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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Gaijin Kanpai Ep.148 - "Brace for the Perfume Kaboom"

Do As Infinity episode? Yup! Drunk hosts? Kinda...

 

148 - Brace for the Perfume Kaboom
Do As Infinity - Time Machine & Alice Nine - 9
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Week 1 without Zer0 brings us Erin. You know her, you love her, WE love her! If you don't know who Erin is, well, you know all those awesome article translations we have on the site? Those are Erin. She speaks the language, people. No matter how badly she brutalizes Bonnie Pink's single in AA this week.

 

We are faced with the arduous task of reviewing two albums this week. Believe me, it's not easy. First up is Alice Nine, who never seem to disappoint. Then we talk about Do As Infinity, a band the GK crew has loved since the beginning of J-Time.

 

Who's cuisine will reign supreme?! Oh wait....wrong show....

 

You guys know all about the uStream, so how about...some....NOTES!

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