No Borders No Race: The Top Japanese Albums of 2022
2023 may be here, but King Baby Duck is going back a few days to look at the best that Japan had to offer in 2022! From pop to metal, a plethora of genres are showcased in this year's best-of list. Plus, our good friends Mike Rogers and Abstract Japan's TylerAbstract pop by to share their Top 2022 picks, while Aztech from Hybrid Thoughts talks about his favorite conventions of 2022!
Opening theme: "The S.S. Shitstorm" by the_Stampede (from the album A Marvel of Idiocy)
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PLAYLIST (with album/single links):
- SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS - Funky Pongi (from the album LOST IN TOKYO)
- Sayuri - summer bug (from the album Sanketsu Shōjo)
- Dir en grey - Utsutsu, Bouga wa Kurau (from the album PHALARIS)
- chelmico - December (from the album gokigen)
- the Floppy-Pinkies - Outer Space (from the Love The Muffs single)
- Tetsuko - To The End of Philosophy (from the Candy Guitar EP)
- JinnyOops! - 3 (from the MOTHER SHOCK EP) [out of print]
- The Let’s Go’s - Girl’s Rock (from the album KILL BY POP)
- FiFI & THE MACH III - I Like Sunday (from the album HULLABALOO!) [out of print]
- ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION - Dialogue (from the album Planet Folks)
- BAND-MAID - Balance (from the album Unleash)
- Haru Nemuri - Who the fuck is burning the forest? (from the album SHUNKA RYOUGEN)
- Hikaru Utada - Dareni mo Iwanai (from the album BAD MODE)
- Hitsujibungaku - Kudaranai (from the album our hope)
- Perfume - Saisei (from the album PLASMA) [Best Japanese Album of 2022]