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City Pop is God tier

I've yet to hear an album in this genre that was below a 4 tbh. That's a higher standard of quality than most genres. PLZ check some if you are uninitiated, it's the peak of 80's bliss. This music is also the grandfather of the now popular 'vapourwave' aesthetic and style. Wiki definition for those of you that don't know the genre : City pop is a loosely defined subset of pop music that originated in Japan in the late 1970s. It was originally termed as an offshoot of Japan's Western-influenced "new music", but came to include a wide range of styles associated with the country's nascent economic boom, such as AOR, soft rock, R&B, funk, and boogie
1Masayoshi Takanaka
An Insatiable High


A good place to start. What a perfect album, absolutely incredible. Funky, dancey, and catchy. Takanaka is a great guitarist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cuxrkZeai8&t=1591s
2Masayoshi Takanaka
The Rainbow Goblins


A cool concept album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpPG3-2V1S8
3Ryusenkei
Tokyo Sniper


Loove the title track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9YnAhxWWDU&t=1736s
4Hiroshi Satoh
This Boy


Legit one of the BEST pop albums I've ever heard in my life. Say Goodbye brings a tear to my eye. Truly gorgeous music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFdSQACtewI
5Piper
Summer Breeze


Similar to This Boy, amazing album full of classics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blOGHOU0YGk
6Toshiki Kadomatsu
Sea Is a Lady


Every album I've heard from him is a hard 4.5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A59T-qgHqyc
7Toshiki Kadomatsu
On the City Shore


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP545U-R3Ts&t=1017s
8Toshiki Kadomatsu
After 5 Clash


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9AQYPDOCts
9Junko Ohashi
Magical


Greatest album art ever? The art actually made this album quite valuable and rare for collectors. Dancin' slaps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxZXy7SaGsA
10S. Kiyotaka and Omega Tribe
Aqua City


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV7H4U0Eb4o&t=1736s
11S. Kiyotaka and Omega Tribe
River's Island


Less synth-pop, more funk than the first album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MDtyTShrVw
12Kengo Kurozumi with Friends
Island Of Oahu


Fusion jazz city pop
13Tatsuro Yamashita
For You


Classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysee78SnEA4&t=92s
14Taeko Onuki
Sunshower


This one seems to be popular on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98fqXx-KFgI&t=1406s
15Kikuchi Momoko
Adventure


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwm6PWgCFBA
16Kikuchi Momoko
Ocean Side


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO20Cx15YAw
17Kimiko Kasai
Tokyo Special


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX9tf8cAO9A
18Seaside Lovers
Seaside Lovers - Memories in Beach House
19Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa, Masataka Matsutoya
The Aegean Sea (エーゲ海)


Fusion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrwksKULOmQ
20Makoto Matsushita
First Light


Slaps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ESWmrPmJA8
21Yurie Kokubu
Relief 72 Hours


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KznjDPCUipM
22Junko Yagami
Full Moon


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATxvLNx02fY
23Tomoko Aran
浮遊空間


New wave-ish. Check this track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE2D3LWADFg
24Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki and Tatsuro Yamashita
Pacific


Love this album cover.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIUDX3azONs
25Motoharu Sano
Someday
26Yumi Matsutoya
Ryuusenkei '80
27Yumi Matsutoya
Voyager


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVZw35nM5Xo
28Noriki
Dream Cruise


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdG-Xg2n108
29Ginji Ito
Sugar Boy Blues
30Ginji Ito
Deadly Drive
31Shambara
Shambara


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpGExFCoig4&t=271s
32Kirinji
47'45"
33Naoya Matsuoka
A Farewell To The Seashore


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-fPyX16LpY
34Yuki Okazaki
Do You Remember Me
35Kingo Hamada
Midnight Cruisin'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2aA6GEEABA
36Cosmos
夢想都市
37Hiroshima
Another Place


Best opener ever. Great band that I've enjoyed a lot over the years, they have several fantastic albums. A must-hear track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJEzRA_FbFo
38Naoya Matsuoka
夏の旅


Slappers.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfhZsmZw8U4&t=259s
39Naoya Matsuoka and Wesing
The September Wind


THE most AESTHETIC album cover of all time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzGpVkz-VW4
40Tokyo Ensemble Lab
Breath From the Season
41Masaki Matsubara
Painted Woman


Great voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opbKEpv8lfQ&t=204s
42Sonoko Kawai
Colors
43Piper
Sunshine Kiz


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fKBBSQ6zvk
44Kinokuniya Band
Street Sensation


Fusion.
45Spectrum [JAP]
Optical Sunrise
46Yuji Ohno
Lifetide


Mind blowing compositions on this one, beautiful deep ocean mood music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSHyehXkFiQ
47Sugiyama Kiyotaka
Beyond
48Kazuhito Murata
Mata Ashita


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qbth2P6aGo
49Akira Ito
Marine Flowers


New age, ambient.
50Anri
Timely!!
51Masahito Arai
Masahito Arai
52Masamichi Sugi
Stargazer
53char
Char
54RA MU
Thanks Giving


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w5GINHAEHc&t=1340s
55Takako Mamiya
Love Trip
56Alessandra Mussolini
Amore


Benito Mussolini's Granddaughter made a Japanese city pop album.. Yes this actually exists and it's pretty good too. Some Japanese songs arranged by Hiroshi Sato.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki3QNRjQ4CM
57yuji toriyama and ken morimura
Aerobics


Hardcore instrumental bops.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qma7ov2P4P0
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