Spending Eternity In A Japanese Convenience Store

Forests - Spending Eternity In A Japanese Convenience Store
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January 1, 2019 / Release Date
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liammenzies
72
Apologies in advance for the upcoming metaphor but it’s hard not to pop the cherry of the new year and find the first record that everyone will be wanting to fawn over, it’s just part and parcel of wanting to be a trailblazer. In that sense, Forests are going to be the opening act of 2019 having dropped their sophomore release on New Year’s Day no less meaning that they’ll get a bit of a spotlight before the gold rush is over.

When it comes to most Midwestern emo music, ... read more
MusicSucks
67
interesting little midwest-emo math-rock pop-punk thingy with some screaming vocals. has its highs but I cant say I liked the production or that I want to come back to this
ChrisMan
95
Spending Eternity In A Japanese Convenience Store is just a fun listen. Everything that that forests have to say has definitely been said before but the way they deliver each song is really something else. With strange references and an energetic production you really can't go wrong with this emo-rock album.

Best song: Kawaii Hawaii
Worst song: How's Leaving Coming Along?
75
With a genre so well-traversed as Midwestern Emo and all of its similar brothers, it can be hard to stand out - but Forests deliver with a tidy little album. Well-crafted enough to capture the imagination early on in the year, the blend of pop-punk, math-rock and midwest emo sounds is relatively balanced.

Whilst the album does endure brief moments of monotony, each song is different enough to avoid falling into a repetitive cycle. The pacing is solid throughout barring the first track, Kawaii ... read more
Toasterqueen12
87
Holy hell, this is really good.
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Track List

  1. Kawaii Hawaii
  2. Perfect Worst Team, Ya Know?
  3. Goldust
  4. This Town Needs Fun
  5. Cirrus Clouds
  6. You Must Be Fun at Parties
  7. I Miss Your Dog (More Than I Miss You)
  8. Tater Tots
  9. How's Leaving Coming Along?
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Added on: January 2, 2019