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5.0 out of 5 stars A gem..., 6 Jun 2007
This review is from: Citrus (Audio CD)
The fact that 'Asobi Seksu' translates literally into 'playful sex' should give you a small insight into what you're likely to be getting from this album. Where the first album might have seemed a little too brash in places, nearly everything about 'Citrus' is so accomplished, refined, and downright transcendent that it could very well stand alongside Loveless as a modernized shoegaze staple, bringing exactly the right amount of noise, swirling affects, and sound balance to a record simply drenched in dreamy layers of guitar noise and static. Somehow, Asobi manage to map the uncharted territory where My Bloody Valentine and The Smiths might meet for drinks, whilst maintaining their sugary pop sensibilities. Singer Yuki's breathy sweet nothings in Japanese lie atop guitars and keys that pulse, ebb and build to climaxes that would wear Mogwai out. "It's never felt like this", she croons on 'Walk On The Moon'. And she's not wrong.
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