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Forum: Main Forum 2019.09.19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 192
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Posted By thespidereggs
What do you think of the album as a whole?

What do you think of the album as a whole?
Forum: Main Forum 2019.09.11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Which accomplishments do you mean specifically?...

Which accomplishments do you mean specifically? Interestingly, in terms of melody, Kakeochisha didn't come to mind as much as others like TOKYO, Ma Cherie, and Jiyuu-dom (the melody is the saving...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.09.07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Still beats the SUNNY copy-and-paste style album...

Still beats the SUNNY copy-and-paste style album cover.

But yea to your second point, I agree her melodies are consistently strong. It seems like the main issues people have recently are the choice...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.08.23, 10:59 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
I can dig it. She's certainly flirted with the...

I can dig it. She's certainly flirted with the chanson style many times and despite the ever-present big band arrangement it almost feels like fresh territory.

I look forward to hearing the album...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.07.16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Here...

Here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2204751324/) you go. ^_^

It's pretty active. Based on the low activity here I thought Ringo's fan base had really shrinked, but turns out people just moved...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.07.14, 07:59 AM
Replies: 192
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Posted By thespidereggs
^ That about sums it up haha. It's a fun little...

^ That about sums it up haha. It's a fun little ditty.



For sure, the outrage on the Facebook group is palpable. Maybe I don't have enough context on Ongaku no Hi but from what it sounds like is...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.06.23, 08:47 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Still haven't watched it (which maybe says...

Still haven't watched it (which maybe says something), even as a song that's grown on me immensely. But yikes, it has less than a million views even. Pretty weak.

I'm surprised she hasn't made a PV...
Forum: Product Reviews & Information 2019.06.23, 08:42 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 167,403
Posted By thespidereggs
https://imgur.com/C4I97HK.jpg Today's the 10th...

https://imgur.com/C4I97HK.jpg

Today's the 10th anniversary of SG! Strange to think the album that got me into Shiina Ringo is a decade old now. And still it's held up quite well as a cohesive work....
Forum: Main Forum 2019.06.02, 01:40 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Here's Ringo on NHK SONGS performing Tori to Hebi...

Here's Ringo on NHK SONGS performing Tori to Hebi to Buta, Jiyuu-dom, and TOKYO: Link (https://www.bilibili.com/video/av54323350/?redirectFrom=h5)
Forum: Main Forum 2019.06.02, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By thespidereggs
I remember reading about this on FB. Does anyone...

I remember reading about this on FB. Does anyone know what she specifically said there?
Forum: Main Forum 2019.06.02, 12:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,948
Posted By thespidereggs
I agree with this general point, but with the...

I agree with this general point, but with the caveat that there's a worthy distinction between saying:
(1) Shiina Ringo's output in the last few years is not up to snuff
(2) Shiina Ringo is no longer...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.31, 06:10 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
I remember talk of that around the time Sanmon...

I remember talk of that around the time Sanmon Gossip came out. Was there ever confirmation? It's definitely plausible.
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.31, 01:44 PM
Replies: 192
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Posted By thespidereggs
According to the liner notes, the album is...

According to the liner notes, the album is "in memory of David Bowie, Pierre Barouh & Roy Hargrove"

I'm not a big enough fan to dissect the connection here although you can obviously make a...
Forum: Introductions 2019.05.31, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 153,115
Posted By thespidereggs
I think that tends to be the case for many new...

I think that tends to be the case for many new Ringo-heads! Welcome to EMF!
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.31, 09:53 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Here's Shiina Ringo and Sakurai Atsushi...

Here's Shiina Ringo and Sakurai Atsushi performing Kakeochi-mono on Music Station: Link...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.31, 08:48 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
It's samey but I dig it. The vocal melody seems...

It's samey but I dig it. The vocal melody seems memorable and SAPS is a reliable collaborator. The track seems well balanced and I get similar vibes to Usurahi Shinjuu. Plus it doesn't hurt that...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.29, 08:33 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
My review below - I wanted to take a few days and...

My review below - I wanted to take a few days and repeated listens to unpack my feelings about the album, even as they're still crystallizing...


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Some general thoughts before I dive deeper...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.25, 02:05 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Shiina-san performed Tori to Ebi to Buta live on...

Shiina-san performed Tori to Ebi to Buta live on CDTV this weekend: Link here (https://vimeo.com/338468990?fbclid=IwAR2lD63kY9mldJw_5g9f7_A19TjYeMGQT5i4pFlFy1UjaFgdv4R1AjZ9fhQ).

Also, Shiina and...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Ahhh, so that's where this classic KZK promo was...

Ahhh, so that's where this classic KZK promo was shot:

https://i.imgur.com/ghdl9If.png
(Larger res) (https://i.imgur.com/7CzqUua.jpg)

16 years later and full circle?
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.02, 06:49 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Who's saying this now? Haha I get much of the...

Who's saying this now? Haha

I get much of the criticism, but it seems reductive to characterize people who enjoy the new tracks or have more nuanced opinions as "apologists". Reading some comments...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.02, 10:01 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Probably not, but paired with the previous single...

Probably not, but paired with the previous single Niwatori to Hebi to Buta the new sound seems at least to be consistently darker, heavier and more orient-inspired.

We'll see if the other new...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.01, 07:56 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Nope, you just have a different opinion. Own it!...

Nope, you just have a different opinion. Own it! B)

The new single didn't immediately grasp me the way that Niwatori to Hebi to Buta did, but it's grown on me with repeated listening. Ringo's voice...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.01, 11:24 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Does anyone...

Does anyone else...?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c3/Born_This_Way_album_cover.png

The new track isn't on Spotify US yet but I gotta hear this! :P
Forum: Main Forum 2019.04.30, 07:12 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Lmao. I love it. It's definitely a statement...

Lmao. I love it. It's definitely a statement :wakka:

To be fair the limited edition cover is cropped slightly better:
Forum: Main Forum 2019.04.22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,664
Posted By thespidereggs
Maybe. I'm suspending judgment til I hear the...

Maybe. I'm suspending judgment til I hear the album in its full context. Based on the available tracks I think it could def be a more cohesive listen at least. Having 獣ゆく細道 come in after...
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