Top 10 Best Japanese Rock Albums

Best of all Japanese rock videos, all kinds of rock in Japan.
The Top Ten
1 Dir en grey - UROBOROS

I would be forever thankful for this album. Dir en Grey did a great job. They show us that they're musicians like nobody else could be. So many great pieces.

Every song on this album is a living emotion that grows in your heart like a flower and dies really slow and painfully. Pure art.

Uroboros is the deepest album I've ever listened to. I love what Dir en Grey does, and every time they do something, it's better and better.

Without a doubt, DEG owns the best album on this list. There are so many different types of hard rock in this album.

2 X Japan - Dahlia

This is not just the best Japanese rock album but one of the best albums ever created. Each song is gold and is performed brilliantly.

If you like music, you owe it to yourself to listen to it.

3 Dir en Grey - Vulgar
4 Janne Da Arc - ANOTHER STORY

Amazing album. It contains all the sub-genres you'd like to hear in J-rock!

5 hide - Ja, Zoo
6 Luna Sea - Mother

Possibly the best name for this album... This album was the "mother" to many Japanese rock artists who came after Luna Sea.

I honestly think this is the best album ever recorded.

7 Penicillin - Blue Heaven
8 L'Arc~en~Ciel - KISS

This is my favorite album. You should listen to this one!

I really suggest it to all fans of Japanese rock.

Get out of this list. This is the best, not that Dir en Grey album.

9 Kagerou - Shinjuku
10 Dir En Grey - Macabre
The Contenders
11 the Gazette - NIL

Absolutely brilliant, from the first note to the last. They always manage to change their style so effortlessly.

My favorite Japanese rock album by far.

Brilliant. The Gazette has once again proved to us that all their albums are genius. Nice job, guys!

It's better than the Dir en Grey rubbish by far. This is real music.

12 D'espairsRay - Coll:set
13 the GazettE - DIM

I love the dark passion in this album. Love.

14 BUCK-TICK - Memento Mori

This album is gorgeous. It's such an excellent showcase of what they can do.

One of my top favorite Buck-Tick songs is Coyote, which is on Memento Mori. Memento Mori and Tenshi no Revolver are tied for me, two perfect albums to showcase their brilliant work. It's albums like these that make me excited for more.

I think all Buck-Tick fans will agree that these are two must-haves!

15 Lynch - Shadows

One of the greatest Japanese albums out there!

16 B'z - LOOSE
17 Maximum the Hormone - Bu Ikikaesu

Every track on this album is brilliant and flows with the sound made only by MTH. Every last chord is amazing.

MTH does what few bands can do, and this album shows it best. They can combine several styles perfectly into one song and actually make it flow. Buikikaesu has no rival.

The album that defines MTH completely changed hard rock history and is now one of the greatest Japanese bands. They even headline concerts that the Gazette is in! This is the only Japanese album to mix hardcore, punk, metal, alternative rock, and pop.

(This album also made Death Note ten times more epic.)

18 BUCK-TICK - Tenshi no Revolver

One of the coolest albums by Buck-Tick.

19 L'Arc~en~Ciel - REAL
20 Malice Mizer - Merveilles
22 D'ERLANGER - the price of being a rose is loneliness
23 Orange Range - Natural

This album received the MTV Video Music Japan Award 2006 for Best Album of the Year.

24 The Studs - Alansmithee
25 Scandal - Queens Are Trumps (Kirifuda Wa Queen)

The latest album from the number one all-girl rock band! They have it all - talent, looks, attitude - and they're still improving!

The combination of Haru's, Tomo's, and Mami's voices is just so amazing!

This album is awesome. The first song from the album really rocks. True queens of rock music.

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