When you think of Japanese music, you may think of J-POP. Japan has a representative music chart, the Oricon Chart (in Japanese). The Oricon chart is dominated by music in the J-Pop genre.
To tell the truth, I am not a big fan of J-POP. It is difficult to explain why I do not like J-POP, but it seems to me that the emphasis is solely on the vocals and the bass, drums, and other sounds seem cheap.
My favorite music artists are as follows: (A-Z)
Arcade Fire, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, Kendrick Kamar, Madvillain, Mozart, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Pixies, Radiohead, Tame Impala, Tim Buckley, and the Strokes. etc.
Even so, I have many Japanese music albums that I love. Some of them are appreciated worldwide, and some are appreciated by Japanese but not famous in the world.
Japanese music albums that are appreciated in the world are introduced in the following article:
Japanese music albums that are appreciated by Japanese are introduced in the following article.
Although the content of these lists varies, I like most of these Japanese music albums. I hope you will check them out.
See also: Articles in the Japanese Music category