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15 under 15

As the title implies, 15 albums with 15 or less ratings that I think are well worth your time. Also with samples.
1Scythelord
Toxic Minds


Death/Thrash metal - I'm not that into metal as some others here, but I can't help but love this album. They're supposed to be releasing more music soon if evident from teasers, and I can't wait.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8MsGvNWE78
2Polkadot Stingray
全知全能


Alternative rock/Power pop - Perhaps one of my favorite newer Japanese rock bands. I'll always plug these guys whenever I have the chance. Please check their videos, they're great. They released a new album this year, so check that too. A very fun band.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5st_BGFpLI
3Bop Alloy
Substantial and Marcus D are Bop Alloy


Hip hop/Jazz rap - If you like Nujabes or Substantial's features on Nujabes' songs, you should get this. There's also appearances from Cise Starr as well, who also featured on some Nujabes songs. So long story short, if you like Nujabes, you'll like this.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9yHMBAceOA
4Fat Jon The Ample Soul Physician
Afterthought


Instrumental hip hop - As a member of Five Deez (who I wish I could add here but Koolmotor has 18 ratings rip) and another well-known Nujabes collaborator (he helped make the Samurai Champloo soundtrack), how Fat Jon has little love here is a real crime.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3LzdKe9aFY
5DJ Food
Kaleidoscope


Breakbeat/Downtempo - Fans of Amon Tobin and other Ninja Tune artists should check this out. Perhaps more well-known in those circles, but lesser known here.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytDdPZgHlfE
6Pizzicato Five
Happy End of the World


Shibuya-kei - Happy vibes all around.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxyEAUg4IPw
7Michael Stearns
Planetary Unfolding


Ambient - One of the best examples of spacey ambient music. Listen to it and take a trip into the cosmos.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uC5lVF3oWM
8DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo
Ki-Oku


Instrumental hip hop - Krush's music is usually hit or miss with me, but this is probably one of the greatest things he's done. Krush lays down his classic style of beats while Kondo helps him out with his trumpet.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCCRI1Kf6Bk
9Hexstatic
Master-View


Breakbeat - More Ninja Tune goodness for you.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKZ3AjEmSSU
10Eno, Moebius and Roedelius
After the Heat


Ambient - Eno teams up with Cluster once more and produces another great ambient album just as good as the previous Cluster and Eno album.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwGrO70Gy38
11Jonn Serrie
And the Stars Go with You


Ambient - The title rings true with this one. The stars might as well be going with you when you listen to this.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyi9EzlFpFQ
12Kenmochi Hidefumi
Falliccia


Instrumental hip hop/Downtempo - Hip hop beats combined with acoustic guitar licks. It's on Hydeout and Nujabes helped produce it, so it's worth a look at least.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywt-uNINIHc
13Remember
ルートバックホーム


Ambient - Ambient with vaporwave aesthetics, very similar to 2814, though unfortunately hasn't gotten as much love, which is a shame.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN6i3W07ohk
14Blazo
Colors of Jazz 2


Instrumental hip hop - Instrumental hip hop with a color motif (every track is named after different colors, apparently as a way to fit the mood of said colors).
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0GOyrvDMkA
15Nitsua
Dayscape


Instrumental hip hop - Used to be signed to Nujabes' Hydeout Productions before making his own label. Also has a guest appearance by Shing02, which is always welcomed.
Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71PwJ3e1k5c
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