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One Ok Rock


It's sad how underrated these guys are! Just a fantastic band that can pull off almost any style of rock they choose! Beautiful songs like "C.H.A.O.S.M.Y.T.H." ballads like "Pierce, " "Wherever You Are, " "Living Dolls. " Then upbeat songs from their old "Naihi Shinsho, " and newer stuff like "Riot! " "Answer is Near, " and "Re:Make". You have the fantastic, standard rock songs like, "Dreamer, " and "Koi No... " Then finally, songs that will just blow you away: "Jibun Rock, " "Liar, " "C.H.A.O.S.M.Y.T.H." "Mr. Gendai Speaker. "
One Ok Rock- definitely one of the best bands I've ever heard in my life. To be able to apply such overwhelming emotions into a song, it's amazing. They never cease to impress we with their great music. Moreover, their songs are incredibly catchy and also varies in genre... Not forgetting awesome band members The main vocal-Taka is a true genius. Voice, control, expression and stage presence. He has it all-hands down. Then there's Tomoya who always manages to WOW us all with his superb passion when playing the drums. Just watching him makes us feel so overwhelmed. Ryota and Toru the bassist and guitarist have such charisma that's incomparable. Their music is just AMAZING. Just hear a song, ANY SONG, Its love at first sight- well hearing in this case.

ONE OK ROCK taugh me what is good music. Their music has changed my life for the better.

I truly believe One Ok Rock are among the greatest bands you will ever find in your whole life- If not then the best.
They may be underrated, but they're just one of the best bands I have ever heard. They made me realize that I was missing something I never knew I wanted -- rock music. I'm from the philippines, and I like listening to bands a lot, but most of the time, I listen to alternative pop or something. I never liked rock. But when I heard their music, I started to love this genre. All of their songs are amazing. I just can't get enough. I have never fangirled like this. Just listen to one song-- just one song, then you'll realize: "DANG, THIS BAND'S AMAZING! "
I'm not really one to listen to rock bit seriously, ONE OK ROCK has changed my life-and it's literally been a few months since I first heard of them. Such skill and passion comes from each band member and it really shows-they are not like some bands which use autotune as one of their main 'instruments'. Their lives are incredible, so much so that I can feel a mix of just raw emotion from them all, THROUGH A COMPUTER SCREEN. And also unlike others, they don't rely on petty things like anime to boost their popularity. But I guess the thing that I love the most about ONE OK ROCK is their humble attitudes, through which I feel I can easily connect with them on a personal level. This band EASILY deserves best on this list and if you haven't yet listened to them. I strongly suggest that you do-you will not regret it!
The melodies of their songs are so beautiful, of course, for the rock sound! But, the most important of their song is the lyrics. For much time I cried for read their lyrics because they have a strong message of life. Thought the lyrics are so sadness, they have good words that they don't make only happy... No... They make me alive. Please, one day, hear a song and absolutely read the lyric. I think, that the most beautiful lyrics is Kimishidai Ressha and for the best sound is Naihi Shinsho, I'm never tired to heard it!
ONE OK ROCK is the BEST BEST jrock band I've ever known in my life, every song they make touching my heart specially the remake, no scared, the beginning perfect when I'm angry this band is really amazing and the wherever you are, pierce, C.H.A.O.S.M.Y.T.h are best when I want to relax and rest it calms me and the sentimental genre wherever you are and pierce making me cry it's so cool.. As everyone said ONE OK ROCK is the BEST JAPANESE BAND! They don't stock in one genre they make different genre that will be the type of everyone who is going to listen to it! If you ever try listen to this band then I dare you try listen to their song and I'm really sure you will never ever regret it try their song The Beginning! I Dare You!
The members are some of the most passionate I've ever seen - the way they give their all at their live shows and at every single song they write and produce, it's truly an inspiration. That plus their thought-provoking lyrics and the diversity of styles present from song to song, from album to album, One OK Rock is one band that I will never tire of. It's definitely risen quite quickly to the top of my all-time favorite bands list, one that disregards both language and country. They are just amazing. Purely and simply unbelievably extraordinary.
ONE OK ROCK is an amazing rock band. To put it really simply. How? Well they manage to combine so many aspects of a good song - melody, instruments, tone - and mix it all together to make amazing songs. And the amazing thing is, they don't just stick to one genre... They try everything. Punk, metal, rock, emo, you name it, they can do it. And the best thing of all? They have a great time, and they play with passion. 'enough said.
One OK Rock best band ever. Listened to them since 2010-2013 still not tired of their songs never will be. Not to mention that they have been really active lately ever since Niche Syndrome releasing many singles and coming up with their new single "Deeper Deeper/Nothing helps" you will never grow tired of this band so give it a try. Can't wait 5 more days until the new single.
These guys are better than 15th. Before I heard Niche Syndrome and Zankyou Reference I would have put them down here too, but they can really do it all. They've done Budokan, so that should tell you something. They're about as hard a rock that I can take, and songs like Liar, and No Scared are perfect for when I'm angry. Someone else said it best, all their songs are great. If all you've heard is their first album, you're missing out!
They truly are the best Rock band who cannot do no wrong.

