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Nihonjin kanojo boshu-chu...NOT!!!!
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It's hard to figure out how Makkun get lumped into this category,but... 
16th-Apr-2006 09:23 pm
yuki sohma the rat from furuba
A recent surprise find at the import section of the Country Club Tower Records in Sacro has given me my first true taste of harder-edged J-rock:There was a single copy of Kisou;and though I'd only heard of Dir en grey,I had to nab it on the way to work on Thursday.I gave it a listen the same day I bought it(once I got home from work)and it actually sounded a lot better that most of the newer modern rock they play on the radio.The whole album has been uploaded to my trusty Gigabeat,too.I may never figure otu how Makkun is classified by some fans as J-rock though.Besides,I don't plan to change the "j-pop" tag in my entries to the generic "j-music" ever...

Well,with the recent manga stock-up offer at Borders Express,I nabbed 6 volumes of School Rumble(the first 5 import volumes they had plus the one domestic one)and the first 2 imported ones of Mamotte Shugogetten!.Speaking of manga,ain't I glad I don't live in SoCal.At least greater Sacro remains a Democrat stronghold...

Also,I've nabbed even more OOP CCS trading cards via Buy It Now...

Congrats to the Kings on their 8th straight postseason berth,which they clinched while tonight's game(a win)was still in progress...
17th-Apr-2006 05:12 am (UTC)
Dir en Grey is a very DIFFERENT band than most J-rock groups out there. I don't mean that in a good or bad way, really, they're just the kind of band that tends to do it's own thing in terms of style and piss on the rest of 'em.

Love 'em or hate 'em (I like 'em, even if Kyo sounds like the Tazmanian Devil), they don't really give you a good idea of what most j-rock is like. But they're a good recommendation to tide you over as you wade through the cesspool of shitty viskei bands and fluffrock sellouts (that's right, GLAY, I'm looking at YOU) looking for something that's actually good. If you like rock music, it's worth the trouble.
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