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. :)

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Gaijin Kanpai Ep.125 - "Something About Rain"

"In the Rain"? "Purple Rain"? "Rain Rain Go Away"? No, that's not it...

While we try to remember the name of LoKi's AA pick for the week, take a listen to this here GK episode! We're back this week with some qualid tunes, yo. You may be surprised by what you hear about this week's albums. The only way to find out, of course, is to listen.

125 - Something About Rain
Uplift Spice - Paradigm Shift
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Unfortunately we are still not uStreaming for awhile, as LoKi is still getting situated in his new environs. In the meantime, feel free to interact with us through twitter, our Facebook page, or by sending e-mail to us. We'd love to hear from you! It's lonely here without you guys. Cold, dark, and lonely. (..."A Driving Rain in Darkness"? No, that wasn't it either...)

As always, if you like what you hear, do tell your friends and rate us on iTunes! Our egos could always use another boost, you know? Also, the GLOBE album we were going to review is just a remix album so we're reluctantly switching to the insanely popular new release from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, "Moshimoshi Harajuku".

Time for the Notes!

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