Whether by watching anime or Asian dramas or just by surfing on the net, we have been introduced to K and J music and have become fans of it. So here’s a thread to share our favorite music artists from Korea and Japan. Please post the name and a link to a song from each one of your favorite K and J-artists so that the rest of the members of the site who are not familiar with said artists can have a taste of their music and maybe even become fans of them.
Here’s my first contribution to this thread:
My taste in music is based more on the songs themselves rather than the artists but here are some J-artists that I consider my fav because I like more than one song from them:
1)Ayumi Hamasaki / Ourselves
2) M.o.v.e / Dogfight
3) Yumi Shizukusa / Hana Kagari
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winnie (brilliant m+f vocal sound, rock stuff in english, berry berry nice)
WRONG SCALE (disbanded, but still good, mostly rock, but some slow stuff as well)
mouse on the keys (awesome band to look at if you're into instrumental, consists of two pianist and a drummer, very cool stuff, reco definitely 最後の晩餐)
sgt. (Instrumental rock, hawt stuff, with electronic vionist which adds an unique sound to the group)
OCEANLANE (rock group that sings in english, very smooth)
immi (very similiar to perfume, if you liked them, check out immi)
school food punishment (AWESOME)
perfume (check themm outttt~)
Paraele Stripes (hard to find, they've only got one album, but really cool stuff, real mellow)
Probably post more later...
Here are some songs from most of the bands you posted hatsuharupeace, I tried to look for a link to a song from Winnie but I couldn’t find it:
Wrong Scale – Melt down
Mouse on the keys - saigo no bansan
sgt. - Apollo Program
OCEANLANE – Walk Along
immi - Alice
School Food Punishment - Light Prayer
Perfume - Love the world
Paraele Stripes – Propose
And here are some other Japanese bands I like:
High and Mighty Color - Amazing
Arashi – Ashita No Kioku
Last edited by destiny4ever; August 20, 2010 at 01:55 PM.
Love Psychedelico (duo with a female vocalist, some different sounds)
9mm Parabellum Bullet (One of the 'outstanding' rock bands out there currently, real nice heavy sound)
The Pillows (Old-school stuff, they're brilliant, even now)
Re-Trick (A jazz trio, drummer, bassist, keyboardist, seriously cool stuff)
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION (A really well known band, if you haven't heard any of their stuff, it's worth the listen, done quite a few anime songs)
THE BACK HORN (Another well known rock band, they've done a few anime songs, like the ED for Gundam 00, but very worth the listen)
discord (Relatively unknown group, but they're a classic rock band, slight twists on their sound, but really good)
Here are some songs from most of the bands you posted hatsuharupeace, I tried to look for a link to a song from Discord, but since the name Discord is shared by more than one band I had a bit of trouble finding a song from them.
LOVE PSYCHEDELICO - I will be with you
9mm Parabellum Bullet – Supernova
The Pillows - Hybrid Rainbow
Re-Trick - Another Side of Agenda
Asian Kung-Fu Generation - After Dark
THE BACK HORN – Koe
Here are two more of my favorite J-artists:
Mamoru Miyano – Kuon (He is also a very talented seiyuu)
Stephanie – Friends
Last edited by destiny4ever; August 18, 2010 at 03:41 PM.
Utada Hikaru's like a J-music staple A lot of my schoolmates who couldn't care less about J-music have heard "First Love" haha. And +1 for Arashi's "Ashita no Kioku"
Recently I've been listening to a lot of UVERworld, T.M.Revolution and abingdon boys school. The other day I looked back at my iTunes library at all my T.M.R songs and realised I'd been a fan of T.M.R's for 11-12 years, since I was like 7 or something! Pretty amazing XD
UVERworld - Colors of the Heart
T.M.Revolution - resonance
abingdon boys school - STRENGTH.
I can’t believe I haven’t written his name in this thread!
The one and only, Gackt!! His sexy and melodious voice the lyrics of his incredible songs, he is such an unbelievable awesome artist!! His voice has the power to convey all the emotion and feelings he pours into his songs.
Here are some of my favorite Gackt songs:
Gackt - Mind Forest
Gackt - Love Letter
Gackt - Last song
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BoA: Absolute favourite when it comes to either a Korean or Japanese artist :3
[Hurricane Venus, Copy & Paste, Winter Love]
INFINITE: My newest boy band obsession with people who are equally talented in singing and dancing *o*
[Paradise, BTD (Before The Dawn)]
T-ara: Favourite girl group!
[Cry Cry, Lies, Roly Poly]
miss A: Originally dismissed them, but now I'm into their music ;D
Amuro Namie: Consider her my favourite at the moment in the Japanese music scene even though I'm not into it much anymore :\
[CAN'T SLEEP,CAN'T EAT,I'M SICK]