Japan Pop

Japan Pop!: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Jan. 6, 2010
Japan Pop!: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture

Japan Pop!: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture
Publisher: East Gate Book | pages: 348 | 2000 | ISBN: 0765605600 | PDF | 10,8 mb

Examines various forms of Japanese popular culture: pop music, jazz, enka (a form of ballad music), karaoke, manga and more. As pop culture not only entertains but also reflects society, this study is also about Japan - comparing it with the rest of the world and exploring the Japanese way of life.

Depeche Mode – Spirit (2017) [Japan]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Aug. 22, 2017
Depeche Mode – Spirit (2017) [Japan]

Depeche Mode – Spirit (2017) [Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 521 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Synth-Pop | Label: Sony Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: SICP 30937~8

Spirit is the fourteenth studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was released on 17 March 2017 by Columbia Records and Mute Records. It was preceded by the single “Where’s the Revolution”. Spirit is the band’s second album released under Columbia. Depeche Mode recorded it with new producer James Ford.

KISS - KISS 40: Decades Of Decibels (2014) [Japan SHM-CD, 2015]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 21, 2017
KISS - KISS 40: Decades Of Decibels (2014) [Japan SHM-CD, 2015]

KISS - KISS 40: Decades Of Decibels (2014) [Japan SHM-CD, 2015]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 561 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 181 Mb | Scans | 59 Mb | Time: 01:15:55
Universal Japan | UICY-15361
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Metal

Special edition of songs culled from the 2014 "KISS 40" release, plus one of the Momoiro Clover Z vs KISS collaboration tracks, released as a commemorative of the 2015 Japanese tour.
Oneohtrix Point Never - Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2017) {Japan Edition}

Oneohtrix Point Never - Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 47:16 min | 444 MB
Label: Beat Records – BRC-558 | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017
Soundtrack

Had he been making music a few decades ago, Daniel Lopatin, a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never, could’ve scored everything from Dune to Blade Runner. On Good Time, he tingles spines with unsettling, echo-chamber ambience (“6th Floor”), throws in some winking '80s nostalgia (cheesy electric-guitar sounds on “Bail Bonds”), and keeps you riveted with all kinds of buzzing synths and abrasive textures. But it's most rewarding when Lopatin honors his sci-fi/thriller-scoring forebears: The title track revels in the sort of arpeggiated, tension-ratcheting keys that would make Giorgio Moroder and Vangelis proud.

Black (Colin Vearncombe) - Comedy (1988) [Non-Remastered, Japan]  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 16, 2017
Black (Colin Vearncombe) - Comedy (1988) [Non-Remastered, Japan]

Black (Colin Vearncombe) - Comedy (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans ~ 142 Mb
Pop/Rock, New Wave | Label: A&M | # D25Y3271 | Time: 00:53:01

Seeking a U.S. breakthrough, A&M Records held Black's second album, Comedy, back from release until a re-recorded 1989 version of his U.K. hit "Wonderful Life" could be added as the leadoff track. There is also a remixed version of the U.K. hit "Sweetest Smile," which, like "Wonderful Life," previously appeared on Black's debut album, Wonderful Life. Also included were the more recent U.K. chart singles "The Big One" and "Now You're Gone." All of which means that, in its U.S. version at least, Comedy was almost more of a hits compilation than a formal second album. That, however, lent it a certain consistency, and in its newer songs, the album showed Black moving away from the cocktail jazz and doomy lyrics of his debut and toward a more eclectic sound, as well as lighter, more romantic sentiments.
Sting - Bring On The Night (1986) 2CD [Japan (mini LP) SHM-CD, 2017]

Sting - Bring On The Night (1986) 2CD [Japan (mini LP) SHM-CD, 2017]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 584 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 214 Mb | Scans | 189 Mb
A&M Records/Universal Music Japan | UICY-78278/9
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, New Wave, Jazz/Funk

Bring on the Night is a 1986 live album by Sting recorded over the course of several live shows in 1985 and released in 1986. The title is taken from a song by The Police from their 1979 album Reggatta de Blanc. The songs performed include Sting's early solo material from the studio album The Dream of the Blue Turtles, and from his time with The Police, with a few of the performances played as medleys of the two. Despite not featuring any hit singles, the album reached number 16 on the UK Album Charts and won Sting a Grammy Award in 1988 for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.
Face To Face - How To Ruin Everything (2002) {Victor Japan VICP-61742 - bonus tracks}

Face To Face - How To Ruin Everything (2002) {Victor Japan VICP-61742 - bonus tracks}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 404 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 121 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 70 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2002 Lady Luck Records / Vagrant Records / Victor Japan | VICP-61742
Rock / Punk Rock / Alternative Rock / Punk Revival / New Wave / Skatepunk / Punk Pop

How to Ruin Everything is Face to Face's reflection piece. The bandmembers take a look back on what made them love punk rock in the first place and churn it into an infectious disposition. They spent the 1990s fighting against the mainstream and through various personal and professional shifts inside the band, and How to Ruin Everything emerges as Face to Face's strongest material to date. Frontman Trever Keith is fierce, and his songwriting is now shaped into something courageous and meaningful. He and bandmates bassist Scott Shiflett and drummer Pete Parada ignore current punk-pop sounds for a gnarling rock growl.

Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales (1993) [Japan (mini LP) SHM-CD, 2017]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 7, 2017
Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales (1993) [Japan (mini LP) SHM-CD, 2017]

Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales (1993) [Japan (mini LP) SHM-CD, 2017]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 335 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 132 Mb | Scans | 162 Mb | Time: 52:32
A&M Records/Universal Music Japan | UICY-78282
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Jazz Rock

Ten Summoner's Tales is the fourth solo studio album by the English rock musician Sting. The title is a combined pun of his family name, Sumner, and a character in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the summoner. Released in 1993, it explores themes of love and morality in a noticeably upbeat mood compared to his previous release, the introspective The Soul Cages released in 1991 after the loss of both his parents in the 1980s. This album contains two US hits; "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" reached No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "Fields of Gold" reached No. 23.
Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (1985) [Japan (mini LP) SHM-CD, 2017]

Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (1985) [Japan (mini LP) SHM-CD, 2017]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 273 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 106 Mb | Scans | 179 Mb | Time: 41:43
A&M Records/Universal Music Japan | UICY-78277
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, New Wave, Jazz Fusion

The Dream of the Blue Turtles is the first solo album by English musician Sting, released in the United States on 1 June 1985. The album reached number three on the UK Albums Chart. It reached number two on the Billboard 200. In the US the album spawned four singles, "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free", "Fortress Around Your Heart", "Russians" and "Love Is the Seventh Wave". The album earned Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Jazz Instrumental Performance and Best Engineered Recording.

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (Japan Edition) (2010)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Aug. 6, 2017
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (Japan Edition) (2010)

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (Japan Edition) (2010)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:65:51 | 140.21 Mb
Pop, Trip Hop, Hip Hop | Country: England | Label: Parlophone, Virgin

Plastic Beach is the third studio album by the British virtual band Gorillaz, released on 3 March 2010 by Parlophone Records internationally and by Virgin Records in the United States. Conceived from an unfinished Gorillaz project called Carousel, the album was recorded from June 2008 to November 2009, and was produced primarily by group co-creator Damon Albarn. It features guest appearances by several artists including Snoop Dogg, Gruff Rhys, De La Soul, Bobby Womack, Mos Def, Lou Reed, Mick Jones, Mark E. Smith, Paul Simonon, Bashy, Kano, Little Dragon and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.