Category Archives: Music

Cheap Trick, Oct. 1999

I recently realized that almost all of the music reviews I wrote for the Japan Times in the 90s and the movie reviews I wrote for the Asahi Shimbun during the same decade are not available on the Internet, so … Continue reading

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Jonathan Richman, June 1997

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October 2016 albums

Here are the album reviews for the October issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo at the end of September. Big Mess -Grouplove (Atlantic/Warner) Wild World -Bastille (Virgin/Universal) The title of Grouplove’s third album neatly sums up their … Continue reading

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Aerosmith, Tokyo Dome, March 1998

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August 2016 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo July 25. Wildflower -The Avalanches (Universal) Cheetah EP -Aphex Twin (Warp/Beat) The Avalanches’ first and, until last week, only album has … Continue reading

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June 2016 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on May 25. Hopelessness -Anohni (Rough Trade/Hostess) Beautiful Lies -Birdy (Atlantic/Warner) In her past pop incarnation as Antony Hegarty, Anohni sang … Continue reading

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May 2016 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the May issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on April 25. This Unruly Mess I’ve Made -Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Warner) Man About Town -Mayer Hawthorne (Victor) Reportedly, when … Continue reading

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