有頂天 - GAN
this 19988 album by the beyond legendary 有頂天 has recently been my favorite album by this prolific band. on this album they finally became everything i'd wanted them to be; stream-lined pop with heavy post-punk influences (as well as influence). indeed, this album was even put out by a label that specialized in punk and post-punk (Captain Records, which was responsible for an LP by The Willard, an LP by Lipcream, and an LP by the legendary 遠藤道郎).
this album is certainly less awkward than their previous entries, but this does not take away from their appeal. this is still 有頂天, through and through.
9. 大失敗'85(Most Failure Mix)