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No Borders No Race: The Top Ten J-POP Albums of 2018

No Borders No Race: The Top Ten J-POP Albums of 2018

2018 is coming to a close, which means it's time once again to count down our favorite albums of the year! However, this time around, we're doing something different. That's right: two different lists! On today's episode, King Baby Duck dives into the very best music the J-POP world had to offer this year, with returning favorites and even a couple of new faces showcased on the list!

See which Japanese album lands atop our pedestal on No Borders No Race: The Top Ten J-POP Albums of 2018!

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PLAYLIST (with album links):

  1. The Molice - The Ray (from the album GATE)
  2. BAND-MAID - Fate (from the album World Domination)
  3. Bird Bear Hare and Fish - Wake Up (from the album Moon Boots)
  4. the pillows - Ningen Domo (from the album REBROADCAST)
  5. SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS - Dusk (from the album DAPPER)
  6. Perfume - Tokyo Girl (from the album Future Pop)
  7. THE CHERRY COKE$ - A-Yo (from the album THE ANSWER)
  8. ORESAMA - cute cute (from the album Hi-Fi POPS)
  9. The50Kaitenz - Crazy Jijii (from the album The50Kaitenz)
  10. Gesu No Kiwami Otome - Sassouto Hashiru Tonegawa Kun (from the album Suki nara Towanai)
  11. TsuShiMaMiRe - Karipaku (from the Night and Morning EP) [Best Japanese EP of 2018]

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The J-POP king of America, Evan has been bringing the hottest sounds of the Land of the Rising Sun to the English-speaking public since his college radio days. He's also an expert in the gaming, anime, & manga realms, never afraid to get critical when the times call for it. For personal inquiries, contact Evan at evan@electricsistahood.com. For press/band inquiries, write to us at thebastards@bostonbastardbrigade.com. (Drawing by AFLM of Wicked Anime)