Spending Eternity In A Japanese Convenience Store

Forests - Spending Eternity In A Japanese Convenience Store
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Based on 45 ratings
2019 Ratings: #957
January 1, 2019 / Release Date
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ACreativeName
45
"""Excuse me are you Bjork?
'Cause you're out of this world"""
cute
72
While very close to your standard catchy, poppy modern emo, Forests deliver an album that stands out from the rest of the pile from its beginning almost solely due to its energy. The feeling of a group of kids playing in a garage carries throughout, helped by the production which gives a bedroom-y feel to the music but not to the point where it becomes "bandcamp emo", although at times when it slows down that energy can quickly dissipate and makes for some pretty dead ... read more
luna128
65
"You're the best I ever had in my stupid life / So why do I always feel like a bed you don't remember / Falling asleep in?"
Damn. Me too, guy.
PipePanic
70
Whoever thought thought pop punk and math rock could have worked so well together? This album is a nice treat to the ears, if not slightly corny. It's well performed, with pleasant performances and a catchy, pop filled delivery. And it is quite interesting and well made...if not slightly unmemorable. It's got one hell of a final number, but the way to get there is kinda boring pop punk math core stuff. The more technical stuff in the album is really interesting, but theres not that much here ... read more
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
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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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