椎名林檎 [Sheena Ringo] - Muzai Moratorium
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Based on 72 ratings
1999 Ratings: #23
Liked by 4 people
February 24, 1999 / Release Date
LP / Format
Toshiba EMI / Label
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Allofasudden
88
God, this album was monstrous!! This is what the 90s tokyo sounds like!!
Well, I fortunately speak the language so I decided to start some J-pop album reviews, and the first one starts with a project by the most appreciated artist in the country.

Ringo Sheena, known as an artist who writes the most enchanting, erotic lyrics spilled everything out on this album. She's using that archaic traditional Japanese and these extremely impressive expressions in her writings. Especially on tracks like ... read more
Moon300
90
Old score: 80
New score: 90

I've always found Shiina Ringo extremely talented. I loved half of her debut and I never found any bad music. However, I went to listen after some time and found that this album is gold, excellent. Aged just like wine, now the arrangements sound better, pure melodic rock, "heavy and clean".
mohanassss
100
didn't understand a word
95
Revolutionized Japanese music with this album
Yaysuz
91
Per the request of a friend, I was recommended to check out the bizarre world of j-rock, which I previously had no experience with. And this was going to be the record that was going kick-off my adventure.

And let me just say that this was an absolute blast. Ringo Sheena (or is it Sheena Ringo, as it appears on Spotify?), makes it clear from the get-go that she is not messing around, and is looking to push some boundaries (which I did not know j-rock had). The opening song 正しい街 ... read more
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Added on: January 4, 2017