Gaijin Kanpai Ep. 167 - Top of 2012 (So Far)

It’s that time of year again where we rank the best of the best in Japanese singles and albums for you, our listeners! 

 

167 - Top of 2012 (So Far)
Top Singles | Top Albums
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We’ve been conflicted about the J-Music scene this year. It started out strong and then devolved into a post-apocalyptic wasteland of lackluster idol songs and half-assed Korean covers. But now we’re going beyond thunderdome*, baby! We don’t need another hero, we’ve got Japanese Music.

 

*Jaylee is Tina Turner in this scenario.

 

BI-ANNUAL NOTES!

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Amuro Namie "Uncontrolled" Exclusive Interview Translation

Source: Oricon Style

 

I chose songs that I like, and that I wanted to sing

 

--Your new album is called “Uncontrolled,” a beautiful title that expresses freedom and acts as a symbol for your progress as a singer.

 

Amuro Namie: Everyone on my team puts forward ideas for the title each time, and I really like this one, too. (laugh)

 

--This year is the 20th anniversary of your debut. Did you create this album for that purpose?

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