Takarajima asks 59 people for their top five Japanese albums (1992) 34-36

“Dictionary,” Editorial section [ディクショナリー: 編集部]
1. 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)
2. Snakeman Show: Isoide kuchi de sue [スネークマン・ショー: 急いで口で吸え] (1981)
3. Yamashita Tatsuro: Melodies [山下達郎:Melodies] (1983)
4. Plastics: Origato Plastico [プラスティックス:オリガト・プラスチコ] (1980)
5. Melon: Deep Cut [メロン:ディープ・カット] (1987)
“Dictionary’s” picks are straightforward electropop, with some comedy (Snakeman Show) and singer-song writer pop thrown in.

Toshi Tanaka, Rockin editor [トシ田中:ロックン・エディター]
1. Panta: Kristal Nacht [パンタ:クリスタル・ナハト] (1987)
2. Yoninbayashi: Isshoku sokuhatsu [四人囃子: 一触即発] (1974)
3. The Stalin: Stop Jap [ザ・スターリンストップ・ジャップ] (1982)
4. Yoshino Daisaku & Prostitute: Ushiro sugata no sutekina bokutachi [吉野大作&プロスティテュート:後ろ姿の素敵な僕たち] (1985)
5. Kina Shoukichi & Champloose: Bloodline [喜納昌吉 & チャンプルーズ: ブラッド・ライン] (1980)
Tanaka’s picks are eclectic, leading with Panta’s memorial to the events of 1938, and proceeding through the blues rock of Yoninbayashi, the hardcore punk of Stalin, the postpunk of Yoshino Daisaku, and the Okinawan pop of Shoukichi Kina.

Torii Gaku, rock critic [鳥井賀句: ロック・クリティック]
1. Jacks: Vacant World [ ジャックス: ジャックスの世界] (1968)
2. Zunoh Keisatsu: Zunoh Keisatsu [頭脳警察:頭脳警察] (1972)
3. Murahachibu: Live [村八分:ライヴ] (1973)
4. RC Succession: Single Man [RCサクセション: シングルマン] (1976)
5. Inu: Meshi Kuu Na! [ INU: メシ喰うな!] (1981)
Writer, producer, DJ, musician, translator, and cat fancier, Torii, who produced the Tokyo New Wave ’79 compilation and participated in the production of the Inu record,  picks some conventional rockers. 


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