Gaijin Kanpai Ep.141 - "Top of 2011"

It's been a really good year, and a really bad year. Forget music. Our hearts are with everyone in Japan who suffered even the slightest bit in the tragedy that was the earthquake. What we outside of Japan can be thankful for is that in true Japanese spirit, they have overcome and have continued to give their incredible contribution to the world. We only celebrate a small part of it; namely, their music. Thank You Japan!

 

141 - Top of 2011
Top Singles & Albums of 2011
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So now that we've gotten in the spirit, let's take a look and listen to what the GK staff thinks are the best releases from the world of JPOP and JROCK from the entire year of 2011. Hopefully you agree. If you don't, we hope you at least give our suggestions a shot and let us know what you think!

 

And now, notes. :)

 

[SHOW NEWS]:
- Jaylee and Zer0 did a bang-up job without LoKi. Jaylee especially :)
- Take a look at our new website design

 

 Opening/Closing: Stereopony - It's a Wild World


[GK-AA] Picks:
 LoKi: NIGHTMARE - The Sorrow of Deceiver
 Zer0: Miyavi - Fuminshou no Nemuri Hime
 Jaylee: lecca - Informer

 

[15:21] snow - Informer

 

[EPISODE MUSIC] (in order)


[Top 5 Singles]:
 - [17:03] YUI - Green a.live
 - [21:38] jasmine - One
 - [24:55] one ok rock - re:make
 - [28:15] 4Minute - Heart to Heart 

 

Jaylee's Top 5:
 5. Kato Miliyah - Desire / Baby Baby Baby
 4. Crystal Kay - Superman
 3. Amuro Namie - Sit Stay Wait Down
 2. YUI - green a.live
 1. Koda Kumi - 4Times 

 

Zer0's Top 5:
 5. Miyavi vs Kreva - Strong
 4. Jasmine - One
 3. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - PonPonPon
 2. Kuroki Meisa - Wired Life
 1. one ok rock - re:make / no scared

 

LoKi's Top 5:
 5. one ok rock - re:make / no scared
 4. NoGod - kamikaze
 3. AKB48 - Kaze wa Fuiteiru
 2. 4Minute - Heart to Heart
 1. jasmine - One 

 

[TOP 5 ALBUMS]:
 - [34:03] SPYAIR - Samurai Heart
 - [37:11] BENI - my world
 - [40:59] superfly - Beep!
 - [45:08] Uplift Spice - Zero-In
 - [47:51] 9mm Parabellum Bullet - Scenes
 - [51:16] Sakanaction - Identity

 

LoKi's Top 5:
 5. Alice Nine. - Gemini
 4. Abe Mao - su.
 3. SPYAIR - Rockin' the World
 2. Uplift Spice - Paradign Shift
 1. 9mm Parabellum Bullet - Movement

 

Zer0's Top 5:
 5. Uplift Spice - Paradigm Shift
 4. LAMA - New
 3. 101A - Four
 2. Tokyo Jihen - Daihakken
 1. Sakanaction - DocumentaLY

 

Jaylee's Top 5:
 5. one ok rock - Zankyo Reference
 4. BENI - Fortune
 3. Kuroki Meisa - Magazine
 2. PERFUME - JPN
 1. superfly - Mind Travel

 

GK's Top Album of 2011: Uplift Spice - Paradigm Shift / One OK Rock - Zankyuu Reference 

 

[NEWS]:
- CHARTS!
- SPIN Magazine includes Perfume in their Top of 2011
- Yoshiki composes Golden Globes theme
- Ueto Aya marrying EXILE's HIRO?


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