Asobi Seksu   Asobi Seksu
3.4
great
Release Date: 2004
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3.5 greatNytro | March 26th 14

Walk On The Moon is pure ecstasy. Great album. Has a few duds, but overall it's solid.

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3.5 greatAggravatedYeti | May 10th 09

To look back on this now after listening to both 'Citrus' and 'Hush' at length almost give's the New York shoegaze band a sense of history and place. Asobi Seksu's 2004 self titled debut presents a band with a clear set of skills and an honest vision but the lack of any direction. Tracks like opener 'I'm Happy But You Don't Like Me' or 'Walk On The Moon' present clear indications that band members Yuki Chikudate (vocals, keyboards) and James Hanna (guitar, vocals) know what they'd like to do, just not exactly how to get there. The songs are accessible, containing fun loving bouncy grooves, coupled with 1-2-1, verse-chorus-verse build ups that all have extremely satisfying ascensions and conclusions, 'Asobi Seksu' is a gem. It is however a gem because on subsequent albums the band showcases their maturation with not only layering tracks (see 'Citrus' and the 10 levels of sound in each song) but handling chaos with beauty. While 'Asobi Seksu' is hardly a bad album, it feels misplaced, unfinished and a bit cranky at times. This is all however mixed with the bands obvious prowess of distortion control & song structure plus they make some truly amazing music here -- other times it sounds like 'It's Too Late'.

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3.5 greatRaconteFury | November 11th 17
3.0 goodg u t t e r b o y | October 2nd 17
4.0 excellentbeethovensEP | June 17th 17
4.0 excellentAcquiescence | May 10th 17
3.0 goodscaruffi | March 11th 17
4.0 excellentSp00kyGr00ves | February 27th 17
3.0 goodDemon of the Fall | February 24th 17
3.0 goodEmperorRyker | December 2nd 16
3.0 goodDivaman | October 14th 16
3.0 goodSandbitchButthole | May 5th 16
3.0 goodhal1ax | June 17th 15
3.5 greatklickittyklakk | May 6th 15
3.5 greatDarkan93 | February 8th 15
4.0 excellentMoeLester | February 8th 15
3.5 greatSkaCali | June 13th 14
4.0 excellentFuzzyxPickles | May 30th 14
4.5 superbItchyButthole421 | April 12th 14
4.0 excellentGrandpaSeth3000 | April 11th 14
3.5 greatZombicidalMan | March 29th 14
2.0 poorsickpriest | March 7th 14
3.5 greatTheManMachine | August 23rd 13
3.0 goodLC437 | December 18th 12
4.0 excellentyonyohnson | November 7th 12
3.0 goodiLock | October 15th 12
3.0 goodwfaber123 | July 27th 12
3.0 goodpsykonaut | July 12th 11
3.5 greatGhoztking | April 1st 11
3.5 greatconfusionisben | February 14th 11
3.0 goodRagingStorm | February 9th 11
4.0 excellentOutOfMyself | December 6th 10
4.0 excellentIre | September 4th 10
3.5 greatlblelnl | July 28th 10
3.0 goodCorporateRape | June 27th 10
3.5 greatwolfninjakpjoker | May 18th 10
3.0 goodHangthedj | May 14th 10
3.0 goodikubak | February 2nd 10
3.5 greatrichravens | November 24th 09
3.5 greatFenty | October 10th 09

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