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No Borders No Race: The Top 30 Japanese Albums of 2000-2019 (Part Two)

No Borders No Race: The Top 30 Japanese Albums of 2000-2019 (Part Two)

King Baby Duck scrounged through his entire Japanese music collection to find the very best albums to come out in the last twenty years, and his journey reaches its end in the second half of his countdown! Who will lay claim to the top of the list? What kind of sound did they deliver that made them so unique? And will it anger the J-POP fanboys and fangirls?

Find out who takes the crown on No Borders No Race: The Top 30 Japanese Albums of 2000-2019 (Part Two)!

Opening theme: "The S.S. Shitstorm" by the_Stampede (from the album A Marvel of Idiocy)

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PLAYLIST (with album links):

  1. The50Kaitenz - Hotel Kasbah (from the album The50Kaitenz)
  2. L'Arc~en~Ciel - Existence (from the album AWAKE)
  3. Sayuri - A Billion Year (from the album Mikazuki no Koukai)
  4. Asian Kung-Fu Generation - My World (from the album Sol-fa)
  5. Gesu No Kiwami Otome - Mou Setsunaitoha Iwasenai (from the album Suki Nara Towanai)
  6. STANCE PUNKS - Monkey Seventeen (from the album BUBBLEGUM VIKING) [out of print]
  7. Otoboke Beaver - Love is Short (from the album ITEKOMA HITS)
  8. the pillows - Clean Slate Revolution (from the album MOONDUST)
  9. BABYMETAL - No Rain, No Rainbow (from the album Metal Resistance)
  10. Mono - Silent Flight, Sleeping Dawn (from the album Hymn To The Immortal Wind)
  11. TsuShiMaMiRe - Manhole (from the album Pregnant Fantasy)
  12. bloodthirsty butchers - sunn (from the album birdy)
  13. Electric Eel Shock - I Can Hear The Sex Noise (from the album Beat Me)
  14. m-flo loves CHEMISTRY - Astrosexy (from the album Astromantic)
  15. Puffy AmiYumi - Sayonara (from the album NICE.)

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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. Born & bred in Boston, he achieved his biggest dream yet by making the big move to Tokyo, Japan in Summer 2023! For personal inquiries, contact Evan at evan@b3crew.com. For press/band inquiries, write to us at thebastards@bostonbastardbrigade.com. (Drawing by AFLM of Wicked Anime)