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No Borders No Race: The Top Ten Japanese Albums of 2020

No Borders No Race: The Top Ten Japanese Albums of 2020

The indie music scene took Japan by storm in 2020, as evident by this year's edition of King Baby Duck's top Japanese album releases! Some new faces, a couple of old ones, and even some impressive debut albums are placed in the spotlight, with genres from rock and rap being covered with glee! Plus, Mike "From Tokyo" Rogers pops by to share some artists that could be making a big mark in the coming year!

Attempting to salvage a shit year with some good music, it's No Borders No Race: The Top Ten Japanese Albums of 2020! [right-click to download]

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

Special thanks to Mike Rogers for taking the time to record!

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The Boston Bastard Brigade kindly encourages you to support these artists, and buy their songs/album. You can find the majority of these releases on CDJapan.co.jp, YesAsiaAmazon.com, Apple Music, the bands' official websites & Bandcamps, and your local record stores.

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PLAYLIST (with album links):

  1. LiSA - Makotoshiyaka (from the album LEO-NiNE)
  2. Rude-α - It's Only Love (from the album 23)
  3. tricot - One Season (from the album Makkuro)
  4. SACOYANS - Watashi no Madobe (from the album Yomosue)
  5. Haru Nemuri - Fanfare (from the album Lovetheism)
  6. MIYAVI - Tomaranai ha-ha (from the album Holy Nights)
  7. Bird Bear Hare and Fish - Crayon Missile (from the album BBHF1 -YOUNG MAN GOES SOUTH-)
  8. BORIS - Fundamental Error (from the album NO)
  9. chelmico - Easy Breezy (from the album maze)
  10. Sakuran Zensen - Rock'in Roll (from the album I am SAKURAN-ZENSEN) [KBD's Japanese Album of the Year]
  11. the peggies - Lonely (from the Anemone EP[KBD's Japanese EP of the Year]

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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)