“The 15th CD Shop Awards 2023” Announces Its Nominees for 2022

“The 15th CD Shop Awards 2023” has released its nominee list for 2022! Twenty five albums were picked for this year’s awards. The albums were chosen by CD shop staff from across Japan to highlight releases that caught their discerning ears.

In March, the awards will be given out. There will be two main awards. The first will be the “red” award, which goes a to “god-level” album that can be listened to again and again. The second will be the “blue” award, which goes to an album by a new artist that is highly recommended to customers.

Check out the nominated albums below!

Red Award

Aimyon – Hitomi e Ochiru yo Record

‎Falling into your eyes Record by Aimyon on Apple Music


Ado – Uta no Uta ONE PIECE FILM RED」

Adoの「ウタの歌 ONE PIECE FILM RED」をApple Musicで


Ado – Kyogen

Adoの「狂言」をApple Musicで


Utada Hikaru – BAD Mode

BAD MODE by Hikaru Utada on Apple Music


ELLEGARDEN – The End of Yesterday

The End of Yesterday by Ellegarden on Apple Music


Oda Kazumasa – early summer 2022

小田 和正の「early summer 2022」をApple Musicで


Original Love – MUSIC, DANCE & LOVE

Original Loveの「MUSIC, DANCE & LOVE」をApple Musicで


Creepy Nuts – Ensemble Play

Ensemble Play by Creepy Nuts on Apple Music


Sakamoto Shintaro – Monogatari no You ni

坂本慎太郎の「物語のように」をApple Musicで



Tokyo by SUPER BEAVER on Apple Music


Nishina – 1999

にしなの「1999」をApple Musicで



LOVE ALL SERVE ALL by Fujii Kaze on Apple Music


Mrs. GREEN APPLE – Unity

Unity - EP by Mrs. Green Apple on Apple Music


Yamashita Tatsuro – SOFTLY

山下達郎、11年ぶりのオリジナル・アルバム「SOFTLY」のジャケットを「テルマエ・ロマエ」などのヤマザキマリが担当 | Qetic


Yuuri – Ichi

優里の「壱」をApple Musicで


Blue Award
ego apartment – EGO APARTMENT

ego apartmentの「EGO APARTMENT」をApple Musicで



Kroi – telegraph

Telegraph by Kroi on Apple Music


Hockrockb – Pencil Rocket

黒子首の「ペンシルロケット」をApple Musicで

Saucy Dog – Sunny Bottle

‎Sunny Bottle by Saucy Dog on Apple Music


Chilli Beans. – Chilli Beans.

Chilli Beans. by Chilli Beans. on Apple Music


Deep Sea Diving Club – Let’s Go! DSDC!

Let's Go! DSDC! by Deep Sea Diving Club on Apple Music


Hitsuji Bungaku – our hope

our hope by Hitsujibungaku on Apple Music


BE:1 by BE:FIRST on Apple Music


Marcy – Memory

‎Memory by Marcy on Apple Music


Wanuka – Aonisai

和ぬかの「青二才」をApple Musicで




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