26 October 2020
Band: JAPAN (South-London)
Active: 1974–1982, 1989–1991
Album: Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Released: 24 October 1980 – 40 years ago
AllMusic/Ned Raggett wrote: “Gentlemen Take Polaroids’ was unquestionably
the album in which Japan truly found its own unique voice and aesthetic approach.
The glam influences still hung heavy, particularly from Roxy Music, but now the band
found itself starting to affect others in turn… musically, meanwhile, the swooning, hyper
elegant Euro-disco sheen of Quiet Life was polished to an even finer edge throughout.”
Full review here. Score: 4/5.
David Sylvian (mastermind): “During the lifetime of Japan
I became very neurotic, very paranoid.”
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