I am freakin sick of people on youtube saying how much they like the music in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad better in English than Japanese purely for the reason that, quote "the english voice actors pronounce the words better, so the music sounds better." IGNORANT!! Obviously these people have not actually WATCHED the anime in Japanese. One of the over riding themes of the entire anime is a LANGUAGE BARRIER. They are not supposed to know how to speak English, and the 2 who do, do not sing. Why can't people understand this? The anime has so much more meaning this way, and the songs also.
Think of it this way... Do most J-Rock or J-Pop singers that sing in English speak with a perfect English accent when they sing in English? NO! Sometimes you can't even tell they are singing in English at all. Would these same people who claim the English Beck songs are better use the same argument to tell people that songs sung by Hyde of L'Arc~en~Ciel or Gackt would sound better if they were sung by people who sing with a perfect English accent? I highly doubt it. Those people are music Legends in the J-Rock world. The people singing in the Japanese Beck songs ARE in real J-Rock bands. The english singers are just voice actors. Hmm... I wonder who would sound better?
Ridiculous. Simply Ridiculous. I have the entire Beck soundtrack in Japanese and I love and appreciate it for all of it, the singing, the meaning, the themes, EVERYTHING.
People need to see the big picture.