30 More Essential Japanese Albums

The first list couldn’t contain all of the albums I wanted it to, so here’s a followup of some more great albums that belong in any respectable music collection:

タテタカコ (Tate Takako) — イキモノタチ (ikimonotachi, 2007) Video
Idiot O’Clock — Idiot O’Clock (1989) Video
東京事変 (Tokyo Jihen, aka Tokyo Incidents) — 大人 (aka Adult, 2006) Video
Zazen Boys — Zazen Boys 4 (2008) Video
Sherbets — Vietnam 1964 (2001) Video
GO!GO!7188 — 鬣 (Tategami, 2003) Video
Yapoos — Dadada ism (1992) Video
戸川純 (Togawa Jun) — 玉姫様 (Tamahime-sama, 1984) Video
Speed, Glue & Shinki — Eve (1971) Video
Mono — You Are There (2006) Video
Rosso — Bird (2002) Video
Magical Power Mako — Super Record (1975) Video
P-Model — In a Model Room (1979) Video
Sheena & the Rokkets — #1 (1979) Video
Phew — Phew (1981) Video
ヒカシュー (Hikashu) — うわさの人類 (Uwasa no Jinrui, 1981) Video
矢野明子 (Yano Akiko) — Japanese Girl (1976) Video
寺内タケシとブルージーンズ (Terauchi Takeshi and the Blue Jeans) — 羅生門 (Rashomon, 1972) Video
岡林信康 (Okabayashi Nobuyasu) — 見るまえに跳べ (Miru mae ni tobe, 1972) Video
ミドリ (Midori) — 新世界 (Shin Sekai, 2010) Video
サディスティックミカバンド (Sadistic Mika Band) — 黒船 (Kurofune, 1975) Video
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs — Mass of the Fermenting Dregs (2008) Video
女王蜂 (aka Ziyoou-vachi) — 魔女狩り (Majo-gari, 2011) Video
0.8秒と衝撃 (aka 0.8syooogeki) — 1暴2暴3暴4暴5暴6暴、東洋のテクノ。 (1bo 2bo 3bo 4bo 5bo 6bo, Touyou no Techno., 2011) Video
Gellers — Gellers (2007) Video
downy — 無題 (Mudai, aka 4, 2004) Video
Zelda — Carnaval (1983) Video
The Stalin — Stop Jap (1982) Video
Hi-Posi — 体と歌だけの関係 (Karada to Uta Dake no Kankei, 1995) Video
銀杏BOYZ (Ging Nang BOYZ) — 君と僕の第三次世界大戦的恋愛革命 (Kimi to Boku no Daisanji-Sekai-Taisen-teki Ren’ai Kakumei, 2005) Video

I look forward to translating more lyrics by these artists and many others soon. If there are any specific songs you want translated, feel free to leave me a comment.

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