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.

Jennifer Lopez - This Is Me...Then [Japan] (2002)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Feb. 20, 2017
Jennifer Lopez - This Is Me...Then [Japan] (2002)

Jennifer Lopez - This Is Me…Then [Japan] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 775 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Latin pop, R&B | Label: Sony Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: EICP 170

Don't pay attention to the title, which is absolutely nonsensical and bewildering – it suggests that This Is Me…Then is a compilation, which it isn't, and it also suggests that this has some sort of theme, which it doesn't – and concentrate on the music, which is the strongest, sultriest, best music Jennifer Lopez (who has abandoned the moniker J-Lo) has recorded for any of her three albums. This, of course, doesn't mean that it's a radical musical departure, though there are differences here – the glitzy dance-pop has been phased out, there's a stronger urban soul vibe, particularly on the lush surfaces and sexy grooves.

Daryl Hall & John Oates - X-Static (1979) [BSCD2 Japan 2014]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Feb. 20, 2017
Daryl Hall & John Oates - X-Static (1979) [BSCD2 Japan 2014]

Daryl Hall & John Oates - X-Static (1979) [BSCD2 Japan 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 467 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave, Blue-eyed Soul | Label: Sony Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: SICP 30631

X-Static is the eighth studio album by Daryl Hall & John Oates, released in 1979 by RCA Records. Buddah Records re-released the album with two bonus tracks in 2000. "Wait for Me" reached #18 on the Billboard charts and won a BMI airplay award.

Caroline Henderson - Love or Nothin' [Japan] (2006)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Feb. 19, 2017
Caroline Henderson - Love or Nothin' [Japan] (2006)

Caroline Henderson - Love or Nothin' [Japan] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 342 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz-Pop, Vocal Jazz | Label: Columbia Music Ent. | Catalog Number: COCB-53526

A jazz and pop vocalist born in Stockholm, Sweden, on February 28, 1962, Caroline Henderson would move to Copenhagen in 1983 and become one of Denmark's top talents. Her first taste of fame and fortune in her new home came about in 1989, as part of the group RayDeeOh, with Maria Bramsen. That group soon came to an end, and Henderson was left to fend for herself. In 1995 she released the first of many albums, Cinemataztic, and began to work in television and film, as well as acting in plays. Her follow-up full-length, Metamorphing, hit stores in 1998, and was followed over the next ten years by five more albums, all of which (Dolores J in 2000, NAOS in 2002, Don't Explain in 2003, Made in Europe in 2004, and Love or Nothin' in 2007) built upon the success of their predecessors. In March of 2008 Henderson released album number eight, No. 8, which was a Top Five hit in Denmark. Apart from her commercial successes, Henderson also won Denmark's Grammy for Best Vocal Recording in 2007 for her work on the album Love or Nothin'.
The Lovin' Spoonful - Best Of Vol. 2 (1968) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Best Of Vol. 2 (1968)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31006 | ~ 340 or 189 Mb | Scans(png) -> 214 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

Though it was released only a year after The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful, during which the group had made only one more new studio album, The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful, Volume Two was the equal of the first volume in quality…

SOHN - Rennen (Japan Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 15, 2017
SOHN - Rennen (Japan Edition) (2017)

SOHN - Rennen (Japan Edition)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, m3u, log, artwork (full scans, png, 600 dpi) | 42:11 min | 251 MB
Label: 4AD | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017
Electronic, Pop, Soul

Rennen. It’s a German verb that translates in English to “run,” and as soon as SOHN begins to describe his journey over the last two years, it becomes obvious why it’s also the title of his stunning new album for 4AD. Critics and fans alike are eagerly anticipating the album in the wake of his acclaimed 2014 debut, Tremors. That record, called “spellbinding” by The Sunday Times, launched him from behind-the-scenes producer to international star, with Uncut hailing the Vienna-born artist’s “pristine techno-soul,” Q praising his music as “spine-tingling,” and the New York Times raving that “his tenor rises to androgynous high notes that are lonely fragility incarnate.”
The Lovin' Spoonful - Everything Playing (1967) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Everything Playing (1967)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31010 | ~ 359 or 178 Mb | Scans(png) -> 197 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

The Lovin' Spoonful's fourth album, Everything Playing, was made under trying circumstances. Musically, the Sgt. Pepper/Summer of Love era had made the Spoonful's good-time, jugband approach obsolete, and chief songwriter John Sebastian had to try to keep up…
Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby! (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27148}

Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby! (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27148}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 210 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 78 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27148 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Cool / Traditional Pop Vocal

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The 1960's represented a very interesting time for musicians of all genres; three particular reasons began a trend for future generations of musical artists. The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones were the 3 reasons which permanently altered the musical landscape and basically made it impossible for stars of the past to remain economically viable in the present. The only 2 exceptions to the rule of course were Mel Tormé and Frank Sinatra.
Brian Eno - Reflection (2017) {Japan Ultimate HiQualityCD BRC-538 - First Press/External Bonus}

Brian Eno - Reflection (2017) {Japan Ultimate HiQualityCD BRC-538 - First Press/External Bonus}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 187 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 128 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 507 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Opal / Warp Records / Beat Records Japan | BRC-538
Electronic / Ambient / Avant-Garde / Experimental Ambient / Process-Generated Music

In 2016, as he was preparing for the release of Reflection, Brian Eno admitted that he wasn't quite sure what the term "ambient music" even means anymore. It's been used to describe everything from atmospheric techno to tense, foreboding sound sculptures. For him, it's always referred to generative compositions, unrestricted by time constraints or rhythmic structures, and often left to chance. Reflection continues with the type of albums he initiated with 1975's untouchable Discreet Music. The piece slowly unfolds over the course of an hour, with notes calmly being suspended in mid-air, only to drift away and pop up later at their leisure.
The Lovin' Spoonful - Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful (1966) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31009 | ~ 384 or 166 Mb | Scans(png) -> 195 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

Having released two previous albums and a soundtrack, along with a stream of singles, over the previous 12 and a half months, the Lovin' Spoonful assembled their third regular studio LP, Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful, for release around Thanksgiving 1966…