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!
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, YesAsia, Amazon.com, Apple Music, the bands' official websites & Bandcamps, and your local record stores.
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PLAYLIST (with album links):
- LiSA - Makotoshiyaka (from the album LEO-NiNE)
- Rude-α - It's Only Love (from the album 23)
- tricot - One Season (from the album Makkuro)
- SACOYANS - Watashi no Madobe (from the album Yomosue)
- Haru Nemuri - Fanfare (from the album Lovetheism)
- MIKE ROGERS SPECIAL PLAYLIST
- The Tiva - Leave Me Alone (from the we are the tiva EP)
- Thee Kelly Muff - Dessert Ego (from the With Trash Beat EP)
- Kiwi - Shimmer (from the album Before You're Gone)
- The Highmarts - Koi wa Mo (official Facebook page)
- Childish Tones - Country Girl (CD single)
- The Planet We Can See - We Lose It (official Twitter page)
- MILK - OUTPUNK (from the album ALL ABOUT MILK)
- fine. - Card Tower (from the I’ve Been Low EP)
- Oddly - Ruh Ruh (digital single)
- Morningwhim - Talking to Myself (digital single)
- MIYAVI - Tomaranai ha-ha (from the album Holy Nights)
- Bird Bear Hare and Fish - Crayon Missile (from the album BBHF1 -YOUNG MAN GOES SOUTH-)
- BORIS - Fundamental Error (from the album NO)
- chelmico - Easy Breezy (from the album maze)
- Sakuran Zensen - Rock'in Roll (from the album I am SAKURAN-ZENSEN) [KBD's Japanese Album of the Year]
- the peggies - Lonely (from the Anemone EP) [KBD's Japanese EP of the Year]