Amy’s 2015 Music Highlights

7. Son Lux – Bones

* I’ve just been really unlucky with geo-blocked tracks on YouTube.

You can get the album on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

6. Suiyoubi no Campanella (水曜日のカンパネラ) – Zipang (ジパング)

This one is one of my favorite discoveries of the year— I wonder if Suiyoubi no Campanella (which means Wednesday’s Little Bell) has a short version of their name like Japanese bands tend to have. Their sound is best described as Japanese indie electro dance pop.

You’re lucky to be able to sample about half her album on YouTube, if it ain’t playing weird geoblock games.

You can try checking the album on iTunes, though I don’t get it in my store. If you’re a hardcore music fan, go ahead try to get it physically on Amazon Japan or HMV JP. The last time I purchased anything from there, shipping was still $20 USD.

5. San E – The Boy Who Cried Wolf (양치기 소년)

Every once in a while, I tend to like a rap/hip hop album– I kinda dug Simon D’s Simon Dominic Presents “SNL LEAGUE BEGINS” back in 2011, and last year Calle 13 (against all odds) topped my list. This year, San E caught my attention because he reminded me of late-90s early-noughties Eminem. Only I can’t understand a single word, though I still enjoy every verse that flows.

You can get the album on iTunes or Google Play.


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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