Amy’s 2015 Music Highlights

At the time of writing this post, I got about 159 titles (in between Singles, EPs, minis, albums, soundtracks and compilations), not matching my 180 mark of last year :( And in a surprising turn of events, many of my biases (BiBi, Faye Wong, Brown Eyed Girls, Sandee Chan, Sodagreen) didn’t make it, lessening the chances of the list being so Chinese-centric… which I thought it would be.

It’s still… unsurprisingly, quite Asian-heavy, though.

I had an incredible Chinese-centric year in music (and perhaps, movies, as well). It’s been a lot of fun, and discovered some new music and reconnected with some.

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Here’s to another varied year in music!

First, the bonus~

Gesu no Kiwami Otome (ゲスの極み乙女) – Adultesque, オトナチック / 無垢な季節

*Sorry, only two tracks of the four available.

I gotta be honest- I really liked this single… but it’s a single~ four really great tracks, but they’re not even enough to be called a mini/EP despite the fact that the physical album comes with a second disc with four extra songs (two which are new versions of some of their older songs).

However, all of their singles this 2015 [1][2][3][4] will be included in their 2nd full-length album titled Ryoseibai (両成敗), which will be released on January 13th next year… so unless 2016 is a really -extremely- good year in music, you’ll see them here next time. LOL

You can try Gesu no Kiwami Otome’s iTunes account, but I’ve not been lucky.

amy

YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

8 Responses

  1. hyucham says:

    Albums I really liked this year were in no particular order: Marina & The Diamonds – Froot; Du Blonde – Welcome Back To Milk; IU – Chat-Shire and A-Mit – AMIT2. I also really enjoyed Björk’s Vulnicura and discovering Suiyoubi no Campanella and Gesu no Kawami Otome. :)

  2. Thanks for introducing me to “Zipang!” I’ll work on my year-end posts after I try to catch up on movies for the poll. But some favorites in music were the latest album by The Dead Weather the debut album of the …punk soul? group Algiers, the gothic organ folk rock “Come Wander With Me/Deliverance” by Anna Von Hausswolff, various tracks from Battles’ latest album, some psychedelic rock from Pridjevi, and “Motherfucker” by Faith No More. I liked the looks in Shiina Ringo’s latest videos but the music didn’t quite catch me. I really liked Ga-In’s “Paradise Lost” but I felt a little betrayed when it seems like some of the choreography was copied without credit…

    • amy says:

      Always a pleasure! Suiyoubi no Campanella is bit long, no? xD There’s a lot of Zipang’s out there… one of them the punk rock opera that Yu Aoi did a couple of years ago, which I’m trying to find online subbed….

      It’s hard to list albums because many artists are just releasing singles or minis, and then after two-tree years of touring, they release an ‘album’ that contains all those tracks… so when it’s time to come up with a list, they all seem kinda last year. Happened to me with Shiina’s. I wasn’t a big fan of GaIn’s mini, I liked Paradise Lost enough, but it sorta got lost for me.

      Will be, of course, queuing your picks for listening~

  3. Giacomo Lee says:

    Good to see Grimes at #10 😃

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