The Best Albums of 2022 Reported By Asian Kung-Fu Generation Members

30 December 2022, 14:12

Written by tima

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Right before Christmas, as they do every year, the band members have shared the albums they thought the best in the passing year.

Masafumi Gotoh

Kendrick Lamar — Mr. Morale & The Big Stepper

For those of us who didn’t get to experience young Bob Dylan in person, we have Kendrick Lamar. However, I’m not sure I was able to get him properly — he’s a colossal person and his works are great.

Masafumi Gotoh

Jack Johnson — Meet The Moonlight

Blake Mills worked with Jack Johnson on this new material. A rich sound image, and the guitar’s sound alone seams to getting you to the paradise.

Masafumi Gotoh

Big Thief — Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

The performance in Japan was wonderful. Authentic folk and country music collides with unrefined punk and alternative in the best possible way.

Masafumi Gotoh

Takuro Okada — Betsu no Jikan

Contemplation and experimentation. He has created a masterpiece using few words with which we can feel how rich the literary and musical languages are.

Masafumi Gotoh

Alex G — God Saves The Animals

Just listening to Runner makes me happy that I am alive. Even in this shitty world, we have our own light and feelings.

Masafumi Gotoh

Samm Henshaw — Untidy Soul

Broke and Church. Neither of these two songs made it to the new Samm Henshaw’s album. It’s the highest tolerance, harmony, feeling, and texture that can touch even Buddhists.

Masafumi Gotoh

Kaho Nakamura — NIA

It feels like a wedding car rolling words instead of empty cans. The whole music, taking everything with it, runs through in the shape of Kaho Nakamura.

Masafumi Gotoh

Wet Leg — Wet Leg

I’ve had this feeling a thousand times. Change hands, change products, and that’s what someone is always doing. But even so, I never get tired of music because people continue to show me the difference.

Masafumi Gotoh

The Smile — A Light for Attracting Attention

After listening to You Will Never Work In Television Again, I impulsevely wanted to play in a simple rock band. It always happens to me. Nigel Godrich is amazing.

Masafumi Gotoh

Julian Lage — View With A Room

Very rich and deep bottoms here, and melting reverberation. Turn your subwoofer ON and listen to it. If guitar music doesn’t appeal to young people, it’s great this album exists.

Masafumi Gotoh

Kensuke Kita

The works I listened to the most in 2022 are arranged in order of release.

Moreover, Weezer’s SZNZ series, 2 Red Chili releases, Rex Orange County and Arcade Fire’s new releases were also good.

Kensuke Kita

Eels — Extreme Witchcraft

Big Thief — Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

Stereophonics — Oochya!

MJ Lenderman — Boat Songs

Belle and Sebastian — A Bit of Previous

WHY NOT — WHY NOT

Pete Yorn — Hawaii

Motoharu Sano & THE COYOTE BAND — Ima, Doko

Maggie Rogers — Surrender

Dayglow — People In Motion

Takahiro Yamada

Rex Orange County — WHO CARES?

Beabadoobee — Beatopia

Arcade Fire — WE

Louis Cole — Quality Over Opinion

PHOENIX — Alpha Zulu

Kiyoshi Ijichi

black midi — Hellfire

Harry Styles — Harry’s House

Vulfmon — Here We Go Jack

Red Hot Chilli Peppers — Return to the Dream Canteen

Samm Henshow — Untidy Soul

Panic! At The Disco —Viva Las Vengeance

Calvin Harris — Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2

Megadeth — The Sick, Th Dying…And The Dead!

Working Men’s Club — Fear Fear

Chilli Beans. — Chilli Beans.

The Best Albums of 2022 Reported By Asian Kung-Fu Generation Members

Posted on 30 December 2022 by tima
thumb image

Right before Christmas, as they do every year, the band members have shared the albums they thought the best in the passing year.

Masafumi Gotoh

Kendrick Lamar — Mr. Morale & The Big Stepper

For those of us who didn’t get to experience young Bob Dylan in person, we have Kendrick Lamar. However, I’m not sure I was able to get him properly — he’s a colossal person and his works are great.

Masafumi Gotoh

Jack Johnson — Meet The Moonlight

Blake Mills worked with Jack Johnson on this new material. A rich sound image, and the guitar’s sound alone seams to getting you to the paradise.

Masafumi Gotoh

Big Thief — Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

The performance in Japan was wonderful. Authentic folk and country music collides with unrefined punk and alternative in the best possible way.

Masafumi Gotoh

Takuro Okada — Betsu no Jikan

Contemplation and experimentation. He has created a masterpiece using few words with which we can feel how rich the literary and musical languages are.

Masafumi Gotoh

Alex G — God Saves The Animals

Just listening to Runner makes me happy that I am alive. Even in this shitty world, we have our own light and feelings.

Masafumi Gotoh

Samm Henshaw — Untidy Soul

Broke and Church. Neither of these two songs made it to the new Samm Henshaw’s album. It’s the highest tolerance, harmony, feeling, and texture that can touch even Buddhists.

Masafumi Gotoh

Kaho Nakamura — NIA

It feels like a wedding car rolling words instead of empty cans. The whole music, taking everything with it, runs through in the shape of Kaho Nakamura.

Masafumi Gotoh

Wet Leg — Wet Leg

I’ve had this feeling a thousand times. Change hands, change products, and that’s what someone is always doing. But even so, I never get tired of music because people continue to show me the difference.

Masafumi Gotoh

The Smile — A Light for Attracting Attention

After listening to You Will Never Work In Television Again, I impulsevely wanted to play in a simple rock band. It always happens to me. Nigel Godrich is amazing.

Masafumi Gotoh

Julian Lage — View With A Room

Very rich and deep bottoms here, and melting reverberation. Turn your subwoofer ON and listen to it. If guitar music doesn’t appeal to young people, it’s great this album exists.

Masafumi Gotoh

Kensuke Kita

The works I listened to the most in 2022 are arranged in order of release.

Moreover, Weezer’s SZNZ series, 2 Red Chili releases, Rex Orange County and Arcade Fire’s new releases were also good.

Kensuke Kita

Eels — Extreme Witchcraft

Big Thief — Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

Stereophonics — Oochya!

MJ Lenderman — Boat Songs

Belle and Sebastian — A Bit of Previous

WHY NOT — WHY NOT

Pete Yorn — Hawaii

Motoharu Sano & THE COYOTE BAND — Ima, Doko

Maggie Rogers — Surrender

Dayglow — People In Motion

Takahiro Yamada

Rex Orange County — WHO CARES?

Beabadoobee — Beatopia

Arcade Fire — WE

Louis Cole — Quality Over Opinion

PHOENIX — Alpha Zulu

Kiyoshi Ijichi

black midi — Hellfire

Harry Styles — Harry’s House

Vulfmon — Here We Go Jack

Red Hot Chilli Peppers — Return to the Dream Canteen

Samm Henshow — Untidy Soul

Panic! At The Disco —Viva Las Vengeance

Calvin Harris — Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2

Megadeth — The Sick, Th Dying…And The Dead!

Working Men’s Club — Fear Fear

Chilli Beans. — Chilli Beans.

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