J-Music Exchange/Rate is a segment I do with my good friend/fellow Japanese music fan Leap250 where we both exchange albums each month and later review them on our respective blogs. We also base our album choices on a specific theme each month; with past examples being ‘first discoveries’, ‘unique vocal stylings’, ‘idols’, and ‘music player mainstays’.

This series began back in 2019 but after a long hiatus, it was revived in May of 2020. Since then, we’ve written reviews every month with the intent of introducing brand new albums to each other, as well as to readers.


Below, you will find every J-Music Exchange/Rate review, in chronological order, that myself and Leap have written so far. Please note that in order to open a review post, you must click the caption rather than the photo (because WordPress, for some stupid reason, does not allow you to embed links onto images in a gallery). Also, the ★ symbol signifies that that review was written by Leap and the corresponding link will take you to his blog.