll Circus
- Fukuhara Miho - Music is my Life
- Straightener - Creatures
- ONE OK ROCK - Niche Syndrome
- Furukawa Miki - Very
- Versailles - Jubilee
- Nishino Kana - To Love
- SAKANACTION - kikUUiki
- D - 7th Rose

NEWS:
- Ori, Ori, con-con-con
- Kagerou vocalist Oshida Daisuke passes away
- MONKEY MAJIK get Guiness World Record for longest TV commercial
- Dir en grey touring North America with Apocalyptica
- Rumors about Luna Sea, Glay, and L'Arc collaborating... maybe?

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NEXT TIME:
- Breakerz - gekijou/hEaVeN
- moumoon - Spark

B-ROLL:
- Fancy underwear & Portal references