Shiina Ringo - Shouso Strip / Winning Strip poll

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Incredible album that pushes everything great about her debut even further

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Kyogenshou / I Am a Liar 2
Stoicism 2
Yokushitsu / Bathroom 1
Honnou / Instinct 1
Gips 1
Yami Ni Furu Ame / A Driving Rain In Darkness 1
Byoushou Public / Sickbed Public 0
Sakana / Titbits 0
Tsuki Ni Makeinu / A Broken Man and Moonlight 0
Tsumi To Batsu / Crime and Punishment 0
Identity 0
Benkai Debussy / Excuse Debussy 0
Izonshou / I Am an Addict 0


ufo, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 19:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Aha!

Based on three or four listens, I'm torn between the monumental Kyogenshou and the monumental Gips, but I will consider the later tracks again now

imago, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 19:35 (two months ago) Permalink

I WANNA BE WITH YOU

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 19:38 (two months ago) Permalink

i think this is "yami ni furu ame" though. those strings

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 19:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah that one is amazing too, astounding songcraft in someone barely out of their teens

imago, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 19:39 (two months ago) Permalink

also i know i should just be thankful her catalog is streaming, but i would really like for her music videos to be available in the us

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 19:42 (two months ago) Permalink

http://sneek-m.tumblr.com/tagged/shoso-strip/chrono there's some good writing about the album here that delves into the lyrical themes and some of her commentary on the album from interviews.

idk if i'm voting for it but Gips really is as good as that sort of huge arena anthem gets

that's a shame if her videos still aren't available in the US, they've been available here for a while now. they're largely good-not-great

ufo, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 19:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, voting Kyogenshou tbh. A truly insanely monstrous opening track. Not unlike...but, well, let's not skip ahead too early...

imago, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 20:10 (two months ago) Permalink

The mastering on this record is a real earkiller.

mick signals, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 20:48 (two months ago) Permalink

this is true of all her records

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:21 (two months ago) Permalink

they're largely good-not-great

this is true. i just really like the "tsumi to batsu" video, hard to separate that image of shiina from the song itself

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:22 (two months ago) Permalink

xp To be sure, but this is the one I always turn off soonest because of it.

mick signals, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:26 (two months ago) Permalink

i feel like the worst one is tokyo jihen's debut

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:28 (two months ago) Permalink

which is about as loud as relationship of command

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:28 (two months ago) Permalink

oh yeah: where's tokyo jihen on streaming :|

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 21:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

ok let's do the big one now

imago, Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:17 (two months ago) Permalink

lj have u heard tokyo jihen

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:33 (two months ago) Permalink

no! initiate me

imago, Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:38 (two months ago) Permalink

checck thiiis shiiiit ouuuut: https://vimeo.com/265450224

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:42 (two months ago) Permalink

first two albums (kyoiku and adult) are as classic as kalk samen imo

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:44 (two months ago) Permalink

rest of the albums are ok

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:46 (two months ago) Permalink

you should also probably listen to "osca" bc i feel in my heart you would love it https://vimeo.com/87332274

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:50 (two months ago) Permalink

awesome, ty. in i go

imago, Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:52 (two months ago) Permalink

'ultramarine weather' very cute!

'osca' is enormous omg

imago, Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:59 (two months ago) Permalink

i shall surely be on the lookout for those albums

now if ufo would kindly wake up and poll kalk samen

imago, Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Stoicism, eh?

mick signals, Friday, 15 June 2018 17:04 (two months ago) Permalink

It may not be the one with a noise turntablist scratching with a copy of Cluster's 'Curiosum' but it's the one I coted for

Milton Parker, Friday, 15 June 2018 19:15 (two months ago) Permalink

/voted

Milton Parker, Friday, 15 June 2018 19:15 (two months ago) Permalink

I voted for Kyogenshou, a perfect opener - the flute at the beginning really makes it. this album is my favourite thing she's done, it's the perfect blend of rock anthems and more experimental arrangements

I agree that the first two Tokyo Jihen albums are completely essential. on their albums after that the other members write much more of the music and the results are a bit more inconsistent, though there are plenty of great songs she didn't write throughout their discography including Ideal Days for Ultramarine and OSCA

ufo, Saturday, 16 June 2018 15:49 (two months ago) Permalink


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