I started running (instead of spin cycling) last November. I realized at some point that I needed a nice rockin’ playlist to run to, so I could run faster and make it up the many hills in my town. So, of course I included lots of JRock and I figured, hey, maybe someone would be interested in seeing it? It’s quite a collection, LOL. So here goes:
1. Clocks by Coldplay
2. Evanescent by Vamps (with Hyde of course!)
3. D-techno Life by UVERworld
4. My Heart Draws a Dream by L’Arc en Ciel
5. Dear My Friend by Miyavi
6.Ready Steady Go by L’Arc en Ciel (this song kicks my ass;) )
7. Aoi Hana by Color Bottle
8. Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Anyone else out there listen to JRock while they work out? Or am I the only one?
Okay, so I have updated my site, finally, after enduring much mental anguish because of a crashed hard drive:( That’s a whole blog in itself… and I’m still waiting to get my data back so I can finish my next book >.<
But, I did post on Twitter and Facebook about another blog that listed the “10 Best Anime Songs” and most of these songs were not to my taste, so I thought I would do my own. Granted, this is really hard because I like so many, but I’m giving it a shot. So here goes. Remember, I am no music critic. I like what I like and that’s about it. So please forgive some of my lamer comments, LOL. Let me know what you think!
Honorable Mention: Gundam 00 – Daybreak’s Bell by L’arc en Ciel
This song captures Gundum 00 so well, it’s just stunning. But I already have a place for a L’arc en Ciel song… alas…
10. D Gray Man – Innocent Sorrow by Abingdon Boys School
I just found this song (because I’m stupid and I just found D Gray Man, LOL) and it’s fast becoming a favorite.
9. Gankutsuou – We Were Lovers by Jean-Jaques Bernel
Okay, so not a JRock song specifically, but a very beautiful song for a really well-done anime. The artwork is fantastic and let’s face it, it’s yaoi:)
8. Full Metal Alchemist – Ready Steady Go by L’Arc en Ciel
This was the song that started it all for me. I literally fell in love with JRock after hearing this song for the first time and I’ve never looked back. I even stayed up one night until 4am turning this song into a ring tone for my old Motorola Razr cell phone. Yes, I’m that dedicated;) Thank you, L’arc en Ciel!
7. Bleach – Life is Like a Boat by Rie Fu
If you’ve never heard the full version of this beautiful song, you’re missing out.
6. Casshern Sins – Aoi Hana by Color Bottle
What can I say? Awesome artwork and a very angst-ridden plot, but a happy sounding song. I have to say I listen to this song pretty much every day right now…
5. Death Note – The World by Nightmare
Ah, a cool song for an anime that has some of the best artwork ever (my opinion). I love the way the music gives you a feel for the story and how the opening follows it.
4. Blood + – Season’s Call by Hyde
Um… Hyde is a vampire, isn’t he? This was also a ring tone of mine, he he he. I love Hyde’s voice…
3. Blood Trinity – Dress by Buck Tick
This song says vampire all over it. Haunting. Perfect. And love that bass line!
2. Bleach – D-Technolife by Uverworld
Just a plain cool song. The way they pull off the changes in tempo in the full version is awesome. They used this song back before Bleach turned into Inuyasha and had a million episodes that were all the same – just a new character to fight:( Sorry, but I got a bit tired of Bleach…
1. Ergo Proxy – Kiri by Monoral
I will never tire of this song and I must say this is in my top three all time favorite animes. The song fits the anime so well, it’s uncanny. The plot is just like the song – philosophical, dark and brooding and put together so well, every time I play it for my non-JRock friends, they all stop and listen in awe of it’s greatness:)