JAPAN

CONTEMPORARY
Roots, Enka, Folk, Rock, Pop, Electro-pop, Dub/Reggae/Ska, Club/Dance/Chill out, Ambient, Jazz/Avant Garde, Improvised / Electronic, Japanese Latin.
TRADITIONAL
Classical and contemporary styles, and several fantastic series of traditional music.
VINTAGE
The wonderful sounds of Japanese vintage popular music from the 1920s to the 1950s.
ARTIST EXPLORER (JAPAN)
Some of the greats and legends, inlcuding YMO, Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, Tomita, Akiko Yano and many more.
THE BEST OF GOLDEN BEST
Compilations on Blu-spec CD 2 of Kaoyoukyoku (popular songs), Enka, Folk, New Music, 80s and J-Pop. All with descriptions of the various categories and videos as examples.
GREATEST EVER JAPANESE POP
Music Magazine's 13 greatest pop albums of all time from original 30s popular songs, the greatest enka, 60s kayokyoku and Group Sounds, 70s folk, 80s new music, 90s rap through to J-pop.
GREATEST EVER JAPANESE ROCK
For 37 years, Japan's most respected music publication has been Music Magazine. MM recently published their writer's choices of the greatest ever albums. From 1960s folk, through to YMO and the best of the latest, here then, are the 27 greatest Japanese rock albums of all time from the people who should know.
JAPROCKSAMPLER
Japrocksampler - How the Post-War Japanese Blew their Minds on Rock 'n' Roll - is an excellent book written by Julian Cope. 'An exploration of the clash between traditional, conservative Japanese values and the wild rock 'n' roll renegades of the 1960s and 70s.' Julian included his personal Top 50, most of which are currently unavailable, but here we post the CDs that you can buy. As others get re-released, we'll add them to the list.