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Angelo Tour 2020-2021 "THE FORCED EVOLVE" © Angelo. All rights reserved.

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Angelo Tour 2020-2021 "THE FORCED EVOLVE"

Angelo's "THE FORCED EVOLVE Tour 2020-2021" had a two-day finale at TSUTAYA O-EAST. In addition to a limited live audience at the venue, the back-to-back concerts were streamed through ZAIKO for viewers at home.

Interview with Shohei Koga from yourness © Yoshiharu Ota

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Interview with Shohei Koga from yourness

Guitarist and composer Shohei Koga discusses yourness' EP "BE ALL LIE" and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the band's outlook and activities.

JaME's Staff Picks 2020 Playlist © JaME

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JaME's Staff Picks 2020 Playlist

Catch up on some of the amazing music you may have missed last year with recommendations from the JaME team.

Oricon 2020 Top 100: Albums © oricon ME inc.

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Oricon 2020 Top 100: Albums

Which albums topped the charts in Japan this year? Find out in Oricon's year-end ranking.

Oricon 2020 Top 100: Singles © oricon ME inc.

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Oricon 2020 Top 100: Singles

Which singles racked up the most sales in 2020? Find out in Oricon's year-end ranking.

Oricon 2020 Top 20: Indies Singles & Albums © oricon ME inc.

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Oricon 2020 Top 20: Indies Singles & Albums

Which independent releases took the charts by storm in 2020? Find out in Oricon's year-end ranking.

BAND-MAID - Different © BAND-MAID

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BAND-MAID - Different

A small but bold single.

AYANE at 17th Tokyo International Music Market © Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM)

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AYANE at 17th Tokyo International Music Market

Anime songstress AYANE repped the 2000s on the final day of the 17th Tokyo International Music Market.

Rakshasa - Yushuroku ~ Tsukiyomi © Rakshasa. All rights reserved.

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Rakshasa - Yushuroku ~ Tsukiyomi

Japanesque metal, now with authentic shamisen.

Interview with REI from One Eye Closed © One Eye Closed. All rights reserved.

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Interview with REI from One Eye Closed

Rock band One Eye Closed's vocalist REI introduces the group and shares some insights into their brand new winter ballad "With How I Feel".

AIMYON TOUR 2020 “Meat Meet” at Saitama Super Arena © Yuri Suzuki

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AIMYON TOUR 2020 “Meat Meet” at Saitama Super Arena

A fine young balladeer at the top of her game.

YORIE at 17th Tokyo International Music Market © Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM)

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YORIE at 17th Tokyo International Music Market

With music as mesmerising as it was indefinable, barefooted trio YORIE brought the first day of the 17th Tokyo International Music Market to an enchanting end.

MindaRyn at 17th Tokyo International Music Market © Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM)

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MindaRyn at 17th Tokyo International Music Market

As living proof of J-pop’s global reach, Thai anison singer MindaRyn was a fitting choice of opening act for the final day of the 17th Tokyo International Music Market.

FOUR GET ME A NOTS at 17th Tokyo International Music Market © Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM)

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FOUR GET ME A NOTS at 17th Tokyo International Music Market

Melodic punk trio FOUR GET ME A NOTS lit up the 17th Tokyo International Music Market with a punchy setlist and a truly rampant drummer.

Interview with AmPm © AmPm. All rights reserved.

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Interview with AmPm

Masked creative duo AmPm discuss their 2020 releases, past collaborations and their hopes for the future.

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