Whenever I have to pick up my niece and nephew from school, I try to pick music for the ride home that is both something they could possibly like and also won't get me in trouble with their parents for exposing them to bad words. Last time, I decided I'd play them this new record from Kero Kero Bonito. I thought they would pick up on how fun Bonito Generation is, but instead they asked me "Do you listen to any normal music?". Needless to say I was offended. I thought kids liked pop music, but I guess they're into only Disney music, whatever. Anyway, this album is literally the most fun album of the year. It's pop music, but the production feels like the type of electronic music that I imagine everyone in the UK grew up on, maybe with some PC music stylings thrown in. A third of the lyrics are in Japanese, and the rest are all childlike wonder at things like taking breaks, jumping on trampolines, and being in a new city. I know that might not be the best way to sell someone on the album, but believe me the album in infectious. If you like electronic music, pop music, or fun, you're gonna want to hear this record before you make those best of the year lists.
P.S. The music videos from the album are also really great.