- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 14.48 x 11.43 x 1.27 cm; 113.4 g
- メーカー : Friendly Fire
- EAN : 0065660582662, 0656605826622
- 製造元リファレンス : 4
- オリジナル盤発売日 : 2006
- レーベル : Friendly Fire
- ASIN : B000FEBWBC
- ディスク枚数 : 1
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 223,289位ミュージック (の売れ筋ランキングを見るミュージック)
It's hard to not like a good-looking, female-fronted, Brooklyn-based band whose name translates loosely as "playful sex." The obvious vocal comparisons are to shoegazers and goths of twelve to thirty years agoSiouxsie, Spirea X, Lush, Kate Bush, and the Cocteauu Twins. Singing in Japanese and English, vocalist Yuki's heavily reverbed voice is sensual and strong at the same time. But there's more of a manic, vaguely garage band energy evident on Citrus, the group's sophomore release (a vast improvement over their scattered debut). It's clear now that they're far closer to Blondie than My Bloody Valentine or Loop. The band has a woozy sound, but it's also tightly controlled and highly melodic, propelled by Interpol-ish bass lines. It's not "original" music, but it is very pleasant stuff, the ideal soundtrack to a hot affair in some futuristic hotel tucked away downtown, or out near the airport. --Mike McGonigal
Asobi Seksu's second album, Citrus: thirteen slices of guitar-swirling, sweet-and-sour, bilingual dream pop. Asobi Seksu (colloquial Japanese for "playful sex") released its debut album in 2004 to significant critical acclaim, winning rave reviews from the New York Times, Nylon, Under the Radar, YRB, and XLR8R, among others. A powerful, sweeping album, sung in both English and Japanese, that showcases Yuki and James' ever-growing songwriting skills.
Ultimately, for any fan of shoegaze, alternative pop, or luscious female vocals, Citrus is a must-have. And, for any fan that enjoys this record, definitely check out their debut, which is a competent, if not quite as dynamic, record. Definitely one of the best of 2006.
such as Asobi Seksu. Anyway, my nephew asked me to fix his messed up Ipod and by chance I just stumbled into this great CD while testing the unit.
Start from the second track, the sounds came in crashing till you feel all tingly, blissfully totally emerged in its cocoon like surrounding . Some songs are sung in Japanese, but I would not care what the heck the singer is singing about. I just enjoy this addictive, poppy swirling sounds which made my long commute much, much less bearable. This is definitely a joyful discovery for me this year . Asobi very much reminds me of Joy Division, with mix of Blondie and Billy Corgan - all are singing in incomprehensible Japanese verses .