The first J-Rock band I listened to and was hooked! They have an amazing sound and are not afraid to explore different styles. Definitely a band that is totally underrated. From their first single to their latest, then is no song that I don't like. Taka is one of the best singers I have heard and love how now matter what they play he voices just go so perfectly.
Thanks to them, I've come to love jrock a lot! Their musical style that does not stick to just one will keep you hooked onto their songs. Taka's distinct voice and vocal skills also adds color to their music. I love all of their songs. Uptempo songs like kanzenkankakudreamer will brighten any day and ballads like notes n' words will give you that sentimental feeling you need once in awhile. They are also fun people themselves. They have a strong bond as a band, which results in their wonderful music. I'm done explaining. Just listen to them already.
One Ok Rock is the best rock band that I've ever heard, Taka's Voice is BRUTALLY BRILLIANT, and they're able to mixed jap and english into one PIECE OF MASTERPIECE, their lyrics can give something different to your life, and like every one said, almost ALL OF THEIR SONGS is OUTSTANDING, overall, I think OOR should be on the number 1 on this list, because I believe, OOR can definitely become a great rock band on the future.
One Ok Rock is a band that exists you and that from the first song to the last. You'll never get tired of listening to ONE OK ROCK. Takas fascinating voice that varies from song to song. Torus cool guitar sound and Ryota the crazy bass player. At last Tomoya, the head banging drummer who brings a high speed into the songs.
In summary, I love they forever
They are a band that just keep eveolving, but never forget their fans. They don't rely on anime to become famous... They love what they do, their lyrics are amazing, their live performances are even better and are normal people, humble, crazy... Everybody can relate to them... That's why their fan base is growing daily... That's why I became a fan... That's why they changed my live... Thank you ONE OK ROCK!
I do believe ONE OK ROCK will have their name in this world, not only in asian... Trust me... They have what it need to be the star... They have character... Taka voice is definitely one of their power, either when he sing WHEREVER YOU ARE clearly or sing NO SCARED screamly... Damn you taka... Not only taka ability to use english lyric in some of ther song but also his ability to pronounce it well make it very awesome for japanesse band... The band itself have some different atmosphere when they played, you don't trust me? BUY their YOKOHAMA FINAL LIVE... Their performance is outstanding... Rock+orchestra... And the way they communicative and show their feeling to the audience... Damn... Honestly I begin to know this band in this couple month, as many of their new fans who fall in love in this band from Rurouni Kenshin live action, but in the end I ended up have all their single and album in my playlist, yes... They will have their path to the top!
One ok rock magnificently fuses their western music influences with their Japanese roots. They've grown and their music ever changing. From zeitakubyo to zankyo reference, they've never failed to amaze me. The lyrics and melodies are always powerful and compelling. Taka has the most wonderfully unique voice I've heard in Japanese music. It's a bonus that his English diction is very understandable.
They're one of the few bands that actually manage to reinvent themselves song after song, always delivering a flawless and unique performance in each of their lives. Everything from their lyrics, to their music, the way they present themselves and their philosophy- everything is great about this band, and everyone should give them a shot and listen to any of their works. Trust me, you won't regret it.
I just heard this now and I'm loving their songs! It really is different form the other rock music. And what's more, the vocalist is god at english and it's very meaningful! Imma download all of their songs. By the way, it was sad when Alex got arrested. His voice was so awesome. But, even though he isn't there anymore, the band still Rocks!
A band that I admire the most out of all those bands I have been listening to. They have it all. Their passion for what they do is simply inspiring. They are so united that they have greatly changed each other through playing the same music. If it's not for the persistent toru, then we won't be listening to OOR's music right now. Each of them have their certain contribution in the band. Taka is so awesome. Haven't known any other singer that could capture my heart in the first note.
Great lyrics, universal sound, Taka has amazing vocals, all their songs don't sound the same, and great performers. I can't say enough how much I love this band. My ALL-TIME favorite from any country! You're seriously missing out if you don't give them a chance. Even if you don't like their heavy sounding songs, their ballads are awesome and they also have upbeat but not too heavy songs. Seriously.
I think One Ok Rock is the best band ever for me, they are all amazing with the songs, I love all the songs and all 4 members... You must listen to them, they will be number 1 on your playlist and not only that, you will fall in love with the lead singer Like I did haha, go listen to them NOW!
They rock your world, I know they do on mine
Holy world of Rock, it is amazing to listen to such an amazing band that blends in the perfect amount of awesome hard rock with normal rock. No one can stop listening to this band after they press play. My personal favorite song is "Riot! " but I also love "Jibun rock" and "Liar".
One ok rock was de first J-rock band I listened to and they are also my favorite J-rock band. And Taka's voice is amazing and unique.
Their songs are also unique. Unlike much of the songs of some other j-rock bands from wich I have the feeling I have already heard them before.
My life literally changed after hearing one ok rock.
So, I think they should be a bit higher in this list.
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Absolutely love their sound. Their songs are great! They have a distinct ability to mix English and Japanese without sounding forced or having the 2 languages clash. One Ok Rock is truly amazing. Also, the vocalist, Taka has an amazingly powerful voice and insane vocal range!

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