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Old 2021.06.17, 09:45 AM   #31
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["If the opener and closer aren't the most memorable, they do a good job of bookending the album in a cohesively satisfying way."]

THEY SHOULD HAVE EXTENDED THEM TO FULL SONGS. Get the airtime from some other songs, like the forgettable singles.

Foretaste and Breather are the undeniable banging cream of the gems for me. Both of them on repeat despite Breather being too short.

Blue Period sure is fun, but doesn't have enough hook.


["It's quickly becoming my favorite since Sports"]

But for me, Sports and Daihakken still hit more than they miss in terms of being a collection of tracks. Also, Sports has Sweet Spot. )

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EDIT: Foretaste reminds me of Suberidai/Slide
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Old 2021.06.19, 01:30 PM   #32
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X-posting from JPS since that board is kinda dead:

Old Jihen would have closed this album with 薬漬/Overdose.

And does anyone feel like the mastering of this album is kinda muddy/veiled?

I think 銀河民/The Galactic Man was the highlight track for me on the first listen.
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Old 2021.06.19, 07:52 PM   #33
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Honestly I've given up entirely on mastering when it comes to Shiina Ringo/Tokyo Jihen


It's always a shitshow.
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Old 2021.06.20, 09:23 AM   #34
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That's it. The Ringo trademark. Muddy but Sibilant.

We just need to wait for a live version where the all-powerful ear-damaged Ringo don't take part in the post-prod.
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Originally Posted by fernan1234 View Post
X-posting from JPS since that board is kinda dead:

Old Jihen would have closed this album with 薬漬/Overdose.

And does anyone feel like the mastering of this album is kinda muddy/veiled?

I think 銀河民/The Galactic Man was the highlight track for me on the first listen.
>Old Jihen would have closed this album with 薬漬/Overdose.

This! According to Sheena herself (in Liner Voice+), 一服 is supposed to serve as a sort of "bonus track" or "end roll," thanking listeners for listening to the album to its last track.

She also straight up said this song is supposed to sound like SMAP (lol) and similar idol songs. She personally would like for this song to show their recognition (and appreciation?) for the more pop-y genre of music.
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Old 2021.06.20, 07:38 PM   #36
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Another random thought: At least no one can accuse her/them of being Japanese supremacists now that they have some Korean in their lyrics!
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Originally Posted by fernan1234 View Post
Another random thought: At least no one can accuse her/them of being Japanese supremacists now that they have some Korean in their lyrics!
Interesting, I speak some Korean but didn't catch that. Where did they include Korean lyrics?

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Old Jihen would have closed this album with 薬漬/Overdose.
Kusurizuke would have made a fantastic closing track. New Ringo seems all about the intro/epilogue tracks which I don't mind, although I could have used a solid 10 minutes of the band jamming out on Kujaku tbh.

Besides, Ippuku is still way less jarring than Onna no Ko was on Daihakken.

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Interesting, I speak some Korean but didn't catch that. Where did they include Korean lyrics?
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I've been so busy lately and suddenly EMF is alive again /o/
I still have to listen to the new album >_<
maybe until the end of this week I can catch a break and listen to it to post my mini review here
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Do you think there's a chance they'd do a post-2012 compilation in the future? Or is it always going to include everything right from the start?
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