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No Borders No Race: The Top Japanese Albums of 2021

No Borders No Race: The Top Japanese Albums of 2021

The Japanese music scene had its ups and downs, but even through the rubble, King Baby Duck found the best albums the Land of the Rising Sun had to offer. From pop and rock to jazz, our host counts down the ten records that made the best impression in 2021! Plus, our good buddy Mike "From Tokyo" Rogers pops by to share his Top Five Japanese Songs of 2021!

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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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PLAYLIST (with album/single links):

  1. Eri Sasaki - Haru no Tonari (from the album Colon)
  2. fox capture plan - Andromeda (from the album NEBULA)
  3. Soil & "Pimp" Sessions - Soulful (from the album THE ESSENCE OF SOIL)
  4. the peggies - Hello Sugar (from the album The GARDEN)
  5. Mono - Imperfect Things (from the album Pilgrimage of the Soul)
    • MIKE ROGERS SEGMENT: THE TOP FIVE SONGS OF 2021
      1. The Tomboys - Girls Be Ambitious (from the album MY GENERATiON TO)
      2. Lucie, Too - Hamming (from the album Fool)
      3. THE LET’S GO’s - Frontier (from the 5X2 EP)
      4. The Questions - I am I (from the Koi no Yokan EP)
      5. LIGHTERS - That’s The Way Woman Is (demo)
  6. ORESAMA - Chewy Candy (from the album CONTINEW WORLD)
  7. tricot - BAKURO (from the album Jodeki)
  8. PUFFY - Tsumibukai Kamo Shirenai (from the album THE PUFFY)
  9. CHAI - Nobody Knows We Are Fun (from the album WINK)
  10. SACOYANS - ghost world (from the album Gasoline Rainbow) [TOP JAPANESE ALBUM OF 2021]
  11. TsuShiMaMiRe - Shot You (from the SAKE MAMIRE EP) [TOP JAPANESE EP OF 2021]

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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)