2018 in J-Rock: Anticipated & Worthwhile Releases
A bit late for this, but anyway... This thread is for discussing/sharing upcoming J-Rock (and non-metal) releases you're looking forward to, and the ones you liked. Feel free to post PVs, link the relevant band/news thread, etc. Japanese bands only, obviously. There will probably be some redundancy between this and other threads, but I'll probably be more inclined to drop new PVs here, and provide a link to the relevant band thread (assuming one exists).

For albums, that Ling Tosite Sigure is holding up pretty well. Spira Spica and Ryokushaka are both quite good - despite neither album having much new material.

For MCDs, Yubisaki Nohaku, Split End, Mikkai to Miminari, and Chiriwaka are my favorites so far.

For upcoming releases, Ariel Makes Gloomy, Co Shu Nie, and Qaijff I'm looking forward to. I have that Oh No Darkness!! sitting at From Japan, and I'll be ordering the new Xeno via it as well. Want those two badly too.
The upcoming 八十八ヶ所巡礼 album will easily be j-rock album of the year for me.
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Here's my indie/J-Rock top 20 as of June:

1. Split end - 夜
3. Yubisaki Nohaku (指先ノハク) - TAMAMONO
4. ariel makes gloomy - oxymoron
5. Cö Shu Nie (コシュニエ) - asphyxia
6. Spira Spica (スピラ・スピカ) - 雪と星と僕ら
7. Mikkai to Miminari (密会と耳鳴り) - NEW
8. Hitsuji Bungaku (羊文学) - オレンジチョコレートハウスまでの道のり
9. Ling Tosite Sigure (凛として時雨) - #5
10. Chiriwaka (チリヌルヲワカ) - ノンフィクション
11. Soko ni Naru (そこに鳴る) - ゼロ
12. Ryokushaka (緑黄色社会) - 緑黄色社会
13. littleneem - colors
14. Egw Eimi - それでも何かを
15. Uchudan (宇宙団) - それなりのつよがり
16. Polkadot Stingray (ポルカドットスティングレイ) - 一大事
17. Oh No Darkness!! - リワインド
18. Memai Siren (眩暈SIREN) - 深層から
19. MARKET SHOP STORE - アンビュランスを呼ばないで
20. JYOCHO - 互いの宇宙 e.p

Pretty good year so far.
That ayutthaya is pretty solid - 2nd time through it and I'm slowly warming up to it. Pretty chill/laid-back stuff. I had the same initial reaction to them as Hitsuji Bungaku: "seems ok, but I can't see myself buying their stuff". We all know what happened there. Tongue
(06-25-2018, 08:25 AM)Perdition Wrote: Here's my indie/J-Rock top 20 as of June:

17. Oh No Darkness!! - リワインド


this is from the Japanese Music Experience FB group...you need to hit them up on Twitter..."hey! screw this guy! I was your first international fan!"
Indeed haha

You know, I may not even be the first person in Canada to get their stuff. The guy who runs NMFT got into them before I did.

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