In celebration of the recent Jad Fair roundup
taking the spot of most popular post, I now present seven Half Japanese
albums. Much has been said, written, and even filmed (make sure to watch the documentary The Band Who Would Be King
) about the band, but as always, the proof is in the pudding - you have to listen to understand. I expect most readers to be already familiar with the band to some degree, but if you're a late-comer, start with the 2-CD Greatest Hits collection, which really does its name justice. It features most of the more accessible early songs, as well as some representative examples of their noisy, experimental side.
So without further rambling, here are the albums, this time in order of my personal preference:
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