SAWAYAMA (Deluxe Edition)

Rina Sawayama - SAWAYAMA (Deluxe Edition)
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December 4, 2020 / Release Date
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Dirty Hit / Label
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MattsReviews
54
I'm sorry Rina... I'm gonna do it again..

Okay, I understand it's a reissue, and these are Bonus/Throwaway/Remix tracks, but that does not excuse the fact these are just really decent/average tracks. It seems lazily made and was just released to make some extra cash at the end of the year to capitalize on the last bits of the SAWAYAMA hype. Even big fans of Rina don't like this. So it makes me ask...

Why was this released?

My guess is just solely for money, cause I can't find why people ... read more
TomBejoy
69
Me, someone who gave Sawayama a 96, thinks this is middling? Surprising.

As a fan, I’m expected to like this, so I guess it’s a 69. (Now laugh ye pig)

What I appreciate about this new remix LP is that she sounds youthful, happy and pleased with her newfound fame. But it seems like the sleeper hit status of Sawayama, the live shows, the genius interview etc. has made the stuff she churns out feel more rushed and unrefined.

considering the fact she dropped the avant-pop ... read more
Scre4meh
55
She ain't lucid at all,is she?

I was expecting this to be completely unnecessary the moment Lucid came out and i was definetly right. I understand it's a quick one,but these are simple throwaways that really aren't worth the listen. The cover ok "We Out Here" is the only decent track,decent for the standards that "SAWAYAMA" set. Love how the contrast between Lucid and the original tracks is clear as day here.
55/100
Ok
Fsv Track: We Out Here
Least Fav: Lucid

Deluxe ... read more
imafraidof
69
This reissue was well... unnecessary. It is a lovely treat for the fans yes, but she could've added so many more better tracks on the reissue than the ones we have here. And one of the tracks, Bees & Honey being this short is a crime. It's clear that the re-issue uses leftovers from Sawayama (thank god).

Lucid is generic and boring, We Out Here is like a Walmart XS, Bees & Honey is too short, Love It If We Made It is actually a decent cover and the remixes/acoustic versions of other ... read more
nug
38
I'm glad these tracks didn't make the final cut.

First of all, none of them fit the quirky pop vibe that the standard-issue SAWAYAMA has, second of all, most of the songs would easily outshined by the original ones, and lastly, some of these songs SUCK. All three (non-live/non-remix) new songs on the deluxe are bad, with a commercial and compressed feeling that's uncannily basic for an artist of Sawayama's quality. The live/acoustic versions are passable at best, corny at worst ... read more
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Track List

Disc 1:

  1. Dynasty
  2. XS
  3. STFU!
  4. Comme des Garçons (Like The Boys)
  5. Akasaka Sad
  6. Paradisin'
  7. Love Me 4 Me
  8. Bad Friend
  9. Fuck This World (Interlude)
  10. Who’s Gonna Save U Now?
  11. Tokyo Love Hotel
  12. Chosen Family
  13. Snakeskin

Disc 2:

  1. LUCID
  2. We Out Here (Bonus Track)
  3. Bees & Honey (Bonus Track)
  4. Love It If We Made It
  5. XS (Live)
  6. STFU! (Acoustic)
  7. Bad Friend (Acoustic)
  8. Chosen Family (Acoustic)
  9. Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys) (Pabllo Vittar Remix)
  10. XS (Remix) (Feat Bree Runway)
  11. Bad Friend (Dream Wife Remix)
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Added on: November 25, 2020