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坂本龍一 [Ryuichi Sakamoto] - 1996
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1996 Ratings: #39
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The album equivalent to standing on a bus stop in the winter snow without even a gust of wind, in deafening silence.


Every Ryuichi project leaves me with a feeling, a bittersweet feeling that no other artist has managed to reproduce on me. Simply saying, no other musician has ever moved me more than Mr. Sakamoto

In this - which i believe is his best project - i felt like moving on, and not looking behind. The mixture of fear of what’s to come and the high expectations coupled with the sadness of leaving all that you ever knew, turning it all into a memory - a beautiful painting that exists only in your ... read more


ゴリラがバナナをくれる日- 8
Rain (I Want a Divorce)- 9
美貌の青空- 9
The Last Emperor- 9
1919- 8
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence- 10
M.A.Y. in the Backyard- 8
The Sheltering Sky Theme- 8
A Tribute to N.J.P.- 8
High Heels (Main Theme)- 8
青猫のトルソ- 8
The Wuthering Heights- 8
Parolibre- 8
Acceptance (End Credit) -Little Buddha-8
Before Long- 9
Bring Them Home- 8


Great classical record. Sounds fresh and thought provoking. This man did it all. I wouldn’t even be surprised he had a full trap based recorded mixtape laying somewhere with only bangers.


album of the day
really great modern classical record. since i don't know too much about the genre, i can't really give this album the praise it deserves, but man. this is great. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is an incredible track. in terms of sheer beauty, this project is almost second to none. i'm floored.
FAV TRACK: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

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Added on: July 21, 2017