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Looking for albums and songs lists - 08-21-2016, 12:52 PM

Hello everyone! First off: I'm from France, and my main points of interest are music, comics and animation (whether Japanese or not), but most of all music.

I have a request that may sound strange at first. I'm a regular contributor to a website which aggregates lists of albums and songs made by critics, journalists and musicians, with the objective of creating the "ultimate" list of recommended music. Having an interest in Japanese culture, I've set myself the objective of promoting Japanese music on this website and I searched for lists from the Land of the Rising Sun. Here are those that I managed to find:

Rolling Stone Japan's 100 Greatest Japanese Rock Albums
Snoozer's 150 Greatest Albums of Japanese Rock'n'Roll
Tarakajima's Top 20 Japanese Rock Albums
Japanese Rock/Folk 1968-1978 Complete Album Guide
Rock Chronicles Japan Vol 1 & 2 (1968-1999)
Record Collector: Top 100 Japanese Albums of the '60s and '70s
Record Collector: Top 100 Japanese Albums of the '80s
Record Collector: Best 100 Japanese Folk/Rock Albums of 1960-1989
Visual Rock Perfect Disc Guide 500
Band Yarouze: Top 44 Japanese albums from 1989-1998

...Yeah, all of these are exclusively rock oriented, but it's not surprising as rock journalists seem to be fans of producing lists, much more than those in other styles. Anyway, I'm still and always looking for more lists, and here are some I've had on my radar:

Rockin' On Best Disc 500 1963-2007
ロッキング・オン・グループ | rockin’on group

Music Magazine Best 100 90s Albums in Japanese music
ミュージック・マガジン2016年7月号:株式会社ミュージ ク・マガジン

Music Magazine Best 100 2010s Albums in Japanese music
ミュージック・マガジン2015年8月号:株式会社ミュージ ク・マガジン

Music Magazine Best 100 2000s Albums in Japanese music
ミュージック・マガジン2010年7月号:株式会社ミュージ ク・マガジン

Music Magazine Album Ranking Best 200 1969-2008 (this one is available on the Web except, frustratingly, for the top 20)
ミュージック・マガジン増刊 アルバム・ランキング・ ベスト200:株式会社ミュージック・マガジン

Record Collector 100 Best J-Idol songs 1980-1989
レコード・コレクターズ2014年11月号:株式会社ミュージ ック・マガジン

Record Collector 100 Best J-Idol songs 1970-1979
レコード・コレクターズ2014年9月号:株式会社ミュージ ク・マガジン

Japanese Rock Standard 1967-1985 日本のロック名曲徹底ガイド 名曲263決定盤846:
http://www.hmv.co.jp/artist_%E5%B0%8...2%AF_ 2796509

アイドル楽曲ディスクガイド Idol Music Disc Guide 1971-2013:

However, I've been unable to find them on the Web and I'm a bit reluctant to order them (my financial situation doesn't allow me to do so at the moment). My request is as such:
1. if you do find one of these lists, could you please send it to me (whether here or through a PM if such posting would be considered copyright violation)
2. if you're aware of any more list that would be produced by critics, journalists or musicians about Japanese music, please inform me.

Thanks in advance. I hope I'm not violating any of the rules for posting on this forum.
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01-02-2017, 01:07 PM

Not sure if this helps but here's a list on the Top 10 Indie Idol songs of 2016 as decided by Japanese fans through an online vote.
Top 10 Indie Idol Songs Of 2016 - Japankyo News
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