February 19, 2023

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Naughty Boys (1983)

*Japanese first pressing. 
Contains 10 tracks total.
Country: Japan
Language: English, Japanese (日本語)
Genre: Synth Pop
Label Number: 38XA-6

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Posturing themselves as the synth-pop stars they already were (though only strictly speaking), Naughty Boys is more of a landmark for Japanese pop than electronic music. Beginning with the synth-pop hit "Kimi Ni Mune Kyun" (featuring vocals just as accomplished as its production), the album clearly sounds different; previous YMO material had never sounded explicitly like Asian pop music before. That said, it's still a solid album of commercial synth-pop and showed the group was still cultivating their Western connections, with help from guitarist Bill Nelson.

 tags: yellow magic orchestra, ymo, naughty boys, 1983, flac,


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