Perfume - Complete Best (2006)
Do you like “Discovery” by Daft Punk, you know, the one with all the Leiji Matsumoto videos? So does whoever is producing Hiroshima-based idol act Perfume. Based on the sleeve alone, you have a right to be deeply skeptical, but rest assured, the songs on this singles collection are killer electro pop by any standard. With titles like “Computer City” and “Monochrome Effect” cues are taken from Kraftwerk and other techno gods and then hooked to irresistible J-pop savvy. That Perfume is a nearly virtual idol group aimed at web addicted otaku only adds to the magnitude of the whole package. Even music critics in Japan are calling out the comparisons to YMO and lovingly embracing them…just like little sisters though, right?