相対性理論 – TOWN AGE
One of my favorite J-pop releases from Japan in 2013, sort of the light jpop sound you would expect normally, but it has just the right tasting of everything you could hope for including the instrumentation. I generally don’t try and go out of my way to listen to artists like Soutaiseiriron but when you factor in crazy but simple artwork along with the music, it just makes it overall perfect. It comes off as being a bit over cutesy but when you factor in that half of the jpop albums fail to get to that level this group has at least a few feet ahead of others. Equally one of my favorite works for OP song for an anime was made by the lead singer, Etsuko Yakushimaru (やくしまる えつこ), featured in Arakawa Under the Bridge Opening track Venus to Jesus. That entire anime was nuts and one of my all time favorite comedies, but that warrants its own post later.