Why is The Dazes’ Just Dreamy on my best 1,000 albums ever list?
Ebullient spirit imbued with punk (Ramones-y) energy and great pop hooks.
Some stats & info about The Dazes – Just Dreamy
- What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Rock, Punk, Punk Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop Punk, Japanese Bands
- Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
- All Music’s rating – not rated!
- When was Just Dreamy released? 2005
- My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #942 out of 1,000
The Dazes’ Just Dreamy on Spotify
What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?
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But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective take on what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.
What does The Dazes’ Just Dreamy mean to me? What does it make me feel? Why is it exciting or compelling?
The Dazes, a female-fronted Japanese pop punk band, have an ebullient spirit imbued with punk energy and pop hooks for a perfect blend of energetic and catchy songs on Just Dreamy that will absolutely leave you in a happier and/or pepped up mood versus one’s state of mind going in.
There’s a Ramones-like thing going on here where 1960s garage rock and pop sensibilities are super charged, and in this case through the unique (to Western ears) translation to a Japanese band seemingly having the absolute time of its life rocking out.
This comes together wonderfully on “You Really Got Me Now,” which is perhaps a play on The Kinks’ iconic “You Really Got Me.” Either way, the harmonies here over rocking guitars and a head bobbing punk beat and delightful hook absolutely hits my musical sweet spot.
The title track, “Just Dreamy,” is also Ramones-y while taking the tempo down a notch while emphasizing great harmonizing lead vocals.
And at the risk of being repetitive, I’m pretty sure you could take the chords from “Kiss Twist” and assemble a workable version of “Blitzkreig Bop” easily enough, but it all works with sweet lovely harmonizing vocals over a… let’s just say iconic Queens, New York based punk band-esque vibe, yes?
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As mentioned above, the energy and tempo that The Ramones pioneered in updating 1960s garage rock is something you’ll quickly be reminded of.