So, I’m looking for ideas of Japanese music to listen to, but I’m not sure how to look. I’m old enough (nearer 50 than 40) that most modern music doesn’t really do it for me anymore, sad to say, Western or otherwise. I don’t have the skills to find things more suitable in Japanese though. Cross language doesn’t seem to be a thing with music recommendation sites, at least not that I’ve found. So I’m hoping someone more in the know might be able to point me in useful directions.
So, mostly what I listen to is classic rock (Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, that kind of stuff) and folk rock. I like acoustic music, singer/songwriter stuff as well. I had my teenage years in the 80’s, but while I view the music of that era with a certain nostalgic fondness, I don’t listen to it much anymore. I have a few anime soundtracks from the 80’s/early 90’s though.
I really like/am looking for music with strong melodies and harmonies, especially vocal harmonies. I have no idea if Japan ever went through a phase where such things were popular, or if there was a niche somewhere along the way that included influences, but I’d love to find out.
Anyway, any pointers would be welcome. Thanks!