Takarajima asks 59 people for their top five Japanese albums (1992) 43-45

Hagiwara Kenta, music critic [萩原健太: 音楽評論家]
1. Ohtaki Eichi: Niagara Moon [大滝詠一:NIAGARA MOON] (1981)
Sugar Babe: Songs [シュガーベイブ:ソングス] (1975)
3. Arai Yumi: Misslim [荒井由美ミスリム] (1974)
4. Hosono Haruomi: Bon Voyage Co. [細野晴臣: 泰安洋行] (1976)
5. Yazawa Eikichi: Door o akeru [矢沢永吉: ドアを開ける] (1977)
Hagiwara, leading rock critic, record producer, and TV personality, picks from the softer rocking new music era.

Haruna Genki, Heartland (talent agency) Representative Director [春名源基: ハートランド代表取締役]
1. Inoue Yosui: Koori no Sekai [井上陽水: 氷の世界] (1973)
2. Yamashita Tatsuro: For you [山下達郎:フォー・ユー] (1982)
3. Carol: Funky Monkey Baby [キャロル: ファンキー・モンキー・ベイビー] (1973)
4. Sano Motoharu: Heart Beat [佐野元春:ハートビート] (1981)
5. Watanabe Misato: Lovin’ you [渡辺美里:ラヴィン
ユー] (1986)
Haruna, who managed Sano and Watanabe early in their careers, goes for the singer-songwriters (with retro-rockers, Carol, thrown in). 

Hirayama Yuuichi, WOO Music newsroom [平山雄一: WOO音楽情報室]
1. ARB: Bad News [A.R.B.: バード・ニュース] (1980)
2. Happy End: Kazemichi Roman [はっぴいえんど: 風街ろまん] (1971)
3. Sano Motoharu: Visitors [佐野元春:ビジターズ] (1984)
5. Flipper’s Guitar: Camera! Camera! Camera! [フリッパーズ ギター:カメラ! カメラ! カメラ!] (1990)
Hirayama throws in an oldy (Happy End), and a new one (Flipper’s Guitar–Camera! was actually the single from Camera Talk), but is mainly focused on commercial rock from the early 1980s. 


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