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Forum: Main Forum 2019.06.05, 05:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,557
Posted By shirasagi
I actually bought the Live box set from 2013...

I actually bought the Live box set from 2013 mostly for the sound and so I could replace the DVD audio rips and that worked great. That's not great if this one doesn't hold up to the standard...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.06.03, 04:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,557
Posted By shirasagi
Was the sound better on the TV rip? I haven't...

Was the sound better on the TV rip? I haven't seen either and have been holding out on this, because the Hyakkiyakô concert sounded much better on the official release IIRC (+ included extra footage).
Forum: Main Forum 2019.06.03, 04:12 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
Gotcha, I'll try to make an effort to get around...

Gotcha, I'll try to make an effort to get around to it then. I'm not going to do full-blown translations because that would be really time-consuming, Ringo writes in a rather difficult Japanese for a...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.06.03, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By shirasagi
I feel like we should be reading this...

I feel like we should be reading this interview.
I won't get to Japan before July and it seems like a waste of money to import it to Europe (especially when magazines are easily found in public...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.30, 03:59 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
You're right. Maybe I wasn't being clear and I...

You're right. Maybe I wasn't being clear and I don't mind reading "negative" reviews, like the one on your blog really was good, and I have nothing to push back against with thespidereggs' review and...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.29, 12:59 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
zero, thank you so much for that post. THIS is...

zero, thank you so much for that post. THIS is what I want these forums to be. I do want you to know that I really loved what you had to say. I could finally see things from your perspective. That...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.29, 05:13 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
zeroryouko, I'll try and keep this short so...

zeroryouko, I'll try and keep this short so excuse me, because you obviously took time for that.

Really what I have a problem with is exactly what you address in the very last paragraph. While I...
Forum: Off-Topic (Music) 2019.05.28, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10,157
Views: 1,515,299
Posted By shirasagi
Thanks Fauxie! I'll check it out. I recall...

Thanks Fauxie! I'll check it out. I recall watching a feature on Rina Sawayama on YouTube (I forgot what outlet that was, Pitchfork perhaps?) and finding her very charming.

If you liked the Mondo...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.28, 06:57 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
Thanks! I enjoyed reading that. Much better than...

Thanks! I enjoyed reading that. Much better than the review on Sputnikmusic, which was less of a review of the album and more of an essay on the reviewer's music taste.
Forum: Off-Topic (Music) 2019.05.27, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10,157
Views: 1,515,299
Posted By shirasagi
Man, that's a lot of new stuff, do you care to...

Man, that's a lot of new stuff, do you care to share cherrypicked recommendations?
I know Rina Sawayama readily acknowledged her Utada Hikaru influence, so I'd like to listen to a tip.

And having...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.27, 06:52 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
Thanks for keeping it civil (and constructive!)...

Thanks for keeping it civil (and constructive!) when I admittedly did go on a rant there. I just listened to the album last night, after a pretty exhausting trip, and I honestly did not expect to...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.27, 03:20 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
When I first went through the discussion after...

When I first went through the discussion after listening to the album, I was thinking about raising points in defense of the album, but I'm not going to do that. What's the point? Listening to it...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.16, 04:57 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
So I was reading these "liner notes"...

So I was reading these "liner notes" today: https://sp.universal-music.co.jp/ringo/sandokushi/liner-notes.html?fbclid=IwAR2YS9V-ae2HrGfS0dk7hJxUOPPVFSJNpRo8LdmSW75RlXHvPTEMGaO5BbI

Here are some...
Forum: Off-Topic (Music) 2019.05.04, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10,157
Views: 1,515,299
Posted By shirasagi
Thanks for the constructive and informed...

Thanks for the constructive and informed criticism, Inseu! The next one is dedicated to you (I've noticed some of the casual misogyny you've been throwing around these forums):

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Can't...
Forum: Off-Topic (Music) 2019.05.03, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10,157
Views: 1,515,299
Posted By shirasagi
CAgzfcWAlTo This album is a modern classic. Is it...

CAgzfcWAlTo
This album is a modern classic. Is it just me or did it kind of fly under the radar of mainstream music?
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.03, 12:04 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
Good take!

Good take!
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.03, 04:42 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
Okay, my session expired while I was posting and...

Okay, my session expired while I was posting and I had to log in again and now I see my post appeared two times, and I don't see where I can delete a post. Am I just stupid or does someone have to do...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.03, 04:42 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
I get where your disappointment is coming from...

I get where your disappointment is coming from (my mind went to Kachû no otoko within like three seconds), and that is also why I said that I like the song, I just don't see it as a single. I feel...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.05.02, 01:49 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
I like the new song. Not as a single, but the...

I like the new song. Not as a single, but the release of what is technically an intro to the album and this song suggests to me that this new album might be a more cohesive body of work than what we...
Forum: Off-Topic (Movies, TV & Other Media) 2019.04.11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 144,641
Posted By shirasagi
This is so great to hear! Literally nobody has...

This is so great to hear! Literally nobody has seen it or heard about it around me.

I watched the Netflix documentary Shirkers yesterday, what a bizarre and fascinating story. The outer layer of it...
Forum: Off-Topic (Movies, TV & Other Media) 2019.04.10, 12:31 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 144,641
Posted By shirasagi
Just a quick warning that the movie is probably...

Just a quick warning that the movie is probably going to be about 20% effective if you watch it on a computer. It was made to be seen (and heard - truly one of the best surround sound experiences...
Forum: Off-Topic (Music) 2019.04.10, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,200
Posted By shirasagi
I know, I saw pictures of the OG vinyl years ago....

I know, I saw pictures of the OG vinyl years ago. The discs are also translucent green whereas the reissue are classic black discs, and I think the original pressing was also gatefold?
So if you have...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.04.10, 12:22 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
Could you post a couple of snapshots once they're...

Could you post a couple of snapshots once they're in? I'm sure they're going to look nice but I'm just not buying CDs anymore.
I will probably buy the vinyl once that's out, but as far as I can...
Forum: Main Forum 2019.04.09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,725
Posted By shirasagi
Oops, I forgot to out myself as the Coke song...

Oops, I forgot to out myself as the Coke song fan. In fact I'd like to know what makes it so hateable - is it the autotune, is it Ukigumo or just the mediocrity? It's a long shot from her best...
Forum: Off-Topic (Music) 2019.04.09, 03:10 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 30,228
Posted By shirasagi
I got that sometime in November/December as soon...

I got that sometime in November/December as soon as I found out it exists and I pretty much only listen to the album on vinyl now, it does sound better. "Fuller" perhaps?
Also that day, I found out...
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