Fanclub (album)

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Fanclub
Asian Kung-fu Generation Fanclub.jpg
Studio album by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Released March 15, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Indie rock, alternative rock
Length 50:47
Label Ki/oon/Okami
KSCL-945
Producer Asian Kung-fu Generation
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION chronology
Sol-fa
(2004)Sol-fa2004
Fanclub
(2006)
Feedback File
(2006)Feedback File2006
Singles from Fanclub
  1. "Blue Train"
    Released: November 30, 2005
  2. "World Apart"
    Released: February 15, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Fanclub (ファンクラブ, Fankurabu) is the third studio album by Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation, released on March 15, 2006. The album peaked at number three on Oricon charts and sold 253,137 copies by year's end, eventually becoming the 48th album of the year.[2] The album included two singles, "Blue Train," which reached number five on the charts, and "World Apart," which earned the band their very first number-one single.

Title meaning[edit]

The album title "fanclub" is derived from the members' disposition toward creativity, their desire to be devoted followers not only of rock, but every type of music and its unique aspects and capabilities. The title also reflects their wish for people to love and live with the music in everyday life.[verification needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Masafumi Gotō, except:

No. Title Length
1. "Waltz in Code" (暗号のワルツ Angō no Warutsu) 4:25
2. "World Apart" (ワールドアパート Wārudo Apāto) 4:29
3. "Blackout" (ブラックアウト Burakkuauto) 5:19
4. "Primrose" (桜草 Sakurasō) 3:53
5. "Rabbit in the Back Alley" (路地裏のうさぎ Rojiura no Usagi) 2:47
6. "Blue Train" (ブルートレイン Burū Torein) 4:19
7. "Midwinter Dance" (真冬のダンス Mafuyu no Dansu) 3:25
8. "Butterfly" (バタフライ Batafurai) 4:44
9. "Senseless" (センスレス Sensuresu) 5:36
10. "Moonlight" (月光 Gekkō) 6:22
11. "Tightrope" (タイトロープ Taito Rōpu) 5:28

B-sides[edit]

Song Length B-side of
"Road Movie" 4:23 "Blue Train"
"Tobenai Sakana" 2:57
"Gekkō" 6:21
"Eien ni" 3:09 "World Apart"
"Uso to Wonderland" 2:27

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak positions
2006 Oricon 3
World Chart 7[3]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak positions
Oricon
2005 "Blue Train" 5
2006 "World Apart" 1

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