"the Japanese seem to care more about our music than we ourselves do"

Japan’s long been a music geek’s paradise, a Valhalla of reverent remasters of American and British albums that time and fashion have passed by in their native lands. … There’s a small but ardent underground economy among Americans in dummy addresses and e-mailed scans of Japanese iTunes Cards, picked up by friends in Tokyo convenience stores or openly sold online. Slate Magazine: The insanely great songs Apple won’t let you hear, by Paul Collins.

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