Pizzicato Five, Playboy & Playgirl

by Sarah Zupko

 

Japanese pop is a hot commodity these days (think Cornelius and Fantastic Plastic Machine) and its prime representatives are back with a disc full of loveable, lounge kitsch that positively drips of playfulness. Clearly intended as ear candy (inevitable since virtually every lyric is in Japanese and most of you won’t understand a word), you won’t break a sweat trying to interpret the songs’ meanings. Basically, if you already like these guys and love the Euro pop stylings of folks like Stereo Total, you’ll be all over Playboy & Playgirl.

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