Takarajima asks 59 people for their top five Japanese albums (1992) 28-30

Suga Takehiko, music critic [ 菅浜彦: 音楽評論家]
1. Moonriders: Don’t trust over 30 [ムーンライダーズ: ドント・トラスト・オーバー・サーティ ] (1986)
2. Hosono Haruomi: Paraiso [細野晴臣: はらいそ] (1978)
3. Panta & HAL: Malakka [パンタ&HAL: マラッカ] (1979)
4. Endo Kenji: Tokyo Wasshoi [遠藤賢司:東京ワッショイ] (1979)
5. E.D.P.S.: E.D.P.S. [E.D.P.S.: エディプス] (1984?)
Suga, prominent rock critic, prefers the later new music stuff. 

Sekikawa Makoto, Takarajima Editor in Chief [関川誠:宝島編集局長]
1. RC Succession: Rhapsody [RCサクセション: ラプソディー] (1980)
2. YMO: Solid State Survivor [イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ: ソリッド・ステイト・サヴァイヴァー] (1979)
3. The Blue Hearts: The Blue Hearts [ザ・ブルーハーツザ・ブルーハーツ] (1987)
4. The Stalin: Trash [ザ・スターリントラッシュ] (1981)
5. Happy End: Kazemichi Roman [はっぴいえんど: 風街ろまん] (1971)
Sekikawa’s picks are pretty conventional. 

Takada Takuya, Rockin’ Copy Editor [高田卓弥: ロックン校正業]
1. Cock c’ Nell: Boys’ Tree [コクシネル: BOYS’ TREE] (1986)
2. Yagi: iL NEiGE [やぎ:イルネージュ] (1989)
3. Chakra: Satekoso [チャクラ:さてこそ] (1981)
4. Tomokawa Kazuki: Sakura no kuni no chiru naka o [友川かずき:桜の国の散る中を] (1980)
5. ZIN-SÄY!: Kao toshite [人生:顔として] (1988)
Takada, an early punk fanzine publisher, shows a clear preference here for the indie/alternative scene. 

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