Japanese Magazine PLAYER “2011 Reader’s Poll”

Posted on February 4, 2012

As every year, the January issue of the Japanese music magazine PLAYER(http://www.player.jp/index.html) features a retrospect on last year, and what readers of the magazine liked the most.

Here’s a relevant extract of the voting results:

Category “Best Artist”: B’z ranked 5th (5th in 2010, 3rd in 2009)
Category “Best Album”: C’mon ranked 2nd
Catagory “Best Vocalist”: Koshi Inaba ranked 1st (same as 2009, 2010)
Category “Best Guitarist”: Tak Matsumoto ranked 2nd (1st in 2010, 3rd in 2009)
Category “This year’s biggest news”: Matsumoto winning the Grammy ranked 4th
Category “Best Drummer”: Shane Gaalaas ranked 16th (8th in 2010, 9th in 2009)
Category “Best Bassist”: Barry Sparks ranked 6th

2 responses to “Japanese Magazine PLAYER “2011 Reader’s Poll””

  1. AnKa says:

    And who’s better than Matsumoto, huh?! Unbelievable!

  2. bf says:

    ^ Char is no.1. He’s another legendary and influential guitarist from Japan. You could say before Tak, there was Char, he pretty much popularized guitar based rock in the 70’s with his virtuosity. Go here:


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