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Ryuichi Sakamoto solo albums (in chronological order)

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Thousand Knives
Thousand Knives
"This album is extremely entertaining to listen to, and features some excellent use of synths. Ryuichi's first ever solo album!"
B2 Unit
B2 Unit
"This album shows a much darker, deeper side to Ryuichi's musical sensibility. It's extremely unique and experimental, yet at the same time melodic and accessible. One of Ryuichi's finest!"
Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia
Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia
"Possibly Ryuichi's finest album to date. The Japanese version of Illustrated Musical Encylopedia, entitled Ongaku Zukan, is my favourite version of the album. Melodic, progressive, and avant garde."
Neo Geo
Neo Geo
"This album contains guest appearances by Bootsy collins, Bill laswell, and iggy pop among others. It's a little inconsistant in places, yet it still remains a classic!"
Beauty
Beauty
"Beauty fuses african percussion with western pop, adding more than a sprinkle of Traditional okinawan music for good measure. This album was the second album to be created using the Neo Geo ensemble."
Heartbeat
Heartbeat
"A very warm sounding, early 90s dance/pop album. It features Sakamoto and Sylvian on vocals."
Sweet Revenge
Sweet Revenge
"Tokyo Story and the title track are my favourites from this nicely crafted pop album. A little too America-centric in places for my taste, though."
Smoochy
Smoochy
"Smoochy is a smooth bossa nova inspired solo album. The songs range from a sumptuous mix of Brazillian bossa nova, classical, ambient, and electronica. One of Sakamoto's finest."
1996
1996
"A collection of Sakamoto's works through the years, arranged for a piano trio. Sakamoto composes, arranges and performs on this sensuous album."
Sakamoto: BTTB
Sakamoto: BTTB
"Bttb is a critically acclaimed piano solo album exclusively composed and performed by Sakamoto."
Sakamoto: Cinemage
Sakamoto: Cinemage
"Cinemage is a collection of orchestral performances of Ryuichi's best-loved film scores, performed with Ryuichi. It contains a beautiful rendition of 'Forbidden colours' with David Sylvian on vocals."
Chasm
Chasm
"His newest solo album, the ecclectic 'Chasm'. This album features Keigo Oyamada (aka.cornelius) on guitar and programming by Sketch Show (YMO members Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi)."