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Genre: classic j-rock

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Parent Genre: rock

Classic J-rock is a genre of Japanese rock music that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s. It is characterized by a fusion of Western rock and pop music with traditional Japanese music, creating a unique sound that is both energetic and melodic. The music often features electric guitars, synthesizers, and strong vocals, with lyrics that touch on themes of love, youth, and rebellion. Some of the most iconic bands and artists in this genre include Yellow Magic Orchestra, Shogo Hamada, and Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi.


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Most popular classic j-rock albums

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パラシュートが落ちた夏
2014
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LONG SEASON
1996
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TULIP BEST 心の旅
1973
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PACIFIC
1978
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The History of Shogo Hamada“Since 1975”
1975
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COMPLEX BEST
1998
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I LOVE UNICORN 〜FAN BEST〜
1991
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BEST SELECTION I
1990
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Moto Singles 1980〜1989
1980
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風街ろまん
1971
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Roll Up The Collectors
2016
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Romantic Revolution/POWER-PASSION
2008
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Yellow Magic Orchestra USA
1979

classic j-rock music by decade

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List of classic j-rock artists

Here is a list of classic j-rock artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the classic j-rock genre. You can find out what classic j-rock genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 44 232658
2 46 341986
3 45 74492
4 41 218579
5 47 230669
6 40 142617
7 48 203577
8 42 330946
9 34 111066
10 30 89011
11 39 163670
12 33 83230
13 34 70507
14 39 110218
15 39 56577
16 39 110327
17 27 35659
18 38 145468
19 24 16839
20 37 98737
21 35 56945
22 34 39212
23 33 54087
24 33 109156
25 27 33395
26 20 31067
27 27 23352
28 25 21684
29 19 21562
30 19 8834
31 18 14816
32 24 24053
33 24 18900
34 17 7225
35 23 6304
36 23 9538
37 23 12082
38 14 13478
39 22 7930
40 22 16784
41 21 16981
42 21 20038
43 16 29260
44 20 9496
45 20 20858
46 19 9596
47 17 10948
48 18 8976
49 18 15722
50 14 19250
51 9 4490
52 7 5150
53 13 14252
54 9 4729
55 7 3576
56 9 2234
57 8 3553
58 8 6421
59 7 5256
60 4 3590
61 6 4647
62 5 9730
63 5 2517
64 4 1980

classic j-rock playlist created by Chosic

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